Know What You're Getting: Living And Working With Granite Countertops


Once the territory of luxury homes, granite countertops have become a mainstream feature. If a kitchen remodel is in progress, even on a midrange rental unit, chances are granite countertops will be part of the new setup. Granite has definite advantages: It's shiny, it's generally easy to clean, and it lasts a long time because it's harder to chip than laminate countertops. It also has some definite issues that can make you dislike granite if you ignore the issues.

12 February 2018

Four Features To Consider For A Luxury Walk-In Closet


When you have the chance to help design your ultimate luxury home, you want to make sure that every detail is considered. That means creating a walk-in closet that matches the opulence and luxury of the rest of the home. While there are many different design elements to consider to create the perfect look, there are some features that you may find are must-haves. Here is a look at some luxury features to consider as you design your perfect closet for the perfect home.

23 September 2017

How To Create A Sensational Patio


Do you love relaxing outside? Perhaps you enjoy entertaining friends and family members with a meal served in the open air. If you are interested in designing a sensational patio, from selecting the right furniture to choosing a custom mosaic design for the floor, here are some ideas that might help you. Start With The Floor - Once you have chosen the basic design, then you can add decorative touches. Have you considered the addition of a custom mosaic floor design?

27 July 2017

Getting More Energy Efficiency From Windows


Do you want to obtain the fullest extent of energy efficiency out of your home windows? Depending on how efficient they currently are, there are several things that can be done to improve energy efficiency. For example, if there are large amounts of air coming through the windows, it is likely that the glass isn't thick enough. You might need to invest in new windows if the ones that you have aren't efficient.

27 June 2017

Designing Your Dream Home? 4 Features You Need To Include


If you're in the process of designing your new home, and you want to ensure it has a luxurious atmosphere, don't stop with the basics; make sure your home screams personal luxury. If you've already designed the perfect kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms, it's time to think outside the box. Here are four design features you should add to your luxury home. Relaxing Steam Room When you come home after a long day at the office, you want a place to relax and unwind.

14 May 2017

All The World's A Stage: How To View And Set Up Your Home Like A Live Theater


All the world's a stage, quoted one Shakespearean character. Never was that more true than in your own home. Every room is a different scene where different events take place every day. If you were going to invite an audience into your home to watch the play of your life unfold, how would you set the scenery in your home? Interior design and set design are essentially one and the same, a fact that many people rarely make a connection to.

20 March 2017

Tips For Saving Money When Remodeling Your Kitchen


Performing a complete kitchen remodeling project can be expensive, but it can also be well worth it. Remodeling your kitchen will not only offer an opportunity to make it more beautiful, but it could also help you make it more functional, and it could help increase the value of your home. The average amount spent on kitchen remodeling projects is roughly $20,556, but some people spend even more than this. If you are trying to cut some costs to make it more affordable, here are some tips to consider following.

18 January 2017