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From Old to New: Repurposing at Mongers Market

Before we begin demolition on a house, we treasure hunt.  We search the house for items that can be salvaged, repurposed, or turned into something completely new. Some of our most eye-catching design features begin with something that was long forgotten, collecting dust in the corner...

5 Master Bathroom Trends in 2019

The master bath may be one of the smallest rooms in your home, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be luxurious. We spoke with Leisa Coyle, Bath and Tile Designer at Bender, to learn about some of the biggest trends for master bathrooms this year....

Toys in the Kitchen: Appliances you Need to Know About

Kitchens remain at the forefront for renovations. Not only are kitchens the focal point of the main living space, but they can also add the most value when selling your home. When designing a kitchen, we always start with the basics: a functional layout, beautiful...

Choose Your Kitchen Cabinets like a Pro

A kitchen isn’t complete without cabinets. Essential for storage and a huge factor in kitchen style, cabinets are one of the first things people want to change in their own kitchens. But walking into a store can feel overwhelming. The choices are endless, and even...

The Friendly Market: The History of House 7

At 329 Boston Street in Guilford, CT, a faded sign hidden by brush reads “Friendly Market.” The yard is overgrown and filled with debris, and the dilapidated interior feels lonely and abandoned. And yet, as we walked through this property for the first time, we could...

House Number 7: Votes, Videos, and a Reveal

We are back in Connecticut with House Number 7, which means we will be back to our regular schedule this Spring and Summer. This week, we gave three clues about where our next house is located. Do you have any guesses? Here is what you can...

The Hope House Highlights

You voted to name it The Hope House back in November. As we sit in Texas for the reveal, we can’t help but reflect on the past few months. We embarked on a whole new journey, collaborating on our first St. Jude Dream Home Showplace...

The House that Social Media Built

The House That Social Media Built Spring News

We love the spring because it means great weather for renovations, the high point in the real estate market, and summer fun! This spring is also a time of transition for us, as we will be heading to Texas one final time to see the...

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Why Carpet is Still Trending in 2019

The flooring options today are endless: wood, engineered wood, laminate, laminate that mimics wood, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, concrete, travertine, bamboo, cork, marble, vinyl….and of course, carpet. With so many choices, how is it that carpet is still one of the top flooring options in...

Tile in the Master Bathroom: FAQs

We love tile. If you read 5 Home Design Don'ts, you know that we incorporate tile into the homes we design for its versatility, style, and easy maintenance. Kitchen or bathroom, floor or backsplash, tile can add in color and design while remaining easy to care...