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How to Get to Know Your Remodeler Before You Hire Them

A remodeling project is an investment that takes careful research and consideration. After all, you are making a decision on whom to trust with bringing your vision to life and hiring a team that will be working in your home for weeks and many times, months. That’s why we recommend getting to know as much as you can about your remodeler before you hire them. We’ve created a list of opportunities that would allow you to learn about a remodeler’s process, meet their team, see finished projects, and read honest reviews from past clients. Read more

Project Spotlight: "Open Season"

Project Spotlight: “Open Season”

Many homeowners consider moving when their current floorplan isn’t working for them anymore. In this month’s Project Spotlight, we take a look at a home’s transition from a closed to open layout that resulted in providing the homeowners a sense of connection to family and friends that’s perfect for everyday living and entertaining.

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Five Reasons Space Planning is Important When Remodeling

Five Reasons Space Planning is Important When Remodeling

A well designed remodeling project, whether within existing space or in new space such as an addition, starts with space planning.   Simply put, a space plan will address the needs of everyone who needs to use a space and although that may sound simple, it involves careful examination by a professional designer who can help you realize your remodeling dreams.  If you are hoping to improve your home’s beauty and functionality to better suit your lifestyle, a well-executed space plan can do just that. Read more

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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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

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