Southern Living Renovation Idea House

By Adam Little, February 10, 2014 | In Home Design,Renovation Design |

Southern Living commissioned Frustero Design, Inc. to design their first ever Renovation Idea House in Mountain Brook, Alabama. The result was the transformation of a 1930s ranch house into a charming and livable work of art known as The Greywell Cottage. To date, this timeless home still commands the attention of its admirers.

The original choppy …


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Hope for the Remodeling Industry

By Lindsey Walta, June 16, 2009 | In Home Design |

U.S. Home Remodeling Hits Bottom in First Quarter 2009: Starts Showing Signs of Recovery

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recent surveys and reports show a picture of the home remodeling industry that is a mixed bag of good news and bad according to home remodeling website The bad news, the most …

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Can’t Sell? Update!

By Lindsey Walta, May 14, 2009 | In interior decorating,Renovation Design |

In a down economy, sometimes you are faced with the reality of staying put in your current home, like it or not. Consider updating your look to satisfy the need for a change and to give yourself an edge when the market turns.

-Replace old, worn carpet with new carpet or consider upgrading to hardwoods.

-Replace doors …

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Renovations: An Allegory

By Lindsey Walta, November 3, 2008 | In Renovation Design |

A Bearable Renovation

Several years have past since we last heard from our friends the three bears. Life has been treating them pretty well; Papa Bear and his partner Mr. Stearns had had some ups and downs, but then again, haven’t we all in this economy? Momma Bear was active socially, and especially loved entertaining in …

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Going Green in Alabama

By Lindsey Walta, September 25, 2008 | In Green Home Design |

It’s a common joke that we are behind the times here in Alabama. I personally like to think that we move a little slower here because we allow ourselves to stop and smell the roses every once in awhile…but that’s beside the point. The rest of the country has been slowly “going green” and now …

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