The Fish Flip House

4 Electrical Upgrades to Make this Fall

We love selecting design elements for homes - and we know you love to vote for your favorite designs!  We also know that what makes a home comfortable has more to do with what is behind the walls than what we see. Electrical systems don’t just...

A Tour of The Fish Flip

We told you our favorite things about The Fish Flip, and now we want to show you even more! When we sat down to describe the completed house, we knew our words would not suffice.  So sit back, and enjoy your guided tour with some...

Mike and Nicole’s Fish Flip Highlights

You did it again.  You helped us make The Fish Flip a success - from your winning votes to private messages about the history of the house to your support at the reveal party - you showed up big.  And it reminded us why we love to...

Living Rooms: Comfort and Design

For most people, the days of a formal living room that was only used when special guests visited are over. Living rooms are stylish and functional spaces that are used every day by everyone who enters the home.  Family gatherings, movie and game nights, sitting by...

7 Tips for Interior Design

You’ve completed the major renovations. Maybe it was finishing the basement, installing hardwood floors, or designing a new kitchen layout.  Everything is clean and new, the paint is fresh, the floors are gleaming, and the room is… Empty.  Instead of stuffing in your old furniture and decor, take time...

Front Door Trends You Can Try!

Historically, front door votes have been some of our most popular votes. The number of responses we get for the color of the front door always impresses us. We started thinking about why people enjoy having input on the front door. A significant element to curb...

How to Incorporate Salvaged Items to your Home Decor

The Rustic Barn is proof that quality-made, custom pieces made of salvaged materials will always appeal to those decorating their homes.  We first learned about The Rustic Barn when they donated a piece to The Hope House. Falling in love on our first visit, we knew...

4 Popular Kitchen Countertop Options

One of the reasons we love designing kitchens is because every element must serve at least two purposes: to be both functional and add to the overall design of the home.  Countertops have more requirements than many elements in the kitchen. As a food preparation site,...

From Old to New: Repurposing at Mongers Market

Before we begin demolition on a house, we treasure hunt.  We search the house for items that can be salvaged, repurposed, or turned into something completely new. Some of our most eye-catching design features begin with something that was long forgotten, collecting dust in the corner...

Outdoor Living Series: Illuminate your Landscape

As the sun begins to set, your outdoor living space takes on a new glow. The mood softens, and the areas that were lit up in the blazing heat and brightness of the sun become more enchanting. You can keep the magic of dusk long...