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Fireplace Design: Fireplace Mantel or No Mantel?

Fireplace Design: Fireplace Mantel or No Mantel? post image

A fireplace is often the focal point in a room.  It is an architectural element that automatically draws your eye.  I have posted several times on fireplace design (here and here).  How to treat the fireplace mantel is part of the overall fireplace design. For some, a fireplace mantel is not desired, and for most [...]

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Stair Runners: Are you a Fan?

Stair Runners: Are you a Fan? post image

Many of our homes are multiple story homes.  With many homes have stairs, the stair material decision is to be factored early on in the construction phase.  Do you use stone or wood or metal?  For many, with using a hard material for the stair treads, noise can be an issue.  One option to soften the [...]

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End of Summer Last Outdoor Hoorah!

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The end of summer is here for many of you; kids are going back to school or gearing up to start in a few weeks.  For those who haven't had to start school just yet, are having a final last hoorah either on vacation away or pool party in town. What are you doing for [...]

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Kitchen Design: Do You Use a Pot Filler or Not?

Kitchen Design: Do You Use a Pot Filler or Not? post image

Tuesday I posted on kitchen faucets, and today I am continuing the theme with the pot filler.  Do you use a pot filler or not?  As I mentioned in the kitchen faucet post, that plumbing is one decision selected early on during the construction phase.  When selecting kitchen plumbing, I always ask my clients if [...]

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Which Kitchen Faucet is Right for You

Which Kitchen Faucet is Right for You post image

When designing your kitchen plumbing is a selection you must and will consider.  It is often one of the earliest decisions you make.  When doing a renovation or building a new home, plumbing is one of the first items selected because the rough-in for these fixtures happen right after framing.  Selecting your kitchen faucet is a [...]

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