Real estate insight: Green home improvements boost value, shorten sale time

Going green: a smart real estate strategy that adds value

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Real estate insight: Green home improvements boost value, shorten sale time (BPT) – Are you thinking of selling your house and want to know some of the best ways to boost your home’s value, demand top dollar and potentially inspire a bidding war? Whether you’re selling in a few months or a few years, there is one strategy that gets noticed in real estate markets across the United States: green home improvements. Green homes can sell faster and for more money than comparable houses without eco-friendly features. Better yet, green homes are increasingly in demand. More than half of people […]

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High-tech appliance trends from the House Beautiful Whole Home Project Concept House

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High-tech appliance trends from the House Beautiful Whole Home Project Concept House (BPT) – On a tree-lined street in the Brookhaven neighborhood of Atlanta, a house built with the goal of better living through design opens its doors to the public this fall. Each space was created with comfort, peace and serenity in mind, from the decluttered entryway, to the intuitive kitchen with luxurious state-of-the-art appliances designed to easily bring healthy choices to a family’s nightly dinner and provide flexibility in food preparation, to the laundry room with (seemingly) space-age appliances that make the chore a breeze, to the fitness […]

Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Maxwell Alexander

It’s all about Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big

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It’s all about Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief / Hudson Valley Style Magazine Whether you live in a small apartment in New York City or want to make the most of a compact room in your suburban Hudson Valley home, decorating to amplify the feel of square footage is a must. Here are three design tips to help you do just that. Maximize light and use of mirrors What causes a room to appear spacious? Light. To make your home’s smallest areas feel bigger, […]

Five Show House Trends to Inspire Your Renovation

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5 design show trends to inspire your 2019 renovation (BPT) – When it’s time to remodel and renovate your home, you’re no doubt on the lookout for the freshest takes in design and color choices, so you can ensure your renovation is a lasting investment. To go about your home refresh in a thoughtful way, it can help to turn to the top experts in the industry for their ideas and insight. With more than 145 years of leadership in the kitchen and bath space, Kohler Co. has worked side by side with the top designers to showcase the most […]

3D printing is reimagining the way you see your bathroom

3D printing is reimagining the way we live today

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3D printing is reimagining the way you see your bathroom (BPT) – When additive manufacturing technology — better known as 3D printing — was first invented more than 30 years ago it was intended to make the product design and manufacturing process more efficient. At that time, 3D printing was used primarily as a way to create prototypes to validate and perfect product design, but the inventor, Chuck Hull, had no idea how it would change the way we live. Today, 3D printing has evolved beyond product prototypes only used by industrial designers and engineers. Manufacturers all over the world […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Summer 2018 Cover - Maxwell Alexander

Summer 2018 – Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Maxwell Alexander

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Summer 2018 – Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Maxwell Alexander – Ascending above the Valley From the Editors: Every season is beautiful in the Hudson Valley. Summer is a perfect time to build, create and execute visions that were born earlier this year. In this issue, we are ascending above the Valley and introducing our globally-oriented Landida™ and ToughConstruct™ enterprises, as well as other new projects from the Duncan Avenue Group. Maxwell Alexander & Dino Alexander

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview - Duncan Avenue's Villa 9W

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui (Continued)

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by Dino Alexander (CEO, Duncan Avenue Group) Building site for Villa 9W was carefully carved into the East side of a hill with glass atrium and direction of the roof almost precisely facing South and the direction of the Hudson River. Looking at Bagua (or Pa Kua) – Feng Shui energy map, we see that Villa 9W is oriented towards Fame and Reputation Life Area (or a better translation “The Light Within You”) and the Feng Shui Element Fire. Furthermore, 2-story-high iron fireplace takes a center stage in the atrium that amplifies connection to the energy of Fire. Interestingly, this […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Lambs Hill Feature - Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Summer 2018 Preview – Lambs Hill Feature – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Summer 2018 Preview – Lambs Hill Feature – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

VVilla 9W - Architectural Marvel and a Modern Luxury Vacation Getaway in the Hudson Valley

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui

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Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui by Dino Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group Principles of Taoism as a religion emerged around the 4th century BC in the work of Chinese philosopher and writer Laozi. Practices and traditions of balancing the natural energy (chi) in the environment are closely linked with concepts of Taoism and historically were widely used t orient spiritually significant structures and places of worship and took in account references to local topography, bodies of water, astronomical position and directions of Earth’s magnetic field. Over the period of hundreds of years, these traditions and principles have […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview - Duncan Avenue's Villa 9W

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W

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Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

The Golden Rules of Renovation - Nate Berkus - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Tricks of the trade: How to maximize your kitchen renovation

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Tricks of the trade: How to maximize your kitchen renovation The golden rules of home improvement (BPT) – Considering a kitchen renovation but not sure how to get the most out of your space and budget? Expert tips can help you focus your plans so you get the kitchen of your dreams for less money and less stress. “Redesigning your kitchen is a big investment,” says A-list designer Nate Berkus, Artistic Advisor of LG STUDIO line. “It’s not just about the money; you’re also investing a lot of time and emotion. There are so many decisions to make, and you […]

Walnut Street (Hudson Valley, New Windsor, NY) Design & Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

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Walnut Street (New Windsor, NY) Design & Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio By Maxwell Alexander, Executive Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine This Kitchen really worth its own cooking TV Show! The kitchen is the heart of any home and this particular kitchen is 16 ft. long and is a perfect playground for a seasoned cook or aspiring cooking TV show host. It’s not just the size of the kitchen, but also the amazing contemporary features that are also spectacular. Industrial Style Concrete Countertops Concrete Countertops have gained a lot of attention recently. They are very flexible in design […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Issue No.5 - Stephanie Reppas - Lighting the Way 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Issue No.5 – Lighting the Way 2018

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Backyard Kitchen, Beauty Products, Color Trends, Design, DIY, Duncan Avenue, Essentials, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, High-End Design, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Landscaping, Lighting Design, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Reclaimed Wood, Typography, Winter 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine is Lighting the Way! Featuring exclusive cover story and interview with Hudson Valley’s Own Lighting Designer Stephanie Reppas (October Design, Hudson, NY. She creates amazing light fixtures from reclaimed materials found all over upstate, New York. Her projects are true work of art and an explicit definition of the authentic Hudson Valley Style.   – Editors Maxwell & Dino Alexander

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: 5 Top Trends for Your Kitchen in 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: 5 Top Trends for Your Kitchen in 2018

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(BPT) – It’s your home’s focal point. The site of some of your best moments and the base of operations for entertaining — it’s your kitchen, and no room in your home is more valuable. A magnificent kitchen defines a home, and bringing your kitchen to this level means capitalizing on today’s top trends. Many of the trends that will define kitchens for the year appear first at KBIS, the kitchen and bath industry convention held every year in January. More than 600 brands attended this year’s event, and here are the five trends that stood out from the show […]