Rhode Island Monthly Spring Home Improvement 2014 : Page 10

SPE CIAL AD VER TISING SE C TION 16. A R E A RUG S A new area rug or runner can also spruce up your space. You don’t have to spend a lot, and today’s choices in colors and s hapes are nearly endless. “The stairway is usually a focal point when you open the front door. A nice design or Oriental on the stairway will dress it right up instantly. There are so many to look at now, everyone Serving all of New England with the best value, selection and service can of hardwoods, ceramic tile, laminates, ind something,” Massud says. carpet, area rugs, oriental runners and vinyl floors. Confused about all the options? Massud’s website offers several videos with design advice, and you can always take a sample 41 years family owned and operated floor covering business home to see how it looks. Massud & Sons massudcarpet.com 401.724.6674 17. A C CEN T S After a long dreary winter you might want to brighten things up a bit, and Nelson says that Brassworks Fine Home Details has just the ticket. In addition to outdoor ire pits and indoor ireplaces, Brassworks designs, sells and installs ireplace equipment and archi-tectural door hardware. In the hardware department, changing out the handles and knobs on your kitchen cabinetry or that special piece of furniture can make a huge di erence. So can replac-ing an old front door handle set or door knocker. Brassworks’ 7,000 square-foot showroom, set up like a museum, has an extensive selection of cabinet knobs, door knobs and levers, ireplace products, wood stoves and all types of accessories. Nelson says cast bronze and various oil rubbed bronze inishes are the most popular right now. You can also opt for Lifetime Finish, a inishing process guaranteed to last forever and not to tarnish. In the ireplace department, just changing your ireplace door or adding a new set of tools to accessorize and bring some visual interest is a quick way to spruce up your space. A more involved project would be replacing your mantel with a new one. Choose from hardwoods, solid natural stones and cast stone to create a whole new look. In the re inishing department, Brassworks restores antiques so if you have a tarnished old chandelier, they can bring it back to life and return a little shine to your home. simplicity in aquarium ownership… Are you feeling inspired? design • installation • managed care www.SomethingFishyInc.com • 877-FISH-TALK • 877-347-4825 132 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY Now’s the time to plan ahead. Book the painters early, get the landscape designers started, and pretty soon you’ll be enjoying all the results. n l MARCH 2014 PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MASSUD AND SONS

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