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Molly Hilton is the owner of Renaissance Painters in Toronto and has devoted more than 30 years to home renovation, painting, and custom home building. Her unique design concepts bring homes to life with colors and unique pieces that are artfully placed to draw attention to the most powerful and distinctive features of a home.
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Cutting-Edge Convenience: Dishwashers in the Digital Age -

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Cutting-Edge Convenience: Dishwashers in the Digital Age Hard as it is to believe, a squeeze of Palmolive, a sponge and drying rack were once the only items necessary in order to tackle a sink full of dirty dishes or a tower of food-encrusted pots and pans. Of course, technology was to change all that. The …
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Frosting the Cake: Styles and Trends in Decorative Moldings

Frosting the Cake: Styles and Trends in Decorative Moldings | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
If well-chosen, skillfully applied paint is the “icing” on the metaphorical “cake” of a well-designed room, then moldings and decorative trim constitute the cake’s rosettes, frills, and ruffles. These enhancements, which include baseboards, chair rails...
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You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014

You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014 | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it

Continuing the trend from 2013, the kitchen will remain the area that receives most attention in the home purchase & renovation process, from both men and women - unanimously, homeowners list it as the #1 area of the house to be remodeled. Here, we take a look at what drives kitchen renovations, how much renovations increase the home resale value, and what kitchen trends we’re going to see in 2014.

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You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014

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Continuing the trend from 2013, the kitchen will remain the area that receives most attention in the home purchase & renovation process, from both men and women - unanimously, homeowners list it as the #1 area of the house to be remodeled. Here, we take a look at what drives kitchen renovations, how much renovations increase the home resale value, and what kitchen trends we’re going to see in 2014. 

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You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014

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Continuing the trend from 2013, the kitchen will remain the area that receives most attention in the home purchase & renovation process, from both men and women – unanimously, homeowners list it as the #1 area of the house to be remodeled. Here, we take a look at what drives kitchen renovations, how much renovations increase the home resale value, and what kitchen trends we’re going to see in 2014.

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You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014

You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014

Continuing the trend from 2013, the kitchen will remain the area that receives most attention in the home purchase & renovation process, from both men and women – unanimously, homeowners list it as the #1 area of the house to be remodeled. Here, we take a look at what drives kitchen renovations, how much renovations increase the home resale value, and what kitchen trends we’re going to see in 2014.

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A Room With a View: Sunroom Options -

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A Room With a View: Sunroom Options Sunrooms, also called sun porches and Florida rooms, offer up the comforts of indoors, along with the opportunity to view the natural beauty of the great outdoors. In a properly-designed sun room, you can appreciate the glories of summer sunshine without being exposed to heat and burning rays; …
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From “Clear” to Eternity: Choosing Deck Stain Opacity and Color

From “Clear” to Eternity: Choosing Deck Stain Opacity and Color | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
If you’re sick of being ambushed by snow, battered by winds, blinded by ice and dazed by unrelenting cold, take heart: the long, bitter winter really is coming to a close. As hard as it may be to be
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Solid as a Rock: The Beauty of Stone Veneers -

Solid as a Rock: The Beauty of Stone Veneers - | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
Solid as a Rock: The Beauty of Stone Veneers The majestic effect of natural stone on residential homes simply can’t be overstated. There is probably no other cladding material in use today that so powerfully summons up images of permanence, value, integrity and natural beauty. Resonant with historical overtones – think medieval castles, French countryside …
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A Sentimental Journey: Retro and Vintage Styles in Kitchen Faucets (with images) · MollyHilton

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Options in Hardwood Kitchen Floors

Options in Hardwood Kitchen Floors | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
If you are planning a kitchen renovation or upgrade, you naturally hope that the end result will be a kitchen that Is not only more functional and energy-e ...
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Backsplash on a Budget: Stunning Design Options -

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Backsplash on a Budget: Stunning Design Options So, you’ve fallen in love with the new, flashy glass mosaic backsplashes. Highly reflective and brightly colored, these upscale glass tile patterns often feature combinations of greens and blues to evoke the illusion of shimmering seawater; in earthy combinations of bronzes, browns and golds, they provide a dynamic, …
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Beauty and the Brick: Tips on Brick Maintenance

Beauty and the Brick: Tips on Brick Maintenance | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
Brick, a clay-based building material that dates back to antiquity, is truly one of the mainstays of North American architecture. From the humblest bungalows to the most majestic mansions, from 18th-century colonial buildings to newly-constructed townhouses...
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Battle of the Heavyweights: Granite Countertops Vs Quartz Vs Concrete -

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Battle of the Heavyweights: Granite Countertops Vs Quartz Vs Concrete Your kitchen countertop, of course, is more than just a convenient way to top off lower cabinets and drawers. It is a staging ground for meals, an indispensable surface for prepping and handling ingredients, and a design focal point that can help unify your kitchen …
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Frosting the Cake: Styles and Trends in Decorative Moldings

Frosting the Cake: Styles and Trends in Decorative Moldings | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
If well-chosen, skillfully applied paint is the “icing” on the metaphorical “cake” of a well-designed room, then moldings and decorative trim constitute the cake’s rosettes, frills, and ruffles. These enhancements, which include baseboards, chair rails...
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You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014

You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014 | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it

Continuing the trend from 2013, the kitchen will remain the area that receives most attention in the home purchase & renovation process, from both men and women - unanimously, homeowners list it as the #1 area of the house to be remodeled. Here, we take a look at what drives kitchen renovations, how much renovations increase the home resale value, and what kitchen trends we’re going to see in 2014. 

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Home on the Range: Current Trends in Kitchen Stovetop Hoods

Home on the Range: Current Trends in Kitchen Stovetop Hoods | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
From simple, standard under-cabinet units to oversize, spectacular-looking creations of gleaming bespoke copper, kitchen range hoods can span a wide variety of styles and capacities. Like any other appliance, range hoods are subject to fashions and trends. A careful look at some of the current models can help you choose a hood that is right for your kitchen size, budget and cooking style.
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You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014

You and Your Kitchen: Renovation Motivations, Challenges, and Expectations in 2014 | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it

Continuing the trend from 2013, the kitchen will remain the area that receives most attention in the home purchase & renovation process, from both men and women – unanimously, homeowners list it as the #1 area of the house to be remodeled. Here, we take a look at what drives kitchen renovations, how much renovations increase the home resale value, and what kitchen trends we’re going to see in 2014.

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Cooking Under the Stars: Outdoor Kitchens

A nationwide affinity for simple backyard barbecues is developing into a full scale love affair with outdoor food preparation, facilitated by state-of-the-art built-in gas grills, outdoor refrigerators, weather-proof storage cabinets, and a host of other amenities.
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Ideas For Affordable Kitchen Renovations

Ideas For Affordable Kitchen Renovations | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
With tens of thousands of homeowners embarking on upgrading their kitchens nationwide, kitchen renovation could almost be termed the Great American Pastime.
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Cheers! The Wine Refrigerator Invades Your Kitchen

Cheers! The Wine Refrigerator Invades Your Kitchen | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
With their wide-open floor plans, streamlined designs, gleaming architectural fixtures, neutral color palettes and technologically advanced appliances – including “smart” refrigerators with WIFI capabilities – today’s high-end kitchens have the potential...
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All Decked Out: Planter Boxes Add Charm to Outdoor Spaces

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Your deck – whether used for barbecues, poolside socializing or simply sitting and enjoying the outdoors -- is more than likely a treasured feature of your ...
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The Professional, the Polished, and the Precise: New Trends in Kitchen Faucets

The Professional, the Polished, and the Precise: New Trends in Kitchen Faucets | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
Motion sensor-equipped. Multi-functional. Highly maneuverable. Capable of magnetic docking.…If you think these high-tech capabilities sound almost as if they could be the specs for a spacecraft,
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Cabinet Refacing a Stylish, Economical Option in Kitchen Renovation

Worn, stained, chipped doors. Unattractive or outdated color or finish. Door pulls missing in action. Sticking, stubborn drawers. If these various “cabinet crimes” are making you hate your kitchen, it’s probably long overdue for renovation. Of course, you will want to make sure to replace your unsightly cabinets with choices that reflect your personal style, …
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Interior Inspiration: Current Trends in Handrails by David Faltz on Bob Vila Nation

Interior Inspiration: Current Trends in Handrails by David Faltz on Bob Vila Nation | Renaissance Painters | Scoop.it
Staircases, formerly somewhat overlooked in the world of interior design, are beginning to be appreciated as important design elements.Spectacular architectural feats such as “floating” stairs, cantilevered stairs and dramatic helical...
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