Learn the Lingo – Hygge

It was big in 2016, and it looks like it will be here to stay for 2017, it’s Hygge!   …What is “Hygge”? The Danes used the word “hygge” to describe a feeling or mood that comes from [...]

Learn the Lingo – Cerused Wood

There is a design trend showing up in those “Top 10 Trends for 2017” posts – Cerused Wood. Today we’re talking about what it is and it’s history. Cerused wood isn’t a type of wood, it is a [...]

Learn the Lingo : Internet of Things

Do you know what the internet of things (IoT) is, or what it has to do with your house? Today we are giving you a very brief overview of the IoT and the impact of it on homeowners.   The [...]

Learn the Lingo – Porch vs. Deck

Let’s start this installment of “Learn the Lingo” off by diving right into the primary difference between a porch and a deck.  A porch is found at the entrance of a building, allowing people to [...]

Learn the Lingo- Plumb vs. Level

The terms “plumb” and “level” sometimes get switched around, but the two words are not interchangeable. Not to be confused with the fruit, “plumb” refers to a line that is exactly vertical or [...]

Learn the Lingo – Wainscoting

We’re talking about Wainscoting today. You’ve probably seen it at some point, but never knew that it had a name. It’s  been trendy for a few years now but did you know that it [...]