Identifying Your Kitchen Style

(Family Features) With so many different styles of kitchens and cabinets, sometimes it can be hard to decide on a favorite. While you may see kitchens in a variety of styles and find them all beautiful in their own way, finding inspirations for your dream kitchen often requires sorting through many different considerations. Aside from the look of each style, many aspects must be considered such as its compatibility with the rest of the home and whether it will endure the test of time. For example, Wellborn Cabinet can accommodate nearly any design style with a wide variety of kitchen …

Tile Treds

More interesting color, textures, and sizes for backsplashes is the most welcome change to come along, according to Gina Hewlett of Louisville Tile. “White subway tile has its place, but it’s not every place all the time,” she says. Daltile’s Lisa Mcneese reports that while subway tiles are still going strong, the trend is toward larger sizes such as 4x12s and 4x16s. “And we aren’t necessarily installing them in a horizontal brick lay. Sometimes we are straight stacking them or soldier stacking them vertically, even making a herringbone pattern with them,” she says. Mcneese adds that focal or feature walls …

Fisher & Paykel Exhibits Contemporary & Professional Range of Premium Appliances at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2019

Fisher & Paykel Appliances will be exhibiting at the Architectural Digest Design Show (ADDS) from March 21-24 in New York City. Located at Pier 94 at booth 191, the New Zealand-founded brand will present new generation and heritage products across both their Contemporary and Professional ranges in an environment that encourages guests to interact with the products and experience their human-centered design philosophy. According to Kevin Dexter, Fisher & Paykel President of North America, “The kitchen is the heart of the home and, now more than ever, it has become a place of social interaction. Our aim is to create a suite of products that …

Clever Kitchen Upgrades

Fresh colors and textures for a functional kitchen style (Family Features) For avid cooks, seasoned hosts and busy families, the kitchen is likely the center of daily life and a place where both form and function are of the utmost importance. This high-traffic space generally influences the design of the rest of the house, especially if the home has more of an open-concept layout. The colors and materials used in the kitchen normally set the tone for the rest of the home. When it comes to considerations like finish and materials, kitchen cabinetry trends are shifting toward colored cabinetry and …

Countertop Trends

Above: Clairidge by Cambria (from Woodstone Collection) Quartz continues to be popular as the countertop material of choice, according to industry experts, although home decorators and designers still are known to select their personal favorites, whether that’s marble, granite, soapstone, or some other natural stone. According to Kate Fudim of Beth Haley Design, “More and more customers have heard of quartz and are open to using it. When it was first being introduced, some clients may have thought it was interior to other countertop finishes, but now most people appreciate it.” She adds, “Marble is timeless and basically will never …

Simple Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

(BPT) – Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Resolve to make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams. Fortunately, you don’t need a major remodel. Consider these ideas for simple changes with big impact. With a little planning and effort, you’ll add to your home’s value and functionality, while getting the “Pinterest-worthy” bathroom you know will make you smile every day. Project 1: Fresh, eco-friendly style Transitional style is today’s most popular bathroom style, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and with good reason: almost limitless design potential. The American Standard Town Square S bathroom collection, …

Expand Your Kitchen

How space-saving sliding door hardware can help (Family Features) Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s a place where family and friends gather. It’s also space where you may seem to need more space, whether you’re making breakfast for the kids or hosting a big dinner party. Using innovative wall-mount door hardware, you can unlock your kitchen’s potential by freeing up the “real estate” traditional swinging doors take up. Due to their unique space-saving possibilities, versatility and aesthetics, wall-mount sliding doors can make your kitchen more open and inviting. A standard hinged door consumes 10-14 square feet of …

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. …