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SUMMER 2005 NEWSLETTER
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Designing Your Outdoor Living Space | Kitchen of the Year Award
Recent Recognition | Home Maintenance Tips | Client Comments | Contact Us
Designing Your Outdoor Living Space

Summer is here! The time is now to find a cool space in the garden to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Can't you imagine sipping an iced tea while lounging in an outdoor chaise longue beneath a cedar pergola blooming with trumpet vine? Can you see the wood, stone, and planted elements used to create a perfect garden room? Wouldn't you like to spend a summer afternoon this way in your own home garden? If you are longing for new garden spaces or the renovation of existing garden spaces at your home, the Gardner/Fox Landscape Division is happy to meet with you to discuss your project. Contact Tony Assetto at (610) 525-8305 to learn about the services Gardner/Fox Associates can provide for you and your home landscape.

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Gardner/Fox Wins Kitchen of the Year Award

Renovations to this 100 year-old Colonial Revival Main Line home recently won the Kitchen of the Year Award from Kitchen and Bath Business magazine. This home was also featured in Remodeling Trends magazine, an international publication.

The family room addition and custom kitchen renovation features fine details, furniture-inspired cabinets, and antique barn beams. The newly renovated 375 square-foot kitchen includes a bank of eight-foot high French patio doors that open into a courtyard, creating one large indoor/outdoor room perfect for warm-weather entertaining. A 14-foot granite topped island provides a seating area and houses a microwave, warming drawer and copper sink. The kitchen flows seamlessly into a 660 square-foot family room addition that includes a mudroom, vestibule and porch leading to a flagstone patio.

Architecture: Gardner/Fox
Construction: Gardner/Fox
Kitchen Cabinetry: David Stimmel, David Stimmel Consulting
Photography: Charles Meacham

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Gardner/Fox Wins Remodeling Excellence Award



This contemporary kitchen located in a Center City Philadelphia townhome recently won a Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. Sponsored by Qualified Remodeler magazine, entries are judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

The kitchen features a custom built-in breakfast table, cherry and maple custom cabinets, glass tile backsplash and granite and concrete countertops.

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Summer Home Maintenance Tips
Patch or Replace Your Asphalt Driveway
Asphalt and sealer need warm temperatures (above 50 degrees Fahrenheit) for proper application.

Clean and Inspect Siding
Power wash and inspect siding. Have siding replaced, if necessary, during the warm summer months.

Deck Maintenance
Power wash, repair, refinish and seal decks. Check for protruding nails and repair.

Complete Painting Projects
Summer is a good time for exterior and interior painting projects. The warm temperatures allow for ventilation and quick drying times.

Inspect for termites and other pests
Inspect the basement, attic, and eaves for termites, carpenter ants, bees, wasps and hornets. Check for any signs of wood damage.

Prepare Your Home for Your Vacation
Turn off the two faucets leading to your washing machine to prevent hose bursts, or if possible, turn off the main water supply. Unplug minor appliances. Make sure all windows and doors are closed and locked. Have a trusted neighbor collect mail and newspapers.

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Client Comments
"Let me tell you how much we enjoyed working with
Mike Hannigan (photo right). We had never undergone any major renovations prior to this one and working with Mike on planning our new home was exciting. He took the time to listen to what was important to us and how we envisioned using our new space. He was incredibly patient as we worked through numerous versions of the plans. Mike was always professional and never made us feel as if any of our questions were bothersome."
- Residential Client, Wynnewood, PA

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Contact Us
Want to talk about a project? Give us a call or send us an email message:

919 Glenbrook Avenue Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
Phone: (610) 525-8305 Fax: (610) 525-8977
mpennington@gardnerfox.com