Rebuttal to A Blog Post: Buy a Stock Plan Over Custom House Plan

By John Garrett, June 25, 2009 | In Home Design |

Yesterday I was flipping through Twitter (which you can follow us @frusterio) and I came across a blog that promoted purchasing a stock plan vs. a custom home design.

I think the first thing to keep in mind is very simply, don’t blog to push your product. It is rejected by those who read blogs as …

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The Real Talent Lies in the Details

By Lindsey Walta, October 20, 2008 | In Home Design |

Purchasing your house plans will be less than 1% of the total cost you will spend to build, but what could be more important than the plans? They are the guiding factor throughout the entire process. When you get ready to select someone to design your new home or renovation, remember, the real talent lies …

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Out with Rec Rooms, In With Media Rooms

By Lindsey Walta, October 10, 2008 | In Home Design |

In the past, rec rooms were a highly popular request when building a home. They were used as children’s play areas, pool and game rooms, etc. But with the increase in technology and big screen tv’s and media equipment becoming more affordable and accessible, the rec room has been replaced by the media room. Often …

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Bringing the Rustic Look Indoors

By Lindsey Walta, October 8, 2008 | In interior decorating |

We often design homes and especially lake houses that are a rustic, cabin look. Everyone seems to love the look of stone, cedar shake, wood siding, and exposed beams. It is probably one of our most popular styles.

I believe that a home should be viewed as a whole, and that the interior must flow seamlessly …

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The Master Bath Redefined

By Lindsey Walta, October 6, 2008 | In interior decorating |

Bathrooms have come a long way. Take a look into a house built a few decades ago and you will see stark differences from homes currently being built. Bathrooms of the past were more or less necessary afterthoughts. They were usually small, cramped and just held the basics. Many times there was no such thing …

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