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Stay-at-home design: Bright gathering spaces and moody nooks for study and work

Jacquelyn Burke and Jeremiah O’Connor finished reading the Harry Potter books to their son and daughter, ages 7 and 8, during the COVID-19 shutdown this spring. The 18-month marathon took place in the tucked-away space at the top of the stairs (no, not underneath) next to the kids’ craft table. The 42-square-foot reading or “nap nook,” as the family calls it in honor of its somniferous effect, boasts a window seat made from a twin mattress wrapped in tweed, built-in bookshelves, and soot-colored shades. It’s painted in Sherwin-Williams Basil, a cozy shade of saturated green. “We’re a family of readers who love to be home,” Burke says. “It was important that the rooms be comfortable.”

Burke, an attorney who traveled frequently pre-pandemic, also wanted their Milton home to be stylish and clutter-free. She hired interior designer Sarah Scales to pull it together. Absorbing ideas from images of rooms imbued with

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Bright gathering spaces and moody nooks for study and work

Jacquelyn Burke and Jeremiah O’Connor finished reading the Harry Potter books to their son and daughter, ages 7 and 8, during the COVID-19 shutdown this spring. The 18-month marathon took place in the tucked-away space at the top of the stairs (no, not underneath) next to the kids’ craft table. The 42-square-foot reading or “nap nook,” as the family calls it in honor of its somniferous effect, boasts a window seat made from a twin mattress wrapped in tweed, built-in bookshelves, and soot-colored shades. It’s painted in Sherwin-Williams Basil, a cozy shade of saturated green. “We’re a family of readers who love to be home,” Burke says. “It was important that the rooms be comfortable.”



a living room with a fireplace and a large window: Blush velvet chairs from Room & Board add a feminine touch to the moody tone-on-tone living room. Gus Modern sofas from Lekker Home are different styles, but upholstered in the same fabric for consistency.


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Blush velvet chairs from Room & Board add a feminine touch to the moody tone-on-tone living room. Gus Modern sofas from Lekker Home are different styles, but upholstered in the same fabric

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Home Spaces Reimagined Due To Pandemic

When people have lots of time on their hands, they tend to get creative. 

That has certainly been true during the pandemic when DIY projects have become super popular, with home improvement stores seeing a boost in sales. Sheltering in place has inspired many homeowners on Long Island to reimagine and improve the look and function of their dwellings. 

Working from home and remote learning have meant that families have had to create dedicated spaces in a jiffy, while some parents have been busy repurposing rooms, attics, and basements for their grown kids, who were suddenly leaving college dorms and city pads and moving back home. 

According to a recent survey of nearly 1,000 U.S. homeowners on Houzz, 70 percent reported reported they were thinking about making changes that could help them enjoy

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Beyond Construction Builders Maximizes Spaces While Minimizing Costs – Press Release

San Jose, CA – Sep 12, 2020 – The old adage “You get what you pay for,” is a concept that Beyond Construction Builders (BCB) takes very seriously. Specializing in kitchens and bathrooms, the company is dedicated to providing exceptional service and integrity in building.

BCB’s comprehensive experience enables clients to optimize their projects and minimize costs while creating highly functional and sophisticated spaces. The philosophy at Beyond Construction Builders is one of Integrity, Commitment, Safety and Value. The knowledgeable experts have access to an outstanding range of materials that will provide the durability and fashionable appearance that discerning clients want.

The company offers a line of solid frame, semi-custom cabinets from which to choose from. Available in nine different styles, the cabinets feature hardware from the well-known German manufacturer Blum. Clients can also select from among six European-style frameless kitchen cabinets.

The company offers an extensive array of pre-construction

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Cumberland County home boasts Harrisburg skyline views, updated kitchen: Cool Spaces

This home along the Susquehanna River in Wormleysburg, is close to highways, shopping, restaurants.

It also affords amazing views of the river and Harrisburg city skyline, especially from the front porch.

The living room boasts a brick fireplace and offers spectacular views through large windows. Original pocket doors with glass inserts separate the living room from the kitchen and offer privacy when needed, but still allow plenty of light into the kitchen and dining areas.

The kitchen has been upgraded with granite countertops and mostly stainless steel appliances. A walk-in pantry next to the refrigerator allows easy access. A large bay window in the kitchen continues the theme of allowing light to stream into the home and brighten the mood.

The first floor also has a full bath and a laundry area located in a light-filled hallway.

Another room that could be used as an owner’s suite or a family

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