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Adding a steam shower
Interior Design

Steam Shower Renovation | Before & After

This master bath was custom-built to be ADA accessible, which had both pros and cons. On the pro side, it was nice and roomy with 9-foot ceilings, and a gym-style shower that could practically fit an audience. On the negative side, it didn’t keep water inside of the shower area, and was cold and drafty. I hatched an idea to tile the ceiling and enclose the shower, which would essentially make it a steam shower, since no steam could escape unless the window was open.

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mid century modern living room
Real Estate

It Pays To Use A Realtor

As you may have heard, it’s a seller’s market in Utah right now of epic proportions! Property owners may have had a fleeting thought to not use a Realtor because they assume their house will sell fast, but I say in this market, using a Realtor will pay for itself, and you may end up making more than you ever dreamed of on top of it. I recently sold a home, and I want to tell you all about it, and how we got the sellers $21,000 extra. Continue Reading

Garbett Built Home
Real Estate

Garbett Home | Green

List Price: Sold

Property Details: 3,234 square feet | 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | .15 acres

This incredible Garbett-built home showcases Maple hardwood flooring and cabinetry, quartz counter-tops, a glass tile back-splash, stainless steel appliances and drawer pulls, oval doorknobs, and modern 3-panel doors. The house is perfect for main-level living, and has a roomy floor plan with soaring high ceilings. The home is super green and energy efficient, featuring geothermal heating and cooling, and an on-demand hot water heater that is preheated through the geothermal exchange. It’s a real gem of a house! Continue Reading

Backyard canopy
Real Estate

Backyard Bliss

List Price: Sold

Property Details: 1,976 square feet | 5 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | .15 acres

All the major, big-ticket items have already been done here. All new plumbing and electrical (including dimmer switches!), wood blinds, doors, Low-E double-walled windows, roof, water heater, wood and tile floors. The furnace was replaced 6 years ago, A/C 5 years ago, and there is R-40 insulation in the attic. The alarm system has been pre-paid for a year through Vivint. The kitchen showcases granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets with crown molding, and an under-cabinet metal spice rack. Continue Reading

Real Estate

Berkshire Hathaway Utah Properties | Exciting Change

Moving to a new real estate brokerage during the holiday season was a gutsy move, but I’m really excited to tell you all about my recent change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties. I have many great friends and colleagues who have worked for Berkshire Hathaway (previously Prudential) for decades, and always sung its praises, but I didn’t realize the full extent of what it was actually like there until I took a tour of the office and met everyone. I was impressed, and absolutely blown away! Continue Reading

Interior Design

Remodel Project | Leila Lane

This home was fun to re-imagine and re-design. Because of the cathedral ceilings, built-in wall shelves, and niches, we decided to keep the current wall and trim colors, so we needed to find flooring that meshed with all the existing elements. We looked at hardwood, bamboo, vinyl, and cork flooring, and decided on Marazzi’s Harmony Note porcelain tile. I especially love wood-look porcelain tile, because you can have the look of wood, with the toughness and resiliency of tile, which was important in this case, because of the large Collie and cat that tear around the house. Continue Reading