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Kitchen Chronicles: The Reveal

Oh happy day… the kitchen reveal is finally here! I can’t believe it! Five long months of countless hours, days & nights; blood, sweat and tears have finally paid off. And it truly is our dream kitchen.But you can’t fully grasp and appreciate how far it has come unless you’ve seen how it looked five months ago. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? When you first walked into the front door and turn

OUR BATHROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL (A FULL RENO FOR UNDER 2K!)

Oh happy day. We’re here to share all of our bathroom after pictures complete with a full timeline and a budget breakdown to detail every step of this month-long weekend and evening project of ours. First we should remind everyone what the room looked like at the bleakest moment of the makeover. When it comes to most major renovations, rooms usually have to get uglier before they turn the corner and start looking good, so let’s take

HOME SWEET HOME ON A BUDGET: BLOGGERS FINISH THEIR BASEMENTS

  Every Friday during the month of November, I’m going to take you on a tour of budget-minded ideas for what I call “fun spaces” in our houses.  Those fun spaces are the extra rooms like attics, bonus rooms, and basements that—if you have them—you can use purely for fun, recreation, and games!  I know we aren’t all lucky enough to have them, but if you are, you may as well enjoy using them and using them 

Commercial Construction Project Feature: Medallion Cabinetry Office

Medallion Cabinetry, a rapidly growing cabinet manufacturer and subsidiary of Elkay Manufacturing worked with us in 2004 for office construction and to design and build a new headquarters office in Waconia, MN. While this building may not be the fanciest building from a design standpoint, it is one of the largest, most attractive, and most visible buildings in the community.

A Deeper Look at Restaurant Construction

Kapnos Taverna, Arlington, Virginia: Hospitality Construction Services and Bethesda-based architecture and design firm Streetsense employed a simple and comfortable palette of colors and materials throughout the restaurant. Eclectic lighting fixtures, terracotta tile, live herbs and plants, and custom millwork panels create an urban, Mediterranean atmosphere for guests. In the bar area, ebony-stained, distressed wood dresses the bar front while charred wood lines the back bar. To further create the natural atmosphere, a steel framed vertical herb garden hangs

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