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More Than Just Kitchen & Bathroom

We went to BuildDirect.com for a little insight into the order of things. There are many advantages to a complete kitchen remodel. You can make it up-to-the-minute modern, and that will contribute to great appeal for potential buyers should you decide to sell. You also add value to your home. But it doesn’t come easy – a quality remodel can be a huge challenge. But you can make it easier. There are established steps to follow that are proven to help streamline the process and guarantee that your vision is fully realized in the final physical results. The game plan can vary...

Clever design tricks for the illusion of spaciousness It doesn’t matter what size your kitchen is, there are ways to make it appear different than its true form. By implementing certain maneuvers, it’s almost as if you can alter one’s perception and make them believe a room is bigger than it really is. There are basic strategies for achieving this illusion. Keeping the walls white is sort of an old standard, but it’s a great place to start. Of course there are other, more clever methods of making the space seem larger. Let’s take a look at a few them: 1. Limit...

Chopping it all down The unique beauty of hardwood is partly in its individuality – no two pieces are alike. That’s why it’s such a popular choice for cabinets; its unique elegance is created by variations of grain and color. But if you prefer uniformity and consistency there are other options, and we’ll address those, too. But first, let’s explore the world of natural hardwoods… It’s becoming much more commonplace for homeowners to seek to offset the coldness of stainless steel and glass in their kitchen with the warmth of hardwood. It is crafted, joined and finished into the finest cabinets that...

Creating a romantic vintage vibe “Modern” has never been you. Sure, you may enjoy the current conveniences, but when it comes to design, you don’t find the contemporary look appealing. You’re an old soul. Maybe you want to recreate the care-free days of your youth or you’re really into an even further bygone era that you wish to emulate. Whether it’s the Roaring Twenties, the Fabulous Fifties, the Awesome Eighties, or a colorful mishmash of them all, you can have a lot of fun styling your kitchen after past designs. 1. Period Lighting In the online era of instant gratification, locating vintage lighting...

Exquisite craftsmanship & healing properties - the merging of art and health Growing out of the ancient and mammoth cliffs of the Changbai Mountains, a mountain range that lies on the border between China and North Korea, are Eastern White Cedars - better known as “Trees of Life”. Historically, they are considered to have profound medicinal value, especially for treatments found in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). In this capacity these special trees are known under yet another name. For simplicity’s sake this is the one we will refer to it by for the rest of this text. It is, “Mountain Thuja”...

When you are buying new kitchen cabinets you have to decide if you want custom/semi-custom cabinets, RTA cabinets, or pre-assembled cabinets from a big box store. There are reasons to go with any of these three options but RTA cabinets are the best choice. Custom and semi-custom cabinets are thought of as the high end cabinets. They tend to offer quality products with a lot of variety for a premium price. On the other end of the spectrum, the stock cabinets that you would buy from a big box store cost less to make each cabinet because they are pre-assembled...