Houzz Interior Design Tips: Making Your First Ideabook

Last month I wrote about how you can use Pinterest to develop an interior design style. I hope your boards have been helpful in guiding collaboration with an interior designer. This month, I want to talk about how you can use Houzz to refine your design process. This post will help you turn your inspirational […]

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Latest Tile Trends

Have you ever visited a place and then been inspired to bring some aspect of the place home with you?  Many people do, and this trend is reflected in the many new varieties of tile available today.  Due to the increased interest in tile, manufacturers are keeping pace with the latest consumer demands by making […]

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Green Living Begins in the Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home… and it’s also where eco-friendly living begins. With an increase in environmental awareness and social responsibility comes a deeper commitment to setting up healthier, eco-friendly living spaces.  This begins with some simple practices like recycling, reusing, and composting. Here are a few suggestions to get you started… […]

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Everyone’s In the Kitchen… again!

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It happens in nearly every American home. Gathering spaces are available throughout the house, yet everyone wants to hang out in the kitchen! It’s called the “heart of the home” for a reason. Comfort and connection can always be found there.   Does your kitchen need some love in return? Even the slightest cosmetic change […]

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Putting the Kitchen Triangle to Work for You

Back in the 1940’s, kitchens tended to be small and appliances tended to be large.  The concept of the Kitchen Triangle evolved as a general guideline for creating a certain proximity and distance between the three main kitchen work sites: Sink Refrigerator Range It is recommended that each leg of the triangle be at least […]

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