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How one of the most common kitchen styles has its roots in religion A term now widely used in Europe to describe a type of woodwork that has achieved worldwide appeal, “Shaker Styling” originated in North America and has become a kitchen standard. It represents a woodworking genre that is widely considered beautiful in its simplicity. It is gracefully designed yet basic in detail. The Shaker style has proven to be an enduring work of art. Its birth is attributed to the craftsmen of the Shaker villages located in the Northeastern U.S. They belonged to a religious faction known as –...

When they’re necessary & when they’re not You’re planning a remodel. You know what you want, but you aren’t entirely sure how to get it. Understanding that you may need one or more permits gives you an advantage over many others with similar aspirations. Going into a project aggressively and blind can lead to very serious consequences. And, no, naiveté is not a valid excuse.Below is a general overview that may help you understand the logic behind why building permits are so often necessary. Check it out and see if some of your questions have been answered or at least narrowed down....

A brief detail of kitchen styles Whether you’re buying a house, remodeling or redesigning your kitchen, or simply tweaking your existing design, it’s important to know the basics…U SHAPED-KITCHENS A design comprised of three walls lined by cabinets and appliances, the ‘U’ (also known as ‘C’) is commonly found in kitchens of limited space. It uses three walls, two of equal length and one shorter, that generally serve to separate the kitchen from other areas of the residence. The third wall and its additional cabinetry provide ample storage. Though a traditional design, it is no longer often employed in larger, newer homes.G...

Not every idea makes senseRemodels take on lives of their own, some you can control, and others you can’t. Sometimes a late-in-the-game decision will veer a project off course, or unexpected circumstances arise to throw a wrench in the machine. This is why we always urge our clients to be prepared. Give yourself a safety net. You have a budget that everyone needs to respect, including yourself. But ultimately you’ll have to ask yourself, “was the remodel worth it? Did it add to the resale value?” The answer may not be what you hoped for. Let’s look at examples of...

Are you exploring ways to improve your bathroom experience? Is your room missing a much-needed vanity? Looking to increase your home value? It takes a lot of time, money, and resources necessary to plan and execute a remodeling of your bathroom. Here are a number of ways to make the process as painless as possible.First of all, take measurements of your vanity. Draw the dimensions on paper so that you have a layout. You can experiment with ideas of where you want the sink, cabinets, and bathtub to go.Consult with an interior designer for ideas on new bathrooms and vanities,...

Let out-of-the-box thinking turn your backsplash into a unique work of art “Is this all there is?” you ask, when shopping for backsplash tile. You’re discouraged by the generic look of white porcelain squares or the gaudiness of the large colorfully designed tiles “isn’t there anything better?”Of course, the concept of “better” may be entirely subjective, but there are tiles that are not only considered as such, they tend to be more personally fulfilling as well. Look no further than the realm of DIY (Do It Yourself) for a world of options designed to capitalize on your very own imagination and...