Create the Perfect Breakfast Nook in Your Home

Create the Perfect Breakfast Nook in Your Home

Don’t have room for a full table in your kitchen? No problem! A breakfast nook creates a space for eating in the kitchen and can maximize space in that area. It might not be as big as a full dining room, but with the right layout and decor, you won’t miss the extra space at all. Location and Layout When you hear the name “breakfast nook,” what do you think of? Maybe it’s someone sipping coffee and reading the newspaper on a Sunday morning. Or maybe it’s a couple enjoying  an intimate date night in meal. Either way, the name implies that the space should be cozy and inviting. One of the ways to create that feeling is to place your breakfast nook near a window to take advantage of natural light pouring in. Natural light is always going to provide a more home-like feeling than artificial light. Position the Continue reading

Are Concrete Counters Right for Your Kitchen?

Are Concrete Counters Right for Your Kitchen?

If you are looking for an alternative to granite or laminate counters, concrete might be just the answer you need. When many of us think of concrete, we imagine rough sidewalks or roadways. But in a kitchen the same material transforms into a smooth, beautiful surface that’s safe for the entire family. Concrete counters cost roughly the same as granite or marble countertops and are every bit as durable. Before you go calling up a cement mixer, here are a few other things to consider in deciding whether they are right for you: Customization Each concrete counter is made by hand to fit your kitchen. This is a great way to ensure that your kitchen doesn’t look like anyone else’s — literally. They are sure to be a conversation starter when you host guests and they look every bit as elegant as granite. Beyond the traditional gray, concrete countertops come Continue reading

What’s Hot in the Kitchen? The Latest Design Trends

What’s Hot in the Kitchen? The Latest Design Trends

If you are tired of seeing the same photos of all-white kitchens and stainless steel appliances  in magazines and on social media, you are in luck. Things are changing in 2017 and looking ahead to 2018. Here are a few of the trends that are making their way to kitchens across the country: Moving Beyond White After nearly a decade of white and grey dominating the kitchen landscape, trends are moving back toward bolder colors on the kitchen floor and walls. No, we’re not going back to the pastel mania of the 1960s and 70s. Instead, today’s trends focus on strong primary colors and vivid tile floor patterns. We recommend choosing one or the other, or choosing neutral cabinets, counters, and appliances if you do have color on the floor and on the walls. If you aren’t quite ready to go bold, shaded greys remain a big trend, too. Consider Continue reading