When it comes to remodeling the bathrooms in your home, you have a good opportunity to add value and see profitable returns on your investment. Because these rooms are smaller, you can also have some fun and experiment with your décor in a way that’s just not as easy with larger, more prominent living spaces, such as the kitchen.
The bright, white foundation and subtle gray veining of classic Carrara marble have made it a go-to countertop choice among homeowners, interior designers and builders. Beloved for its classic appeal and versatility, this marble surface can be transformed to fit your style preferences. If you’re looking for a sophisticated way to update your kitchen, you really can’t go wrong with Carrara marble.
Of course, like any home improvement project, you need to consider how a range of design elements work together to create a harmonious and attractive space. While neutral Carrara can easily pair with lighter hues for a monochromatic look or darker shades for more dynamic appeal, there’s more than paint and woodwork to consider.
With so many tried and true countertop options, such as granite and marble, and newer surfaces on the market, such as quartz and porcelain, to choose from, there is a lot to consider. Fortunately, if you’re doing at-home research into the right countertop for your home, there are many free resources to use, like Pinterest and Houzz. Discovering your personal design aesthetic can help you to narrow down your options and give you an idea which direction to head when it comes to color, texture, pattern and veining.
Did you delay plans for upgrading your kitchen countertops due to restrictions presented by COVID-19? Or, has more time at home caused you to realize how there’s opportunity for your kitchen to better serve you and your family? If you’ve been considering a countertop upgrade, you’ll be happy to know that this summer is an ideal time to begin your project. Discover why the summer months are typically a popular time for home renovation projects.
How to appropriately clean and disinfect natural and engineered stone countertops have always been a common question from homeowners. However, given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners have grown increasingly more concerned about how to disinfect surfaces in order to help minimize the risk of infectious disease spread.
First, we do not recommend cleaning your countertops with bleach or abrasive cleansers. The gritty texture of abrasive cleaners are made of small particles, minerals, or fine steel wool, copper, or metal particles, and these particles can damage the stone surface. Even a natural option like vinegar can cause harm as frequent uses of acidic substances can dull appearances and weaken the sealant.
Updating your kitchen is not only a great way to improve the function and appearance of your home, but it has the potential to show a great return on investment. In fact, Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report from 2020 estimates that the national average for even a minor kitchen remodel has a return-on-investment of 77.6%.
We’ve entered a new decade, which is an opportune time to practice “out with the old and in with the new” if you’re considering a kitchen redesign.
If your kitchen is relatively new, an update could be as easy as changing out some colors, such as painting the walls or cabinets. This is especially true if you already have timeless countertops installed and want to complement your existing investment in marble, granite, quartzite, or engineered stone options such as quartz or porcelain. Of course, a truly outdated or inefficient kitchen space may require significantly greater renovation.
White cabinetry is a popular color choice in kitchens as of late, where many homeowners may tend to prefer a bright, clean and airy aesthetic. However, pairing countertops to kitchens with dark cabinets can warm up your space and create a bold look. Dark cabinetry can definitely impact your selection of natural stone for your countertops. But, which hues are likely to work best with dark cabinets?
Here are several color schemes that will be sure to help you achieve your preferred look and ambiance when your kitchen features dark cabinetry.
There are always going to be timeless trends that permeate interior design.
But, if you want to achieve a look that’s popular now (or will be attractive to prospective homebuyers in the near future), you might want to peer back on the top kitchen design trends that permeated 2019. Here are a few kitchen design trends that may help inspire your next project.
There’s nothing quite like a classic, white kitchen to make your space feel open, airy and clean. For this reason, white kitchens are always on-trend, but unfortunately sometimes don’t receive more attention from homeowners undertaking a kitchen design or makeover because they can be perceived as being ‘vanilla.’ But that simply is not the case. Here are five tips to create a stunning, white on white kitchen that’s anything but vanilla.