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Touch v Touchless Faucets

You’ve probably heard or seen about the newer, more advanced kitchen faucets on the market. Delta Faucet was the first to introduce the world to the “touch faucet” back in 2008 – a faucet that you can turn on and off with a simple tap. Since then, many other companies have joined Delta in providing […]

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Fall in Love With Your Home This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s day around the corner, you’re bound to hear the word “LOVE” quite a bit. But one of the most popular evergreen sayings, “Home is where the heart is” rings true now as much as in years past. So, regardless of whether you’re starting the journey or you’ve arrived at the home of your […]

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Countertop Culture: how to determine what material is best for you

Remember when countertops were either laminate or granite? Well those days are long gone. Today’s countertops might include engineered seamless stone, concrete, metal, wood and just about anything else you can dream up. But not all surfaces work for all purposes. For hardworking countertops, material is a critical choice. Nearly every material will require a […]

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2018 Tile Design Trends

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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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