Adding Real Function to Mudroom Design
Oct26

Adding Real Function to Mudroom Design

The dirty little secret about the design of most mudrooms is that they’re usually about 30% the size that they ought to be. This comes from Travis Ketron, owner of Ketron Custom Builders. He’s also the person responsible for repurposing an entire one-car garage into the comfortably sized laundry/mudroom we’re featuring here. If anything, this particular remodeling project proves he’s certainly true to his convictions in this...

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2016 Bathroom Trends That Still Are
Oct20

2016 Bathroom Trends That Still Are

With the year coming to a close, now is the perfect time to take a look back at those 2016 bathroom trends that have proven popular with designers and homeowners According to Robyn Spataro of Cleveland’s Faralli Kitchen & Bath, many of these trends are expected to continue well into the future, to the degree that they may eventually become time-honored classics. White-on-White Color Scheme This is by far the biggest trend that...

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Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips Recipe
Oct04

Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips Recipe

There’s something appealing about colorful dishes, and this is an eye-catching one. Perfect for fall and winter, this delightful medley will warm you through and through. It’s easy to make, good for you, and will satisfy your craving for comfort food. Carrots and parsnips are highly nutritious foods with many health benefits, so make sure to add this to your cooking repertoire. Enjoy!   Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips Recipe...

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Top Plumbing Fixture Trends
Aug24

Top Plumbing Fixture Trends

With the plumbing industry awash in new consumer products, I thought I’d ask Chris Reynolds of Bath Works to identify today’s top plumbing fixture trends. While there are some genuinely new innovations on his list, you’ll find an equal number of products that are modern takes on the old and familiar. Apron Front Kitchen Sinks The resurgent popularity in apron front kitchen sinks can be attributed in large part to the farmhouse design...

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Getting Black Streaks Off Your Roof
Jun28

Getting Black Streaks Off Your Roof

If you’re puzzled or even alarmed by the appearance of unsightly black streaks on your roof, let’s start with some very good news: it’s most likely not the result of shingles gone bad. Be further comforted in knowing the appearance of these stains doesn’t signal the need for a roof replacement. At least, not yet.   As it turns out, this situation is the price one has to pay for living in a hot and humid part of the country. As Mike...

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A Landscaping Plan Keeps the Lake in Sight
Jun23

A Landscaping Plan Keeps the Lake in Sight

A view of the water is probably the most prized possession of any homeowner who is fortunate enough to live near it.   That certainly was the case when H&M Landscaping was recently hired to completely renovate a sizable back yard, whose most prominent feature was a long slope from the home to a 3-acre lake.   From the start of the project, company president Mark Mazzurco was very much aware that his customer did not want to...

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