Tips & Tools

UNDERSTANDING THE TRADITIONAL VS. TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN DESIGN STYLE

It’s interesting to discover how many homeowners look at various pictures of kitchens without any knowledge of the kitchen design the picture is delineating. You see, when you’re a homeowner and ready to make a [...]

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A G-SHAPED KITCHEN?

A G-shaped kitchen is one of the most popular  and beautiful cabinetry configurations. It features a preparation-area peninsula and four walls of storage. The G-shaped kitchen gets it’s name from the way the kitchen forms [...]

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RUSTIC AND COUNTRY KITCHEN STYLES EXPLAINED

Many people confuse rustic and country styles. And there’s a simple reason for this. The two styles unquestionably feature many of the same decorative motifs and themes - so there’s plenty of crossover. That said, [...]

HOW TO MAKE YOUR GALLEY KITCHEN LOOK AND FEEL BIGGER

It seems that in smaller homes and apartments, the galley prevails as the kitchen of choice. For those of you who are new to this style kitchen, a galley kitchen is basically the equivalent of [...]

DESIGNING A MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN MADE SIMPLE

The Mediterranean style kitchen is absolutely beautiful. When designed well, this style and design transforms a kitchen into an exotic escape with its warm and soothing feeling, that even has a touch of sultriness. Here's [...]

HOW TO INSTALL KITCHEN TILE BACKSPLASH

It’s actually easier than you think to install new ceramic, porcelain, glass or stone backsplash tiles above your countertop. And when you do, the new backsplash will instantly brighten up your kitchen. To complete installation, [...]

WHAT IS A TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN?

Transitional kitchens are a blend of old and new styles that add that special touch of creativity to create a flexible gathering place. They’re anything but typical. In fact, transitional kitchens are a-typical.  They’re open [...]

WHAT IS A CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN?

The “Contemporary” kitchen style is pretty misunderstood and misconstrued. There’s a lot of "inaccurate" information being spread around. Some think the contemporary style kitchen is a new fad or even a 1950s theme kitchen.  In [...]

BATHROOM REMODELING TIPS THAT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY, ENERGY, TIME, AND AGGRAVATION

If you want to upgrade or update your bathroom without flushing your hard earned cash down the drain (no pun intended), then take these tips to heart when you remodel your bathroom. PLAN IN DETAIL [...]

CERAMIC TILE vs. REAL WOOD FLOORING (THE COMPARISON)

Both ceramic tile and hardwood floors can be beautiful and long lasting.  They’re both extremely popular choices of flooring. Sometimes the choice just comes down to a homeowner’s taste, or even their budget.  And there [...]

UNDERSTANDING KITCHEN STYLES

The kitchen is the focal point in today’s house. Kitchens are for cooking, eating, entertaining, socializing - and even double as offices, family rooms, and media centers. In fact, the kitchen’s design will actually help [...]

UNDERSTANDING MOLDING BASICS

Choosing the right molding is extremely important both functionally as well as aesthetically. Molding can literally transform the look of a room. Traditional dental, egg-and-dart, as well as other less detailed trim packages line rooms [...]

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