SandStar Insider: July 2020 Featured Article

SandStar Insider: July 2020 Featured Article

When It Comes to Accessibility, Little Changes Can Make a Big Impact!   You don’t need a major remodel to improve accessibility in your home. While wider doorways and barrier free showers are nice, even the small details like door levers and light switches can have a big impact.    As a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, ...
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SandStar Insider: June 2020 Featured Article

SandStar Insider: June 2020 Featured Article

Let’s take a break from design this month and expand on one of our Tips from Tom: MAINTENANCE.  You know, those “honey-do list” items that we tend to find something else better to do before getting to them!    Did you know that giving your fridge a deep clean can help reduce wear and tear on your refrigerator? ...
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May 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

May 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

Home Office Space    With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people are working from home. Some that have previously rented a small office space are now finding that they can function just as well from a home office. In addition, both spouses may be needing a work space along with ...
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April 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

April 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

Fire Pits There are several elements in nature that most of us respond to both positively and innately. The warm sun, gentle breezes, the sound of water falling or trickling are some examples that come to mind. Sitting by a fire and watching the flames dance is another. While some ...
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March 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

March 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

10 Elements of an Eclectic Kitchen Eclectic kitchens can come in wildly different flavors, from homespun to far flung. Consider these 10 a sample platter. By Rebekah Zaveloff Eclectic is a term that is often used when a person has a hard time pinpointing his or her own style — or ...
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February 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

February 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

12 Elements of Tropical-Style Kitchens Relax into that vacation-at-home feeling with a kitchen that evokes visions of swaying palm trees and warm ocean breezes Story by Kate Unsworth - September 18, 2014 Tropical kitchens are bright, breezy and balmy — think palm trees rather than seashells. They’re relaxed spaces to ...
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January 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

January 2020 eNewsletter Main Article

8 Elements of a Farmhouse Kitchen  We’ve all watched Fixer Upper and have fallen in love with some if not all of Joanna Gaines’ farmhouse style. Incorporating classic materials and vintage touches, creates a farm-style space that still feels fresh today.  Lisa Frederick, a Houzz Contributor, lists the 8 most popular design elements of a Farmhouse Kitchen. Farmhouse-style kitchens recall a time when rural communities and customs were ...
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December 2019 eNewsletter Main Article

December 2019 eNewsletter Main Article

15 Elements of a Traditional Kitchen Traditional kitchens are defined by their details, and creating eye-catching detail is not just as simple as putting legs on an island. But whether they’re Old World or Mediterranean flavor, traditional kitchens all share the same basic elements. Rebekah Zaveloff, Houzz Contributor, defines 15 ...
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November 2019 eNewsletter Main Article

November 2019 eNewsletter Main Article

8 Elements of a Transitional Kitchen More and more clients are wanting to simplify their kitchen styling.  With a mixture of traditional charm and contemporary chic, transitional kitchens strike just the right balance in your home.  Lisa Frederick, a Houzz Contributor, sums it up perfectly with 8 elements to help ...
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October 2019 eNewlsetter Main Article

October 2019 eNewlsetter Main Article

How to Find Your Kitchen Style  Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen but not sure what your style is?  Rebeckah Zaveloff, Houzz Contributor, explains how to find inspiration and start narrowing down your choices. When most homeowners embark on a kitchen remodel, they spend endless hours collecting inspiring kitchen photos. But this ...
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