Author Archives: Aaron Holiway

Confessions of a remodeler

In late 2011 I leased a small beach cottage with an option to buy. Every once in a while you can still negotiate such a deal, but it’s rare. In the spring of 2013 I exercised my option and became … Continue reading

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Five flooring ideas to better the bathroom

For most people, the bathroom is where the day usually begins and ends. And one major element that plays a role in creating a comfortable, luxurious environment is the flooring. Flooring is such a key part of any design scheme … Continue reading

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Remodeling boom in D.C. area brings to light rich veins of old-growth lumber

It’s the most prominent thing in the room. The wood table is sturdy and spacious — eight feet by three feet — built of rustic old lumber with a grain that shines through. The best thing about it? All of … Continue reading

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Trend news helps fuel dreams of upscaling livability in a remodel

Changes that matter most are those that enhance home life. January is the month when design and remodeling trend stories seem to show up everywhere. If you’re planning on updating your home, you’ve probably read a bunch of them already. … Continue reading

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Home Tour: 200-year-old rural Indiana saltbox is a labor of love and four decades of restoration

WEST HARRISON, Ind. — The year 1814 is scratched into the plaster just below the roof line of Doug and Ellen Dodd’s West Harrison home. They should supplement that with a carving that reads “Restored and expanded by Doug Dodd, … Continue reading

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Expert tips for choosing the right window for your kitchen remodel

What are the hottest updates for homes in 2015? The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home to remodel, and for good reason. According to HGTV and Trulia, a kitchen update is one of the secrets … Continue reading

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Our favorite home design apps

The designs we create in our heads don’t always look good in real life — take it from someone who knows. The table we covet may not suit our dining room size and aesthetic, and it can be hard to … Continue reading

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Is hardwood flooring right for your home?

By ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN    |    TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE    |    REVIEW JOURNAL Hardwood flooring is considered a hallmark for floor covering. It has been used for ages and gives a warm and inviting look to any home. … Continue reading

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Remodeling with style for aging, illness

Detroit Free Press HACKENSACK, N.J. – When designer Marlene Wangenheim was called in to renovate a master bath, her client was looking to make the space beautiful and comfortable. But Wangenheim, of Interiors by Design in Morristown, N.J., thought the … Continue reading

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10 Home Remodeling Trends for 2015

As we close out another year, many of us look forward to the rejuvenated possibilities and fresh starts that a new year presents to us. One way that new opportunity might manifest itself is in giving some part of your … Continue reading

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