It isn’t always easy selecting finishes for your home. For many homeowners, one of the most difficult items to choose is the flooring. There are so many options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? How do you ensure you make the right choice for your budget, your design, and your own personal comfort? We’ve helped select and install many different types of flooring over the years, and we’ve learned a lot of the pros and cons of each. Here are a few key things you need to know about how to choose the right flooring for your home.
If your home has a large kitchen, count yourself lucky. You possess one of the best social assets and value enhancers a home could ever have. It’s a social asset because these days, the best parties and family gatherings take place more often in the kitchen than any other part of the home. A kitchen should be a home’s most open, relaxed and welcoming space. There’s also no question about a large kitchen being hugely important to a home’s resale value.
Perhaps your kitchen is looking a little “tired” or could use some remodeling. Big or small, every kitchen eventually needs updating and upgrading. It’s just that the extra space provides so many more options. So let’s see what you can do, you lucky person, to redesign your large kitchen.
Get the Shape You Want
When redesigning a large kitchen, it’s possible to feel a bit overwhelmed with the amount Read More »
Named after the long narrow historic ships, galley kitchens are becoming more popular in homes. This is especially true in smaller homes, like condos, where designers use galley kitchens to economize on space without compromising kitchen functionality.
There are some guidelines for effectively designing and appointing a galley kitchen. Here are a few of those guidelines with Read More »
Kitchen remodeling is one way you can put some spark back into your cooking space. As these popular ideas show, livening up your kitchen can be a huge breath of fresh air.
Sometimes remodeling your kitchen can be as easy as changing the countertops. Concrete countertops are all the rage in 2014 because they can provide a variety of stunning looks for your kitchen without breaking the bank.
The concrete countertop is very customizable. It can come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Not only can you have that beautiful look of stonework, it can also be simpler because the concrete countertop can include the sink all in one piece.Read More »
One way to set your kitchen apart, more than just adding a regular island, is to have a waterfall kitchen island, which is fast becoming a trend in home styling.
Depending on the overall style of your kitchen, your budget, and your main purpose for the island, there are certain considerations that you need to look at when deciding to install a waterfall kitchen island.
What is a waterfall kitchen island?
Picture your new kitchen island with a beautiful countertop. Then continue that countertop surface flowing over the ends of the island and have it “cascading” down to the floor. It resembles a waterfall and looks sensational, almost like it’s one piece.
Does your kitchen have a modernized look?
When choosing a new color scheme for the kitchen, people often forget how cool, clean and sharp the color white can be.
An all-white kitchen? Absolutely! You might be amazed.
With the range of custom cabinetry available now, white can turn out to be stunning.
Clean and bright
White makes a room feel airy, bright and spacious. It can do the same in your kitchen.
Nelson Construction’s dedicated professionals can help you choose your new white cabinetry to be as simple and smooth as you like or to have patterns and dimensions to provide a sense of depth. With white, you have more choice than you might first think, becauseRead More »
Your kitchen should definitely be well lit; otherwise, it’s a challenge to prepare food comfortably and enjoy your surroundings. Much time and energy is spent on appliances and snazzy amenities, but resources are often focused more on good looks than appropriate functionality.
A major part of kitchen remodeling should always include plans for good task lighting. With the right illumination, your kitchen space can be attractive, energy efficient, and 100% functional to boot.
What to Consider When Choosing Good Kitchen Lighting:
- Don’t use just one ceiling-mounted light fixture – Don’t try to light your entire kitchen properly with just one light source. Rather than sticking to a single fixture, your remodeling contractor will help you choose different types of lighting and the very best spots to situate it.
- Consider layered kitchen lighting – A kitchen that is well lit consists of task, decorative, accent, and ambient lighting. Having different types of light can dramatically change the look and feel of your kitchen. It can also instantly transform the ambiance forRead More »
Anyone who spends time in a kitchen will tell you that one of the most important things to seriously improve upon when remodeling is storage. There never seems to be enough. The size of your pantry and need for kitchen storage tips in general is largely dependent on the lifestyle of you and your family and what you like to cook.
If you regularly eat at home and also enjoy entertaining, you’ll appreciate as much storage space as possible for cutlery, serving bowls and cooking tools, as well as non-perishable food items. Think Chef Michael Smith’s envy-inducing walk-in pantry on TV, with cupboards and shelving to hold an ample supply of spices and all the best basic ingredients.
Simple and Convenient Storage Options and Ideas
- Love Your Lazy Susan!
These handy devices capitalize on usable space and make it easier to lay your hands on just the right bowl or implement, especially in a deep cupboard orRead More »
You can definitely add an extra dose of design cachet by incorporating some terrific tiles when you remodel a kitchen. A tile backsplash is highly practical, yet can add real artistic appeal to this well-used room. With a great-looking, functional new cooking area, you might be surprised what delicacies you’ll be inspired to concoct!
Remodel a Kitchen with Your Pick of Terrific Tile Tactics
To successfully remodel a kitchen with class and character, consider incorporating one of the following tile designs to achieve the particular look and feel that you have in mind.
1. Tiles for color and drama – One great tile backsplash idea is to feature 3” x 6” subway tiles in contrasting colors. This is a great way to add drama to a kitchen space that also requires more color. Ask your kitchen remodeling specialist to combine two different subway tile colors that are mounted using a brick lay pattern. If your backsplash and other tiled areas are spacious enough to accommodate this large scale look, you’re bound to be pleased with the effect.
2. Modern metallic accents – If your newly remodeled kitchen is going to feature sleek and gleaming stainless steel appliances, a great way to bring the room together as a whole isRead More »
When remodeling a kitchen, obviously you need to think ahead. A great-looking, functional kitchen just isn’t complete without an island counter. These days, this handy element has become the icon of most modern kitchens and an appealing focal point for people to gather. No matter what purpose you have in mind, an island counter is an absolute must to consider when your renovation project includes remodeling a kitchen.
Island counters are especially useful for a variety of functions and being at the center of an open room; being accessible from all sides makes them even more valuable. Well-designed island counters also allow families some extra room for children doing their homework and other projects, and for entertaining guests in the kitchen. They can chat and enjoy a glass of wine while you put the finishing touches on a great meal.
Many families who have decided to go ahead with remodeling a kitchen even make specific modifications just to accommodate Read More »