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We’ve done so few upper cabinets in our recent kitchens that we actually haven’t installed under cabinet lighting in ANY of them. But we did install it under the cabinets in our laundry room and – surprise! – I just came across a bunch of pictures of the installation process that I took waaaaaay back in 2014 but never shared. It’s a remarkably straightforward process, so it could be an easy upgrade if you needed more task lighting in your kitchen, laundry room, or any other space with upper cabinets. The cabinets in here are from Ikea, so we also used one of their stock under-cabinet lighting options called GRUNDTAL Spotlights. These don’t appear to be sold anymore, but the current OMLOPP spotlight seems to be a similar (even improved!) version....
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These days we are all looking for ways to save money and even to help the environment. If you came across this site you are most likely such a person and you already know how refurbishing old batteries can contribute to meeting these goals. Battery reconditioning is the act of reviving batteries that seem to be out of juice. After you learn how to do this you can save a lot of...
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Today’s homeowners are redefining the concept of “home life.” Where there used to be a clear definition of spaces that were dedicated to work (the office), play (the gym) and home (your house), our connected worlds have grown closer and closer to the point that any defining lines have blurred. Homes today are created with an intention to encompass work, play, and nurturing family connections. Contemporary home design principles have evolved over the past century to reflect this – rather than taking its cues from historic procedures or precedent, contemporary home design is rooted in the belief that a home should be a “machine for the living.” No opportunity for functionality is overlooked with a contemporary design, and that includes windows....
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Posted 3 years 22 weeks ago on Remodeling Blog

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Our lifestyles have gone through a considerable transformation from the traditional homes that were built by the ancestors to the mainstream ones of our... The post 11 Homes That Combine The Historic And Contemporary appeared first on ~ House Crazy ~...
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Hello everyone, it is time for a new blog. We're going to discontinue posting on the Green Home Design Architect Blog as well as our Post and Beam Timber Frame Blog. Please view our two new blogs, http://boninarchitects.blogspot.com/. This blog will be written and maintained by Kim Bonin, Principal Partner of Bonin Architects & Associates. It will feature behind the scenes and daily happenings at Bonin Architects & Associcates.The second blog is http://redmaplela.blogspot.com/ which is written by Greg Rusnica,  Landscape Architect at Bonin Architects & Associates.Feel free to contact Kim or Greg with suggestions, comments or to schedule a visit to Bonin Architects & Associates' offices in New London and Meredith, New Hampshire. www.boninarchitects.com...
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Hello everyone, it is time for a new blog. We're going to discontinue posting on the Green Home Design Architect Blog as well as our Post and Beam Timber Frame Blog. Please view our two new blogs, http://boninarchitects.blogspot.com/. This blog will be written and maintained by Kim Bonin, Principal Partner of Bonin Architects & Associates. It will feature behind the scenes and daily happenings at Bonin Architects & Associcates.The second blog is http://redmaplela.blogspot.com/ which is written by Greg Rusnica,  Landscape Architect at Bonin Architects & Associates.Feel free to contact Kim or Greg with suggestions, comments or to schedule a visit to Bonin Architects & Associates' offices in New London and Meredith, New Hampshire. www.boninarchitects.com...
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I confess.....it ain't warming up before April. I bow to the inevitable, and put the storm windows up today. Also decided since I am going to be cold I may as well warm up my gizzards:...
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Posted 3 years 51 weeks ago on From the Doll House to the Dog House