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The International Surface Event 2017: Color Stories
The International Surface Event was held during the third week of January at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The event is the largest display of floor coverings, natural and engineered stone, and tile in the world. Architects and designers, builders and fabricators, retailers and distributors, general contractors and restoration professionals, and kitchen/bath specialists gather to explore the newest trends, the latest innovations, and the engineering marvels at this multi-indus...
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Tuck Away the Bar Cart – Build a Bar

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Tuck Away the Bar Cart – Build a Bar
 A super hot trend in 2016 was a portable bar cart. The cart offered homeowners the option to tuck away the cocktail ingredients when not entertaining. The glassware had to be stored elsewhere, the accessories another place. Gathering the party pieces took some time, and space was severely limited. Enter 2017’s upscale trend – a built in bar. This home upgrade brings everything needed for a posh party into one permanent and prominent space. It can be customized to a homeowner&rs...
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Marble Demystified

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Marble Demystified
One of the hottest trends in stone is marble. Rich and opulent, sleek and stylish, marble is becoming a must-have material in modern homes. Used in sculpture by the ancient Greeks and Romans for centuries, there is a timelessness to it that reads classic and elegant. With the resurgence of the popularity of natural materials, marble is a stunning stone option. We work with Virginia Marble, a regional company offering both natural stone (granite and marble) and cultured marble, which allows for c...
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Laundry Room Love

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 Laundry Room Love
Many hours of our lives are spent in our laundry rooms – wash, dry, fold, and repeat. Doesn’t it make sense to make that space as inviting, functional, and relaxing as possible? Key facets to a functional laundry space: Storage – Having enough storage, in the right configurations, at the right height, with the right accessories makes all the difference. Cabinets to hold supplies, nooks and crannies for smaller items, and even a place for the bulky laundry basket are helpful add...
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KBIS: Top Five Trends for Kitchens

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KBIS: Top Five Trends for Kitchens
The January KBIS event was chock full of innovative ideas for kitchens and baths. In the luxury kitchen market, being on the cutting edge of both design and technology is always desirable. Knowing what is new at market makes up-to-the-minute style and function decisions even more fun.Brenda Forman of Merlot Marketing shares her picks for the top five trends for luxury kitchens. We have to agree that her selections are on en pointe!Maybe you’ll find inspiration here too:  Image Source
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International Builders’ Show Trends Overview
The International Builders’ Show was held in January, 2017 in sunny Orlando, Florida. The show was full of fabulous ideas for fenestration, new and improved products designed to make a serious statement with curb appeal, and unique styles, colors, and textures that bring an increased level of personalization and customization. Door and Window Market Magazine put together an overview of some of the latest trends and innovations seen at this year’s market. Check it out! Image Sour...
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Hygge: The Simplest Pleasures

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Hygge: The Simplest Pleasures
December 21 is the shortest day of the year in terms of daylight hours. Each day after, the daylight hours begin to lengthen, but honestly, in February after days and days, and weeks and weeks, and months and months of winter, these often feel like the shortest days. Winter’s cold seems colder, the wind blows more harshly, and hibernation seems to be the only way to get by. The Danes, being along a far northern line of latitude, experience even shorter days than most of us. And yet, they a...
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Five Trends in Mod Master Baths

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Five Trends in Mod Master Baths
One of the rooms in a home that brings the most overall satisfaction to daily life is the master bathroom. While ultimately functional and practical, the hours spent in that space invite us to consider making it restful and spa-like, while adding value to the home at the same time. Five key trends in modern master bathroom design and remodeling: 1 – Simplicity. Clean lines continue to feature prominently in most modern bathroom design schemes. All at once elegant and classy, with intention...
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