It can be tricky to select the right countertop for your kitchen. You want to balance practicality, beauty and budget – but you’re probably buried in the variety of options out there. We decided to simplify things and break it down into the most common pros and cons of each material. Read on to discover the best countertops for your kitchen.
American architecture is as diverse as its culture – from the Spanish adobes and plantations of the South, to the colonial saltboxes and industrial styles of the North. When building or remodeling your own home, you may choose a design that aligns with the style of your location – or, since freedom of expression is the very woof and warp of the American culture, you may opt for something completely unique and different. Read on to learn about the history of American architecture and the styles that may inspire you on your next custom home project.
For most homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of the home. When it comes to your remodel, home addition or custom new home, it is likely the first interior element you will be designing. So where do you start? Here are some current kitchen trends that we LOVE, to help you get started with some inspiration.
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.
Not since the height of the 70’s have we seen brass so strongly embraced in interior design. Along with its other warm metallic counterparts (copper and bronze), brass is enjoying a huge revival. Beaten, folded or polished – designers are celebrating its luxurious, yet industrial appeal, making everything from chandeliers, pendant lights, tables, dressers, chairs, bath and kitchen fixtures and decorative accessories out of this ancient metal.
So you’ve heard the words “Modern” and “Contemporary” used in terms of architecture and design. When it comes to designing and building your home, which style do you prefer? Did you know that there is a difference between the two?
When you define the words, they both seem to mean almost the same:
- “Modern: Of or relating to present times as opposed to the remote past.”
- “Contemporary: Belonging to or occurring in the present, at the same time.”
But when we talk of architecture or interior design, believe it or not, there is a difference.
Venetian plaster in the kitchen is elegant. It’s that simple. And it is an elegance that can match with any decor or era.
The Basics of Venetian Plaster
Venetian plaster has been used since the mid-1500s. The plaster is applied to walls with a trowel, then burnished and sealed with a glaze.
This elegant and striking faux finish creates a three-dimensional look that brings to mind stonework, marble and rustic motifs. In a kitchen, it gives the room a softness and a glow.
Forget plain old paint, wallpaper or tiles. Add texture, dimension and Read More »
Today’s kitchen is a home’s focal point. The modern style of kitchen has caught on for new homes and remodeled kitchens alike because of its aesthetic appeal, open space and improved functionality.
The range of kitchen countertops available has grown incredibly because of new stylings and Read More »
Country kitchens have become a favorite with many homeowners. While they were traditionally designed for practicality over esthetics, these days you can enjoy both. That old style charm can integrate beautifully with the latest design trends in the modern home.
Let’s explore a few country kitchen designs and what they could do for your home.
19th century inspired apothecary cabinets with transparent panels can instantly Read More »
Modern kitchens have entered a new age. Originally, it was all about open plan kitchens. Then islands and stainless steel became all the rage. Now people want a unique modern kitchen that is chic and all theirs.
Brass Fixtures and Fittings
Brass is back. While stainless steel is the metal most often associated with a modern kitchen, brass mixes well Read More »