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2013

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This bathroom was small and outdated. The homeowner wanted a modern space that felt less confined and more airy.

ILLUSION BATH

The monochromatic color palette and new lighting plan help the space feel bright and open. The tile continues around the entire room, floor to ceiling, making the space feel and appear larger than it is. Floating vanity and a frameless shower door contribute to the openness while adding an air of modernism.

Too often the existing footprint of a kitchen or bath is restrictive and hinders the function of the space. A lot of the time this is due to the home’s age. As homes age, the way we live changes. The family lifestyle of the 1950’s is much different than the family lifestyle of the common millennial family. For example, we frequently have multiple working family members which has changed eating dynamics. Socially, the kitchen used to be a secluded space sealed off from the rest of the home. Now it’s where guests naturally gather and hangout. Today, the kitchen also holds many other functions such as office work and kid’s hobbies. The purpose of the modern kitchen is continually evolving from a single-use space into a multi-purpose area. This reinforces the need for having the proper team in place to address all issues from design to execution. Ideally, clients want to embark on a “turnkey” project. This means that everything, from floors to cabinets to structural work, is done in one fell swoop. Oftentimes, finding designers and contractors that can mesh well together on projects can be a bit of a struggle, or finding an accredited full-service remodeling business with design professionals can pose a challenge. This is where Ewing Cabinet Company and Ewing Building & Remodeling come into place. Here at Marlington and Main, our full-service design and remodeling team operate under one roof. This makes a “turnkey” project much more manageable because your contractor and designer work side by side. Just as there is no limit to the imagination, the client is presented with limitless possibilities because the Ewing team is there. The client is left with an amazing, updated space, and the Ewing team has successfully added images to their “before and after” portfolio. These images show the craftsmanship and pride put into each and every project, and the entire Ewing team is left with something to be proud of. E

B E F O R E

Marlington & Main Showroom

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B E F O R E

B E F O R E

This dilapidated old store front was in dire need of renovation. The façade needed an extreme makeover. The floor space was divided into three long and narrow dated units, the drop ceiling made the space feel short and the fluorescent lighting was cold and overbearing. The space was completely gutted offering new configuration and 14 foot open ceilings. The new design showroom hosts 12 vignette showcases each offering unique features and style to appeal to all budgets, lifestyles and personal taste. The ceiling and floor were selected to be black to set the stage for displays. The goal of Marlington & Main was to open minds to available options, combinations and to create a “WOW” at every turn.

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T R A N S F O R M A T I O N

Twenty 12 Bath

This original 1920’s bathroom served as the master, but the narrow configuration made it difficult for even one person to maneuver. The homeowners were ready for a master bath that was in keeping with their needs and style.

B E F O R E

Virginia Oak

A true master bath was created by stealing space from an adjacent room, allowing to widen and create a his and hers set up, bringing this bath from nineteen twenty to twenty twelve. Warm neutral tones were used to create a peaceful spa like feel.

The designer will incorporate this knowledge into a new space plan that fits the client’s needs, wants and style. Your designer should be able to guide you through the selection process so that your material choices evoke the look and maintenance you have set out to achieve. The next crucial member of your transformation team is your contractor. It is important to select a reputable, licensed contractor who has a great working relationship with your kitchen and bath specialist. The contractor will execute the vision of the designer. Your contractor should be able to educate you on the structural limitations of the existing space, the requirements of local building codes and offer creative and economical solutions to logistical issues. A collaborative relationship between the designer and the contractor will encourage a broader range of possibilities.

Dollars & SENSE S

o often, designers are asked “How can I achieve the look I want when I have a budget?” Whether you are working on a full-scale, multiple room renovation or just upgrading your kitchen or bath, an insightful designer will carefully select products, design elements and accessories that will create the desired look while being mindful of the budget. When starting a major renovation project, the first task at hand is to determine what you are willing to invest in the project. Once this is determined, your next step is finding a team that has the quality, standards and credibility you are looking for. After selecting a team for your project, you must develop a rapport with your designer so that you can discuss the topic of budget. It is important to be able trust your designer and talk about your budget openly. At Ewing Cabinet Company, it is the designer’s job to give you the very best while staying in your budget. Whether your budget is very tight or more open ended, Ewing Cabinet Company has knowledgeable designers and a variety of products that allow for stylish and functional designs for every budget...

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This kitchen did not complement the beauty and style of this elegant Virginia home. The poor traffic flow of this galley style design made its function as unattractive as its appearance.

B E F O R E BB EE FF OO RR EE

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The elegance of the beautiful white cabinetry paired with classic oak, modernized by a dark truffle finish, will allow this kitchen to remain timeless. The kitchen’s new classic look becomes the perfect back drop for incorporating accent pieces that draw from current design trends. The removal of the wall to the great room and the introduction of an island changed the traffic flow and improved the view and function of the space.

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

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D O L L A R S

LENOX BATH The new furniture piece vanity with decorative crystal knobs and elegant sconces gave this room an air of sophistication.

Bostonian Bath

A N D

S E N S E

T R A N S F O R M A T I O N

One rule of budget savvy designing is “small choices can make a big impact on the cost.” The first, and often the most impactful, is the choice of the cabinetry manufacturer. Here at Ewing Cabinet Company, we work with a variety of cabinet lines, each of which has specific offerings geared to different styles and budgets. Our designers will help you choose the cabinet line that is best for your project. Within each line, decisions can be made that will have a positive impact on the budget without negatively impacting the look of the space. For example, many cabinet lines have multiple options for the drawer front. The simplest kind is a slab drawer front and a more elaborate option is a decorative five piece front. This may seem like a minor choice but it can make a significant impact on overall cost. Customers can select their favorite door and add savings by pairing it with a simple slab style drawer. This budget friendly choice is now a clean, crisp backdrop for some elegant hardware. Another area in which a homeowner often has a strong preference is wood species. Again, there are still ways to make educated decisions so that the final look is not compromised by the budget. For example, when a customer wants the richness of cherry but the budget would lend itself more to maple, a less expensive alternative, the designer can propose several scenarios. The first scenario would be to put a cherrylike stain on the Maple wood species. The second scenario would be to provide a way to offset the upgrade cost for cherry. The choice of door style is an excellent way to do to this.

Glam Kitchen

B E F O R E

T

he transformation of a new space begins with careful planning. When starting a new remodeling project such as a kitchen or bathroom, it is important to find a certified and/or accredited kitchen and bath specialist. This person will become your advisor as well as your designer. He or she should be able to evaluate your space, not only for aesthetic updates but also improvements to the functionality and flow of the space. A talented designer will be able to evaluate traffic patterns, storage needs, function of neighboring rooms, current amenities and structural hindrances such as windows and doorways.

B E F O R E

B E F O R E

B O S T O N I A N B E F O R E

&

A F T E R

This master bath was a maze of small rooms lined with wallpaper and accented with color tiles and brass fixtures. Many walls were removed and the space was transformed by a black and white color palette enhanced with accents of glass and polished chrome. Before the shower and tub were overbearing and unattractive, now the shower and the tub with their unique features are the stars of the show.

3

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

The client wanted an overall classic kitchen but fresh space, so we added transitional elements to give it an updated look. This kitchen now has high fashion accents like black lacquer trim, full mirror backsplash that runs up behind the glass cabinets, and two crystal and chrome chandeliers. Great storage accessories such as a magic blind corner and a pull out for cutting boards, just to name a few, keeps the clients organized.

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

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D O L L A R S

TRANSFORMATION

before and afters

A N D

S E N S E

Selecting a simpler door will balance the percentage increase of the cherry wood species. This same principle of “small changes can make a big impact in savings” can be applied to the other areas of the design such as countertop selection, backsplash options, and design elements. A knowledgeable designer will educate his or her client on the options available while making recommendations that are in tune with the overall look and in keeping with the budget. Another rule of thumb for budget conscious designing is “the more information the better.” The more a designer knows about the likes and dislikes of the client, the better prepared he or she is to create the perfect space while staying within the budget. The use of inspiration photographs and conversation can give the designer a better picture of the “must-haves”, the “can live with outs” and the “can’t stands”. The designer will lead in a discussion of give and takes so that the client makes informed decisions about their final selections. Knowing that every selection along the way impacts the style, function, and budget, an informed designer will develop a comprehensive plan that meets the client’s needs. E

High Contrast Clean lines of the slab door style and continuous hardware in combination with the dark Maple cabinets and crisp white countertops provided just what the homeowner longed for. Attention to details such as the integrated full height backsplash and the waterfall leg of the peninsula ensured that the desired contemporary look was achieved.

STEEL STRENGTH

This glamorous kitchen was born when we had the ability to remove two walls in the former space. Specifically, we relocated a laundry room, removed a doorway to the basement and opened up the kitchen to the breakfast nook. These major changes allowed the designer to address some major space planning issues.

B E F O R E

7

The former space was completely cramped and uninviting. The client enjoys cooking, specifically while entertaining, to make it a social experience with guests. We kept the cook top in the center of the room for this reason but made the island much larger on either side. With the removal of a basement door, the designer was able to keep traffic flow to the outside of the island allowing the cook to have an uninterrupted workspace. The built-in Subzero Refrigeration was integrated seamlessly into the cabinetry and is in good location to the cook and guests at the bar area. The bar area stands outside of the work zone for anyone to help themselves. The pop up at the island allows visitors to naturally gather around for conversation. The six inch legs on the corner of the island were placed at a 45 degree angle for drama. The built in oven was raised above standard for ergonomic purposes.

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

B E F O R E

S T E E L

S T R E N G T H

B E F O R E

&

A F T E R

This large kitchen was hidden away at the back of the house making access to and from the space difficult. The unusual placement of the spiral staircase, heavy molding and oversized cherry cabinetry was dated and confusing. The arched entrance way provided the necessary passage from the front of the house to the new heart of the home. A neutral palette with a variety of textures takes this kitchen from drab to fabulous.

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

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2013

LIFE TREND INSPIRATION

“Equestrian inspired items are very popular right now and also items with the Union Jack and London with the recent Olympics. We also look at trends of Fashion Week in New York, as this is a great indication of what will be popular within home furnishings within the next year or so” – Edith-Anne Duncan, Designs By Duncan

integration

We pulled 17 local experts in the fields of home & garden, clothing & accessories, food & beverage, vehicles & travel, and health & beauty to hear what is current in their market. By gathering their thoughts and pulling our own research and ideas, we have developed a collage of trending lifestyle phenomena. While pulling together all information, we found some recurring themes across the board. Overall, we have narrowed down to 5 main movements in current trends: Nude and Gray Tones, Bold Accent Color Details, Integration and hybrid products, Customization and personalization, and Transitional style, which pulls the best of contemporary and traditional together. Get inspired!

CUSTOMIZATION

On a Whim has seen an increase in customization and personalization with Monogram style items

“In all of our classes, we utilize fresh ingredients and try to avoid canned and frozen foods as much as possible.  In our seafood and sushi classes we use fresh fish which is shipped to us overnight so that it's the freshest available.  All the seafood we use in those classes is available to customers by special order every week” –Roya Gharavi, Gourmet Pantry

Duncan Auto is preparing for the arrival of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ loaded with current vehicle trends such as the glass roof, push button shift controls and My Touch Lincoln technology developed by Microsoft.

Women across the board are loving the colored jean trend at Punch Boutique

BOLD ACCENTS

“We are entering into a time of greater self-service. People want to control portions and cost for themselves.” –Roger Henderson, Frosty Parrot Yogurt Creations

Nudes & Grays G & H Appliance has seen an increase of sales in counter depth refrigeration, wood paneled appliances, and professional style cooking products.

Best Wishes strikes a trend working unique earthy materials such as metals, mosses, bamboo and art-glass

You can get the latest trends in nail art such as Shellac, 3D, Velvet, Caviar, Newspaper and floral all at Polished by Claire V.

TRANSITIONAL Wireless technology, such as the sonos wireless music distribution system, is a crowd favorite at Audiotronics

Low V.O.C. self priming paint with a washable finish in gray neutrals has been a trend at Valley Paint & Decorating

Morris Tile showcases low-maintenance porcelain tile that with technological advances in digital photography look almost identical to natural stones such as Carrara marble.

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“Trends in baked goods are often influenced by international cultures; Macaroons from France, Tiramisu from Italy, Scones from England and Cupcakes from America.” – Lynn Huber, Our Daily Bread

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

Retro style filament bulbs, LED technology, brushed gold and polished nickel are all increasing interest at State Electric Lighting Supply CO.

“I think manufacturers will continue to push the contemporary styles in plumbing, lighting and appliances. I am very interested to see what happens with the trend for finishes for appliances. I think it could become a big change. “– Jackie Gardner, Ferguson Enterprise

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

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2013

LIFE TREND INSPIRATION

“Equestrian inspired items are very popular right now and also items with the Union Jack and London with the recent Olympics. We also look at trends of Fashion Week in New York, as this is a great indication of what will be popular within home furnishings within the next year or so” – Edith-Anne Duncan, Designs By Duncan

integration

We pulled 17 local experts in the fields of home & garden, clothing & accessories, food & beverage, vehicles & travel, and health & beauty to hear what is current in their market. By gathering their thoughts and pulling our own research and ideas, we have developed a collage of trending lifestyle phenomena. While pulling together all information, we found some recurring themes across the board. Overall, we have narrowed down to 5 main movements in current trends: Nude and Gray Tones, Bold Accent Color Details, Integration and hybrid products, Customization and personalization, and Transitional style, which pulls the best of contemporary and traditional together. Get inspired!

CUSTOMIZATION

On a Whim has seen an increase in customization and personalization with Monogram style items

“In all of our classes, we utilize fresh ingredients and try to avoid canned and frozen foods as much as possible.  In our seafood and sushi classes we use fresh fish which is shipped to us overnight so that it's the freshest available.  All the seafood we use in those classes is available to customers by special order every week” –Roya Gharavi, Gourmet Pantry

Duncan Auto is preparing for the arrival of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ loaded with current vehicle trends such as the glass roof, push button shift controls and My Touch Lincoln technology developed by Microsoft.

Women across the board are loving the colored jean trend at Punch Boutique

BOLD ACCENTS

“We are entering into a time of greater self-service. People want to control portions and cost for themselves.” –Roger Henderson, Frosty Parrot Yogurt Creations

Nudes & Grays G & H Appliance has seen an increase of sales in counter depth refrigeration, wood paneled appliances, and professional style cooking products.

Best Wishes strikes a trend working unique earthy materials such as metals, mosses, bamboo and art-glass

You can get the latest trends in nail art such as Shellac, 3D, Velvet, Caviar, Newspaper and floral all at Polished by Claire V.

TRANSITIONAL Wireless technology, such as the sonos wireless music distribution system, is a crowd favorite at Audiotronics

Low V.O.C. self priming paint with a washable finish in gray neutrals has been a trend at Valley Paint & Decorating

Morris Tile showcases low-maintenance porcelain tile that with technological advances in digital photography look almost identical to natural stones such as Carrara marble.

5

“Trends in baked goods are often influenced by international cultures; Macaroons from France, Tiramisu from Italy, Scones from England and Cupcakes from America.” – Lynn Huber, Our Daily Bread

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

Retro style filament bulbs, LED technology, brushed gold and polished nickel are all increasing interest at State Electric Lighting Supply CO.

“I think manufacturers will continue to push the contemporary styles in plumbing, lighting and appliances. I am very interested to see what happens with the trend for finishes for appliances. I think it could become a big change. “– Jackie Gardner, Ferguson Enterprise

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

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D O L L A R S

TRANSFORMATION

before and afters

A N D

S E N S E

Selecting a simpler door will balance the percentage increase of the cherry wood species. This same principle of “small changes can make a big impact in savings” can be applied to the other areas of the design such as countertop selection, backsplash options, and design elements. A knowledgeable designer will educate his or her client on the options available while making recommendations that are in tune with the overall look and in keeping with the budget. Another rule of thumb for budget conscious designing is “the more information the better.” The more a designer knows about the likes and dislikes of the client, the better prepared he or she is to create the perfect space while staying within the budget. The use of inspiration photographs and conversation can give the designer a better picture of the “must-haves”, the “can live with outs” and the “can’t stands”. The designer will lead in a discussion of give and takes so that the client makes informed decisions about their final selections. Knowing that every selection along the way impacts the style, function, and budget, an informed designer will develop a comprehensive plan that meets the client’s needs. E

High Contrast Clean lines of the slab door style and continuous hardware in combination with the dark Maple cabinets and crisp white countertops provided just what the homeowner longed for. Attention to details such as the integrated full height backsplash and the waterfall leg of the peninsula ensured that the desired contemporary look was achieved.

STEEL STRENGTH

This glamorous kitchen was born when we had the ability to remove two walls in the former space. Specifically, we relocated a laundry room, removed a doorway to the basement and opened up the kitchen to the breakfast nook. These major changes allowed the designer to address some major space planning issues.

B E F O R E

7

The former space was completely cramped and uninviting. The client enjoys cooking, specifically while entertaining, to make it a social experience with guests. We kept the cook top in the center of the room for this reason but made the island much larger on either side. With the removal of a basement door, the designer was able to keep traffic flow to the outside of the island allowing the cook to have an uninterrupted workspace. The built-in Subzero Refrigeration was integrated seamlessly into the cabinetry and is in good location to the cook and guests at the bar area. The bar area stands outside of the work zone for anyone to help themselves. The pop up at the island allows visitors to naturally gather around for conversation. The six inch legs on the corner of the island were placed at a 45 degree angle for drama. The built in oven was raised above standard for ergonomic purposes.

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

B E F O R E

S T E E L

S T R E N G T H

B E F O R E

&

A F T E R

This large kitchen was hidden away at the back of the house making access to and from the space difficult. The unusual placement of the spiral staircase, heavy molding and oversized cherry cabinetry was dated and confusing. The arched entrance way provided the necessary passage from the front of the house to the new heart of the home. A neutral palette with a variety of textures takes this kitchen from drab to fabulous.

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

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D O L L A R S

LENOX BATH The new furniture piece vanity with decorative crystal knobs and elegant sconces gave this room an air of sophistication.

Bostonian Bath

A N D

S E N S E

T R A N S F O R M A T I O N

One rule of budget savvy designing is “small choices can make a big impact on the cost.” The first, and often the most impactful, is the choice of the cabinetry manufacturer. Here at Ewing Cabinet Company, we work with a variety of cabinet lines, each of which has specific offerings geared to different styles and budgets. Our designers will help you choose the cabinet line that is best for your project. Within each line, decisions can be made that will have a positive impact on the budget without negatively impacting the look of the space. For example, many cabinet lines have multiple options for the drawer front. The simplest kind is a slab drawer front and a more elaborate option is a decorative five piece front. This may seem like a minor choice but it can make a significant impact on overall cost. Customers can select their favorite door and add savings by pairing it with a simple slab style drawer. This budget friendly choice is now a clean, crisp backdrop for some elegant hardware. Another area in which a homeowner often has a strong preference is wood species. Again, there are still ways to make educated decisions so that the final look is not compromised by the budget. For example, when a customer wants the richness of cherry but the budget would lend itself more to maple, a less expensive alternative, the designer can propose several scenarios. The first scenario would be to put a cherrylike stain on the Maple wood species. The second scenario would be to provide a way to offset the upgrade cost for cherry. The choice of door style is an excellent way to do to this.

Glam Kitchen

B E F O R E

T

he transformation of a new space begins with careful planning. When starting a new remodeling project such as a kitchen or bathroom, it is important to find a certified and/or accredited kitchen and bath specialist. This person will become your advisor as well as your designer. He or she should be able to evaluate your space, not only for aesthetic updates but also improvements to the functionality and flow of the space. A talented designer will be able to evaluate traffic patterns, storage needs, function of neighboring rooms, current amenities and structural hindrances such as windows and doorways.

B E F O R E

B E F O R E

B O S T O N I A N B E F O R E

&

A F T E R

This master bath was a maze of small rooms lined with wallpaper and accented with color tiles and brass fixtures. Many walls were removed and the space was transformed by a black and white color palette enhanced with accents of glass and polished chrome. Before the shower and tub were overbearing and unattractive, now the shower and the tub with their unique features are the stars of the show.

3

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

The client wanted an overall classic kitchen but fresh space, so we added transitional elements to give it an updated look. This kitchen now has high fashion accents like black lacquer trim, full mirror backsplash that runs up behind the glass cabinets, and two crystal and chrome chandeliers. Great storage accessories such as a magic blind corner and a pull out for cutting boards, just to name a few, keeps the clients organized.

THE EWING COMPANIES • 1701 S. MAIN ST. BLACKSBURG, VA 24060 • 540-951-0544 • EWINGCABINET.COM

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T R A N S F O R M A T I O N

Twenty 12 Bath

This original 1920’s bathroom served as the master, but the narrow configuration made it difficult for even one person to maneuver. The homeowners were ready for a master bath that was in keeping with their needs and style.

B E F O R E

Virginia Oak

A true master bath was created by stealing space from an adjacent room, allowing to widen and create a his and hers set up, bringing this bath from nineteen twenty to twenty twelve. Warm neutral tones were used to create a peaceful spa like feel.

The designer will incorporate this knowledge into a new space plan that fits the client’s needs, wants and style. Your designer should be able to guide you through the selection process so that your material choices evoke the look and maintenance you have set out to achieve. The next crucial member of your transformation team is your contractor. It is important to select a reputable, licensed contractor who has a great working relationship with your kitchen and bath specialist. The contractor will execute the vision of the designer. Your contractor should be able to educate you on the structural limitations of the existing space, the requirements of local building codes and offer creative and economical solutions to logistical issues. A collaborative relationship between the designer and the contractor will encourage a broader range of possibilities.

Dollars & SENSE S

o often, designers are asked “How can I achieve the look I want when I have a budget?” Whether you are working on a full-scale, multiple room renovation or just upgrading your kitchen or bath, an insightful designer will carefully select products, design elements and accessories that will create the desired look while being mindful of the budget. When starting a major renovation project, the first task at hand is to determine what you are willing to invest in the project. Once this is determined, your next step is finding a team that has the quality, standards and credibility you are looking for. After selecting a team for your project, you must develop a rapport with your designer so that you can discuss the topic of budget. It is important to be able trust your designer and talk about your budget openly. At Ewing Cabinet Company, it is the designer’s job to give you the very best while staying in your budget. Whether your budget is very tight or more open ended, Ewing Cabinet Company has knowledgeable designers and a variety of products that allow for stylish and functional designs for every budget...

2.25x3

This kitchen did not complement the beauty and style of this elegant Virginia home. The poor traffic flow of this galley style design made its function as unattractive as its appearance.

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The elegance of the beautiful white cabinetry paired with classic oak, modernized by a dark truffle finish, will allow this kitchen to remain timeless. The kitchen’s new classic look becomes the perfect back drop for incorporating accent pieces that draw from current design trends. The removal of the wall to the great room and the introduction of an island changed the traffic flow and improved the view and function of the space.

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This bathroom was small and outdated. The homeowner wanted a modern space that felt less confined and more airy.

ILLUSION BATH

The monochromatic color palette and new lighting plan help the space feel bright and open. The tile continues around the entire room, floor to ceiling, making the space feel and appear larger than it is. Floating vanity and a frameless shower door contribute to the openness while adding an air of modernism.

Too often the existing footprint of a kitchen or bath is restrictive and hinders the function of the space. A lot of the time this is due to the home’s age. As homes age, the way we live changes. The family lifestyle of the 1950’s is much different than the family lifestyle of the common millennial family. For example, we frequently have multiple working family members which has changed eating dynamics. Socially, the kitchen used to be a secluded space sealed off from the rest of the home. Now it’s where guests naturally gather and hangout. Today, the kitchen also holds many other functions such as office work and kid’s hobbies. The purpose of the modern kitchen is continually evolving from a single-use space into a multi-purpose area. This reinforces the need for having the proper team in place to address all issues from design to execution. Ideally, clients want to embark on a “turnkey” project. This means that everything, from floors to cabinets to structural work, is done in one fell swoop. Oftentimes, finding designers and contractors that can mesh well together on projects can be a bit of a struggle, or finding an accredited full-service remodeling business with design professionals can pose a challenge. This is where Ewing Cabinet Company and Ewing Building & Remodeling come into place. Here at Marlington and Main, our full-service design and remodeling team operate under one roof. This makes a “turnkey” project much more manageable because your contractor and designer work side by side. Just as there is no limit to the imagination, the client is presented with limitless possibilities because the Ewing team is there. The client is left with an amazing, updated space, and the Ewing team has successfully added images to their “before and after” portfolio. These images show the craftsmanship and pride put into each and every project, and the entire Ewing team is left with something to be proud of. E

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This dilapidated old store front was in dire need of renovation. The façade needed an extreme makeover. The floor space was divided into three long and narrow dated units, the drop ceiling made the space feel short and the fluorescent lighting was cold and overbearing. The space was completely gutted offering new configuration and 14 foot open ceilings. The new design showroom hosts 12 vignette showcases each offering unique features and style to appeal to all budgets, lifestyles and personal taste. The ceiling and floor were selected to be black to set the stage for displays. The goal of Marlington & Main was to open minds to available options, combinations and to create a “WOW” at every turn.

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