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The Perfect Kitchen Remodel for 2020 and Beyond

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All the extra hours spent at home in 2020 have given us more quality time with family, more do-it-yourself projects … and more time to brainstorm the perfect kitchen remodel. As our lifestyles have changed, so have our visions of the role our kitchens play in our lives. Long gone are the days when a […]

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Spotlight on Project Manager Bonnie Foster

With more than 35 years of experience in architectural design, project management, home building and remodeling, Bonnie Foster has worked with every trade you’ll find on a job site. Trade professionals are overwhelmingly male. While she is proud to represent the less than 10 percent of the construction workforce that is female, it is not […]

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Home Renovations in the COVID-19 Era

The way we live has changed dramatically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We spend a lot more time at home, many of us now working alongside our spouses, roommates or parents, not to mention our kids of all ages. Some of us may not be returning to offices away from home anytime soon, […]

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Time for a Home Exterior Refresh?

“There are many ways to freshen up the exterior of your home,” says Richard Dickson, President of Dickson Development. Here are some of Richard’s top tips: Start with a fresh coat of paint Freshen up your front entry and old shutters. Paint your front door and existing shutters or replace them with new ones. A […]

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Stay at Home, Dream at Home

Home improvement projects, from mudroom makeovers to whole-house renovations, start with a dream, a wish, a vision. For more than 47 years, Dickson Development has been meeting with homeowners in the Princeton area to hear their dreams and transform them into reality. We miss that personal exchange as much as everyone else. However, right now, […]

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The Master Bathroom Enters the 21st Century

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Since it first debuted in the 1926 Sears catalog as part of the then top-of-the-line Dutch colonial, the master bathroom has reflected the times. Pink and teal blue tile defined the mid-century master bath. Jacuzzi tubs marked the 80s. And the 90s brought master bathroom vanities complete with a double sink. “Today in 2020, people […]

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Making Mid-Century Modern Again

Mad for mid-century modern? You aren’t alone. Mid-century modern design continues to enjoy tremendous popularity, as its functional elements, minimalist sensibilities and seamless integration with nature appeal just as much to eco-conscious millennials as they do to nostalgic boomers. “People who grew up in the mid-1950s and 1960s, not to mention fans of the TV […]

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Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Home

The right lighting can make all the difference in the way you experience a room. When choosing lighting for your home, you should consider both form and function. For example, are you trying to create an overall mood for a room, or illuminate a specific space or object? Is energy efficiency your prime goal? Do […]

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What It’s Like To Work with Dickson Development

What it's like to work with Dickson Development

Ask architect John Pazdera what it’s like to work with Richard Dickson, and he’s likely to reminisce about the day they met. The two go back more than a decade to when Dickson Development was building an addition for one of John’s cousins. “I always remember how Richard stopped by the site during construction, and […]

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Today’s Discerning Homeowners Want A Peaceful, Open Kitchen

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Clean, clean, clean. Sleek, uncluttered, peaceful and open. Those are the adjectives that best describe the trends in kitchen design these days. And did I mention clean? The clean and open look, which has been gathering steam for many years, is now going as far as sacrificing cabinet storage for new windows that offer views […]

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