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Aging in place
Mar 07,20 Tom Piplack
Aging in place

Once you have found your forever home, you don’t want to move out ever again, and most of us would prefer not having to remodel our house as seniors either. The easy solution is: Think ahead! The concept of aging in place means, that while building or remodeling your house, you keep the future in […]

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Three Things to Take On a Lonely Kitchen Island
Feb 20,20 Tom Piplack
Three Things to Take On a Lonely Kitchen Island

It is one of the most requested features, only has been gaining popularity and can be the star of the kitchen: The island. But once the coveted extra countertop is there, what can be done with it? Is it just extra workspace, a counter to eat snacks off, or an elaborate way to showcase fancy […]

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What’s hot in 2020? Trends of the new decade!
Feb 01,20 Tom Piplack
What’s hot in 2020? Trends of the new decade!

Even a century later, the (literal) rise of skyscrapers, futuristic exuberance of Art Deco or the minimalist modernity of Bauhaus are some of the first things we think of when remembering the 1920s. These architectural and design trends defined and helped shape a generation and remain influential to this day! Now that we are officially […]

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Origins of Holiday interior design
Dec 24,19 Tom Piplack
Origins of Holiday interior design

It is that time of the year again – malls bursting with people, the same five jolly songs on endless repeat, no matter where you go, and parties without end to attend. The holiday season is fully here. Of course, with the festivities getting close, we start to notice changes around our house and the […]

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Long Beach Historic District Remodels
Dec 14,19 Tom Piplack
Long Beach Historic District Remodels

Building and remodeling is already a giant project requiring meticulous planning as is, but if you are in Long Beach, chances are you’ll have to keep something else in mind: Countless city ordinances and regulations. Our beloved LB city is famous for its strict zoning laws, going so far as to cause the creation of […]

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Pretty Patios – A Living Room in Your Garden
Dec 07,19 Tom Piplack
Pretty Patios – A Living Room in Your Garden

Living space is scarce in Southern California, and the sun always shines: This is a prime opportunity to build an intriguing patio! Not only will it add value to your house, a patio will serve as outdoor living room, giving you more room to live your best life, relax, dine, or host parties. Of course, […]

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Flooring explained – Things to consider when deciding on a floor
Oct 28,19 Tom Piplack
Flooring explained – Things to consider when deciding on a floor

Do you ever feel like you’re doing such an important job, but people keep walking all over you? Your floor can relate. When building or remodeling, one of the (literally) most fundamental questions is what kind of floors to install, and seeing just how many choices there are, it can feel overwhelming. In the end, […]

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How to  Effectively Conceal Appliances
Oct 18,19 Tom Piplack
How to Effectively Conceal Appliances

Think about your morning routine: Maybe you wake up and make coffee, have some toast, heat water to prepare oatmeal, and treat yourself to a nutritious smoothie a little bit later. Chances are you have already used four appliances before even half the day has passed. Everybody loves helpful gadgets, but with more and more […]

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Tips and Tricks to Brighten Your Day (And Kitchen)
Aug 12,19 Tom Piplack
Tips and Tricks to Brighten Your Day (And Kitchen)

Designing or remodeling your kitchen can be a lot. Your mind is full of ideas for elegant cabinets, fancy tiles and shiny hardware, and you’re already dreaming of that stylish furniture and cute accessories you’re going to decorate it with. Exciting! But first, think about this often overlooked, yet incredibly important feature: The lighting. A […]

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Eccentric minimalism – Transformation to a Functional Individual Masterpiece
Aug 02,19 Tom Piplack
Eccentric minimalism – Transformation to a Functional Individual Masterpiece

The kitchen is your home’s heart and soul. As such, it should match your very own individual spirit and reflect your personality; then again, it is supposed to be a highly functional space, and we know how it is, often there is limited space available and nobody likes a cluttered kitchen. That being said, having […]

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