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Monday, March 29, 2010

Better Homes and Gardens: Kitchen and Bath Ideas

We invite you to pick up the April 2010 issue of Better Homes and Gardens: Kitchen and Bath Ideas for a glimpse at the master bathroom of Abby and Fred Himmelein.

The home was built as a Civil War hospital, split into two single-family homes in 1871, and moved to a new lot around the corner in 1911. When the Himmeleins purchased the home, the master bath was "poorly constructed" fashioned from a screened-in back porch.

The Himmeleins tasked Classic Remodeling with designing and constructing a light-filled bath that made efficient use of the space while melding contemporary design sensibilities with the historical structure.

Photographer Anthony-Masterson captured with perfection the beauty of the custom cherry cabinets, marble floors and counters, white tub and vessel sinks, and polished nickel faucets.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Staycations Are In! Create Your Own Outdoor Oasis.

With the economy lingering in the doldrums, many families are holding off on spending thousands of dollars to take a vacation abroad. Instead, consider the alternative of creating a personal oasis in the comfort and convenience of your own backyard.

Consider stone fireplaces for cozy gatherings; pergolas and gazebos to resemble a faraway oasis; flat screen televisions seamlessly incorporated into outdoor surroundings; weatherized dining tables suitable for family style meals or an intimate dinner for two; and elite, gourmet grills containing storage, sinks and refrigerators.

For a fraction of the cost of a journey abroad, a remodel or addition can help turn your travel dreams into a staycation reality. Best of all, the benefits of your outdoor space remodel can be enjoyed long after the normal duration of a one to two week vacation abroad.