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"A Glen Arbor Condo Built in the ’90s Gets a Small but Style-Mighty Renovation"

Northern Home & Cottage

 

“We want this place to feel like a warm hug.” That was the extent of the design direction that homeowners Tim and Patty MacEachern gave to Liz Jerore before she launched a thoughtful redesign of the couple’s lake-view home at The Homestead in Glen Arbor.

Interpreting an abstract request like that can only result in success when a designer and client enjoy a highly collaborative relationship. And that, says Jerore, is a guiding principle for how she runs her business, At Home Cabinetry and Interiors in Traverse City.

“There has to be synergy between us,” says Liz. “The success of any project is due a hundred percent to close collaboration.”

 

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"Tips for a Successful Open Concept"

Michigan Home & Lifestyle

 

Americans are immersed in an exciting “farm to table” movement. We are getting back in touch with how and where our food is grown and prepared. With this movement comes an emerging communal spirit surrounding our dining events. We wish to enjoy our family and guests while preparing a meal. Festivities often include guests and family members joining in the preparation.

To accommodate this trend, we see both new construction and renovation plans that eliminate walls between kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms. We often find long banks of windows installed to “bring in nature.” While these expansive open spaces are breathtakingly beautiful, they also require special consideration and planning to ensure good function and a comfortable, livable environment. Here are just a few observations and tips.

 

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"Barstools, Barstools, Barstools"

Michigan Home & Lifestyle

Large bank of windows added to take advantage of the natural light and let in the side garden view.

 

“Do I need a bar stool, or do I need a counter stool?” “If there’s a difference, what is it?!”  You are not alone if you, too, are uncertain.

Consumers sometimes think that their bar was built too high when, in fact, it’s actually the counter stools that are too short. To help you avoid this pitfall, we have compiled basic information to help guide you in your quest for the perfect stool.

 

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