How to Roll with the Punches

In my last post I talked about the importance of rolling with the punches, especially considering that nothing ever seems to go as planned. So, what do you do when things go awry? Here are some of the most common issues I’ve come across when working on design projects as well as some potential solutions:  

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Simplicity

I’ve always loved older homes in working-class neighborhoods. I think part of it has to do with spending a lot of time at my grandparent’s ranch house in the Reese River Valley, but I’ve always been drawn to the simple outlines and minimal frills of older structures. Sure, at first glance they don’t seem like

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Fallon Rock Wall Project

An ongoing project of mine is a complete remodel of my childhood home in Fallon, Nevada. When I started on the project six years ago, the house had some issues from missing flooring and broken window springs to a non-functioning dishwasher and outdated cabinetry. Because the house needed a floor to make it “livable” per

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Shutter Installation Project

I moved into my current residence almost two years ago and have taken my time in designing and decorating the house. I started with ripping out the carpet, painting the walls, and removing the torn up blinds, but that was the extent of my work. Because the majority of the windows in the house face the street, I

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Jake’s Project Overview

I’ve taken quite a bit of time to talk about Planning and Prepping, but how does it all fit together? Here’s a quick overview of how I plan my projects from inception to implementation. 1) Write down your ideas. This is your brainstorming session. Maybe you have several vague ideas in your head that need to be

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The Importance of Prepping

One of the most important steps when completing any project is the preparation phase (prepping). Prepping includes the entirety of the planning stage, but also involves identifying needs, purchasing supplies, cleaning, and setting up any secondary items and structures which will support your project. Performing proper prep work will not only help your projects run

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Matchy Matchy

One thing I’ve noticed about how people decorate their homes is the entire space has a tendency to look the same. Sometimes, people match every single item perfectly and other times there are slight variations in style, finish, or texture. Personally, I’m not a fan of what I call the “matchy matchy” approach, but I

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