How to Make Your Kitchen Ready for the Holiday Season

November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments »

Do you have chef dreams, but think you can never make them happen due to the current state of your kitchen? Quick access and smart storage, can mean the difference between a baking delight or a well intentioned blunder. Follow these tips to get your kitchen ready for the holidays.  

 

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5 Kitchen Design Mistakes And How to Avoid Them-Northern Virginia

November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments »

As one of the most highly used rooms in your home, good kitchen design is important. It's a multi-functional space for cooking, dining, and entertaining, and when not laid out well, it can be uncomfortable and annoying. We recommend working with a professional kitchen designer, and doing so will help you avoid some common mistakes.

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Popular Northern Virginia Bathroom Floor Tiles

November 08, 2017 | 0 Comments »

Tile is ever-changing, and today’s latest trends, driven in part by new manufacturing methods and printing technologies, are opening up a whole new world of covetable looks. We’re seeing a push toward new and innovative ways of combining different products, using tiles to create bold geometric shapes or to evoke an understated luxury with soft, organic lines and nature-inspired textures. 

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Popular Northern Virginia Bathroom Floor Tile Patterns

November 08, 2017 | 0 Comments »

Tile is ever-changing, and today’s latest trends, driven in part by new manufacturing methods and printing technologies, are opening up a whole new world of covetable looks. We’re seeing a push toward new and innovative ways of combining different products, using tiles to create bold geometric shapes or to evoke an understated luxury with soft, organic lines and nature-inspired textures. 

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How to Create a Kitchen Work Triangle

November 07, 2017 | 0 Comments »

If you're about to undertake a kitchen remodel, odds are you've heard a lot about the kitchen work triangle. Although it's often hailed by designers as the best way to set up a kitchen, the concept of the kitchen work triangle can be tricky to achieve, especially if you are not changing your kitchen floorplan.  

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Popular Cabinet Door Styles for Your Kitchen and Bath

November 01, 2017 | 0 Comments »

Your cabinet door style can be one of the most important factors in your kitchen's new design. Not only are cabinet doors one of the most visible design elements in a kitchen, but they can also be one of the most expensive. From the elaborate to the simple, there's a door style for every home design. Take a look at some of the better-known styles here and see which will work for your home's style and your budget.

Take a look at these different types of cabinet door styles to decide what best fits in within your design plan, budget and style. 

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Adding an Addition to an Older Home

October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments »

Adding space to your home can be invaluable if you live in an older home in a great neighborhood. Mature, tree-lined streets and architectural charm are what captivates many when it comes to older homes, but there are also things you must consider when renovating an older home. Take a look below to make sure you are prepared for your home remodel or addition. 

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How Much Will My Remodeling Project Cost?

October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments »

Maybe price isn’t your only deciding factor when considering a home improvement project to your Northern Virginia home - but most of us want to know what we can expect to spend when it comes to a big ticket item like an addition or large scale remodeling project. How would you know what to expect if you don’t do this regularly? You can ask your neighbors, talk to friends who’ve had similar projects done - but you’ll probably get a pretty broad range of experiences – from “We just hired the neighborhood handyman” to “We went with a very reputable design/build firm”. So how do you REALLY know what to expect cost-wise?

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How To Design A Better Kitchen

October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments »

As a certified Kitchen & Bath Designer, I love the guidelines the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has provided us for the most efficient, functional, and safe Kitchens. This article from www.kitchens.com highlights the NKBA guidelines, specifically “Thirty-One Ways To A Better Kitchen”.

http://www.kitchens.com/design/layouts/nkba-guidelines/nkba-guidelines

 

I’m going to focus on FIVE of the thirty one they’ve mentioned – giving them my own real world experience spin.

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Planning Your Northern Virginia Master Bedroom and Bathroom Addition

October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments »

A master bedroom and bath addition is a popular remodeling project for personal comfort and enjoyment. A term that you may be hearing a lot lately is “en suite.” En suite refers to a bathroom adjoining a bedroom. A master en suite may include a king size bed, multiple dressers, walk-in closets, a bath with spa features, a walk-in shower, a free-standing tub and other amenities. If space for a master en suite cannot be attained by making interior changes, many homeowners will opt to build an addition.

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