Terra Beachside Villas Condominium Miami Beach

January 26th, 2015

Terra Beachside Villas Condominium Miami Beach

Terra Beachside Villas Condominium Miami Beach

6000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Terra Beachside Villas Condominium Miami BeachIsn’t it great coming home to a place where the best of Miami is at reach. The great beach, lovely sun and hot places to hang out all day and all night. Consider a luxury living in Terra Beachside Villas Condominium.

The 3 story residence, Terra Beachside Villas Condominium magnificently designed by the Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership in 2010. They have designed the home in such a way that residents come close to nature. The interiors and 117 units are designed in a Zen-like atmosphere with a balance of earth, water, fire and wind. The condominium has all the interesting amenities which includes the uniquely shaped club house with walls of water-colored glass, fitness center and swimming pool. The perks of being a resident is an exclusive membership and an access to a private marina

Terra Beachside Villas – Amenities:

Landscaping designed by EGS2, Bill Eager, ASLA, Landscape Architect

Reflection Pool

Tropical landscaped pool deck and grounds

Heated swimming pool

Pool deck with resort style pool furniture

Dramatic 400 ft skylit atrium

Private oceanfront beach club membership

Private marina access to the intracoastal

Terra Beachside Villas Condominium Miami Beach

Live the live in the trendy lifestyle of nature only at The Terra Beachside Villas Condom inium. For more information you, may visit their on site office at Miami Beach. Have the key to your dream home. Purchase one now.

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Relive the Miami Vice Era

January 22nd, 2015

Relive the Miami Vice Era

Relive the Miami Vice Era

MDC Wolfson Campus

8401 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Florida

 

Miami has been under the spotlight in the 80′s with the most popular TV series Miami Vice. Stylish cops fight crime in the city of Miami featuring the hot spots and famous establishments in that year. The Miami Dade College is looking back at time when Miami neighborhood was yet to flourish but it was still a great neighborhood though with lively nightclubs, restaurants and great view with lovely people of course.

Relive the Miami Vice EraLynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College(MDC) captures the Miami Vice moment with a compiled vintage videos of Miami’s popular night spots such as Club 1235, Regine’s, Tobacco Road, and Fire & Ice, among other popular night spots. This a great opportunity to see the how Miami was during the 80′s and you’ll surely appreciate how the city has developed to be this great. The South Florida Nights screenings will be from 12 noon – 1:30 PM every Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 6 – 29, 2015. This is a free screening and open for the public. This is a great way to relive Miami.

Watch the May 1986 report by WTVJ’s Nick Bogert on trendy clubs, neighborhood hangouts and off-the-beaten-track nighttime adventures. A report on the opening night of Club OVO on Miami Beach leads a story covering high-end clubs, such as Regine’s and Cats. Other stories in the series seek out more relaxed joints, such as Duffy’s pub in West Miami, Tobacco Road near downtown and Satellite Club in Liberty City. Other featured spots include Chevy’s and Studebaker’s “car bars,” night tours of the Everglades and venues devoted to bowling and darts.


South Florida Nights screenings schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Thursday, Jan. 8, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Thursday, Jan. 15, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Thursday, Jan. 22, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Thursday, Jan. 29, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

 

 

To experience this one of kind flashback moments, just go to MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 8, Room 8401 300 NE Second Ave. You may click on this link for more information and contact details. Enjoy and explore Miami.

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My Brickell Condominium Miami

January 20th, 2015

My Brickell Condominium Miami

My Brickell Condominium Miami

31 Se 6th St Miami, Florida

 

An age of skyrise living has brought lifestyle to a new height. Thus, making living more convenient and efficient in a fast paced environment. Having a home that is close to everything needed is everyone’s dream. My Brickell Condominium Miami is a home that gives a distinctive homey and lively environment and is located in the heart of Miami where lifestyle is beyond comparable.

My Brickell Condominium Miami

A colorful infrastructure built in 2013 is inspired by a famous modern industrial designer Karim Rashid. Color and texture is put together in harmony creating a one of kind design as influenced by the modern trend of sky rise construction. My Brickell Condominium Miami is sough after for its accessible location perfect for people on the go. The condominium has 192 unit in a 27 story building complete with high end facilities and amenities exclusively for residents use. Along with are the friendly staffs that are always willing to attend to every needs.

My Brickell Condominium Building Amenities:

Open-concept floor plans with designer Berber carpeting throughout living, dining & bedrooms

Energy-efficient, impact-resistant windows

Sprinkler fire-protection system

Prewired units with multiple jacks for high-speed internet and cable TV

Spacious walk-in closets

High-efficiency central air conditioning and heating in each unit

High-speed internet access in all common areas

My Brickell Condominium – Residence Features:

Energy-efficient, impact-resistant windows

High-speed Internet access in all common areas

Prewired units with multiple jacks for high-speed internet and cable TV

Spacious walk-in closets

Open Concept floor plans

High efficiency central AC and heating in each unit

Prewired units with multiple Jacks for high speed internet and cable tv

Upgrade packages available

Contemporary Italian cabinetry

Imported stone countertops

State-of-the-art stainless-steel appliance package refrigerator/freezer, electronic range with glass cooktop, multi-cycle whisper-quiet dishwasher, built-in microwave with integrated vent hood and light and stackable washer/dryer

Double sink with pullout faucet sprayer

Imported designer tile floors

Imported stone countertops in bathrooms

Italian vanity cabinets

Full-width vanity mirror with designer lighting

Frosted glass shower enclosuress

Designer faucets and fixtures

Spacious soaking tub

My Brickell Condominium Miami

My Brickell Condominium Miami perfect for the people on the go since it is ideally located in the heart of Miami. Could this be the perfect home you are looking for? Check out more information through this link. You might get yourself a home that you truly deserve. Be at home in a modern sky rise, My Brickell Condominium Miami. Check out available My Brickell Condominium Miami units now.

 

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Anne Kolb Nature Center

January 16th, 2015

Anne Kolb Nature Center

Anne Kolb Nature Center

751 Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL 33019

City life can be stressful at times for the past paced environment, pollution, traffic and an endless list goes on. Sometimes you just need to take some time off and face the world in a slow motion because t it is in those times that you’ll learn to appreciate the little things in life like the nature. A natural environment can be beneficial to our body. We need to breath fresh air, engage with the animals, relax in the midst of the greens and see the simplicity of life through nature. Miami is blessed with a vast land of natural resources to be explored and cared for. The Anne Kolb Nature Center is an institution in Hollywood Miami that caters as a home to a variety of plants, animals and even endangered species.

 

Anne Kolb Nature Center The Anne Kolb Nature Center is named after a famous active environmentalist and County Commissioner who proposed ordinance to protect the environment over future developments. Though it has not been easy, all her efforts paid off acquisition and plans for the preservation, enhancement, and public accessibility of West Lake received the prestigious Take Pride in America Award. After the rigrous process the nature center finally opened on February 10, 1996. Anne Kolb Nature Center center offers great facilities for various activities held in the area such as hands-on nature experience, cater events, kayak, fishing and more. Admission is $1.50 per person (ages 6 and up) , $8 maximum charge per car or van (six to nine occupants) and $20 maximum charge per commercial vehicle/school bus (10 or more occupants). You may also check online for the admission and passes terms and queries.

 

Anne Kolb Nature Center Facilities:

Exhibit Hall

Mangrove Hall

Boat Rentals

Green Trail

Amphitheater

Observation Tower (temporarily closed as of the moment)

Lake Trail

Fishing Pier Trail

Mud Flat Trail

South Trail

Public Art and Design

Geocaching 

 Anne Kolb Nature Center

Recharge your energy through nature at the Anne Kolb Nature Center. You’ll surely keep coming back. For more information, you may visit their website or contact them at 954-357-5161. They are located at 751 Sheridan St.,Hollywood, Florida. Relax, explore and have the best time of your life in Florida.

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Festival of Chocolate at the Miami Auto Museum 2015

January 14th, 2015

Festival of Chocolate at the Miami Auto Museum 2015

Festival of Chocolate at the Miami Auto Museum 2015

January 17 and 18, 2015

10:00 AM – 6: 00 PM

Miami Auto Museum at The Dezer Collection

2000 NE 146th St., North Miami, FL 33181

Life is a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re gonna get. So enjoy the bittersweet life like the chocolate everybody wanted. The great thing is consuming in a moderate amount of chocolate can be beneficial to one’s health. Who can ever resist this sweet temptation? This month of January, Miami spoils you with this sweet thing in the Festival of Chocolate 2015. This exciting event gives you nothing but a satisfying weekend for everyone to enjoy.

Festival of Chocolate at the Miami Auto Museum 2015

The Festival of Chocolate 2015 is in Miami this weekend January 17 and 18, 2015 at the Miami Auto Museum. Taste the sweet creation of the chocolate vendors with their various chocolate inspired dessert and confections at a very affordable price. Know how to get your “Chocolate Chip” coin to be used as a monetary currency for the is event online or during the event provided by the the booths. The Chocolate Chip Coin booths accepts cash, Mastercard and Visa. You may click on this link to purchase Chocolate Chip Coins online. This event is a chance to enjoy and learn the benefits of chocolates. This event provides demos from chocolate connoisseurs,Chef Jenny Rissone , Chef Instructor Juan Villaparedes, Chef Michael Angnardo, Chef Keith Wallace , Edgar Schaked, Chef Armand Berger and the Master Baruch “Bernie” Schaked. Witness the exciting competitions and join in the audience/guest participated games to win sweet prizes.

Festival of Chocolate at the Miami Auto Museum 2015

You can’t resist this invitation so grab your tickets online now. Advance Tickets can be purchased until 9:00 pm on Friday January 16, 2015. The Festival of Chocolate 2015 will be this weekend, January 17 and 18, 2015 from 10AM – 6PM at Miami Auto Museum. This the real thing so don’t miss this event in0 the most interesting city. More information of this event is on their website or you may contact them by clicking on this link. Enjoy and have a sweet life here in Miami.

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10 Inside Tips From a Designer Who Specializes in Small Baths

January 13th, 2015

10 Inside Tips From a Designer Who Specializes in Small Baths

By: Dona DeZube

 

A New York City designer shares secrets to making a small bath both functional and beautiful.

Got a small bathroom to renovate? Go wild with texture and colors if it’s a rarely used guest bath, but stick to clean and simple in a master bath.

That’s the word from designer Jamie Gibbs, who transforms incredibly small New York City bathrooms into beautiful spaces. “I liked being shocked by details in a little space, especially if it’s not going to be used much,” Gibbs says.

His small-bath secrets:

Inside Tips From a Designer Who Specializes in Small Baths1. Avoid textures in bathrooms that get daily use. In a heavily used bathroom, anything with texture becomes a collection spot for mold, mildew, and toothpaste. Say no to carved vessel sinks or floor tile with indentations.

2. Be careful with no-enclosure showers with drains right in the floor. These Euro showers allow for a feeling of openness, but the average American contractor doesn’t know how to waterproof the floor for them, Gibbs says. The tile seals can be compromised if not installed correctly, causing the materials to decompose, and water to leak underneath.

Inside Tips From a Designer Who Specializes in Small Baths3. Use opaque windows and skylights to let light filter into all parts of the bath. A long skinny window with frosted glass means you don’t have to burn high-wattage light bulbs. Make sure water condensation will roll off the window into an appropriate place (i.e. not the framing or the wall) to avoid future maintenance issues.

4. Look for fixtures that have a single handle rather than separate hot and cold taps. “Space-saving gearshift faucets are a very good choice in small bathrooms,” says Gibbs. You’ll also save money by not having to drill holes in the countertop for the hot and cold taps.

5. Save space with wall-mounted toilets and bidets, but be aware that the water tank goes into the wall. That’s fine if space is such a premium that you won’t mind going into the wall to make any repairs. But if you share a wall with a neighbor, that’s a different issue.

6. Use a wall-mount faucet to make a reduced-depth vanity work in a small space. “I can get away with a 22” vanity instead of a 24” vanity with a wall mount faucet,” Gibbs says.

Inside Tips From a Designer Who Specializes in Small Baths

7. Check the space between the handles and the faucet of any space-saving fixtures. “If you can only get a toothbrush in it to clean, you’ll save space, but it’s functionally stupid,” Gibbs says. Make sure the sink is functional, too. If you’re using a vessel sink, make sure it’s large enough and not too high. “If it’s too high, you’ll knock it so many times that the fittings will come loose,” Gibbs says.

8. A pedestal sink is all form and no function. “It’s a great-looking sink, but there’s no place to [set] anything,” Gibbs says.

9. Wall-mounted vanities seem like they’re space savers, but they create dead space between the vanity and the floor — a space that often accumulates junk and never gets cleaned.

10. If you’re comfortable with it, go European and put up a glass walls between the bathroom and bedroom to create the illusion of space. Or put bathroom fixtures in the bedroom just outside the bath.

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Sun Life Stadium Miami

January 9th, 2015

Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL

Sun Life Stadium Miami

347 Don Shula Drive Miami Gardens, FL 33056

(305) 943-8000

 

Miami is an interesting city to live in for the its finest places to hangout for different lifestyles. Aside from the whole year warm weather , the city takes pride of the great beaches, lively nightlife and various places to hang out that makes tourist come back for more. Resident are fortunate for being in the area close to the most exciting events – like entertainment and sports. One of the remarkable place and landmark in the city is the Sun Life Stadium Miami that hosts entertainment and sports event.

SUN LIFE STADIUM MIAMISun Life Stadium is one of the world’s finest venues for entertainment and sports. This has been the home of two football champion teams, the the Miami Dolphins and University of Miami Hurricanes since the stadium opened in 1987. The stadium was once named Joe Robbie stadium for developing the stadium and was renamed to Sun Life Stadium in 2010 after the Sun Life Financial enters into a multi-year naming rights partnership with the stadium and the Dolphins. (Click here for a complete detail of Sun Life Stadium Miami history) Football games and other fine event such as theOrange Bowl, Super Bowls, the Pro Bowl, BCS National Championships, WrestleMania and concerts for international acts are held in the stadium. Many music stars have performed in the stadium for their concert like Paul McCartney, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Hall and Oates, Chicago, Black Eyed Peas, Jason DeRulo, Queen Latifah and many more. For events held in the stadium, the Sun Life Stadium ticket staff can be contacted Mondays – Saturdays for inquiries.

SUN LIFE STADIUM MIAMI

For events booking, ticketing, and other inquiries, you may contact the Sun Life Stadium Ticket Office by calling 1-888- FINS-TIX (1-888-3467-843) or (305) 943-8000 . Check out their website for more information. Miami takes pride of the hosting exciting events at Sun Life Stadium Miami.

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7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling

January 8th, 2015

7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling

7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling

By: John Riha

Here’s how to get the bathroom of your dreams without making your budget a nightmare.

You dream about a bathroom that’s high on comfort and personal style, but you also want materials, fixtures, and amenities with lasting value. Wake up! You can have both.

A mid-range bathroom remodel is a solid investment, according to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report. An average bath remodel of $16,128 will recoup about 72.5% of those costs when it’s time to sell your home, and a more extensive $51,374 job returns about 63.6%. In addition, you can maximize the value of your investment by using these smart strategies, which will create a stylish yet budget-friendly bathroom.

1. Stick to a Plan

A bathroom remodel is no place for improvisation. Before ripping out the first tile, think hard about how you will use the space, what materials and fixtures you want, and how much you’re willing to spend.

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recommends spending up to six months evaluating and planning before beginning work. That way, you have a roadmap that will guide decisions, even the ones made under remodeling stress. Once work has begun — a process that averages two to three months — resist changing your mind. Work stoppages and alterations add costs. Some contractors include clauses in their contracts that specify premium prices for changing original plans.

If planning isn’t your strong suit, hire a designer. In addition to adding style and efficiency, a professional designer makes sure contractors and installers are scheduled in an orderly fashion. A pro charges $100 to $200 per hour, and spends 10 to 30 hours on a bathroom project.

2. Keep the Same Footprint

You can afford that Italian tile you love if you can live with the total square footage you already have.

Keeping the same footprint, and locating new plumbing fixtures near existing plumbing pipes, saves demolition and reconstruction dollars. You’ll also cut down on the dust and debris that make remodeling so hard to live with.

Make the most of the space you have. Glass doors on showers and tubs open up the area. A pedestal sink takes up less room than a vanity. If you miss the storage, replace a mirror with a deep medicine cabinet.

3. Make Lighting a Priority

7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom RemodelingMultiple shower heads and radiant heat floors are fabulous adds to a bathroom remodel. But few items make a bathroom more satisfying than lighting designed for everyday grooming. You can install lighting for a fraction of the cost of pricier amenities.

Well-designed bathroom task lighting surrounds vanity mirrors and eliminates shadows on faces: You look better already. The scheme includes two ceiling- or soffit-mounted fixtures, and side fixtures or sconces distributed vertically across 24 inches (to account for people of various heights). Four-bulb lighting fixtures work well for side lighting.

Today, shopping for bulbs means paying attention to lumens, the amount of light you get from a bulb — i.e., brightness. For these bathroom task areas, the Lighting Research Center recommends:

  • Toilet: 45 lumens

  • Sink: 450 lumens

  • Vanity: 1,680 lumens

4. Clear the Air

Bathroom ventilation systems may be out of sight, but they shouldn’t be out of mind during a bathroom remodel.

Bathroom ventilation is essential for removing excess humidity that fogs mirrors, makes bathroom floors slippery, and contributes to the growth of mildew and mold. Controlling mold and humidity is especially important for maintaining healthy indoor air quality and protecting the value of your home — mold remediation is expensive, and excess humidity can damage cabinets and painted finishes.

A bathroom vent and water closet fan should exhaust air to the outside — not simply to the space between ceiling joists. Better models have whisper-quiet exhaust fans and humidity-controlled switches that activate when a sensor detects excess moisture in the air.

Related: Everything You Need to Know about Exhaust Fans

7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling5. Think Storage

Bathroom storage is a challenge: By the time you’ve installed the toilet, shower, and sink, there’s often little space left to store towels, toilet paper, and hair and body products. Here are some ways to find storage in hidden places.

  • Think vertically: Upper wall space in a bathroom is often underused. Freestanding, multi-tiered shelf units designed to fit over toilet tanks turn unused wall area into found storage. Spaces between wall studs create attractive and useful niches for holding soaps and toiletries. Install shelves over towel bars to use blank wall space.

  • Think moveable: Inexpensive woven baskets set on the floor are stylish towel holders. A floor-stand coat rack holds wet towels, bath robes, and clothes.

  • Think utility: Adding a slide-out tray to vanity cabinet compartments provides full access to stored items and prevents lesser-used items from being lost or forgotten.

6. Contribute Sweat Equity

Shave labor costs by doing some work yourself. Tell your contractor which projects you’ll handle, so there are no misunderstandings later.

Some easy DIY projects:

  • Install window and baseboard trim; save $250.

  • Paint walls and trim, 200 sq.ft.; save $200.

  • Install toilet; save $150.

  • Install towel bars and shelves; save $20 each.

7. Choose Low-Cost Design for High Visual Impact

A “soft scheme” adds visual zest to your bathroom, but doesn’t create a one-of-a-kind look that might scare away future buyers.

Soft schemes employ neutral colors for permanent fixtures and surfaces, then add pizzazz with items that are easily changed, such as shower curtains, window treatments, towels, throw rugs, and wall colors. These relatively low-cost decorative touches provide tons of personality but are easy to redo whenever you want.

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Miami Beach Jazz Festival 2015

January 7th, 2015

Miami Beach Jazz Festival 2015

Miami Beach Jazz Festival 2015
Saturday 6PM

January 10, 2015

New World Center

500 17th St., Miami Beach, South Florida

Music and nightlife is the life in Miami Beach and it is something that the people of South Florida. Miami, the home of the true jazz, brings you this years Miami Beach Jazz Festival this weekend at the New World Center.

Everyone is invited for this year’s festival of Jazz music this Saturday, January, 10, 2015 at the New World Center. What’s more exciting in this year’s event? The Living Legendary of Jazz are up for the show. This event features the the Jazz masters — Bucky Pizzarelli, Monty Alexander , Rufus Reid , Federico Britos, Randy Weston and Aria Hendricks. They will be performing individually and will be united to perform a massive closing jam. Watch them live as they show you what they are best of. This will be a exciting event for one and all only at Miami Beach where Jazz music is at home.

Miami Beach Jazz Festival 2015

Miami Beach Jazz Festival 2015

This will surely entice the music lover in you. Be at Miami Beach now for an awesome weekend while enjoying the relaxing ambiance. Don’t miss the chance to listen to the Living Legendary of Jazz for the Miami Beach Jazz Festival 2015 at the New World Center this Saturday, January, 10, 2015 .Grab your tickets now before it runs out. You may click here to purchase your tickets online. For more information, you may visit the event’s website . In Miami Beach, you get the best of music and nightlife.

 

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How to Choose Stock Cabinets for Your Kitchen

January 6th, 2015

How to Choose Stock Cabinets for Your Kitchen

How to Choose Stock Cabinets for Your Kitchen

By: Deborah R. Huso

Buying stock cabinets for your kitchen remodel can definitely save you money. Here are some tips to help you make the right buying decision.


Buying stock cabinets instead of custom is a good way to save substantial time and money on a kitchen remodel.


Stock cabinets save you time because you don’t have to wait for them to be built. And they save you money because you aren’t paying for customizations.


But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. You just need to know what to look for.

How to Choose Stock Cabinets for Your Kitchen

What to Look For

Solid wood and plywood cabinets. They’ll give you better longevity and crisper details than pressed wood.

Walls at least ½-inch thick. They’re more sturdy.

Consistency of finish. Lesser quality cabinets often have irregular finishes and colors from one cabinet box to the next.


Full-extension hardware. It allows you to open drawers all the way and open doors almost 180 degrees to make access easier.


Dovetail joinery. Or a metal box. Drawer sides and backs that are stapled together won’t last as long.

Cost and Installation

The cost of quality stock cabinets for an average-sized kitchen generally runs $8,000 to $10,000. Semi-custom cabinets would cost about twice that. And full custom cabinets would cost even more.

There are some lower-cost stock alternatives, such as IKEA (as low as $2,500), but you’ll offset your savings with the hassle of difficult assembly — fine if you have the patience and skill.


But unless you’ve got professional building experience, actually installing kitchen cabinets isn’t a typical DIY job.

So carve out $100-$300 per cabinet (depending on labor rates in your area) to have them professionally installed.

How to Choose Stock Cabinets for Your Kitchen

The Drawbacks of Stock Cabinets

Finish and color choices are limited. The most likely options are painted white, natural wood, or stained maple and cherry.

Stock cabinets are only 36 inches tall. If you want taller cabinets, you’ll have to go semi-custom, which can take you up to 42 inches.

You could lose potential storage space. Filler strips are used to cover gaps created when the stock sizes don’t quite fill the space — whereas custom cabinets can be measured to take advantage of all space.


Extra details such as crown molding aren’t included. Mitered corners and furniture-style sides aren’t included either. However, you can add crown molding yourself later if you choose.


Warranties are limited. The industry standard is about 5 years, and they only cover product failure, not wear and tear.

Note: You’ll also need to choose hardware. But that can be a fun project to really personalize your kitchen.


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