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Renovation vs. Remodel

Renovation and remodel are often used interchangeably, but the truth is that the terms mean two very different things, and knowing which is which can help you determine the right home contractor and other experts you may need for the job. What is a renovation? A renovation upgrades, improves and/or repairs issues in an existing […]

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2020 Kitchen Trends

Building a new construction home or remodeling an existing home’s kitchen? Here are a few of the latest kitchen trends we’ve been seeing with our own custom construction and renovation projects. Matte Black and Brass Fixtures and Hardware Brushed nickel finishes have had serious staying power over the last decade, and it certainly remains a […]

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2020 Color Trends: Bold Blues and Pretty Pastels 

You may have heard that Pantone’s color of the year for 2020 is “Classic Blue” (or PANTONE 19-4052 if you want to get specific) but what does that mean for interior design and home trends? Image Credit: Pantone Pantone says Classic Blue is “instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire […]

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The Modern Farmhouse: Elevating a Popular Design Trend

Farmhouse design has had a huge moment lately. Thanks to high-profile designers like Joanna Gaines, reclaimed wood and shiplap seem to be here to stay for awhile. For the most part, this look can be described as “cute,” but recently we had clients come to one of our trade partners, Jennifer Radakovic Design, with a […]

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Design Trend: Incorporating the Contemporary 

Contemporary Design can be hard to nail down. By nature and name it is the design that is currently being created, so having a broad or high level perspective on it can be difficult. Add to this difficulty that contemporary is often confused with “modern” design, which actually refers to a specific architectural period that […]

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