Windows, Floors, & Electronics – Top Décor Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

March 17th, 2020|Blog, Design Ideas, General, Lifestyle|

Interior design is about making your space comfortable. However, there can be some pitfalls when it comes to windows, floors, and electronics in the home; this article will help you identify and avoid decorating mistakes.

Furniture & Style – Top Décor Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

March 17th, 2020|Blog, Design Ideas, General, Lifestyle|

Interior design is about making your space comfortable. However, there can be some pitfalls when it comes to furniture and style in the home; this article will help you identify and avoid decorating mistakes.

Paint and Color – Top Décor Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

March 17th, 2020|Blog, Design Ideas, General, Lifestyle|

Interior design is about making your space comfortable. However, there can be some pitfalls when it comes to paint and color in the home; this article will help you identify and avoid decorating mistakes.

Your Guide To Transitional Design

March 13th, 2020|Blog, Design Ideas, Lifestyle|

Transitional spaces are classic, comfortable, and unfussy. They are symmetrical and well balanced, restful, and traverse the elegant line between an artistic and stylistic Traditional look and the and clean, bold Contemporary style.

Your Guide To Rustic Design

February 28th, 2020|Blog, Design Ideas, General, Lifestyle|

Imagine yourself coming home to a relaxing place that brings to mind a remote cabin retreat in the mountains far from civilization. Rustic design can do just that and you don’t have to live in a chalet overlooking a mountainside to do it. Sometimes used as a catch all term for anything from Farmhouse style [...]

Your Guide To Contemporary Design

January 29th, 2020|Blog, Design Ideas, General, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

It’s hip, it’s happening, it’s here and it’s now. It’s the contemporary design aesthetic. What is contemporary design all about? How do you implement it in your home? Is it right for you? All these questions and more will be answered in this exploration of contemporary style. What is Contemporary Style The contemporary [...]

CLEARIon™ – The See Through Electric with Amazing Features

January 17th, 2020|Blog, Design Ideas, Product Announcements, Uncategorized|

Enjoying a fireplace in two separate spaces is the thing home-owner dreams are made of. The CLEARion™ Elite is the first ever truly see through electric fireplace in the industry. While it does have to be hardwired and built-in, this is certainly a less expensive option than a two-sided gas fireplace when it comes [...]

Your Guide To Traditional Design

January 16th, 2020|Blog, Design Ideas, General, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

  Traditional design is something that you may already inherently know, something you instinctually lean towards when putting a room together. It’s timeless, historical, and everything just seems to go together. But what is the Traditional Design esthetic? Have a look through this guide for a better understanding of how to decorate using the [...]

10 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Cozier This Fall

November 12th, 2019|Blog, Design Ideas, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

The nights are getting cooler and the trees are ablaze with beautiful colors. It’s time to get your cozy on and we’re here to make it easy. Here are 10 easy ways for you to make your home cozier this autumn. Creating Coziness Coziness isn’t just comfy clothes and blankets, coziness is [...]

Maximizing Space on a Narrow Lot

November 5th, 2019|Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

  Located in a 100-year-old historic neighborhood lined with Queen Anne and Craftsman-style homes sits the Greenlea, one of my favorite projects. This infill home is situated on a narrow corner lot facing a beautiful park in Michigan. Though you wouldn’t know by looking at it, this location presented us with a few challenges. [...]

How to Design an Outdoor, Luxury Living Space

October 16th, 2019|Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

Designing a Dual-Purpose, Luxury Outdoor Living Space Luxury Living: Designing an Outdoor Space for Entertaining & Relaxing Written by Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, principal & founder of Visbeen Architects, Inc. The desire for outdoor living spaces has increased exponentially over the years. Homeowners who were once satisfied with a glorified fire pit and some [...]

4 Ways to Transform Your Room using One Fireplace

October 10th, 2019|Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

Like many architects, I like to give my clients options. One of the first questions I ask a new client is which design style do you prefer—traditional, transitional, contemporary or rustic? From the exterior facade to the interior fixtures, this is a crucial question that impacts each element in the home. No matter what design [...]

Classic Meets Modern in this Cozy Yet Stylish Dream Lake Home

October 8th, 2019|Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog|

Fireplaces are a great way to add ambiance to various rooms in a home, electric fireplaces don't require extensive construction, costs, and space.

Three Ways to Transform a Small Space with an Electric Fireplace

October 8th, 2019|Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

Three Ways to Transform a Small Space with an Electric Fireplace When I’m designing new homes for my clients, I’m given a blank slate, the ability to add amenities without constraint. However, not every project involves new construction. Some homebuyers are moving into existing homes or simply looking to add some pizazz to their [...]

Increasing The Value Of Your Home:
5 Fireplace Tips

April 26th, 2019|Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|

There are countless ways to boost the value of your home, from refurbishing the roof to adding an outdoor pavilion in the backyard. One of the best ways to increase the value of a home is adding a fireplace.

Places You Never Thought of Putting a Fireplace But Should

November 20th, 2018|Blog, Design Ideas, General, Lifestyle|

Advancements have allowed designers to incorporate fireplaces in new places. Here are six unique rooms to add fireplaces in your home.

4 Reasons to Incorporate Electric Fireplaces in Your Home Design

October 22nd, 2018|Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog|

Fireplaces are a great way to add ambiance to various rooms in a home, electric fireplaces don't require extensive construction, costs, and space.

Project Spotlight: A Live-Work Space for the Modern Family – Part 2

June 15th, 2018|Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|

While the previous post in this series detailed the superior functionality of the Visbeen’s live-work space, the following highlights some of the customized features that make it truly unique to them.

Latest Trends in Home Design Redefine Comfort and Space

June 11th, 2018|Blog, Design Ideas, General, Guest Blog|

Trends come and go, though, some concepts will never die. Today, I’ll share five hot trends I’m seeing in home design and how I’ve incorporated them into my own projects.

Easy Ways To Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel Today

June 27th, 2016|Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|

Any room that has a fireplace in it will instantly be warmer, cozier, and more beautiful. That fireplace can and should become a focal point of that space, whether it is a living room, bedroom, kitchen, or entrance. It’s easy to allow things to get boring there, however. By following these tips, you can [...]

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