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Mixing Styles in Today’s Kitchen

Today’s fashion in our homes have taken a turn for simplicity. Warm earthy tones combined with classic lines have consumers thirsting to remodel their spaces. The kitchen is the most costly and interrupted room to remodel but people feel a need to entertain and go back to the days of family bonding in the most used space in the home. Function is the main reason for the do-over but I have seen a trend towards warmth and love, especially with the Gen X’s. I think they all lived a hectic life being brought up by us Baby Boomers that they…

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Do You Care?

One of the biggest problems that I am witnessing in society today is how little people care. From supermarkets, public utilities, retail stores, and restaurants, nobody seems to want to help out anymore. Have we become numb to all of the electronics and social media sites? Have we become so self-absorbed that we turn a blind eye to ethics, principles, and morals? Has the political stage made us cynical? It seems that whatever was right in our world years ago is now wrong and vice versa. What are we to do? I’m a firm believer in ethics and principles. I…

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A Little Ditty on Food, the Ultimate High

I was born Timothy James Holick over 57 years ago. With the love affair that I have with food, I should have it changed legally to Food A Holick. I’m sure you all have heard someone say, “I’m on a seafood diet.  I see food and I eat it.” Well, that is me right down to the last ingredients. I struggle with All You Can Eat buffets every time I am in the presence of one. I’m like a big dog: I almost eat myself to death before I stop. Laugh all you want, but food is the ultimate high in my life….

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Transitional Style; The New Traditional Look?

Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials, and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design. Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles. I find that the busier we all become in our lives, the more we long for things being simple and less cluttered in our homes. A clean-lined transitional look helps us feel good about our space, and I find it absorbs some of the stress that we relinquish after our work day. I find that even more true as we age. The “less is more” concept becomes our…

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What’s Your Price for Happiness?

As I get older, I realize that habit is so hard to change in our lives. We are brought up by our parents’ paradigm to make sure we save money, and we see through those same glasses for the rest of our living days. We all love a good deal until it digs deep into our happiness. I’m amazed at the construction industry and how little the process of sales has evolved over the years. It’s no wonder why the consumer starts off their construction or remodeling projects with a lot of fear in the trust department. Hence the term: What’s your price…

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Solid Surface vs Quartz

It doesn’t surprise me that a majority of people are re-doing their counter tops in their kitchen and baths. The recession not only beat people but it also made us antsy to do some projects around the house. I know that has been my focus for a few years now with changing colors of my walls and adding some built-ins. My office built-ins have been my latest project after waiting to do it for 14 years. There seems to be a gratifying feeling with accomplishing something that you have been dreaming about for so long. It’s not like I am in the…

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Christmas in the Kitchen

I don’t know about you but there is something warm and magical about Christmas time in my kitchen. Just the thought of my childhood years with my mother working busily around the kitchen as she cooked and baked the week before, brings a warm smile to my face this many years later. Food brings us all together in life and what and how we choose to cook in our kitchen is what memories are made of. I’m sure with all the ethnic backgrounds of everyone in the world, different kinds of foods are whipped up in each of our kitchens….

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Butcher Block in Your Kitchen

I love when I hear people talk about butcher block as a bad thing in the kitchen. So many feel that wood is not a sanitary material for the kitchen and how bacteria will grow if you cut on them. I’m here to tell you that butcher block and wood are not as porous as you might think. Why is it that all of the meat butchers over the years used butcher block as their cutting surface? The reason they have is because it’s the best material to cut on and keep their knives sharp. When Corian entered the market…

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Understanding the Kitchen Remodel Process

Kitchen remodeling is not rocket science but it is more time consuming than the average person thinks. Home centers have given the illusion over the years that all you need to do is stop by their locations with some quick measurements and have a seat with a kitchen sales person and watch them do their magic on the computer right before your eyes. If you are looking to just fill your kitchen area generically then this will meet your needs. Unfortunately with all of the appliance and cabinet selections, generic will be the farthest word to help accomplish the right…

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Understanding the Kitchen Remodel Process

Kitchen remodeling is not rocket science but it is more time consuming than the average person thinks. Home centers have given the illusion over the years that all you need to do is stop by their locations with some quick measurements and have a seat with a kitchen sales person and watch them do their magic on the computer right before your eyes. If you are looking to just fill your kitchen area generically then this will meet your needs. Unfortunately with all of the appliance and cabinet selections, generic will be the farthest word to help accomplish the right…

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