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Did you know . . .

that the size of homes is growing again?  As the residential market improves, the size of homes has grown in response.  This is the case for high-end custom homes as well as additions to existing homes.  Preferences for open spaces, like open-space layouts, and single...

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Designing with Stripes

Stripes are in.  You will see carpets, wallpapers, upholstery, graphic art with distinctive bold, colorful stripes highlighting the design themes in in 2013.  The idea is to make things stand out in an elegant way instilling visual harmony in the space.  The pictures...

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Light up your home

Dark spaces do not make us feel happy.  All humans need light to thrive, and our skin, eyes, hair, mind and well-being need natural light to be healthy.  At the same time – our  home reaps the benefit as well.  Natural light can kill bacteria that grow in dark and wet...

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Is your Home Healthy?

Mold can lurk anywhere especially in those rooms that tend to harbor moisture and humidity such as bathrooms and basements.  Mold can cause serious health problems such as allergies and asthma, and when present in a building too long, can cause “sick building...

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Kitchen Zones

An efficient kitchen has zones or task areas.  There should be convenient work areas for chopping vegetables, reheating leftovers, putting away dishes, baking your favorite dessert, entertaining needs and more.  The flow of traffic in this main room of the home is...

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Fad or Trend?

  The transitional look, as pictured above, is a combination of traditional and contemporary.  Transitional is very quickly becoming a lifestyle.  The warmth of traditional, but less ornate, combined with the clean lines of contemporary is definitely here to...

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3 Reasons why people love kitchen islands.

  1.  Island provide informal & relaxed seating when you don’t have time to sit at the dining table. 2.  Ample square footage of counter space available, either for food preparation, serving space for buffet dining, or used as general space for hobbies,...

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7 Kitchen Trends for 2013

1. Contemporary (or modern) is in.  Clean lines, open spaces and the uncluttered look is in!  Transitional, a seamless blend of Traditional and contemporary is gaining in popularity as well. 2. Hidden Appliances: Appliances designed to blend in with the rest of the...

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Neutrals Make A Splash In Kitchens And Bathrooms

According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s annual design trends survey, gray is currently used in 55 percent of kitchens and 56 percent of bathrooms, creating chic, sophisticated spaces. Other popular looks for kitchens include:      • white painted...

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What is a counter-depth Refrigerator?

A counter or cabinet depth refrigerator is a full-size model available in various capacities and styles, but designed to fit flush with standard cabinets.  They are usually between 25" - 27" deep compared to traditional 30" - 32" depths. Cabinet depth refrigerators...

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A BLOG (also called a weblog or web log) is a website consisting of entries (also called posts) appearing in reverse chronological order with the most recent entry appearing first.

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I have been writing blogs for several years and find it fun to share my knowledge and opinions on design with you.

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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding design for any remodel project in your home. Send me an email and I will do my best to answer any questions you might have:

Nancy@nancyhugo.com

 

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