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How Room Color Can Influence Your Mood

10 Of The Most Popular Colors And The Emotions They Evoke

Color is a powerful design tool. Some colors have a calming effect while others create a sense of drama. Before you choose a color for any room in your home, consider the emotion that you want to evoke in each particular space. Understanding the psychology of color can help you to express your personal style and establish an overall...

11 Jun 21

5 Tips On Choosing The Right Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

How To Pick The Finishing Touches For Your Kitchen

It’s easy to get caught up in selecting the larger items, such as cabinetry, countertops or flooring for your new kitchen when building a custom home or renovating your existing home. However, a project isn't truly complete until you've selected hardware for your kitchen cabinetry that strikes the perfect balance between form and function....

09 Jun 21

10 New Trends In Bathroom Tile Design

Elevate The Look Of Your Bathroom

Bathroom tile has a utilitarian purpose - it needs to be moisture-resistant, easy to maintain and durable. At the same time, the tile you choose should be visually pleasing and reflect your personal style. With so many colors, styles and materials to choose from, you are no longer stuck with plain white squares. The newest trends are all about mixing color,...

26 May 21

15 New Trends In Kitchen Tile Design

How To Use Tile To Personalize Your Kitchen

Whether you're remodeling or planning for a custom home, your new kitchen should reflect your taste and fit your lifestyle. Do you prefer a sleek, contemporary aesthetic or a more traditional, homey feel? Selecting the right materials will help you to customize your new space and achieve the look you want.

Tile has long been a staple found in almost...

28 Apr 21

A Guide To Traditional Home Architecture and Design

From Colonial To Victorian, Learn About The Key Elements Of Traditional Style Architecture

Traditional architecture draws inspiration from the past. The Colonial style reigned supreme in the 18th century and has evolved over time. Greek Revival architecture became popular during the mid-19th century, and was followed by the Victorian and Neoclassical periods. And, the Cape Cod-style bungalow...

16 Apr 21

15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

Learn About The Pros And Cons For Each Option

There are so many materials available for countertops these days - from natural stone to engineered products - it's hard to know what to choose for your kitchen. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or building a new custom home, your countertops need to complement your decor, work with your lifestyle, fit your budget and be functional. Need...

30 Mar 21

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