Meet Our Q2-2018 Blair Anderson Award Winner, Nina Carhuaricra

The SDB team would like to congratulate Nina Carhuaricra for being awarded the Blair Anderson award for Quarter 2. Nina has been an Interior Designer with us for 3 ½ years and works with our clients to bring their dream home to life.

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Meet our  Blair Anderson Award Winner for Quarter 1. 

Cory Fields congratulates Ray Taber.

Congratulations to Ray Taber for being awarded SDB’s Blair Anderson Award. Ray has been with us for almost a year and brings 16 years of professional construction experience to our team. 

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Project Spotlight: 2015 National COTY Award Winning Residential Interior

Opposites Attract – Rustic & Contemporary Styles Create Perfect Open Concept

CREATING AN OPEN FLOORPLAN AND AIRY SPACE

Our clients had expected that they would need to add an addition to their ranch-style home to achieve their goals. We surprised them with a design that would not just meet their needs, but exceed their expectations while taking into account a tight budget. Without touching the exterior of the roof, interior walls were removed and a vaulted ceiling was added to allow easy entertaining and improve light flow through the entire first floor. A new combined dining and living room area greet visitors and offer a peek at the fantastic rustic/contemporary aesthetic. Read more

Helpful Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Helpful Tips for Winterizing Your Home

We’ve already experienced some of winter’s frigid temperatures, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to winterize your home. Keep your family safe and warm, and possibly save some money on your utility bills by completing our list of 10 helpful tips. Read more

Checklist for Interviewing a Remodeling Contractor

Checklist for Interviewing a Remodeling Contractor

Once you’ve made the decision that you are ready to remodel your home, the first step is considering what firm to hire. Taking the time to interview and research each firm is extremely important and will ultimately help you select the firm best suited for you and your project. To assist you in the interviewing process, we’ve compiled a checklist of questions for you. Read more

functional kitchen design

Tips for Creating a Functional Kitchen Design

Do you ever find yourself wishing your kitchen had a better layout? Are you longing for a spacious island where your family can hang out while you are cooking? Maybe you simply need to create zones to allow for two people to work in the kitchen at the same time. We completely understand the frustrations that come from having an unfunctional kitchen design and believe that the functionality of a space is just as important as its beauty. When we begin a kitchen remodel with a new client there are five important areas we discuss to gain a general understanding of their needs from a functional standpoint. If a kitchen remodel is in your future, you too may want to consider these items and share your answers with your designer. Read more

What is the kitchen triangle?

What is the kitchen triangle?

The kitchen triangle is made up of three main work areas.

Your stove, refrigerator, and sink are what you use most in your kitchen, so it stands to reason that the ideal positioning between these three points can improve the function and flow of your kitchen. The kitchen triangle is created when you arrange these main work areas in a triangular shape to enable efficient and easy movement. Even though this concept was introduced in the 1940’s, it is still essential in remodeling a well-functioning kitchen. Read more

In-Law Additions & Conversions – What to Consider When Remodeling to Care for Your Parents

In-Law Additions & Conversions – What to Consider When Remodeling to Care for Your Parents

Many couples today are making the decision to remodel their homes to allow their aging parents to move in with them. This generous gesture will enable your loved ones to maintain a sense of independence and have the security of being close by when they need additional care or assistance. If you are finding yourself in a similar situation, one of the first things on your mind is likely how to adapt your home to accommodate them safely and comfortably. There are several ways to remodel your home for your aging parents and fortunately, just because a home is senior-friendly does not mean it has to sacrifice style or luxury! Read more

Prep Your Home for Fall

Prep Your Home for Fall

Even though we’re still experiencing the dog days of summer, it’s not too early to get a jump on prepping your home for fall. Before you know it, the kids will be going back to school and the weather will begin to get chilly.  By doing some maintenance chores now, you will be ready for the season before the first leaves start to fall. If you’re wondering where to start, check out our list of helpful tips below. Read more

Empty Nester Renovations that Enhance Your Comfort & Lifestyle

Empty Nester Renovations that Enhance Your Comfort & Lifestyle

Once your children head off to college or permanently move out you can officially consider yourself an Empty Nester. With this change in household status, you may find yourself walking around your home thinking: “wow this house feels empty” or “we sure do have a lot of extra space.” It’s completely normal to reevaluate your home and the rooms within it once you have an empty nest. If you’ve decided that you want to stay in your house rather than move or downsize, we recommend that you remodel those unused bedrooms to enhance your comfort and lifestyle. After years of having a family focus, it may be hard to make changes based on your own wants or needs, but you definitely deserve it and will enjoy having some space of your own again. Read more