For most of us accessorizing our room is an opportunity to put our personal stamp on the space by assembling interesting and meaningful arrangements of personal treasures that tell stories. We can often intermingle these important items with cost effective ones of a proper scale, color, style and texture.
When considering the cost of accessories […]
Installing mouldings is a relatively simple project, but requires careful measurements and precise cutting. While prices vary greatly by contractor, geography and materials used these examples should help you identify a starting number to begin to budget with. If you would like to dig a little deeper you can check out current material […]
There are a few common ceiling modifications HMD clients undertake: simple painting, wall papering and popcorn removal.
Keep in mind if you remove your textured ceiling (popcorn) you still need to factor in the costs of painting or papering it. Also, if you have an ornate coffered ceiling the preparation, material required and time to […]
With the broad category of “construction” being the topic there are more examples that could be listed here than most of us would probably want to wade through. So here are some basic examples of costs for kitchen and bath remodels as well as removing and constructing an interior wall.
Kitchen Remodel – 165 […]
HMD designers spend more time overall helping clients choose upholstered furniture (sofa, chaise, chairs) than any other product.
When you think of sofas you should know that price almost always corresponds to quality (notwithstanding overpriced retailers) because construction quality, resilient cushioning and durable fabrics simply cost more to manufacture. Learn more about the
Nothing quite adds glamor, sparkle and mood to a room like gorgeous illumination.
Buying Lighting Online
If we had to recommend a single source for browsing a huge online catalog of styles and price points our top suggestion would be Lumens.com.
With a wide array of […]
Here are examples of the cost to paint or paper a 10′ x 12′ bedroom. They include the cost of materials, cleanup and hiring an experienced professional who will bring all of the right tools to get the job done right the first time.
Cost to paint a 10′ x 12′ bedroom
Cost of Paint […]
If you haven’t shopped for replacement windows before, get ready for more styles, options, features, quality grades and argon gas than you can shake a moulding at.
In addition to the type of the window, it matters if its an insert or full frame replacement and if its vinyl, wood or storm quality. Installation costs […]
Have you ever wondered why some area rugs cost $19 and others run upwards of $19,000? Well, you can click here to read all about how quality influences the price of area rugs, but in the meantime here are some examples of price points you may be interested in for budgeting purposes.
A good analogy for the cost of art is the handbag. Price and Quality seem to have a pretty linear relationship, as they are correlated up to a point. But then at that certain point price increases much faster than quality as a result of the ‘name’, exclusivity and simply demand.
Let’s look at […]