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5 Ways to Design Spaces for Entertaining

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The ability to host a group is a trait that many Americans look for in a house. Having family and friends over for gatherings large or small plays an important role in the dynamic of many families, so it makes sense to ensure that remodeling projects in your home account for the need to accommodate the types of parties you like to hold. More than just knowing where to put your furniture, or making sure you have a stocked fridge, truly functional entertaining spaces that help to create traditions in the home start in the design and planning process.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Lower Level, Home Remodeling, Hiring a Contractor, Design-Build, Additions

What Exactly Is Design-Build Remodeling?

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, May 28, 2013

If you’re thinking about a home remodeling project you may want to consider the advantages of using a design-build remodeling contractor.

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Topics: Hiring a Contractor, Design-Build

What to Expect When You First Meet with a Bath Design Professional

Posted by Eric Hertzfeld on Tue, Feb 19, 2013

If you’re thinking about remodeling a bathroom, what are the things that are motivating you? Could it be that you dislike cleaning a shower stall with sliding doors that sometimes get stuck on the tracks? Have you experienced mold on the ceilings and walls due to inadequate ventilation? Have you grown weary of the tile and flickering of fluorescent lights? Do you find the general layout of the room dysfunctional and perhaps even unsafe for users?

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Topics: Bathrooms, Hiring a Contractor

What to Expect When You First Meet with a Kitchen Design Professional

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Feb 5, 2013

You may have watched kitchen remodels on television that seem too good to be true. A show host comes up with a great design and “presto” surprises the homeowners with the finished project within a week. Or do-it-yourselfers take down walls with sledge hammers and build a beautiful kitchen over a weekend. The reality is that a kitchen remodeling project involves more than tearing out old appliances and cabinets and replacing them with new fixtures. There are many details to consider including building code, structural issues, mechanicals, aesthetics and a functional floor plan. It takes time and careful planning before construction can begin.

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Topics: Kitchens, Hiring a Contractor, National Kitchen and Bath Association

The kitchen of your dreams is possible with planning.

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