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Category: Design Ideas & Trends

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  • 2014 Kitchen Design Trends

    When it comes to kitchens, homeowners are looking for clean lines, simplicity, ease of use, and energy-saving appliances, according to designers, and the trends reflect those preferences.

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  • Home is where the heart is.

    When Dee and Christina O’Dell bought their traditional red brick Georgian home in Charlotte, they were planning to stay there a for few years, but found no other prop- erty as good a fit for their family’s needs. Then the back deck started falling off the house. And that changed everything.

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  • Renovated To Live

    When a Charlotte couple considered putting their house on the market, a real estate agent advised them to renovate their 16-year old kitchen and master bathroom. They agreed to take on the project and upgraded both rooms, customized with every detail. With the end result, it's no wonder why they decided to stay.

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  • Contemporary Kitchen & Bathroom

    Here are some photos of a contemporary kitchen and bathroom we recently completed for a couple in Piper Glen. Thanks to Kellie Scott at Red Sky Gallery and Thom Knowles at E3 Cabinets & Design for their hard work to make this a very successful project.

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  • Advanced Renovations wins Best of the Lake

    We took home two awards in the Lake Norman HBA "Best of the Lake" design competition. Thanks to our clients, subcontractors and vendors that helped make these projects stand out from the others

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  • How do you Houzz?

    The following is an excerpt from NARI's Tuffin' it Out series and was originally posted on 07/10/2012

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  • Basics for Increasing Home Values

    When you invest in a home upgrade to deliver more market value, it is likely done with one major objective: to recoup expenditures when and if you sell.

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  • Front Door Speaks Volumes

    When someone visits your home, they instantly notice two things before they even walk inside - curb appeal and your front door.

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  • Appliance Considerations for a Kitchen Remodel

    We’ve determined, of course, the largest expenditures for a kitchen remodel are cabinetry and appliances. Our last blog looked at cabinetry and now here is some info for when it comes time to add new appliances. As always, doing some homework will serve you – and your investment – best.

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  • Closet Storage Systems Pay Off in Efficiency

    Well, let’s think about this: we all know a simple rod and shelf is the easiest and most common installation in most closets. Many homeowners think a handyman or on-site carpenter can elaborate on this and create more shelves. Actually, a closet-storage professional is the best solution for your storage needs.

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  • Lighting Takes Center Stage

    Lighting done right is the simplest way to add verve to any room delivering depth and excitement to a home’s interior -- and exterior in many cases. Most everyone is familiar with accent lighting; when done correctly this method effectively adds drama to a room by creating visual interest.

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  • Online Tools for Home Ideas

    Online scrapbooks and photo sharing sites are nothing new. What is new is the rapid growth of two sites with a focus on the home. Here is the scoop on these two very popular web destinations.