28Apr

Considering Cabinets

Walk into any kitchen and what’s the first thing you notice? (Assuming you’re not watching an episode of Hoarders …) The cabinets. Fabulous or frightening, often, the most visible and expensive element in any kitchen is the cabinetry. Whether light or dark, painted or stained, your cabinets let people know whether your kitchen is dying…
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27Feb

How We Keep It Clean

Basking in the glow of a newly remodeled space is tremendously rewarding. Getting there can be, well, tremendously messy. If you’re the sort of person that obsesses over a throw pillow out of place or pet hair on the hardwood, be prepared to chill a bit because remodeling unleashes a whole lot of mess, and…
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07Jul

Remodel or Rehome?

“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.” –Hazrat Inayat Khan This quote reminds me of a question we’re frequently asked. (As the Kinks put it, “Should I stay or should I go.”) Almost everyone, at some point, wonders if they should look for a new home, or try to improve…
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06Jun

Love Your Home!

With spring in the air and summer around the corner, you might find yourself itching to make changes around the house. We’ve put together some suggestions for ways you can demonstrate affection for your home, now and throughout the year. When you love your home … it shows! Remodel – While not the least expensive…
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04May

Maximizing a Small Kitchen

“I want a bigger kitchen …” “I NEED a bigger kitchen!” Many of us want or need a bigger kitchen, which can be achieved by adding on to the home or borrowing space from another area. But if neither of those options is feasible, due to space or budget, is moving the only option? Are…
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09Oct

Marvelous Marble Master Bath

It’s hard enough to get going in the morning, but when your master bath is dreary and dated, morning can seem even more daunting. This master bath remodel has these homeowners up and at ‘em now that the space is lighter, brighter and more open. BEFORE: The bathroom was divided into two sections, which made…
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11Aug

Talking Technology In the Bath

No, we don’t have flying cars like the Jetsons or the shrink ray from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, but bathroom technology is decidedly futuristic and can create the height of comfort and luxury right in your home. Programmed Lighting – Programmed lighting encompasses everything from motion sensor lights – great for kids who “forget”…
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06May

Kitchen Style Report: What’s Trending In Kitchen Design

Cleaner, more contemporary designs are dominating homes in 2015, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s annual trend report. The report shares what’s trending nationally in kitchen and bath design. Since our customers are a little more centrally located – hello, greater Des Moines! – we decided to compare national trends with what we’re…
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