Designing a Home Bar Process and Materials

Many times homeowners have space in their home that goes unused—primarily in a basement or bonus room. So the question becomes how to make that space functional, but also fun. There’s also people who love entertaining, but don’t have a space that’s just right for guests. The perfect solution can be a home bar, also frequently known as a wet …

Primping the Powder Room Area at Home

Many homeowners are looking to spruce up an area in their home, but don’t have the time or the budget to do the entire house. Consider focusing on one of the most overlooked, but frequently used areas of the home: the powder room. Any bathroom remodeling can make a home pop, and take on a more high-end feeling, but this …

Creating a Wall Feature in Your Home

Feature walls are being seen everywhere in the design world, and there’s a reason homeowners are embracing this unique and stylistic approach to home design What Is a Feature Wall? The term feature wall can have an array of meanings, but at its core, it’s about simply choosing a wall in a room, and adding some sort of pattern, material …

Fresh Bathroom Trends for the Home

Bathrooms, alongside the kitchen, are generally considered the most important areas of a home. Like kitchen design, bathroom design is all about combining elegance, functionality and style. All of the top bathroom design trends are extremely different this year, but each combines beautiful elements and materials to create an oasis unlike any other area of a home. Minimalist Appeal With …

Emerge from a Deep Freeze

  This has been one of the most severe winters in recent memory—which means it’s time to escape the cold, dreary weather and head to a tropical climate for spring break. Don’t have a trip planned? Don’t worry—there are easy ways homeowners can get the feeling they’re visiting a tropical oasis, all while enjoying a “staycation” in their own home. …

Tantalizing Color Options in Countertops

  Kitchen and bathroom countertops are one of the best ways to display personal style in a home, and as the world of countertops evolves, so do homeowner’s options for expressing themselves. There’s been a lot of talk this year about the popularity of not only bold black countertops, but also vibrant and colorful kitchen and bathroom countertops. That’s right—colorful. …

Creating an Island Oasis Year-Round

  Kitchen trends come and go, but one trend that looks like it’s here to stay for the long-term is the kitchen island. While not every kitchen can accommodate an island, for the ones that can, it’s an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy everything from high-end design and finishes, to the utmost in functionality. Determine Use Island design is one of …

Turn a Galley Kitchen Into a Dream Space

  Galley kitchens: the first thoughts that come to mind are frequently a lack of space and functionality, outdated, and generally unappealing. The kitchen is often the selling point in a home, and that’s difficult in a home with a galley kitchen, because it can make buyers turn and run in the opposite direction, regardless of the rest of a …

How to Impress Home Buyers Looking for Luxury

    During 2013, many homeowners were relieved to finally see what looked like a significant turnaround in the real estate market. Home prices rose, and buyers finally came back onto the scene. With that in mind, many homeowners are looking to 2014 as the prime time to sell, but may find themselves asking, what are today’s buyers looking for? …

The 6 Hot Home Design Trends for 2014

    The New Year is officially in full swing, and with the start of the year comes homeowners anxious to revamp their homes in line with the biggest design trends. The start of the year is a great time to freshen the appearance of a home, and as most of anxiously await the arrival of spring, it’s a great …