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If Only Mom Could Have Seen This Kitchen

My client on this Stapleton project told me right from the start that her mom, who she recently lost, had always told her that the kitchen needed to be remodeled. She also told me that the main requirements were that Mom’s plate display rack and her seed knobs had to stay, but that the laundry […]

Diane Gordon Design Wins Three 2011 CARE Awards

Sponsored by the Homebuilder’s Association of Metro Denver, the Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence, known as the CARE awards, are the largest and longest running contest recognizing remodeling of all types, including both commercial and residential projects. Categories are numerous, and include kitchens, bathrooms, green building, and much more. CARE awards are judged blind by […]

Relocate the Fireplace to Another Room… Really?

This main floor interior remodel project was unusual for Stapleton. The request was to do away with the family room fireplace altogether, add one in the barely used front living room (in hopes that it would be barely used no more), and furnish both with built-ins and new furniture. I was so happy to hear […]

Painting Inspires Master Bedroom Makeover

Charlene had attempted three times to design her very large master bedroom on her own and finally called me in to help her.  I asked what she did and did not like about her space.  Just about the only thing she did like, loved in fact, was the painting by Stapleton artist, Jody Rigsby. Everything […]

My Favorite Basement of 2010

2010 was a very busy year for my design business with 70 projects completed and about half of those basement finish projects, most in Stapleton. This basement was probably my favorite one as the homeowners really wanted to put some thought into special finishes such as built-in cabinetry and light fixtures.   We ordered semi-custom […]

Light Fixtures as Art

Nothing can transform a space as quickly as a new light fixture.  I love a fixture that is unique and makes a statement and lately I have been selling my clients many Sildenafil medication needs to be taken… fixtures from two companies in particular when they are looking for something different and stylish. George Kovacs […]

From Concept to Reality

Months of work goes in to even the smallest remodeling project.  Not only do I draw the specifications for my projects, but I assist homeowners with the selection and ordering of the finish materials, and work with the contractors throughout the process.  I don’t post drawings in the galleries on my website, nor do I […]

Basement Finish Season is Upon Us

I always experience a lot of Basement Finish activity this time of year as our kids go back to school and the holidays approach. It’s a great time for a basement finish project. If design is completed in August or September, your basement can likely be completed in time for Grandma’s arrival in December. Residential […]