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Project Planning is a SnAPP

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Planning a Project? Yes, there are apps for that as well as other online resources to make the process easier—and fun! It’s beneficial to have preliminary information prepared before you talk to a contractor. Project Scope For example, let’s say that you want your kitchen remodeled. Does your kitchen need updating or are there issues with the room’s layout? Will the room be used strictly for cooking or do you envision an open concept that includes dining and casual living areas? Other features that you may need to select include: Cabinetry ~ Style and Finish Decorative Hardware Countertop Material Appliances, Ventilation Sink, Faucet, Backsplash Lighting ~ Task, Ambient, Natural Flooring Material Where do you begin? What are the pros and […]

Dam that Ice! Prepare to Rake your Roof

Following a storm, clearing walkways are important, but removing snow and icicles from roofs also should be a part of your routine. Why? Ice dams! They’re thick ridges can form of solid ice that build-up along the eaves (the roof’s edge). You may notice a bulging area under a layer of snow above a group of icicles. If you remove the snow buildup, you’ll see an ice ridge known as an ice dam. How Ice Dams Form Warm areas of an attic cause snow to melt from the roof even when the outside temperatures are below freezing. When the melted snow runs into colder sections like soffits, valleys, or gutters, it begins to freeze again. This process of thawing and […]

2016 Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Important cabinet meetings (non-political!) have been held to determine trends in kitchen cabinet designs for 2016. Cabinetry is aesthetically important since it occupies much of a kitchen’s space, but it’s just as significant for cabinetry to be practical. Keeping form and function in mind, leaders in the cabinet design world announced the following cabinet trends to expect this year: Keep It Clean Natural simplicity is in style. Cabinetry streamlined with clean lines is a popular look. A prominent example is the shaker cabinet design. Despite originating in the early 1800s, shaker cabinets work well with either traditional or contemporary kitchens. Anthony Maucieri, president of East Hill Cabinetry, says, “Our most popular style currently is white painted wood shaker cabinetry.”   […]

2016 Color(s) of the Year Announced!

Impatient Pink? That’s how designers felt waiting for the announcement of the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year (upholsterers were on “pins and needles” in anticipation!) Just hours ago, Pantone designated two colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. How does this announcement affect you? You’ll see the color everywhere and on everything from furnishings to footwear for the next few years.   Why? The Pantone company is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of industry-wide accurate color systems from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. In general, they’re color gurus who are considered the authority of naming the “it” color of the year. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains, “A  new color captures attention and […]

On the Exterior — Withstanding Winter Weather Woes

raccoons in attic

Are these the guests you’re expecting for Thanksgiving? To avoid unwanted visitors and other woes this winter, inspect the exterior of your home or business. Our warm weather is an opportune time to take care of potential exterior problems. You’ll have another reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving if exterior repairs are completed before winter arrives. Critter Litter To keep wildlife out of your warm home or business, cover vents and other large openings with heavy duty hardware cloth, which isn’t cloth— it’s strong wire screening. The Humane Society recommends 16 gauge 1 x 1 inch hardware cloth for raccoons. For squirrels, solid aluminum flashing is the exclusion material of choice. Caulk it up to Experience One of the least expensive and […]

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