Design Decisions

  • Design Decisions

    The Best White Paint Colors for Exteriors

    So how do you choose the right white paint color for the exterior of your house? There are so many whites to choose from, the decision can be overwhelming. In my opinion, you don’t want to use a white that is too bright, especially on the exterior of your house. If you do, your house will be blinding to look at in full sunlight.

    March 18, 2019
  • Design Decisions, New House

    Master Bathroom Inspiration and Ideas

    As we are in the planning stage of our new custom build, it is very important to think about each detail and each room. Henry and I plan each room separately. They will all follow the same overall theme, but each will have features making them unique.

    March 5, 2019
  • Design Decisions, New House

    Painted Brick: Exterior and Interior

    Painted brick is always a controversial topic. Some people love it, and others think it is a sin to paint over brick no matter how ugly or dated the brick looks. Thoughts on the matter may vary in different parts of the country, but in our area it is a touchy subject. However, Henry and I both love the look of painted brick and are planning on using it on the exterior, and also in a few places on the interior of the new house.

    January 8, 2019
  • Design Decisions, Kitchen, New House

    Vaulted Ceilings in the Kitchen: Pros and Cons

    We’ve officially found an architect to design our new house, which we’ll be talking about more in an upcoming article. In our initial chat with them, we discussed what we have in mind for the exterior and interior. One thing that is a must for me is vaulted ceilings in the main living area. I want it to run all the way through from the great room into the kitchen. Henry is on board for it in the great room, but not not so much in the kitchen. To help us come to a decision, we thought it would be a good idea to lay out some pros and cons.

    December 18, 2018