Usually the Hubs and I handle are our own home improvement projects. Due to an unfortunate broken leg, we had to call in the professional big (nail) guns for this one! Not wanting to be a stick in the mud and potentially pausing our Mudroom project, Hubs researched for weeks to find the perfect contractor for the job. Continue reading “Making of a Coastal Mudroom”
Functional design is when you have an aesthetically pleasing alternative to an unattractive need. It is an organized crossover between style and purpose.
On the edge about what style of edge to put on your stone countertops? Here’s a guide with some options that may be available to you. Continue reading “Countertop Edges”
It’s always exciting to visit customers after they’ve settled in to their home and see what a difference their personal style makes on a house. In this feature, you’ll see how a cold former model home was transformed into a warm and cozy Bohemian oasis. Continue reading “Boho Chic Home Decor”
It may seem “odd” but when you’re styling a tabletop in your home, you simply need to remember the number 3. Here’s why ‘3’ is basically the most important number in Home Design.
One night at dinner, my husband mentioned something in passing about building an outdoor kitchen. It was so out of the blue that I honestly did not put a thought to it.
Then when he mentioned it again, I humored him and asked him what it would look like. His answer blew me away.
Every selfie enthusiast can agree- lighting is everything.
When it comes to the lights and fixtures you have in your home, this rings true as well.
How many times do you eat in your formal dining room? Every night? Every Sunday? Every…. Thanksgiving?
At my Mumsie’s house, nearly every family meal is eaten in her dining room (aside from her bacon and iced tea breakfast).
On the flip side, I can honestly count on one hand the times we’ve sat at our table. I even set it for Christmas last year and everyone still congregated in the family room instead.
Not too long ago, advertising granite countertops in a home for sale was a HUGE selling point: “Kitchen boasts GRANITE countertops!” YIPPEE!
Once the gorgeous stone picked up traction in the design world, nearly every new build home or renovated home had granite somewhere- kitchen, the master bath, or the guest bath (more often chosen first because visitors would see it before they’d see the master).
Nowadays, you’ll see more homes having other stone and solid surface material countertops such as Quartz and Marble installed.
But what’s the big difference? They’re all just rocks …right?
Here’s a brief breakdown in some differences between the three top stones.