Colors That Set the Stage

April 24th, 2018

If you think that staging your home to sell requires painting your interior rooms in various shades of white, here’s good news.  It’s ok to be creative – and you can use a variety of colors, even dark shades, to prep your home for its big close up with prospective buyers. Houzz Contributor Neila Deen offers her ideas on Crowd-Pleasing Paint Colors, and many of them will surprise you Read More...

What Lies Beneath…

January 31st, 2018

One of the most important considerations in designing a new or renovated kitchen is what lies beneath everything else.  That’s the flooring – and there are many choices and considerations in choosing what’s right for you.  Houzz.com takes a look at the pros and cons of five popular kitchen flooring materials, including hardwood, tile, travertine, laminate and vinyl Read More...

What Makes a House a Home?

December 13th, 2017

Photo by - Discover deck design ideas We all dream of a house that truly feels like home. But, creating one takes more than referring to a collection of photos torn from design magazines or pins on your Pinterest page. The trick is to understand who you are, what matters to your family, and how you want to live Read More...

Countertop Color: What’s Right for You?

November 21st, 2017

Photo by Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling - More kitchen ideas Designing your kitchen is something you just need to get right. After all, cabinets and countertops are not something you can change easily once installed. Material is important, but what’s even more critical to your design aesthetic is the color Read More...

From Basement to Bonus Room!

September 28th, 2017

The basement is no longer that dark, barren, empty space downstairs. Today, it’s the bonus room – an extra space just waiting to be transformed into the coolest space in your home. It’s the one place where you can express yourself, without being concerned about how it coordinates with your home’s upstairs décor Read More...

Smart Homes = Smart Savings

August 15th, 2017

Smart homes are a growing trend – and that’s good news for people who also like to be smart about their money. That’s because many smart home technologies can also help reduce home costs related to energy and water. Smart thermostats are programmable, so they can be set to adjust the temperature when they sense your presence Read More...

The Ultimate Home Theater

August 8th, 2017

Dinner and a movie is a fun night out. But, it might be even more fun having that big screen movie theater experience in your own home! World Wide Stereo, one of the most respected builders of home theaters, is right in our local area. In fact, they’re the experts the Sal Paone Builder team turns to when making our homeowner’s movie magic dreams come true Read More...

Beachy, Budget-Friendly, Summer Décor

July 20th, 2017

Most of us can’t afford to spend summers in our own beach house. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the beach to your own home. With a little creativity, and very little money, you can add a beachy vibe to your humble abode. Forbes.com offers 14 Affordable Summer Decorating Ideas for creating an easy, breezy, beach house feeling Read More...

Designer Tips: Picking Your Home’s Perfect Palette

July 13th, 2017

So, you’ve purchased a new home – and now you need to pick your color palette. That means wall colors, furniture, window treatments, accessories and more for each room. Don’t panic! HGTV.com writers H. Camille Smith and Kathy McCleary have pulled together 15 great designer tips to get you started Read More...

Crazy Cool Design Trends

January 10th, 2017

Photo by Monika Hibbs - More transitional bedroom ideas It’s looking like 2017 will be the year of design and technology trends that make you go “Whaaaaaat?” We’re talking intelligent toilets that do everything but that, voice-activated home assistants that can find a recipe, turn on the lights, play your favorite music, warm up the hot tub or perform a variety of tasks at your command Read More...