Dunne’s Old Fashion Ice Cream is Coming Soon!

Dunne's Old Fashion Ice Cream

Do you like ice cream? Because the best ice cream in York Beach, Maine is about to have a NEW HOME! And a new name! Brown’s will now be Dunne’s Old Fashion Ice Cream! We were lucky enough to design the building.

Here is what else will be new:

  • New location, but just two doors down the hill.
  • A beautiful view of the Nubble Lighthouse.
  • Two beautiful patios – one is handicapped accessible! and one is fun for the kids.
  • Two handicapped bathrooms.
  • An ATM machine.
  • A drinking fountain.
  • A beautiful facade with wood shingles and stone.
  • Beautifully landscaped for your enjoyment!

Here is what will be the same:

  • The delicious ice cream!
  • The amazing hot fudge!
  • Superb customer service!
  • Same owner!
  • 8 Order Windows to take your order!

Opening THIS MONTH… stay tuned for the official date. Remember, we have many inspections from the town and state to get through. Thank you in advance for all your support!

 

Introducing… our new OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

outdoor living @ amy dutton home

We have the most beautiful garden and patio that was installed by Hale’s Landscaping. In order to show it off a bit more, we decided to bring in an outdoor line called Artiga.

This line brings in bright and fun colors in bold stripes to products such as outdoor chairs & stools, fun bags for the beach and picnic as well as beautiful, rich towels. If you want to go to the beach in style, stop by our shop first!

We also have some fun and inspiring glasses and pitchers, and coated table linens for your outdoor parties.

We hope to see you at the shop and get you all set up for summer fun! We are open TODAY 10-6pm come in and see Kate!

420 RENO… The Countertop is Installed!!!

amy's kitchen countertop

Do you like your countertop? A countertop can make or break a room, not only how it looks but also how it functions.

Typically, your countertop gets the most use so spend the time to make sure that it is exactly what you want. When selecting your countertop, make sure that you do it at the same time as the cabinet and floor so that you don’t limit your choices.

People often ask me what my design aesthetic is and I stumble a bit at the answer because it is easier to say what I don’t like than what I do like. So when designing this renovation, I decided to go with my gut to see where I would land. In all honesty, I have tortured myself over literally every single decision on the project.. I have a very patient husband!

With the cork floor that is light and has a lot of movement, and the oak cabinets that have movement in the grain, I needed a stable, solid countertop. I chose Ceasarstone, Sleek Concrete. It is beautiful and graceful and pulls the room together! Phew, I was nervous!

Now the tile can be installed, then the hood exhaust and floating shelves! Last guy in my kitchen will be the painter, let’s hope soon!

Who’s Coming To Dinner?

Who's Coming To Dinner

Do you have enough silverware for a large dinner party? Does all your silverware match?

We have introduced a new line of silverware! It is fun and exciting! You can choose your color and style to match or contrast your table setting. We also have serving spoons, salad and cake servers, and bread knives.

These make wonderful gifts for the hostess! Let’s set the table! Come in and check it out, we’ll wrap them up for you!

420 RENO… Steve The Tile Guy

420 Richards Ave Shower

Tile is hot! Why? Because it adds so much texture, color and interest to any surface! Used creatively, you can define a space by tile.

Tile installation is expensive and very difficult. So I recommend choosing an installer that has a great reputation like Steve-the-tile-guy. He is known for taking the time to work with clients on layout, doing precise math and precise cuts. When tiling something like a shower, you will notice any mistake and it will probably drive you nuts so it is really good to hire experience and plan ahead in order to prevent costly waste and miscalculations.

Yes, tile is expensive. It just is. Truthfully, you get what you pay for. Here is my rule of thumb when purchasing tile:

a) I don’t spend money where my feet go. Typically, I go with a reputable company like American Olean that is reasonably priced and well designed. Zenstoneworks and B&C Flooring in Portsmouth are great resources.

b) I do spend money where you see it. Typically, this would be the master shower and anywhere around a mirror. I am using Ann Sacks Tile that I fell in love with and designed the room around the tile.

c) I don’t recommend purchasing tile from a big box store. While the price is right, typically a lot of the tiles will be flawed or broken in the pack that you purchase. Unfortunately, you are not able to inspect each tile or mosaic sheet. They are also thin and can easily warp (believe it or not). Quite ironically I have seen this a few times and it is truly odd. Additionally, they are not necessarily the same size so it makes the install very tricky and can result in an overall inconsistent look.

Let me know if you need any help with selecting your tile! Remember, it should be FUN!


9 Walker Street, Kittery, ME 03904

(207) 703-0696

(888) 981-1950

amy@amyduttonhome.com

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