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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, …


Cabinet Maintenance

Cabinet Maintenance Just like your other furniture, cabinets need maintenance to keep them looking new. Mostly this means wiping down surfaces and dusting, but occasionally you might want to fix scratches and other blemishes. Regular Maintenance Dust your cabinets with a soft, dry cloth (avoid pre-packaged, pre-moistened sheets and aerosol sprays). To clean your cabinets, …


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 …


Countertop Maintenance

Many of us choose to upgrade our kitchen countertops to stone not only for their great looks but for their durability as well. It’s easy to think of stone as impervious, but the truth is that your countertop is still susceptible to everyday wear and tear, and sometimes accidents happen- we leave a sliced lemon …


Choosing Hardware – Where Do I Start?

(photo courtesy of Du Verre) When we update a kitchen or bathroom, the first things we tend to think about are those big items- new counter-tops, appliances, and cabinets. While these will have a big impact on the look and feel of your remodel, you shouldn’t overlook the little details. These are what make a …


Cleaning and Caring for Grout

In general, there are two types of grout you will find in your house: epoxy and cement. While you normally find epoxy grout in showers and around sinks, cement grouts are most often used on floors and kitchen countertops. Cleaning grout doesn’t have to be a horrendous monthly task, with some regular upkeep it won’t …


Choosing Stone Countertops

Our Guide to Choosing Stone Countertops Adding a stone countertop to your new kitchen or bathroom can add significant value to the price of your home. But with so many options available, it’s hard to know where to begin. The stone you pick should be largely based on your own personal tastes, but there are …


Kitchen Organization Part Three

“I just can’t seem to stay organized.” There are so many factors that work against organization: too many cooks in the kitchen, not having enough space or even having too much space… The list goes on and on. If you’ve ever struggled to keep your kitchen clean and de-cluttered, follow our 3 steps for getting …


Kitchen Organization Part Two

(photo courtesy of www.homedit.com) “I don’t have enough space!” The most common complaint about small kitchens is lack of counter space. This can be extremely frustrating when you’re trying to cook and don’t have the room to lay out all your tools and ingredients. Fortunately, there are a number of tricks to maximize the room in …