6 Kitchen Design Trends for 2017

If you follow interior design, you know that trends seem to come and go with the seasons, and this new year is no different. As has been the case over the past few years, there is a huge focus on keeping an eye towards the future. Kitchen designs for this year and the years to come will reflect an interaction between technological innovation and artistic expression. Timeless design styles are being updated and personalized via eye-catching designer pieces, more color and material combinations and other unique adornments. At the same time, cooking is becoming faster and […]

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Designing The L-Shaped Kitchen

One of the most popular kitchen layouts for apartments and smaller homes, the L-shaped kitchen is highly versatile and able to accommodate a wide variety of different floor plans.   About the L-Shaped Kitchen Consisting of two adjoining lengths of countertops that meet at a corner to form the L, this type of kitchen is great for small to medium sized living spaces because it allows for two walls worth of cabinet space, while also allowing for an open flowing feel. In smaller homes, the more walls you add, the […]

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Bamboo Flooring Pros & Cons

As more homeowners become interested in sustainable, environmentally-friendly products, bamboo has risen in popularity. Bamboo is a natural product sourced directly from the earth, just like hardwood, granite, marble, and other popular materials used in the home. However, bamboo is unique in that it is a type of grass. After harvesting, it is cut into long, rectangular strips that are then combined using adhesives and high pressure. This process creates a final product that is durable and aesthetically similar to hardwood, depending on which edges of the bamboo are laminated […]

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5 Striking Kitchen Lighting Combinations

If you’ve been working towards remodeling your kitchen, you might’ve heard time and again that lighting is key. More specifically, the combination of strategically placed ambient, task and accent lighting can really breathe life into your kitchen space. Without much prior knowledge or experience, it may sound somewhat complicated, but with a little bit of research, you’ll find that implementing all three lighting sources in your kitchen is much simpler than you’ve imagined. The Three Lighting Sources Ambient lighting is the main light source for your kitchen. This is most often […]

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The Pros & Cons of Composite Paper Countertops

In a time when the looming threat of climate change is a hot topic, more and more concerned individuals are looking for ways to live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles. For many, the easiest way to act upon their concerns is to leverage their buying power and seek out certified eco-friendly products. When it comes to home renovations, the often large amounts of materials required poses a great opportunity to utilize environmentally-friendly materials and sustainable remodeling practices. In response to the growing demand, a variety of eco-friendly products such as composite countertops and […]

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How To Create An Old World Kitchen With Stock Cabinets

Today’s most popular kitchen interiors are characterized by the sleek simplicity of modern and contemporary design. These mostly unadorned kitchens feature flat-paneled or shaker-style cabinetry, usually painted white, cool metals such as chrome and stainless steel, and simple hardware. Homeowners today seem to be enamored with open layouts, and clean, straight lines. Adding personality to the space usually means incorporating strategic pops of bright, bold color and unique patterning. While these design elements fit nicely in today’s streamlined technological world, there’s something beautifully nostalgic about spaces that embrace the more formal designs of centuries ago. […]

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