Material Matters

For many homeowners, aesthetics and function are the primary considerations of a kitchen renovation. However, before you lay out your space and start selecting colors, there is another essential factor to explore: the materials you will use for each feature. In fact, there are numerous factors to consider as you narrow down your options. Giving special attention to the material composition of your kitchen, particularly when it comes to the aspects that take the heaviest use – the floors, sink, and countertops – can help ensure your renovation stands the test of time. Flooring Though often taken for granted, the floor is generally the …

HANSGROHE METRIS SELECT & TALIS SELECT FAUCET COLLECTIONS

PRODUCT FEATURES: Select Technology – turn the water off and on by pushing the Select button. Especially useful with soapy or messy hands: a light touch of the back of the hand, elbow or forearm easily stops and starts the flow of water Modern Design – personalize your kitchen & bathroom with unparalleled innovation, quality and aesthetic appeal QuickClean Innovation – instantly wipe away lime-scale deposits from silicone-covered spray channels Multiple heights and profiles fit most kitchen and bath spaces Easy Installation – includes flexible connection hoses for turnkey installation Low Flow Compliant within 1.2 – 1.75 GPM Hansgrohe limited …

Perfect Pantries

                The function is key for today’s homeowners when designing the perfect pantry. When remodeling or building, the focus is often on the most highly trafficked room in the house: the kitchen.   Due to the open floor plans that remain so popular, it is more important than ever to keep the kitchen neat and tidy. And thus, pantries are quickly becoming a necessity for homeowners for not only storing food and supplies but for organizing appliances and preparing some food for family and guests.     Not simply a utilitarian space where …

Kohler Revolution 360 Toilet Flushing Platform Offers Enhanced Performance

Kohler raises the bar on toilet flushing platforms with the launch of its new Revolution 360 swirl flush technology. The brands extensive experience in the toilet industry supports its understanding that critical drivers of owner satisfaction are toilet cleanliness and flush performance – both addressed in the new platform. Revolution 360 is Kohler’s most complete flush ever developed and is powered by the brand’s widely popular AquaPiston canister technology which allows water to flow out of the tank at 360 degrees, increasing the power and effectiveness of the flush. Once out of the tank the water flows into the bowl …

5 smart technology upgrades to make the bathroom the brainiest room in the house

Smart technology has found a place in virtually every room in the home, even the one where we take care of our most low-tech needs. In fact, thanks to innovations like sensor-operated, self-cleaning toilets, moisture-sensing ventilation fans, and digital shower controls, it’s possible to turn an ordinary bathroom into the brainiest room in the house. If you’re ready to upgrade your bathroom with the latest smart technology, here are five elements to put at the top of your must-have list: 1. Smarter shower From showerheads with light and sound to digital temperature and water pressure controls that you can set …

Increase kitchen efficiency with ease

As the holiday season approaches and the calendar begins to populate, it’s important not to allow the stress of entertaining large groups to become a burden. Below are four tips to help organize a kitchen and host with ease, creating a functional space for family and friends to enjoy. Plan in advance Set aside time early in the week to plan the menu, from simple appetizers to the main entree. Grocery shopping apps, like AnyList, allow the whole family to share and build lists together — which can help avoid any last-minute trips to the grocery store. Also, try to …

How to perfectly light a bathroom for beauty, function and safety

Good lighting is important throughout a home, and each room has different lighting needs. Kitchens require overhead and task lighting, while bedrooms and dining rooms can benefit from variable illumination. However, no room in the house requires more layers and nuances of lighting than the bathroom, where lighting directly influences the room’s efficiency, utility, safety, and beauty. Upgrading lighting in a bathroom can give the room a whole new look and improve its functionality for a fraction of the cost of a full renovation. As you’re planning your bathroom enlightenment, keep in mind the multiple purposes lighting plays in a …

Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Trends to Watch

Investing thousands of dollars in a kitchen or bathroom remodel can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out some of these trends from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) to consider when planning your next kitchen or bath remodel.  Make Your Home Smarter It used to be that internet meant high-tech. Now, especially with the Internet of Things, it means easier access to entertainment and home security. Home automation is now a consideration when remodeling as WiFi can be used to connect affordable, easy-to-install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. These safety tools can be accessed …

Less is More with Moen® Kyvos Accessories

Consumers are becoming more adventurous with their home design choices, seeking more modern, square-shaped fixtures and accessories to incorporate into their décor. Replacing accessories in the bath is a simple, budget-friendly way to refresh an outdated space – in minutes – and integrate the square-shaped trend. Homeowners searching for a unique style with added functionality have another option from Moen with the new Kyvos™ accessories collection.With exposed mounting screws and geometric shapes, Kyvos accessories’ sleek, distinctive look coordinates with a variety of contemporary bath suites, providing a perfect way to keep the master and guest baths tidy. The towel bars and ring provide …

Infuse life into the bath for a spa-like oasis

Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature infuses life back into luxury bath design for a serene sense of calm. Neutral calm Light colors such as cool grays and muted blues evoke tranquility and peacefulness. Neutral colors for walls and fabrics create a soothing aesthetic that fosters relaxation in the space. To create visual …