Category Archives: Home Renovations

Chic Simplicity: A Black and White Bathroom

The black and white bathroom is a design classic that always feels fresh. The simplicity of black and white allows for endless experimentation with color and texture to make your space feel distinct and memorable. The walls in a black and white bathroom are an interesting place to explore the use of patterned wallpaper, particularly…
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Hot Ideas for the Hearth: Custom Fireplace Designs

As autumn settles in, the age-old custom of gathering around a glowing fire becomes ever more appealing. The fireplace in your home can be a conversational centerpiece with the right application of design skill and imagination. Your fireplace should reflect the overall look and feel of your home, whether traditional, modern, or somewhere in between.…
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Empty-Nesters Purchase Cottage with Downsizing In Mind

Interested in downsizing? A soon-to-be empty nester couple fell in love with this delightful cottage and purchased the home with downsizing in mind. As the renovation project started, it turned into a labor of love for the couple as they envisioned it as their beach-style retirement home. The small corner lot on Belle Island in the Rowayton section…
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A New Direction for a Classic: Vertical Subway Tiles

Subway tiles have fascinated American homeowners since they first debuted in the NYC underground transit in 1904. Adaptable style, reliable durability and easy maintenance make subway tiles a timeless option that works in both modern and historic environments. White subway tile is the most popular by far but today’s manufacturers provide a galaxy of colors,…
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