Trend Alert: Agate’s Rise in Home Design

Trend Alert: Agate’s Rise in Home Design Gemstones, geodes and natural elements are increasingly prevalent in home design right now. Whether it’s gem-inspired color palettes or patterns evoking beautiful rocks, it’s certainly everywhere. Agate in particular is making waves in the design world. While the use of agate in home décor may seem like it has the potential to be …

Making Dark Decor Work in Kitchen Design

Making Dark Decor Work in Kitchen Design An influential trend in kitchen design for 2014 that’s expected to have staying power well into 2015? Dark and even black kitchens. This certainly doesn’t mean that every area of a kitchen is black, but many top designs feature everything from dark kitchen countertops to deep cabinetry colors. The result is a kitchen …

5 Red Flags That Can Instantly Date a Kitchen

5 Red Flags That Can Instantly Date a Kitchen Kitchen trends, like most thing in the interior design world, can come and go. When redesigning a kitchen it’s important to factor in trends a bit, but also to focus on using quality materials like natural stone countertops and solid wood cabinetry, so the design has staying power. Often the kitchen …

Designer Tips and Tricks for Incorporating Metallic Into a Home’s Décor

Designer Tips and Tricks for Incorporating Metallic Into a Home’s Décor The use of metallics is one of the biggest trends in home design right now, but it’s not likely to be a fleeting trend, because of the pervasiveness of these shades of gold, silver, copper and bronze. Metallics aren’t just a trend—in much of the home design world, they’ve …

5 Quick Tips to Get a Kitchen Back-to-School Ready

5 Quick Tips to Get a Kitchen Back-to-School Ready It’s hard to believe another summer is already coming to an end—but now that fall is quickly approaching, parents are working to get ready for back-to-school and everything that accompanies this hectic time. The best way to feel prepared for back-to-school? Parents should try to start by getting their homes ready, …

Working with a Kitchen Designer on a Remodeling Project

Working with a Kitchen Designer When beginning a kitchen remodeling project it can be extremely challenging to know where to begin. There are aesthetic considerations, such as the type and color of countertops and cabinets that will be used, but there are also technical considerations, like traffic patterns and layout, storage, and even considerations regarding plumbing and electrical components. Many …

Layered Lighting for Kitchens and Bathrooms

Layered Lighting Maximizes Impact A homeowner has just completed the kitchen remodeling project of their dreams. Every detail is perfect, from the stone countertops to the gorgeous flooring. Everything is high-end and the details are impeccable. But something is missing. Regardless of how stunning kitchen countertops may be, or how beautiful the wood used for a homeowner’s custom cabinets, without …

Planning a Kitchen Layout

The Complicated Components of Planning a Kitchen Layout Whether it’s kitchen remodeling or a brand new design, planning a kitchen’s layout has the potential to become extremely complicated. Before planning what type of kitchen countertop will be installed, what flooring will be used, or the style of cabinets that will reside in a kitchen, planning the layout has to take …

Trending & Inspiring Upscale Countertops

What’s Trending: Inspiring Upscale Countertops While many homeowners still love the traditional, elegant look of granite in basic shades, there’s also a whole new wave of kitchen countertop design, where the focus isn’t just on having a high-end material, but also on utilizing bold colors, patterns and overall design. Among the multitudes of kitchen countertop options, here are some looks …