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Checklist for Creating the Perfect Mudroom

Thinking about making your home more efficient with a mudroom? Read on for our checklist for mudroom must-haves! Click the photo to see more of this gorgeous home! We’ve talked about the importance of the entryway on here, but what about other entrances to a home? We’re specifically thinking about the mudroom. Unlike the front entry, the mudroom is used primarily by the people who live there. It’s one of those spaces that many newer homes have and older homes wish [...]

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Creating the Ultimate Laundry Room

Spaces dedicated to utilities and tasks don’t often get the design attention they deserve. But with a little bit of planning and thoughtful design, these spaces can be efficient, inviting, and multipurpose. To design an efficient laundry room that saves you time and effort, think about the tasks involved: sorting clothes, washing, drying, and folding. We just finished a home where the laundry room sees a lot of action, so we’ve created the ultimate laundry room checklist for those [...]

Tips on how to make a warm and cozy basement

6 Ways To Make The Most of Your Finished Basement

Finishing your basement to meet your style and lifestyle creates extra living space (wonderful in a smaller home) and increases your home’s value. We work on quite a few basements here at Obelisk Home, and we’ve come up with a few tips for those of you who are rethinking the function of your basement. Our Jared II Basement Remodel Project Divide the Function Most basements have an excess of unused space, this makes it important that you divide the function of your [...]

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The Great Shiplap Debate

The popularity of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines, is undeniable. The woman has made shiplap a household term by featuring it prominently in her projects. She has inspired countless renovations across the country as people flock to the lumber yard to incorporate shiplapped walls into their own homes. But, like many great things that become over popularized, the shiplap trend seems to be setting sail. We get a lot of questions from clients about our thoughts on the trend [...]


4 Ways To Make Your Fresh Flowers Last Longer

It’s finally starting to feel like spring and we couldn’t be happier! Creating that spring feeling inside the home is something many of us do by purchasing fresh flowers and arranging them around the house. It’s no secret that flowers can get costly, so we want to make the most of the money spent on them. Follow these helpful tips to prolong the life of your freshly cut flowers! Cut the Stems One of the most common mistakes people make after [...]


10 Beautiful Bathroom Ideas to Inspire Your Remodel

It’s no question that your bathroom is the most personal space in your house, and it should be a beautiful and functional place that you enjoy. After all, it’s where you start and end your day. To help inspire your own bathroom design project, we rounded up 12 beautiful bathrooms to help get the gears ticking! Photo by Marissa Cramer Interiors Consider going bold with a fun colored tile to brighten up your bathroom. This could be done by adding a [...]


Adding Color to the Kitchen

The kitchen is the hardest working room in your home and it’s where we spend a lot of time. Why not add your favorite hue and make a statement? Color does amazing things for a kitchen, and while we love a crisp white kitchen, don’t be afraid to step out of the box and really punch up the color. Read on to see the ways you can add color to your own kitchen! Add Colorful Cabinetry Cabinetry accounts for about 60 [...]


Turning Your Closet Into a Dressing Room

Who doesn’t dream of a huge walk in closet full of designer dresses, handbags, and shelves of gorgeous shoes? These things are easy to get IF you’re remodeling or building new. The fact is that most houses don’t have the space like the pictures above to create a dreamy walk-in closet paradise. But, there are ways to transform almost any walk-in closet into the perfect dressing room. Incorporate the following ideas and you’ll have the closet of your dreams, [...]


Picking the Perfect Dining Table

Photo by Obelisk Home . See more from the Inverness Project in our portfolio. This time of year has us thinking about dining tables. This is the spot where everyone comes together as friends and family to celebrate, but is also a part of everyday life. Choosing the right dining table for your home can get overwhelming, and we understand why. The nearly endless options make it difficult to pick the perfect one for your lifestyle. Fret no more, we’re [...]


Our Guide to Mid Mod Design

Photo Credit: Joe Schmelzer There is no denying that the furniture and decor introduced during the 1950s and 1960s were beautifully designed, clean, and sophisticated. We also cannot deny that despite the passage of time, these designs have remained a huge part of interiors. Today we see the mid-century influence in nearly all design magazines, and there’s no escaping its presence at furniture market. In this post we are going to explore practical ways and ideas to use mid-mod pieces into [...]

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