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Island living

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Custom Home > April, 2004 > Article > Print friendly Island living Available with a choice of 13 valance styles and six leg designs, Designer can be speced in any of the maker’s standard wood species or finishes. Cabinet pieces are designed as end caps or base hutch island end caps […]

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Brian Bailey: Brian Bailey Homes, Austin, Texas – Product Report from the Field

Brian Bailey: Brian Bailey Homes, Austin, Texas – Product Report from the Field – Brief Article For years, Brian Bailey has been wiring the homes he builds with lighting and system controls, but the scale of his projects made connecting all the systems increasingly difficult. Using Lutron’s new Radio Frequency (RF) components with the manufacturer’s […]

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Good connections: kitchen design is a relative matter

Good connections: kitchen design is a relative matter Meghan Drueding Open-plan kitchens have captivated designers and homeowners for several years, but recently the idea of connecting them to the rest of the house has evolved to a higher level. No longer thought of as an individual room, the kitchen is routinely regarded as part of […]

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refrigerator drawers fit in almost anywhere

Stow below: refrigerator drawers fit in almost anywhere Linda C. Lentz A cool refrigeration concept is red hot with homeowners. “People love refrigerator drawers,” says interior designer Jana Erwin of Woodlands, Texas-based Classic Designs. “They especially love the fact that they integrate with the regular drawers if you put custom panels on them.” Launched by […]

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Hard-working ceilings

Hard-working ceilings – Trend Lines/Custom Touches Shelley D. Hutchins “The ceiling is one of the most ignored sides of a room,” laments Bethesda, Md.-based architect Jim Rill. “It’s really a great way to divide or orient a space, and to give warmth, rhythm, and texture to a room.” The architects whose projects are shown below […]

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Safe at home: interest in storm rooms and safe rooms is on the rise

Safe at home: interest in storm rooms and safe rooms is on the rise – State of the Art Stephani L. Miller More than 1,000 tornadoes touch down in the United States each year, according to the Weather Channel, ripping through communities with wind speeds of up to 318 mph and exerting enough wind force […]

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A rustic look

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Custom Home > Nov-Dec, 2002 > Article > Print friendly A rustic look – Products/Interior Doors Knotty hemlock interior doors are crafted from select Western hemlock and are offered in four- and six-panel styles in heights up to 7 feet. Nord. 800.877.9482. www. doors-windows.com. Circle 159 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COPYRIGHT 2002 Hanley-Wood, […]

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a second act for a home destroyed by fire

Clean slate: a second act for a home destroyed by fire Meghan Drueding Thomas and Kay Crowder hadn’t planned on leveling their 1950s ranch house in southwestern Raleigh, N.C. But sometimes fate–or fire–has a way of changing things. Early one morning in 1998, the Crowders and their two children fled out the front door while […]

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Universal style

Universal style Jennifer R. Goodman Universal design in the bathroom doesn’t have to be bleak and institutional anymore. New grab bars, tub grips, shower chairs, and benches from Creative Specialties International combine safe, solid construction with an appealing design. Creative Specialties International, a division of Moen Inc., focused on developing products that give consumers the […]

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The Andersen® brand: helping build your business

The Andersen® brand: helping build your business – Patio Doors & Wood & Clad Wood Windows: Special Advertising Section First In [check] BRAND USED THE MOST [check] BRAND QUALITY Over the past century, Andersen Windows, Inc., has built the nation’s best-selling brand of windows and patio doors–and the strongest brand in the business. America’s Leading […]