Simplifying Your Life: The Benefits of Downsizing Your Home

Considering downsizing your home? You’re not alone. Homeowners across the United States realize their lifestyles are changing and living in a large home isn’t always better. Current trends of minimalism and tiny homes quickly became popular from coast to coast. These trends inspire many families to declutter and enjoy the benefits of living in smaller spaces that are both beautiful and functional. Deciding to downsize the size of your next house plan design can improve your quality of life.  It could also prove to be a smart financial decision for your family. Here are just a few benefits that [...]

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Transitional Kitchen Designs You Will Absolutely Love

Transitional kitchen designs can help bring your unique ideas to life in an elegant way. This style allows you to blend traditional and contemporary looks without the fear of creating an unsavory contrast. Instead, the designs, colors, and textures come together to inspire earth-colored beauty and uplift your personal style. Do you ever wish that you could design a kitchen that incorporated a few of your favorite elements, rather than trying to fit your kitchen into a predetermined style? Are you remodeling your kitchen, and you can’t decide between a masculine or a feminine touch? Do you want something [...]

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Unique Reclaimed & Live Edge Wood Countertops

Reclaimed or live edge wood countertops can bring organic beauty and practicality to various areas of the kitchen.  Clients are always enthusiastic about concepts that depart from the norm--they love the remarkable, the exceptional, the extraordinary. They want design elements that proclaim their unique individualism. Reclaimed wood countertops or live edge wood countertops can do just that. Erin Sander Design  Natural Wood Natural wood countertops provide a rustic charm and comfort to the home. A wood slab brings the ambiance of the forest into the home. Distressed wood tells a story. Each imperfection, scar and [...]

Choosing the Perfect Metal Range Hoods or Wood Range Hoods

Range hood installation is one of the most common tasks when it comes to kitchen remodeling. As a result, it is important to know how to go about selecting the perfect metal range hoods or wooden range hoods for your kitchen. When you want to select the perfect wood or metal range hood, it is first and foremost important to have an idea of the various options and styles that are available for your kitchen. The kitchen area is one of the most important rooms in your home. This is because most of us spend a significant amount [...]

Kitchen Appliances Colors: New & Exciting Trends

So tired of stainless steel? The industrial finish has been a design mainstay of many American kitchens for the past 20 years. Want to see some exciting new kitchen appliance colors and trends? For those of us who survived avocado green and harvest gold kitchens of 70's, it’s no wonder neutral appliances have anchored kitchens for the past few decades. From bisque and white of the 80's and 90's to modern stainless steel, homeowners have been wary of new appliance colors for a long time. But after a long break from more vibrant appliance colors, trends are shifting back [...]

Simple Steps to Transform Your Average Kitchen

There are simple and cost-effective ways in which you can transform your average kitchen into a stunning and welcoming space. To some people, a beautiful kitchen consists of the latest cooking equipment, appliances, high-end cabinetry and upscale décor. Achieving this feat is not only time consuming, but will also make you delve deeper into your pocket to accomplish and maintain that sort of lifestyle. However, there are simple and economical ways in which you can remodel your ordinary kitchen. You can update your kitchen to look marvelous at a low cost and ensure that it maintains the same classy and [...]

Kitchen Cabinet Sizes and Specifications Guide

The kitchen is the heart of your home, so having the right balance of kitchen cabinet sizes allows you to create the perfect space. Kitchen cabinets are available in various styles, colors and sizes. You should work closely with your interior designer so that you can decide on the best kitchen cabinet sizes for your home. Factors to take into consideration before you choose kitchen cabinets include the space available and the style desired. Of course, your budget also determines the type of kitchen cabinets you will choose for your home. Always compare different top kitchen cabinet brands so [...]

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Island Lights

The kitchen island is rarely ever used for one activity only. In most homes it is a multipurpose space whose role changes depending on the occasion, time of day and changing family needs. Its various functions include being a breakfast area, a kitchen workspace, a cooking center or even a full dining space. This versatility can make it a bit challenging to choose the right kitchen island lighting. Whatever lighting you choose has to be ideal for different situations from cooking to dining to food preparation and anything else that takes place on the kitchen island. At the [...]

70 Spectacular Custom Kitchen Island Ideas

Time for some island hopping--right in your kitchen!  From curved marble custom kitchen islands to storage-heavy workhorse islands, we've gathered some impressive custom kitchen island ideas. The kitchen island is the social area of the kitchen. It is a popular gathering point especially for breakfast before everyone runs off to their own busy days. It also adds a lot of functionality to a kitchen, providing additional workspace and storage. Considering its central position in the kitchen, it is worth taking time to consider the best design for your kitchen island. Hopefully by the end of this blog, you’ll have [...]

Appliance Maintenance & When It’s Time to Replace

More often than not, we throw our appliances away when they break down and purchase new ones to replace them. However, it’s not always necessary. While appliances are not always as long-lasting as they were several decades ago; your appliances don’t always need to be replaced, sometimes it is a lot easier to have them repaired. The Average Appliance Lifespan It is important to know roughly how long your appliances will operate for before they need to be replaced. Here is a quick list of some of the most common appliances and the average length [...]