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Make Aging In Your Home a Reality

When most people think about home design they consider style and functionality, but rarely think about where they will be in ten or twenty years. Yet, most people plan to stay in their homes for the majority of their lives. Talking about aging in your home can feel...

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A Spa-Like Shower Experience

Taking a shower was once a simple part of the morning routine, and it wasn’t given much thought. A quick glance down the body care aisle, however, and it’s easy to see that showering has transitioned from a “to-do” to an “experience.”  Shampoos promise to invigorate...

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Realistic Renderings

It's pretty amazing how much computer-assisted drawing has improved in the past several years!  The drawing on the left (below) was done by Becca, our talented designer, and it gives a pretty accurate rendering of how the new kitchen would look (shown in the photo...

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Wood Countertops

A necessity for the butcher shop, wood was probably one of the earliest and most enduring choices for residential countertop material as well (WAY back in the day).  It is renewable (can be sanded and re-finished), can be cut on directly (though some people keep a...

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Sainted and Tainted

Our local newspaper runs a weekly column called “Sainted and Tainted” in which readers can submit praise or criticism of just about anything: people, events, organizations, etc. I look forward to reading about the Sainted people who anonymously pay for someone's...

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Look at Those Legs

Turned Legs, that is. Sometimes we call them Island Legs or Posts, but they can also be used elsewhere in the kitchen design, not just at an island. They are a great way to add a more furniture-like appearance to your kitchen.  They can create a homey feeling, an...

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Cabinet Finishes 101

You will probably want to choose a durable wood specie for your cabinetry if you expect it to receive a lot of wear and tear in your household.  Just as important as the durability of the wood itself is the quality of the finish that is applied to it. In the following...

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Glass: Light and Bright

Glass front cabinets can be a focal point in a kitchen. They can provide a visual break from that feeling of heaviness when the space has too much wood. And they can bring light into the kitchen and provide a showcase for glassware or dishes. The glass can also act as...

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