Yes, You Can Mix Materials in Your Kitchen — Here’s How To Do It

Yes, You Can Mix Materials in Your Kitchen — Here’s How To Do It

There was a time in the world of kitchen design when all of the materials used on cabinets, countertops, and furniture had to match. Those days are long gone in 2018, which opens up a world of possibilities for mixing and matching to create the perfect combination for your home. With so many choices, it can be difficult to determine where to begin or which combinations work best. Here are a few ideas to jump start your thinking: Warm and Cool While the exact colors don’t need to match, it is a good rule of thumb to stay within the same color palette when choosing kitchen materials. Think about warm and cool tones as a guide. For example, oak is on the cooler side of the wood spectrum and pairs well with gray, blue, purple, and other cool tones. Oak and cherry are warm colors that pair well with red, Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Yes, that’s right — you can make resolutions for your home just like you can for yourself and your family. No matter how recently your house was remodeled or renovated, there are always more projects to do and things to maintain. Start 2018 off right by making a few of these New Year’s Resolutions to keep your home looking fresh and beautiful throughout the rest of the year. A Place for Everything Many of us end the holiday season with new stuff that we receive as gifts. If you don’t make a plan for where each new item will go, it can quickly grow roots in wherever it lands when you bring it through the door. Sound familiar? If you haven’t already done so, spend some time making a plan for you new possessions and clearing out anything you need in order to make room for them. Do the same Continue reading