There are few places in the U.S. — and indeed, the world — where cutting-edge design is more important than New York City. Whatever is trending in this upscale metropolis trickles down to other markets, and that holds not only for fashion but also for interior design.
If you’re planning your first major remodel or complete renovation, chances are you don’t even realize how much you don’t know. While it’s certainly fun to set up a mood board and start finding cabinets, countertops, and hardware you love, the devil is in the details.
Several design elements must come together to create a cohesive and appealing living space. And in many kitchens, cabinets, countertops, and backsplash materials are the most visible design elements.
Although countertops in marble, granite, and quartzite are always in style, there’s no denying the growing popularity of engineered quartz, which can mimic many natural stone varieties. Emerging technologies create not only authentic-looking colors and patterns but also the depth, dimension, and luminosity of a range of stone types.
A full kitchen renovation can be daunting for any homeowner, with weeks or months of living in a construction zone and the many design decisions you have to make. Even selecting new countertops for a cosmetic update can seem overwhelming because of the wide range of materials, colors, patterns, finishes, and edge designs to choose… Read More
White marble is renowned for its ethereal, luminous quality and the feeling of lightness it brings to any room in your home. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, create a spa-like primary bath, or install a laundry room so nice you’ll actually enjoy fluffing and folding, Imperial White marble can provide the basis for… Read More
Within the Calacatta marble family, which tends to feature a white background with prominent gray veining, several variations may catch your fancy. In modern design, Calacatta Oro Extra marble offers distinct appeal. While Calacatta Gold, Calacatta Oro, and Calacatta Oro Extra are often referred to interchangeably, there are some slight deviations.
Italian marbles are famous for its luminous white background and expressive veining. Most people are familiar with the crisp gray veins of Calacatta marble and the soft, wispy strokes of Carrara marble. In contrast, Statuario marble varieties offer bolder styling with chunky, dark, gray-to-black veining in high variation patterns.
Unless you’re leaning toward the classic styling of a black-and-white kitchen, black probably isn’t your first choice when it comes to planning a remodel. However, with cooler neutrals dominating over the past several years, black has slowly crept in as a viable choice for cabinets, countertops, and entire kitchen spaces.
A small apartment is a fact of life for many homeowners in New York City, but just because your living space has a small footprint doesn’t mean it can’t be functional and appealing. Here are just a few ideas to optimize your small New York kitchen space for daily use while imbuing your kitchen with… Read More