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Before & After | Visual Solution | For Boomers & Empty Nesters | Things that Inspire Us | Ideas to Share

Organic khaki, ashley gray, misted fern, branchport brown Organic Comfort Comfort || crisp crisp khaki, ashley gray, misted fern, branchport brown A A celebration celebration of of natures-own; natures-own; earthen earthen hues hues with with golden, golden, sunlit sunlit undertones, undertones, deep, deep, rich bark with fresh sprigs of green peppered throughout. rich bark with fresh sprigs of green peppered throughout.

Inspiring Inspiring Colors Colors for for your your Home Home Miller Supply Ace Hardware Miller Supply Hardware Rte 329 & Savage Road | Ace Northampton Rte 329 & Savage Road | Northampton 610-262-4566 | Hours: M-F 7-7 | Sat. 7-4 610-262-4566 | Hours: M-F 7-7 | Sat. 7-4

Lehigh Valley Builders Association Awards for Professional Excellence Entry


Brader’s Woodcraft, Inc. | Laurys Station, PA 610.262.3452

we can accomplish and achieve much more than we can as individuals. We can discover new paths to ideas and solutions, add creative touches to the ordinary, find confidence in products and professionals, and enjoy a more fulfilling journey in the process.

Walk with Us as we explore and present home ideas and inspirations found right here in the Lehigh Valley. See the talents of local professionals, take a peek at products from nearby retailers and showrooms, and share in the excitement of opportunities for shaping and achieving your home dreams. Whether your dreams are large or small, stay in touch with the energizing possibilities available locally for your home by visiting our online neighborhood. We appreciate your time and look forward to sharing the excitement of enhancing your home dreams with you. Paige MacKenzie Inspiration Coordinator ON THE COVER: Penn Contractors | Emmaus, PA 610.965.4204 |

Remodeling Dreams

W.J. Posavek, & Son, Inc.


Visual Solution The owners of this split-level home had two goals in remodeling their home. First, a desire for an open floor plan to provide an interactive social experience. Second, to maximize natural light from a variety of source points. In order to achieve their goals, the decision was made to increase the overall depth of the main level by 7 feet, and increase the ceiling height to 14 feet at the highest point. The home owners also requested that the project be accomplished with no visible supports. To help the homeowners visualize the final design, and as a point for discussing revisions, house size templates were built as needed, providing a framework of the planned outcome. Explore additional photographs and details of the contractors unique template approach online at: 4



Online Homeownership Brochure Homeownership is the American dream, and there may never be a better time to buy than today. A new brochure from the National Association of Home Builders [NAHB] describes the many unprecedented opportunities in today’s housing market, including ample inventory, attractive pricing, near-record low interest rates, tax incentives and more. PDF version available for download.


Fake or Real Professionally applied faux finishes and painting makes it hard to tell what is fake and what is real. Test your perceptional skills in this online feature by identifying real items from a Paris themed, Lehigh Valley basement renovation. FAKE OR REAL

Photo Gallery Explore an assortment of photographs previously featured as DREAMS Magazine cover stories in a unique, digital coffee table style publication. All of the photographs come from Lehigh Valley homes, providing an inspirational sense of what is possible from local businesses and professionals.

Resource Links Give your home dreams and needs direction through a variety of convenient links to products, services, and professionals specifically located in the Lehigh Valley. DREAMS Magazine is a part of the distinctive portfolio of shelter focused inspirations from BuilderMedia, Inc. 610.346.9061 | All rights reserved. Copyright 2009 Printed in the USA | Please recycle PHOTO GALLERY

New Construction Tepes Construction Co., Inc.


For Boomers & Empty Nesters To fill the housing needs of the two fastest growing groups of consumers, the Baby Boomer Generation and Empty Nester segment, three bedroom, twin ranchers provide the high-end touches, volume ceilings, and built-ins that many expect. Open floor plans, large master bedrooms, first floor laundry, and attached two car garages complement these 1800 square foot designs. Most meet “VisitAbility� standards, with a covered front porch or portico, zero step entrances, including no step from the garage into the house, larger than normal hallways and interior doorways, lever style door hardware, and comfort height toilets. Customized floor plans can also be designed.



Find Lehigh Valley Design Professionals for your Home, Lifestyle, or Living Needs.

The Design Guide Lehigh Valley | 2009 Edition Architects Residential Designers Kitchen & Cabinetry Designers Interior Designers & Decorators Home Technology Professionals Landscape Professionals Custom Home Builders Remodeling & Renovation Professionals Elements of Great Design View professional profiles and photographs at:

Things that Inspire Us

Creative Applications

Gehman Stonecraft & Design, Ltd.


Consider Brick and More...Indoors It’s easy to fall back onto previous ideas, materials, and applications when updating or creating new spaces within your home. It’s human nature. But when you think about it, isn’t the whole objective to create a new or fresh space to enjoy? We think so. As you ponder your next room update, give your planning a lift by considering alternative materials for creating the finished look. Traditional exterior products such as brick or bluestone, outdoor light fixtures, and engineered products like HardiePanel vertical siding are great examples for adding a special touch to any room. Explore, be creative, have fun!



At Yorgey Supply, you are not only buying high-quality products— like Kraftmaid® Bath Cabinetry, Jacuzzi® Whirlpools and Corian® Countertops. You are buying more than 62 years of experience, expertise and attention to detail that a big box store does not have. For the most personal spaces, let our designers plan the perfect space for you. Whether it is an extraordinary kitchen, a luxurious bath or a custom-crafted design, our in-house designers will make it right.

Rt. 309 Schnecksville 800 322 9614 • www. Yo r g e y S u p p l y. com

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choose your local cabinet maker

• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Bars • Built-Ins • Offices • Entertainment Centers

Since 1951, we’ve been designing and building fine wood cabinets, one at a time. Talk to us first about your next home or office project. We’ll create exactly what you want. Come see our showroom at the Lehigh Valley’s largest cabinet shop, right here in your backyard.


Rt. 191 off of Route 22, Bethlehem

Cover Dreams



Penn Contractors

Emmaus, PA


Before & After I Kitchen Redesign This home is the original structure in a well-established Lehigh Valley neighborhood, and (for good or bad) has many original details. The existing kitchen in the home was very cutting edge. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending upon your perspective) it was 1960’s cutting edge. The color was a most unappetizing green, the layout was congested, the space was tiny, and the appliances were failing. The redesign of this space was a collaborative process involving the homeowners’, their designer, our architect, and our company designer. The end result is everything that the 1960’s kitchen wasn’t. It is light and airy, the colors and finishes are fantastic, the work zones are separate, and there is plenty of room for multiple cooks and guests.


Cover Dreams

Joanne Kostecky Garden Design, Inc.

Before & After II Outdoor Rebirth Looking at the finished project, one would be hard pressed to guess that this outdoor retreat was once that of a typical new construction neighborhood- open, flat, plain with short wooden steps leading to the ground from the patio doors. With sensitivity to the homeowner’s outdoor dreams and lifestyle interests, a well balanced design transforms what was non-descript space into a inviting living area with purpose. Inspire your dreams. Explore additional before and after photographs at:




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Secure Efficient Smart How A New Garage Door Will Make You Feel. Prepare your home for the change of seasons with a simple home improvement to new garage doors. Call today!


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Overhead Door Co. of Allentown Whitehall, PA | 610-262-3530

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EXPLORE Innovative and locally available products and businesses to help you reduce your bills and control costs by utilizing natural resources in a more efficient manner.

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Lifestyle Solutions

Your digital GUIDE to an ECO-Conscious Home in the Lehigh Valley Photograph | Solar Tube Technology Lande Heating & Air Conditioning Allentown | Bethlehem | Easton

WDIY’s 3rd Annual “One Ale of A Night” Rolls out the GReen Carpet at

A masked ball honoring the earth and celebrating the eleglance & rewards of sustainable living.

Saturday, October 31, 2009 6pm - 12pm Allentown for more information visit

BRewworks 812 Hamilton Street Allentown

2nd & Hamilton Sts., Allentown 610.433.6505

Not just building award winning homes you’ll love, but building Universal Design (Aging-in-Place) homes. Better Standards, Better Homes

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When it comes to building quality, energy efficient homes, we're recognized as a leader. We also have been designing and building homes with the "aging-in-place" concept for years. These  homes have no steps on the first floor from porches, patios and easily  accessible garages. These homes have all 3 foot door doorways, wider hallways and many other convenient features. We can design and build a home with these features to meet your needs. Ask us about in-law quarters that can be added to your existing home or incorporated into the design of a new home.

Discover more by clicking on or call us today 610.767.5018

Ideas to Share

DREAMS Magazine - Enhancing your Dream Home Experience

Clear Inspiration Looking for an idea that adds a fresh or contemporary edge to your existing cabinets or cabinet design? Consider glass as an alternative to wood shelving and door fronts for a sophisticated and stylish look. The combining of glass and wood provides an element of design that is sure to impress family and guests alike. Resources: Cabinetry & Design Morris Black Design 610.264.2700

Custom Glass Bethlehem Glass Works 610.865.1315

Photograph: Morris Black Designs



Photograph | LVBA Member: Anthony Koneski, Inc. Emmaus, PA | 610.965.4861

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