Counters by Elite brings skills, modern equipment to the job

Founded in 1998, Elite Installation & Design Countertops moved from Gallatin to Hendersonville in 2000. What began as a business outfitting counters in tour buses soon grew so that residential and commercial jobs far outnumbered work on tour buses. Chris Brown and his talented team of skilled craftsmen built of the only three Corian® fabrication centers in the Nashville area in 1998. Within a few years, the team opened the first granite fabrication shop in the Nashville area. Elite has become the leader in fabrication and installation of natural and engineered stone countertops in Middle Tennessee. With over 60 years …

Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color

  (Family Features) Just as filling your plate with colorful foods is typically good for your body, filling your kitchen with color can be good for the soul. In fact, color is an important element in interior design not only for its aesthetic value but also because it can shape perceptions and emotions. “Color is powerful – when you walk into a room, you can instantly feel its subconscious effect on your mood, your heart rate, and even your appetite,” said color trend expert Janice Fedak. “That’s why it’s important to choose colors that ‘speak to you,’ express your unique …

Living in Color

(Family Features) When picking a color for cabinetry, personality and lifestyle are essential considerations. Gray and white cabinets are options for the modern active living lifestyle, whereas green and blue tones may work better for a more eclectic existence. Whichever way you go, colored cabinetry is more than just a trend: it’s a design approach that is here to stay. That’s why careful planning is necessary when you set out to redesign the kitchen. After all, this essential living space is an area where you spend plenty of time, so it should feature visual elements and colors you find appealing. …

3 Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2018

(Family Features) When it’s time for a home remodel, specifically of a bathroom or kitchen, many homeowners turn to trendy looks as inspiration. Color, texture and material variance, like using different types of tile, lead the way in this year’s kitchen and bath trends. To help amplify the look and appeal of your space, consider these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry: Try Different Shades White is classic, crisp and always in style, while gray also provides a traditional look. Many designers pair white or gray cabinets, tile and wall color with a pop …

A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel

(Family Features) Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfortable. Getting your hands dirty on the front end – with some planning and preparation – is the best blueprint for a successful home remodeling project. To help you start your remodel on the right track, consider these tips from Gary White with JCPenney Home Services. Start with a plan Although it may sound obvious, the first step really is to decide what you hope to accomplish with your renovation. At the least, begin to outline rough ideas to …

Top Tile Trends 2018

Tile sizes continue to grow, according to experts, and, according to Amy Balsimo of Louisville Tile Distributors, the development of inkjet printing continues to give manufacturers the ability to create gorgeous graphics. “The ability of manufacturers to create dimensional tiles and more intricate patterns has led to tile being used in more non-common applications,” says Lesley Welch of Traditions in Tile & Stone. “We now use tile as wall coverings in powder rooms and even as accent walls in bedrooms.” Balsimo says that while rectangular shapes are still very popular, growing in interest are curved shapes and three-dimensional wall tile. …

Kitchen Design Trends

Most industry experts agree that they continue to see white shaker-style cabinets more than other choices, and that hardwood flooring in a variety of shades remains a popular kitchen floor. Beyond these findings, however, there are discrepancies about views of colors, appliances, and kitchen design itself. Regarding kitchen design, Louise Frost of The Design Studio reports she’s seeing a growing interest in kitchen layouts and taking cabinets to the ceiling to maximize storage and expand the space. “”Our clients are cutting down raised bars and extending countertops into the living space, often adding bar stools,” says Frost. Gail Adkins of …

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 …

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 …