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With the advent of more modern, open space floor plans, glass and glass-type materials are quickly becoming a part of today's home designs. Glass can bring a more spacious feeling to a room and show off the flow of modern, clean lines by letting in natural and artificial light as well as adding continuity.

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This cedar-sheathed custom home "planted" amid the rolling hills of California's famed Napa Valley bears a striking resemblance to a vineyard shed. In reality, the 996-square-foot weekend escape is dedicated to providing its owners with a sanctuary where they can find respite from their hectic urban-oriented lifestyle.

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The SoHo Collection, inspired by New York's SoHo village, features clean-lined one-, two-, and three-light vanity fixtures, two-light semi-flush and three-light foyer fixtures. Scrolled arms support stylized glass opal globes accented with a contemporary brushed nickel finish. 864/599-6000.

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Clopay Building Products introduces its new Avante Collection of garage doors. "This door was exclusively available for commercial use, but we saw an opportunity for a residential application to meet the needs of design-conscious homeowners seeking urban accents for modern homes," says Pat Lohse, director of residential marketing for Clopay.

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Medallion Cabinetry recently introduced several new one-piece wood hoods to enhance its current selection of wood range hoods. With the growing trend toward larger commercial cooktops, there is a corresponding need for greater ventilation and larger wood hoods. The range hoods of today are no longer just utilitarian mechanisms for venting the cooking area.

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The Council of Community Services and the Art Museum of Western Virginia hosted some of the world's top leaders in design, housing and sustainable development on January 14 for the Cradle to Cradle Housing Design and Construction Competition. A team of international jurors reviewed more than 625 submissions.

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Generation X attracts more speculation, controversy and debate than one would care to master. The conversation began in 1991 with Douglas Coupland's book, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, which profiles a group of "underemployed, overeducated, intensely private and unpredictable" twenty-somethings who have "nowhere to direct their anger, no one to assuage their fears and no cultu...

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A good wine collection requires more than a storage room with racks. As with the fine wines that it stores and displays, a wine cellar is a delicate balance of elements, all of which can affect the quality and preservation of the wine collection. That balance is often miscalculated, says Lee Zinser, owner of Cellarworks Inc.

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As years roll one into the next, successful businesses evolve to reflect changing market conditions. The December issues of the newsstand business magazines all include articles — most likely cover stories — on how to prepare for prosperity in the New Year. The message: what worked in 2004 must evolve — change — into a new business strategy to ensure the same level of su...

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Nearly half the consumers considering a new home purchase or a significant home — that responded to a recent NAHB Research Center survey — say they would incorporate green products into their homes, especially if they save them money. For those respondents who don't plan on investing in green or energy-efficient products, 56 percent attribute that response to a lack of awareness of ...

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SPRING 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Fotile's V and W Series range hoods were designed to eradicate harmful cooking smoke.

Features

Tudor-style home with central stone fireplace in the pool house

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