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2018 Tile Design Trends

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Tile is one building material that is constantly changing – whether it’s the material itself, the color, shape, finish or use, tile trends can keep any designer and builder on their toes. We do a lot of kitchen and bathroom renovations, which means tile is something we deal with very often. Lately we have noticed […]

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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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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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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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Outdoor Living Spaces – Start Now!

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We may be experiencing snow day after snow day here in Virginia, but believe it or not, it’s the perfect time to start planning your outdoor oasis. If you’re considering building a deck, patio, porch, installing a pool or an outdoor kitchen – don’t wait until it’s already warm and you can’t wait to get […]

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The Wash Closet: Little Space, Big Impact

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With the holidays upon us, you may be hosting family and friends or just having more guests over than usual. This means your “wash closet” may be getting more use than normal. If you have a spare bathroom or half bath that your guests generally use, now is the time to spruce it up. We […]

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Getting Your Home Back-to-School Ready

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As kids in the Richmond area and across Virginia prepare to go back to school next week, one of the big concerns on their minds as well as parents’ is homework. No matter what grade your child is entering, they are likely to come home with some sort of work or studying to do. One […]

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2017 Lighting Design Trends

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Lighting design is a rapidly changing industry with new trends appearing quicker than almost any other aspect of interior design. That being said, lighting is one things that can most easily date a home. Fortunately it is also one of the easiest things to update. If your home needs a refresh or you’re starting from […]

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High-End Pool Design Trends

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With temperatures heating up and summer in full swing, what better time to consider remodeling and upgrading your outdoor spaces or incorporating something into your new construction project to extend your living space outdoors? A pool is a great place to start and as a focal point of your outdoor space, it can make a […]

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2017 High-End Home Design Trends

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Every year brings with it new design trends for the home, and 2017 is no exception. But while the DIY craze is in full force, high-end consumers are looking for something a little different. Home trends for luxury home buyers lean toward helpful, time-saving, features as well as ways to enjoy recreation in a home all […]

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