Designer Joel Contreras renovated his 1927 bungalow in Phoenix’s Coronado Historic District by incorporating his love for contemporary design while staying true to the building’s past architecture. With the help of Jonah Busick from Foundry12, Contreras was able to bring his home into the 21st century.
The large and airy master bathroom, flooded with natural light, features bathroom faucets and tub by Brizo and the toilet is made by Duravit. The kitchen is modern and spacious with open access to a gorgeous outside patio. The design features marble counter tops and includes an updated sink with the faucet also by Brizo.
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.
As 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.
Popular media and industry publications often analyze the return on investment of a kitchen and/or bathroom remodel. Remodeling 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, conducted by Remodeling, found that on average, a homeowner can expect to spend approximately $16,700 on a midrange bathroom remodel and will recoup approximately 70% of the cost at resale. Read More
With so many choices at your disposal, it can be difficult to pick out out a kitchen counter that is perfect for your home and lifestyle. Since this is one of the more important elements of kitchen design, and the material chosen can even affect how you use it, it’s important to choose something that looks good, will stand the test of time, and is within your budget. So here are our insights to the 5 most popular kitchen countertop materials to help you choose.
The Time has come ~ Winter Renovations
Are you taking time this season to spruce up your home? One way to do easily to this is by installing new kitchen fixtures in your home. Plumbtile can help you in your search for the perfect faucet, or fitting you have been searching for. Take a look at these amazing options from Dornbracht fixtures. They will blow you away. Read More
Modern lifestyle often focuses on the latest trends and newest fashions. However, “new” does not necessarily mean high quality or sophisticated taste. Breaking the mold, Carmel Stone has roots in ancient lands where construction materials have been weathering the passing winds of time for thousands of years.
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.
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. Read More
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?
When you are thinking about remodeling or even designing your new home the latest trend is Eco-friendly building materials, appliances and even ways to cut cost and your carbon footprint. Some of the things are simple everyday changes you can make such as making meals for the week instead of the day that will save on fuel costs and save time, use a cloth tote instead of paper or plastic and you can cut down on your plastic containers and go for glass container. But if you are like most people you want to make a bigger change so here are a few ideas that will make the transition to a eco-friendly kitchen a little easier: Read More