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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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Can Your New Kitchen Accommodate an Island?

Islands are among the most requested features in the dream kitchens we design for homeowners in the Harrisonburg and Shenandoah Valley region. Islands serve multiple purposes: providing a palate for meal preparation, dining, working, a place to do homework and a storage facility. When homeowners request an island, we determine if there is sufficient space, and if not, we recommend alternatives that can provide similar functionality. In smaller spaces, we […]

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A Remodeling Primer: Reality vs. HGTV

Our phones have been ringing a lot recently since folks in the Shenandoah Valley have been spending more time in their homes. Realizations that it’s time to improve what currently exists and starting to think of remodeling. If you are interested in a new kitchen or bath, you can make your life a lot easier by developing a wish list of everything that you want to then create a preliminary […]

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What’s Trending Now in Kitchen Design

Kitchen and bath renovations are booming. Many homeowners are realizing that working from home is not a passing fad. Many will be working from home for the near-term future and most likely longer than that. That’s one reason why homeowners in Shenandoah Valley want to increase their home’s functionality and appeal. If we are spending most of our time at home, then the home should be where you want to […]

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Affordable Vanity Countertops

How to make your vanity countertop look expensive but have an affordable price tag: Most people don’t know that there are a few specialized vanity countertop companies that offer Quartz and Granite countertops in more manageable sizes than the name brand LARGE slabs of Quartz and granite you see everywhere else. By choosing a “Stock” size or thinner vanity top you can save than a custom kitchen countertop slab price […]

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Best Practices for Renovating Your Kitchen

Many of our neighbors and clients in Shenandoah Valley have been under stay-at-home for several months and have noticed that their kitchens, bathrooms and other rooms could benefit from a renovation. If you are in that number, you are not alone. According to a recent survey of 1,000 homeowners by Houzz.com, nearly 80% of homeowners “are dreaming about changes that would help them enjoy their home more.” Our showroom is […]

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