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2021 Predictions for Home Design Trends

A couple weeks back we posted a blog piece on how the pandemic has effected homeowners choices in remodeling and therefore creating some unexpected trends. Based on that research, Houzz.com recently predicted ten trends that it expects for 2021. And of course many of the trends are popular because homeowners in Shenandoah Valley and across the United States are working from home, schooling from home and continuing to spend a […]

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2020 and it’s Effect On Home Design

COVID-19 has transformed the traditional residence into a multifunctional space that serves as an office, gym, bar, restaurant, school, hospital and home. Working and schooling from home have had the most dramatic impact on the notion of home and will undoubtedly impact future new home design. It is safe to say that most parents and children would prefer traditional in-person learning instead of virtual schooling at home.  Similarly, many people […]

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Top 5 2021 “Wow” ideas to include in your NEW design wish list:

1. Add some creativity to home offices and student home school spaces…laminate countertops and writable surfaces by Formica can make task lists fun. Less mess than Chalkboard paint!  Get creative with solid surface materials for walls, cabinets, countertops great for bedrooms, home offices and wall splashes.  Use Chalk pens or dry erase to decorate or change your message daily. 2. Solid Surface that looks like Real Wood to add visual texture to […]

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2020 Bathroom Trends

The demand for new master baths in Shenandoah Valley is increasing. Many families in Harrisonburg area are still spending most of their time at home, they have a new appreciation that a bathroom can offer so much more than function. A master bath can be a refuge from Zoom fatigue, a wellness center and a room to spend a few minutes devoid of email, texts and family members, all to […]

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Priorities, Priorities

As your family spends more time at home, the kitchen has taken on a more prominent role as a multifunctional space. Certain elements of a dream kitchen should be at the top of everyone’s priority list regardless of space and budget. You should smile every time you cross the threshold, and every time you use your kitchen to prepare meals, eat, help with homework, chat with friends and neighbors or […]

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A Tip of the Hat to Mother Nature

It is not surprising, given that many homeowners in the Shenandoah Valley have been working from home and educating their children from the dining room table, that the colors of the year give a tip of the hat to Mother Nature. Pantone and major paint manufacturers have picked colors that are warm and comforting and reflect natural environments. These colors are expected to dominate fashion and home decorations in 2021. […]

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How to Keep Your Renovation From Exceeding Your Budget

Despite the unlimited access to online renovation information, it’s not easy to accurately budget for a new kitchen or bath. For example, if you visited the Houzz.com website to search for farmhouse sinks, your search would deliver more than 77,000 results, with prices ranging from $150 to more than $5,000. How could anyone know which farmhouse sink would be the perfect fit among 77,000+ options? Budgeting is made even more difficult […]

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How Smart Do You Want to Be?

Smart technology continues to evolve for the kitchen. We know clients appreciate the ability of a cooktop to control the functionality of a ventilation hood automatically. Many of our clients in Shenandoah Valley like having the ability to preheat their ovens from a smartphone app. Smart technology for the kitchen helps make homeowners’ lives easier and more enjoyable. Smart technology enables homeowners to react to potential maintenance and malfunction issues […]

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Five Must-Haves For A Great Bathroom

The days of a bathroom serving only utilitarian functions have long past. Bathrooms, especially the master bath, can serve as an in-home spa where homeowners in Shenandoah Valley can spend a few minutes of every day just to themselves, devoid of texts and tweets, to recharge their batteries and wash away the stresses of the day. Functionality, efficiency and beauty are givens in today’s new bathrooms. To create a bathroom […]

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