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Home Improvement 2021

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Start the new year with a plan. While spending more time at home, there’s no better time to dive into those long-overdue home improvement projects with the help of Hudson Valley’s home pros. Not a bad way to start your new year!

Q. What is important to consider when renovating a kitchen?

A. Kitchens are as unique as the people who use them. From cabinets to countertops, the finished product is as good as the team that conceives and creates them. Builders First Source is the nation’s largest supplier of building materials. We are the largest distributor of kitchen cabinets to professional builders in the Hudson Valley. Builders First Source supplies cabinetry, countertops, and more to builders and remodelers. We have an experienced staff, offering better products and better pricing with the highest level of customer satisfaction in the industry.

Builders First Source
87 Wisner Ave
Middletown and other locations

Q. What are the latest trends in kitchen and bath design?

A. One of the fast-growing trends in kitchen and bath design is “touchless” fixtures. Delta’s Trinsic VoiceIQ™ kitchen faucet features voice-activated technology that pairs with home devices. Other faucets from Delta, Brizo, and Moen react to a simple wave of your hand helping eliminate germs in your kitchen and reduce water usage. Hands-free bathroom collections include motion-activated faucets and touchless soap dispensers, coupled with bidet-style toilets from TOTO and American Standard, to offer the ultimate in hygiene, comfort, and health. Options such as auto-flush, heated seats, self-cleaning features, and touchless open/close functions promote healthier lifestyles. What’s more, these products are designed with sleek, modern styling to fit into any home.

Frank Webb Home
600 Corporate Blvd

Q. Are there ways to upgrade your home to create a healthier environment?

A. Spending more time at home, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes healthier and safer. Smart products available for your kitchen or bathroom include touchless faucets that turn on and off with the wave of a hand; self-cleaning toilets; spalet seats with cleansing features; steam showers that promote wellness and relaxation; water filtration systems — either point-of-use or whole house — that provide safe, clean water. Similarly, air purifiers and ventilation products can help dilute the presence of indoor air pollutants. Humidifiers add humidity and dehumidifiers remove humidity, playing an important role in maintaining proper indoor air quality. Whole house UV lights help sterilize contaminants like mold, germs, and viruses in the air and on surfaces. Improving your home’s livability with cleaner air, safer water, and contactless fixtures and faucets improves the resale value of your home and makes it a safer and healthier place to live. Ultimately, a safe and clean house creates a happy home!

N&S Supply
Fishkill, Brewster, Kingston, Catskill, Hudson, Danbury showroom locations

Q. What is the best way to ensure your pool complements the rest of your outdoor design?

A. Make your pool part of your landscape, including connecting seamlessly with your outdoor kitchen. Take the colors of your garden and make them pop as part of the pool’s border tiles, for example. Also, be sure to have the shape fit into your landscape rather than protrude from it. Keep the look natural with stone steps or a fountain. NeJame’s experts can help you find the look that matches your personality.

NeJame Pools

Q. What is a good home improvement project to tackle during the winter timeframe?

If you¹re looking for a quick refresh, nothing beats a new coat of paint. The peaceful, blue-green hue of Aegean Teal featured is Benjamin Moore’s 2021 color of the year. “While beautiful, venturing into bold, saturated colors like Aegean Teal can be an intimidating step,” says Kim Williams, Vice President of Retail Operations at Williams Lumber & Home Centers. As an authorized retailer of Benjamin Moore, Williams paint associates are trained to assist customers on how to seamlessly incorporate bold paint color into their homes. “To stay close to home this season, I recommend downloading the Benjamin Moore’s Color Portfolio app. There you can test and select paint color, order online, and pick up at our closest location.”
Williams Lumber & Home Centers
6760 Rte 9
With locations in Rhinebeck, Hudson, Hopewell Junction, Tannersville, Red Hook, Pleasant Valley, High Falls, Hyde Park
845.876.WOOD (9663)

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