As the granite countertop trend continues to slowly ebb in high-end homes, other alternatives are starting to pick up in popularity. Soapstone is a natural material, a metamorphic rock that is composed primarily of talc with varying amounts of chlorite, micas, amphiboles, carbonates and other minerals. It has been known for centuries for its ability to retain heat (for example, all of our original hearthstones in the farmhouse are made of soapstone). At Green Mountain Soapstone they are unsurpassed in quality, and the largest soapstone supplier to the USA and Canada. They are at booth 133A at the Times Union to help with more information about Soapstone in your home.
From Rustic Barn Revival to tried and true traditional interiors, I’ve decided to take us on a cruise through some beautiful homes. Paint colors seem to still be in the neutral pallet, while the glamorous mirrored furnishings stand strong in transitional spaces. The rustic statement returns with the HGTV Series Fixer Upper with Joanna and Chip Gaines. Visit Booth 439 at the Home Expo, get a special offer for home show ticket buyers, a year of HGTV Magazine for only $10 – that is 75% off the cover price! Offer valid at time of ticket purchase online or at the Home Expo HGTV Magazine subscription booth. The popularity of this series is very prevalent in design right now. Lets get started!!
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As an incurable DIY’er one of my favorite haunts is Home Depot. A surprising number of objects in my home come from this Big Box Store. That’s partly because I love a somewhat rustic look and also because the store’s prices are usually very good. I love walking through Home Depot and BAM.. it strikes like a hot iron instant inspiration!
If you think Garage doors aren’t sexy.. well I’m here to share some really beautiful views..A garage door generally takes up a large portion of the view on a property. Empire Overhead doors has a wider choice of home improvement products and has given us all the opportunity to be different from our neighbors!
Great Homes come with Great views. Being able to sit in your cozy home, relax in a chair or on the sofa and to admire the amazing views beyond is an extraordinary feeling. Garage doors are used in design more and more. Making more homes able to take advantage of the views with Glass Doors that are affordable and practical.
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A kitchen remodel can be costly, and choosing the right kitchen appliances for you and your family is no small task! It affects your life in countless ways – each time you step foot in the kitchen and open the refrigerator door or fire up the burner to make your marinara. You are asking yourself should I have spent more time researching options and brands?
I’m so excited to be at the Times Union Home Expo again this year! With so many makeover shows on TV why would you need a Designer? Some things come natural to people like cooking, painting or decorating, for the rest of us it takes an education.
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As temperatures drop outside stay warm inside with some cozy fireplace inspiration. From traditional to modern, gas to wood-burning, a fireplace can add a serious cozy factor to your room. Just imagine snuggling up to a warm fire on these frigid nights.
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Today I’m sitting by my window, computer on my lap, cup of hot tea in my hands… Why?? Because the sun is beating through warming my body it has me waiting for spring! Living in Upstate New York means that you have a front-row seat to some of the most spectacular seasons that nature can produce.
There is something magnificent about an open door.. its welcoming..Like a first camera shot in a movie, your front door and windows introduce the style of the interior of your home. Windows and doors have the same effect as an establishing shot in a movie. They speak volumes about your style and invite the viewer to want to live in this world you’ve created.
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Get Inspired.. update your front yard or back yard design with shrubbery, gardens, walkways and more…Grasshopper has been helping clients create beautiful green spaces, making their outdoor spaces flow with the existing architecture. They offer Lawn Care, Design and Construction and Landscape Maintenance.
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