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Feelin’ good

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

irie1Irie Cabinetry of Denver brings a touch of the West Indies atmosphere to its clients throughout Colorado, something owner Scott Kelley strives for. Originally from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Kelley says the word “Irie” (I’-ree) is used often where he’s from. It’s a positive term used to describe how someone is feeling.

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Sleek and simple

Written by John English Monday, 17 October 2016 00:00

sleek_simpleThe old catchphrase “minimalism” seems to be making the rounds again. About 30 years ago, it described architecture that exuded Northern European starkness — aluminum and plastic with the remnants of a modified Bauhaus influence. In the mid-1990s, it referred to Corian countertops and appliance garages over light maple or hickory casework. And, a decade ago, minimal meant monotone walls, laminate floors and stainless-steel appliances. Now it’s back. And this time around, minimalism seems to encompass light-colored casework — white, gray, beige and tan — juxtaposed against dark granite tops or perhaps a dramatically black-stained accent species.

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Living in Tomorrowland

Written by John English Monday, 17 October 2016 00:00

tomorrowlandTechnology is advancing at a mind-boggling speed. For example, an impressive number of cars can park themselves now and driverless vehicles are just about here. In the workplace, the odds are that most of your own car was made and assembled by robots, not human hands. A single cellphone today has more computing power and memory than NASA’s rockets did when President John F. Kennedy pointed us toward the moon.

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Home on the range

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 October 2016 00:00

home_range_1Cole Custom Cabinets of Casper, Wyo., does everything but grow the trees, as the owners like to say. The one-stop shop designs, builds, finishes and installs custom cabinetry and countertops for kitchens and baths, casework for other parts of the home, and provides some millwork services.

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Peak performance

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 September 2016 00:00

peak3Having left a steady job in the lumber industry to start a custom woodworking business in his late 20s, Dustin Sanders is glad he stuck with his gut instinct. Now 31, Sanders made the decision in 2012 to leave a large lumber distributor he had worked at for almost a decade. He took his networking and woodworking skills to the next level and started Growth Ring Innovations in Golden, Colo., which has already grown significantly in the last four years.

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