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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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How to Create the Perfect Pool House

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Pool weather is finally here – time to take a dip and relax in your outdoor oasis. The only thing that could make it any better is having a convenient place to dry off, enjoy some shade or clean up before heading back inside. A pool house can do all that and more when you […]

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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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Design Trends: A Room of One’s Own

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Everyone wants a sanctuary in their home – a place where they can retreat, relax and be comfortable. For some this is a cozy master bedroom, for others a spa-like bathroom. The entire concept of “man caves” and “femme dens” has catered to the idea of “escaping” from the rest of the house(hold). So it’s no […]

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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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Welcome Back the Wet Bar

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The little bar makes a big comeback Many of the more “mature” readers will remember when Wet Bars were a common luxury in suburban homes – the spot where wife and mother crafted a chilled martini for dad as he walked in the door from a long day at work. Wet Bars were also used […]

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