Have you been considering a new look for your kitchen design and think 2015 may be the year to get it done? Are you a design or building professional who’s looking to stay in front of the hottest trends each year? Before you take the plunge on some new ideas, we have a look at 7 of the top design trends for 2015.
Living small is becoming more and more popular, and it no secret why. Lower utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint may drive many to reduce the size of their homes, but there is also the quickly-shrinking space available, lower average incomes, and rising costs of home ownership to consider. Not to mention, living in smaller spaces requires you to unload a lot of that old junk in your garage and provides a simpler, quiet life. That is, if it is done correctly.
One of the first choices you will most likely make when deciding to use tiles, is porcelain vs ceramic? Many people don’t really know the difference between the two. So, what is in ceramic tile? The biggest difference between ceramic and porcelain tile starts with their composition, which not only determines a tile’s color and texture, but its density, durability and uses. Continue reading
As 2014 draws to a close, many professionals and homeowners are looking forward to exciting remodeling trends in 2015. Not only does a simple remodel increase the value of a house immensely, it also can renew your love and comfort in your own home. Luckily, these investments in your home don’t have to cost a fortune – you can apply many of the newest trends to update your space for a very budget-friendly costs. The trick is knowing where and what to focus your efforts on.
Finishes are more than an aesthetic detail, yet we probably have never taken the time to learn how the products in our industry achieve their finish and why one may be more durable than another. We know chrome is tougher than gold, but why?