The National Kitchen and Bath Association recently announced the results of its 2016 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Survey1. Over 450 NKBA members nationwide responded to the survey and identified the following design trends:Read More
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Central New Yorkers look forward to the warm days and nights of summer when we can get outdoors to relax or socialize. To truly enjoy the season, it’s great to have an outdoor living space right outside your door. That space can be a small sundeck or a large yard with a patio and pool. No matter what the size of your yard or house, an outdoor living space can be designed for your lifestyle and to add value to your home.
Kitchen islands provide a space for food prep, informal seating, storage, and can also be a location for appliances or a sink. When designing a kitchen island, it’s important to understand the basics, your needs and options. Here are five design tips to help you get started:
If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, you’ve probably started gathering ideas and advice. It’s fun to look at “before” and “after” kitchen photos but have you considered what steps lead to the final outcome? Kitchen remodeling projects take time to plan and can range from $10,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the scope of the project. Where do you begin?
A kitchen remodeling project can add value, function and enjoyment to a home. Yet it is one of the most expensive and detailed construction projects. When I talk with homeowners about remodeling their kitchens we discuss the way they use their kitchen, what they like about the current layout and what they want to change. Design is critical to the success of the project, as is the selection of durable cabinets, countertops and appliances. And cost is almost always a consideration.
Our customers often ask for our thoughts about design trends when they plan a project. We remodel a lot of bathrooms each year and are happy to share ideas about trends and products to help homeowners in the planning process. Based on bathroom remodeling projects we’re doing here in Central New York, and what we’re observing nationally, here are our picks for best bathroom design trends that we believe will add comfort, function and value to your home:
We've remodeled bathrooms for many homeowners over the years and through our experience we've learned that trends change with the availability of new products and creative designs which alter the look and use of the space. Bathrooms should be designed to address the needs of people in your home and also reflect your lifestyle. If you’ve made a resolution to remodel a bathroom this year, consider incorporating the following products and ideas that we've identified as the latest bathroom design trends for 2011:
No matter the size, it seems that bathrooms always fail to adequately accommodate the items we want to have in there. Clutter is a challenge too, especially with the many small and oddly shaped items we tend to keep. What’s the solution? We’ve found that more and better bathroom storage space can solve most homeowner’s bathroom storage problems. Here are nine ideas that may help you.Read More
Over the years, we’ve worked with homeowners on many bathroom remodeling projects helping create attractive, functional living spaces by listening to their ideas and defining a work plan.