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FORMA Design

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Wood Floors Vs. Tile in Kitchen

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I would keep the hardwood floor in the kitchen, so there is continuity in the materials which ultimately helps unify the space, espacially in an open plan.  I would, of course, take good care of the floors, but the bit of extra maintenance in the kitchen area would be well worth it!

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Colonial vs Modern

ows a recent renovation of an entryway on Lake Barcroft, outside Washington, DC. A dated traditional staircase that blocked the light and occupied most of the space in the Entry Foyer of this home was updated to an open-riser stair with modern railings that changed the look and feel of the house and allowed the light to enter from both sides of the house.

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To Remove a MB Tub or Leave It?

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As long as there's a bathtub in another bathroom, go ahead and rip out the monster one in the Master bath and have a great walk-in shower, possibly with steam-bath, multiple shower heads and body-sprays.  You will wonder why it took you so long!  Unless there is space for both ( a smaller tub AND a large shower).  See below for "before" and "after" of a recent project that did exactly that.

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Granite vs Quartz countertops in kitchen remodel?

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Granite is so 1980.  Stick to quartz, that comes in an amazing number of solid colors and performs as well if not better than granite.  In my 30 years as an architect I have never used granite countertps, and am not planning to.

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Granite vs Quartz countertops in kitchen remodel?

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Granite is so 1980.  Stick to quartz, that comes in an amazing number of solid colors and performs as well if not better than granite.  In my 30 years as an architect I have never used granite countertps, and am not planning to.

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Bathtubs vs. Showers for resale value.

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To add to my previous comment, as long as there's at least one bathtub left in the house, for hard-core bath lovers, then all the rest can be converted to showers, steambaths, etc, which is what the majority of people prefer.  See below one such "before" + "after", where the tub was turned into a shower/stem bath.

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Bathtubs vs. Showers for resale value.

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As long as there's at least one bathtub left in the house, for hard-core bath lovers, then all the rest can be converted to showers, steambaths, etc, which is what the majority of people prefer.  See below some suggestions...[Website removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for more information.]

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Ikea Kitchen Cabinets: Buy or Not?

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We have used IKEA cabinets on a project that had a tight budget, and the client is very pleased, and the project looks amazing.[deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

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