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2017 Trends in Kitchen Renovations

A 2017 study conducted by popular interior design website Houzz found that kitchen renovations are the top home interior renovation project. Houzz gathered data from 100,000 US homeowners for this study. They outline the trends, motives and behaviors associated with home renovations of all kinds. It was discovered that the top three reasons for kitchen […]

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3 Things People Overlook in a Kitchen Renovation

When it comes to taking on a kitchen renovation, people tend to run head first. Kitchens were found to be the #1 most popular room of the home to remodel because it’s such an integral part of the home. The kitchen is a place for family and friends, school lunches and midnight snacks. The amount […]

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Transcontemporary: A Design Antidote to Virtual Overload

An overstimulated society has given birth to a new design trend and it’s called Transcontemporary. Transcontemporary design is a blend between contemporary and transitional architecture and design. It encompasses: strategic austerity, neural palettes and natural elements, a greater connection to nature, and an increased sense of privacy. What drives Transcontemporary design? Simplicity via sensorial reduction. […]

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Six Reasons Not to Take Shortcuts on Your Renovation

It’s true that “cheap” does not always mean “bad,” and “expensive” does not always mean “good,” but that doesn’t mean you should always take shortcuts on your renovation, either. One or two valid “shortcuts” might not be a bad idea, depending on your home renovation situation but continually looking for cheaper ways to accomplish a […]

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The #1 Guide to Home Additions

When you bought your house, you might have said something like this: “Yes, but.” Yes, this was the home for you…but, you could also see yourself eventually making an addition so that it would be your absolute dream home. There’s nothing wrong with buying a “Yes, but” home—as long as you know the proper way […]