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What Are the Key Features of an ADA-Compliant Bathroom?

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires business owners to modify facilities to accommodate physically challenged individuals. While homeowners don’t necessarily need to adhere to these guidelines, they can still be used when remodeling or designing a home for a person with special needs.  (more…)

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A Homeowner’s Quick Guide to Attic Conversion

Most households use the attic as storage space. However, there are more practical uses for your attic if you need more living area. You can convert it into a bedroom or a home office to help increase your productivity at home.  (more…)

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Picking a Kitchen Color Scheme

Remember: all it takes is one mismatched color to ruin the feel of a room. That’s why it’s important to familiarize yourself with the basics of color coordination. To help you get started, here are the do’s and don’ts of picking a kitchen color scheme. (more…)

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4 Slip-Resistant Flooring Options

Everyone knows slippery floors pose a safety hazard, but not a lot of people grasp the danger of accidental falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 million Americans in their advanced years suffer falls every year, with one in five falls resulting in serious complications.  (more…)

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Trend Spotlight: A Primer on Grandmillennial Design

Tired of the minimalist design trend? You might want to try the grandmillennial style, which favors textures and patterns that evoke a feeling of nostalgia.  (more…)

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DreamMaker Virtual Modified Process

Many of our neighbors are wanting to know how they can work with us during this time. Some are asking how they can work with us virtually to start their remodeling journey. Others are wanting to know how they will transition from virtual design review and talk about construction start dates. To make it as easy as possible for you to learn how you can still work with DreamMaker during[...]

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Bathroom Design Basics: Separating Wet & Dry Zones

A basic principle of bathroom design is the separation of wet and dry zones. As the names suggest, the wet zone contains the shower and tub while the dry zone contains the toilet and the bathroom vanity. Separating these two zones keeps you from tracking water all over the bathroom floor. Here are some of the features that can separate the two zones. (more…)

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Designing a Kitchen for Mobility Device Users

Designing a kitchen that’s accessible to mobility device users is one way to prepare your home for your family's changing needs. After all, roughly 30 million Americans use mobility devices such as wheelchairs, and that number is expected to grow as the population ages.  (more…)

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Kitchen Islands vs. Peninsulas: Which Is Better?

Which would make a better addition to a modern kitchen: a kitchen island or a peninsula? Well, it depends on the size of your kitchen, needs and preferences. Here are the factors you need to take into account when choosing between a kitchen island and kitchen peninsula.  (more…)

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5 Benefits of Choosing Sustainable Building Materials

More and more homeowners are going green because it’s become practical to do so. Installing energy-efficient features can lower electric bills considerably. Aside from energy efficiency, sustainability is another crucial aspect of a green home. What are the practical benefits of using sustainable building materials?  (more…)

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