PROJECT TOUR – GREEN RENO By: DuoBuilding

May 27, 2013
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Last week we met a group from Fanshawe College on one of our past projects to show off some of our green innovations. The video is part of a Applied Sustainability course offered online to anyone wanting to learn more about the different types of sustainable projects. This video is about Green Renovations, and we […]

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Wine cellar with a view By: DuoBuilding

July 22, 2012
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Ever wanted your own personal wine cellar but didn’t like that it would be hidden in the basement? A wine cellar can be a significant investment and they require a lot of planning to protect your wine collection properly. So, once it’s done why hide it? We just completed this wine cellar for a client […]

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Mixed Cabinet Finishes By: DuoBuilding

July 13, 2012
Kitchens, Uncategorized

We’ve all seen the sleek modern kitchens with dark central islands and white surrounding cabinets, but what if your home is more traditional? We have recently completed both modern and traditional kitchens with mixed cabinetry and countertops, and they really emphasize the custom look. Here are 3 examples: 1. This traditional kitchen has a successful […]

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The Pantry – your Kitchen’s unsung hero By: DuoBuilding

October 31, 2011
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In every kitchen design magazine today, we see clean open designs with a low number of upper cabinets. It seems like a magic trick that all of the kitchen tools, countertop appliances, and bulk food fit into the lower drawers leaving no visual clutter. From our experience, to actually live in a magazine kitchen most […]

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Green Coutertops By: DuoBuilding

October 6, 2011
Countertops, Green Products, Kitchens, Renovation Products, Uncategorized

Countertop materials used to be limited when looking for a green product. Just 5 years ago, it seemed that recycled-glass was the only option available (…and the colours were limited). Now, our renovation clients have a ton of options that rival the look and durability of granite or marble. In the latest issue of Dwell, […]

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Vintage Wine Barrel Flooring By: DuoBuilding

October 14, 2010
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    The world of reclaimed materials for residential use continues to grow! We found this while looking for a flooring material for a client’s new wine cellar. The material is recovered from wine barrels as they end their usefulness to mature wine. “… oak barrels are costly and have a short lifespan, with new […]

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