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6 Top Trends in Kitchen Countertop Design for 2017

6 TOP TRENDS IN KITCHEN COUNTERTOP DESIGN FOR 2017 The countertop is an essential component of the kitchen. It is where all the important kitchen work takes place. But more than that, the countertop is the bedrock of kitchen décor when doing a kitchen renovation. It bears the burden of setting the tone and feel of the space. Seeing its importance in kitchen décor, it matters a lot what material, finish and design you choose for your countertop. We have put together the hottest countertop trends for 2017 to give you ideas for your own kitchen. As you would expect, [...]

11 Top Trends in Basement Design for 2017

11 TOP TRENDS IN BASEMENT DESIGN FOR 2017 In the last few years, there has been increased interest in basement remodeling. Homeowners have realized that they could put this large expansive space to good use and maybe even add value to their home in the process. In the beginning, basement remodeling was implemented to add an extra bedroom or a place for the kids to play. It was a place to shelter an expanding family or a guest room for the in-laws and any visitors who decide to spend the night. While adding a basement bedroom is still common, homeowners are [...]

10 Top Trends in Kitchen Cabinetry Design for 2017

10 TOP TRENDS IN KITCHEN CABINETRY DESIGN FOR 2017 Kitchen cabinetry is not just for storage. It is an essential element to your kitchen’s style when doing a kitchen remodel.  Cabinetry is the crown jewel that brings everything together.  Cabinet design has not changed much over the years; at least not as much as other elements such as countertop or flooring. But a there are still a few evolutions that have happened to kitchen cabinets over time. Today, above anything else, there is a rising movement towards a streamlined look that focuses on simplicity and minimalism. Here and there however, you will [...]

8 Top Trends in Bathroom Tile Design for 2017

8 TOP TRENDS IN BATHROOM TILE DESIGN FOR 2017 Picking out tiles for your bathroom remodeling project is not so simple anymore. There is so much variety in design, shape, color and texture that it can be overwhelming.   A few years ago tiles were mostly laid down for their functional benefits (resistance to water, durability, low maintenance) but today, their aesthetic impact is just as important as their function. This is why manufacturers have expanded their selections to provide really unique styles for homeowners.  With advice from top experts, we have identified the top 2017 bathroom tile trends you should [...]

8 Top Trends in Flooring Design for 2017

8 TOP TRENDS IN FLOORING DESIGN FOR 2017 Flooring trends change from year to year as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows a larger variety of flooring designs for their remodeling project. In 2016, dark hues struck the right note with homeowners. Flooring finishes ranging from jet black to light gray became very popular. Another trend that picked up and could continue into next year is allowing flooring imperfections such as the grain and pockmarks to serve as part of the aesthetics and create a more natural feel. It was also a big year for faux flooring. Tiles that [...]

Selling Your Home: 7 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

SELLING YOUR HOME: 7 WAYS TO IMPROVE CURB APPEAL Wash and Paint the Walls When improving curb appeal, the first thing that pops into most of our heads is, “a fresh coat of paint”. Now, although this is definitely something that should be done, we have to do one thing before painting the exterior walls – we have to wash them. Washing your home’s walls is a brilliant cost-effective way to quickly increase curb appeal. By removing all the dust in the corners and dirt that has accumulated over time, your house will instantly look newer and seem to be [...]

A Few Things to Consider While Installing Bathroom Cabinets

A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER WHILE INSTALLING BATHROOM CABINETS A well-maintained bathroom is incomplete without a cabinet. A cabinet has various functions and thus, it is an essential in any bathroom. Otherwise, where will you store all your essentials or do your makeup? There are many manufacturers who are making bathroom vanity cabinets in various shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from during your bathroom remodel. But picking any random cabinet is not a very smart idea and you need to take a few things into consideration, before investing in one cabinet. Take a look at the following considerations. Placement [...]

8 Top Trends in Kitchen Backsplash Design for 2017

8 TOP TRENDS IN KITCHEN BACKSPLASH DESIGN FOR 2017   For decades, the backsplash has been an important part of any kitchen remodel. In addition to protecting walls above the work area, it complements the countertop. In the early years, backsplashes were often colorful with fruit and vegetable graphics adorning 4x4 ceramic tiles. With time, they have undergone many changes. Today, you can install stone, glass, mirror, or metal tile backsplashes or go with a more artful design and incorporate textures and different shaped mosaic tiles.  Today, you will find a mixture of traditional and contemporary backsplash designs with personal touches [...]

8 Top Trends in Basement Wet Bar Design for 2017

8 TOP TRENDS IN BASEMENT WET BAR DESIGN FOR 2017 When you finally decide to remodel your basement, there are plenty of ideas out there. You could turn it into an extra bedroom, a home theater or a play room for your little ones. If you are looking for something fun and functional--how about adding a wet bar? A wet bar is basically galley kitchen meets bar.  It usually includes the common kitchen elements: cabinetry, countertop, sink & faucet with the occasional appliance; all with the intention of serving family & friends. It is meant to be a fun, relaxing place where adults [...]

Learn How to Match your Countertop with the Cabinets and Floor

LEARN HOW TO MATCH YOUR COUNTERTOP WITH THE CABINETS AND FLOOR Picking just the right color scheme for your kitchen can be a difficult task, especially if you enter the remodeling process without a particular theme in mind. A kitchen contractor can help you by providing you with information on the variety of materials to choose from, and a design consultant can offer advice about texture and color pairings. Even with this help, attempting to visualize how each piece of the room will fit together for the final product can still be confusing. Today’s article, brought to you by the [...]