Garages have come a long way from the time when a small building was located behind a house to shelter a single car. Today, a home may have one, two, three, or more garages included in its footprint.
And those garages may include the latest in flooring and storage, and garage doors may range from a wood look to something more contemporary.
Beauty and function is not an oxymoron. The fact is, great kitchens combine both in a splendor that was once deemed impossible, according to Dan Zimmerle of Cabinet Makeovers. Kitchens are the heart and the soul of the home, Zimmerle says. The kitchen “is where we spend quality time giving our friends and families the best we have,” he says. “From preparing a simple sandwich to cooking a gourmet meal, a properly designed kitchen can change your life. When kitchens become part of the flow of the home, friends and family can all be a part of the experience. How you …
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What Will Bring Style to My New Home? Q. I have a house that was built a few years ago. It has a nice floor plan, but there is no trim and there are no interesting windows. What can I do to give it a more substantial look? I want it to look “designed” not just decorated with pillows and things. On the other hand, I can’t afford to rip up perfectly good floors and walls. I want something more than paint, but less than a remodel. What suggestions might you make?—K.J.
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Perfect Pantries Coming from the Old French word “paneterie” (meaning from “pain” the French word for bread) the pantry has changed greatly over time. Generically, a pantry is a room adjacent to the kitchen where food, provisions, dishes, or linens are stored and served. Older homes were designed with a butler’s pantry, and in fact at one time the butler slept in the pantry to guard the silver from theft. Over time, that space became a general storage area for the homeowner. More modest homes began adding a closet-like area to serve as a pantry, and many homes have these …
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About the Cover This kitchen reflects many of the trends designers say are popular now—sleek contemporary cabinets and an understated look found in open spaces. The glass mosaic tile back splash adds texture and polish, while scaled back accessories finish off the look. Photo courtesy Carla Taylor of Hermitage Kitchen Gallery. For information visit the hermitage kitchen gallery. Like us on facebook! Click here
Exploring Green Interiors try thrifty up-cycling of your kitchen for the holidays As the summer draws to an end and the weather slowly turns cooler, kids are returning to school and the holidays are creeping ever closer. It is during this time of year that our office is typically bombarded with a flurry of clients anxious to plan and execute a redesign, to be ready just in time for the family gatherings the holiday season brings. Still in the midst of a tough economy, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to completely renovate their homes. So I have …
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