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Light Up Your Life

A great way to add layers of lighting to any space is to use pendant lights. A pendant light is a light that hangs from a ceiling - usually suspended by chain, chord, or metal rod. These lights can be used to add a decorative...

Featured on Houzz

Houzz has written a featured ideabook titled "Make Things Magical With Paper Lanterns" and HartmanBaldwin’s Jame's Teahouse was discussed.   Read the article not only to see our elegantly crafted tea house, but to check out other beautiful ways paper lanterns have been used to create a variety...

Kitchen Island Fever

Kitchen islands provide additional storage, sinks, and cook-tops. Topping the list in most kitchen renovations, an island is the perfect value-added improvement. Figuring out how to design an island can be confusing for most homeowners.The first step is to decide what your island's main function...

Finding Inspiration for Your ‘Houzz’

Whether you’re planning a major overhaul of your home or updating your décor eventually you will find yourself in a familiar fork in the road … “Which way do I go from here?” Finding the right path can be overwhelming. Most people don’t even know...

Enjoying a Stress-Free Valentine’s Day

Most people will say that picking the right gift for their loved one is the most stressful part of Valentine’s Day. Especially since you’ve only had about a month to relax from finding the “perfect gift” for many in your family for the holidays. The...

Add Remodeling to Your 2013 To Do List

Happy New Year! Another year has come and gone, but 2013 gives us a brand new opportunity to start again and check-off some of those wish list items that you couldn’t get to in 2012. For some of us that meant putting off important remodeling and building projects. If...

Home Automation

There are many new innovations in home automation. They range from simple remote temperature controls to more sophisticated systems that remotely control virtually every mechanical or electronic device in the home.  Finding the right system for your home can help simplify your life and unclutter...

5 More Questions to Ask Your Designer/Builder

The success or failure of your remodeling project depends almost entirely on the people you choose to perform the work. Don’t make this important decision based on price alone. Pay very close attention during the interview process — evasiveness, discomfort, impatience, or defensiveness are red...

The Thing About Tile Is…

A tile job has been by far one of the most popular do-it –yourself projects that many then realize once they’ve completed it, that they never want to do again. It’s one of those tricky little jobs that require a little more planning then most...

Distinctive Windows and Doors

Upgrading windows and doors can be a fun and quick way to breathe some life into your home’s curb appeal. Here are some ideas of how a bold color or a distinctive window details can make your home stand out and be the highlight of...

How to Have an Elegant Dinner Party at Home

In the early 2000s, it seemed that the art of entertaining at home was diminishing. One indication was the popularity explosion of the Red Solo Cup, which became far more common at dinner parties than stemware. Sure, it was fun to keep things casual for...

The Importance of Lighting Design for the Home

Lighting is an essential feature in every room of the home. Why, then, is it often overlooked from a design standpoint? Lighting is so much more than basic illumination. It is also instrumental in crafting the mood and ambiance of a space. With those things...

Will Kitchen Innovations Play a Role in Your Kitchen Remodel?

For some who are planning a home remodeling project, renovating the kitchen is the first priority. It may be because the kitchen is often called the “heart of the home,” is where the whole family gathers, and is one of those rooms that so easily...

Food and Wine Pairings from the Experts

If you are remodeling your home to optimize it for entertaining, or if you plan to add a wine cellar as part of your remodeling project, then food/wine pairings may be of interest to you right now. Here are some popular suggestions for food/wine pairings,...

Remodeling Sustainably: How Going Green Can Save You Some Green

Today, more and more homeowners are aiming to make their homes energy-efficient. That also goes hand-in-hand with improving the air quality and mechanical systems within the home, particularly for those who espouse to a green lifestyle and want a green home remodeling project. When you...

5 Questions to Ask Your Designer/Builder

The success or failure of your remodeling project depends almost entirely on the people you choose to perform the work. Don’t make this impor­tant decision based on price alone. Pay very close attention during the interview process — evasiveness, discomfort, impa­tience, or defensiveness are red...

Rooms for Dad: The Gift of a Professional Remodel

Being a dad can be a thankless job at times. Often, it means coming in at a distant third behind Mom and the kids. So this Father’s Day, why not surprise the man who does it all – and rarely asks for anything in return...

DIY Dads: Convincing Dad He Can't Do It All Himself

We’ve all heard Dad say, “Why spend the money to do that? I can do it myself!” immediately followed by Mom’s eye roll when he says it. That’s because she realizes that the dream of a brand new kitchen now hangs in the balance among...

A Book Reader's Fantasy: Home Library Design Ideas

Book lovers of the world, rejoice! Home libraries are making a comeback. Many homeowners are once again opting to create their own libraries at home. People with a passion for the written word are building floor-to-ceiling shelves and lining them with their favorite collections. Whether...