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Interior Design Blog — craftsman

Who turned out the lights? How to use finishes to lighten your space

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Dark rooms can be fantastic, but how can you correct an over-dark space to make it feel light and inviting? My clients contacted me with a problem. They have a beautiful, craftsman-style home with an eccentric kitchen that was so dark as to be almost non-functional. The kitchen had a lot going for it, so we started there. The layout was pretty good overall, professional range and the cabinetry was in keeping with the style of the home. There was some natural light, but it was being mostly lost and there were a few missing opportunities for storage that needed...

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Does your home have curb appeal?

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We all need to do routine maintenance on our home exteriors, and that is the perfect time to address aesthetic issues as well as structural concerns. This modest bungalow needed a new roof and soffits, and the owner knew it was also looking tired and needed a lift. I was brought in for a few hours to consult on how to make the home look its best at the same time as it was getting in ship shape condition to handle our crazy calgary climate. The family knew they wanted to bring a craftsman feel to their 1950s bungalow without...

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