Storage space is a huge plus in any home, but if you find yourself in need of more, why add a closet or extra cabinet when you can build yourself a gorgeous new barn! That exactly what Kelly did out on Martha’s Vineyard. Kelly needed more storage and work space so, with the help of a Vermont builder, she created a beautiful, new post-and-beam barn on the property.
“The timbers came from Canada,” Kelly says, “and the finished space has a half bath, outdoor shower, and cupola.” The two-story barn measures 24 X 30 offering plenty of room for bikes, lawn equipment, and even overnight guests if need be. Kelly wanted the design to have a... Read More
Sometimes it’s the little things that drive you crazy. Leisa was remodeling her 1936-era, farmhouse style home in East Tennessee and wanted to replace a light in her kitchen. The old fixture had a thumb switch on it and Leisa looked high and low for a wall sconce with a similar switch.
“I must say they are very difficult to find!” Leisa says. A Google search landed her on the Barn Light Electric page where she found plenty of fixtures with the option for paddle switches.
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It’s the first day of June and, if you’re a kid, the joys of summer are tantalizingly close! For many kids, June is time to pack up the sleeping bag, bug spray, and bathing suit for a week or two at summer camp.
In the heart of Maine’s Lake Region, Camp Laurel South hosts about 800 campers each summer on the shores of Crescent Lake. Kids participate in dozens of activities including hiking, kayaking, swimming, arts and crafts, theatre, and a wide variety of team sports. The camp, located in Casco, has been undergoing a major renovation, and the main dining hall is just about ready for this summer’s campers.
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It’s summertime here in the States and that means living spaces are expanding. Whether you have a porch, patio, veranda, or a lanai, these multi-functional, outdoor living areas get a workout with parties, dinners, lounging, and even sleeping.
Summertime also brings bugs, especially in the South where interior designer Alys Protzman lives. Alys wanted to expand her family’s living space in her Pittsboro, North Carolina, home where the moderate climate means a porch can be used at least half the year and often even longer. Alys worked with BuildSense, a full-service architecture and construction firm in nearby Durham to create her dream space. We talked with... Read More
While Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and the end of another school year, the long holiday weekend also kicks off the traditional wedding season. I’m traveling this weekend to Jacksonville for a wedding, and in looking for an appropriate gift, I wanted to find something different, special, and perfect in every way. Definitely not something mass produced and clogging the shelves of every cheesy import and big box store in the country.
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