Spring is in full swing, which means it's time to reinvigorate your kitchen with a new look! When planning your refresh, consider these simple, stylish swaps that don't require investing tons of time or budget.
Upgrade your kitchen fixtures
Faucets often serve as the centerpiece of the kitchen. Replacing an outdated model is an easy way to give your space a facelift. New technology allows you to choose a piece that’s as functional as it is fashionable.
Liven up your cabinets
Small changes can make all the difference. Replacing outdated cabinet knobs and drawer pulls can give your space a fresh streamlined look with minimal effort. Dated accessories can weigh down the aesthetic of the entire room. Instead, replace with hardware in a bold bronze or sleek matte black finish.Read More
Home buyers have the choice of two types of houses on the market: resale or new.
Home buyers planning to buy a brand-new house or condominium often cite energy efficiency, open layout, a warranty, and being able to select appliances, flooring, paint colors and other design elements as factors driving their choice.
But builders say that buyers can be drawn to a new house for reasons that aren’t so obvious. Here are a few more benefits of a brand-new home that you may not see in the sales brochure.
Building a Community Together
A brand-new community is one of the built-in benefits of many new homes. When families move in to a subdivision at the same time, they often form lasting bonds of friendship and neighborliness right away. Nobody is the "new kid on the block," and many hRead More
Written by Kelli Phelps
Photography by Cipher Imaging
On the growing east side of Sioux Falls sits a beautiful Cottage-style home built by Rallis Construction. Located on a large lot, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home surrounded by mature trees offers an elegant and rustic vibe. Comprised of shingle, board, and batten, and stone, the exterior welcomes you to the expansive covered front porch. Stone and timber columns frame the porch; additional stone accents are found throughout the exterior design. The three-stall garage is enclosed by white carriage-style garage doors, creating harmony with the dark blue exterior.
Entering the Craftsman-style front door, natural light streams in before you, guiding you into the open floor plan. A chandelier hangs above, pRead More
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 2 hours
Determine the size of your project
For this project, I decided to make a set of three holders at varying heights: 18”, 15” and 12” tall.
Cut your wood
Using the cut list in the ‘materials’ section of this article, cut all your pieces with a 45-degree angle on the end of each board. If you need to make repeating cuts, use a stop block clamped toRead More
Owner, Garage Living
What attracted you to your specific industry?
The design aspect.
What is the latest trend in your industry?
It’s all about making your garage an additional living space today. The garage isn’t just for parking your car. It’s a place to host birthday parties, a place to get together with friends and family.
When did you join the HBASE?
We joined in November 2017. I have met some pretty cool people and have received lots of helpful advice.
What advice would you give to young professionals looking to get involved in your industry?
It’s rewarding but it’s a lot of hard work and training. You need to be able to think outside the box.
What attracted you to your specific industry?
I started working at Schoeneman's in 1991 and worked outside as a truck driver delivering product to contractors. I didn't know a lot about the building industry even though my father had been in the building industry his entire adult life. Working outside gave me an introduction into the building industry and introduced me to builders and wholesalers that we purchased products from. After working outside for a year, I had the opportunity to move inside at the sales counter. I worked the sales counter and learned how to estimate small projects like garages, and decks. I attended some training sessions that Andersen Windows provided, and took an interest in the sales of windows and doors.
What additionalRead More
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
“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
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
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
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