Should You Open Up Your Kitchen?

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Open floor plans are trendy right now, but an open kitchen may or may not be a good decision for your remodel depending on cost and value.

Open floor plans are trendy right now, and they have had the spotlight for a while. In fact, open kitchens have become so popular during the past few years that I can almost guarantee that they will be here to stay. Keep in mind that open floor plans obviously don’t work for every house, and an open kitchen isn’t always a … Read More

4 Features That Make Cabinets Stand Out

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These cabinet features will stand out and will be a hit in your home or remodel. Highlight certain areas in your kitchen by adding appealing features.

When you’ve remodeled as many kitchens and bathrooms as I have, you tend to learn that there are a vast number of options for cabinetry. Your choices range from the materials and hardware down to the specific shape, size, and design. If you aren’t as familiar with cabinetry options as I am, it’s easy to get lost when you have … Read More

Why You Might Not Want to Choose Marble for a Bathroom Renovation

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You might not want to choose marble for a bathroom renovation for a number of reasons. There are many other materials that will hold up better than marble.

For years, it felt like every luxurious bathroom was made of marble. Many interior designers, as well as myself, love the look of marble. But I’ve found that the material doesn’t work well in bathrooms or other rooms that maintain moisture. Why is marble used so often these spaces? Marble mined from Italy and surrounding regions tends to be harder than … Read More