Many factors influence your final kitchen design, but you and your family are at the heart of this room. You are likely to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, in particular standing at the sink. The sink takes center stage for washing hands, preparing food, and clean up. Most meals begin and end at the sink, so think very carefully about where you want to spend this time.
You are ready to embark on a bathroom remodel, but what is your motivation for updating your space? Is the room simply out of date, or have you reached the point where your shower no longer functions and the vanity door is falling off? Perhaps you are tired of fighting for space at the single bathroom sink. Whatever your reasons, a bathroom design breathes new life into the bathroom and your day-to-day life. The foundation for any bathroom design is the layout, which must be considered before you start looking at beautiful vanity styles and amazing tile selections.
Islands are a must have feature for most kitchen designs. Where space allows, a kitchen island (or sometimes two) take center stage in the room. They offer extra work space, plus additional kitchen cabinet storage and seating. Depending on the size of the island, the style of your kitchen, and how you use the space, island seating could be used for casual dining, entertaining, or doing homework. They offer a place for people to sit and talk or eat while the host is busy cooking or cleaning up. Some homes even use their island seating more often than a kitchen or dining table. Does island seating sound like a perfect fit for your kitchen design?
Laundry is a never-ending task, and this is particularly true in a busy household with kids. With school back in session, sports and other activities in full swing, and summer vacation over, the laundry seems to pile up even higher. It may never be your favorite activity to do around the house, but you can make laundry a job that does not leave you filled with dread.
All bathroom designs serve a very practical role in the home, but they are also an expression of style and personality. The details you add make the space your own by injecting personal tastes into the room, such as the color scheme, tile pattern, and sink shape. Textures also play a significant role in defining the style of a room.
The kitchen faucet plays a key role in the basic functioning of a kitchen. Imagine your kitchen without neatly dispensed hot and cold running water. Impossible, right? Fully functioning plumbing and ready availability of water is such a basic requirement in a kitchen design, and the faucet is its handy delivery system. Beyond the functional aspect of the faucet, it also plays a lead role in your kitchen design style. If you think all faucets look the same, think again. Here is a simple guide to get you started in picking the right faucet for your next kitchen renovation.
When you walk into the bathroom in the morning to brush your teeth, shave, or put on makeup, where do you look? Okay, some of us may be half asleep and staring off into space, but hopefully you are looking instead at your reflection in a mirror. More than just a piece of reflective glass, the bathroom mirror serves a very practical purpose in a room where you need to see yourself clearly to undergo the daily process of getting ready. To perform its job, a mirror does not have to be large, but it must be well-positioned and properly-lit.
Just like jewelry completes an outfit, hardware is the finishing touch for a kitchen design. Jewelry may be one of the last things you select, but the outfit would not be complete without it. The jewelry you pick elevates your style and brings out your personality, and the same outfit can be dressed up or down for different events by changing accessories. In the same way, hardware choices make a kitchen renovation feel casual or formal, traditional or contemporary, rustic or modern. Hardware must coordinate with other product selections, such as cabinet finish, countertops, backsplash, and more. Your kitchen design professional can help you navigate these product choices and find the ideal hardware selection, but here is a 5-step guide to get you started.
Who wouldn’t want an easy to clean bathroom, but is it really possible? Okay, a self-cleaning bathroom may be the stuff of science fiction or fairy tales, but it is possible to create a bathroom design that makes it much easier to keep the space clean and tidy. A bathroom remodel is the perfect time to get all the details right with our top 5 tips on easy to clean bathroom designs.
Kitchen designs have become larger, multi-purpose spaces that take on a central role in the home and family life. As more activity takes place in the kitchen, the design, layout, and workflow of this space is more important than ever. This is why so many kitchen are now organized according to work zones, with perhaps a food preparation, cooking, baking, dining, study, and even pet zones. Each area has a specific purpose around which it is organized, and all zones fit together in the overall kitchen layout to work in harmony. What about a beverage zone?