Published at Monday, July 17th 2017, 09:15:58 AM by Alair Aubel. Kitchen. If you‘ve shopped for granite countertops, you will have noted mineral patterns in the stone, and one of those minerals is quartz. You might see some products touted as "natural" quartz. While the mineral is natural, don‘t think that the entire countertop is natural.
Published at Monday, July 17th 2017, 09:37:07 AM by Alair Aubel. Kitchen. Those who love the look of natural stone but don‘t have the budget for it might want to consider a stone‐patterned solid surface countertop. As the years have gone by, manufacturers have been able to make their solid surface countertops look increasingly more like the real thing.
Published at Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 09:45:07 AM by Alair Aubel. Kitchen. Sleek cabinetry is still hot and this kitchen island from Bauformat includes the latest must‐have: Undercounter LED lighting. While it‘s a cool look, the addition of lighting under the edge of the counter also serves an in important functional purpose because it means no more digging around in a dark drawer or cabinet.
Published at Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 15:56:44 PM by Alair Aubel. Kitchen. Even though transparent glass is the most widely available, it shows smudges and fingerprints so you have to keep the cabinet doors clean and sparkling at all times. Also, since the glass is transparent, it doesn‘t really hide anything so everything inside the cabinets will be on display for everyone to see.
Published at Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 13:55:29 PM by Alair Aubel. Bathrooms. Are the freezing temperatures outside starting to take a toll on your mood? Maybe the long, frigid winter is finally starting to get to you, and with the festive season behind us, it only gets harder in the weeks ahead. While many of us give our bedrooms or living rooms a fun revamp ahead of winter to survive the seasonal blues, we tend to forget the one space where our day begins: the bathroom! It is time to drive away that early morning despair and give your day a great start this winter by adding some energizing, fun color to your bathroom.
Published at Wednesday, September 06th 2017, 14:50:06 PM by Alair Aubel. Kitchen. Chalkboard can be so useful in many ways, especially when it comes to kitchen lists. Paint an empty wall space with chalkboard paint and you‘ve given yourself permission to be creative and artsy even while you‘re making mac n‘ cheese.
Published at Wednesday, September 06th 2017, 13:48:29 PM by Alair Aubel. Bathrooms. The past few seasons have seen plenty of attention being showered on gray and its many shades. When it comes to neutrals, nothing currently beats the charisma and popularity of gray. This obviously means more and more of us are starting to use the color in places where white was otherwise the gold standard. Contemporary bathrooms present one such setting, and instead of the simple white backdrop, homeowners are now starting to experiment with gray at its diverse best.
Published at Tuesday, September 05th 2017, 14:45:34 PM by Alair Aubel. Bathrooms. Bathrooms aren‘t always known for being very colorful spaces. If your bathroom is decorated in a traditional style with neutral colors, you might enjoy the fresh and bright look that vivid, bold colors can bring. Colors like azure blue or tangerine orange represent energy, while viridian green has a calming effect. To add some accent colors, you can start by choosing a bright crimson red or teal vanity paired with an ornate mirror. You can take those shades to the next level with a pop of yellow. Whether you choose to paint an entire wall with an accent color, or just add some sophisticated decorations in vivid colors, it will bring your current bathroom design to the next level.
Published at Tuesday, September 05th 2017, 13:37:22 PM by Alair Aubel. Kitchen. Yes, open shelves are still a big decorating thing, which you should be happy to hear! In a galley kitchen, replacing the top set of cabinets with open shelves will make your space seem bigger and airier without that solid wall of boxes. And you‘ll have all that space for decorating.
Published at Saturday, August 19th 2017, 14:00:43 PM by Alair Aubel. Bathrooms. According to designer Claire Cippolone of Dulux™, bathroom color ideas are getting bolder and trendier. Many homeowners are opting to make their bathrooms "bolder" in order to create a space that is ideal for ‘revival at the end of the day‘. Blue is considered as an ideal choice as far as the paint colors for bathrooms are concerned. It is a neutral shade but it still adds a ‘fresh lease of life‘ by combining warm and cool tones. Alternatively, brighter shades like vibrant reds, yellows and tangerine etc can also make the bathroom appear more upbeat and positive.