You may have noticed quartz countertops being a popular trend for kitchen remodels, especially on Pinterest and Houzz. Many people come in our kitchen and bath showroom asking about quartzite and how it differs, if at all, from quartz.
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If you were to walk into our showroom today, you would see that we have hundreds of tile samples available (literally), but would you be able to differentiate them and know which tile would best meet the needs of your project? After all, not all tile is created equal. Some tiles hold up to heat and moisture, making them a great fit for a bathroom, and some don’t. Some tiles can handle years of wear and tear, making them a best bet for flooring in a high traffic area of your home, while some would crack under the pressure. And, some tiles require more monthly or annual maintenance than others. To put it simply, tile can be complicated.
Renovating your kitchen means more than exploring your cabinetry and countertop options. Although those are two very important parts of any home renovation, we can't forget about lighting- one of the most important aspects of any room in your home.
When we were kids, the holidays meant a vacation from school spent with our family, piles of gifts, and food- lots of food. As adults, though, how we feel about the holidays tends to change. All of a sudden, we're the ones preparing the food, buying all the gifts and organizing the schedules. That's not as much fun as 2 whole weeks off from school with nothing to do now, is it?
If you think about it, your kitchen countertop works harder than anyone in your house. It puts up with much more than a kitchen appliance should. Well beyond meal prep, your kitchen countertop sees your daily mail, your kids’ backpacks, is used as a coat hanger or a leaning post… the list could go on. So, how do we make sure our countertops survive all this wear and tear? With proper maintenance, of course. With that in mind, we’ve focused on a few different countertop materials and detailed their maintenance requirements and suggested cleaning methods.
When it comes time to sell your house, chances are, you’re not looking forward to tackling any remodeling projects required to increase the value of your house before you put it on the market. Maybe you’re selling to upgrade, maybe you need less space now that your kids have gone off to start their own lives, or maybe you just need a fresh start. Either way, when it comes to remodeling your home to sell it, you’re looking for big return on small efforts.
Although trends come and go, the accent wall has been extremely popular in the design and decorating industries for decades. Their undeniable flexibility and stylishness can turn even the blandest room into a beauty. With unlimited paint color options, and the ever growing list of other surfaces and materials available, the accent wall is alive and well. Here's a few tips and tricks to getting the most out of your design.
Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago and as the wood-look remains popular, the desire for a low-maintenance, long lasting, easy-to-clean, surface does as well. The good news is; wood plank tile has come a long way over the years. If you want the wood look, with the durability of a tile, you’ll find your perfect match in wood plank porcelain tile.
The ideal bathroom is a wonderful place to relax after work or recharge for the day ahead. Accordingly, today’s designers are moving towards a soothing, natural, and elegantly simplistic look. Gone are the days of aggressive Tuscan red and Provincial, which tend to overwhelm the bathroom; cool neutrals in various shades of grey are trending instead. Whereas it was once popular to have warm base colors with cooler accents, customers now are moving towards cool base tones with pops of warm toned ornamentation throughout the room. However, these variations will be subtle, as befits a place of tranquility. Right now, homeowners are seeking understatement.