A Guide to Popular Kitchen Layouts

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Kitchens are still the “heart” of many homes, but today that can be in a literal sense as well as an emotional characterization. A great kitchen can be anything from an expansive family hub to a sleek and efficient closet-size nook. Today’s kitchens come in all sizes, shapes and layouts, with design features that rely less on… Read more »

10 Questions to Ask About Your Current Kitchen

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Wishful thinking precedes every remodel: “I wish I had a second oven” or “Wouldn’t an under-counter refrigerator be fun?” Perhaps your wish list includes storage space for antique tea sets and vintage silver. Or do you really want a comfortable reading chair and a kitchen fireplace? If you’re planning a kitchen redo, don’t put aside those wishes! First,… Read more »

A Guide to Planning Your Bathroom Remodel

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Every bathroom remodel has some common threads: You want to maximize function, create an efficient space for personal hygiene and grooming, install attractive water-saving fixtures and faucets, and minimize required upkeep and maintenance.  In addition, the best bathroom renovations look to the future in terms of changing human needs, durability of materials, lasting value and adaptability. It’s a… Read more »

7 Bathroom Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts

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Reality often doesn’t match the fantasies we carry in our heads. However, if an existing bathroom falls short on style, comfort and convenience, don’t give up all hope. Instead, consider remodeling to increase the luxury quotient in ways you’ve never before considered.  Instead of just wishing for a transformation, take positive steps to assure that your bathroom… Read more »

Country Kitchen Decor Is Homey, but Never Old Fashioned

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Country kitchens have a feeling of home and comfort that is always appealing. Sometimes termed farmhouse style or cottage kitchens, the warmth stems from a feeling rather than a temperature, and they recall pleasant family gatherings, holiday dinners, the great scents of a simmering stew or a freshly baked pie, laughter and congeniality. Country Kitchen… Read more »

Transitional Kitchen Design Bridges Past, Present and Future

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Transitional design, rather than being a nondescript look, can be an exciting blend of historical elements with futuristic convenience, melding the best of past, present and future into one harmonious whole. In terms of kitchen design, the warmth of a traditional keeping room may be the backdrop for trendy colors, thoroughly modern appliances, and features… Read more »

Creating a Smart Kitchen: Design Ideas

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Creating a Smart Kitchen

Not only has smart technology revolutionized business and communications, but it is now marching into the home, changing forever the way we will live our lives. Wireless security systems and remote monitoring functions are commonplace, but new realities can still surprise and startle. Appliances that “think” and “talk to one other” and kitchen functions that can be programmed… Read more »