On Deck

A place to enjoy
 the outdoors
 come rain or shine Decks and patios serve as a bridge between the house and the yard and, as such, deserve careful consideration. Kate […]

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Alfresco Living

Savoring the views while grilling and chilling on Greenwood Lake When homeowners seek improvements to outdoor living spaces, a well-equipped open-air kitchen and entertaining space are often at the top […]

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Conversations with Kate: Facts About Flooring

Furnishings often get the most attention, but what’s underneath it all matters too. Hardwood flooring dates back to the 1600s, when unfinished boards were placed on joists over dirt or […]

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Conversations with Kate: Time for Trim

Architectural moldings add definition and interest to rooms Are you looking to add character to your plain-Jane walls? Molding and paneling will add instant architectural appeal, but you may have […]

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One of a Kind

A Westfield home features distinctive design Ellie and Michael Mroz might be familiar to you. The husband-and-wife team has appeared on NBC’s George to the Rescue, providing home renovations for […]

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Conversations with Kate: Scaling the Heights

High ceilings bring special challenges — and opportunities — when designing a room The specific requirements and smaller size of bathrooms need special attention in the design phase. You can […]

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Conversations with Kate: Ground Work

Lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, walkways & driveways add a finishing touch Landscaping and hardscaping play an important role in complementing a home’s exterior, tying it to the surrounding property, protecting it […]

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Renovation on Ridge Road

Interior designer Jaclyn Isaac, principal of Doni Douglas Design in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, loves a home with history. That’s among the reasons the self-described “serial old-home lover” and her husband, […]

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Conversations with Kate: Step by Step

Make your staircase more than utilitarian The staircase gets little thought in many homes, but it’s too big and offers too many options to make a design statement to be […]

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