July/August 2018

This kitchen is an expression of many of today’s trends—navy island cabinets paired with white wall and base cabinets, butcher block countertop paired with granite or quartz countertops, and a variety of lighting for tasks and beauty. This kitchen image is courtesy of Superior Custom Homes & Remodeling. For more information call 615/ 224-9771 or visit www.mysuperiorhome.com.

Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom

  (Family Features) Bringing an outdated bathroom into the now is a sure way to infuse value and personal enjoyment into your home. Whether you’re tearing down and starting fresh or simply looking to infuse some new life with a few key elements, these ideas, paired with an option such as Wellborn cabinetry, can give you the inspiration you need to transform a tired toilet into a modern marvel. Make a singular statement For a bolder look, the best approach may actually be quite simple. Use a single material throughout the room for big impact. For example, run the same …

How to prep your home for a new addition to the family

(BPT) – Whether it’s a baby or pet, a new addition to the family calls for new, unexpected responsibilities, and is bound to come with adjustments for every member of the family. While it would be silly to guarantee zero stress for the new family environment, below are tips for a transition with more playtime and fewer headaches to help you get started. Here’s what you need to know: Get ready in style Prep the space with all the necessities needed to make your new addition’s life as happy as possible. Based on the needs of your new child or …

Easy ways to create your personalized garden

(BPT) – All around the country, first-time gardeners and seasoned pros are jumping into the growing season. No matter where you live, whether it’s in an apartment in the heart of the city or a house with a spacious backyard, vegetable and herb gardening is a fun, relaxing hobby that is easy to enjoy. What makes vegetable and herb gardening such a popular pastime is that each person can make their own space to fit their needs. Whether you’re into growing the most unique plants, a foodie looking for exciting new veggies, or just want more green in your life, …

5 essential planning tips to make your outdoor wedding perfect

(BPT) – There’s so much to love about an outdoor wedding. Whether it’s set on the beach, at a winery or even in the backyard of a family member, pledging your eternal commitment to your partner in beautiful natural surroundings makes the day extra memorable. If you’re thinking of holding the big day in the great outdoors, you’re in good company. Over the past decade, outdoor ceremonies are on the rise: 52 percent of couples tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony in 2017, compared to 29 percent in 2009, according to the TheKnot.com’s 2017 Real Weddings Study. Couples are …

Bee responsible! How to attract pollinators to your garden and help them thrive

(BPT) – It’s been in the news for years now: the decline of pollinators such as honeybees and butterflies, and how it’s upsetting our world’s healthy ecosystem. We need pollinators for the growth of many of the foods we eat each day – according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, some scientists estimate that one in three bites of food we take result from the work of pollinators. Berries, apples, oranges, almonds, and scores of other foods, not to mention flowers, rely on pollinators. If they disappear, those foods will fade along with them. So, why are pollinators declining? They …

Reimagine Home Upgrades

  Summer is an ideal time to reimagine your home and make upgrades to help create a fresh, welcoming vibe. Freshen up your space with simple steps like throwing open the windows, taking advantage of previously ignored spaces throughout your home and maximizing natural light. Find more tips to upgrade your home at whyskylights.com.   SOURCE: Velux

Permeable Pavers Create Eco-Friendly Outdoor Spaces

In Nashville and beyond, permeable pavers are giving homeowners new reasons to go green. These environmentally friendly products can be spotted around town, and they’re frequently used for driveway hardscaping. But driveways aren’t the only settings where these pavers are taking off in popularity – their durability, price advantages, and even safety benefits mean they have a lot to offer. Permeable pavers are a terrific option for patios, garden spaces, and even less conventional areas like condos’ outdoor spaces. Willow Branch Outdoor Living installed Belgard’s Acqua-Bric permeable paver in Fossil color between condo buildings at Mason Rowhouse for water drainage benefits. There …

Top Knobs Combines Mid-century Modern with Minimalistic Chic for a Hardware Pairing Worth Taking Notice of

Top Knobs, known for its exceptional craftsmanship in decorative hardware, is highlighting a product pairing that combines function and aesthetic appeal for a look to complete any kitchen or bath. Introducing the Kinney and Hollin series, two seemingly refined suites as part of the Lynwood collection. The Kinney series is a minimalistic style suite that features round bar pulls with a mitered mounting post and coordinating disc-shaped knobs. The Hollin series includes rounded cup pulls, a cabinet knob backplate and a range of rectangular backplates. When paired together, the end result is a visual masterpiece that also serves a fundamental purpose. “As part of the …

Modern Farmhouse with Warmth and Comfort in Berry Farms

This Modern Farmhouse constructed by Celebration Homes evokes feelings of warmth and comfort. It is a blend of an American Italianate and a Victorian Farmhouse without being fussy, a bit classic without being stark and sharp like a museum. It combines the sleek clean lines of contemporary design with cozy farmhouse aesthetic, a large wrap around front porch, creating the quintessential country living inspired home. The style is based on something that was never meant to be a style. We have created our own take and demonstrated that inspirations can come from anywhere. The house is nestled amidst the rolling …