Size Matters

Check out my interview on Bridgeport’s WPKN “Home Page” radio show! Old friend and architect, Duo Dickinson and his cohost, Binnie Klein, and I sat down to discuss Right-Sizing. We chatted about unused spaces and how a house needs reinvention from time to time. listen to the interview

Give Your Colors An Audition

Give Your Colors An Audition

Coordinating colors and finishes can be a rough stumbling block to any renovation. Trying out colors is now possible before you buy. Whether you buy small samples of paint or order samples of color chips online for cabinet finishes or countertops, it is best to order several different colors as what you see online is […]

Right-Sizing A La Back-To-School

Heading back to school is a call-to-action for most of us. But even those who do not have school-age children can be motivated to get ready for the autumn season. Here are some actionable tips that will help you spend wisely and well and perhaps also clear out in the process of Right-Sizing. Ready Yourself […]

Who Said Space Is Relative?

Who Said Space Is Relative?

Who said that space was relative? Probably someone like Einstein, who never visited my kitchen. If he had, he would have changed his statement. I think that every inch counts for me, but then I am a new convert to the make-better-use-of-your-space religion, having spent two days or so atoning for the overload on my […]

6 Pre-Summer Right-Sizing Changes

Before you head outdoors to really enjoy the summer, take a good, long look at your house. You may be surprised to discover that things have been accumulating since you last cleared out or cleaned up. Here are a few easy steps to take that are guaranteed to make a Right-Sizing difference. Make Room in […]

Color Made Easy

Color Made Easy

Having walked through the dark tunnel of color selection and survived, I have found some interesting sources to help you make your own color choices easier to see as well as understand. I know that color can make a dull room brighter. Are you struggling with a “which-white-is-right” answer to your paint question? Whether you […]

A Game Of Dominoes

One project definitely leads to another. Starting with a good idea is a very satisfying route to travel the right-sizing way.. I found that aging clipping of that reinvented pantry in my canvas bag of “good ideas”, and that will be the motivation now for making a change. I need to create a list of […]

Overcoming Right-Sizing Inertia

I feel a sense of progress finally after weeks of what seemed like indecision. No one really wanted to hear about my project anymore, so I was left with talking to the dog. She and I would converse about it – that is, she listened and I reviewed and re-reviewed my choices. With the arrival […]

Attacking The Junk Drawer

There is something really liberating about cleaning out long-avoided junk drawers. The trouble is when all your kitchen drawers have taken on this appearance, then it is time to de-clutter. I readied myself with some boxes for storage elsewhere (hopefully not in my house), contractor-strength garbage bags, and heavy-duty cleaners plus rags. I have been […]

Easy Access

Easy Access

I hate to bend down or even worse, get on my hands and knees to retrieve something that lurks in the back of my refrigerator. And as time goes on, I want even my fridge to be more accessible. I do really want to find those unused cartons of leftover food before they become pungent. […]