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Editor Lori Quinn three years ago in an effort to gain space for their family. “We really wanted to use our space for opening our home to family and friends. As our daughters get older and have families of their own, we wanted them to come home and have fun things to do. We also wanted a space we could really gather in and be comfortable,” Laurie said. Visitors enter via the foyer, and the formal dining area is immediately to the right, housing the requisite dining table, china cabinet and sideboard. Family china and silverware is on display, and the room is primarily used at holidays or on other special occasions that lend themselves to formal dining. Continuing past the staircase and dining area leads to the formal living room. The sofa and chairs are neutrally upholstered pieces; however, the artwork ranges from subdued prints to bold, contemporary paintings. Laurie does all of her own interior design and enjoys blending traditional and antique pieces with small splashes of contemporary to avoid onedimensional style. “Though my main furnishings are neutral in tone, I use a lot of color in the accessories. Or I might use an interesting chair or pillow. The coffee table is unusual and was crafted from a French iron gate and fencing from Paris. The mirror and chest in the living room are also both French antiques. While I enjoy these pieces, I also like mixing them with comfortable items, so it isn’t too ornate,” Laurie said. She unquestionably uses bold artwork to accentuate various spaces and displays three beautiful, modern works by Cheryl Payne in the formal living room. “I use a local fine arts gallery, Pictures, Etc., to acquire many of our pieces. We prefer to use local vendors and always want to support our community,” she said. The Smiths do have a few pieces that were purchased outside Arkansas, including a framed antique print of a harlequin that was purchased at a French antique store and copies of European prints that were acquired at a European art gallery in Washington DC. These prints adorn the wall between the formal living area and the kitchen. Her collection also includes two oil paintings by Arden Boyce and a beautiful, modern painting by Conway’s own Heather Mainord off the kitchen in the sitting area. She also has some glass art by James Hayes on the coffee table in the formal living area. The family area just off the kitchen houses a smaller version of the coffee table in the main living area. However, its foundation is smaller and is from a different piece of iron gating. A French antique wash basin hangs on the wall just off the kitchen. The Smiths undertook their most ambitious modification since purchasing their home this past summer when they reworked their back yard. “We were initially attracted to the area because of the neighbors and the fact my husband plays golf. The house provided the space we needed, a private office, and an open concept with the kitchen and family area. We back up to the woodlands, which gives us a great deal of privacy. We have deer, and we’ve seen coyotes. We see lots of birds, so it’s very private, quiet and relaxing in the back, but when we walk out the front door we have the golfing community and families with children. So we really do have the best of both worlds,” Laurie explained. The Smiths wanted to add to the comfort of their

WARM AND INVITING PERSONAL TOUCHES INSPIRED BY LOCAL BUSINESSES, ARTISTS By Jennifer Stanley Photos by Brandy Strain The Centennial Valley home of Ted and Laurie Smith exudes comfort and elegance. From the walk up the stone steps into the cozy interior, guests are immediately at ease. The Smith family is bit of a Conway staple, as Ted’s family has owned the Smith Ford dealership for about 95 years. “My husband’s family has lived here for many generations, so their history and tradition in the community are what ties us so closely to Conway. We have really enjoyed being part of a small but growing community and have established roots here with our family and friends and the school system. So it has really built a good foundation for our family,” Laurie said. The couple has two adult daughters, Emily and Margaret. They moved to Centennial Valley a little more HOMES.THECABIN.NET 3

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interior by extending it to their exterior. “We’ve really tried to transform the back to additional outdoor living space by using furniture that sort of lends itself to an outdoor living room. We added stonework around the swimming pool to give it an updated, sleeker look, but we also tried to utilize materials that would work with the woods to keep the natural feel. We also added the fire pit for gathering and a water feature with simple, clean lines that would be in keeping with the woods and the color in the stone and the brick of the house,” Laurie said. They also added landscaping, placed by The Plant Outlet in Conway. In addition to the outdoor furnishings, they installed privacy curtains and a television on the patio, creating a more inviting space. Explains Laurie, “We really wanted the back yard and deck to be an extension of the home.” Mission accomplished.

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use them to store various paper items that were previously lying open in the closet. “Adding the boxes made the closet a little more homey and fabulous. There is no need to see the checkbook lying around,” said Jessica. Jessica also painted the closet a fun, light blue

color that she already had in storage. From there, the project literally moved around her closet. She included organized areas for her bags and scarves and sorted her clothes by color and type for easy access. An ottoman is located in the center of the space to provide a dressing area.

Nestled within the West Conway home of Jason, Jessica and John Hall Havard is an organizer’s paradise in the form of a walk-in closet. Jessica’s vision proves that with determination and a good idea, even the smallest and seemingly most insignificant spaces can be pretty amazing. “Have you been on Pinterest?” asks Jessica as we enter the closet off the Havards’ master bedroom. For anyone who has visited the website, it is immediately evident why she asked. The space is light, well-organized and, well, beautiful! “Pinterest is what inspired me. I go on the website and look at all these projects people have done, and I think, ‘I can do some of this,’” said Jessica. As the site proclaims, “Pinterest is an online pinboard. Organize and share thingsHOMES.THECABIN.NET 11 you love.” Many Pinterest patrons share photos and ideas for home organization, and members add “pins” to their own virtual, themed bulletin boards. “I feel like the closet had good bones spacewise, but there was nothing exceptional about it,” Jessica said. The first step in her closet reorganization project was to create a holder for her costume jewelry. “I have all this great costume jewelry, but it was stuffed in a drawer, and my necklaces always came out in a giant ball,” she laughed. “I used a burlap-covered cork board and placed it in a wooden frame. Then I mounted iron pulls, a toilet paper holder, and hooks to the board, and I hang my jewelry from those,” she said. All materials used for the jewelry holder were purchased at Hobby Lobby in Conway. Jessica also incorporated decorative boxes for storage which are housed on the top shelf of the closet and in the built-in storage areas. Most of the boxes came from TJ Maxx, and the Havards

“My closet has never been my strong suit, but having everything so accessible now helps me be more organized and streamlined. I can get out of the house faster. You learn that you have to be organized with kids, and being organized on the front end certainly helps!”

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Unique finds at The Kitchen Store Your activities outside the home can often correlate with the style you should bring inside your home. If a Saturday at the flea market sounds dreamy to you, you may prefer more of an eclectic, collected look where if free time spent at a modern art museum is relaxing to you a sleek, uncluttered look may be where you should start. Another place to look for design style inspiration is your closet. The style you feel comfortable wearing is a great indication of the style you will feel comfortable living. Do you lean towards ruffles, bling, and sparkle? Then you may want to accessorize your home with these same things. Do you lean more towards traditional lines - traditional furniture styles may be the way to go for your furnishings. As you go through the process of finding your personal style please know that there is no right or wrong in your personal style. There are as many different styles as there are people and no one style is the “right” one. The style of another home may not fit your life and that is perfectly okay. You may love the clean,

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By Helen Lockhart was recently reviewing my articles from the past year making sure the topic I wanted to write about wasn’t a duplicate. As I read them I found that I was constantly talking about expressing your personal style and design that reflects your life and how you live it. But, what if you don’t know what your personal style is – what are some ways you can go about identifying what style is best for you? Tearing out magazine photos of design you like is one task that can reveal some surprising insights. Tear out the photos, ads, pictures from catalogs and magazines, photos of rooms, vacation spots, and clothes, even advertisements. If there is just one item in the photo that speaks to you still tear it out and circle it. Once you are done, walk away and come back to the folder in a week. This way you are getting a fresh look at the pictures and can start to see a common thread through all of them. This common thread will help you begin to define your unique style. Defining what you don’t like is imperative to discovering what you do like. This may seem a bit obvious but to actually tear out pictures from magazines of what you don’t like will help create definition around the look you are trying to achieve. Even simply having those pictures available to refer to every once in a while will be a great way to check your progress and ensure you are still on the right path. Once you have reviewed your photos have a look at your existing pieces and evaluate them the same way you did the magazine photos. Do you love the lines but not the fabric? Do you love everything except how uncomfortable it is? Or was it a hand me down that you can’t wait to get rid of? Also, as you go through your home look for patterns that repeat throughout animal prints, floral arrangements, antiques from resale stores, straight lines and minimal prints. These things that repeat are most likely things that are attractive to you and reflect your personal style - definitely use these as a guide.

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modern look of your neighbor’s living room but can be hard to make that work if you have a lot of antiques. Alternatively you might love the traditional, homey feel at your sister-in-law’s but it just isn’t the style for you if you like symmetry and no fuss decorating. Being honest with yourself about what you like in general versus what you like for your home will avoid certain disappointment once your project is complete. If you have done all of these things and are still struggling with defining your personal style, don’t hesitate to contact an interior designer. Even just an hour or two of time with a professional can help give you the clarity you need to achieve your personal style reflected in your home. Helen Lockhart is the owner of Red Chaise Designs, a full service interior design firm. Red Chaise Designs is located in Conway, where she lives with her husband, Paul, and two children. You can reach her at: helen@redchaise.com.

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be used for extra serving space during the holidays. It also has tiled floors for easy cleanup, along with bright walls colors used as accents with neutral shades throughout. There is custom cabinetry throughout this kitchen, with pull shelves throughout, including in the pantry. A separate dining room is also included in this home, and it exudes classic style, featuring hardwood flooring. The use of a chair rail gives this room some depth and texture, and the added custom chandelier is a touch of elegance. The bedrooms in this home have special features, including large closets – the master closet is oversized. Lots of additional storage and linen closets are available in both full bathrooms, and the master bathroom has a great built-in vanity. Other features include:

• Partially fenced yard with deck. • 50 amp plug in the third bay of the garage. • Separate laundry room with granite countertop and lots of storage and cabinetry. • Wired for Surround Sound with flush mount speakers. • Extensive landscaping and courtyard area in the front yard. • Decorative lighting and ceiling fans. • Dimmer switches on all recessed lighting through entire house. This home, listed for sale at $223,000, is a mustsee if you’re looking for custom construction, modern design styles and a great price. For more information or to arrange for a private viewing, please contact Kathy Nickles of Century 21 Dunaway & Hart Inc. of Conway at 501-339-6928.

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This property in Perry County is country living at its finest. In addition to a beautiful home with modern details, there are 8.8 acres of rolling meadow views. Offered for sale by Bill and Janet Tobias – the Tobey Team of Crye Leike Realtors, this home at 3035 Highway 60 in Perryville has three bedrooms and two full baths in 1,583 square feet. The home is one story with tall ceilings, inviting wall colors and wonderful hardwood flooring in the main living spaces. The home also includes a woodworking shop located off the main road – it’s would be great for a business or for a hobbyist. The workshop includes window air and a wood stove for heat, and much of the shelving and attached benches will stay. The main living area features a modern use of contrasting wall colors to create a feeling of openness. Separate seating areas can be created to encourage

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The Smith home features a blend of “traditional and antique pieces with small splashes of contemporary to avoid a one-dimensional style.”

WARM AND INVITING PERSONAL TOUCHES INSPIRED BY LOCAL BUSINESSES, ARTISTS By Jennifer Stanley Photos by Brandy Strain The Centennial Valley home of Ted and Laurie Smith exudes comfort and elegance. From the walk up the stone steps into the cozy interior, guests are immediately at ease. The Smith family is bit of a Conway staple, as Ted’s family has owned the Smith Ford dealership for about 95 years. “My husband’s family has lived here for many generations, so their history and tradition in the community are what ties us so closely to Conway. We have really enjoyed being part of a small but growing community and have established roots here with our family and friends and the school system. So it has really built a good foundation for our family,” Laurie said. The couple has two adult daughters, Emily and Margaret. They moved to Centennial Valley a little more HOMES.THECABIN.NET 3


three years ago in an effort to gain space for their family. “We really wanted to use our space for opening our home to family and friends. As our daughters get older and have families of their own, we wanted them to come home and have fun things to do. We also wanted a space we could really gather in and be comfortable,” Laurie said. Visitors enter via the foyer, and the formal dining area is immediately to the right, housing the requisite dining table, china cabinet and sideboard. Family china and silverware is on display, and the room is primarily used at holidays or on other special occasions that lend themselves to formal dining. Continuing past the staircase and dining area leads to the formal living room. The sofa and chairs are neutrally upholstered pieces; however, the artwork ranges from subdued prints to bold, contemporary paintings. Laurie does all of her own interior design and enjoys blending traditional and antique pieces with small splashes of contemporary to avoid onedimensional style. “Though my main furnishings are neutral in tone, I use a lot of color in the accessories. Or I might use an interesting chair or pillow. The coffee table is unusual and was crafted from a French iron gate and fencing from Paris. The mirror and chest in the living room are also both French antiques. While I enjoy these pieces, I also like mixing them with comfortable items, so it isn’t too ornate,” Laurie said. She unquestionably uses bold artwork to accentuate various spaces and displays three beautiful, modern works by Cheryl Payne in the formal living room. “I use a local fine arts gallery, Pictures, Etc., to acquire many of our pieces. We prefer to use local vendors and always want to support our community,” she said. The Smiths do have a few pieces that were purchased outside Arkansas, including a framed antique print of a harlequin that was purchased at a French antique store and copies of European prints that were acquired at a European art gallery in Washington DC. These prints adorn the wall between the formal living area and the kitchen. Her collection also includes two oil paintings by Arden Boyce and a beautiful, modern painting by Conway’s own Heather Mainord off the kitchen in the sitting area. She also has some glass art by James Hayes on the coffee table in the formal living area. The family area just off the kitchen houses a smaller version of the coffee table in the main living area. However, its foundation is smaller and is from a different piece of iron gating. A French antique wash basin hangs on the wall just off the kitchen. The Smiths undertook their most ambitious modification since purchasing their home this past summer when they reworked their back yard. “We were initially attracted to the area because of the neighbors and the fact my husband plays golf. The house provided the space we needed, a private office, and an open concept with the kitchen and family area. We back up to the woodlands, which gives us a great deal of privacy. We have deer, and we’ve seen coyotes. We see lots of birds, so it’s very private, quiet and relaxing in the back, but when we walk out the front door we have the golfing community and families with children. So we really do have the best of both worlds,” Laurie explained. The Smiths wanted to add to the comfort of their 4 HOMES / DECEMBER 2011


Laurie Smith loves to entertain in her dining room for the holidays and family gatherings. HOMES.THECABIN.NET 5


A new addition this year to the Smith’s backyard is the fire pit and seating area. They wanted to make this outdoor area an extension of their indoor space.

interior by extending it to their exterior. “We’ve really tried to transform the back to additional outdoor living space by using furniture that sort of lends itself to an outdoor living room. We added stonework around the swimming pool to give it an updated, sleeker look, but we also tried to utilize materials that would work with the woods to keep the natural feel. We also added the fire pit for gathering and a water feature with simple, clean lines that would be in keeping with the woods and the color in the stone and the brick of the house,” Laurie said. They also added landscaping, placed by The Plant Outlet in Conway. In addition to the outdoor furnishings, they installed privacy curtains and a television on the patio, creating a more inviting space. Explains Laurie, “We really wanted the back yard and deck to be an extension of the home.” Mission accomplished.


DESIGN

Finding your personal style

By Helen Lockhart

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was recently reviewing my articles from the past year making sure the topic I wanted to write about wasn’t a duplicate. As I read them I found that I was constantly talking about expressing your personal style and design that reflects your life and how you live it. But, what if you don’t know what your personal style is – what are some ways you can go about identifying what style is best for you? Tearing out magazine photos of design you like is one task that can reveal some surprising insights. Tear out the photos, ads, pictures from catalogs and magazines, photos of rooms, vacation spots, and clothes, even advertisements. If there is just one item in the photo that speaks to you still tear it out and circle it. Once you are done, walk away and come back to the folder in a week. This way you are getting a fresh look at the pictures and can start to see a common thread through all of them. This common thread will help you begin to define your unique style. Defining what you don’t like is imperative to discovering what you do like. This may seem a bit obvious but to actually tear out pictures from magazines of what you don’t like will help create definition around the look you are trying to achieve. Even simply having those pictures available to refer to every once in a while will be a great way to check your progress and ensure you are still on the right path. Once you have reviewed your photos have a look at your existing pieces and evaluate them the same way you did the magazine photos. Do you love the lines but not the fabric? Do you love everything except how uncomfortable it is? Or was it a hand me down that you can’t wait to get rid of? Also, as you go through your home look for patterns that repeat throughout animal prints, floral arrangements, antiques from resale stores, straight lines and minimal prints. These things that repeat are most likely things that are attractive to you and reflect your personal style - definitely use these as a guide.

Your activities outside the home can often correlate with the style you should bring inside your home. If a Saturday at the flea market sounds dreamy to you, you may prefer more of an eclectic, collected look where if free time spent at a modern art museum is relaxing to you a sleek, uncluttered look may be where you should start. Another place to look for design style inspiration is your closet. The style you feel comfortable wearing is a great indication of the style you will feel comfortable living. Do you lean towards ruffles, bling, and sparkle? Then you may want to accessorize your home with these same things. Do you lean more towards traditional lines - traditional furniture styles may be the way to go for your furnishings. As you go through the process of finding your personal style please know that there is no right or wrong in your personal style. There are as many different styles as there are people and no one style is the “right” one. The style of another home may not fit your life and that is perfectly okay. You may love the clean,

modern look of your neighbor’s living room but can be hard to make that work if you have a lot of antiques. Alternatively you might love the traditional, homey feel at your sister-in-law’s but it just isn’t the style for you if you like symmetry and no fuss decorating. Being honest with yourself about what you like in general versus what you like for your home will avoid certain disappointment once your project is complete. If you have done all of these things and are still struggling with defining your personal style, don’t hesitate to contact an interior designer. Even just an hour or two of time with a professional can help give you the clarity you need to achieve your personal style reflected in your home. Helen Lockhart is the owner of Red Chaise Designs, a full service interior design firm. Red Chaise Designs is located in Conway, where she lives with her husband, Paul, and two children. You can reach her at: helen@redchaise.com.

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The Havard’s master bedroom closet is now an organized, accessible space thanks to a recent closet reorganization.

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HAVAR D C LO S ET

ORGANIZATION SKILLS WEBSITE ‘PINTEREST’ INSPIRES WALK-IN CLOSET REMODEL By Jennifer Stanley Photos by Brandy Strain Nestled within the West Conway home of Jason, Jessica and John Hall Havard is an organizer’s paradise in the form of a walk-in closet. Jessica’s vision proves that with determination and a good idea, even the smallest and seemingly most insignificant spaces can be pretty amazing. “Have you been on Pinterest?” asks Jessica as we enter the closet off the Havards’ master bedroom. For anyone who has visited the website, it is immediately evident why she asked. The space is light, well-organized and, well, beautiful! “Pinterest is what inspired me. I go on the website and look at all these projects people have done, and I think, ‘I can do some of this,’” said Jessica. As the site proclaims, “Pinterest is an online pinboard. Organize and share things you love.” Many Pinterest patrons share photos and ideas for home organization, and members add “pins” to their own virtual, themed bulletin boards. “I feel like the closet had good bones spacewise, but there was nothing exceptional about it,” Jessica said. The first step in her closet reorganization project was to create a holder for her costume jewelry. “I have all this great costume jewelry, but it was stuffed in a drawer, and my necklaces always came out in a giant ball,” she laughed. “I used a burlap-covered cork board and placed it in a wooden frame. Then I mounted iron pulls, a toilet paper holder, and hooks to the board, and I hang my jewelry from those,” she said. All materials used for the jewelry holder were purchased at Hobby Lobby in Conway. Jessica also incorporated decorative boxes for storage which are housed on the top shelf of the closet and in the built-in storage areas. Most of the boxes came from TJ Maxx, and the Havards HOMES.THECABIN.NET 9


Jessica Havard’s jewelry was reorganized using a burlap-covered cork board and iron pulls and hooks. All of these materials were purchased locally at Hobby Lobby.

use them to store various paper items that were previously lying open in the closet. “Adding the boxes made the closet a little more homey and fabulous. There is no need to see the checkbook lying around,” said Jessica. Jessica also painted the closet a fun, light blue 10 HOMES / DECEMBER 2011

color that she already had in storage. From there, the project literally moved around her closet. She included organized areas for her bags and scarves and sorted her clothes by color and type for easy access. An ottoman is located in the center of the space to provide a dressing area.

“My closet has never been my strong suit, but having everything so accessible now helps me be more organized and streamlined. I can get out of the house faster. You learn that you have to be organized with kids, and being organized on the front end certainly helps!”


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Unique finds at The Kitchen Store 1. Gingerbread cookie jar, $39.99; candy dish $17.99; platter $23.99; dip bowl, $15.99; serving bowl, $27.99; cocoa, $1.50. 2. Christmas apron, $29.99. 3. Assorted spreaders, $3.99-7.99. 4. Cook book Santa, $32.99. 5. Boxed cookies, $2.50; and assorted Christmas serving pieces. 6. My Brother’s Salsa, $7.99. 7. Arkansas pot holder, $11.99. 8. Happy birthday Jesus plate, $12.99. 9. Assorted Christmas towels available.

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Perry County home with 8.8 acres

By Colleen Holt 3035 Highway 60, Perryville 1,583 square feet 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths 8.8 acres Bill and Janet Tobias – The Tobey Team (501) 358-0023 This property in Perry County is country living at its finest. In addition to a beautiful home with modern details, there are 8.8 acres of rolling meadow views. Offered for sale by Bill and Janet Tobias – the Tobey Team of Crye Leike Realtors, this home at 3035 Highway 60 in Perryville has three bedrooms and two full baths in 1,583 square feet. The home is one story with tall ceilings, inviting wall colors and wonderful hardwood flooring in the main living spaces. The home also includes a woodworking shop located off the main road – it’s would be great for a business or for a hobbyist. The workshop includes window air and a wood stove for heat, and much of the shelving and attached benches will stay. The main living area features a modern use of contrasting wall colors to create a feeling of openness. Separate seating areas can be created to encourage

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friends and family to gather together in one room. A main feature of this room is a spectacular brick fireplace which reaches to the top of the high ceiling. The eat-in kitchen is up to date and well designed. It has granite and solid surface counters, an abundance of custom wood cabinets and a breakfast bar. Included with the home are the dishwasher, disposal, free-standing stove and gas range and microwave. All three bedrooms are on the same level, and one bedroom is perfectly suited to be transformed into a home office. The spacious master suite is carpeted and includes a walk-in closet and an area for separate seating – perfect for reading or watching television. The bathrooms are tiled in all wet areas and include solid

surface counters and walk-in showers One particularly exciting feature in this home is the three season room overlooking the back yard. Other features include: • Partially fenced yard. • Separate laundry room. • Above-ground pool. • Stocked pond. • RV home pad with hookup. Listed for sale at $229,000, this home is perfect for a family hoping to have some land in addition to a beautiful house in which to live. For more information or to arrange for a private viewing, please contact Bill or Janet Tobias at 501-358-0023 today.


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F E AT U R E H O M E

Beautiful home in Chateau Estates

By Colleen Holt

7 Chateau Estates, Greenbrier 2,270 square feet 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath Kathy Nickles, Century 21, Dunaway & Hart Inc., (501) 339-6928

A beautiful home in a quiet country subdivision is waiting for you in Chateau Estates near Greenbrier in the Wooster Elementary School District. Offered for sale by Century 21, Dunaway & Hart Inc., this custom-built home at 7 Chateau Estates has a nice split floor plan design with two bedrooms on each side. Extensive crown molding is used throughout the 2,270 square feet, which features an open floor plan and room for every member of the family. In the lovely family room, features include built-in bookshelves on either side of the gas-insert fireplace with extra deep closed cabinetry on the bottom. This room is bathed in neutral colors and fantastic tiled floors, offering an open feeling that is inviting to all who enter. The kitchen is well-organized and full of upgrades that make it a chef’s dream. This kitchen features solid surface granite countertops, custom pull-out cabinets and a nice breakfast bar area that could also

be used for extra serving space during the holidays. It also has tiled floors for easy cleanup, along with bright walls colors used as accents with neutral shades throughout. There is custom cabinetry throughout this kitchen, with pull shelves throughout, including in the pantry. A separate dining room is also included in this home, and it exudes classic style, featuring hardwood flooring. The use of a chair rail gives this room some depth and texture, and the added custom chandelier is a touch of elegance. The bedrooms in this home have special features, including large closets – the master closet is oversized. Lots of additional storage and linen closets are available in both full bathrooms, and the master bathroom has a great built-in vanity. Other features include:

• Partially fenced yard with deck. • 50 amp plug in the third bay of the garage. • Separate laundry room with granite countertop and lots of storage and cabinetry. • Wired for Surround Sound with flush mount speakers. • Extensive landscaping and courtyard area in the front yard. • Decorative lighting and ceiling fans. • Dimmer switches on all recessed lighting through entire house. This home, listed for sale at $223,000, is a mustsee if you’re looking for custom construction, modern design styles and a great price. For more information or to arrange for a private viewing, please contact Kathy Nickles of Century 21 Dunaway & Hart Inc. of Conway at 501-339-6928.

SE RVICE DI R ECTORY Air/Heat XTREME HEATING & COOLING *SALES*SERVICE*INSTALLATION* RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL COMPETITIVE RATES-HVACR LICENSED, INSURED SERVING FAULKNER & TRI COUNTIES (501)249-0773

Asphalt

JIMMY JOHN’S hot mix asphalt paving & seal coating. Drives smooth, sweeps clean. Free estimates. 10% off when you mention this ad. Call Jimmy John @ (501)205-9491

Attorneys

Matthew W. Adlong Experienced Attorney-Free Consultation (501)327-4457 or (800)499-4457

Backhoe

A-1 SEPTIC SYSTEMS, installed and repaired. Backhoe, dozer, dump truck, and Ditchwitch. Driveways, lots cleared and leveled, gravel, shale, sand, topsoil, fill dirt. Holliman’s, (501)450-2800 or (501)589-3622. BACKHOE, TRACKHOE, AND DOZER. Roads, driveways repaired, lots cleared. (501)470-1751. Tom Capps.

Cabinets CUSTOM BUILT cabinets and entertainment centers. Arkansas Cabinets. (501)327-4590 Some of the greatest bargains of this or any season are offered for sale in the Classified columns. Call (501)3272727.

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Carpet

3-ROOM SPECIAL, JUST $99!! Emergency water removal. 24-hours! Check out our website for discounts & coupons! (501)269-8800 www.homeandhearthcarpets.com

Construction

Instruction

WHEN EXPERIENCE counts, Crabtree Home Improvements is here for you. 35 years experience. You name it, we do it. We specialize in decks! (501)215-3117 or (501)759-2438

PIANO LESSONS for all ages. First lesson free! Learn to read music & play by ear. References available. Member MTNA, MTACA. $15 per lesson. (501)470-5439

Detailing

Landscaping

DRAINAGE PROBLEM? WE HAVE SOLUTIONS! Free estimates. (501)269-8517

Child Care

ADDITIONS. BATH & kitchen remodels. Siding. Windows. Flooring. Commercial. (501)679-1645, (501)428-0645

LULLABIES INFANT CARE Openings beginning January 2nd. 6 weeks-walkers. 2-1 ratio. Registered, experienced in nursing & Early Childhood Development. Great references! Ask for Angel or Trish (501)339-1135 or (870)378-4780 OPENINGS NOW! Full & part-time. 7 days a week! Experienced, licensed, in-home childcare. Fun, structured activities! Great rates! Exc. ref.! Drop-ins welcome! (501)470-3101

Cleaning Residential/Commercial CHRISTIAN NON-SMOKING lady would like to help with your housework. Call Sherry (501)329-2375 home (501)733-2104. HOUSECLEANING SPECIALIST or can sit with the elderly, cook and clean. Great references & my own transportation. Call Mary @ (501)306-9113 RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL CLEANING. 10 years’ exp. Free estimates, ref. Reasonable rates. Conway, Morrilton areas. Pat (501)354-3974.

Construction NEW HOME construction or home remodeling. Licensed & insured. Arkansas Construction. (501)327-5216

Remodeling/ Resurfacing

BRITTON DETAIL SHOP WASH, WAX & DETAIL

INSURED for PICK-UP & DELIVERY

FREE ESTIMATES (501)472-1826 cell, (501)327-2530 wk.

SPRINKLER SYSTEM installation, maintenance & repair!! Drainage solutions. Stone & paver work. Trees, shrubs & sod. Landscape design & installation. All your landscaping needs!! Free estimates (501)269-8517 or (501)730-2585

Painting

Excavating

CONCRETE SLABS, driveways, lots cleared and leveled, gravel, sand, topsoil, fill dirt. Licensed & insured. Arkansas Construction. (501)327-5216

Handyman

HOME REPAIR & ROOM ADDITIONS Kitchen & baths. Interior & exterior. Senior & Military discounts. Licensed and insured! (501)329-8012

KSI CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Remodeling, additions, painting & roofing. (501)733-1488, (501)336-5650.

Roofing

Fence

CENTRAL FENCING Co. serving all of Central Arkansas. Free estimates, privacy fenced, barbed wire, vinyl, iron, chain link, repairs, custom & much more. (501)837-3669

HOME REMODELING SOLUTIONS Home winterization specials. Bathrooms, decks, tile, flooring & more! We do it ALL!!! Licensed & bonded!! (501)205-3023 or (501)352-6369

(501)327-1137- FREE ESTIMATES ● Exteriors ● Interiors ● Houses Commercial Buildings ● New Houses ● Pressure Washing ● Work Guaranteed

DAVID’S COMPLETE HANDYMAN SERVICE. We do it all! Senior Citizen’s Discount. (501)472-1028.

PROFESSIONAL PAINTER with 14 years experience. No job too small! Free estimates. Interior/exterior. Residential/commercial. Guaranteed lowest price! (501)288-2558

Do you need cash? Have you tried classified? Call (501)327-2727 today!

Shop the classified each day.

BROCK ROOFING Metal, wood, tear-off, whatever you need! Call Ricky Brock (501)730-0184.

TRI-LAKES ROOFING

Roof repairs, $75 & up! Specializing in flat roofs and all types of roof! Free estimates! 930 Wingate Bldg. E. (501)329-3335

Tree Service RIVER VALLEY TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, removing & stump grinding. 10% Senior Discount! Free estimates! Bonded & Insured. 27 years experience! (479)970-1597


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