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…
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.
There’s nothing quite like the charm of an open fire to ward off the winter chill. The trouble is, the romance quickly cools when it comes to chopping the firewood, sweeping out ashes and explaining to the neighbors why their house smells of smoke. Thankfully it’s possible to dodge the draft and relish the romance of an open flame. Lets take a look at some of the hassle-free options to warm your winter.
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Living in Upstate NY there are many historic farm homes that were built with excellent architecture. Large wooden beams and coffered ceilings make farmhouse design alluring today. With a revival of Rustic design and rich heritage of older homes and estates in upstate New York, this style is a marriage made in heaven! I’ve put together some steps to follow to create beautiful, functional upscale farm house designs. To start the Journey…
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Projects are always a journey, sometimes (or most times) they start slowly. Finding contractors and building a team to execute the inspired idea you have can, well… be a journey in itself. But the outcome is why you enter the adventure.
The Times Union Home Expo is a great venue to find resources that will help you get on the road to building or renovating your home.
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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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Sleepy Hollow Lake tucked away in Athens New York, is virtually an unknown obscure spot. A beautiful 2 1/2 mile long lake, with a view of the Taconic Mountains to the east and the Catskill Mountains to the west. The community was featured in a 2015 episode of the HGTV series Lakefront Bargain Hunt.
With wide open spaces, blurring the division between indoor and outdoor spaces using large windows, there is a certain beauty, and inner strength that matches the outer beauty of a Post and Beam Home. In contrast with the surrounding wooded landscape, absolute symmetry rules in this space, double-height living room, from the placement of the windows to the positioning of the furniture.
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