Emmanuel Fonte Blog

Remodeling and Design Firms Expect Steady Demand This Quarter

The Q2 Houzz Renovation Barometer also shows that U.S. firms now have shorter project backlogs than a year ago As we head into the second three months of 2019, many firms — on both the construction side and the architectural and design side of the residential remodeling industry — have positive … [Read More...]

Decorating 101: The ABCs of Arranging Vignettes

Learn how to make captivating displays with some of your favorite belongings In the world of interior design, a vignette is a small, pleasing picture formed by grouping several objects — think of it as a pocket-size table arrangement that tells a story about you and your home. A vignette is a … [Read More...]

Fun Facts About Your Digital Life

Are you always online? If so, then you join millions of people who have a digital life. The internet has become so ubiquitous that we take it for granted. … [Read More...]

Where to Place Your Kitchen Cabinetry Hardware

Does it go in the middle of the drawer, on the edge or nowhere at all? Get advice on where to put the knobs and pulls Remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting undertaking. There are so many decisions to make that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. And just when the end of your remodel is in sight, your contractor … [Read More...]

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong For Years To Come

There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while this might be true for some millennials, more and more research has surfaced that shows … [Read More...]

Design Through the Decades: 1930 to 1940

A monument to Art Deco sails into history, Fallingwater rises, and poise lamps and butterfly chairs take wing This series looks back at iconic designs from each decade, starting in 1900. This installment covers transportation’s influence on 1930s styles, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, and ’30s design objects … [Read More...]

Highest Rated Bedroom Furniture

Awaken new style in your room with bedding, seats and more Highest-Rated Bedroom Furniture … [Read More...]

8 Ways to Jazz Up a Neutral Kitchen

See these creative ideas for giving a white, gray or otherwise neutral kitchen more personality Many of us love a kitchen with a neutral palette — especially if it features cabinets that are white, wood or gray, according to Houzz research. Neutrals are also popular for kitchen countertops and backsplashes, as … [Read More...]

To-Dos: Your April Home Checklist

Kick spring cleaning into high gear, and troubleshoot cooling and irrigation systems for the warmer months ahead With lengthening days and milder temperatures in many parts of the country, April is a wonderful time to freshen up the home inside and out. To get sparkling windows, a clutter-free garage and more, … [Read More...]

The Complete Facebook Image Sizes and Dimensions Cheatsheet (2019)

A Complete Facebook Image Dimensions Cheatsheet from our friends at TechWyse. … [Read More...]