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Your kitchen countertops are an essential component when it comes to setting the tone of your space. Taking the time to research your options in countertop designs before you start shopping will ensure you’re making a sound investment in the heart of your home. There are a variety of products and styles to consider, the pros and cons of each product as well as the trends in countertop design.
The Quality of Quartz
Made of natural quartz stone and durable resins, quartz countertops are dense, non-porous, and deliver unsurpassed reliability and performance. They are scratch and stain-resistant, available in a large variety of naturally beautiful colors, and virtually maintenance-free; they do not require any sealing. Although, not all quartz countertop options are created equal. SomeRead More
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 2-3 Hours
Cut your boards
For this project, I decided to use a stock size two-foot by four-foot long piece of plywood for my main chalkboard backing. Then I took my miter saw and cut my four frame sides to size. The two longer sides are 26” long, the base is 28.25" long and the top frame piece is 21.25" long (see image 1).Read More
When you're updating a kitchen, it's time to ignore that old adage "everything but the kitchen sink." Many homeowners don't think about replacing their kitchen sink unless it's broken, ancient or they're upgrading countertops. However, the sink has the potential to be the perfect focal point of beauty and functionality in any kitchen.
Whether you're undertaking a full kitchen renovation, or simply looking for a cost-effective way to freshen an existing room, replacing the sink offers many benefits.
Reasons to replace
Swapping out an old kitchen sink with a new one allows you to:
Change a key style element in the kitchen - The style of sink should underscore the overall design theme of the kitchen. If you have a white porcelain apron sink in a modern kitchen, a stainless steel sink likeRead More
The melding of contrasting materials throughout the home is a sophisticated way to add visual interest and depth to your design. Bold finishes coupled with muted color tones create an eye-catching statement, while natural wood combined with cool metal boasts a stunning blend of nature and machinery. From partnering unconventional textures to pairing deep wood tones with warm gold finishes, mixing materials in a space poses a refreshing take on luxury design for each room of the home.
Incorporating different textures with furniture, textiles and accessories can add layers of visual and tactile appeal to a living space. Create an elegant, yet contemporary design by complementing white wooden floors with shag rugs and velvet accent pillows in neutral colors of blush and dRead More
By: Amy Thompson
Photography By: Cipher Imaging
Attention to detail and a high level of craftsmanship is evident at first glance of this Elite Builders walk-out ranch home. Reminiscent of the sea, blue lapboard siding and grey shake siding mix with light stacked stone accents and columns near the covered concrete porch. The red mid-century modern front door welcomes family and friends inside.
The large entry – composed of thick white millwork, neutral grey walls and beautiful weathered wood flooring – leads you into the open living area. The comfortable seating area and kitchen are immersed in natural light, made possible by large three-panel windows in the living room.
Fresh white beveled cabinets line the back wall of the kitchen, providing plenty of storageRead More
By: Kelli Phelps
Photography By: Cipher Imaging
Situated on the ever-growing east side of Sioux Falls is a new custom home built by Chad and Jill Young of Superior Construction. The 2,900-square-foot home sits on 1.3 acres of land in an established neighborhood. The beautifully constructed ranch home, comprised of 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, is nearly hidden by mature trees. The home’s twin peaks stand out among the lush trees, providing the basis of the color scheme used throughout the home. Brown shake siding, beige trim and grey cement board vertical siding blend seamlessly with the earthy tones of the area. A paved circular drive leads to a covered brick-adorned porch, welcoming you into the craftsman style home.
Natural wood flooring guides guests through thiRead More
Maximize your kitchen space with these functional, stylish ideas
Years ago, the kitchen served a very utilitarian function - a place to prepare food and clean the dishes. Today, it's truly the nerve center of the house where people eat meals, discuss the day's events, plan calendars, do homework, check e-mail and entertain guests.
With that increased demand on the kitchen, and the trend towards creating flexible living spaces, homeowners are seeking ways to maximize their overall layout and make their kitchens work harder.
Expanded work surfaces, smart appliances and carefully thought-through floor plans are just a few elements that have recently emerged in kitchen trends. But one of the most noticeable differences in today's kitchen is the demand for multiple sinks and various waterRead More
A Custom Masterpiece
By Amy Thompson
Photography by Cipher Imaging
With just under 6,000 square feet of modern prairie design, it’s easy to see why this contemporary Fiechtner Construction home won the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes™ Award of Excellence. With six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and countless upgrades, Fiechtner has built a Sonoran oasis in urban Sioux Falls.
Breathtaking is an understatement for the stunning roof pitch design and low inclines, giving the home a clean, modern look. A mix of white and cream stucco with a waterfall finish gives the home a soft look, while stacked stone balances structure with the natural landscape surrounding the entrance and half-circle drive. Glass panels surround stately double doors of rich wood and chrome inlays, welcoming friends aRead More
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 2 hours
Determine the size of your project
Have a lot of sunglasses to display? Allow for around 3-4” per pair in height for the stand. This project holds six pairs of sunglasses and is 26" tall. To determine the width of your stand, lay out a pair of sunglasses on the board and allow for around 1" on the sides (see image 1). To determine the depth of the smaller pieces of wood, hold a pair of sunglasses up to the side and measure from the frRead More
Great People, Quality Products, Successful Partners With You!
Scott’s Lumber has been helping professional contractors and Do-It-Yourself homeowners in the Sioux Empire and surrounding areas since 1944. Our company has expanded and changed over those years. We have added an array of wholesalers to supply anything and everything our customers could want or need. The knowledgeable staff is here to provide all the tips and tricks you’ll need to finish the job. Scott’s Lumber also offers specialized services for all of our customers.
We supply quality products from some of the best manufacturers in the business, such as Andersen, Marvin, Bayer Built, Azek and many more. You’re sure to find the product that you need. But if you can’t come into tRead More
By Kelly Phelps
Photography by Cipher Imaging
Luxury begins the moment you pull up to this Krumvieda Companies townhome at The Shores on Lake Lorraine in western Sioux Falls. The three-story model home features 2,266 square feet, three bedrooms, and three-and-a-half baths. Wood shiplap siding adorns the exterior of the home, accented by EIFS, modular stone and brick. The oversized two-stall garage is made complete with in-floor heat, a light grey epoxy floor, a walk-in closet to store household tools, a refrigerator, and multiple cabinets. A bathroom in the garage contains a shower for those sandy beach feet and acts as a storm shelter if needed. To reduce your carbon footprint, an electric car charging port has also been installed. Krumvieda Companies put a great amount oRead More
Seamless Steel Siding, Roofing, Gutters, Soffit, Fascia & More from ABC Seamless
Since 1979, ABC Seamless has proudly installed durable, beautiful seamless steel siding and steel home products on countless homes throughout the Sioux Empire. At ABC Seamless, the goal is to protect one of your most important investments – your home! Along with the steel home products, they also install ENERGY STAR-certified home windows and patio doors, helping improve your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal.
ABC knows that homeowners want and need quality home siding. But there’s something that makes ABC quite unique: Their siding is seamless! Vinyl typically comes in a box in lengths of 12 feet. On most homes, that means an average of 150 seams that are opeRead More