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Open To Open Floor Plans: The Pros and Cons

These days it’s all about the open floor plan. Like, really all about the open floor plans. Like, over 80% of people want an open floor plan whether they’re building from the ground up or taking out some frustrations on an innocent wall. And what’s so special about them anyway? Well – pardon while we throw a little history atcha – turns out open floor plans aren’t anything new. When the only source of heat in a home was a giant hearth, homes were using the open floor plan out of necessity. It wasn’t until the Victorian era that...

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Converting To A New Kitchen

According to the National Association of Home Builders Remodel Market Index, in 2017 83% of people wanted a new kitchen. You mostly likely fall into that group yourself. And it makes total and complete sense. A LOT happens in a kitchen. Aside from being the only room in the house that can make or break a diet, it’s a room that is filled with as many memories of making food as it is meals actually made. It’s also CONSTANTLY dirty. We use the most resources in the kitchen just by cooking with water, gas, and electricity – and those...

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Make It Work

Make It Work New Year, New Year, and a whole slew of resolutions to forget about in the next few weeks. But seriously, the new year is the perfect time to set your sights on goals you want to accomplish, mostly in the vein of improving your day to day life. While many people resolve to eat better, lose weight, exercise more, and save money, you might be looking to expand your space. If 2019 is the year of the upgrade for your home, congratulations! However near or far into the future those plans are there’s one thing you...

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Lighten The Load – Laundry Room Updates

Who doesn’t love a good laundry room? And what’s not to love? Giant machines that whirr and whoosh and whirl. Also a repository for all abandoned things. Laundry rooms can turn into a little Lost Island of Misfit Toys real fast if you’re not careful. And who enjoys doing the laundry anyway? No one! It’s an arduous, time sucking task that never ends and can bring even the most righteous man to his knees! The laundry room, however, doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Here are a few ways to increase the functionality and flow of your...

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A Better Way to Light Your Christmas

You remember that scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, when Clark, after hours of trying to get the lights to work so he can have the best and biggest light display, joins the two power cords and alas! His whole house is covered, every inch, in bright, glorious Christmas lights. And then the meter spins out of control, the whole town loses power, and the nuclear power plant has to start it all back up again. The term for such homeowners who delight in the light display is enthusiastic (hello, understatement). Perhaps you have a neighbor of your own...

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