Custom. Natural. Beauty. These are the elements Will DeWitt and his crew at Kwik Kerb® have added to many homes and businesses in and around the Sioux Empire for 15 years. Decorative concrete features have taken off in interior and exterior decorating industries. Their durability, low maintenance, and custom styles are truly one of a kind. Kwik Kerb® can install the perfect concrete countertop, outdoor kitchen, water feature, epoxy floor, fireplace and of course their signature, decorative concrete curbing.
Custom Concrete Countertops
Concrete countertops offer something unique, hand-crafted and personalized for your home or business. Kwik Kerb's® custom-mixed pigments allow them to match a specific paint color or fabric swatch! Rather than the traditional synthetic manufactured apRead More
In which areas did you concentrate at first?
When I first got in the building industry in 2005, I worked at the front counter of a lumber yard where I learned the difference between a 6d nail vs 8d nail; plywood vs OSB, 2x4 vs 1x4, etc. I eventually worked my way up to drawing, estimating and delivering people’s dream homes. Helping people navigate through their cabinet options was always my favorite part of the process.
What do you find most rewarding about your day-to-day business?
What I find the most rewarding about my job is the working relationships I’ve built with repeat customers and contractors over the past few years; that really helps in this business.
I also enjoy being able to help homeownRead More
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 4 hours
Determine the size of your project
This project's overall size is 18" high x 11"deep x 18"wide. Cut out each of your 13 pieces of wood according to the dimensions listed in the project materials list.
Round your edges
To help give this project a finished look, take your router (see image 1) and round every edge of your thirteen wooden pieces.
Add pocket holes
Using a pocket hole jig, add four holes to one sRead More
5 steps to wake your lawn up for spring!
There are a lot of things people miss during the winter - flip-flops, shorts and warm sunshine. But one of the things homeowners miss the most is the sight of green grass.
For months their lawns go into hibernation and disappear under a blanket of snow. Once the temperature starts to rise and the days start getting longer, many are eager to get outside and restore their lawns to their former glory.
But in order to get a lush green lawn that is the envy of your block, it's crucial to get to work at the beginning of spring. The lawn experts at Lowe's have shared five key steps you can take right now to ensure you have a beautiful and healthy yard all year long.
1. Tune up your equipment
Before you start work on your lawn, you want to makeRead More
Creative Surfaces Inc., a family owned and operated business, is celebrating 30 years of manufacturing countertops. They also specialize in making custom store fixtures and signage for retail, automotive, hospitality, casino and other industries. Creative Surfaces employs 125 employees in Sioux Falls and the manufacturing facility in Rapid City, SD. That number now includes three generations of the Pins family. In 2005, they expanded their focus on countertops with a retail showroom. Located at 2105 S. Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls, the Stone Center is a great place for home and
business owners to stop in and see an amazing selection of countertop materials with a variety of colors and designs in one place! This August, look for The Stone Center’s new location on 57th Street justRead More
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
After our cold, snowy and relentless South Dakota winter, we are ready for warmth ASAP!
So, let’s plan ahead. When the days lengthen and the sun strengthens, do you want to be indoors, fussing around with your home interiors? Or do you want to be outside, doing what you enjoy?
Pro tip: Prepare your home, or your lake home for summer. Right now.
“Summerizing” your home
We’ve been wallowing in rich colors and textures all winter. Now’s the time to lighten up.
In a dining area, heavily weathered looking chairs with a mesh back and grey linen seat create an airy feeling. A wood-topped table with a unique iron base creates a simple silhouette.
Atop the table, wood slice chaRead More
Landscape companies offer a host of different services. Some of the services are dedicated to maintaining your land, yard and garden to make them look better.
Landscaping your garden or lawn is a great spring task, but if you don’t have time or the desire to work in the mud and dirt, then you should hire a professional landscaping service provider. Landscaping companies work on all projects, both large and small. Landscaping has become a visual art and the landscaping companies have evolved their services according to client demands.
A glance at the service list of a reputable landscaping company will prove this to you. The landscapers treat each piece of land differently and do what is best for it.
Taking care of plants
If your yard or garden has existing plants but you are coRead More
“There is always music amongst the trees in a garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.” Minnie Aumonier
I’m sitting here looking out over a snow-covered garden, trying to think of what inspires me as a garden designer, and how I’d describe that to someone who doesn’t get it. There just isn’t anything in the digital world that captures the experience you get when you are lost in a garden. Plant photos, pictures of garden scenes, digital sounds of nature… they’re all nice, but none of them compare to the romanticism of walking in fresh snow, taking in a fresh breath of air on a sunny day in February and listening to the breeze of the trees and the birds foraging for their next snack. Then reality struck: we’re in South Dakota so the breeze was an understatRead More
Functional & Fabulous
By Stacey Kracht
Photos by Cipher Imaging
Tucked in a private cul-de-sac on the south side of Sioux Falls, this three-bedroom, two-bath Smith Development home is stunning from the moment you pull into the driveway. Multiple peaks in the roof rise above the home’s main area as well as the above the garage, and a flat elevated area in the middle has a window that adds lighting inside the house and balances the crests on either side from the outside. Dark wood-stained garage doors have built-in windows, providing superb curb appeal and additional lighting inside. The home’s exterior is finished with a classic tan siding, elegant white trim and rich brown stone.
Inside, the main entry area opens into a beautiful vaulted ceiling, embellished by a stunning cryRead More
Welcome home to this 1,811-square-foot villa located in Southeast Sioux Falls. Built by local builders Tim and Dawn Stenberg of Joshua Homes, this three-bedroom, two-bath home is the epitome of maintenance-free living. The ability to live on one floor, without steps or the need to go downstairs, is executed to perfection in this comfortable home. An attractive neutral exterior, adorned with natural stone accents, and a three-stall garage greet you as you make your way onto the no-step front patio.
Inside, an oil-rubbed bronze caged pendant sits within a contemporary tray ceiling. Dark Cherry Poplar millwork contrasts effortlessly against lovely tan walls and engineered hardwood flooring. A spacious, functional kitchen sits just off the entryway. Gorgeous Birch cabinets, topped with crRead More
You may be wondering how to save money on your energy bills this year. Conducting a do-it-yourself home energy audit is a fast, relatively simple way to assess how much energy your home consumes and determine what you can do to make your home more energy efficient.
Look at the bulbs in your home and determine if a lower-watt bulb would work just as well for your needs. For lights that will be used more than two hours each day, replace your incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs and you can save upRead More