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Cynthia Pickett

Having been in the home design industry for over a decade, Cynthia Pickett handles all aspects of the customer service experience from creating website content to answering all of your most pressing questions.

Top Three Reasons to Build Your Own Home

The dream of homeownership continues to course through our veins as it has for millennia; the human desire and ability to own a home offers considerable benefits beyond just financial security and comfort. Aside from having a place to store … Continue reading

Five Home Building Trends That Benefit Homeowners

Change, while necessary, can cause conflict and take “us” out of our comfort zone; however, change is constantly taking shape in all facets of our life and being able to embrace change is a skill set and easily managed even … Continue reading

The All-American Front Porch

Overwhelming sought after and culturally renowned in America’s architectural landscape, porches symbolize the spirit of America in much the same way as baseball and apple pie have for centuries. As an architectural structure, the porch has existed throughout much of … Continue reading

The Color of our Lives – Paint Your World

Color – a noun 1. – the quality of an object or substance with respect to light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of the reflected light; saturation or chroma; hue.   … Continue reading

Creating an Outdoor Oasis

As you begin planning the details of your new home, one of the most exciting opportunities lies in the ability to seamlessly blend the indoor and outdoor spaces of the home. Outdoor living spaces are an extension of the home … Continue reading

House Trend Series 2016 – Living Spaces

This period of transition in home design continues as we move out into the living spaces of the home. These spaces can be represented by living rooms, great rooms and hearth or gathering rooms, which are typically found adjacent in … Continue reading

House Trend Series 2016 – Bathrooms

As outlined in the first part of this design series, transitional styling features a blend of the welcome traditional designs existing side-by-side with modern conveniences without being restricted to one single style. Continuing the series and looking at transitional bathrooms, … Continue reading

Spring is Here

Winter lingers, yet, no matter the length, spring is sure to follow and with it the promise of longer days where the sun is warm, where flowers begin to bloom almost recklessly, where every field is clothed with grass and … Continue reading

What is a keeping Room?

       Have you ever heard of a Keeping Room? Reminiscent of days long gone, the keeping room is re-emerging as a must have in today’s homes. As busy families increasingly covet quality time, the keeping room has become … Continue reading

Winterize your Landscape

Winter is on its way, if it hasn’t already arrived in your area, and protecting your trees, shrubs and garden beds from the elements is an essential task for long term maintenance and care of your landscaping. A significant amount … Continue reading