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How Big Should Kitchen Countertops Be?

Kitchen remodeling contractors all agree that planning a kitchen involves a lot of thought — particularly when it comes to ensuring proper measurements to provide sufficient workspace. Guidelines developed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association offer a few suggestions as a solution to this dilemma. Sizing Countertops At least 158 inches is considered by the NKBA to be just the right amount of countertop frontage to allow for unhampered food[...]

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All About Bathtub Installations: Which Tub Will Work for You?

Ask any bathroom renovation contractor and they will tell you that a lot of things can affect the price tag of a bathtub. There are, after all, so many bathtub models out there. With such a dizzying array of shapes, sizes, and materials available today, how can you choose the right tub to fit right into your home and lifestyle? Before you splurge on the tub of your dreams for your bathroom remodeling project,[...]

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How to Be a Good Neighbor During a Remodel

Any renovation or remodel project will impact your life. Be it a kitchen remodel, bedroom renovation or room addition, it’s likely to improve your home’s comfort, functionality, efficiency and overall value. To get to that point, you will have to endure some minor inconveniences, and it’s not just you who will be affected by all the noise and dust—your neighbors will too. And unlike you, they won’t benefit from any of the[...]

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Designing Kitchens for Function Over Form

After the era of the show kitchen, it seems functionality won over. In a recent poll conducted by Sub-Zero and Wolf, suppliers of premium refrigeration, wine preservation and cooking equipment, three out of four kitchen design professionals completed more projects for function over form. They focus more on creating a design that fits into the clients’ living and cooking styles rather than designing a “show kitchen.” The group selected to[...]

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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Remodeling Allows for “Aging in Place”

You have heard the pitter-patter of little feet upstairs after bed time. It’s the place you raised your beautiful children. Within these four walls, your boys became men, your girls became women, and your dreams became realities. Now that your children are moving out and starting families of their own, you’ve thought about downsizing, but you just can’t. This is where you want to live the rest of your lives.[...]

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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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Open Concept Kitchen

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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Paperless Kitchen

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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Single-Walled Kitchen Tips

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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Benefits of a Mid-Century Home

In this day and age, building materials, labor and just about everything seems to be raising in cost. Building a new home is nice, but the price seems to be doubling daily to do so. Why not just look at the beauty and character already established and embrace the past? Your style taste can always update the interior, so here are a few reasons to buy or keep a Mid-century[...]

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