May/June 2009

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About The Cover:        Gunter Woodworking LLC has been building complete custom cabinets in the Greater Nashville area for nearly 30 years. State-of-the-art cabinet design software allows customers a digital blueprint of their kitchen before the first piece of wood is cut. Lanny Gunter is head of the family-owned business which builds and installs all the cabinetry. Call 615/ 893-5722 or visit http://www.gunterwoodworking.com.

March/April 2009

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About The Cover:        Cover courtesy of Meadowcraft   Popular in Middle Tennessee is the Geneva bar group from Meadowcraft’s Visions collection. According to area experts on outdoor living, homeowners are expanding their living space to include their favorite things—cooking, dining, and conversation. They are, the experts say, putting their money in their existing homes to increase their enjoyment of the downtime.

furnishing a ‘grand’ bedroom

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furnishing a ‘grand’ bedroom Q. The question I have is about chairs for my bedroom. We have a large room with 10 ft ceilings. We have a king sized, very high four poster bed in the room. It is a new bed and with a thick mattress it is 37-in. high at the top of the mattress.

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garden compositions — fun things to do on a winter’s day By Barbara Wise Mention a list of fun things to do in front of my sons and you might get groans of dismay. Saturday mornings and summer breaks find them greeted most mornings with a yummy breakfast and their own personalized list of fun things to do for the day. This detailed list includes activities such as, “Pick up dirty clothes, dust your room, complete your laundry, mow the grass, etc.”—so now you understand the aforementioned groans.

Exploring Green Interiors – On Demand Hot Water

Exploring Green Interiors – On Demand Hot Water It seems like everything is “on demand” these days, why not hot water for our homes, especially if it saves energy and money? Does the thought of saving an average of 20 to 40 percent on your water heating bill appeal to you? What about the storage space that you can recapture when the tank is gone? Regarding the dollar savings, Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters reports that since July 1, 2006 until today, United States consumers have wasted $12,873,198,476 by heating hot water with tanks.

Closet Design Trends

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Custom Closet Design Trends Demand for custom closet design has grown exponentially, it seems, in the past decade. Builders of custom homes today include areas once large enough for kitchens or family rooms designated for master closets and include shelves, racks, islands, and more to increase their functionality. According to Steve Case of Advantage Closets, “In 1983, most of our custom closet customers had one family income and viewed the custom closet as a luxury item. Today most of our customers have two incomes and have a need for organization in their lives because of the demands of two jobs …

Shopping Downtown Nashville

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Shopping Downtown Nashville        Downtown Nashville offers a wide range of shops and service providers of interest to home decorators and remodelers. From lighting to home theater, from fine art to plumbing fixtures, it all lies within a few square miles circling the heart of Nashville. Off the inner loop around town, take the Jefferson Street exit to a left on Cowan Street to Rexel Electric, where the showroom offers lighting fixtures for the interior, exterior, and landscapes. With Rexel’s policy to liquidate merchandise that doesn’t sell quickly, you can find some bargains at closeout prices.      To reach …

January/February 2009

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About The Cover:        This kitchen created by Beth Haley of Beth Haley Design reflects the latest trends in kitchen lighting. “With accent lighting we expect the light to create a mood and feeling while it performs its task. Layering light with an overall light source, task lighting shining on counterspaces, and pendant lighting to pull the design together, is a popular trend in today’s kitchens. Photo by Reid Rolls.