Home Design

Pandemic Upgrades That Can Yield a Positive Return

remodeled kitchen with stove in the kitchen islandThe pandemic has no doubt put a wrench in all of the “normal” and day to day life activities that we are all used to. This has obviously seeped into how we use our homes as well as how we now view what a renovation will do to make your home more usable for you and your family. Spending more time in your kitchen? Or perhaps you desire a more comfortable outdoor space that may facilitate a pandemic friendly meet-up. These upgrades have been growing in popularity as we spend more and more time in our common spaces in our homes.

Don't Overlook Wood Countertops

If you're thinking about renovating or upgrading your kitchen, one of the most visually and functionally important aspects to consider is your countertop material. Sure, you could go with classics such as marble, granite, or even a more modern quartz, but have you considered wood? Contrary to what some people believe, wood can make an excellent countertop material when properly maintained. Keep reading to learn why you shouldn't overlook this underutilized design element!

Design Tips for Opening Up (Or Closing Off) a Space

It's 2021 and you do you dream about having an open floor plan in your compartmentalized home? Or pine for a little more privacy in your wide-open living room? You aren't alone! Many home owners find themselves in a home that they otherwise love, but with a layout that doesn't suit them. You might think that your only option is to remove/add walls, but this process is often prohibitively expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. Luckily, by implementing the proper design changes, you can create the illusion of opening up or closing off a space without actually changing the home's layout!