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How to Measure for Trim Moulding

One of the easiest ways to make a big impact in your home is with the installation of trim (or mouldings).  It can take a room from bland and boring to polished and finished!  The trim doesn't have to be elaborate or multi-layered, and even the basic patterns can have...

Decking the Halls, AND the Front Porch

This is it! One of the first impressions you give your guests when they approach your home is the front porch. A festive and inviting porch will make them want to come in for more! If you’re a regular reader of my blogs or Facebook Page, you know I’m big on maximizing...

What Size Dining Table is Right for My Room?

If you're heading out to shop for a new dining set, a little homework ahead of time will keep you from making a costly mistake.  Though finding a style you like is important, making sure it will fit and function comfortably in your space is even more important.  While...

Easy Tips for Your Painting Projects

If your home improvement plans include painting a room or cabinetry, we all want to make things a little easier, right?  I’ve been painting for decades, and during that time have come up with some handy ideas to make my painting projects more efficient.  As much as I...

Hardwood Flooring ~ What to Know Before You Buy

If you've been faced with the task of selecting hardwood flooring for your home, you're very aware of the myriad of choices out there, and possibly painfully aware!  Too many choices can be overwhelming, and it's not just about selecting a color you like.  Other...

Small Design Changes ~ Big Impact!

Can you afford to redecorate an entire room all at once?  If you’re like me, the answer is definitely no!  But, what you can do, is make small changes that will refresh your spaces and give you that lift you need ~ almost like you have a whole new room! • Rearrange ~...

Choosing the Right Paint Color ~ The First Time!

Feeling inspired to paint a room or the exterior of your home?  Do it!  Adding color to your home is the single best way to make the most dramatic effect, and is also the most affordable!  But, as anxious as you might be to dash to your nearest paint store, select a...

Spring Cleaning ~ It’s About Home Maintenance Too!

The rain has passed, and sunshine is out in full force!  Spring is a perfect time of year to take inventory of your home’s condition, on both the interior and exterior.  The cold winter months tend to leave us cuddled by the fireplace, rather than earnestly keeping up...

Staging Your Home for Everyday Living

Have you been on open house tours and seen beautifully decorated homes and thought, I want my house to look like this!?  Many of these homes are staged with furniture and accessories brought in by professional stagers or designers, but some are not.  What they all...

Jazz Up Your Patio for Summer!

Spring will officially be here next week, and summer isn’t far off either!  Is your patio ready for entertaining, or simply your own enjoyment?  When I think of accessorizing a home, it doesn’t stop at the front and back doors.  I like to continue it right on to the...

Inside-Out Designs Voted Best in Silicon Valley for the 5th Year!

I'm so honored to have again been voted the Best in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury News Reader's Choice Awards.  This is the 5th consecutive year I've received your votes, and I'm truly humbled and so appreciative! My objective is to make working with a...

Creating Curb Appeal

Did you know the front of your home can speak volumes about you? We’ve all heard how first impressions can have a lasting impact, and the overall appearance when people arrive at your home can have exactly that. The term “curb appeal” implies the overall appeal of...