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Kitchen Cabinet Fittings With Universal Design in Mind

[houzz=http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/5392081/list/Kitchen-Cabinet-Fittings-With-Universal-Design-in-Mind w=300] Kitchen Cabinet Fittings With Universal Design in Mind These ingenious cabinet accessories have a lot on their plate, making accessing dishes, food items and cooking tools easier for all Beautiful kitchens abound — but beauty, as they say, is only skin deep. If the bones of the kitchen do not function properly, the time spent there will soon become annoying. Beautiful is great, but beautiful and functional are paramount in my book.A few organizational cabinet appointments...

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Three Home Features to Boost Accessibility

[houzz=http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/4578128/list/3-Home-Features-to-Boost-Accessibility w=300] 3 Home Features to Boost Accessibility Universal design in these home areas is a thoughtful move even if you don't need it for yourself While your family may not require any changes to your home right now, consider those visiting your home. Perhaps you have friends, parents, grandparents or other visitors with mobility devices. Including the following three accessibility features will make your home easier for them to visit. At least one zero-step entrance on a route that's accessible from...

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10 Tips to Maximize Your Whole-House Remodel

[houzz=http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6811589/list/10-Tips-to-Maximize-Your-Whole-House-Remodel w=300] This article was written by: Anne Higuera CGR, CAPS Houzz Contributor and Seattle remodeler. You can also find me at http://www.ventanabuilds.com/blog. My husband Clarence and I own Ventana Construction, a full-service remodeling company with a focus on whole-house remodels, additions, kitchens, baths and custom new homes. 10 Tips to Maximize Your Whole-House Remodel Cover all the bases now to ensure many years of satisfaction with your full renovation, second-story addition or bump-out If...

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How to Choose a Front Door Color

[houzz=http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6861936/list/How-to-Choose-a-Front-Door-Color w=300] Vanessa Brunner- Houzz Editorial Staff How to Choose a Front Door Color If choosing a door paint isn't an open-and-shut case for you, here's help Don't let your home blend into the background — even if you're not in the market for changing your exterior color scheme, a new coat of paint on your front door could be just the makeover your home needs.Use our color guides to each color to learn which hue, from unexpected purple to bright yellow to elegant black, will work well on your exterior...

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Applying Universal Design in Homes

Applying Universal Design In Homes Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people regardless of their ability or age, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. The intent of universal design is to simplify life for everyone by making products, communications, and the built environment more usable by as many people as possible at little or no extra cost. Universal design benefits people of all ages and abilities. The Need for Universal Design: Over the next 25 years, our region will experience a dramatic...

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Stacked stone fireplace

Beautiful stacked stone for a warm rustic look!

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