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Monday, April 8, 2013

Wholly Batman, why is that there??!!







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There's a hole in my what?
 
Cutting board.  And yes, it's supposed to be there!  What could be more convenient (or appreciated!) than being able to wipe crumbs and cut-off ends from your cutting board directly into your wastebasket?
Via Design Basics 'Design Features' board on Pinterest
Via Design Basics 'Design Features' board on Pinterest
Note:  be sure to specify full-extension drawer glides for the cutting board.   

 
     
 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

No blind corners







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Cornered
Does your kitchen design include an "L-shaped" run of cabinets? Then you've got an important decision to make-what to do with the corner cabinet.

For those who have not experienced corner cabinets before, items just seem to disappear in there. So you get down on your hands and knees to hunt for that item you know you stashed in there...

...or you can look at other options such as these Merillat solutions.

  Merillat Masterpiece® Base Blind Corner with Swing-out  
Merillat Masterpiece® Base Blind Corner with Swing-out
 
Merillat Classic® Base Blind Corner Cabinet with Lazy Susan
Merillat Classic® Base Corner Lazy Susan 
Merillat Classic® Base Corner Lazy Susan

Resource

 

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Dualing Master suites?






We would like your feed back on the idea for us 55 plus people who are considering downsizing options.  A new concept but maybe one that has come of age.
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Beyond Three Bedrooms

Design Basics' "Hester" is a popular 3-bedroom family plan. It's also possible to build this home with a second master suite, shown as the "Sadie" plan. (Yes, the dual owner's-suite version does utilize storage space from the original design's garage, but if doing this conversion as a remodel, the contractor will build that closet floor accordingly.)

Design #29344
#29344 Hester
Design #29353
#29353 Sadie
Whether new construction or remodeling, dual owner's suites and independent in-law suites are increasingly in demand. It might amaze you to find out just how many committed, happy couples choose not to share the same bedroom. It could be conflicting schedules, medical conditions or simply snoring, but the need for getting a good night's sleep is paramount to a good life.
Home Plan Examples
#29344 - Hester
#29353 - Sadie

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Chute!! what a time saver.








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While laundry chutes are a  real time saver some restictions my apply depending on your building officials requlations.
Chute!


2 story homes, with the owner's suite on the main floor (sometimes referred to as 1½ story) and secondary bedrooms upstairs, present a natural dilemma-laundry.  You want the laundry facilities conveniently located on the main floor.  But retrieving dirty clothes from upstairs...well, that often leads to anguish over not having certain clothes clean! Consider a laundy chute!

Traditional Closet by Chatsworth Closets And Organization House of Closets, Inc. DARIN FISHER DESIGNER KITCHENS 


Laundry chutes are not a new idea, but they're not found in many new homes either.  Unless you are planning both an upstairs laundry for the kids plus a washer/dryer on the main floor, designing in a laundry chute may be an amenity you'll wonder how you would have ever lived without.  Just be sure to have a self-closing door on one end (for fire safety.)

See some great laundry chute ideas


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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Multi purpose jetted sink








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A new spin on delicates

A reader recently shared one of her "must haves" with us - a jetted laundry sink for hand-wash items!

Jentle Jet® Laundry Sink 110J
Jentle Jet® Laundry Sink 110J

MTI, a producer of tubs, showers, sinks and related bath furniture, offers two Jentle Jet® laundry sinks which, according to the manufacturer, offer an "innovative use of the power of micro-jets to thoroughly launder delicate washables."  Thanks T.B.!
More about the Jentle Jet® Laundry Sink.

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