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Powder Room Design Ideas

A powder room is a great addition, especially for Ann Arbor homeowners who frequently invite guests over. A powder room is essentially the same as a half bathroom, or a bathroom with only a toilet and vanity. Read on for some of our favorite design ideas for beautifying this miniature room. One of the upsides to designing and decorating a powder room is that you have more leeway than a[...]

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Choosing the Right Bathroom Floors for Your Home

If you’re planning a bathroom remodeling project in Ann Arbor, MI one of the most important features to consider is flooring. Bathroom flooring is available in a large variety of materials, and each comes with a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. While a professional home remodeling contractor will be able to discuss each option with you in great detail, having a basic familiarity with the types of available materials[...]

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A Variety of Metal Finishes for Your Kitchen Remodel

Stainless steel is a common favorite among Ann Arbor, MI homeowners. We understand the appeal; stainless steel looks pristine, shiny, and clean. However, there are a variety of other metal finishes for the kitchen. Feel free to mix and match the different metals for a rich and diverse kitchen backdrop. We’ll outline some of the metal finish types and the possible combinations. Types of Metal Finishes Copper Pendant Lights:  We[...]

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Mudrooms Have Made A Comeback

As the adage goes, April showers bring May flowers. They also bring mud, and lots of it. The kids, the dog, and even you can’t help tracking in the muck. If only you had a nifty space to shed the muddy boots and keep your newly spring-cleaned home tidy. Luckily for you, mudrooms are making a comeback. These adorable nooks are a Pinterest staple, but they also serve a very[...]

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Must-Haves and Open Concept Living

Four bedrooms, attached garage, home office…. the list goes on. When creating the perfect home, we begin the list of “must haves.” A staple with many homeowners is the ‘open concept’ kitchen. Open layouts seamlessly connect the kitchen with living and dining areas. They create the illusion of a bigger space, and are practical for families and frequent entertainers alike. The open concept serves as a central activity location, as[...]

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Mission Possible: Paperless Kitchens

Do you find yourself constantly adding “paper towels” to your grocery list? Didn’t you just buy a 12-pack at your local warehouse retail store? Growing up, it would drive my mother insane when we kids would use paper towels. When drying our hands, we’d tear off two or three paper towels from the roll. A spill on the floor? You don’t want to know! She thought buying the smaller cut[...]

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Downton Abbey Architecture & Style

Downton Abbey started its sixth season recently, and its American viewers are decorating “Downton” style more than ever. Downton Abbey, Season 5” by Masterpiece™ The popular BBC television show, Downton Abbey, recently began its sixth season. It first aired in 2010 and after the phenomenon swept across the Atlantic Ocean, Americans soon began to decorate their homes in “Downton fashion.” In this period drama, the audience becomes a voyeur into[...]

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NKBA Kitchen Trends

The National Kitchen & Bath Association announced at its annual conference last week that transitional kitchens are currently the top kitchen design. Trends that the NKBA expects to see in kitchens in 2016 include: Transitional style Gray, white and off-white cabinets Pull-outs, tilt-outs and tilt-ins for storage space Wood flooring Quartz and granite countertops Outdoor kitchens Built-in coffee stations and wet bars Pocket doors Special pet spaces Docking and charging[...]

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Pendants and Pedestals

Rolling into 2016 and you want to stay on top of the latest trends? Here you will find simple ideas and ways to keep your house looking sharp no matter what your budget is. Make sure to look at our Pinterest Look books to see these ideas in full swing to help you think of fun ways to incorporate these trends! 1. The “Glamily” Room: What is a Glamily room[...]

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Making the Most of Your Single-Walled Kitchen

Single-walled kitchens come into play in small homes or apartments and open-plan kitchens. Here are a few tips in making the most of your single-walled kitchen. Embrace a Sociable Layout: The Single-Wall Kitchen is the epitome of a social layout. There are no added walls, which opens up the space for entertaining. Although a single-wall kitchen allows one person to cook at a time, it still allows others to access[...]

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