Breaking Point

WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO GET YOU TO CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET?

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About once a week we get an inquiry about closet designs.  Do we design closets, how much does a custom closet cost, how quickly can we meet to start the process.  The answers…yes we do, we can work with any budget and we will meet when you have your closet cleaned out.  Wait….”I have to clean out my closet first?”  Not what most expect to hear and not what all custom closet companies suggest as a first step.

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Is It Time For Back To School Already?

5 PROS OF SETTING UP A HOMEWORK STATION

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Let’s face it, the thought of homework does not conjure up warm and fuzzy feelings for kids or parents.  In reality the memories are more likely of lost assignments, mad dashes to Walgreens, crowded dinner tables ladled with supplies, frustrated kids who don’t “get this” and the bedtime clock looming in the background.  What if we could count on our homes to help make homework time better?

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Getting Ready To Marry Inspector Gadget

FAVORITE TOP ELECTRICS AND APPLIANCES WHEN PLANNING A NEW HOUSEHOLD

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You’ve been through numerous conversations with each other discussing the important factors before getting married.  Finances, religion, politics, child rearing and so on.  But do you truly know each other?  Is one of you a “gadget” collector?!

 

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Home, Home On The Range

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TOO HOT TO HANDLE….LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR BTU’S AND 6 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A GAS RANGE

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A BTU (British thermal unit) is a measure of heat output and applies to the power generated by gas stovetops and ranges.  The capacity of gas burners is measured in BTU per hour.  Residential ranges, patterned after commercial units, have BTUs of 12,000 to 25,000.  If you have one, or are planning a kitchen design, you no doubt know what these are.  But do you really know why you need these?  It’s gotta be for a better reason than bragging rights.

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The Clock Is Ticking

WHAT MAKES YOU TICK?

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You know what I am talking about.  The things that simply take over your being and drive nearly everything you do?  The continual factors that are always somewhere in your psyche filling you first with what if, then maybe, and finally the confidence to say “Yes, this is what I am about!”

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Is My Tongue Purple?

HOW TO INTRODUCE A COLOR YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT IN YOUR HOME

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Remember when you were a kid, after sucking on a grape popsicle (they are the best), you stuck out your tongue and asked your brother, “Is my tongue purple?”  Of course it was!  You couldn’t see it, but you could feel it and knew it was good!  It made you happy.

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Ready For A Vacation Without The Travel?

TOP TEN REASONS TO RENT A VACATION HOME IN YOUR OWN TOWN

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Vacations can be a double edged sword.  An oxymoron.  Most of us take a vacation to relax; to have a few days where our routine is not the same as when we are home.  The concept of most vacations might be summed up as freedom.  Except….we have to get there and then get back!  Nix the freedom part for at least two days of our precious time. What if…..

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Ok Monday…Let’s Do This!

 

ONE FREE THING EVERYONE CAN DO TO UPDATE THEIR KITCHEN

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Designers are just like everyone else.  We sneak in some weekend internet time to save photos of all kinds of inspiration for our homes.  We are trained, and have years of experience, that help us see things others might miss.  In our minds, there is always a “what if” churning.  Some concepts take time and money.  All good.  Plan the work and work the plan.  But what can we do now?  Personally,  I’ve found that small accomplishments in our home keep me motivated.  Something that can be done quickly, like “right now”!  Basically for sweat labor  free and make me feel like I have made a positive difference in our life.   Tall order…easy fix!

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