Make Your Door a Welcoming Spot

I was recently vacationing in Maine and ran across a number of homes with eaves that had very little overhang and no roof extension over the front door, such as the one in the photo […]

Sink Cabinet for a Small Bathroom

If  you are adding a second floor or remodeling a room, you might find that you have a small space in which to add a powder room.  It’s always nice to have an extra bathroom […]

Window Shape and Placement Considerations

I was out walking in the neighborhood recently and saw this house down at the end of the cul-de-sac.  It is a relatively new house and I like the use of different kinds of materials […]

Air Conditioning Option for a Small Space


When I was in Mexico recently, I rented a small house in the city of Merida, on the Yucatan Peninsula.  Each bedroom had an individual air conditioning unit mounted high on the wall which not […]

Some Thoughts About Exhaust Fans

I have had a few experiences with exhaust fans in the houses I’ve owned.  The first house I ever owned had a non-vented range hood in the kitchen.  There was no particular reason why the […]

New Cabinet Knobs for a New Look

Are the cabinet knobs in your kitchen old and worn?  Is the finish wearing off?  A fairly quick and easy way to get a new look for your cabinets is to replace the old knobs […]

Light for a Laundry Closet

My washer and dryer are next to the kitchen in a closet-like space behind bifold doors.  If I had been designing the space, I probably would not have included lighting since it is such a […]

How Do You Like Your Kitchen Sink?

I was visiting the house of a friend of mine recently.  He had done a beautiful kitchen extension and remodel a few years ago.  He enlarged the kitchen itself, put in an island (complete with […]

Summer Shade for a Window

In the house that I am living, there is a large window in the garage.  It works really well for letting in light and because it faces due west, the sun warms the garage up […]

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