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Dining Room Furniture: Round Table vs Rectangular Table

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The dining room furniture tends to be the furniture that lasts forever.  It's the one room where your furniture is least likely to get replaced for new.  The dining room table is one piece that often stays the same if the chairs are replaced.  The table is a substantial piece that is not an inexpensive [...]

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Fireplace Design: Fireplace Mantel or No Mantel?

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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?

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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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