If you, like many of us, have been spending a lot more time at home lately, you may have started daydreaming about remodeling. For some, that could be a large kitchen or bathroom overhaul. For others, it could be the addition of a walk-in pantry, updated laundry room, mudroom, home office, fireplace surround, or even…

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Kitchens are the hub of most homes, which makes the challenge of keeping it organized a bit of a dilemma. Beyond appliances, cookware, gadgets, and food, little things like bags, phones, and mail find their way into every corner.  We clean, reset, and the inevitable cycle begins again.  Luckily there have been some ingenious design…

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Home improvement is an investment in both your home’s value and the quality of time spent living in it.  When you’re considering a remodel, it’s essential to identify your motivation.  If you’re planning to put it on the market in the next 12 months, you should know that kitchens and baths tend to be the…

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Folks in Missouri, especially St. Louis, are well known for our love of beer, but we love our wine too. A lot more than you might think! Research from 2016 shows that the state of Missouri consumed over 14,600 gallons, and our neighbors in Illinois consumed over 35,000 gallons!  According to the Wine Institute, the…

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Wood brings natural warmth and beauty to any space.  Although it may be more common to find underfoot in today’s kitchens and baths, wood countertops are making a resurgence, and we’re on board! The first question to ask yourself before deciding the species of wood is; how will it be used?  Will there be a…

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When remodeling your kitchen, it’s common to focus on the flooring, cabinetry, and countertops.  However, the heart of your home deserves a proper crown as well.  Pragmatic choices of the past merely concealed the pipes, wiring, and ductwork.  Now, they are becoming more stylish to pair well with the rest of the room and create…

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An essential part of every remodel is that it enhances your home and the time you spend in it.  If you are in the 10% of the population that is left-handed, taking steps to create a flow specifically designed for you can make all the difference.  Just because the world seems to favor right-handed people…

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Tile has come a long way in terms of material, cut, texture, and color over the years.  Of course, the most fundamental reason for a backsplash is to defend your walls from splatters. Nonetheless, they can also serve as the centerpiece of your kitchen remodel.  It’s a terrific way to express your personality and create…

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Everyone wants a big kitchen. However, such a kitchen can feature too much empty space. Rather than waste that space, many homeowners opt for a kitchen island. Kitchen islands can serve many functions, but they need to be designed well for good utility. Likewise, you’ll want an island that’s an attractive addition to the rest…

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