The Return of Formal Dining Rooms

Lately, dining rooms haven’t been the must-have feature they once were. For many, sitting down enjoying a meal together with family is largely a thing of the past—something that only happens in old-fashioned movies and TV commercials. However, designers say that the formal dining room is making a comeback and we shouldn’t completely count out

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Color your Cabinets, Color Your World

Whether your clients choose to go with a subdued neutral kitchen cabinet finish or a color that’s more dramatic, the shade of cabinetry they pick can influence more than just a kitchen’s overall style. In fact, the colors selected for this most-used room in the home can have an affect on the mood and emotions

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Creating Luxury in Today’s Baths

  One of the most important ingredients in today’s home is “luxury.” And it’s no longer reserved just for the elite. A feeling of luxury is a requirement for homeowners on any budget and homes of any size. Nowhere is this more evident than in the bath. Today’s homeowner wants to feel a sense of

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Do These Four Things For A Harmonious Client Relationship

Your clients come to you because they are in need of an expert. But thanks to popular TV shows like HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” and “House Hunters”, everyone thinks they’ve got what it takes to be a DIY interior designer. (Even the beloved “Trading Spaces” is returning to TLC in 2018!) When it comes to designing

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The Mid-Century Modern Kitchen

Mid-Century Modern style is back. Actually, if you ask some of today’s top interior designers, they’ll tell you that Mid-Century design never went out of style. With its clean lines and focus on minimalism, many consider Mid-Century Modern to be a timeless look—classic enough to mix well with today’s popular design themes. But either way

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Cleaning Up Today’s Laundry Rooms

The laundry room has come a very long way in a very short time. It used to be that not much thought went beyond the washer and dryer…and maybe a shelf or drying rack. But today’s laundry rooms are more than a mere afterthought. Changing demographics and busier lifestyles have lead to better organization and

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Tuxedo Style Dresses Up Kitchen Cabinets

Although it’s not a brand new design concept, two-tone cabinets are one of the hottest trends in kitchen design right now. There is no steadfast “rule” that says all finishes in a space have to match. In fact, many designers will tell you that using contrasting colors and/or finishes can go a very long way

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Top Trends in Bathroom Faucets and Sinks

Just like the kitchen sink area, the bathroom sink is one of the hardest working areas in the home. Last month, we took a look at the top trending products and concepts for the kitchen sink. And as in the kitchen, the bath is seeing an explosion of new and interesting ideas for the sink.

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What’s New in Kitchen Sinks and Faucets

The cabinetry may be the highlight of any kitchen, but it has a hardworking companion that’s finally getting the recognition it deserves—the kitchen sink. More than just a place to rinse vegetables and clean up dishes, the sink has evolved into a vital workspace in the kitchen. Sinks are becoming larger and more elaborate and

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KBIS Report: New Trends and Products

Once again kitchen and bath industry professionals met in Orlando to experience the latest trends and products at the annual Design & Construction Week. At the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which took place January 10 through 12, manufacturers, designers, architects, and trendsetters focused on the newest and most noteworthy products, projects, and concepts.

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