2016 Home & Garden Editors' Picks
The best Hudson Valley has to offer to spruce up your home
Williams Lumber & Home Centers
Rhinebeck Kitchen & Bath
Cabinetry typically is the biggest part (60 percent or so) of a kitchen-remodeling budget, so it’s important to spend and choose wisely. Rhinebeck Kitchen & Bath not only has a huge selection of cabinets of every style, size, color, and material, but a staff who really knows and understands kitchen design and how to make the right choices for your vision and budget and can guide your from selection through installation.
Luxury Pool Company
NeJame Pool Specialists
NeJame Pool Specialists take your pool from concept to completion, including design, landscaping, construction and service. Started by Edward Nejame in 1957, it is now owned and run by second-and third-generation family members Chris Nejame and his daughter Britney and son-in-law Steve O’Brien. NeJame installs everything from gunite to vinyl pools and outfits those pools with features such as laminars (arcs of water), automatic vacuum-cleaning robots, and systems that let homeowners control everything from their smartphones.
Hunt Country Furniture
Wingdale, Dover Plains
For 90 years this company has been making furniture from locally harvested, kiln-dried trees and selling it to clients nationwide. The showroom in Wingdale is set up as rooms so you can see all the possibilities for chairs, tables, bedrooms, and the like. Then you order to your exact specifications, choosing the wood and selecting from over two dozen finishes. The factory store in Dover Plains has the same quality pieces, but the selection is all premade in bulk for quick grab-and-go purchases.
845.832.6522 (Wingdale); 845.832.3746 (Dover Plains); www.huntcountryfurniture.com
Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
Landscape design done by Neave always involves a trained eye for the big picture and the skill and experience to install the right components in the right way on time and on budget. Neave was founded by Bill Neave and his wife, Kathy, more than 40 years ago, when landscaping was much simpler. These days, Neave’s experts plan and install pools and spas—irrigation systems, decks and terraces, outdoor kitchens with pizza ovens, landscape lighting, and four-season gardens.
Place to Buy Plumbing Supplies
Fishkill and five other locations
Whether you’re redoing your bathroom or just need a flush lever for your toilet, N&S is the place to go.The company’s six stores, four of which have showrooms, stock everything you could possibly need for plumbing, heating, and HVAC. You can find basic to high-end inventory, such as Toto’s Neorest toilets, which wash and dry the bowl and also have heated seats. Most important, the staff is experienced and highly knowledgeable.
845.896.6291 (Fishkill); www.nssupply.com
Home Planting Needs/Florist/Nursery
Sabellico Greenhouses & Florist
Sabellico Greenhouses & Florist grows what they sell on their 10-acre property, so you not only take home the healthiest herbs and houseplants, but you also get expert advice on how to grow your garden. Their nursery is open year-round, so whether you’re on the hunt for lush lilies in springtime or the perfect poinsettia this winter, Sabellico has got you covered. They also have a full-service flower shop, which offers fresh bouquets and arrangements for any occasion.
Terra Tile & Marble
Sure, you could head to the one of the big-box retailers and get the same tile that everyone else has. But you deserve better than that, right? This family-owned shop can lead you in a new direction. Instead of tiny mosaics, think large-format rectangular plank tiles on your bathroom walls and floors in varied shades of muted grays. A stonecutter will fit it exactly to your specifications. Ceramic, porcelain, marble, travertine, and engineered stone are all available and on view in the spacious showroom.
Window Treatment Designs
Kingston, Rhinebeck, Woodstock
You don’t have to settle for vinyl slats. At both the Kingston and Rhinebeck branches of this interiors empire, you can choose from dozens of designs from Hunter Douglas. Honeycomb shades, textured fabrics that fold into classic Roman designs, and privacy sheers for oversized windows and sliding doors are just a few of the designs we adore. The flagship store in Kingston will do custom draperies, window valances, swags, cornices, and top treatments to boot.
845.338.0800 (Kingston); 845.516.4443 (Rhinebeck); 845-679-2040 (Woodstock); www.marigold-home.com
Tucked away in a factory complex, Niche Modern in Beacon is not just a store, but a maker of high-end mold-blown glass light fixtures that illuminate shops, hotels, homes, and offices the world over. Known by their trademark “tuck” in the glass, evidence of the human hand, their pendants, chandeliers, canopies, and tabletop models are special for their unusual shapes, intriguing colors, and quirky bulbs like curlicue LEDs and incandescent Edison styles.
Place to Buy a Tractor
Pine Bush Equipment
Pine Bush, Holmes
Whether you’re digging a fish pond or hauling firewood, you need a tractor to do the heavy work. Luckily, we have this 60-year-old family-owned company, which specializes in the Kubota line, to help us choose from a fabulous selection. The staff will help you select just the right machine, and you can test-drive it in the parking lot. And when you get your baby home and forget how to use the backhoe, you’ll have the personal cell number of the sales manager and parts person in your speed-dial.
845.744.2006 (Pine Bush); 845.878.4004 (Holmes); www.pbeinc.com
Place to Buy Lumber
Williams Lumber & Home Centers
Rhinebeck and eight other locations
Who doesn’t know that if you’re buying lumber in the Valley you go to Williams? Well, just in case that’s you, now you know. Founded by Stanley Williams in 1946 and now in its third generation with Kim Williams as vice president of retail operatiors, it’s the premier place for your building needs. The company carries cedar, Douglas fir, pine, kiln-dried SPF, plywood, as well as mahogany flooring and stepping, and composite Trex decking, plus more. And, as the jingle goes, they have everything else you need for your home.
Catskill Art & Office Supply
Woodstock, Kingston, Poughkeepsie
If you don’t want some part-time high school student advising you on the best way to frame your great-grandpa’s portrait or that signed John Lennon litho, head on over to this artists’ mecca. Professional framers will help you choose the right matting, framing, and glass (museum-quality conservation glass is available) for your beloved photo, painting, or artifact. Shadowboxes and ready-made frames are also available.
845.679.2251 (Woodstock); 845.331.7780 (Kingston); 845.452.1250 (Poughkeepsie); www.catskillart.com