Tips and tricks

Shiplap and its Wood Paneling Cousins, and When to Use Them

Catie L. Quanrud June 19, 2019 0
Thanks to HGTV’s show Fixer Upper, the old woodworking term shiplap has become as common in our lexicon as brunch and...

The Five Essential Kitchen Organizational Upgrades

Catie L. Quanrud April 15, 2019 0
One of the first projects I sold after going to work for a custom woodworking factory was a kitchen extension I’d...

Four Questions to Ask Before You Hire a General Contractor

Catie L. Quanrud September 11, 2018 0
My Grandpa Charlie began his career by sweeping the shop floor of at a North Dakotan Chrysler dealership, and ended his...

Considering Wood Countertops? Read This First.

Catie L. Quanrud July 23, 2018 0
[caption id="attachment_376" align="alignleft" width="150"] The only thing this car is missing is a bossy blonde driver.[/caption] I love restored vintage cars,...

Five Easy Ways Your Foyer or Lobby Can Drive More Sales

Catie L. Quanrud April 16, 2018 0
When considering a new hair salon, my first two questions are what kind of lighting does it have and what color...

How to Pull Off Statement Jewelry (for Cabinets)

Catie L. Quanrud March 25, 2018 0
I have always been jealous of my sister Julia’s sense of style, especially the way she carries off big, chunky jewelry....

Free Resource: Step One in Planning Your Closet

Catie L. Quanrud February 4, 2018 0
[caption id="attachment_284" align="alignleft" width="300"] FLW's masterpiece Fallingwater, whose lack of closet space makes it "unsuitable for living."[/caption] To be a closet...

Free Resource: Countertop Buying Guide

Catie L. Quanrud October 5, 2017 0
During any given week, I'm likely to spend at least one day helping a client navigate the shark-infested waters of countertop...

U Can Touch This

Catie L. Quanrud August 7, 2017 0
Have you ever finished decorating a space and found that even though you love the colors, somehow the space just felt…...