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.

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.

How to Choose the Right Fireplace for Your Home Design

September 13th, 2018|Blog, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|

As a home designer, I find it’s both desirable and valuable to create spaces that feel like a vacation right in our own backyards—literally.

How Innovations in Fireplaces Are Changing Home Design

August 9th, 2018|Blog, Fireplace Information, Guest Blog|

People enjoy spaces with fireplaces more than those without and new fireplace innovations make it easier in this era of changing home design.

3 ‘Sure-fire’ Ways to Add Appeal to Outdoor Living Spaces

July 6th, 2018|Blog, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|

As a home designer, I find it’s both desirable and valuable to create spaces that feel like a vacation right in our own backyards—literally.

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.

Project Spotlight: A Live-Work Space for the Modern Family – Part 1

June 8th, 2018|Blog, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|

In this two-part series, get a behind-the-scenes look at the home / office of award-winning architect Wayne Visbeen.

How to Prepare Your Home for the Cold, Holiday Season

November 8th, 2016|Blog, General, Guest Blog, Home Maintenance|

15 Tasks to Check Off Your Home Maintenance Checklist This Fall

October 31st, 2016|Blog, Guest Blog, Home Maintenance|

Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home, and prevent damage [...]

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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