Home for the Holidays!

Home is the place where holiday celebrations begin. Entertaining a crowd or planning quiet holiday family time, preparing your home with decorative touches will add meaning and special memories to the holiday season.

Should You Build? How to decide if building a new home is right for you.

There may come a time when you look around your house and start to think about breaking up. As any good Cosmo article will confirm, once you outgrow a relationship there is no long-term potential. So, how do you know if it’s time to move on? Consider the benefits of building a new home: Geographic […]

Should You Remodel? How to decide if remodeling is right for you.

Like many of life’s decisions, this one can cause sleepless nights. The financial bottom line is as significant as your readiness for change. How do you make the decision to remodel instead of moving?

Screened In Porch – Improving Nature

Does the idea of extending your summer sound appealing? A screened in porch will prolong your outdoor living season in the most civilized manner. No bugs, always a breeze from the ceiling fans, and overhead protection from the elements, what’s not to love! This cost effective feature lets you get a jump on summer and […]

Master Your Bath: Planning Decisions

The bathroom is where you prepare for the day ahead and transition for a good nights rest. The typical American spends at least an hour a day on bathroom activities. That adds up to two weeks per year, or the amount of time spent on vacation. If you are thinking of building or remodeling your bath, consider all of the options that can make it a place worthy of your time.

Inviting Entries – Guidelines for your homes first impression

It is scientifically proven that first impressions are lasting. No matter the size, the foyer or entry point is where your home will make its first impression. With thoughtful design guidelines, your foyer will make a stunning statement on your behalf

Low Maintenance Essentials for Easy Indoor-Outdoor Living

There is so much to look forward to at this time of year! Engaging outdoor spaces will help you celebrate the season, but not if you are burdened with upkeep. While indoor-outdoor living is a hot trend, low-maintenance design is essential for maximum enjoyment. Our tips for choosing the ideal location are listed in Creating Attractive […]

Fashion Week Trends Inspire Home Decor for Spring

Just in time for spring, reports from Fashion Week are announcing the latest trends from the runway! The desire to be surrounded at home by these same fresh style and color combinations is just natural. Fortunately the lag time that used to exist between fashion and home décor has almost vanished. You can achieve immediate gratification when refreshing your home with runway inspiration.

Turn Up the Heat with a Variety of Fireplace Designs for Your Home

Often identified as a family room fixture, the appeal of a fireplace is now found in throughout the home. We use intentional variety when designing and constructing elements that define a style statement for each of ours. The mantel, hearth, surround, and type of firebox all contribute to the distinctive character.

Built In Storage Ideas for Every Room

LOWELL thinks about storage in the early planning stages of every building or remodeling project. It can’t be an afterthought; otherwise you end up with cookie cutter solutions that don’t work for most families. Our first step is listening and understanding the unique lifestyle needs of every client.
The latest trend for home design responds to modern living with designated storage space in every room for frequently used items. The beauty and practicality of kitchen and bath storage is expanding to every room. Accommodations for connecting to technology and convenient charging stations are finding multiple locations throughout the home.

Home Color Trends for 2015

Home Color Trends for 2015 based on the best colors we selected from Color of the Year predictions by major color experts.

MARSALA Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015!

  Who is Pantone and why should you care? Well, they are actually the international color authority on trends and color messages. Their research has been guiding the colors we see in fashion, architecture and home décor for over 40 years. Now that this earthy hue has been identified as the emerging “it” color, companies […]