Mixing metals in your kitchen

Mixing-metals-in-a-kitchenWhen you’re planning your kitchen design, the choices for finishes can be staggering. From a myriad of types of metals to the finishes of each piece, it is easy to get overwhelmed.

Luckily, there are no hard and fast rules in kitchen design. When picking design elements like faucets, cabinet hardware, light fixtures, décor and more, customers often wonder if it is acceptable to mix metals throughout the kitchen. The answer? Definitely! Continue reading

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How to pull off a black bathroom

black-bathroomMany people prefer the relaxed, spa-like design of a white bathroom. But what if you want the exact opposite? Something bold?

A black bathroom can be absolutely stunning. This design choice can read either masculine or glamorous and dramatic, depending upon the approach. We also love the versatility of a black bathroom because it can fit any style — traditional, transitional or contemporary.

Sound like a look that might work for you? Check out these tips for creating a black bathroom. Continue reading

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Style versus function in your kitchen

kitchen-style-vs-functionA kitchen can bring your home to life, but it requires a delicate balance between your preferred aesthetic and smooth functionality. Where should you start?

Organization is key to bringing order to your kitchen and unlocking its potential. Organization creates useful spaces and opens up areas for personal style to be expressed. Continue reading

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Designing a timeless kitchen

Designing a timeless kitchenYou likely know that the kitchen is one of the most valuable rooms in your home when it comes to resale value. As one of the biggest selling points of a home, it has the ability to increase—or decrease—the worth of your property.

If you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen, it’s important to think about how your design will look 10 or 20 years down the road should you decide to sell. Here are three main things to keep in mind when designing a kitchen that will stand the test of time. Continue reading

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Six top bathroom design trends for 2018

Bathroom design trends--edited (1)How do you make the most out of your bathroom? Considering it is the place where you start and end your day, you want an environment that’s comfortable, yet practical. However, selecting the right features for your bathroom can be difficult.

Although they are relatively small spaces, bathrooms serve many functions and have endless design possibilities. Understanding the latest design trends will help you create a space that you can fall in love with while obtaining optimum efficiency. Continue reading

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How to create a kitchen you’ll love to use

Create a Luxury Kitchen You'll Love to Use--editedThe kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where meals are prepared and shared and where friends and family gather. From fancy to functional and everything in between, there are kitchen designs for every budget and style. For many people who love to cook and entertain, having a beautiful, luxurious kitchen is a dream.

Whether you’re building a new kitchen, renovating an existing space or simply looking to add features that improve functionality and style, there are many different ways to create a luxury kitchen that you’ll love to use. Continue reading

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Six gadgets that will transform your home in 2018

Six gadgets that will transform your home in 2018Whether you’re in need of stronger security or a better night’s sleep or just want your home to work with the push of a button or the sound of your voice, give these six gadgets a try.

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How paint can breathe new life into just about anything

How paint can transform just about anythingInstead of throwing out your old dining room table or dresser, grab a couple gallons of paint and breathe new life into it.

A bold new color can transform nearly any piece of decor, making rooms more vibrant and allowing you to enjoy your old pieces again for years to come. Here are just a few ways paint can transform each room in your home.

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What do my plumbing noises mean?

What do my plumbing noises meanThe plumbing system in your home likely doesn’t get a second thought until something goes wrong. When the shower offers hot water, the toilet eliminates waste and you can wash dishes in the kitchen sink, the details of how the pipes work aren’t that important to most people.

But what if, one morning, you notice a thud when you turn off the shower, or a rattling noise after flushing the toilet? Abnormal plumbing noises could be warning signs that something needs attention. Here are the most likely causes of some common plumbing noises.

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10 tips for organizing your refrigerator

10 tips for organizing your refrigeratorDo the eggs go high or low? Does anyone really use the small cubby space for butter? And what about the refrigerator drawers—what’s really supposed to go in those things?

Like real estate, refrigerator organization is all about location. There really is a way to keep your foods fresher for longer. Here’s how to properly organize your fridge.

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