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Free Kitchen Renovation Worksheet

One of the best ways to prepare for a kitchen renovation is to do a little research and dare we say, soul searching. Some people have a plethora of photos and ideabooks but actually deciding on a particular style can prove challenging. Sometimes collecting too many ideas can further contribute to the crippling indecision. That […]

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6 Types of Classic Colonial Style Homes

Colonial style homes, just like the name implies, were built by colonists who, at the time, arrived in a new land and would be calling America home. Gaining inspiration from their mother land, each of these Colonial style homes have their own flair as well as their own story. In our lovely list of six Colonial […]

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Origins & Characteristics of the Adam Federal Home

The Adam Federal home is the successor of the Georgian Colonial style.  It corresponds with the end of the Colonial era in America and is sometimes referred to as post-colonial. Many would say that the Adam Federal home style appears to be quite the refinement of Georgian Colonial architecture. Having existed from about 1780 to 1830, […]

7 Types of Elegant French Style Homes

From Provincial homes to massive Chateaus, French style homes have their own unique distinctions. There is a reason why French style homes have the reputation that they do, and that’s because one of the most brilliant additions to the world of architecture came from the French. They founded the first architectural institution in Europe, the […]

7 Types of Fascinating Victorian Style Homes

Victorian style homes and Victorian architecture in general came into development during the reign of Queen Victoria. Victorian style homes focus more on aesthetic and beauty rather than practicality. This home style emerged from the grandiose and detailed Gothic style. Technological advancements from the Industrial Revolution, such as steam-powered mills, reduced material costs and sped […]

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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 […]