Author: Heather Cross
Modern design and modern elements are emerging on the scene like never before, whether it is in color, furniture or decor; it is here to stay. However, when it comes to the kitchen most people are not sure about where to start. Let's dive into what I think makes a kitchen modern.Read more...
When you’re renovating your kitchen as a DIY project or whether hiring a contractor, it is both beneficial and educational to take your own measurements. However, measuring for kitchen cabinets isn’t necessarily an easy task. It’s imperative to record center points for appliances, gas lines, and plumbing. Door openings and other obstacles. Follow the next four steps to measuring for your kitchen cabinets.Read more...
There are many ways to upgrade a bathroom- particularly when your space could use a makeover. The design decisions could drive the budget to stay in line with the project or way out of line. You ultimately want to maximize your look for less. Stick to what fits your bathroom and satisfies your needs of aesthetics, functional storage, and resale value. I will provide a mini-guide to get you started on your renovation and make sure you are spending your dollars well!
Granite and quartz are among the most used countertop surfaces in kitchens and baths to date. But how do you choose which surface to apply to cabinets? Granite is familiar with most people because it is saturating the marketplace. However quartz has gained such a strong popularity because of its color versatility and function, it may eventually catch up to granite.
IS YOUR SMALL KITCHEN CRAMPING YOUR STYLE?
Living with limited kitchen space is not the best case scenario for any culinary connoisseur, baking expert, or DIYer. But, designing the kitchen of your dreams does not have to be restricted by the size or shape of the space you are working with. Transforming any tiny kitchen into a stunning and functional room in your home can be done effortlessly.
So, what qualifies as a small kitchen?
Over the last 50 years kitchen sizes have increased from about 70 to 150 square feet. According to Lee Wallender from Home Renovation’s About Home, generally the “classic 10 x 10 kitchen” (100 square feet or less) is considered the benchmark of small kitchen sizing. The most common small kitchen will be what is considered a galley kitchen. This shape is long and narrow with counters on either side of a central walkway. Though, kitchen sizing is going to differ according to the area you live in, this standard for the average kitchen in 2016 can be useful when planning your own remodel.
I’m sure you wandered when did brown go out and why is there so much grey everywhere? It’s true you cannot visit a home decor store, a furniture gallery or a new showroom and not see the color grey in some variation. Well ladies and gents we now have grey in kitchen cabinets, yes all shades, cool and warm tones.
Our furry friends naturally love to be outdoors, and we naturally hate the muddy, dirty, or otherwise messy paws that come with these adventures. Most dog owners have seen these disastrous soiled prints tracked right through their living room, and onto that once beautiful white carpet they own. Cleaning up after our pets is a daily task, so why not make these routine chores a little easier to manage?