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Trends That Just Need to STOP!

Okay, here goes. I just can't stand it anymore. Here are a few of the things that have been getting my design goat lately. These trends have long overstayed their welcome. 50 Shades of Over it. Gray, pewter, greige or whatever name the paint companies try to assign. I...

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Creating your Dream Kitchen

I know it sounds cliche, but it is said, that the kitchen is the heart of the home. That has never been more true than than we see in today's open floor-plans. It is the first place most guests gravitate towards. Where we begin and often where we end our day. No...

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A New Look Does Not Have to Break the Bank!

Redesign that will refresh your wallet Looking for a fresh new look in your kitchen? You don’t always need to refinance to get the job done. There are many ways which your current kitchen or bath can be updated, that do not require a wrecking ball to your budget. If...

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How to Create a Sweet Spa Shower!

Think back. When is the last time you relaxed in a long luxurious hot bath? Yeah, I know right? Me too, I think it might have been 1996 when my husband took our boys to see “Power Rangers, the Movie”. Most busy grown ups just don't have the time in their schedules for...

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Got Blue?? blue? Little designer secrets revealed... When asked to write about designer secrets I was at a loss. Most of what I do is not that easily explained, it's just instinct for me. Decorating ideas are not a thing I can easily verbalize, I just do it. Then for...

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How to Select Kitchen Counter Tops

Pot with green mint on kitchen countertop. What is the best way to select kitchen counter tops? Not as easy as it sounds. There are so many new options available and more that are on the way!  The best way is not always by the look but consider function and budget...

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How to Design Your Small Kitchen

Small Kitchen - Big Solutions Embrace your small kitchen! I have clients who come to me all the time, wanting to re-design their small kitchens to "get more space". This is sometimes possible, but often what I see is, small house/small kitchen. They go together, like...

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Wood you or Wood you knot?

Wood or Wood Knot Hardwood floors are luxurious, beautiful and add value to your home. They do require some care and a certain amount of restraint as to what activities you permit to take place on them. High heels, roller blades, large dogs, rowdy kids etc. may/will...

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Serious Subway Tiles!

classic 3x6 installation As many of you may know, I spend many of my waking hours in one of our city's largest kitchen and bath showrooms. I talk with a multitude of customers who are looking for the perfect kitchen back-splash to compliment their awesome new kitchen....

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