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The Beauty of Frameless Fireplaces

Provided by DRS and Associates Ortal Turns up the Heat – Beautifully Ortal has been the world’s premier designer and manufacturer of high-quality contemporary frameless gas fireplaces for 30 years. Architecturally, Ortal’s frameless fireplaces are used to create and enhance definition within a space; along a wall, curved around a wall, dividing a room and even to define indoor/outdoor spaces. …

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Five Home Upgrades with Staying Power

Just before the holidays can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didn’t allow. It’s also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements to your home. Lose the linoleum. Linoleum has been popular in many …

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Elevating the Vanity

Provided by DRS and Associates Styled and Space-Saving: Three Vanity Standouts Hastings Tile & Bath knows a thing or two about bathroom design, with a more than 125-year history of designing, importing and distributing the finest in bathroom products. Lately they’ve begun noticing an increased interest in wall-hung vanities, rather than more traditional “box-like” vanities that rest on the floor. …

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with IKEA Swedish Julbord Buffet

Provided by IKEA As the holidays approach, IKEA invites consumers to celebrate the season during its annual Swedish Julbord smorgasbord on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at participating stores nationwide.  A traditional Julbord is a highlight of Swedish cuisine, consisting of local and family specialties enjoyed with family and friends. IKEA is inviting everyone to join the celebration with an all-you-can-eat …

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Drummonds Introduces the Thames Vanity Collection

Provided by DRS and Associates Drummonds, the designer and manufacturer of luxury bathroom products, including foundry-made and hand-finished solid cast iron and stone tubs, vanities, showers, brassware fixtures and accessories, is pleased to introduce their newest vanity collection: Thames. Thames is an adaptation of their original Hebdern design, with a useful shelf added for storing towels or baskets of toiletries. …

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What To Do With All Those Leaves

Provided by Prince William County The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground, and people pull out their rakes and spend time picking up leaves. While it’s tempting to push the leaves down the storm drains and be done with it, this can cause serious problems. Clay Morris, an engineer with Prince William County’s Public Works Department, said …

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Composite Decks Still Require Some Maintenance

By Steve Chapman Last month, I wrote about the pros and cons of composite decking. This month, we will discuss two class action lawsuits against Trex and their settlements. In the first lawsuit from 2004, the main claim was that Trex engaged in false advertising by saying its product was maintenance free. The company never admitted liability but settled the matter to avoid prolonged and expensive …

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IKEA Announces LURVIG Pet Collection + New Winter Products

Provided by IKEA IKEA U.S. is introducing LURVIG*, an extensive pet collection designed to create a better everyday life at home for our four-legged family members. Finally, for cats and dogs, too! IKEA designers worked with trained veterinarian Dr. Barbara Schäfer to ensure that the products were developed with the important needs and behaviors of pets in mind: sleeping, eating, …

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IKEA Celebrate Your Way Event

Provided by IKEA The holidays are right around the corner, and while it is a time of joy and celebration, it can also become a time of stress. To help prepare and make room for a more enjoyable holiday season this year, IKEA U.S. is hosting the two-day “IKEA Celebrate Your Way” event. On Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov.12 …

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The New Murano Chandelier

Provided by DRS and Associates Modernizing a Classic The craftsmanship from the Venetian island of Murano remains the standard against which all glassblowing is measured. For centuries, Murano’s glassmakers have led Europe in developing and refining many of the glassblowing technologies still used today. Recognizing this legacy, Uplight Group’s Metal Lux has decided to honor Murano’s craftsmen by creating a …

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