The Evolution of the Home

Over the years, the home has been used for different purposes. 1940’s – 1960’s: Rooms were relatively small and secluded. Gatherings were held in the living room or on the patio, and it was not uncommon to ask your neighbor for a cup of sugar. 1970’s – 1990’s: Larger common areas for entertaining made “cocooning” the term used for home-bound activities. The 2000’s have made the home function more as a “hive of activity” where…

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How much would you be willing to sacrifice in your home if your lifestyle depended on it?

When consulting with prospective clients, we often use automotive analogies like: “remodeling by cost per square foot is like buying a car by the pound”; or “your decision to buy a Mercedes instead of a Buick establishes the value you place on quality, service and warranty”. Car analogies like these can even delve further into lifestyle choices. For example, I recently exchanged a Jeep Grand Cherokee for a Mini Cooper S convertible as my primary…

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