Wabi Sabi Home Decor

Resurgence of Wabi Sabi

Written by Matt Normandin on . Posted in How To..., Remodeling Projects, Trends in Remodeling

In 2018 you are likely to see the influence of wabi sabi, an ancient aesthetic philosophy rooted in Zen Buddhism. Wabi sabi accepts and celebrates imperfection. The tones, materials, and decor reflect our natural world, while emphasizing minimalism.

Have you noticed the reclaimed industrial design of your favorite gastro pub? Have you considered using old barn wood for flooring or wall treatment in your next renovation? Is it nostalgia for an “simpler” time, a need to reconnect to nature, or a desire to use recycled materials?

In-Law Addition Investments

In-Law Additions: Today’s Hottest Home Amenity

Written by Matt Normandin on . Posted in In-Law Addition, Remodeling Projects, Trends in Remodeling

In-law additions bring peace of mind AND increased home value

The Wall Street Journal recently called in-law apartments “the hottest home amenity” for good reason.  A 2013 National Association of Realtors® survey of home buyers shows that 20 percent of buyers would be willing to pay more for a home if it had an in-law addition.