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Hardscaping Considerations

  |  March 27, 2020

Hardscaping includes structural and decorative elements of your outdoor spaces that aren’t living—from walls and planters, to pavers, drives, walks and firepits. Judicious use of hardscaping can have tremendous positive impact on the function and aesthetics of your exterior spaces—making your home look great at a reasonable price. On the flip side, elaborate hardscaping (such […]

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Five Questions to Ask Your Prospective Builder

  |  March 24, 2020

You have done your due diligence, verified the builder’s reputation and perused owner reviews; what else should you explore before you contract with a builder? Along with any neighborhood or community-related questions, it’s smart to ask your builder a few key questions: In Addition to Asking the Right Questions: Pay Attention to What’s Not Said […]

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Practical Considerations for Personalizing Your New Home

  |  February 24, 2020

Imagine that you’ve toured several new home models and found one that is perfect… with just a few tweaks. It can be frustrating to be quoted a price that’s higher than expected for what you perceive as a simple modification, or, worse, be told “no”. Unfortunately, what may appear to be a small change to […]

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Getting the Most from Your Garage

  |  February 17, 2020

A garage is prime storage space and, for many families, it also multitasks as a workshop or hobby space. Increasingly customized, garages span the gamut from bare boned to luxurious areas to pamper and showcase upscale cars. Unless you have the luxury of designing a garage/workspace tailored to your family’s needs and interests, take advantage […]

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The Modern Kitchen

  |  January 29, 2020

Always considered the heart of the home, modern kitchens are being designed differently to allow for better communication between the rooms your family uses most. It is important to consider the kitchen carefully, as practical kitchen elements have traditionally required wall space, which can conflict with the “open concept” most popular in today’s homes. The […]

Are Smart Homes Smart?

  |  January 20, 2020

Is smart home technology cool, convenient, cost saving and a boon to security… or pricey, complicated, high-maintenance and a possible security and privacy disaster? The answer can be all of the above… depending on how prepared and thorough a homeowner is in choosing, implementing, and maintaining smart home systems, apps, and devices. Reality Check Your […]

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Handrail Style

  |  December 18, 2019

Stair rails may seem like minor elements, but they are important to both your home’s safety and its signature style. Whether outdoors or inside, a stairway is a focal point that helps establish the home’s design aesthetic and is an opportunity to add a personal touch. Stair rails usually include several elements: Balusters are short […]

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Shower Design

  |  December 12, 2019

As baths grow bigger, sleeker and more elegant, showers are following suit. Once simple, now showers often include multiple fixtures carefully personalized for the owners’ therapeutic needs and dramatic tile accents to express their personal style. If you are about to build or remodel, here are a few tips to ensure your new shower is […]

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Creating A Cool Home with a Warm Heart

  |  November 26, 2019

Contemporary designs have great appeal: simple lines, dramatic, flowing open spaces, and oversized windows or glass walls that flood interior spaces with natural light. Unfortunately, in the past, the term “contemporary” often referred to extreme concepts with limited appeal, including stark aesthetics that favored “high-style”, unapproachable design over practicality, and an overuse of metal and […]

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Dual Laundry Locations

  |  November 26, 2019

Laundry location is a source of passionate debate; about half of homeowners prefer locating the laundry room upstairs for convenience and efficiency, while the other half prefers locating it near the kitchen and an informal entry to the home. Each location has pros and cons. When space and budget allow, some homeowners install a main […]