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Kitchen Trends 2021

Remodeling continues the story of your home and adds a fresh perspective for the next chapter.  While 2020 gave us some heavy plot twists, 2021 is shining the light on a brighter path forward in our homes. With that, it’s no surprise that Google trends show kitchen renovations have topped the search list.  Here, we’ve…

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Are High-End Appliances Worth The Investment?

As time goes by, our tastes, needs, and priorities in the kitchen shift. What may have been a perfect fit 10 or 20 years ago might be creating a thorn in your side today. It could be that your family has outgrown your current capacity or configuration, or perhaps your culinary skills have blossomed during…

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Radiant Winter Warmth

Midwest winters can be crisp, clear, and beautiful. They can also be frigid, blustery, and brutal, conjuring visions of snow-packed doormats and kicking off sloppy wet boots as you reach for the thermostat. Even if it is your favorite season, there may be a better way to enjoy it, and those cold toes will thank…

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Health, Harmony, And Home Cooking

No matter which direction you look, 2020 has been a challenging year to navigate. Staying healthy, mentally and physically, is more of a priority than ever.    On average, Americans eat out 5.9 times per week, spending $2,547 in Missouri and $2,784 in Illinois during a single year per person. In a family of 4, that’s…

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Make Your Home Office Work For You

Chances are “working from home” used to feel like a luxury. It was just you in your comfy clothes keeping the wheels turning from whichever spot you chose. Enter a world pandemic by the name of COVID-19, and that pleasure may have become a real pain. Kitchens, which were already the busiest room in the…

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How Much Should I Spend On My Kitchen Or Bath Remodel?

Few things are more exciting than getting the chance to really put your stamp on your home and your space. From beautiful tile designs to quirky and fun accent walls, the sky is the limit when it comes to your creativity. Here at Callier & Thompson, we love making our clients’ dreams come to life…

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Cook Out in Style

Most of us are spending a lot of time at home and opting for more intimate gatherings of friends and family. Have you considered creating new ways to enjoy the space you love? How about opening up to the possibilities in your own back yard? Outdoor kitchens are a fantastic way to expand your options!…

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Dazzle Your Domain With Trim & Molding

What is your eye drawn to when you enter a room? Are you dazzled when you walk into yours? Adding height, depth, width, and architectural interest to a vanilla space can be as simple as introducing trim and molding. Of course, there are several considerations when choosing the best direction, but let’s take a look…

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Remodeling More Than Kitchens And Baths

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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How Much Should I Expect to Invest

The kitchen reigns as the most popular room in the home to remodel, followed closely by the bathroom. It’s also one of the most important to potential buyers. Whether you are considering a remodel to enhance your time spent in it, or for the potential resale value, updating the heart of your home is a…

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