December 2011

The Lighting Revolution | Just Say No


Light fixtures in new homes. *shudder*

They are just awful. Why builders or their design team insist on purchasing these glass and brass monstrosities from the 1980’s is beyond me. I mean, they are equally ugly and ubiquitous. Can’t they see that? I am on a personal mission to make as many people see the light (pun intended) as I can. Sure, you may not get a Chihuly, but you can live a little.

There is no reason why your lighting has to be so cookie cutter, so boring in your new home. I have seen homes, by the same builder in the 100k range as well as the 850k range that BOTH had the exact same chandeliers over the dining tables. Disgusting!

What You Can Learn From Heated Toilet Seats

Why is it that so many people are leery of special requests when building a new home? I hear some people not want to discuss a giant hole in the wall while others show up on site daily and involve themselves with every minute detail.

While bothering the crew every day may be a bit much, you are allowed to stop by. I always encourage people to visit the site each weekend. Generally, there are few (if any) people actually working and you will not be underfoot. Plus, when you only stop by once a week, the changes feel more dramatic.