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  • For Builders, Labor/Subcontractor Shortage Intensifies

    A survey of single-family builders conducted by NAHB in June 2015 shows that shortages of labor and subcontractors?already quite widespread in mid-2014?have become even more widespread during the past year. The shortages are most acute for basic skills like carpentry, which?are needed during the construction of any home.?...

    Eye on Housing
  • Examples of Short Contractor Videos

    In this post, I am doing something a bit different. I have talked to many of my clients?over the years on using video in their marketing. This can be a......

    A David Creation
  • How to Coordinate with Color for Spring

    For me spring and summer bring with them a blossoming?sense of lightness and renewal.?Floating and even a little aloof, my mind starts to drift in and out of dreams wandering wherever it pleases.?These are the?seasons of untamable imagination and creativity. I find myself detached from the rush of day to day life, seeking...

    Pure Home
  • Matching Bathroom Colors with the D?cor

    As an important room in your home, where you spend many intimate moments, your bathroom should be designed in such a way that it is both unquestionably functional but also relaxing and meditative. The latter can be achieved by matching choice of fabrics and fixtures, but more importantly, by using coordinating and complementing...

    The Blogging Painters
  • Patricia Gray 'TAKING IT OUTDOORS' The Vancouver Sun

    Interior designer Patricia Gray has two decks, which she has done up as outdoor living spaces: one for lounging and the other for dining. The Vancouver Sun, Business Section.  TAKING IT OUTDOORS New fabrics, products fuelling trend to expand livable space. "A lot of clients are downsizing from houses and moving downtown,...

    Patricia Grey | Interior Design
  • The Quest for Entrepreneurial Freedom

    What is the number one reason why entrepreneurs start a small business? Freedom! Most people start a business so they can be their own boss. As entrepreneurs, we want to be free to create a business that we are passionate about. We want the power to make decisions and take action without having to get […]...

    Advisors On Target
  • Re-Painted Kitchen Cabinets can be Better than a Factory Finish

    {summary}Most people think of re-painting their kitchen cabinets to get a new look without the price tag, construction mess and disruption associated with replacing them. But how does that re-painting compare to a factory finish?  Is it possible to get as beautiful of a finish?  As durable a finish?  As...

    Masterwork Painting and Restoration