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How to Maximize Return on Investment in Your Kitchen Remodel

How to Maximize Return on Investment in Your Kitchen Remodel

Investing in a new kitchen and bath increases the value of homes in West Virginia.  The amount of the return on investment depends on the goals of the renovation.  Many homeowners understand that a new kitchen or primary bath makes it easier to sell their home if that...

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Time Is of the Essence

Time Is of the Essence

Homeowners in West Virginia are focused on how they can improve their lives.  As a return to the new normal takes place following COVID-19, what remains is that most homeowners in West Virginia believe that their daily life centers around their homes.  This is due...

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Time Is On Your Side

Time Is On Your Side

Many homeowners in West Virginia ask similar questions when they want to create a dream kitchen, bath or other space in their homes.  One of the most common questions we receive involves timing. “How long will it take to create a new kitchen or bath?”  The answer is...

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A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

One secret to designing a great kitchen is to account for your storage needs and desires in the initial planning phase. A storage plan will address how often you cook, entertain and use your kitchens and for what activities. A great kitchen must not only look out of...

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The Most Popular Features of a Dream Bath

The Most Popular Features of a Dream Bath

Selecting just the right fixtures and elements for your new dream bath does not have to be taxing, time consuming and stressful.  If you search for a lavatory on Houzz.com, you receive a selection of almost 15,000 options.  How can you possibly select the one that is...

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Island Dreaming

Island Dreaming

Islands are among the most requested features among homeowners in West Virginia who are creating the kitchen of their dreams.  It’s not surprising because islands provide extra countertop and storage space and serve as the kitchen’s central hub for family dinners,...

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No Need to Compromise Function for Form

No Need to Compromise Function for Form

A dream kitchen not only has to look fantastic, it also has to function as well as it looks.  Those two goals are not mutually exclusive.  Homeowners in West Virginia are increasingly realizing the importance and benefit of storage and organizational solutions for...

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Unhinged: Everything You Need to Know About Cabinet Hinges

Unhinged: Everything You Need to Know About Cabinet Hinges

Few homeowners in West Virginia ask about the hinges used on kitchen cabinetry even though every cabinet and door have a hinge.  Hinges serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.  The three most common types of hinges that are specified for new kitchens in West...

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Stranded on an Island?

Stranded on an Island?

When many homeowners in West Virginia bring us idea books or mood boards with images of kitchen islands that have captured their imagination, most feature seating on one side of the island only.  Many islands only feature one sided seated because one-sided seating...

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Pantries Make Life and Cooking Easier

Pantries Make Life and Cooking Easier

As an increasing number of homeowners in West Virginia spend more time in their homes and rely increasingly on subscription and delivery services for groceries and household goods, pantries have become almost a necessity in a well-designed and functioning dream...

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Creating the Kitchen of Your Dreams

Creating the Kitchen of Your Dreams

Homeowners in West Virginia spend months, if not longer, researching options to create the kitchen of their dreams.  This research is invaluable because it provides insights into what is most important and also enables a professional designer to curate information,...

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What Every Bath Needs

What Every Bath Needs

Our showroom designs lots of new bathrooms for homeowners in West Virginia.  There are several design features that homeowners in West Virginia may not consider in their research and planning, but simply could not live without once they experience the benefits those...

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Keys To a Well-Designed Bathroom

Keys To a Well-Designed Bathroom

Bathroom renovations were among the most requested projects among homeowners in West Virginia.  The ability to create a private refuge that provides homeowners in West Virginia a few minutes a day all to themselves, devoid of texts, tweets and even little feet can be...

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Best Practices for Planning Your Primary Bath

Best Practices for Planning Your Primary Bath

Increasingly, homeowners in West Virginia who continue to spend most of their time in their homes, want their homes to perform better.  The desire for better home performance has caused home renovation and remodeling in West Virginia to boom.  As a leading expert on...

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A Wise Investment At Any Time

A Wise Investment At Any Time

Homeowners in West Virginia that make an investment in a new dream kitchen and/or bath are not only making the lives of their family members more enjoyable, they also are making an investment that increases the value of their homes.  Many homeowners in West Virginia...

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Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful

We understand that not all homeowners in West Virginia have the footprint in their kitchens for long islands, endless countertop space, and walk-in pantries. That does not mean that homeowners in West Virginia can’t create the kitchen of their dreams. In fact, smaller...

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Use Pops of Color to Energize Your White Kitchen

Use Pops of Color to Energize Your White Kitchen

There is a reason that more than 50% of homeowners in West Virginia and nationwide choose white as the primary color for their new dream kitchens.  White offers a bright, crisp look that can make a kitchen space look more expansive and provide a feeling of calm and...

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The Right Size for Your Kitchen Sink

The Right Size for Your Kitchen Sink

The kitchen sink is the most used fixture in your kitchen.  Think about how many roles your sink plays.  It’s the place for dirty dishes. It’s where you wash fruits and vegetables.  It’s where you fill pots and pans.  The list can go on and on.  And there is no...

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Behind Door Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6…

Behind Door Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6…

Many homeowners in West Virginia spend many hours researching different options, styles, colors, textures and products for the kitchen of their dreams. Thankfully, many homeowners in West Virginia create idea books and save pictures of kitchens and products that they...

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The Need for Peace

The Need for Peace

As many homeowners in West Virginia have spent a majority of their time in their homes for that past 30 months or so, several trends have emerged.  One is the need for quiet time away from the demands of emails, texts, tweets, schedules, and other daily life...

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Why You Need a Mudroom

Why You Need a Mudroom

Mudrooms are the first line of defense against clutter for homeowners in West Virginia. Mudrooms provide a place for coats, hats, gloves, shoes, balls, toys, backpacks, grocery bags and a host of other items that homeowners in West Virginia and their families have...

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The Most Common Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

The Most Common Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Most homeowners in the Morgantown area spend many weeks and even months researching different products, design options and color pallets before ultimately deciding to create the kitchen or bath of their dreams.  Research is fun.  It lets your creativity run wild and...

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A Planning Template for a Dream Kitchen

A Planning Template for a Dream Kitchen

Planning a dream kitchen is not something that most homeowners in West Virginia do at the spur of a moment.  Almost every one of our clients comes to our showroom after having spent considerable time researching different products, styles and options.  Yet, we find...

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Very Peri Is the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year

Very Peri Is the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year

The Pantone Color Institute has selected Very Peri, a purple-blue, as its 2022 color of the year. “Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that...

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Making Your Home a Haven for Wellness and Safety

Making Your Home a Haven for Wellness and Safety

Homeowners in West Virginia, and especially in the greater Morgantown area, are overwhelmingly desiring healthier, multifunctional, convenient and technologically advanced kitchens, baths and other rooms in the home. The global pandemic has placed health and wellbeing...

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Design Trends for Future Kitchens and Baths

Design Trends for Future Kitchens and Baths

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently released the results of its 2022 Design Trends Forecast whose goal is to identify styles, features and materials that are expected to be popular in the next several years and to identify products that are...

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Preparing for Your Kitchen Remodel

Preparing for Your Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is the epicenter and most used room in the home for almost everyone who lives in Morgantown WV. Homeowners in North Central West Virginia come to our showroom armed with months of research, having scoured design magazines, home improvement television...

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You Deserve Your Own Private Refuge

You Deserve Your Own Private Refuge

How great would it be to have a space where you could simply relax and wash away the stresses of the day?  You don’t have to dream any longer.  Upgrading the primary bath provides homeowners in North Central West Virginia an opportunity to create an in-home refuge...

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How to Take Advantage of a Red-Hot Housing Market

How to Take Advantage of a Red-Hot Housing Market

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reports that the housing supply is 3.8 million homes short of demand.  That helps to explain why the housing marketing in Morgantown WV is red hot. This is the best time in recent memory to sell your home.  That's the primary reason why many...

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Keys to a Successful Master Bath

Keys to a Successful Master Bath

With a large percentage of homeowners in North Central West Virginia spending most of their days at home, demand to make their homes more beautiful and functional is at an all-time high. Master baths are at the top of the list of most desired renovation projects. If...

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Lighting can make or break how your kitchen looks, feels, and functions. Lighting is equally, if not more, important as cabinets, countertops, appliances, backsplashes, flooring, sinks, and faucets. Too often, however, homeowners in North Central West Virginia treat...

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Creating Multifunctional Spaces

Creating Multifunctional Spaces

Almost 12 months have passed since homeowners in North Central West Virginia have spent most of the time in their homes. This new normal has shined a bright spotlight on the functionality of homes in North Central West Virginia and demands improved performance....

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New Products that Wowed at KBIS

New Products that Wowed at KBIS

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the largest and considered one of the most important annual events for the kitchen and bath industry in North America. At KBIS, manufacturers introduce new products, and kitchen and bath showrooms rely upon the show to spot...

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What’s Most Important In A New Kitchen?

What’s Most Important In A New Kitchen?

The Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence (RICKI) recently published a survey of kitchen trends the mirror the purchasing patterns we see among homeowners in North Central West Virginia who are creating their dream kitchens. Not surprisingly,...

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Kitchen Cabinet Trends: What’s Hot Right Now

Kitchen Cabinet Trends: What’s Hot Right Now

Kitchen and bath remodeling activity North Central West Virginia is top of mind because many of our clients are spending almost all of their time in their homes.  Many homeowners in North Central West Virginia are making decisions to improve the quality of their...

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A Trip to the Islands

A Trip to the Islands

North Central West Virginia Storage is the number one consideration for homeowners in North Central West Virginia opting for an island in their new kitchens. Most homeowners include cabinets and/or drawers for storage; however, we also have seen an increase in open...

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What’s Hot for 2021

What’s Hot for 2021

With many homeowners in North Central West Virginia continuing to spend most of their time in their homes, they have realized that they want them, especially their kitchens, to be better. Working and schooling from home have shined a bright spotlight on kitchen...

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Withstanding the Test of Time

Withstanding the Test of Time

National surveys have found the kitchen is the most popular room in the home to renovate. That certainly has been the case for homeowners in North Central West Virginia. Given that the home's role has changed significantly in the last nine months, homeowners in North...

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The Colors of 2021

The Colors of 2021

The Pantone Institute has broken tradition. Instead of naming a single color of the year, it has named two colors of the year – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating yellow. Both colors connote a feeling of strength and hope, according to Pantone. There are good reasons why...

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What Will Trend in 2021?

What Will Trend in 2021?

As an increasing number of homeowners in North Central West Virginia become more adept and comfortable working from home, the kitchen continues to grow in importance as the most significant, functional, and enjoyable room in the home. Today's kitchens are...

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A Healthier Home Includes Filtered Water

A Healthier Home Includes Filtered Water

At a time when health and wellbeing are top-of-mind for most homeowners in North Central West Virginia, a simple, cost-effective, and proven technology for a healthier home and lifestyle is filtering water. Most families in North Central West Virginia, drink bottled...

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Home Design Trends for the Coming Year

Home Design Trends for the Coming Year

What does the new year hold for design trends? Houzz.com recently predicted ten trends that it expects for 2021. Many of the trends are popular because homeowners in North Central West Virginia and across the United States are working from home, schooling from home,...

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The Effect of COVID-19 On Design

The Effect of COVID-19 On Design

COVID-19 has transformed the traditional residence into a multifunctional space that serves as an office, gym, bar, restaurant, school, hospital, and home. Working and schooling from home have had the most dramatic impact on the notion of home and will undoubtedly...

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Keys to A Healthier and Environmentally Efficient Kitchen

Keys to A Healthier and Environmentally Efficient Kitchen

Health and wellness are top of mind among homeowners in North Central West Virginia, and many of our clients have expressed interest in creating healthier spaces in their homes. Key components of kitchens, baths that contribute to a healthier and more environmentally...

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Withstanding the Test of Time

Withstanding the Test of Time

Fads and trends come and go. Many homeowners in North Central West Virginia can remember when avocado-colored kitchens were all the rage or when pastel paint dominated design thinking. While it is tempting to look at what's trending when renovating your kitchen or...

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2020 Bathroom Trends

2020 Bathroom Trends

The demand for new master baths in North Central West Virginia is increasing. Now that many families in North Central West Virginia are spending almost all of their time at home, they have a new appreciation that a bathroom can offer so much more than function. A...

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A Tip of the Hat to Mother Nature

A Tip of the Hat to Mother Nature

It is not surprising, given that many homeowners in North Central West Virginia have been working from home and educating their children from the dining room table, that the colors of the year give a tip of the hat to Mother Nature. Pantone and major paint...

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Make It A Family Affair

Make It A Family Affair

The role of the kitchen during COVID-19 continues to change. With so many homeowners in North Central West Virginia working from home and/or with children attending school from home, many families are staying in and eating healthier. Additionally, in many cases, more...

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What’s the Best Backsplash Material?

What’s the Best Backsplash Material?

Backsplashes too often, unfortunately, don't make it to the top of the priority list of homeowners in North Central West Virginia when renovating their kitchens. Backsplashes serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. They enable homeowners in North Central West...

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The Effect of COVID-19 On Home Design

The Effect of COVID-19 On Home Design

What will home design look like through the remainder of this decade? The Wall Street Journal recently asked hundreds of interior designers to peer into their crystal balls to identify the trends that will dominate home design from now until 2030. Here are some...

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Priorities, Priorities

Priorities, Priorities

As more and more homeowners in North Central West Virginia continue to work from home, they realize that their home is not working for them as well as they would like or need. As your family spends more time at home, the kitchen has taken on a more prominent role as a...

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Cleanliness Is Next To…

Cleanliness Is Next To…

The kitchen is the most important room in the home because it serves as a central hub for cooking, dining, entertaining, chatting, bill paying, internet-surfing, homework, etc. As the central hub and most used room in most homes in North Central West Virginia, it is...

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Making Dreams Come True

Making Dreams Come True

Stay-at-home mandates from employers and government jurisdictions are inspiring homeowners in North Central West Virginia to undertake improvement projects. We are finding homeowners in North Central West Virginia are most interested in renovating their kitchens,...

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Can Your New Kitchen Accommodate an Island?

Can Your New Kitchen Accommodate an Island?

Islands are among the most requested features in the dream kitchens we design for homeowners North Central West Virginia. Islands serve multiple purposes: providing a palate for meal preparation, dining, working, a place to do homework, and a storage facility. When...

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What’s Trending Now in Kitchen Design

What’s Trending Now in Kitchen Design

Kitchen and bath renovations are booming. Many homeowners in North Central West Virginia realize that working from home is not a passing fad. Many will be working from home for the near-term future and most likely longer than that. That's one reason why homeowners in...

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Five Must-Haves For A Great Bathroom

Five Must-Haves For A Great Bathroom

The days of a bathroom serving only utilitarian functions have long past. Bathrooms, especially the master bath, can serve as an in-home spa where homeowners in North Central West Virginia can spend a few minutes of every day just to themselves, devoid of texts and...

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Helping To Assure Your Safety In Our Showroom

Helping To Assure Your Safety In Our Showroom

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend social distancing as an effective tool to limit the spread of COVID-19. In order to follow the CDC’s guidelines and protect our customers and team members, we have implemented the following safety protocols....

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A Planning Primer for Your Renovation

A Planning Primer for Your Renovation

Our phones have been ringing off the hook! Since our neighbors in North Central West Virginia have been spending more time in their homes, they realize that they would like to improve what currently exists. If you are interested in a new kitchen or bath, you can make...

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Mid-Year Design Trends

Mid-Year Design Trends

We've entered the second half of 2020 and want to share the design trends that stood out during the first half of the year in North Central West Virginia. Split finishes are in vogue in everything from plumbing fixtures and appliances to door and cabinet hardware....

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How to Work With A Professional Designer Remotely

How to Work With A Professional Designer Remotely

Many homeowners in North Central West Virginia have been spending a lot more time in their homes lately than they could have ever imagined. During this time, many of our neighbors have found parts of their homes don't look as beautiful or function as effectively as...

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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure Necessity truly has been the mother of invention during the COVID-19 crisis. When our showroom team and our customers were under stay-at-home orders, we had to pivot to respond to the multiple requests from homeowners in North Central West...

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Best Practices for Renovating Your Kitchen

Best Practices for Renovating Your Kitchen

Many of our neighbors and clients in North Central West Virginia have been under stay-at-home for several months and have noticed that their kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms could benefit from a renovation. If you are in that number, you are not alone. According...

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A Homage to Kitchen Klutzes

A Homage to Kitchen Klutzes

This Saturday, June 13, is National Kitchen Klutzes Day. It’s a celebration dedicated to everyone who has ever been a klutz in the kitchen. Saturday, we embrace home cooks who may have dropped a dish, cut a finger or burned a creation beyond recognition. June 13 is...

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Guidelines to Prepare for Your Kitchen Remodel

Guidelines to Prepare for Your Kitchen Remodel

You’ve done your research. You created design boards on Houzz.com and Pinterest and took notes on HGTV. Finally, you decided to go all-in on a new kitchen remodel. It can be a daunting task for homeowners in the Morgantown area, but it does not have to be if you...

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5 Tips to Make Your Kitchen More Functional

5 Tips to Make Your Kitchen More Functional

No matter the size of your kitchen, it needs to be functional to be comfortable. As Morgantown WV’s premiere kitchen designer, we see kitchens of all shapes and sizes and we’ve become pretty good at spotting areas that hold clutter, wasted space, and generally stuff...

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7 Bathroom Design Trends for 2019 and Beyond

7 Bathroom Design Trends for 2019 and Beyond

With each new year comes new fads and styles, and the world of bathroom design is no different. It’s important for our designers to stay up on all the new trends, colors, textures, materials, and styles that emerge into the mainstream—and it’s even more important to...

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Buyer Beware of “Cover-Up” Bathroom Remodels

Buyer Beware of “Cover-Up” Bathroom Remodels

The bathroom remodel is one of the most popular remodeling projects you can do to improve your home. Because the bathroom gets so much use each and every day, it’s important to have a functional space. And because bathrooms are a major factor in the overall value of...

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Welcome to the NEW FD Experience!

Welcome to the NEW FD Experience!

Welcome to our new website and online experience! Within these pages, you'll find more ways to interact with our team, explore our designs, and come up with new inspiration for your kitchen, bathroom, and closet projects. We'll be adding more great content, photos,...

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