Countertops Speak to Kitchens

The countertop is an essential component of the kitchen and bathroom. All the action takes place on countertops requiring countertops to walk the fine line between beauty and functionality. Countertops are the foundation of décor choices in these spaces, setting the tone and feel of the space while reflecting the style of the homeowner. The range of countertop materials is quite large, ranging from concrete and butcher block to natural stone and quartz. Regardless of material choice, there is a combination of things to look for when choosing a countertop. Carla Taylor of Hermitage Lighting Gallery says, “There are many …

High-tech bathroom trends for 2018

High-tech home design trends to love (BPT) – Technology is trending in home design and decor this year, and some of the most dramatic, futuristic and fun tech trends are showing up in the bathroom. From glass doors and windows changing from clear to opaque with the touch of a button to toilets transforming the whole experience of going to the loo, it’s all about high-tech tricking out your oasis. Here are four tech trends that will take your bathroom into hyperspace. 1. Privacy glass Glass blocks are opaque but let in some filtered light; blinds or shades get in …

4 simple swaps when planning a kitchen refresh

(BPT) – Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to reinvigorate your kitchen with a new look! When planning your refresh, consider these simple, stylish swaps that don’t require investing tons of time or budget. Upgrade your kitchen fixtures Faucets often serve as the centerpiece of the kitchen. Replacing an outdated model is an easy way to give your space a facelift. Choose a piece that’s as functional as it is fashionable such as the Delta Allentown Faucet, available at The Home Depot. This faucet offers an industrial, versatile design and tech-savvy appeal for every modern homeowner. Complete with …

Chef Michael Voltaggio’s kitchen essentials inspire culinary innovation

(BPT) – When award-winning chef and culinary visionary Michael Voltaggio was remodeling his West Hollywood home, he purposefully selected kitchen essentials that facilitate restaurant-level culinary innovation in a residential setting. Chef Voltaggio’s home kitchen couples superior functionality with style, integrating handpicked fixtures and tools of the trade necessary to establish an environment that inspires an elevated culinary process. Mindful mise en place One of the most important lessons a chef learns is the concept of mise en place — French for “everything in its place” — to streamline organization and enable efficiency. With expert forethought and understanding of the importance …

Bathrooms embrace several trends in 2018

Many area experts say that two bathroom trends are popular. Most popular is the embracing of zen-like spa spaces, but there is also a growing interest in bolder colors, whether they are found in vanities, paint, tile, or accents. “Neutral colors are trending,” says Erica Bunten of True North Designs. “Also, on the flipside, bolder colors and patterns are hot. It all comes down to personal preference. I’ve seen more people lean toward the natural, neutral, zen kind of space.” Joi Albright with PDI Kitchen, Bath & Lighting agrees that a common trend is the creation of a spa-like bath, …

PDI provides style, convenience, and bold finishes, mixed textures

When it comes to today’s kitchens, the opportunity to add your personal style and flair is there like never before. Long gone are the days of the standard kitchen with pale walls and white appliances. You are seeing the use of mixed textures, bold colors and untraditional finishes popping up everywhere—in plumbing and lighting fixtures, as well as appliances. A few noteworthy kitchen trends that we’d like to highlight are the usage of farmhouse style elements, products that make cooking a breeze, and finishes that really take things up a notch.           Farmhouse Style Elements Natural …

Home improvements to help your home sell faster and for more money

The real estate market is heating up, and if you’re planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals. To boost your home sale and reduce time on the market, consider these top home improvement ideas to catch buyers’ eyes. Garage door: When potential buyers visit your property, you want to make the best first impression before they even come inside. That’s why it’s wise to …

4 ways to simplify your DIY projects and home improvements

Whether you’re working on a spring home improvement project or a summer task, this is the time of year when you focus on improving your home both inside and out. As you look for ways to make your home even better, nothing beats a good DIY project. DIY home improvement projects are popular each year, and they can be as big or small, short or long and expensive or inexpensive as you desire. Whether you are an advanced builder or a novice home improver, the options are wide open, but remember the one thing every DIYer can agree on: Eliminating …

BLANCO Launches the Innovative PRECISION® R0 Farmhouse Sink Crafted of its Groundbreaking DURINOX® Material

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, launches the new PRECISION R0 Farmhouse Sink crafted of its revolutionary DURINOX stainless steel material. Scratch and fingerprint resistant, DURINOX is the latest innovation from the artisans at BLANCO STEELART® featuring a completely unique look and feel with two times the strength of traditional stainless steel. Tailored to a hard-working and sophisticated kitchen, the PRECISION R0 modernizes a classic style complete with a velvety, matte finish and sleek silhouette. Featuring crisp, zero radius seams and an on-trend farmhouse style, the PRECISION R0 combines superior strength and unsurpassed resilience in its …

VESTA® Fine Hardware launches the PALAZZO Collection

Classically inspired by decorative hardware with on-trend geographic facets Refined, rich, and eternally romantic VESTA™ Fine Hardware introduces Palazzo, a collection of elegant decorative hardware with an influence of octagonal elements. Available in nine cabinet pull and knob shapes, the classically inspired collection blends emotion and creativity with exceptional craftsmanship and artisanal European design. The Palazzo collection radiates effortless elegance, states Christine Zimmer, Product Manager of VESTA. “It has the rare ability to both inspire designers and transform spaces. A symbol of passion and dedication, Palazzo is a work of handcrafted art.” Composed of solid brass, the Palazzo collection is …