What is Your Design Style?
What is Your Design Style?
devon hoffman | 28 August

If you’re like most of our clients, odds are you have a general taste for what you like and don’t like, but when it comes to ‘formally’ defining your design style (i.e. traditional, modern, etc.) the lines can get a little blurry. Though typically it’s not necessary to commit your…

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Why Landscaping Matters
Why Landscaping Matters
devon hoffman | 4 August

A big part of the presentation of your home (at least from the outside!) is landscaping. You could have a beautiful, multi-million-dollar, ultra-contemporary mansion, but plop it down in the middle of a patch of weedy-looking dirt, and suddenly a little bit of its curb appeal goes out the window….

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How to Choose the Right White Paint
How to Choose The Right White Paint
devon hoffman | 30 June

White is white is white – right? Not quite. Before you drive yourself crazy trying to figure out which white is right for you, ask yourself two questions: first, where am I putting this white? Will it be on the walls, trim and cabinetry, or the ceiling? Is the room…

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How to Protect Your Home From Pests
How to Protect Your Home from Pests
devon hoffman | 16 June

Ahh, summer is here and in full swing! This exciting season ushers in long days, leisurely time spent by the pool, a nostalgic sense of freedom, and… bugs. Whether we’re talking mosquitos or wasps or scorpions (oh my!), it’s no secret that bugs of all sorts go hand in hand…

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Our Favorite Kitchen Island Lighting
Our Favorite Kitchen Island Lighting
devon hoffman | 31 May

We can all agree that the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why we believe it’s pretty important that this space gets as much love as the people you invite in to it. Whether you’re feeding family or gabbing with galpals, you want your space to feel…

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Popular Kitchen Backsplash Trends
Popular Kitchen Backsplash Trends
devon hoffman | 18 May

Ah, the kitchen backsplash: it’s a perfect example of unity between form and function. Not only does it protect your walls from dents and dings and what have you, it also provides the opportunity to play with color, texture, light, and pattern. So, how can you be sure which backsplash…

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How to Make An Impact in Your Entry/Foyer
devon hoffman | 10 May

Whether you utilize your entry as a catch-all for shoes and coats or you prefer that it be a stylish space of transition that provides your guests with a first taste of the rest of your home, there’s no denying that this space is an important one. Sometimes, the foyer…

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Which Kitchen Countertop is Right for You?
Luster | 30 March

Home remodeling can be a bit overwhelming. With so many countertop materials available on the market (and new materials being developed every year), there’s no denying that selecting a counter for your kitchen can be a headache-inducing task. Rather than diving head first into a sea of engineered quartzes and…

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Q&A with Valerie Borden, Chimera Interior Design
Luster | 21 March

We interviewed one of our favorite designers Valerie Borden, owner of Chimera Interior Design to share her thoughts on interior design and where to invest in key pieces to make your home stand out. What are the benefits of hiring an interior designer? Often times people will undergo a major…

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7 Steps to Create a New Home
Luster | 3 February

Building a new home can seem kind of like juggling… while you’re riding a unicycle… that’s balancing on a tight rope. There are a lot of moving parts. However, with a little forethought and planning, creating a new home won’t seem like an acrobatic feat. Break the project down into…

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How to Hire a General Contractor
Luster | 11 January

General contractors often promise the world, but not all professional construction companies are created equal. Look no further! Consider this your intro class to hiring a residential general contractor that will help you turn your remodeling dreams into reality. Look for a contractor. There are about a billion resources (“about”…

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6 Ways to Transform Your Kitchen
Luster | 5 January

Arizona’s Premier Kitchen Remodeling General Contractor When you think of “transforming” a space, you might think of the iconic “move that bus!” moment from the TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. But, truth be told, a transformation doesn’t have to be that, well, extreme. Here are 6 ways to transform…

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Critical Q’s to Ask Before You Embark on a Renovation
Luster | 27 December

Considering a home remodeling project?  Make sure you have all your ducks in a row before starting a renovation project by asking yourself these critical questions: Do I have a set of plans or specifications? This is quite possibly the most crucial question of all! If you answer “no” to…

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10 Tips to Working with a Home Builder
Luster | 19 December

Builders can sometimes seem like mysterious, enigmatic creatures. Not sure how to collaborate with one? Follow these 10 tips to demystify the ins and outs of working with a builder. Be clear on what you want. Telling your builder “I want a vanity over there” is a lot less specific…

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7 Steps to Remodel Your Kitchen
Luster | 9 December

Remodeling a kitchen can seem like a daunting task. Tackle it in smaller, bite-sized portions, and it’ll be done in the blink of an eye (okay, maybe a little longer than that, but it’ll still go quick). Here are seven doable steps to remodel of the most important rooms in…

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Q&A with SlabHaus Founder Brandon Boetto
Luster | 2 December

Last month we met with local concrete connoisseur, Brandon Boetto at his shop, SlabHaus. Brandon specializes in high-end concrete and home furnishings. They specialize in everything from concrete sinks, countertops, furniture, planters as well as custom concrete interiors. Creating for both residential and commercial clients. While in the shop we…

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5 Easy Steps to Remodel Your Bathroom
Luster | 17 November

Ah, the bathroom. It’s a place of cleanliness and stress relief, a place of primping and prepping, a place of – ahem – relieving yourself. Along with the kitchen, it’s arguably one of the most important rooms in your house. That being said, it’s not uncommon to want to make…

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6 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value
Luster | 28 October

Whether you are thinking of selling your home now or in the near future, there are a few things you can do to help boost your home’s value. Here are six areas we recommend spending a little more time and attention on: Kitchen is King – The bathroom may have…

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DIY Coffered Ceiling Weekend Project
Luster | 18 October

Looking to add instant wow to your home. We are sharing our step-by-step DIY guide on how to create a coffered ceiling for your home. This project definitely isn’t for DIY beginners but rather those that consider themselves DIY experts, that with the right tools, skill and vision can recreate…

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How to Choose the Right Outdoor Materials
Luster | 8 October

It’s no surprise with the growing trend of indoor-outdoor living, we are finding homeowners are looking to invest in enhancing their outdoor living spaces. Creating the right outdoor environment gives the feel of additional square footage. Selecting the right quality outdoor materials for your exterior is becoming increasingly important as…

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5 Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid
Luster | 29 September

One of the most important renovations you can make to your home is in the kitchen. Often looked at as the heart of a home, it’s one that will last for year’s to come and can increase the overall value of your abode. Before you begin your kitchen renovation, it’s…

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5 Questions to Ask Your Architect When Designing a Custom Home
Luster | 22 September

While it is certainly exciting, setting out to design a custom home in Arizona can be a daunting task. However partnering with the right architect can help guarantee your experience is as stress free as possible. One of the most important things you can do when working with an architect…

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No Longer a Forgotten Space: Laundry/Mudroom Trend
Luster | 14 September

Trends in high-end home décor are ever-changing, adjusting to fit the various needs of the families who live within. Currently, one of the biggest trends is the merging of the mudroom and laundry room. Not sure what a mudroom is? While it might not be known as a mudroom in…

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Top 5 Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid
Luster | 25 August

When renovating your home, there are many decisions that you have to make. Depending upon the room being renovated, everything from the color of paint, type of materials used, and architectural style needs to be considered. And that’s just the decisions you are making prior to the work actually starting….

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How to Design a Kitchen Island for Your Needs
Luster | 19 August

The kitchen is often looked upon as the heart of the home. It’s a gathering place. A dining spot. And, the focal point in the home for families to cook together, and so much more. It’s the space our clients get most excited and hands-on in designing. With abundant options…

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