Archive for August, 2016

  • What’s Trending: Tiny Mosaic Tile Murals

    Starting with the ancient Greeks and Romans, mosaic tile was one of the oldest ways to turn walls or floors into something more than just a blank canvas. Since then, tiny square tiles have been used to create a mixture of art, architecture and design while adding beautiful patterns to any space. They were even used to tell stories in […]

    Posted on August 26, 2016 Read More
  • Why Porcelain Tile Is the Right Choice over Ceramic Tile

    “What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?” Our clients tend to ask this question since porcelain and ceramic tiles are often grouped together by their common material: clay. Specifically, they’re both made from a mixture of clays, sand, and water, and are kiln-fired to approximately 1400-1500 degrees.  They are then divided into two groups, one referred to as non-porcelain […]

    Posted on August 19, 2016 Read More
  • Hardwood vs Wood-Look Porcelain Tiles: Which Has the Upper-hand?

    One of the greatest dilemmas for homeowners who favor the look of hardwood is deciding between real hardwood or porcelain tile that looks like hardwood. What if we told you that achieving the look of real hardwood without its heavy maintenance was one of the plethora of benefits to choosing porcelain tile over the real […]

    Posted on August 18, 2016 Read More
  • Reader Question: “Can We Achieve Our Dream Kitchen for $15K?”

    Since our readers often ask us questions like the one below, we thought we’d use today’s blog post to answer one of them: “Can We Achieve Our Dream Kitchen for $15K?” Yes and No. Your dream kitchen is how you define it. Some people define a dream kitchen as having the finest materials at every turn, be […]

    Posted on August 17, 2016 Read More
  • Looking Ahead: What Design Trends Can We Expect in the Fall Season?

    As the summer winds to a close, now is the time to prepare for the emerging fall design trends. Because many of the current design trends involve a less-is-more approach, such as neutral colored walls or solid-colored natural stone countertops, the goal is to be able to adjust to the season’s design trends without remodeling an entire room. Below […]

    Posted on August 15, 2016 Read More
  • 10 Ways to Affordably Redecorate Your Home

    When redecorating your home, it’s critical that you know your budget ahead of time while establishing some ground rules such as opting for timeless design choices and being patient. Mistakes happen when you rush your designers or contractors to complete their work as quickly as possible. Also, spend your money wisely and only splurge when necessary. […]

    Posted on August 11, 2016 Read More
  • Let’s Talk About Slate…

    It’s been a while since we’ve explored the virtues of slate tile flooring so let’s start with the basics. Slate is a thin sheet of metamorphic rock which is stain-resistant, natural in texture, strong and beautiful. Slate has many attractive qualities but it’s not a material that can be used universally in every room or […]

    Posted on August 8, 2016 Read More
  • A Refresher Course on Why You Should Renovate Your Kitchen

    Because we often talk about the trends or materials you should consider when remodeling your kitchen, it’s important to take a step back and reassess the reasons WHY you should remodel your kitchen. Below you’ll find half a dozen reasons why you should finally remodel your kitchen: A Central Hub for Your Family and Guests: Kitchens are no longer a […]

    Posted on August 4, 2016 Read More
  • A Refresher on 2016’s Bathroom Design Trends

    It’s important to reiterate what the trends are in bathroom design as of 2016. That way, when preparing to renovate your bathroom, you are armed and ready should you decide to design your bathroom yourself or hire a designer to help guide you. Let the following 8 trends lead your bathroom renovation so your remodel has a […]

    Posted on August 3, 2016 Read More
  • 10 Unique Ways to Use Natural Stone in Your Kitchen

    The kitchen is the heart of most homes and the place where family and friends gravitate to the most, whether it’s to do homework or entertain each other. So, when the time comes to update your kitchen, consider its size, brightness, shape and surrounding rooms when making any remodeling decisions. The visual appeal of your kitchen should also account for its adjacent spaces […]

    Posted on August 1, 2016 Read More