Caesarstone Adds 7 Fresh New Quartz Countertop Designs for 2018

Just in time for your summer kitchen or bath renovation, Caesarstone has added seven new countertop designs to their quartz countertop collection.

The new 2018 additions to the Metropolitan collection are Excava, Topus Concrete, Airy Concrete, Cloudburst Concrete and Frozen Terra. These five designs achieve the authentic textures of manufacturing such as oxidized steel, poured plaster and raw concrete that are inspired by factories and lofts and translated into residential and commercial interiors with inspiring, organic colours.  Continue reading Caesarstone Adds 7 Fresh New Quartz Countertop Designs for 2018

Five New Bold Countertop Designs from Cambria

Cambria adds four new designs to their Luxury Series and one stunning addition to the Marble Collection, providing classic everyday elegance without worry or high maintenance.

Offering both beauty and function, Cambria’s natural quartz surfaces are durable, stain-resistant, stronger than granite and non-porous (NSF 51 Certified), making them as safe as stainless steel for food preparation. Continue reading Five New Bold Countertop Designs from Cambria

How Real-Life Renos Differ from Home Improvement Reality TV

Whether you’ve seen one or two episodes of Fixer Upper or are a diehard home makeover reality TV junkie, it’s easy to understand the appeal of watching a complete home makeover. After all, who wouldn’t want their home reno — from the messy teardown to the stunning reveal — to happen in just under an hour?

We all know that what we see on reality TV isn’t always an accurate portrayal of everyday life. However, watching these programs has undoubtedly changed your expectations, leaving you feeling more knowledgeable about the design and renovation process.

If you want to avoid frustration and disappointment while hiring contractors to do your own home improvements, it’s important to understand how TV reality shows differ from real life. Continue reading How Real-Life Renos Differ from Home Improvement Reality TV

2018 Kitchen Flooring Trends

With budget and beauty just a few of the factors to consider, choosing a flooring material for your new kitchen design can be a challenge.

As one of the most-used rooms in your home, kitchen floors not only have to look good but should be durable enough to withstand the wear-and-tear of constant foot traffic and be resistant to spills and stains. Continue reading 2018 Kitchen Flooring Trends

Tips for Lighting Your New Kitchen Design

With so many important elements vying for the attention of homeowners during a kitchen reno, it’s easy to understand why many DIYers often make the mistake of leaving lighting decisions to the end of the renovation process. This can be a huge mistake.

Lighting plays a significant role in a kitchen’s overall design. It not only serves to highlight select elements of the space, it enhances the practicality of one of the most used rooms in your home. Continue reading Tips for Lighting Your New Kitchen Design