For hundreds if not thousands of years, mankind has been altering their environment to cure sicknesses and improve health. Architecture, infrastructure, and interiors have been re-imagined while entire cities have been redesigned as humanity battled the plague, cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, etc.
A remodel is any homeowner’s opportunity to make a big impact in the way they feel about their home – it’s a time to make dreams into a reality. Generally speaking, cabinets and countertops are the absolute focal points of the kitchen – they occupy the most visual space, and they set the tone for style which anyone can then complement with wall colors, appliances, and decor.
Your bathroom is your place of Zen – or, at least, it should be – but for many of us, that isn’t the case. When it comes to designing bathrooms, there is a reason beach themes are common regardless of how far inland you get: a bathroom is a place to relax, and relaxing imagery makes the experience more enjoyable.
It isn’t often we get a full house project to write about, so when this project came across my desk I just had to share it with you all! This home’s interior design was put together by Tricia Tidemann of Mingle Design Studio and Showroom. The home is new construction in Orono, MN on Lake Minnetonka. The homeowners were looking for an east coast shingle
Today we are going to take a look at a home that was recently remodeled with a masculine, modern sense of style. Designer Jennifer Ferson, of Ferson Kitchen & Bath Design, channeled this style through the use of some great textures and colors. Let’s start with the big picture.
Color is the driving force in most design projects.
Color can drive mood, affect energy levels and have cultural connections. This kitchen below definitely has an upbeat, energetic vibe.
Remodeling a bathroom is one of the top improvement projects that many homeowners elect to do when revamping their space or adding value to their home. Bathroom remodels are an exciting and creative process, but with that comes big responsibility and pressure to make the right informed decisions that will last a lifetime.
What’s your end game? And no, I’m not talking about superheroes, I’m actually talking about cabinetry!
When it comes to cabinetry many people assume that "custom" means they are crafted at a local shop.
Let’s talk about a moving, mechanical, integral part of the majority of all cabinetry you will have in a design. Something that affects functionality on a daily basis.
Your project is almost done. The seemingly unending parade of decisions is nearing an end.
If your bathroom is anything like mine, you probably do not have enough storage or organization in your space and therefore EVERYTHING is left to sit on top of the countertops.
Incorporating multiple door styles in a design is the perfect way to add visual interest and personalization to any space. Dura Supreme offers several doors styles that fall into what we define as “door families”, each door style is different and unique, but like any family they do share similar characteristics that can visually tie the spaces or rooms together.
Hooray! Spring is right around the corner!
Do you have a habit of leaving clutter on the bathroom counters? Or do you like to keep items out so guests can easily find amenities?
Look to open storage options like a floating shelf, an open cabinet or a vanity floor shelf to make items easier to access and easy for your guests to find.
The sink is the highest traffic zone in most bathrooms and also a common place to find a shortage of usable storage. It's where we spend most of our time getting ready in the mornings, yet it's oftentimes the least organized. Let's focus on some go-to storage features that will help combat this bathroom storage headache.
For your next project - maybe you are thinking, “I don’t want mine to look like everyone else’s, I want it to be a meaningful space. Something I can truly call my own”. Finding inspiration for interiors doesn’t have to be difficult, one just needs to know where to look. I will give you 3 unexpected places to explore that can help drive your design.
There are many miscellaneous items that are used every day in the bathroom. Sometimes it’s hard to decipher where and how to store each item. Not only are we dealing with a large variety of supplies, but the bathroom is also a high traffic zone. When designing your bathroom cabinetry, plan your storage to fit your personal routine.
The Powder Room is one of those rooms in a home where you can push the envelope a little further with design. It is already a small space, everyone who enters knows it's a small space, so don't worry too much about trying to make the space feel bigger, it is what it is. If you are considering re-designing a powder room, here are a few tips:
One of the most basic features of cabinetry is what type of "overlay" is has. When designing cabinetry, it will be one of the first things chosen: Full Overlay or Standard Overlay. Many homeowners are unaware of the difference between the two.
Travel and destinations can be a perfect inspiration for the design of your home interior because a specific destination can conjure up specific feelings. For my favorite beach destination, I envision serene, calm horizons, walking across untouched beaches with tumbled stones and scattered driftwood and the relaxing sounds of waves lapping against the shore.
A bathroom renovation is one of the top ways in which to increase the value of one’s home. Of all the spaces in a home, this is one that can really define mood, as it is the first place you go when you wake up and the last place you go before you turn in for the night.
One of the most common items on every homeowner’s wish list is more storage. In fact, I don’t think I have ever met anyone who wanted less storage. The challenge comes in finding more space to accommodate this. Many people cannot add square footage to their space due to physical or budgetary constraints, and so become stuck with what they have.
With every interior design project we walk the fine line between creating the perfect house we see in a magazine and creating the perfect house for who actually lives there. In order to make a house a home, the environment should feel meaningful, convey a history and reflect the homeowner.
The original floorplan only had space for a small, tucked-away shower in the master bathroom but the homeowners knew this would not work well for their family of five. This Illinois family contacted designer, Jennifer Riordan of Plain & Posh Distinctive Cabinetry Design in Westmont, IL, to design a stunningly beautiful space that meets the needs of their young family now and in the future.