Category: Eco Friendly

Trend Mosaic & Agglomerate Tiles for Kitchen, Bathroom & Pool

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Trend is an international manufacturer and distributor of mosaic tile collections produced in recycled glass, 24 carat gold and venetian enamel. It also produces engineered agglomerates containing recycled fragmented glass, quartz and granite. Trend supplies products suitable for the decoration of private spaces, urban areas and works of art. Trend tiles are great for backsplash appliques, wall tile, floor tile, countertops, aquatic tile, patio tile, and entryway tile.

Trend Mosaic-Tile-Kitchen-Backsplash-Ideas-5As one of the world’s leading producers of colored glass tiles, Venetian enamel, gold leaf tesserae and agglomerate slab, Trend has demonstrated a unique ability to synthesise the essential principles of Italian tradition, with a dynamic creativity attuned to today’s interior designers, architects and artists.

In addition, Trend moved early and aggressively to reduce the ecological impact of its processes and products. Production is now designed to consume fewer raw materials and energy resources, to recycle otherwise wasted materials, and to increase the natural durability of its products.

Small Living Spaces: 6 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Space

small-house-for-sale-in-palo-alto-2Living 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.

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Most Popular Remodeling Trends for 2015


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.

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2015 Color of the year: What will be your favorite design?


With winter upon us most of us are thinking about getting through the long days of winter but as we spend more time indoors we start to think about redecorating and sprucing things up. So what are the trends for the Spring 2015? Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green and Classic Blue along with Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Custard, Marsala and Glacier Gray a mix of cooler color and warm tones. We also can’t leave out a nice mix of muted brights, pastels and nature-like neutrals to draw the eye to your favorite spots in your home.

2015 interior design and decorating ideas reflect the trends in architecture and art while emphasizing your individuality, simplicity and Green living ideas. Decorators are creating new, bold and fabulous designs by mixing traditional and contemporary, ethnic and retro, glamorous and rustic, and chic and barbarism.

You are now able to be completely free and creative to design a room that has both antique and modern bathroom furniture, ceramic and colored glass to create a warm cozy and inviting room one that you will find you will spend most of your days. Or you can take the distressed look of exposed brick walls and concrete surfaces mixed with soft and chic fabrics, delicate floral designs and the rich shine of polished metal to create a spectacular living space that will give you the look and feel of stepping into the past while remaining firmly rooted to the present.

When you are wanting to go green in your decorating don’t pass up reclaimed wood for your wood floors or walls, think about using old wood doors or even pallets to create interesting tables that will surely be the topic of conversations. You cannot go wrong or be too over the top in 2015 with your colors, textures or fabric styles, be creative and experiment to create your hidden oasis!

There is So Much More You Can Do With Your Floors

The 2014 Flooring options are not only durable in nature but have an elegant touch towards its appearance. Choose among the most popular designs earlier which are yet to explode in the next year. Floor and wall tiles are popular, elegant and timelessly stylish interior design and decorating materials. Modern floor and wall tile designs offer wonderful ways to add a splash of colors, unique decoration patterns and interesting textures to home interiors, especially bathrooms, kitchens, mudrooms and entryways. Read More

Remodel, Redesign, Go Green


Redoing a kitchen is the number one renovation project. But what is a green kitchen? Think Remodel, Redesign, Go Green! What goes into a green kitchen remodel? The cornerstones of any green project should include:

  • energy efficiency
  • conservation of natural resources
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New Homes Are Going Green!

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With all the talk of remodeling homes to “go green”, many people don’t realize that more and more homes are being built with standard green components! “The green building market has evolved beyond the crunchy-granola, Boulder types,” said David Johnston, a Colorado consultant and co-author of Toward a Zero Energy Home. “We have mainstream builders doing this.” Read More

2013 Most Popular Remodeling Trends

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How to get the most bang for your buck!

As we are getting close to the end of the year you might be thinking about some remodeling projects around your home to not only make your home more comfortable and pleasing to you but also raise the value of your home. Let’s face it buying and investing in a home will be one of the most time consuming and expensive things you will ever do as an adult. Most people dream about buying their first new car and their first home! Owning a home is a huge accomplishment in life and with the economy today you need something that will grow in value and last a long time. With that in mind not everyone can afford a brand new home so you buy one and fix it up.

Remodeling an older home can be challenging but the biggest challenge is which area of the home to remodel that will give you the most for your money. While some people are going to focus on the kitchen and bath areas there are also other Areas of your home that tend to be neglected.

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This year is all about getting back to nature by using natural materials such as wood, stone and recycled materials as well as getting back to nature with the color pallets. Homeowners and buyers are now looking to use every square inch of their homes wisely and efficiently they are also leaning towards a more open layout in the design of the rooms and usage of space. They want comfort, gone are the days of a formal dining room or living room they are now looking to combine rooms so the family and guests can interact more. Some of the latest trends are:

  • Back to Nature  – Earth tomes have always been popular and can be very soothing but this year it is all about green. All shades of green can be found in paint along with Furniture, accessories and rugs are also available in many shades of green.
  • Textures and Accents – Recycling is a popular way to not only save a few pennies but also add some character to your home. One of these way to recycle is to use reclaimed wood, it give the home a rustic sense while adding warmth. Textures or prints are extremely popular with one of the patterns being stripes.
  • Layouts – One of the hottest layout trends is a open floor plan. This type of floor plan not only uses all available space wisely but it gives your room a look and feel of a bigger room. One of the most common open floor plans if to merge the kitchen and living room.
  • Outdoor Living – Today most people not only want to enjoy the inside of their home but they also want to enjoy the outside as well. The most important accessories for outdoor spaces are beautiful landscaping and a magnificent place to spend time with family and friends.

Lots of new fresh ideas to make your home picture perfect AND increase the value!