Category - Tips and Tricks


An Illustrated Guide to Choosing the Right Cabinets – Part I: Structure

A kitchen remodel is one of the best ways to add value to your home. It can transform the look of your space, but there’s a lot to consider: from appliances to countertops, and paint to furnishings, all the myriad decisions you make will contribute to the overall feel of the room. But the one decision …


Designing With Minerals

Love the reclaimed look? Thanks in part to this growing craze, natural and organic materials are everywhere. New homes, restaurants, offices, and storefronts have been quick to jump on the trend, ditching sleek modern lines for raw edges and natural finishes. It’s no surprise that this trend has opened the doors for the reemergence of …


3 Ways to Easily Use Pantone’s Color of the Year

This year, Pantone chose the complimentary Rose Quartz and Serenity as their colors of the year for 2016. Reminiscent of baby pink and baby blue, the colors are a natural fit for Florida, calling to mind the tranquil blues of the coast and iconic pink buildings from its Art Deco past. You don’t need a …


Update Your Kitchen With Custom Details

In the past, the living room was the centerpiece of your home, but today, everyone wants to be where the action is – the kitchen. An updated kitchen can increase the resale value of your home, but you don’t need a full-blown renovation to accomplish this. With a little help from the team at Florida …


Spanish Revival

Spanish Revival, also called Spanish Eclectic, takes inspiration from multiple eras in Spanish design to the Great Depression, designers and architects continue to revisit its iconic style, and to this day it remains a popular choice for homes in the region. Also coined as “Mizner” style Florida continues to build homes of tiled roofs, stucco …


Style Spotlight: Moroccan Influences

At Florida Design Works we love to be inspired by nature, tropical places, and most important – the beach. This style spotlight will cover all three – with a major focus on the exotic Moroccan region! Creating unique style with Moroccan vibes can be achieved through architectural details, intricate patterns, elaborate doorways, and recessed niches. …


All About Pools, Pt. II

Little Details Make a Big Difference   Read All About Outdoor Pools Pt. I At Florida Design Works, little details are our thing. We love being able to add a splash of color, or a hint of texture in an unexpected, beautiful way. And we’re lucky to work with dozens of high-end suppliers who are as …


7 Smart Reasons to Embrace Indoor/Outdoor Spaces

Patio furniture isn’t all Adirondack chairs and metal table sets anymore, and how we furnish our backyards isn’t confined to what we traditionally consider “outdoor furniture.” Modern trends take advantage of new technology and materials that allow you to bring the comfort of the indoors outside, creating livable spaces you won’t want to leave. Look …


Style Spotlight: Contemporary Coastal Finishes

Layering and textures in your interior design help monochromatic palettes (same color with differing shades) along in any style. Our Contemporary Coastal design board gives you some examples of how to maximize your monochromatic look! This look focuses on soft weathered textures in a coastal color way. Linen fabrics, reclaimed barn wood features, honed quartz, …


Surviving a Kitchen Remodel

Surviving a Kitchen Remodel Remodeling your kitchen is an exciting time. After all the designs are completed, your materials painstakingly selected, and the crew assembled, you can finally move onto the next stage and see your plans come to life. As rewarding as the experience can be, it’s not without its challenges. For one, you’ll …

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