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Into the Woods: Everything You Need to Know About Oak Flooring

Whether refinishing, remodeling or building new, you will be faced with the decision of what type of flooring you will use.  Oak continues to be the top choice of homeowners and designers for its timeless beauty, durability and affordability.  Yet, there are so many considerations when selecting your oak...

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Amazing Kitchen Remodels You Will Love!

Kitchen and bathroom remodels are some of our favorite projects at Tran + Thomas.  Not only do they add value to your home, but a well-done remodel will solve problems and enhance your day-to-day living.  There is no one cookie cutter approach to kitchen design; each reflects the particular...

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Design Inspiration Tip: Elevate Your Home with ART!

An important and often overlooked element to a completed design space is the artwork.  Whether chosen at the end of the process, like an exclamation point at the end of a sentence, or used to build the entire design concept, artwork can elevate a design and transform a room...

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Top 7 Fabulous Tips and Tricks For Your Home

Hope you were able to catch us this month on Fox 4 for some great tips we have learned over the years to make our client's homes more beautiful, easier to live in and love! This month on Fox 4: Design Tips and Tricks. Tran and Thomas Design Kansas City,...

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Cedar Creek Living Room Remodel

Adding glamour and solving design problems is what we do best. One of our recently completed living rooms had both in spades. Like many of our fabulous clients, we had worked with this family on a few other projects in their home. With the basement, kitchen and hearth room...

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Resolve to Live More Beautifully

You might think resolutions were made to be broken, but having a functional and beautiful space can help keep you on track long after January 1st. A gorgeous kitchen might inspire you to eat more meals in. Well-designed storage solutions help keep homes clean and organized, while comfortable bedding...

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Take Your Velvet from Shabby to Chic

Velvet adds a bit of luxury to any room. It has the unique ability to absorb light making spaces feel sumptuous and rich. Although we like to use velvet, it can become crushed or matted over time. This can happen when it has been pressed down repeatedly. Over the...

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One Easy Way to Warm Up Your Home

This Sunday, we were featured in the House + Home section of the Kansas City Star, discussing a fabulous home accessory – throws! We love adding one to the end of a bed, over the back of a couch or piled into a basket. Throws are a great way to...

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Make Your Chandelier Sparkle in 10 Easy Steps

Every autumn, we roll up our sleeves and clean our chandeliers. Much like placing your diamonds in jewelry cleaner, cleaning your chandelier will add some sparkle to your home. We tackle this project in the fall to begin getting our house ready for holiday entertaining. When the weather turns cold,...

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Soaring Spaces: Tips for Playing Up Vaulted Ceilings

This Sunday, we were featured in the House + Home section of the Kansas City Star. In the article, we discuss some of the design challenges that come with vaulted ceilings. We have developed a few tricks over the years for making the most of this dramatic architectural feature. Here, we included some...

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Trend Series: Yellow & Orange

If you’re looking for an easy way to update your house, color can quickly inject some life into your space. Two of the hottest shades this year, yellow and orange, bring to mind citrus and sunshine. This week, we wanted to give you a few, simple tips for each color....