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TMS couldn’t let Halloween go by without a piece on Seacoast hauntings from our local historian, J. Dennis Robinson!  New England is famous for its stories about witches, witchcraft and haunted homes and according to Dennis, the Seacoast was not immune from these beliefs. 

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In this series, TMS has covered countertop materials and appliances and now turn our attention to trends in kitchen cabinets; colors, materials and built-in functionality.  While white cabinets are still the leaders in popularity, according to design sources, “grey is the new white”. 

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Some days it feels as if the modern world exists in a whirlwind: work, technology, and the changing seasons rushing faster with each year. While Pantone’s annual release of the ten colors to watch for Spring 2016 might seem a striking harbinger of this change (How is it almost November? And it’s already time to think of spring?) it’s also an exciting reminder of all that is to come in the future ahead, and serves as a stunning design inspiration for every project soon to begin.

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Last weekend, the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston hosted 2015 PRISM Awards Gala. This is an awards ceremony that recognizes excellence in every aspect of building and design — from construction to remodeling and even sales and marketing. We are very pleased to announce that TMS Architects took home four PRISM Awards this year! Take a look our award-winning work…

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As we continue our discussion of trends in kitchen design, materials and appliances, it is interesting to note that kitchens are combining a mix of cutting-edge technology and materials while also incorporating “retro” designs and a wide array of colors.  Long gone are the days of avocado and gold appliances and in addition to stainless steel, kitchens are sporting appliances in a wide array of styles and colors.  KitchenAid just introduced the industry’s first-ever black stainless steel finish which they term a “new neutral look”.

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Our brand new design studio is where dream homes begin to come to life. Take a look inside with Boston Magazine…

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Autumn is finally here — the beginning of seasons where families come together and houses truly become homes. This is the time when New England is truly at its best and most beautiful, with the smell of woodsmoke, the sharp tang of apples fresh from the branch, the brush of cool air through rich turning leaves on a mountainside.

The best part? The ease of bringing the beauty of this time of year into your home. A touch of simple, subtle decorating, and your stunning home exudes the sophisticated atmosphere of comfort this season creates. 

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September and October seem to be months in which the focus of many shelter magazines turns to kitchens.  Perhaps this is because we are coming inside from a summer of grills and outdoor living and realize that our kitchens might need some work!  As Bill Soupcoff, AIA, one of TMS’s principals always says…”It doesn’t matter whether a home is historic or modern; the kitchen is still the heart of the American home.” 

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September is here and many of us are feeling that back to school excitement! The 2015 school year is one we’ve been anticipating for quite some time now, due to a large new undertaking in Durham, NH; home to the University of New Hampshire.   Now, we’re pleased to share the new Madbury Commons student housing and retail complex with you, which opened just in time for the Fall 2015 Semester. Take a look…

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The new owners of this historic residence wished to retain its formal aesthetics but recognized that their young and energetic family needed some additional casual space.  The kitchen and the spaces in the rear ell did not meet the owners’ needs and the second floor master bedroom also served as access to the second floor spaces in the rear ell.  All bathrooms were antiquated and the home also lacked direct exterior access to the large back yard and swimming pool.

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