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5 Kitchen Design Trends Expected To Be Big in 2015

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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.

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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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Give Your Kitchen a Little “ Knob ”


When it comes to upgrading, remodeling, or even building a kitchen, choosing the handles for your kitchen drawers can be the easiest thing to overlook. Not only will choosing the perfect knob or pull for your drawers become an exciting part of designing your kitchen, but they can also accentuate and give your kitchen the perfect look along with the perfect feel. However, do you know which type of handle you want to use? Here we will tell you the difference between a kitchen knobs, kitchen handles, and kitchen pulls.

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Win Some Lavatory Dough with Duravit


As modern life places greater demands upon us, we, in turn, also start to demand more. These demands also extend to the bathroom, which we expect to be attractive, inviting and also functional.

Duravit’s expansion continued in the first decade of the 21st Century with the establishment of subsidiaries in Turkey, India and China. The Duravit Design Center in Hornberg, Designed by Philippe Starck, was also completed during this time. The brand is currently available in over 100 countries. Duravit impressed the numerous visitors with its new products, high-class design and striking presence.

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Acknowledging Kartell by Laufen


Kartell by LAUFEN’ is a bathroom which brings together the material essence and technological innovations of two companies: Italian furniture company Kartell and its use of plastic applied to the production of furniture; and Swiss specialist LAUFEN for its expertise in the production of ceramic bathroom pieces, designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, integrated architecture is an interconnected ecosystem where bathtubs, faucets, lights, sanitary-ware, shower bases, shelving, washbasins and other furniture components: cupboards, footstools, mirrors, tables…coexist, with maximum flexibility. Kartell and LAUFEN are together launching an integrated and complete bathroom project. 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
  • indoor air quality  Read More

Top 5 Kitchen Countertops

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Nowadays, there are so many choices when it comes to kitchen countertops. There is everything from stone to wood, tile to laminate, and even stainless steel and concrete countertops. Depending on your need, style, and budget, there is something out there that will help you create an amazing kitchen. Here are the top five most popular countertop materials. Read More

2013 Most Popular Remodeling Trends

Going Natural
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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.

Backyard Fun
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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!

Worst Mistakes People Make in Designing a Kitchen

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There are a LOT of decisions that we must make when designing a room in our home, especially our kitchen, since that is where we do a lot of entertaining and spending time with the family.  So, it’s important to know some mistakes other’s have made in the past to help us make the best design choices. Let’s face it, from picking colors, to cabinetry, flooring, and fixtures, there are so many styles and designs to choose from that it’s easy to make some design choices that we may later come to regret.  Here are some of the worst mistakes that people make in designing a kitchen:  Read More