Kitchens and Baths
Stainless steel appliances have been the reigning champs of the appliance world for a number of years. In fact, they account for about three-quarters of all appliance sales, and it’s likely that stainless will still dominate in years to come.
But where does that leave someone who truly doesn’t want stainless?
Various cabinet doorstyles - flat panel, raised panel and slab - were explored in a previous installment, but when you're choosing cabinets, you'll also want to consider the overlay, a term which indicates how much of the cabinet frame shows.
Ready to create your beautiful kitchen and baths? You probably have a good idea of how you want your cabinets to look, but aside from the color and wood species, there are many other details to consider. Understanding cabinet terms can be a big help when you're making your choices.
Knowing the lingo of door and drawer styles is a good place to start. There are variations, but the door styles you'll most often hear are flat panel, raised panel, and slab..
Custom homes are often thought to be large and elaborate, and while that may be the case, the fact is, they're simply homes that are one-of-a-kind designed for specific clients. And they aren't dependent on square footage, as this cozy Craftsman proves.
Working with an architect, our empty nester clients designed the plan to suit their daily lifestyle and frequent visits by grandchildren.
We've scoured the Internet to see what designers are saying about 2016 kitchen trends. Here's a summary of what we found.
Clean, Shaker-style cabinets will continue to remain popular, and white will continue to be the color of choice. But experts also agree that there will be an uptick in grays - from light to charcoal - and in light, warm woods.
Today, kitchen backplashes no longer simply protect walls from splatters and spills. The seemingly endless array of eye-catching materials have turned them into focal points.
What if you don’t want switches and plugs to interrupt it?
The solution is under cabinet power strips. The result? A seamless backsplash.
We've installed plenty of whirlpools. In the 90's and early 2000's, you could hardly build a home without one. But we kept hearing that they were good for soaking the mini-blinds and not much else.
And so in 2005, we decided to build a spec home that had neither a whirlpool nor a soaking tub in the master bath. Instead, it had a large walk-in shower.
“You’ll never sell it,” said a good friend who happens to be another builder. The house sold overnight without a single peep about it having no whirlpool.