The countdown to the holidays begins! And part of that countdown includes a very, very joyous design plan. It’s always nostalgic to pull out the holiday decor, dust of the tinsel, and get festive. Whether you like to keep the yuletide more neutral, traditional, rustic, or personal - we have all of the design tips to decorate your stylish and traditional home. And we know holiday decor can get overwhelming. There’s so much of it, it’s hard to nail down a theme and stick with one thing. That’s why we put together these unique tips to help you decide what festive fah-lah-lah-lah-lah moment works best for your home.Read More
It’s the simple things during those winter months that make us feel cozy (and goes well with the snow). Marshmallows in hot chocolate, wool stockings, and lots of naps and soup. We know what goes well with all of these: a crackling fireplace. Fireplaces are also beneficial for the environment! You can conserve energy and live a greener lifestyle with the addition of a fireplace in your home. Whether you want a real, potent wood fire or something a little more modern - fireplaces are a living piece of fine art. And a central heart to the home. Here are six fireplaces that will stir the design coals of your heartstrings. Mmhmm, we’re warmer already.Read More
Ahhh, autumn; we can feel it in our bones. The air has lightened up. You’re craving crisp, cold apple cider again. The days briskly shorten themselves. The sound of football in the background sweetens Sunday evenings. Best of all? The mums are back! Flower stores are brightened with bold yellows and oranges. The plants are changing, becoming yellow. White, tiny pumpkins pop up everywhere. It’s time to change those planters out for fall. So, we thought it would be fun to find some fall planter inspiration and give you tips on how to DIY your planters to make the perfect fall statement. Let’s dig in!Read More
In my humble opinion, hot tubs are great all year round! During the summertime they’re ideal for relaxing, even in the heat; throughout the winter they are the ideal way to stay steamy and warm. It’s hard to come up with a valid reason not to have one! There really is something about crawling in warm jacuzzi on a brisk fall night. Whether you want to admire an updated landscape at a new home, have a cocktail, or relax after a long run, hot tubs are the ideal space to take a moment for yourself. Now that we’re closing in on autumn as September rolls around, we thought it would be dreamy to roundup a list of our favorites. These are the hot tubs that blend beautifully into jaw-dropping landscapes (and how you can replicate at your own home).
The Hot Springs Oasis
This exquisite hot tub refuge is built right into the patio, making it appear as if it’s a part of the earth itself. The natural stones and breezy path winding down to its base makes it appear as if it’s in a hidden forest, adding to the haven vibes even more. The bonfire nearby makes for a perfect spot to tell stories and curl up in a warm towel to dry off. It’s truly reminiscent of a dreamy getaway.
How You Can Quickly Replicate: Consider lots of planters and additional landscaping near your hot tub space. Investing in a fire pit nearby adds on to the element that you can stick around and stay awhile.Read More
A vast improvement in form and function was simply a matter of envisioning beyond the obvious and working the numbers.
Isn’t the home of your dreams supposed to be perfect in every way? You’ve invested a lot of thought and research, chosen the best builder you can afford and poured over every detail from foundation to finish only to find that even a custom build with a healthy budget can miss the mark. It happens. Decisions have to be made, not always by choice but because of scheduling, supply chains, code restrictions and more.Read More
Ahhh, the sweet smell of competition and a little bug spray. Nothing says summer quite like the shuffled enjoyment of putting together backyard sports games with neighbors and friends. While there is a little summer left and a lot of fall, we’d love to see how you can best use your beautiful yard to get out and play! Psst...fall also means less mosquitos so let’s get out the bocce ball and get competitive! Your kids didn’t name you “Mr. King of Funtown” for nothing.
Now, let’s get dreamy. Home design doesn’t only need to be connected to the inside of the house. You were a kid once - and adulting might mean creating the space for your kids (and you!) that inspires you to get outside and play.
Here are some ideas we had that surely will bring a smile to your face.Read More
Get this - personal home office spaces are often the most neglected parts of a home; and that shouldn’t be so! It’s where you spend the most time and need the most inspiration. Also, it’s one space in the home you can really make your own. As the seasons shift to focusing on the kids going back to school and routines seep back into our busy, scattered lives - it’s time to get focused with a new and improved office space.Read More
It’s too bad you can’t close your eyes and read at the same time. Why? Your eyes caught this infinity pool home design for a reason. And that reason is to envision it as your very own. Keep reading. It’s time to envision this dream for a minute:
An infinity pool matches the color of a July dusk sky and reflects from the lake connecting design and nature like a fever dream. The pool is the central point of the triumphant and symmetric design, pulling anyone’s eye to its middle, where a crystal ball wrapped in water dazzles the center. Palm tree leaves bobbing in a light breeze, their reaching into a Minnesota sky seemingly so unique, the contrast takes your breath away. In the evening, the poolside fire bowls blaze orange beside lounge furniture, beckoning anyone to relax by its side. The space feels like a resort a thousand miles away. But you’re simply lounging in heart of Minnesota.Read More
Care to guess what the most requested Father’s Day gift is? That's right, everything cooking related! Mom's Design Build has you covered this Father’s Day with all everything you need to know about outdoor kitchen essentials.
Choosing the perfect products for your Outdoor Kitchen can be overwhelming. There are so many options out there, how do you know what to choose? Blaze grill shares they’re a lot of options out there to choose from, but they are not all equal. Well, don't worry because we can help guide you? Before you can choose any products, you need to ask yourself a few important questions.Read More
The original deck that the home builder installed felt like a missed opportunity. They insisted the structure should be incorporated into the design and that the new architecture would enhanced their home. It was a shame because they couldn’t escape the dreadful mosquitos and weren’t able to use this space year-round. They wanted a versatile space that they could entertainment year-round, grill, and lounge next to a fireplace.
The clients’ goals are to create a three-season porch that savors the scenic view, enjoy year-round grilling, bug-free space, and either fresh air or cozy fireplace warmth.Read More