As anyone who follows us on Instagram can attest, patterned tile is in. Take, for instance, the stunning backsplash showcased in our kitchen of the month, the graphic bathroom floor featured in the black-and-white bathroom of our dreams, and the Moroccan-inspired tiled fireplace that’s so gorgeous we’re actually hoping for a late spring. Whether you prefer intricate motifs or minimalist designs, there’s no denying it: bold, patterned tile is on the rise. But not just any type
You have heard about floor heating, seat warmers, heated towel racks and even heating for your steering wheel. What about heated countertops? Below are 7 reasons why homeowners enjoy this unique upgrade in their kitchen or office. 1. Stone is cold to the touch. If you have ever rested your arms on a granite or quartz countertop, you have probably noticed how cold the stone feels against your skin. The reason for this is because the stone’s surface and mass instantly pulls hea
Home assistants and tablets are on the rise in kitchen remodels, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. Many of us spend all day with our computers and cellphones constantly within arm’s reach, so it may not be surprising that these items are now working their way into our kitchens. Some homeowners renovating their kitchens are choosing to upgrade electronics in these spaces, and among this group, home assistants and dedicated kitchen tablets are on the rise.
When making design changes to your kitchen, pair your finish choices with intelligent organization systems. Some pull-out shelves offer practical glass fronts, making it easy to see what is stored inside. (MBAKS) The kitchen is the hub of the home and remodels are a big investment, so getting your design right is important. Q: I’m interested in remodeling my kitchen. What are the current trends? A: The kitchen is the hub of the home and remodels are a big investment, so getti
White modern farmhouse kitchens may be all the rage on Pinterest when it comes to custom home kitchen design trends, but we think there’s something special about kitchen design that bucks the trend in favor of black counters. Black counters can give a kitchen a high contrast, modern look that is neutral enough to look great with white, dark, or natural cabinets. But beyond the sleek design black counters have a practical side, too. They resist stains more than lighter counter
Designers are replacing this kitchen staple with steam and speed ovens, or hiding microwaves behind doors or in drawers. For some high-income homeowners, microwaves are one of the first things they look to replace in their kitchens. Steam and speed ovens are two alternatives that provide many of the same functions as microwaves at a higher quality. There also is a growing preference for the appliance to be hidden. For most other homeowners, microwaves remain an essential elem