Surrounded by an arch of red brick, parsons chairs stand at either end of the farmhouse reclaimed lumber table, illuminated by the lanterns above the rustic kitchen island. Adjacent are barn doors that lead the way into the pantry. Just your average rustic industrial home, right? Wrong! At Urban Industrial Design, owner and operator Brian Seitz decided to invest in his talents and pursue his dream of doing what he loves – joining fine carpentry with metal fabrication to create classic and original pieces of furniture. His sense of aesthetics is a unique balance between the rustic charm of reclaimed wood materials combined with a hint of edginess that adds sophistication.
Open floor plans are very popular today, all the rooms mixed in one is a regular thing. You can accentuate your areas using various space dividers, accents and floor covers. Tiles in the kitchen, wood in the living room, concrete in the entryway… but how to make a transition between them in a cool way? Here are some new desing ideas that may help you.
Twas the Friday before Christmas.. and all through the house, not a drill was drilling, not a noise from my spouse! If my husband starts a project, it will surely be… the last project he starts under our lovely Christmas Tree…
Quartzite is an increasingly popular choice among homeowners and interior designers. Its sophisticated good looks combined with crystalline sparkle, durability, earth-toned colors and stylish appearance make it a top trend contender for everything from kitchen countertops to feature walls.
You can run to the store, purchase a couple rolls of wrapping paper, a bag of bows and call it a day. But this is a time of giving…Taking a few extra moments of your time to make the gift wrap part of the present. When you receive a gift that has obviously been wrapped with care, your heart is filled with joy!
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The Beekman Mansion took two years to build, it was started in 1802 and completed in 1804, by the Honorable William Beekman. Though raised without any formal education, William Beekman rose to regional prominence as a fair businessman and successful farmer, eventually being appointed the first judge of Schoharie County and later, a state senator.
We’ll start by ending some confusion about epoxy right now. An epoxy garage floor coating is not paint. Paint for garage floors is a latex acrylic product. If you are ready to have your garage floor finished with an epoxy coating, then you should know that the right company will need to be hired. A company that will make you feel good about the money your going to spend. At Capital CoverCrete, there is no need to sacrifice quality and strength for convenience. Their best selling floor coatings are installed and ready for foot traffic the same day, then warrantied for a lifetime.
Floor plans, design, and décor all play an important role in the feel of any home, but there is another player in this game that is powerful…Color! From practical applications to psychological effects color can enhance your home in many ways. The colors you choose can even influence how the size and shape of a room is perceived. Every October, the design world waits with bated breath for the big reveal, what is the pallet of the year?
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January is fast approaching and people will soon realize tax season is right around the corner. Now is the time a year that people start thinking of the spring kitchen renovations that their going to do with their tax return.
Most people run right down to cabinet or granite suppliers because that’s the first and foremost item on their minds. Sometimes when I start a kitchen renovation I like to go to my plumbing supply store to see what components they have. A unique sink or faucet may catch my eye and will inspire a fabulous design idea.
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The kitchen might have the reputation of being the heart of the home, but the living room is really where most of your…well, living, actually takes place. Odds are that you want to make that living as comfortable as possible for you and your family, not to mention any guests that pop in along the way.