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Feb

An ergonomic kitchen contributes to efficiency and eliminates unnecessary steps and time. While planning your new kitchen, think about what bothers you most in your current kitchen. Is there enough space for pots and pans? Are they close enough to the stove? Is there a cabinet that seems impossible to get organized? Here are some kitchen planning tips: >Choose drawers for lower cabinets and create easy access to those difficult [...]

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Feb

Classic bathroom, stylish powder room or a spa-like ensuite – the bathroom is as important as any other room in your home and is a decorative expression of your home’s personality. There are many ways to personalize your bathroom while still keeping it functional. Feel free to express your personality by going for bold contrasts. Consider adding color! A neutral or classic all-white bathroom décor can have added character with [...]

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Feb

Imagine yourself seated in a judge’s chair, deciding how to evaluate an award submission for a kitchen. Now imagine that it’s your kitchen…Does this sound like the Nightmare Before Breakfast?! As a judge you give criteria points for Functionality, Detailing, Unique Solutions and, possibly, on Adapting to Site Conditions and Energy Considerations or Green Attributes. The bottom line for you as a judge is, of course, The Look. As a [...]

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Feb

A new client told me how more space was needed for a family room and two more bedrooms.  We took a little time to understand these needs -as solutions to a deeper need.  The home’s shortcomings were few, and mostly related to how the home was laid out. The layout no longer effectively served the growing family.  It turned out the additional space was just the highest of the family’s [...]

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