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Biophilic Design: Bringing the Outdoors In

Biophilic Design: Bringing the Outdoors In

Among the most popular interior design trends this year is a move toward nature-inspired spaces. Of course, our relationship with the natural world is nothing new, but as we all spend more time indoors at work and at home, the need to connect with our environment has...

Designer Spotlight: Meet Laurie

Designer Spotlight: Meet Laurie

Meet Laurie, one of our Senior Interior Designers here at Story Renovations! Bringing years of experience in both residential and commercial design, Laurie creates spaces that are both beautiful and functional, always keeping the client's needs at the forefront. She...

Important Questions to Ask Before Renovating Your Kitchen

Important Questions to Ask Before Renovating Your Kitchen

Renovating your kitchen is a chance to create a beautiful, functional new space that will truly act as the heart of your home. You can probably envision it now: family gathered around the kitchen, your teenagers cranking out homework at the island, your first time...

4 Creative Ideas for a Statement Ceiling

4 Creative Ideas for a Statement Ceiling

One of the core tenets of interior design is the concept of emphasis, or the act of creating visual interest using a focal point within a room. You see this all the time, even if you don't realize it – the beautifully tiled fireplace at the center of a living room,...

Easy Work-From-Home Design Hacks to Improve Your Productivity

Easy Work-From-Home Design Hacks to Improve Your Productivity

Work-from-home is here to stay for many of us. Thanks to Zoom, Slack, and two years of proving it's doable, more employees are spending time working from their sofa/kitchen/home office than ever before. If you haven't already carved out a more permanent workspace, now...

How to Prepare for a Home Renovation

How to Prepare for a Home Renovation

There's a lot to think about when gearing up for a renovation. Whether you're updating the feel of your home with fresh kitchen and bath finishes, or you're taking it all the way down to the studs and starting from scratch, you're not far away from a brand new living...

Homeowner Q&A: Is a Pop-Top Renovation Right for My Home?

Homeowner Q&A: Is a Pop-Top Renovation Right for My Home?

When you moved into your bungalow a few years ago, it was just what you needed. Charming, practical, and (relatively) affordable. But now, as your family grows and your needs evolve, it's feeling a bit cramped – and all that extra time at home lately hasn't helped....

Five Simple Ideas for a Sustainable Home Renovation

Five Simple Ideas for a Sustainable Home Renovation

There's no getting around it: the construction industry isn't exactly known for being environmentally-friendly. It's something that's always on our minds, as we guide homeowners in making decisions that are good for both their family and our world. The good news is...

Homeowner Q&A: Should I Move Out While Renovating?

Homeowner Q&A: Should I Move Out While Renovating?

So, you've decided to renovate. Congrats! You're probably feeling excitement, eagerness, maybe even a little trepidation (don't worry – that's normal!). And you likely have a ton of questions. Of course, your designer or builder will always be the best place to start....

How to Renovate While Preserving the Character of Your Historic Home

How to Renovate While Preserving the Character of Your Historic Home

Whether you live in a 1960s mid-mod ranch or a traditional craftsman built in the 1910s, your home has a personality — and given that you’ve chosen to live there, you probably have an affinity for its unique style. So when you’re embarking on a renovation, it’s...

3 Creative Ways to Use Wallcovering in Your Home

3 Creative Ways to Use Wallcovering in Your Home

Wallpaper is back in a major way in the interior design world and we are here for it. If you’re looking to add color and pattern to your home to really make a space feel all your own wallpaper is a great way to make that happen! We’re seeing it used in unexpected...