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Shop Like a Pro

Shop Like a Pro

A major part of the renovation process is shopping. For better or worse, there are so many products and finishes on the market that finding the right thing (for the right price) takes strategy. Unlike a shirt or a camera or a cell phone, you…

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Our 4-Step System for Picking Paint Colors

Our 4-Step System for Picking Paint Colors

If you’ve ever had to choose paint colors for your house, you know what a daunting task it can be. There are thousands of colors on those fan books at the store. Not to mention 8 different “paint collections” at Lowe’s. When you pick paint colors…

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Avoid This Common Range Hood Mistake

Avoid This Common Range Hood Mistake

[Originally published as Design Tip #4 in our weekly newsletter] Range hoods with chimneys are very popular in kitchens right now. More and more people consider themselves amateur chefs or “foodies” and they like professional cooking equipment. Ventilation for your stove is sometimes required by…

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Fridges by Walls and Windows: Don’t Make This Mistake

Fridges by Walls and Windows: Don’t Make This Mistake

[Originally published as Design Tip #1 in our weekly newsletter]   Your refrigerator is one of the toughest kitchen elements to plan. It’s huge and requires specific clearances on all sides. If you decide to position your fridge up against a wall or window, you’ll…

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