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Tips for creating an appealing outdoor space If your patio is in dire need of some reconstruction, these tips are for you. We understand your patio probably came with the house and looks like it hasn’t been touched or renovated in 20 years, but you can start anew - all you need is a solid foundation. This info should help you get a preliminary idea of costs, the processes available, and the types of materials needed. We’ll look at the most popular options as well as a brief overview of the nitty-gritty and reveal what’s new in innovation… Concrete Patios At $5 to...

A guide for knowing and applying light sources You may not be a professional lighting designer, but you understand the importance of layering light. It’s the secret behind turning a standard home into a place of elegance. For years, homes came built with very standard overhead lighting powered by on/off light switches. Now many lighting schemes are being incorporated with the additional feature of dimmers. Whatever a home is lacking light-wise may easily be remedied with additional installations. An artful use of highlights and shadows will create a subtle mood and a pleasing environment. Start with the most obvious factor, the windows....

Tips for making the wisest decision It’s not easy. You’re working with a kitchen and serious questions arise. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new home or a remodel, the issues you face are the same. You’ve probably already learned that it is the cabinets that consume the majority of a kitchen budget. You’re looking at making an investment in something that should be able to last for years, if not decades. Obviously, you’re not going to rush into this – this is something that needs to be done right. So before you carelessly spend time and money, weigh the factors that...

How kitchen cabinets can be exquisitely unique Crown molding is one of those decorative touches that often get taken for granted. It’s as if it is mistaken for a regular part of the cabinets or walls it adorns. It is not always recognized as the product of an artistic choice, but it is. It looks great, but it is worth noting the stylistic direction that was based on someone’s inspiration. There are plenty of types of crown molding to choose from, and selecting the perfect one to quietly add elegance and even value to a room is an achievement worth acknowledging. If...

The exciting world of entertainment centers You’ve reached a level of success that allows you to indulge yourself a bit. Nothing too tacky, but far removed from those days when you slept on a twin mattress directly on the floor of your shared apartment. Now, you have your own home and you want to get yourself a giant TV. You no longer have to worry about neighbors on the other side of the wall, so you’re going all out. It’s the home theater concept, with quality speakers and a cool entertainment center to house it all. Take your time finding the...

There’s never a shortage of innovation for these old standards Can you improve upon perfection? That’s a question that has plagued designers and carpenters for ages. The real question is, “How do you define perfection?” You may have an established design that is tried, true and beloved, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be room for improvement. Take the kitchen cabinet, for instance. Sure, there are the basic components of doors, drawers, wood, metal, and hinges, but where can it go from there? Where indeed…? Convenience is the inspiration for invention. And some of the new features implemented into kitchen cabinets actually...