Reclaimed Wood Trends

reclaimed wood trends Everyone agrees that it’s the warmth of wood that draws people to use of reclaimed lumber in their homes. Whether it’s wrapped beams, flooring, a wall of wood, sliding barn doors, a rustic island, or recovered wood in furnishings, the inspired use of lumber is a look that seems to only be growing in popularity. “Reclaimed wood has become popular across the world for so many reasons. It fits into all décor styles from modern, urban industrial to city farmhouse and especially in the ‘man cave’.” according to Margaret Sparks of Vintage Reborn. “With the focus today on …

Pampered Pet Design Trends

Pull-out pet bowls, built-in dog showers in the laundry rooms, and attractively designed nooks for pet habitation within a home have been growing in popularity and are seen in more custom homes across the region. Pets, as Randy Arnold of Arnold Homes LLC says, are part of the family so homeowners are really concerned about their well-being. “Empty nesters, whose kids are grown and no longer living at home, are especially concerned about their pets.”                           In the 2014 Parade of Homes, Arnold included a dog shower in the laundry room …

HGTV Smart Home in Nashville

The first HGTV Smart Home built in the Nashville market was part of a giveaway.             Designed by P. Shea and constructed by Carbine & Associates, the home is located in Green Hills. The English country style home, plus an all-new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and a $100,000 cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans bring the value of the grand-prize package to over $1 million.           For information visit www.hgtv.com/smart.