Neutral grays have taken over home design, replacing beige and taupe for a strong, elegant aesthetic.
By Chuck Tripp
There was a time when the countertop, like the kitchen itself, was a mere product of functionality. A place to cut, slice, dice, mix, pour, batter, and spin ingredients into creations that became food. Occasionally the house cat would take a nap atop the counter, but outside of that, its value was minimal.
By Chuck Tripp
It seems these days everyone is concerned about square footage. Is my house big enough? How much space do I need? Should we put in another bedroom?
By Charles Richardson
In 2015, it’s all about tearing down walls. At least figuratively. This is the year to transform rooms in your house into ideal living spaces that not only fit your lifestyle, but add a bit of flair that is uniquely, well…you.
At some point in the past three decades “the bathroom proper” evolved from being a purely utilitarian and unglamorous space which one visited only out of necessity: to wash one’s hands, draw a bath, as well as to relieve other, more pressing, needs. All that’s changed today, of course, as the bathroom has been elevated to priority status among homeowners, builders, and designers. In fact, the bathroom is often the first room (along with the kitchen) that gets the most urgent attention from new home buyers. Let’s take a look at just a couple of the bathroom trends impacting home design in 2015.