A Look at Luxury

Luxury has become the “rule” rather than the exception. No matter what one’s budget might be, everyone wants to feel a sense of luxury at home. Since a wider audience now demands a luxurious experience, designers are getting more and more creative when it comes to meeting these demands. And with this growing demand for

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The Top Five Secrets to Happy Client Relationships?

Whether you’re a woodworker, kitchen and bath designer, architect, builder, or contractor, the relationships you have with your clients play an important role in their satisfaction. When the last nail is in place and the project is complete, they will enjoy their new space. But they will also remember what it was like to work

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Making Mid-Century Modern Mesh in Today’s Decor

Mid-Century Modern, a style that used to be on the fringe of the average decorating style, has experienced resurgence in recent years. Maybe it’s thanks to the popularity of TV shows like Mad Men. Or maybe it’s because the clean lines fall in line with today’s contemporary design preferences. Either way, we’re seeing hints of

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Lets Do Laundry: Which Materials Make the Grade

Did you know that Americans spend an average of 8 hours a week washing a collective 35 billion loads of laundry per year? The damp room that’s usually filled with lingering odor from used towels and athletic gear is in the process of being redefined. The laundry room is now a space where homeowners are

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Wood Finishes… To Mix or Match, That is the Question

Many think it’s a design “rule” that all of the finishes in a room or space have to match. But if you ask any professional interior designer, they’ll tell you this is one “rule” that most designers break…regularly. In fact, it’s not a rule at all. Furniture and cabinetry do not have to match to

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The Allure of Industrial Modern Finishes

Industrial…weathered…rustic… whatever you call it, it’s a style that’s taken the design world by storm. Initially popular in revitalized urban areas, industrial style has crept into suburbia and beyond. This wildly popular style that incorporates rich patinas and textures is all about exposing what lies beneath the surface to achieve a raw, edgy look. Surprisingly,

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Top Ten Questions Your Customers Should Be Asking You

…and you should be prepared to answer As you know, customers have tons of questions when they begin the process of shopping for cabinetry. They want to know all of the details from construction methods and materials to finishing and warranties. Homeowners who’ve had some experience remodeling a kitchen or bath have a better understanding

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Desire for Personalization Yields a Multitude of New Finishes

In January, we experienced the very latest industry products, trends, and technologies at the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). At this year’s show in Orlando, one trend stood out above all else when it comes to home renovations, particularly in the kitchen and bath: personalization. Today’s homeowners yearn to express their own unique

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Greenery: 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is Nature’s Neutral

As you know, every year Pantone Color Institute chooses a color that’s symbolic of what we see taking place in our global culture. They say that this color serves as a reflection of society’s current mood and attitude. This year, the company picked a color called Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343). It’s a fresh and zesty yellow-green

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The Best Choices for Bathroom Vanities

    Once upon a time, the bathtub was the visual centerpiece of the bathroom. Whether it was a freestanding claw foot or a deep corner soaking tub, the bathtub was the star of the show. However, since trends now lean toward spa-like showers with body jets and rain showers, homeowners are placing less emphasis

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