About The Build Up

The "build up" has many different connotations, which makes it an apt name for a design/build firm's blog.

We often build up one another with kind words. We build up future events in our minds, especially those milestones like weddings. And, of course, we literally "build up" when we're constructing a new home, starting with the foundation and working from there.

This blog serves as a place to build up your education arsenal and learn about different aspects of the design/build process, see examples of our work, and read additional articles on things relating to home renovation, such as interior decorating and design.

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What's Trending in Kitchen Islands

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For more than 50 years, kitchen islands have been a popular design trend. It is easy to see why. A well-designed kitchen island not only adds valuable prep and storage space, it offers extra seating and lets the cook feel like they are still engaged with the rest of the house, even when they are stuck in the kitchen.

Home Renovation Link Roundup: Good Reads for Spring

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Do you think it's safe to put away the snow shovels? Let's hope so (and let's hope we didn't just jinx everything!). It's been a looong winter, but that only means the spring and summer will be that much sweeter, right?

Small Kitchen Design: 4 Products to Help Maximize Space

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For a variety of reasons, many people find themselves forced to use small kitchens. Perhaps they live in an urban environment and cannot afford a bigger place. Maybe they want to reduce the size of their house to cut down on their carbon footprint. Maybe they simply enjoy challenging themselves to live differently. Whatever the reason behind it, small kitchen design can be quite challenging.

Rhode Island Kitchen Renovation: Where Charming & Modern Meet

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Do you think it's impossible for a home from the 1700s to maintain all of its old-fashioned charm while embracing modern conveniences?

6 Things to Look for in Rhode Island Contractors

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The right Rhode Island contractor can bring your home renovation plans to life. Without a quality builder, even the masterwork of a highly skilled architect will never be anything more than a stack of pretty drawings.

Hebert Design/Build & Houzz

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We're thrilled to announce that Hebert Design/Build has been awarded "Best of Houzz 2015" in the design category. More than 25 million monthly unique users from the Houzz community weighed in and selected us from the 500,000+ active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals.

Extra, Extra! Hebert Design/Build Awarded "Best of Houzz"

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Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, recently awarded Hebert Design/Build “Best of Houzz” in the design category. More than 25 million monthly unique users comprising the Houzz community chose Hebert Design/Build from among 500,000+ building, remodeling, and design industry professionals. Winners will receive a “Best of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, which will help visitors from around the world easily identify the best of the best according to the Houzz community.

Quality Custom Home Builders Have These 5 Traits in Common

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So you've finally decided to do it: turn that home you've been dreaming of into reality. You've been perusing portfolios on Houzz and Pinterest. You've made a list of likes and dislikes. You have a budget in mind. Now, you need to find the perfect firm to build your home.

Bath & Kitchen Design Trends 2015

It's hard to believe we're already a full month into 2015. We love this time of year because we're starting to see---and experience---what's trending in kitchens, baths, and more.  


4 Quick, Fun Bathroom Ideas for the Kids

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The bathroom does not need to be a boring place, especially when you're designing one for kids. Think beyond basic white and channel your inner child! And check out the ideas below for added inspiration.

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