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Marble countertops by Onyx Marble and Granite
Posted Sep 24 at 11:22 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
These industry darlings are the design cornerstones of the heart of the home. Instantly elevate the look and feel of your kitchen with the following key components.... Crown Point Cabinetry is known for its high-quality inset cabinetry, and its signature 1-inch thick face frames, doors and drawer fronts. In this kitchen, Crown Point’s designer specified Sherwin Williams’ Truly Taupe paint for...
RootCellar© Concepts Refrigerated Pantry
Posted Sep 18 at 9:41 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
RootCellar© Concepts has unveiled a breakthrough new product for fine homes that may just change your approach to grocery shopping, food organization and refrigeration. The company has introduced a premier, fully customizable refrigerated pantry and freezer that can augment or even replace the refrigeration in your kitchen, and fit in seamlessly within your design.  The concept is the brainchild...
Residential Landscape Water Feature by FallingWater Scapes
Posted Aug 21 at 8:51 AM in Tips & Trends by Kendra Keelan
Blending peace and tranquility with picturesque aesthetics, FallingWater Scapes transforms your landscape into a sanctuary. As one of the few design and build companies in New England with expertise in this field, FallingWater Scapes implements streams, waterfalls, fountains and ponds as the heart of any landscape design. The firm’s water features are all-natural looking, sustainable, and self-...
Ray Bachand of 60nobscot
Posted Aug 19 at 4:50 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
“One at a Time, One of a Kind” is how Ray Bachand approaches every piece of furniture he constructs at 60nobscot. Following a career in the music software industry and as a teacher at Berklee College of Music, Bachand is now enjoying a full-time gig in woodworking at his Cape Cod shop. There are more than a few parallels between music and woodworking, says Bachand. Being in a studio is akin to ...
Concrete countertop by Elements Concrete Co.
Posted Jul 24 at 2:33 PM in Tips & Trends by Kendra Keelan
Elements Concrete Co., a locally owned and operated artisan concrete company based in South Chatham, is changing the way we think about concrete. The studio specializes in concrete countertops, sinks, furniture, and decorative and architectural pieces for residential and commercial projects, harnessing the versatility of the material. Elements Concrete Co. can do it all—think vanities, soaking...
Waterstone faucet from Monique's Bath Showroom
Posted May 26 at 8:49 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
What are all the sinks wearing? Statement-making fixtures that shine in the heart of the home. Waterstone is the brand in demand for those with traditional taste and for those with a flair for the contemporary. Photo by Michael J. Lee Photography The Gantry Faucet in satin brass (above) is a focal point in kitchen designer Donna Venegas’ own home and selected as it had the “height and the...
Parterre Garden Services
Posted May 8 at 10:27 AM in Tips & Trends by Andrea Mingels
As Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and quarantine is still firmly in place, many families are questioning how to celebrate this honorary day while being stuck at home. Though your go-to Mother’s Day plans may not be an option this year, with a little ingenuity you can still plan a meaningful and memorable Mother’s Day. Left photo by The Tilery Create an at-home spa experience complete with...
Hearty hewn custom cabinetry by Crown Point Cabinetry
Posted May 4 at 4:28 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
With the home cooking, prepping and assembling that has been going on of late, we all are spending more time than ever in our kitchens. Storage shortcomings are coming to light, functionality issues are making their presence known (all too frequently!) and many of us are pining for the beautiful new look that custom cabinetry brings. If you’re among those contemplating a kitchen renovation, Crown...
Frank Webb Home Bathroom Lighting Solutions
Posted Apr 29 at 10:10 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
While most people choose their lighting fixtures based on how the fixture looks, you should select bathroom lighting for how it makes you look and how well it illuminates this all-important space in your home. “Bathrooms should have a combination of ambient and task lighting,” explains Jim Henderson, Frank Webb Home’s lighting specialist. “Ambient lighting is your main lighting source. It’s...
Inground gunite pool by SSG Pools
Posted Apr 24 at 12:24 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
As New Englanders look ahead to summer, holding out hope that the current health care pandemic loosens its grip, homeowners have a lot of questions. Many are likely wondering how they can make the most of their own backyards, and what they can do to take family fun and recreation into their own hands. We reached out to the experts at SSG Pools, Massachusetts and New Hampshire’s top gunite pool...