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Save the Date! Philadelphia Home Show Starts Next Week

23 Jan

2013 Dates & Hours

Saturday, February 2 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Monday, February 4   4:00 pm 9:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5   4:00 pm 9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 6 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 7 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Friday, February 8 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 9 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 10 10:00 am 6:00 pm
New Show Hours – Open All Day
Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7

Location

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibition Hall A
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
www.paconvention.com

FREE parking at Sugar House Casino with a shuttle to the show. See details Ample parking is also available at nearby garages and transit is just a short walk away.

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Proud to be One of the Really Cool People

22 Oct

GardnerFox Sponsors Field Trip for Camden, NJ Students
Thanks to Tara Dillon of Dillon Marcus for posting this great video from the Sacred Heart field trip to Camp Ockanickon. For 7 years now, Tara has been the mastermind for the trip that sends the Sixth Graders of Sacred Heart School in Camden, NJ on an overnight excursion to the YMCA camp in Medford NJ. We’re so proud that we could help create these memories!

FYI Philly Kitchenistas

23 Apr

Just wanted to let you all know that one of our long-time vendors, Haverford Kithen and Bath has merged with Sterling Kitchens and has taken their name.  Good news for you? A few more locations, for your convenience:

1125West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA 19083
610-924-0700

2711 Lancaster Ave
Malvern, PA 19355
610.647.4477

285 N Bethlehem Pike, Suite 110
Colmar, PA 18915
215-997-2200

113 Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA 19428
484-351-8500

Check ’em out online for more info. www.sterlingkitchens.com

Things We Like: houzz.com

5 Mar

houz.com logoThe free site Houzz.com is the online equivalent of clipping pictures from magazines. You can browse more than 170,000 images submitted by interior decorators, architects, and design-minded users (filter by space, style, and more), then save them in your virtual idea book. The quality of images and projects will blow you away. If you’re thinking about a renovation, start collecting images now. There’s even a smart phone app so you can add images to your IdeaBook on the go.

We’ve just begun to upload our own project photos. Maybe you’ll find something to inspire? http://www.houzz.com/pro/gardnerfox/gardnerfox-associates-inc

A Virtual Introduction. Hello!

27 Feb

Blue Bell Kitchens Showroom
We’d like to introduce you to Blue Bell Kitchens, one of our preferred kitchen and bath vendors. Their talented design team works on a variety of different styles, from country to modern. In addition to the cabinetry showroom pictured above, they also have a high end tile showroom.

Check out their website for more information. www.bluebellkitchens.com

Where does construction trash go?

6 Oct

If you’ve ever been part of a renovation, you know there’s lots of dust and lots of trash. Many times a home renovation involves demolition of some part of the existing structure. The guys tear it down and throw it into a large dumpster parked on site. Ever wonder where all that waste goes at the end of the project?

Thanks to places like Richard S. Burns and Company only about 10% of that stuff actually ends up in a landfill. Burns is a container service and material recovery facility that receives and processes all types of demolition and construction materials.

Burns Material Recovery Facility Sorts Construction Waste
Burns’ 10 acre facility located in northeast Philadelphia is capable of  handling 1500 tons of waste per day. When a container arrives at the facility, it is photographed, weighed, and given and identification number. Then it’s dumped into a numbered slot and photographed again.

Workers Hand Sort Construction Waste
Workers and machines sort the contents on a magnetic conveyor belt. Metal, gypsum, stone and plastic materials are removed and recycled. Wood is chipped into mulch or sold to landfills as a proprietary barrier system. The process is amazingly efficient and the site surprisingly clean. An automated sprinkler system that keeps dust and particles from floating around is so effective that workers are not required to wear dust masks.

The Richard S Burns Company is Philadelphia’s only fully permitted and LEED staffed materials and waste recycling facility.

Save the Date: Philadelphia Home Show

7 Sep

The home show that is usually held at the Valley Forge Convention Center in the fall will be hosted at the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia this year. (The Valley Forge Convention Center will re-open as a casino in spring 2012.) Admission to this show is free so mark your calendar!

Show Hours:
Friday, September 23, 11:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 10:00am – 6:00pm

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