Monthly Archives: July 2012

How To Work With An Architect

Anyone who’s gone through a major renovation or new construction project can tell you that having a great architect by your side is extremely important. But, finding the right expert is only half the battle. To get the most value from the collaboration, you need to know what to look for and what pitfalls to avoid. In the informative article “How To Work With An Architect“, Lisa Frederick offers insights on the timeline, cost, licensing, and other aspects of working

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Kitchen Design Ideas: DIY Painted Shelves

Just found this little design gem – custom painted shelves that look stunning and can be adapted to pretty much any kitchen. One of those ideas that can be done on a weekend with a single trip to Home Depot – yet come out looking like a million bucks. Why limit yourself to monotone shelving when you can have glorious gold accents and bright colors? Or, a subtle color stripe that instantly transforms a utilitarian piece of furniture into a

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Kitchen Design Case Study: Urban Style With Elliptical Range Hood

In this renovation of a historic Gothic mansion, the kitchen designer chose a mix of Gloss Charcoal Oak Veneer wall furniture, Gloss Crystal center island, and Aran White granite for countertop material. A bold central soffit visually connects the wall units to the center island, as well as providing area lighting and a mounting point for the ventilation hood.     The countertops areĀ Aran White natural granite with apex edging. Granite is a great choice for countertops – not only

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New Photos – 14″ Jupiter Island – Sleek Tubular Range Hood

The “Jupiter” range hood features a sleek tubular shape for a contemporary look. Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, and equipped with a powerful 940-CFM blower as well as advanced electronic controls, it offers an unbeatable combination of style and technology. We’ve just added several new images to the photo gallery for this exciting model – check them out!

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Kitchen Design Ideas: Custom Panels for Range Hoods

The “Jupiter” tubular range hood from Futuro Futuro offers a rare feature – the ability to accommodate a custom panel. Simply detach the bottom portion of the hood, insert the glass or metal panel, and re-attach the bottom portion. That’s it! No modifications to the range hood are necessary, and the mounting bolts are adjustable to accommodate panels of various thickness. Here are a few creative ways to customize this sleek tubular range hood. Click on any photo to see

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