Remodeled Kitchen Boasts Beautiful Countertops In Crofton Home

CROFTON, MD — Located in the Briarleigh neighborhood with community amenities such as two pools, basketball courts and tennis courts, this Crofton home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. The home sits on a corner lot with access to a spacious yard beside it.

The kitchen has been completely remodeled with new cabinets and quartz countertops, along with new appliances. A new roof, new siding and new windows add to the attractiveness of the home, which currently sits empty, waiting for its new owners. A large open foyer with cathedral ceilings can be found in the master bedroom, along with with a huge walk-in closet.

  • Address: 2319 Nantucket Dr, Crofton, Maryland
  • Price: $545,000
  • Square Feet: 2868
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full and 2 Half Baths
  • Built: 1991
  • Features: Located in the beautiful Briarleigh neighborhood this home boasts many upgrades and updates. Completely remodeled in 2007, including : Complete kitchen remodel, New Cabinets, Quartz counter tops, Appliances, Tile Flooring. All windows replaced with Andersen windows. New Roof, New Vinyl Siding, New 2-car Garage with lots of additional storage above. New Heat Pump. New 1/2 Bath added to the finished basement. Brand new carpet just installed on main level and bedrooms upstairs. Large open foyer with cathedral ceilings in the master bedroom with a huge walk-in closet. Large master bedroom ensuite bathroom with separate shower/tub with dual sinks. This home sits on an amazing corner lot with a huge open space area to the right. Centrally located between Annapolis, Baltimore and DC. The neighborhood has access to two swimming pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds and a walking path.

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Our Pledge for a More Inclusive House Beautiful

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From House Beautiful

The home is personal. And the best ones—our favorite ones—are those that show the unique personalities of their inhabitants, whether they’ve been conceived by a top designer or DIYed with glue guns and grit. In light of this, we at House Beautiful recognize that our magazine is best when its pages show a broad range of homes, lived in and loved by a broad range of people. House Beautiful has been around for 124 years; it’s showcased some of the best talents in design and evolved to reflect changing styles, eras, and audiences. Now, we have the responsibility to make it even better.

We are, and will remain, committed to featuring an even more diverse lineup of design talents in the magazine as well as across our website, video, and social media—in order to best represent the tapestry of what design is now. But we also realize that so much of the inequality and discrimination in this industry happens long before these projects cross our desks (or email inboxes). As a leader in the industry, House Beautiful is in a position to make true and everlasting change. To that end, we are committing to:

Using photo resources to increase inclusivity.

We will focus our photography resources on shooting projects from underrepresented design communities, including more from creatives without formal press representation.

Diversifying our own voices.

We commit to a higher percentage of our print and digital content coming from Black writers, and to our stories featuring Black voices as experts and advisers. We also pledge to actively seek out BIPOC talent for full-time, freelance, and contributing roles as editors, photographers, videographers, and more (are you or do you know a great BIPOC creative looking for work? Email us: [email protected]).

In addition, we will be establishing an editorial advisory council comprised of Black design figures and allies, to hold House Beautiful accountable in our coverage and representation.

Supporting Black-owned businesses.

Inspired by the 15 Percent Pledge, we commit to ensuring 15% of our ecommerce content (shopping roundups, gift guides, product reviews) spotlights products by Black-owned shops, companies, or design studios.

Developing mentorship programs.

To address the gap of black designers, photographers, journalists, and stylists in the design industry, we will use our resources to establish mentorship programs in these fields, beginning with our Open Call Fridays, in which Style Editor Robert Rufino will provide portfolio reviews to designers over Zoom every Friday. Email [email protected] if you’re interested in booking a slot.

Funding design scholarships.

We commit to raising money annually for design scholarship programs that enable more people of color to get formal design educations.

Promoting connections.

We will take a more active role in encouraging our friends and colleagues in design public relations to better reach and represent designers of color in order to amplify their talents. We will call on our advertising partners to broaden licensing offerings to include more designers of color. We will work with our partners at

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Inside BBC Breakfast star Naga Munchetty’s beautiful garden



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Naga Munchetty regularly reveals glimpses inside her home on social media, and there’s one area she appears particularly proud of – her garden.

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The BBC Breakfast host lives in Hertfordshire with her husband James Haggar and their pet cats, and it appears that when they’re not out playing golf, they love nothing more than spending time in their garden – whether it’s for a workout or to relax in the sun.

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Naga showcased an area of her garden when she undertook a skipping challenge in April. The 45-year-old has a large patio where she exercised, with a lime green plant pot next to the lawn.

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Other photos shared by Naga revealed that she has painted her fence green and has a few trees and plants in a border alongside her lawn. Meanwhile, in one corner of the garden, the couple have painted their shed in a complementing shade of sage green.



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Naga has previously showcased her beautiful garden on Instagram

The garden is accessed via a set of double doors from Naga’s living room, a space she has previously unveiled in a photoshoot. It has wooden floors and white walls, and furniture include two cream leather sofas, a matching cream leather armchair, and a glass coffee table with a marble base in the middle of the room.

Speaking to the Daily Mail in 2016, Naga opened up about her home life and how she likes to spend her time indoors. “I moved to this house six years ago with my husband James Haggar, a TV director,” she explained. “And if I’m not away working I’ll be curled up on this sofa most nights watching TV and stroking my two Siamese cats, Kinky and Ronnie.



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The BBC Breakfast star’s living room leads out to the patio

“I was born and bred in south London, so living in Hertfordshire is a big change and I love it.

“I can look out of the window and see nothing but feels and I feel very safe here. I wanted a dog, but it wouldn’t fit our lifestyle, so we got the cats and they’re our pride and joy.”

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The trans-Tasman partnership behind this beautiful Queenstown garden

Margot Robinson always imagined her new Queenstown home would have what she calls a South Island garden, with wind-blown, mass-planted grasses that would blend with the majestic mountain views.

All that changed on a trip to Melbourne to see celebrated Australian garden designer Paul Bangay’s Stonefields garden. While Margot soaked up the measured formality of the huge country garden, her husband Bruce got chatting to the man himself.

Bruce and Margot Robinson in the woodland area; the couple have a house in Auckland but they spend more than half the year in Queenstown where Margot particularly enjoys autumn: “The colours are stunning.”

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Bruce and Margot Robinson in the woodland area; the couple have a house in Auckland but they spend more than half the year in Queenstown where Margot particularly enjoys autumn: “The colours are stunning.”

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“Paul does gardens in New Zealand,” Bruce reported to Margot when she’d completed her tour, and so began a collaboration between Paul and Margot that continues to this day, with annual visits to plot the next step in the development of Birchwood, which has been judged a garden of national significance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.

Margot had always been a huge Paul Bangay fan; she’d pored over his books for nearly 20 years, and borrowed ideas for previous gardens. But it never dawned on her that he’d fly over the Tasman to help with this, her most ambitious garden project.

Margot and Bruce Robinson’s garden in Queenstown’s Dalefield has a white, green and mauve palette; the hydrangea walk features a Portuguese laurel hedge behind ‘Snow Hill’ hydrangeas; the ‘Sally Holmes’ roses are underplanted with catmint.

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Margot and Bruce Robinson’s garden in Queenstown’s Dalefield has a white, green and mauve palette; the hydrangea walk features a Portuguese laurel hedge behind ‘Snow Hill’ hydrangeas; the ‘Sally Holmes’ roses are underplanted with catmint.

Paul didn’t hesitate. The Robinsons visited Stonefields in October 2015, and by December Margot had a full set of intricately detailed plans for the first stages of what is now a series of garden rooms that become less formal as you move away from the house. The design process has been a delight, Margot says.

“Paul’s a lovely guy. He’s so engaging and easy to chat to… and he includes you.”

White wisteria will eventually cover this new pergola which leads to a mown walkway and a seat with a view through the garden; it’s a tranquil spot to sit in the dappled light under the silver birches.

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White wisteria will eventually cover this new pergola which leads to a mown walkway and a seat with a view through the garden; it’s a tranquil spot to sit in the dappled light under the silver birches.

When mulling over the design of one part of the garden, Margot recalls their conversation: “Paul said ‘Would you like roses with catmint in the front and Portuguese laurels at the back or would you like a herbaceous border?’ I said ‘Whatever you think.’ He said ‘No, I want your input.’”

Margot’s choice? Hundreds of white ‘Sally Holmes’ roses. “With the landscape, there’s already so much going on, so you don’t want it to clash.” The effect is sublime – more than 300 roses flower prolifically from December to April, but their simplicity doesn’t compete with views that span Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Mt Cardrona.

Margot asked Christchurch architect Kerry Mason of MAP Architects to design the house, after seeing his own home in an architecture book and liking his description of home as “somewhere to put your feet up”.

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Beautiful home interior in Canterbury makes two award finals in London

This interior, designed by Ben Lewis of Trenzseater for a rural Canterbury home, is a finalist in both the prestigious SBID Interior Design Awards and the International Design & Architecture Awards, both in London.

This interior, designed by Ben Lewis of Trenzseater for a rural Canterbury home, is a finalist in both the prestigious SBID Interior Design Awards and the International Design & Architecture Awards, both in London.

This living room could be a lesson in how to put a room together.

The design, by Ben Lewis of Trendzseater in Christchurch, has wowed judges in the prestigious SBID International Design Awards in London, who have listed the project in the awards finals. People have until the end of September to vote for their preferred entry.

The same project has also made the finals of the International Design & Architecture Awards in London. And this is not a new accolade for Lewis – last year he won the Global Category at the International Design & Architecture Awards with the beautiful interior of the Blakely residence in Ohoka, Canterbury. Lewis has made the finals for this award four years in a row.

The living room reflects Lewis' layered approach to interior design.

The living room reflects Lewis’ layered approach to interior design.

The designer says he always strives for a “sophisticated balance of layers to give interest, detail and timeless elegance”. He says it’s the details that offer refinement, personality, balance, character and luxury.

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The new interior, for a newly renovated architectural home in rural Canterbury, references a colour scheme the designer favours – rich, green jewel tones are teamed with black and warm neutrals to ensure rooms are both welcoming and dramatic.

Symmetry is a strong feature in all Lewis’ designs, as is a careful balance of light and dark elements, and sleek and textural. This year’s entry incorporates a dark wood console positioned in front of a large mirror, framed by large table crystal table lamps. An oversized green floral arrangement adds visual drama.

A console in front of a mirror with crystal table lamp bases adds a touch of glamour.

A console in front of a mirror with crystal table lamp bases adds a touch of glamour.

Another console features large white Linden table lamps and three green vases. And a Linden table lamp in black, on a side table, continues the textural look.

Greenery is much in evidence throughout the interior – most surfaces feature plants, such as a potted orchid or leafy floral arrangement.

The SBID International Design Awards is considered one of the most prestigious Interior Design Award events in the global design calendar, representing talent and design excellence across all corners of the industry.

Ben Lewis of Trenzseater has made the SBID Interior Design Awards finals for the fourth year in a row. Last year he won an SBID award.

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Ben Lewis of Trenzseater has made the SBID Interior Design Awards finals for the fourth year in a row. Last year he won an SBID award.

This year, submissions were received from more than 49 countries. Each entry undergoes a two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts from Christian Louboutin, Bentley Motors, Boeing, Walpole and Belmond to name a few.

Four other Kiwi designers have also made the finals list this year – in the

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House Beautiful Magazine for a Dazzling Home

Everyone wishes for a house that is uniquely beautiful. However, not everyone has the means or the desire to go hunting for an interior decoration expert and spend a hefty amount for home décor ideas. House-proud people like to do things themselves and hog the credit when it is done. People looking for unique and cost effective ideas for interior décor can subscribe to a home magazine for best decoration suggestions.

There are several House Beautiful Magazines available from various publishing houses. A House Beautiful subscription can help a homeowner lookup different new and unique decoration ideas for his/her home.

When you flip through the pages of a House Beautiful Magazine, you will come across countless tips and suggestions to transform your house into your dream home. Ideas stress on how to make your house look classy and unique with simple alterations that won’t cause a dent in your pocket.

The fundamentals of home décor begin with Color. The color of your walls gives your house its character. The color scheme of your rooms will determine your home décor: the upholstery, furniture, furniture arrangement, lighting, decorations, etc.

Colors can make your house look beautiful, but making the right choice is crucial. Choice of colors will depend on the size of your room: the height from ground to ceiling and breadth from wall to wall. Bright colors in a small room make it look smaller, while light colors gives the illusion of space.

Choosing the right furniture for your room and its arrangement can make your room look beautiful. Bulky furniture looks good in large rooms while petite furniture is suitable for small rooms leaving enough space for movement.

The type of furniture you will be using to decorate your room is also important. Wood furniture sets off an elegant, old-world look while sleek metal furniture reeks in modernism. Combining the two in the same room is disastrous. Also, the same type of furniture used throughout the house maintains uniformity in look.

Several of such useful tips on color scheme and furniture can be found in the House Beautiful Magazine.

The House Beautiful Magazine also offers ideas on what color fabrics to use with specific wall and furniture color. As a rule, dark looks good against light and vice versa. Arranging dark & light colors or vice versa alternately, beginning from the wall can give the desired look for your room.

Beauty is in clever contrast. Orange, Cream, Yellow and Green or Cream, Maroon, Dark Brown, or Golden, Dark Brown and Off-white are some of the most beautiful color schemes for your house. You can use color schemes to set up the look and feel of your room. The House Beautiful Magazines give you several tips and ideas on how to do so.

Millions of people worldwide subscribe to house magazines for new and cheap ideas for home décor. The reason why House Beautiful Magazines are popular is because they neither advertize nor stress on expensive makeovers for the home, instead …

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Beautiful Kitchen Makeover in a Gorgeous Way

The kitchen is the heart of every residence and that place must be designed and decorated with all necessary features. The place should be kept hygienic always; hence top quality material should be designed within the kitchen to make it appropriate for cooking. But, to do that every homeowner should be aware of different areas relating to decoration and designing of a kitchen. Budget is also another significant factor which is also to be taken into consideration once you are planning to renovate the kitchen. Different types of tiles and marbles are available in the market and these are available at different prices too. Here you just need to calculate your budget and select the marbles or tiles accordingly.

Among different designs, kitchen backsplash is known to be one of the most exclusive ways to give your kitchen a special appearance. Here one can use subway tiles and these tiles will give your kitchen an exclusive look. Here we can take a look at the required designs for your kitchen.

Dimensions: For flooring, it is necessary to take a look at various types of tiles or marbles which can meet your demand within your budget. For backsplash designing, you can opt for porcelain tiles which are available at a reasonable price in the market. Here you need to consult with professionals who can guide you to have the best quality tiles which are available with great mix and match.

Dove Gray: Dove Gray Arabesque has become one of the most exclusive designs for backsplashes. This design does not involve lots of tiles but this will generate a big impression. For kitchen countertop and backsplash wall, these tiles are just perfect for designing the backsplashes. This will cover one wall and one particular section and here you should not invest in all the walls. These backsplashes will surely give become a focal point of the room.

Classique White: white is always known to be one of the most popular designs since the past and if you install white tiles inside the kitchen, you will get a luxury design. The Classique White Carrara is less expensive and these are easy to use and these tiles are free from scratch.

Fossil Canyon: for renovating your kitchen, it is always suggested to go with glass mosaic tiles. The Fossil Canyon Blend mosaic Tiles are extremely necessary for all types of backsplash designs.

Arctic Storm: This is another great way to design the countertop and backsplashes and this will automatically make your kitchen elegant and more classic. Here you can opt for Arctic Storm Bamboo Pattern which is a great option for giving your kitchen an excellent appearance.

Here it is suggested to take necessary details from the professional companies to take necessary details regarding how to carry on the necessary kitchen renovation work. The professionals will guide you to make the kitchen more ethnic and elegant.…

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Options for Beautiful Outdoor Garden Lighting

Applying outdoor low voltage lighting to gardens is a specific application of low voltage landscape lighting. Every garden is unique and reflects both the gardener and the particular landscape effects the garden creates. In fact, there are just as many definitions of a garden as their are gardeners.

Most people today refer to flower gardens and not vegetable gardens when they talk about lighting. But gardens can be hedges, or trees, or cactus, or various combinations of any of these.

Most experts agree that gardens should be lit vertically rather than horizontally. This means the lights should shine up and down, or preferably from above or below the plants to get the effect of the sun shining down on the plants or a reflection of the sun from underneath. This is considered to be the most natural way to light a garden. To achieve this effect, lighting fixtures can be attached above the garden, on trees, walls, fences or even architectural elements. This also keeps the lighting elements safe from being knocked about by children or pets.

Since the garden lighting will be displayed in the dark, it’s important to make people feel safe and comfortable at night in the garden. To do this, experts recommend you add lighting to pathways, borders and boundaries to give a welcoming effect. If you’re worried about the lights attracting insects, you can add a blue light further away from the garden to attract insects away from the garden. Insects can see a blue shade of light the best, and most will flock to that light.

As far as the type of lighting that is optimally used for outdoor gardens, LED’s are the consensus choice. LED’s offer bright light that can be supported by batteries or even solar power. Their small form factor makes them ideal to use for paths, borders, walkways, fences, statues and even above and below the garden.

When using solar LED lights, their most popular form comes in staked versions which can be hammered into the ground to act as path lighting. On the top of the lights are usually small solar panels which will store power from sunlight during the day and automatically light up the area around them for a few hours at night. LED string lights are also a good option for hanging on fences, walls or borders, offering lots of light with little work to install.…

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Who Else Wants a Beautiful Luxury Kitchen?

If you thought that luxury kitchen cabinets are only the privilege of the rich, elite and celebrities you’re mistaken. Kitchens are the busiest and most expensive room in the house. Kitchens are highly complex rooms that have to work on many levels.

Everyone deserves a beautiful luxury kitchen.

That means you too!!!

I’m sure you have some kitchen design ideas that appeal to you. You may have seen them on TV, websites, magazines, or homes of friends and family.

The kitchen is one of the first things people remodel when they are looking to improve their home. New kitchen cabinets are one of the most popular luxury kitchen home improvements.

Many consumers think of the neighborhood Home Depot and Lowes when it comes to cabinetry. This, however, only gives you access to a standard design for your kitchen plan vs. a customized, personalized style and kitchen layout. You may get an expeditor vs. an experienced designer. Consumers also only get access to RTA (ready-to-assemble), stock, semi-custom, and custom cabinetry.

Custom, bespoke luxury cabinetry is of another source.Manufacturers specialize in high-end design center quality kitchen cabinetry of unbeatable quality. High-end manufacturers of estate quality cabinetry include the likes of Christopher Peacock, Bakes and Company, Clive Christian, Cottonwood, Siematic, Wm Ohs, Mark Wilkinson, Luxury British Interiors, Rutt, etc. Bespoke is another description for cabinetry at the luxury level. That means there is a high degree of customization and personalization. There is a high quality of construction.

Custom cabinets include European and traditional face frame style cabinets. These cabinet lines include high-end upgrades as standard features; such as six-way adjustable hinges, soft-close drawers, wood drawer boxes, dovetail joints and under mount full extension glides. A high quality furniture finish is provided in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities or on-site hand painting.

Granite and marble can help to contribute to the beauty and function of your kitchen. Natural stone will always be one of the first choices because of its allure in design. Although it has become a very common choice it is many times preferred.

For those that are tired of granite and marble the time has come for change.Many are going for a mixture of countertop surfaces such as wood, concrete, lava, soapstone, engineered stone and glass. Because kitchens are being designed with different work zones, they can have different materials for each zone.

Other popular additions include stainless steel appliances, including sub-zero refrigerators, built-in microwave oven and cooktops. Most appliances will be integrated in a luxury kitchen so that they are not visible. Many people doing a luxury kitchen prefer a gas stove. Induction cooking and steam cooking have also become new favorites.

Luxury is desired by the “elite” consumer who sees current trends and desires luxury products. However, luxury also means being able to make personal choices selected to make your life comfortable. Everybody deserves to be comfortable in their home. Everybody should LOVE the home they live in.

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Valuable Tips for Creating Beautiful Garden Landscapes

When you bring a new plant from a nursery to plant in your garden you become a designer who designs the garden landscape that you have. If you want to be a great designer, you need to be aware of certain aspects so that you can have the best landscape.

You may have noticed that some gardens have an organized look while others, having the finest plant collection, look haphazard. The basic reason for this is because the owner or the landscape designer has not planned the future of the garden properly. The following tips will help you to have among the best garden landscapes that can be had.

The following good tips will help you to have a garden which will stand out from other gardens and will also keep you from the headache of knowing what to do.

Plan the garden properly

The landscape of the garden must be planned in such a manner that it looks beautiful now while also having the future in mind. You will find it is best to plant your precious collection of plants in such a manner that there is enough space when in future you require a mower, or the stump grinder, to enter for building projects for your porch or the patio ..

If this planning is not done now, then in future you may have to throw away your precious plants in order to have space for allowing movement of such equipment.

Have a focal point

The focal point of your garden must be such that it attracts people and engages their attention when roaming in your garden. It should be different than others but not out-of-place. You can have an antique garden bench as the focal point but don't use an object which is not related to the garden. A water body or an oak tree can be a great focal point which will give the garden landscape a new dimension.

Curves must be checked

It is good to have curved pathways or flower beds in a garden, but you must not overdo them. It must be kept simple so that the geometric design that you have incorporated in the landscaping stands out. If you use those shapes too often it will become common and no one will notice them.

Have movement in the garden

A garden landscape that does not have movement is like a painting. Paintings are good on the walls but in a garden, you must have movement so that you can bring life and create interest in your garden.

You may be wondering how to have movement. It is quite easy to have such movement in your garden by adding swaying ornamental grass or flowers which attract birds and butterflies and this will help to have the desired movement in your garden.

Highlight your house

The landscaping design that you have in your garden must match with the house that you have. If you have a house that does not have much architectural designs, …

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