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Move or Remodel

Some of our clients live in their “destination” homes and have no intent of moving until they are “carried out”. Others are in their first or second home and are not so sure if they want stay put or if they are thinking that a move might better fit their needs. When I meet with […]

Designer’s fresh perspective unlocks home’s true potentional

We know our homes so well, we might imagine we understand exactly how to make them better. But this familiarity can just as easily limit our vision.  It’s hard to think outside the box when it’s packed with so many memories and habits. Some designers may have their own narrow views as well. For instance, […]

Roseville woman moves up without moving out

Lynn Geadelmann wanted a brighter, more open home that would be better suited to entertaining and integrated with the outdoors. Rather than move from her long-time Roseville neighborhood near her  tennis club, she recruited Murphy Bros. to transform the place with a series of projects that spanned nearly six years. Today, she proclaims with satisfaction, […]

Cherie Poissant on Designing Entertaining Kitchens

With the shift to more indoor activities and planning holiday gatherings, we asked Murphy Bros. designer Cherie Poissant what she considers when designing kitchens for clients who love to entertain. Here’s what she said: FLOOR PLAN It is important to listen to each client’s individual needs and their current challenges when designing their new space.   […]

Competitive Bidding – Less Than You Bargain For?

Consumer advice columns will tell you that seeking competitive bids is the standard approach to get the best price for a remodeling project. But it also has some unfortunate consequences that go well beyond the pitfalls of choosing the cheapest proposal. The best ideas you’ll never see Let’s say you get a draftsman to draw […]





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