Do You Stay or Do You Go? Deciding Between Renovation or Moving

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In the Hudson Valley where we’re located—and throughout the New York metropolitan area for that matter—the housing market is hot! Inventory is tight, more people want to move to the suburbs, and prices are going up in the battle between supply and demand. If you’re thinking of moving because you want a larger, more contemporary … Read more

Engineered Hardwood Flooring – Is it Right For Your Space?

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Your interior designer has specified hardwood flooring for your home or retail space. You like the idea of it but are wondering if solid or engineered hardwood makes sense for how you use your rooms. Engineered hardwood flooring at a glance Unlike solid hardwood flooring planks, which are constructed from a single piece of solid … Read more

Popular Kitchen Design Trends and the Cabinets that Love Them

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Design trends and popular tastes come and go. What our parents coveted in the 1970s was replaced in the 1990s; what homeowners installed in the 1990s is now being updated for today’s lifestyles in the 2020s. There will always be a place for all-white kitchens and raised panel cabinet doors, but what are kitchen designers … Read more

Up-Level Your Design with Mosaic Tile for Kitchen and Bath

Mosaic tiles offer homeowners boundless creativity and beauty when designing or remodeling their kitchen or bathroom. Mosaic tiles come in glass (and recycled glass for ultimate sustainability), natural stone, porcelain/ceramic combinations, marble, shell, and metal. They come in a wide range of sizes and styles, such as herringbone, “subway,” chevron, basketweave, round, hexagonal shapes and … Read more

The Differences Between Porcelain and Ceramic Floor Tiles

Options for Selecting Porcelain or Ceramic Tiles for Your Kitchen Flooring Whether you’re working on a full-scale kitchen renovation or want to update or upgrade the kitchen flooring, porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles are among the choices. If you love your kitchen cabinets, countertops and the layout, but you want to transform the room’s look, … Read more

Natural Granite vs. Other Stone Countertops – Which is Right for Your Kitchen?

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Looking for a beautiful way to update your kitchen? Natural granite as well as engineered quartz stone countertops make elegant, hearty surfaces. However, these substances are not interchangeable and have different qualities to consider for your kitchen renovation. Natural granite countertops Natural stone, such as granite, is quarry-mined around the world. The raw granite that … Read more

Shopping for Kitchen Cabinets? Here are Some Basic Shopping Tips

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Shopping for kitchen cabinets? A kitchen renovation breathes new life into your home; cabinetry plays a key role in how the room looks and how your kitchen functions. Even if you’re not doing a full kitchen renovation, you can update the space by replacing the cabinets for a fresh, custom look. As you shop around, … Read more

You Might Not Have To Seal Your Granite Countertops After All

Seal Your Granite Countertops

You may be surprised to find out that your granite countertops may need even less maintenance than you thought. OK, you just got new granite countertops and want to make sure they stay as functional and beautiful as they are now. If you’re like me, the first thing you do is an internet search for … Read more

I Doubled My Kitchen’s Size Without Having to Make it Any Bigger

A great kitchen remodel can add warmth and character to your home, but it can also add something you never thought possible: more room. I live in a smaller house. While we don’t have vaulted ceilings or a formal dining room, our home has always served us well and has been more than large enough … Read more