Northshore Magazine

March/April 2013

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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s p e c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g s e c t i o n FreSH Start BY nanCY e. BerrY M n teS north of the border in ta free ew Hampshire Spring is the perfect time to make a change for the better in your home and garden. As the ground thaws and the storm windows come off, assess wha t updates you can mak e to tr ansform your dwelling from ho-hum to warm and welcoming. Quality vs. quantity continues to be a trend in the home mark etplace. A home���s square footage can be minimal as long as the home is well con structed and personalized to your family���s lifestyle. So why not reconsider your interiors this spring and make some simple design changes? Local design experts offer simple solutions to dress up a d ab interior. Organization is also key to the design of your home, and so com partmentalizing belongings in the mudroom, pantr y, and laundr y room with proper shelving, drawers, and cubbies can keep everything in its place. We���ll take you through the proper steps to create a clean and well-organized home this spring. Speaking of updates, the kitchen continues to be the hear t of the home and is becoming more family-centric���we���ll address what���s new this year in kitchen design and materials. Blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors, the open-air kitchen continues to be a popular trend; we offer gre t advice for incorporating an outdoor kitchen into your garden. And while improving the pa tio with a ne w grill, we���ll also explore customizing garden rooms to crea te intimate spaces in which to dine, read a book, or simply tend a small perennial garden. Get a fresh start this spring with a little help from our local experts! KitCHen trendS Northshore magazine visited with HGTV���s ���Kitchen Cousins,��� Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, who gave us the skinny on the latest kitchen trends, as well as tips for renovating your kitchen. Northshore: What are some of the color trends you are seeing in the kitchen? Kitchen Cousins: Blues, greens, and shades of gr ay are popular in kitchens today. Using a mix of color in the kitchen is a hot trend for 203. 1 ew Hampshire���s remier Lighting Showroom NS: Are all-white kitchens on the way out? KC: White kitchens are still popular, but people are playing more and more with color these days. A distressed paint job on your cabine try can add a country charm to the space. Northern New England���s largest selection of residential lighting. NS: What are some ne w materials that you are seeing for the kitchen, such as in countertops and backsplashes? KC: Stone countertops are still a trend and quartz is popular in 2013 for its dur ability. Concrete countertops can be dyed an y color and form to an y shape giving kitchens a modern t wist, while glass tile backsplashes add color and interest. Visit us in Newington, NH 437 Shattuck Way, Newington, NH 03801 Tel: 603.436.2310 Fax 603.436.9665 Showroom Hours Monday ��� Saturday 9 a.m. ��� 5:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. ��� 4 p.m. Shop ur Lighting Selection NS: Are recycled materials gaining momentum in the kitchen? KC: Definitel . Reclaimed wood ffooring offers a warm p tina to a traditional kitchen. Wood ffooring is popular in general and will continue to be a trend in 2013. nline. 8901_RockinghamElectrical.indd 1 Home.indd 68 c r/ li a 200 7/13/12 11:36 AM 1/18/13 3:42 PM 9493_

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