Everyone has a dream space. For Joe in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the dream was his very own shop/garage where he would have the space to comfortably work on restoring his small truck collection and tinker on other various projects.
Joe’s dream finally came true thanks in large part, he says, to a very supportive and understanding wife.
“I don’t think she initially grasped the size of the shop until it was too late,” Joe says. The garage boasts 1,800 square feet of floor space and an almost 800-square-foot loft for storage. Joe wanted to create a building that wasn’t like every other garage but a place that fit in with his home design... Read More
In last Friday’s post, I noted that customers often want a new home that looks like “it’s been here forever.” And just this morning, another perfect example of the New Aged look popped into my inbox. I heard from Barbara in the North Dallas area who is settling into her new home that looks anything but new.
“My son is an architect and developer, and we recruited him to build us a home for retirement in so we could be closer to our grandchildren,” Barbara says. “Jason wanted a design that looked like it had been here for a long time and one with the environment. He loves old New England architecture and the shabby chic look that... Read More
“I’m building a new house, but I want it to look like it’s been here forever.”
We hear this from customers a lot. They want lighting with a classic style, but also with updated features like LED, dozens of finish colors to choose from, and options like dusk-to-dawn sensors. Basically, customers want the best of both worlds — old-fashioned quality and style with modern amenities.
Luckily, we offer exactly that!
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Welcome to “Mississippi’s Front Porch” — a hidden gem just outside the metropolitan madness of Memphis, Tennessee. The small town of Hernando, with proximity to both Memphis and Oxford, felt like home immediately to Emily when she and her husband moved to the area.
“Hernando is quiet and quaint with excellent public schools and a beautiful downtown historic district,” says Emily, mother of two and creator of the blog Everything Emily. “It’s a great little town to raise a family.” After searching for a lot to build on, Emily and her husband instead chose a house already under construction to make their own. Although... Read More
Design trends get a lot of play in January as we try to figure out what’s hot and what’s cooling off. One trend we see holding steady is the rustic/modern blending of both old and new elements.
Our friends at Wolf & Wing Interior Design embrace this style and often use barn lights to add a classic but clean look to a space. The design team recently transformed a turn-of-the-century space that once housed a shoe store into a modern restaurant with plenty of rustic elements for interest. Located on the South Shore of Long Island, the restaurant, called Flight, is casual and comfortable but with a more sophisticated atmosphere than other area bars and... Read More
There was once a time when you built a new home, you wanted it to look, well, new! In recent years, however, I hear many customers say their goal for a new build is a classic look; a home with character and time-worn details.
When Nate decided to build a barn on his property in Plympton, Massachusetts, he too wanted a more traditional look and feel to his new building.
“We live in a small town with a rural feel and we were trying to capture that New England barn charm,” Nate says. “Even though it’s new, we wanted the barn to appear as though it could have been here for 100 years.” Nate worked with the design team at The Barn Yard in... Read More