May/June 2014 Cover

About the Cover  Pops of color can be added to a kitchen through fabric accents and accessories, as shown in this kitchen from RSU Contractors. Local experts say mixing painted and wood finishes is popular, as are upper cabinets resting on countertops in a way that mimics furniture. 

Roofing Trends

  The color of your home’s exterior can really make or break its curb appeal. And experts say that many homeowners are gazing upward to their roofs to make a statement. “Whether you go with a timeless look or you shake things up with something more modern, the color of your roof can really be an area for true self-expression,” says national color expert Kate Smith of Color Marketing Group and owner of Sensational Color. “Roofing colors should reflect a homeowner’s personal style and tie in with the overall home exterior,” she says. If your roofing has had a rough …

Build or Remodel

“If you love your current neighborhood and like the bones of your existing home, then an addition or update to meet your current and future needs is a great idea,” says Bryan Edwards of Hughes-Edwards Builders. “Interest rates are historically low and financing can be more easily obtained for a remodeling project due to your home’s equity. We like to work with a client to determine what changes will have the greatest impact on a family’s happiness while being a financially good decision for the overall value and appreciation of the home.” Edwards adds, “There are a lot of great …