Case Study: Home Remodel & Lessons Learned

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Excerpt: A friend of mine recently completed a home remodel in upstate New York.  I was fascinated to hear about the adventure that led to the beautiful transformation of her home!  I couldn’t help but think to myself that her experience was so much like those of our customers at Jim Hicks Home Improvements here in Virginia.  I’m sure a potential client in Yorktown who is thinking about remodeling their home, or someone in Virginia Beach who would like a new bathroom, or maybe a homeowner I recently met with in Newport News who is dreaming of a new kitchen remodel, would…

5 Quick Fixes: Solutions for the Unused Fireplace

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Excerpt: It’s a common issue in city dwellings; the unusable fireplace. Here are five ideas for coping with an empty hearth. Above: A tiled fireplace (the J. J. rocking chair is by Antonio Citterio); image via B & B Italia. Above: A grouping of pillar candles adds a note of color in this otherwise neutral space; image via VT Wonen. Above: In photographer Paul Massey’s London house, a minimalist fireplace opening is filled with stacked wood. Above: Oversized gold-toned letters fill an unused fireplace in the Paris apartment of Jean-Christophe Aumas; image via Marie Claire Maison. Above: A mirrored ball reflects light in this minimal hearth; image via Shelterness. Need ideas or help…