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BiglarKinyan Design Partnership is a design and construction firm that specializes in creating extraordinary architectural interiors including designer kitchens and bathrooms. Our designs are timeless and catered specifically to each of our client’s unique styles and needs. We design and manage each project to ensure excellence and a hassle-free experience...

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A Word or Two About Design Styles

When it comes to renovating the home, most homeowners have difficulty describing the style that they want. With the amount of jargon and the subtle difference between the styles, you'd have to be an architecture historian to tell them apart. The following are brief descriptions of the most popular interior design styles meant to give you an edge in choosing and talking about the styles you like.

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Top 3 storage solutions customers are getting in their new kitchens

Jul 23, 2013 by Kitchen Magic Custom Refacing & Cabinetry

Top 3 storage solutions customers are getting in their new kitchens.

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Perfect kitchen remodeling solution on a budget

Jun 17, 2013 by Kitchen Magic Custom Refacing & Cabinetry

The homeowners wanted to reface the cabinets so the budget would allow to upgrade to Cambria® quartz countertops and replace appliances. They needed to accommodate a big room with lots of storage needs.

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Choosing and Using Child Safety Equipment

Jul 14, 2010 by Lowe's

An entire industry exists to make homes safer for children. Shelves of books have been written on the topic, and professional baby-proofers make in-home consultations every day. The sheer number and variety of products available can make it a daunting task to prepare your home for a resident (or visiting) baby or toddler.

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Keep it Simple with Decorative Mirrors-Like Round Wall Mirrors

May 12, 2010 by Unique Vanities

You might think of mirrors as something that you need in order to do your hair in the morning, apply makeup (women) or shave your face (men), but there are many other things that a mirror can be used for. They come in all shapes and sizes and with dozens of different frame types as well. With so many options to choose from you can create many different looks.

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Instantly update and add sophistication to the kitchen

Apr 12, 2013 by Kitchen Magic Custom Refacing & Cabinetry

The homeowners wanted to reface the cabinets so the budget would allow for some built-in specialty cabinetry, design upgrades and granite countertops. They needed to accommodate a big room with lots of natural light—going darker would enhance the room visually and warm it up.

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2011 Buying Guide Walk-Behind Mowers

Aug 16, 2010 by Lowe's

Check out the great selection of Walk-Behind Mowers that Lowe’s offers

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The Cooling Season In Calgary May Be Near The End, But Preventive Maintenance Should Not Be Ignored

Sep 09, 2011 by Arpi's Industries Limited

The time to turn up the air conditioning and cool off the house may be over soon — but that doesn’t mean you should ignore preventive maintenance for HVAC systems. It’s actually a common misconception that you only need to perform maintenance on your cooling system before Calgary’s warm months. In reality, the best way to ensure that your system is fully functional and operating at peak efficiency is to conduct preventive maintenance at the beginning and end of each season.

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The grandeur of Maria Theresa chandeliers

Mar 26, 2013 by GoldenageUSA.com

Maria Theresa chandeliers, named after an Austrian empress of the 18th century are everything a chandelier should aspire to be: spectacular, stylish and magnificent. Representing the splendor of a bygone era, these chandeliers sparkle in traditional settings but also go very well with a contemporary theme.

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The case of the perfect fit-refacing complements a beautiful countertop

Mar 20, 2013

The problem: Old cabinets offensive next to a beautiful new granite countertop: The owners of this kitchen were considering remodeling for years. The cabinet style that came with the house-- contemporary, white metal-- just wasn't their style. But they couldn't bring themselves to part with the beautiful granite countertop that came with the kitchen. The homeowners already knew what style they wanted and how much they could afford, and replacing the countertop would have totally blown their budget.

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Power to the Baby Boomers!

Mar 14, 2013 by Modern Supply

Many boomers are choosing to remain in their current homes as they age. Aging in Place means the ability to live in your own home comfortably and safely for as long as possible. As people remodel their homes, they’re including Universal Design products—a design concept that meets the needs of people with varied abilities. It considers people with age-related problems, people who are tall or short, as well as those with various physical or mental impairments. It also acknowledges that abilities change over time.

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Brighten up for Spring with Lighting

Mar 14, 2013 by Modern Supply

It’s spring fix-up time! The weather is getting warmer and motivated homeowners start tackling their spring to-do lists. Projects range from painting the house exterior to smaller, less daunting tasks such as cleaning, simple repairs or updates. If you’re leaning toward the simpler, less expensive route, why not update your lighting? Replacing dated lighting adds pizazz to a space without breaking the bank!

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2011 Buying Guide Fireplaces, Stoves and Patio Heat

Aug 25, 2010 by Lowe's

Check out the outdoor stoves, fireplaces and patio heaters that Lowe’s offers.

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Taking control of your home security

Feb 25, 2013 by Reliance Protectron

Full interactive security systems have arrived You arrive at the airport for your weeklong vacation and your heart drops as you realize in a panic that you forgot to activate your alarm system. Wouldn’t it be ideal if you could arm it from a distance somehow? Maybe someday in the future you sigh.

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7 Great Attic Room Ideas

Jan 30, 2013

Today, every inch square of living space counts. Oftentimes, attics of large houses are being rented to serve as individual homes. Attics are convenient dumping spaces for used items our mothers refuse to let go. Old toys, clothes and furniture pieces are intermittently being dumped into that space between your roof and the ceiling.

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Why do you need a crystal chandelier?

Jan 02, 2013

One of the factors that separate a good design from a bad one is the quality of lighting. This is true especially of interiors. A beautifully designed and executed space can feel dingy and uninteresting, if the lighting design fails.

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Skylights: What do I want to look through and why?

Nov 14, 2012 by Buy Skylights

ACRYLIC or LEXAN or GLASS The answer is, they are all good stuff depending on what look you want to achieve, how much you want to spend and if you have any local codes which may mandate what you use.

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Compose your Bathroom

Oct 30, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

The composer collection allows you the freedom to design your bathroom in a whole new way, both aesthetically and functionally. Yes, in a sense, all bathrooms are composedwhen you select your basin and faucet options, and possibly a vanity.

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