Tile Trends 2018

Tile sizes continue to grow, according to experts, and, according to Amy Balsimo of Louisville Tile Distributors, the development of ink jet 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  (Family Features) Bringing an outdated bathroom into the now is a sure way to infuse value and personal enjoyment into your home.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 …

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, …