Wood Finishes… To Mix or Match, That is the Question

Many think it’s a design “rule” that all of the finishes in a room or space have to match. But if you ask any professional interior designer, they’ll tell you this is one “rule” that most designers break…regularly. In fact, it’s not a rule at all. Furniture and cabinetry do not have to match to

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The Allure of Industrial Modern Finishes

Industrial…weathered…rustic… whatever you call it, it’s a style that’s taken the design world by storm. Initially popular in revitalized urban areas, industrial style has crept into suburbia and beyond. This wildly popular style that incorporates rich patinas and textures is all about exposing what lies beneath the surface to achieve a raw, edgy look. Surprisingly,

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Top Ten Questions Your Customers Should Be Asking You

…and you should be prepared to answer As you know, customers have tons of questions when they begin the process of shopping for cabinetry. They want to know all of the details from construction methods and materials to finishing and warranties. Homeowners who’ve had some experience remodeling a kitchen or bath have a better understanding

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Desire for Personalization Yields a Multitude of New Finishes

In January, we experienced the very latest industry products, trends, and technologies at the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). At this year’s show in Orlando, one trend stood out above all else when it comes to home renovations, particularly in the kitchen and bath: personalization. Today’s homeowners yearn to express their own unique

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Greenery: 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is Nature’s Neutral

As you know, every year Pantone Color Institute chooses a color that’s symbolic of what we see taking place in our global culture. They say that this color serves as a reflection of society’s current mood and attitude. This year, the company picked a color called Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343). It’s a fresh and zesty yellow-green

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The Best Choices for Bathroom Vanities

    Once upon a time, the bathtub was the visual centerpiece of the bathroom. Whether it was a freestanding claw foot or a deep corner soaking tub, the bathtub was the star of the show. However, since trends now lean toward spa-like showers with body jets and rain showers, homeowners are placing less emphasis

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Mother Nature Knows Best: Showcasing the Beauty of Wood Cabinet Finishes

This contemporary New York kitchen by Heartwood Corp showcases the beauty of natural wood cabinets. Mother Nature doesn’t make many mistakes, and today’s wooden kitchen cabinetry colors reflect her impeccable taste and style. According to kitchen and bath designers, wood cabinetry has returned as a top request in new and remodeled kitchens. It has an organic

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Best Mudroom Materials

This rustic combination laundry/mud room in Denver is packed full of features! Photo by Jon Eady Photographer. Today’s mudroom is far more than just an entry-point into the home. These spaces have evolved into highly functional, hardworking rooms that play a big role in keeping the rest of the home clean and well organized. The

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Accent-uate the Positive With Accent Walls

  A slate hued accent wall adds warmth to a contemporary California dining room by Nate Fischer Interiors. If a remodel isn’t in the cards, sometimes one small change can make a very big difference. An accent wall is a wonderful way to breathe new life into an old space without the cost, work, hassle,

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Mix and Match Tile Finishes for Texture

The beautiful balance of size, tone, color, and glossy/matte finish adds dimension to any space. Photo courtesy of Mosa Murals  If you’re looking for unique ways to elevate the overall experience of your projects, consider your use of texture. Texture is a useful design element that’s sometimes overlooked. But it can go a very long

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