Beautiful Kitchen Without The Maintenance

Many have an idea of what their dream kitchen looks like. But before starting the remodel, they may come to a complete halt thinking about the amount of effort it takes to keep them looking breathtaking and clean. It’s obvious; who doesn’t want the gorgeous countertops without the effort? So how can you have your cake and eat it too? There are many other options besides granite that will make your kitchen the envy of the neighborhood.

Engineered Stone. Another word for this particular option is quartz. It is made up of stones bound by polymer resin. It is not easily scratched or stained. The only effort needed to put into keeping this looking amazing is a simple wipe down.

Soapstone. Are you looking for durability? Look no more. This stone doesn’t even flinch to heat. It does not absorb much bacteria and is incorruptible to stains. Maintenance for this stone is also a simple wipe down. There is only one downside, and that is becoming darker with age. If you’re wanting to keep your surfaces bright and shiny, there are very simple ways to maintain that.

Laminate. Laminate countertops are very attractive, and may surprise the skeptics. Today’s laminate material is durable, easy to maintain and very pleasing to the eye. You may not even realize they are laminate unless told.

EcoTop. Are you green? This is the countertop for you. This eco-friendly countertop option is durable, won’t scratch or fade. It is another easy wipe down option for your unique kitchen.

Zinc. This is another countertop option that darkens over time. However, unlike stainless steel, you don’t have to worry about fingerprints and other stubborn stains. This material is very resistant to bacteria, and maintenance is close to setting and forgetting.

Lava Stone. With so many new options of easy maintenance, Lave Stone is also very resistant to bacteria. In fact, it’s probably the most popular and hard to find. And even if you do find it, there’s a guaranteed waiting list. That should say something about its quality.

Recycled glass. Were you sold on the eco-friendly option? This is also a green choice. They are easy to clean; and almost impossible to stain.

With all these new options, it is safe to say that a dream kitchen can actually be a reality. And you won’t have to quit your day job to maintain it.

Staying on Trends With Your Kitchen Designs

Everyone who cooks desires a kitchen that is functional, spacious and on trend with today’s market. A kitchen that has older appliances, bad lighting, flooring that is cracked with age just doesn’t show off your personality. A kitchen that is bright, with everything you need at your fingertips, and simply up to date will make anyone smile. It allows your personality to shine. Continue reading

Should I Sell or Stay in My Home?

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With the housing market up, it was nothing to upgrade your home as your family gets bigger, or your salary increases. But when the housing bubble burst, people started to stay in their home but look for ways to make it work and that usually meant remodeling your kitchen and bathrooms or adding additional rooms. So, which option is truly good for you and your family? Continue reading

What Flooring is Right For You?

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We are inundated with commercials daily for flooring and it has you looking at your floors now and thinking, “Can we afford new flooring” or “What type of flooring do I want?” When deciding on the type of flooring you want you have to take in consideration of the room, the traffic in the room and the location of your house. If you live in a warmer climate you might want tile or wood floors and only carpet the bedrooms. If you have a family and pets you might consider only tile or you might want wood but are afraid of the damage a pet can do so tile that looks like wood is the best option for you. Continue reading

Hastings Will Bring Luxury To Your Bathroom

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If you are looking to upgrade a space in your home, Hastings is one of the manufactures that specializes in luxury from faucets and bathroom furniture, to interior design pieces to accentuate you home. Hastings is known worldwide for their contemporary and traditional designs and get their materials only from the best manufactures in Europe. Continue reading

Which Showerhead is Right For You?

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First thing every morning you take a shower to wake up, the end of the day you take a shower to wash off the day and your troubles. Your shower might be yours or you might be in a hotel or at someone’s house. Either way we are all in a quest for the perfect shower, just enough pressure and spray that helps to melt your troubles and grime away. There are so many different showerheads and now you can get a shower system that gives you the “spa experience” you just need to find the one that is best for you.

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Go Green with Beautiful Tiles

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The questions on most people’s mind are two things: How do I reduce my energy bills and how do I reduce my carbon footprint? Going green can be achieved with going weith all natural material in your tiles. Natural wood such as cork and stone tiles offer very beautiful choices but if you are more into the exotic look, consider coconut, pebble or teak mosaic tiles. And if you want to go 100% green you can purchase tiles made strictly from recycled materials. Continue reading

The Herringbone Design is the Greatest Trend for Kitchen or Bath

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One of the largest trends today for your kitchen or bath is to create a herringbone pattern when placing tiles. Its creates stylish and elegant look to your décor. Including a subtle or bold pattern within the design of the bathroom adds character. The hottest pattern trend is Herringbone and we’re featuring Porcelanosa, who is leading the way. Continue reading