Top Trending Kitchen Designs

While the all-white kitchen design might never go out of style, there are plenty new design trends for 2020 that will allow homeowners the opportunity to find their unique style amongst the latest crazes. Accent colors, natural, ego friends and sustainable items, Most industry experts agree that they continue to see white shaker-style cabinets more than other choices, and handmade tiles and materials help homeowners add some soul to their space, while hardware and metal finishes invite homeowners to push the envelope without overshadowing the overall design. While kitchens are still the most used space in the home, kitchen design …

The Ultimate Balance Kitchen Sink Design

Kitchens are no longer just for cooking. A kitchen is often the main hub for the home where families get together or friends meet up for brunch or dinner or cocktails. Remodeling or designing a kitchen, the most trafficked area of the house, requires time, planning, and a willingness to work with all the fine details. Everything makes a difference including something as utilitarian as the sink. Thus, the kitchen sink is a vital part of kitchen design. While considering the type and style of the sink might seem like a low priority, focusing on finding a balance between the …

The Argument Continues Granite vs. Quartz

The enduring debate between granite and quartz for countertops continues to evolve. While, as with many decorating ideas, choices often come down to particular preference, there is a difference between the two that necessitates some exploration. While countertops bear the burden of setting the tone of a space to taking a beating, choosing the right countertop for a particular space is a reflection of a homeowners’ style and relationship with their space. Granite as a countertop material has been around since the 1920s, though it didn’t become mainstream until the 1970s. Granite is a hard stone that is 100% natural …

Bathtubs The Changing Tide

Keeping or removing the bathtub in a master bath build or remodel is an area of contention for most homeowners. Complaining about difficult cleaning and space, by 2017 it seemed everyone was ditching their tub for a large walk-in shower that resembled a spa. Now, just a few years later, the tub seems to be making a comeback. Regardless of which side of the conversation you land on, a tub requires some consideration. Following are some ideas from our experts about choosing the right bathtub for your space. First, most experts say, consider how you use the space. The choices …

Tile Trends for 2020

It’s a new year, and a new moment to be choosing tile. While 2020 will go down as the year of Coronavirus, the “stay at home” order offers time to consider your choices. Tile is one of the hottest trends in home décor because it can be as simple or complex or eccentric as the homeowner themselves. Experts point to statement tile being the new rage as,similar to a painted feature  wall, homeowners can make a big statement without overwhelming an entire room. From oversized water jets to  beautiful porcelains that mimic precious gemstones, most experts agree bold colors and …

Sustainable Home Upgrades for Better Health

(Family Features) When you’re on a quest to create a home environment that promotes wellness, it can be difficult to know where to begin. One easy solution is to look for small changes that improve your personal well-being while also promoting a better environment overall. Consider these sustainable projects and changes for a healthier, happier household: Rethink window treatments. Windows can affect a home in numerous ways, both good and bad. On the upside, ambient light is a natural mood-boosting alternative to energy-hungry fixtures. Windows add character, and the right window treatments can play an essential role in a decorative …

7 Steps to Prepare for a Home Remodel

(Family Features) A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ensure you get the maximum return on your investment and make the most of your remodel. Step 1: Identify Reasons for Remodeling Deciding whether to undertake simple aesthetic changes or a full remodel can be difficult. One of the best ways to decide is to figure out why you are remodeling in the first place, whether it’s to make your new house feel more like home or to …

Beautiful Bathrooms

It’s a new year and a great time to do that renovation that you’ve been wanting to go. After kitchens, bathrooms are the top room of the home to spruce up. In many ways they offer more design choices than the rest of the home because of the size of the space and multiple features. In addition, remodeling a bathroom is the perfect place to start since the space is smaller and may be less scary than a full home remodel. The main trends in bathroom design are leaning toward brass finishes, soaking tubs, and integrated lighting and many area …

Countertops For The Love of Cooking

Foundational and essential when designing or redesigning kitchen, countertops can make or break the space. Though cabinets and flooring also play a role, countertops bear the burden of everything, from setting the tone of the space to taking a beating from all the action going on the kitchen. Choosing the right countertop for the space reflects a homeowners’ style and relationship with their space. When choosing a countertop, he first thing to decide on is material. Granite? Quartz? Marble? Porcelain? Concrete? Butcher Block? Stone Layering? hile solid surface countertops emain the choice for a countertops, granite, quartz, and marble are …

4 Home Improvement Ideas

(Family Features) Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home improvement project, these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and eLivingtoday.com can help you get started. Create a Plan Improving your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Start by setting realistic expectations, determining your goals and needs, finding inspiration and, perhaps most importantly, setting a budget. Renovate the Bathroom You can improve your home’s usability and increase its value with bathroom updates or a full renovation. Before you get started, think about …