January/February 2018

This kitchen featuring Cambria’s Ella includes an open pantry in a separate space behind the stove and hood. It features open shelves, glass-fronted cabinets, and small appliances to make the homeowner’s life convenient while keeping many kitchen items and food prep out of sight

Bathroom Trends

Today’s bathrooms are the space offering homeowners the best opportunity to combine design with functionality. Large spa-like master baths with large multi-head walk-in showers and double vanities continue to be popular, while powder rooms allow home decorators to flex their design muscles. According to Allison O’Keefe of Cambria, “bathrooms have been spa-inspired—sprawling and luxurious—for several years, and that trend is not changing.” Color is also key, and tile in specialty designs creates a designer look with unique and functional finishes. One trend for many large master baths isinclusion of a large shower in preference to a bathtub, according to Bohnne …

July/August 2017

About the Cover A modern farmhouse kitchen is interpreted utilizing a quartz countertop surface from Cambria. Industrial lighting, wide plank flooring, and vintage bar stools add to the look. Shown is  Cambria’s Praa Sands™ color/pattern, one of a vast number of choices. For information call 615/ 331-8395 or visit www.cambriausa.com.  

January/February 2017

About the Cover Counters at different heights is one way to incorporate universal design into a home, as shown in this kitchen featuring Cambria’s Ella™ in the Marble Collection. It offers the timeless beauty of marble, but with superior performance. Cambria’s Marble Collection is nonporous, scratch resistant, and never needs sealing. Photo courtesy Cambria.

Countertop Trends

“While granite is still a leading choice for homeowners and homebuyers and white granite slabs are definitely “hot,” quartz countertops continue to grow in popularity, according to the experts Regarding popular countertop trends, Meghan Downs of Smokey Mountain Tops reports, “We are seeing the majority of our clients looking for that marble design without the high maintenance of caring for the soft marble stone. It certainly is beautiful but many day-to-day kitchen activities can harm the stone, causing etching, staining, and even visible scratches.” Downs says, “Cambria quartz offers some great low maintenance alternatives in their marble collection. The durability …

July-August Cover 2015

About the Cover This stunning kitchen boasts a Cambria Torquay Quartz waterfall island fitted with dual sinks and black drawers accented with polished nickel pulls. Waterfall countertops in which the material extends down to the floor are growing in popularity. Photo courtesy Cambria.

Don’t Be Overwhelmed by Green Design Choices

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Green Design: Overwhelmed? Don’t Be! To many homeowners, the idea of using green building products can seem overwhelming. They see the multitude of options and potential expense, wondering, “How much is too much? How much is too little?” My job is to convince homeowners that using green building materials doesn’t have to be overwhelming at all! Green construction is an exciting frontier, filled with constant innovation and changes. As we locate new ways to renew waste and redevelop dated building systems, the world of “green design” will continue to be at the forefront of sustainable practices. Because there are so …