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Kitchen Essentials

Kitchen Essentials

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS Creating a Kitchen That People Will Want to Live In Whether it's one person preparing a sophisticated gourmet meal or the whole family pitching in on a hurried supper - enjoying a cup of coffee with the morning paper or casually entertaining a group...

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Island Of Dreams

Island Of Dreams

5 Questions You Should Ask When Selecting a Kitchen Island No item represents the 21st century kitchen more than the kitchen island. Whether you’re building or remodeling, your new kitchen will undoubtedly include one. As kitchens have grown in size and importance,...

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In The Bath

In The Bath

Beautiful Places to Start and End the Day All Photos by Charles WardOf all the rooms in our homes, kitchens and baths (especially master baths) have changed the most dramatically over the years. Just as the once utilitarian kitchen has become a spacious family...

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Intelligent Traffic Flow

Intelligent Traffic Flow

Improve Traffic Flow to Create a Calm Living SpaceDestress Your Home Life by Nita Hull You’ve seen it on carpet. You’ve seen it on grass –a flattened path revealing the shortest walking distance between any two points! Similarly, inside our house we naturally choose...

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In Law Suites

In Law Suites

In-Law Suites Provide Privacy in the Multigenerational Home According to the last Census, 3.9 million American homes have three or more generations living together. (Seventy-eight thousand households contain four generations.) “One segment of this growing population...

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Home Design Dogma

Home Design Dogma

CREATING A PET FRIENDLY HOME Cindy is an entrepreneurial mother of 4 running two home-based businesses. Lori is a newlywed and substitute teaches. Barb is a corporate accountant and happily single. Other than being neighbors, what do they have in common? They see...

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Hobby Rooms

Hobby Rooms

Tips for Creating a Hobby Room in Your House Creative Get-Away Spaces You’ve probably heard the saying, “I’m not messy – I’m creative.” You may have said it yourself, but, imagine a home without interesting piles here and there. Imagine a home with a well-laid out...

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Garages The New Flex Room

Garages The New Flex Room

Garage Makeover: The New Flex RoomGarage Makeover: The New Flex Room  Evolving from mere auto storage units, today’s garages are often serving multiple roles. The most common is storage. But increasingly, garages are being used for a variety of other purposes,...

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