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The Young Guns in our country known as Millennials were born between 1977 and 2000. They comprise over 25% of of the US population. Needless to say, they have amazing buying power and are a completely new breed of consumers. They love the outdoors, good causes and renewable/sustainable products like wood & wood flooring! This group of home-buyers, renovators or builder are NOT looking for the big McMansion home. They are looking for the small, functional house or the perfect fixer upper that they can put their personal mark on. And, trust me, they do their research! It may be a contradiction.more
Engineered Flooring is Real Wood – Really! Both engineered and solid wood floors are made using real wood. Solid hardwood floors are just that – solid wood. Each board of solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood that’s usually 3/4 of an inch thick. Because of its thickness, it can be sanded down and refinished several times. Engineered hardwood is made of a core of plywood with a layer of hardwood affixed to the top surface, usually 4mm thick. It’s more resistant to moisture and heat compared to solid.more
Can You Smell the History? When I hear term tobacco wood, I imagine the smell of my father’s old pipe wafting out a smoky plume that had a delicious cherry smell. Well, tobacco wood does not actually smell but, back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, many farmers who lived in the fertile river valleys grew tobacco. Using a mixture of pine species as siding, floor joists and roof rafters, they constructed barns for drying tobacco – a unique process that gave what we call tobacco pine its heavily mixed color.more
A Ceiling You Can Look Up To This striking cathedral ceiling with antique oak is one you can look up to and admire. More and more new homes are utilizing wood planking for walls and ceilings. Planked ceilings add visual texture and create great focal points in a room. So, the next time you are considering remodeling a room, look up and think about the addition of wood to your ceiling. The wood paneling shown above, offers a natural element, unique contrast and warmth to any room. You can panel partially up a wall.more
4 Reasons to Buy Custom Made Furniture Your home is a unique living space, designed for you according to your personal preferences, taste and style. With that in mind, it only makes sense to decorate with custom pieces of furniture that reflect your unique living space. We’ve made everything from custom dog platforms to beautiful custom counter tops. A simple line drawing or sample photos with a few dimensions is all we need to establish a price quote. From there we can make a.more
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