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Design Trends: Wallpaper Done Right

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For the last decade or so, wallpaper took a home decor hit. As homeowners went for more modern, clean and neutral designs, wallpaper became the annoying thing that needed to be scraped off during renovation. Home design trends from the 80s and 90s mimicked Victorian style with lots of pattern, darker colors, and often overbearing […]

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The Kitchen Island 

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Creating Your Custom Workspace The kitchen island has gone from an added perk to a necessity for many homeowners in the past decade. Kitchen islands can serve so many purposes and they are no longer just a block of cabinetry with a solid countertop. Island design and functionality have evolved so that they have become […]

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Custom Range Hoods: Design Inspiration

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Ventilate with style Good design is often in the unexpected. In the kitchen – a room full of necessary, utilitarian features, the most remarkable design details do double duty. Take for instance the range hood – a necessary piece of machinery and ductwork that funnels hot air, steam and smoke out of your kitchen. It […]

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Luxury Laundry Rooms

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Laundry doesn’t have to be a chore if you do it in a space with style. Recent design trends in laundry rooms have made washing and drying more delightful than previous generations ever could have imagined. This trend toward high-end finishes and appliances in a utilitarian space isn’t really that unusual. Consider the kitchen – […]

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Cabinetry Colors: Beyond the Pale

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For the past several years the trend in home cabinetry has been fairly monochromatic. Nearly every kitchen renovation included white cabinetry and often light stone countertops and tile backsplashes. This is a clean, beautiful look and it holds up well over time, especially when more traditional hardware and tile are chosen. But this look just […]

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