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.

Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel
In Ten Easy Steps

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

Our guest blogger Charmean understands that just because the holidays are over, doesn't mean you can't make your mantel a beautiful focal point. Use these tips all year round to create gorgeous displays that suit your lifestyle and express your passions. Refresh your fireplace mantel in ten easy steps and return focus to the anchor [...]

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