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Luxury Laundry Rooms

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

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 Trend: Soaker Tubs

Are soaker tubs the new Jacuzzi? Why the age-old design is back in a big way. When we think of modern, luxurious homes, we tend to think clean lines and open concepts. This trend has inspired countless designers and homeowners to knock down dividing walls in order to achieve a more peaceful, clutter-free look. With […]

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Design Trends: A Room of One’s Own

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!

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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Materials We Love: Ipe Flooring

Outdoor living spaces have become one of the most popular things we build for our clients. With the moderate climate here in central Virginia, outdoor spaces can generally be enjoyed for at least three seasons of the year. And with many projects now integrating outdoor fireplaces, chimneys and fire pits, these hardscapes, decks and porches […]

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Porch Impressions

How to welcome your guests before they even step inside This time of year with guests, family and even just the delivery guy ringing your doorbell and coming to visit, your front porch is probably getting a little bit more attention than usual. The front porch is a staple of the southern lifestyle. It’s a […]

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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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Welcome Back the Wet Bar

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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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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