You have now done your research, spent hours on these sites, and you have loads of ideas of how you want your bathroom or kitchen to look. If you are at all like the “average consumer”, the internet has educated you, but with knowledge, comes confusion. ALL the pictures look pretty! Why spend $500 when there is similar product for $150? Why the difference? Design, construction, brass content, ceramic cartridges, water volume, all of these things matter and you need to take them into consideration when deciding on what fixtures work best for your renovation.
Renovating your kitchen? Culinary functionality of kitchen appliances combined with magnificent design aesthetics are key elements in creating your dream kitchen. But taking the plunge on choosing a dream luxury stove can be more overwhelming than buying a new car.
Pro appliances are pricier but tend to be more durable and powerful, and they are designed BEAUTIFULLY. For serious cooks, heavy entertainers and large families they are a good choice.
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The modern American home is constantly evolving, and while some trends go in and out of style, others take their place in the design arena and stick around. The trends that stand the test of time are often those that allow people to live more comfortably and get more use out of their home.
When it comes to home design, kitchen and bath renovation projects still remain at the top of the list for most homeowners. But what are people demanding from these upgrades? Here are a few trends we’ve seen in 2016.
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Surrounded by an arch of red brick, parsons chairs stand at either end of the farmhouse reclaimed lumber table, illuminated by the lanterns above the rustic kitchen island. Adjacent are barn doors that lead the way into the pantry. Just your average rustic industrial home, right? Wrong! At Urban Industrial Design, owner and operator Brian Seitz decided to invest in his talents and pursue his dream of doing what he loves – joining fine carpentry with metal fabrication to create classic and original pieces of furniture. His sense of aesthetics is a unique balance between the rustic charm of reclaimed wood materials combined with a hint of edginess that adds sophistication.
Twas the Friday before Christmas.. and all through the house, not a drill was drilling, not a noise from my spouse! If my husband starts a project, it will surely be… the last project he starts under our lovely Christmas Tree…
Quartzite is an increasingly popular choice among homeowners and interior designers. Its sophisticated good looks combined with crystalline sparkle, durability, earth-toned colors and stylish appearance make it a top trend contender for everything from kitchen countertops to feature walls.
We’ll start by ending some confusion about epoxy right now. An epoxy garage floor coating is not paint. Paint for garage floors is a latex acrylic product. If you are ready to have your garage floor finished with an epoxy coating, then you should know that the right company will need to be hired. A company that will make you feel good about the money your going to spend. At Capital CoverCrete, there is no need to sacrifice quality and strength for convenience. Their best selling floor coatings are installed and ready for foot traffic the same day, then warrantied for a lifetime.
Floor plans, design, and décor all play an important role in the feel of any home, but there is another player in this game that is powerful…Color! From practical applications to psychological effects color can enhance your home in many ways. The colors you choose can even influence how the size and shape of a room is perceived. Every October, the design world waits with bated breath for the big reveal, what is the pallet of the year?
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January is fast approaching and people will soon realize tax season is right around the corner. Now is the time a year that people start thinking of the spring kitchen renovations that their going to do with their tax return.
Most people run right down to cabinet or granite suppliers because that’s the first and foremost item on their minds. Sometimes when I start a kitchen renovation I like to go to my plumbing supply store to see what components they have. A unique sink or faucet may catch my eye and will inspire a fabulous design idea.
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The kitchen might have the reputation of being the heart of the home, but the living room is really where most of your…well, living, actually takes place. Odds are that you want to make that living as comfortable as possible for you and your family, not to mention any guests that pop in along the way.