Kitchen Design Trends: Glass Cabinet Doors

Glass cabinet doors are a central point as far as the homes are concerned since these are the most frequently used article there. These are commonly installed in homes particularly if you wish to decorate your home by using its essential items. Glass cabinet doors when added to any room enhance its beauty manifolds. Cabinet have been extensively used by the people from past many years but the recent advances in technology have wonderfully improved their performance as well as quality. These are very advantageous for home use particularly in case you wish to sell your house and want to enhance its price, the installation of glass cabinet doors would be a brilliant alteration in the appearance of your particular [...]

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Bathroom Remodeling and Storage Solutions (part 3)

Part 3 of our series on bathroom remodeling and organization: Basket Partners Avoid countertop clutter by placing toiletries and other everyday bathroom essentials in baskets on shelves. Group supplies in each basket for a specific task, person, or time of day. Counter Charisma Borrowing a bit of space between wall studs at the end of this vanity countertop brings storage to your fingertips. Leaving the bottom of the recess open creates a handy parking space for a few extra hand towels. The cabinet above harbors shelves for baskets of bathroom belongings. Clothes Call Keep soiled towels and clothing off the bathroom floor with a hidden spot for laundry. This cabinet door tilts out to reveal two hampers -- one labeled [...]

February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Bathroom Remodeling and Storage Solutions (part 2)

Part 2 of our series on bathroom remodeling and organization: Classic Organizer A recessed, mirrored medicine cabinet remains a sensible storage solution, placing daily needs right in front of you. Opening the door to this cabinet reveals a pretty mirrored interior with glass shelves -- the mirrors reflect light and brighten the inside so it’s easier to see the contents. Go Vertical Go vertical with storage. Use a vintage ladder or one specifically made for bathrooms to hang towels. The height of the ladder will break up the monotony of the room and provide more storage. Freestanding Storage If you have the space, a freestanding cabinet -- or two -- is your best stand-in for a linen closet. Save money [...]

February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Bathroom Remodeling and Storage Solutions (part 1)

Several bathroom remodeling and storage trends have emerged in recent years.  Here are a few that we have found most helpful in keeping your bathroom neat and organized! Nice Niche A recessed tile-lined niche in the bathroom shower provides storage that doesn't get in your way but is easy to reach. This shower niche wraps around a corner for a bit of extra room for shampoos, soaps, a razor, and other necessities. Sliding Home Equip your vanity cabinet with slide-out tiered shelves and you'll never dig around blindly again. Line the trays with rubber shelf liner cut to size for a pretty finish. Caddies and acrylic boxes keep small items sorted. A simple hook and hanger keep a small tote [...]

February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Which Home Improvements Pay Off?

If you're thinking about sinking some money into a kitchen and bath remodeling project or other home improvement projects this year, keep a few things in mind. What you'll get back on your investment depends on the value of your house, the value of houses in your immediate neighborhood, the housing market where you live, how soon you sell after making improvements, and the quality of the project itself. Installing a $10,000 stove in a $200,000 house, for example, "just doesn't compute," says Ron Phipps. Nor does it make sense to update your kitchen if your house is the only house in the neighborhood with just one bathroom. Here, the scoop on home improvements that will give you the biggest [...]

February 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Kitchen Remodeling Trends: White Kitchens

A white kitchen lets you put personal touches — artwork, accent colors, accessories — on display. If you’re ready for a major kitchen remodel, then you’re about to drop some serious cash. The “Cost vs. Value Report” from “Remodeling” magazine says the average kitchen redo closes in on $57,000. So how do you keep your expensive new kitchen from being the leisure suit of design, with an ROI that disappears faster than sour milk down a sink drain? Two words: white kitchen. “White has stood the test of time because it’s clean and fresh,” says award-winning designer Mick de Giulio, of de Giulio Kitchen Design in Wilmette, Ill. “And those two words — clean and fresh — are classic words [...]

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Top Five Bathroom Remodeling Trends

From eco-friendly and tech advancements to the most facepalm-worthy oven improvement in decades, see what we can't stop talking about! 1. Customization and Personalization. I heard these two words repeatedly at the Kitchen & Bath Show. Cookie cutter design is out, and personal style is definitely in. From counters and appliances to faucets and showerheads, thebiggest trend throughout the whole show means homeowners can customize their home in every way imaginable. 2. Sustainability and American-Made Products. More than a trend, products that are recyclable, made with recycled or reclaimed materials, and made in the U.S. are becoming the norm. And it’s not just small companies pursuing these traits, all of the brands in this trend video, Wilsonart, Kohler, Bosch, [...]

February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Small Kitchens: 12 Design Ideas to Try

We see a lot of great small kitchens, and the best ones have smart layouts, maximized efficiency and clever storage solutions. If you are planning a large renovation, or just want refresh your space, here are twelve tried and true ideas for getting a kitchen that totally works. Cut the Corners: If you are designing a kitchen from scratch, galley (or walk-through) kitchens are efficient layouts that don't leave lots of dead space. If you already have an L-shaped floorplan, consider corner kitchen drawers, or lazy Susans inside your cabinets, to make awkward spots more functional. Reflective Surfaces: Install mirrors wherever possible, to add the illusion of more space. Backsplash Shelving: The wall area above your counters, or over the [...]

February 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Guide: Installing A Wall Mounted Faucet

Wall mounted faucets are an old fashioned feature that’s starting to see renewed life in both the kitchen and the bathroom. These sleek faucets run the gamut from old fashioned farmhouse style to extremely minimalist and modern, and because they’re not as common as they once were, they have a very elegant, designer feel. But installing a wall mounted faucet can be much more difficult than installing a more common deck mounted sink, and there are a few challenges you should be aware of before you take the plunge. Spacing In theory, wall mounted faucets shouldn’t be any more difficult to install than any other type of faucet. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be farther from the truth; installing a faucet on [...]

February 19th, 2015|0 Comments