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5 Islands (Not in the Pacific)

We have designed many kitchen islands and every one is a little different.  Oh sure, there are similarities between them all, but the differences are easy to find.  Some islands have sinks, some have seating, a few have stoves, and most are within the very important work triangle of the kitchen. At a recent client meeting many of those features were discussed and we also puzzled over the best material for the countertops.  It is not uncommon to [...]

By |2012-05-23T17:09:24-04:00April 13th, 2012|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

3 Beautiful Reclaimed Materials

There are a lot of reasons to use materials which have had a previous life.  They include puritan thriftiness, the desire to preserve the past, of course-green practices, but my favorite reason is their inherent beauty.  There is a patina, a softness that only time produces.  Occasionally we find wood materials or details which can be bought for a fraction of their newer counterparts, but generally there is a premium for antique products.  The premium is due to the labor [...]

By |2012-05-23T16:57:13-04:00January 9th, 2012|Categories: Miscellaneous, New Homes, Renovations|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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