HOME MAKEOVER GUIDE
Glickman Design Build
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The kitchen has always been the heart of the home and now the brains as well, with
the emergence of smarter appliances, fixtures and design practices. Here are smart
upgrades to consider for your kitchen:
A home for electronics. Homeowners are increasingly incorporating charging stations
into island countertops or tucking them into a cabinet drawer. There are also freestanding
stations that can be kept out on the countertop.
Appliances that cut down on guesswork. Convection steam ovens are gaining in
popularity. Also cooking appliances with Wi-Fi capability, such as wall ovens allowing you
to preheat the oven from another part of the house.
Streamlined islands. Adding an induction cooktop to the island creates a second work-station. These cooktops are particularly suited for island installations, since their smooth
tops are relatively easy to keep clean.
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Remodeling your home is a huge investment. How do you choose a homebuilder
who will be your trusted partner throughout the entire process? Word of mouth is
often the best way. Ask your friends and colleagues whom they used to renovate
their homes. Then, do research by checking out websites, photo galleries, blogs and
other online resources. Once you have narrowed down your choices, set up consultations and ask lots of questions. Understand how each builder sets up fee structures.
Remember, cheaper is not always better. Hire a professional homebuilder who will
provide outstanding client service and high-quality, solid construction. Make sure
that the homebuilder you ultimately hire fully understands your expectations from the
start. When your completed remodeling project is just what you wanted, you will be
thankful you took the time to do plenty of research upfront.
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When considering any type of new garden wall or edge treatment, remember that
with that comes an unspoken reflection of your intent. Edges and boundaries can be
considered hard, as in a stone wall, soft as in a shrub hedge or fluid, with clear openings
that suggest that passing across is both inviting and encouraged.
Stone walls can give the impression that “this is our property, and you cannot pass”
while a softer border of shrubs leaves a less severe message. Depending on your needs,
a low iron fence, or a wide border of perennials can give two very different visual impressions of the same message. Likewise, a two-foot high row of boxwoods means one
thing, but a five-foot high row is perceived as something entirely different. Best Advice:
know your intentions for that edge before you begin.