Entries by Melody Fehling

The Dirt on Mud Rooms

Gone are the days when you’d walk into a home with no place to deposit shoes, jackets, hats, backpacks and recreational gear. That’s where the importance of Mud Rooms comes into play.  We design Mud Rooms to organize your chaos and contain the clutter that could otherwise drift into other rooms of the home. Today’s […]

Housing Market on the way to Recovery

The U.S. housing market is taking small steps towards a full recovery. The top five housing markets had an average gain 20.8% in mediam price.  For the most parts these are markets with rapidly declining inventory and growing levels of demand. The Santa Barbara California region experienced the largest spike in median home price between […]

Elevators Rise to the Top of Desired New Home Features

A new home with an elevator used to be considered very high-end. Now we’ve noticed a trend over the last few years where homeowners are seeing elevators as a very smart and practical investment. It allows them to stay in their multi-story home, and also increase the resale value of their property. Several homes we’ve […]

Bigger Homes are making a comeback

In the past few years builders were downsizing homes to accomodate an era of frugality and austerity. As the economy slowly improves and anxieties ease, home buyers are upsizing again. According to the data from the Census Bureau, the average size of a newly built home was 2,480 square feet in 2011. That was up […]

Traditional home design remains the most popular style for homes in America

Gracious and inviting, traditional design evokes images of understated elegance. Within the traditional designation you’ll find many specific styles, such as Cottage, Colonial, French Country, Craftsman, Tuscan, among others. Traditional style reflects fine woodworking, craftsmanship and graceful lines, but a growing movement to bring it into a more relaxed realm is well underway. Stained and […]