Hard to believe another week has gone by and it’s (almost) mid-May already. Fairly certain the teachers aren’t crying themselves to sleep over this, if their weekly countdown is any indication…
I’ve been busy working on a number of projects including replacing a few large pieces of flashing, mortar repair (exterior as well as at the interior fireplace), a tile replacement caused by a plumber (not mine!) dropping his tools, and a master bath remodel that is halfway complete and will be featured here soon. This is the floor tile selected by the client, which was my first hint that they would be incredible to work with. I've not been disappointed ;)
The prints for my new build in Quail Valley are almost complete and have taken a very different turn from what’s featured on the Current Projects page here. While there’s plenty to like about the home pictured, it felt at odds with the lot and the neighborhood and I just won’t fight a bad feeling or try to force a plan to fit if it just doesn’t. I should have some images and a description up on the site in the next few weeks and as soon as the rendering is complete, the home will be listed for sale. Through this process as well as many remodel consultations, one question comes up with frequency – how do you know? How do you know the roofline is right? How do you know the kitchen layout will flow properly? How do you know the colors will work?
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
Sometimes, I don’t. In this world, certainty seems to be vanishing at an astonishing rate and very little feels permanent. For a control junkie like me, this is terrifying and has the potential to lead to absolute decision paralysis. But the flip side – and there’s always a flip side – is that *most* things can be fixed. Not always easily, perfectly, or cheaply – but just as lumber goes up, it can come back down. Tiles can be broken; grout can be dug out using a pencil. Hardwood planks can be torn up and the glue scraped up only to be replaced with new, perfect pieces. Walls can be repainted, holes can be patched, light fixtures can be relocated. I’ve had the pleasure of working on many of these “fixes” for clients lately and can tell you with absolute certainty that it always feels impossible until it’s done.
I love bold colors but shy away from using them in my own home. There are some gorgeous kitchens out there featuring rich shades and while they are lovely and intriguing, I’m not sure they are a fit for my personality.
Half measures however, might be just the thing in this case. Plus, if it’s an absolute fail, all that has to be remedied is the island. Glass half full, right?
That said, which projects are you contemplating? Do you have something around the house that just isn’t right – either as a result of someone’s mistake or simply not to your taste? Or something you’d love to do but require a push to move forward? Please get in touch today for a no-pressure consultation – you’ll be glad you did.
*All photos courtesy of Houzz
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