Design Trend: Kitchens with No Uppers
For example, what makes a timeless white kitchen from 10 years ago look dated from today is that now we’re designing kitchens with no uppers. Never mind upper shelving, the new trend in kitchens which looks truly luxurious, spacious and even better, feels less like a utilitarian kitchen and more like another room in your home.
3 Granite Countertop Mistakes Everyone Makes
I see this mistake a lot in new kitchen designs. The minute your granite countertops are installed, something doesn’t look right but you can’t quite put your finger on it. It’s the most common mistake when choosing granite. Find out what it is and how to avoid making this mistake in your kitchen.
Don't make this mistake in your kitchen design
The second biggest mistake people make when they choose countertops is NOT shopping with the floor tile, or the countertop sample, if they are looking for floor tile.Your countertop should look happily married to the floor tile. And the only way to ensure that your kitchen is happiness is to bring that tile along.
Kitchen Trend: Simple Squared Range Hoods
Even while furniture gets curvier, kitchen hood fans are getting boxier. A cleaner, less fussy and prominent look for hoods is becoming the norm for transitional and modern kitchens. Even hiding the hood to make it sit back and go away visually.
Modern Farmhouse White Bathroom Design
Here’s how one reader applied the Maria Killam system to her bathroom renovation. Here’s what she did right while working with whites, and a closer before and after look at her modern farmhouse white bathroom.
Why simple white or cream finishes are best
The most timeless look for a kitchen is one where you could not precisely say when it was installed. Like this cream kitchen with soapstone countertops and wood floors. Keep your hard finishes white or cream - and change the colour of your decor and accessories instead.
How to work with Dated Granite Countertops
While quartz has largely taken over, granite had a very loooong moment. So many of us have inherited granite countertops we would not choose. Today I’m sharing a roundup of my best advice for making your granite countertops look less dated and more classic and timeless. If you’re tackling a kitchen refresh, you’re sure to find the best strategy here.
Kitchen Style: when you can't afford to replace the granite
The good news is, there are lots of ways to create a fresh kitchen around busy, earthy granite. I’ve collected a few of my favourite posts on the topic of granite to help you either find ways to live with it and work around it.
Is Brass Out? How to Mix Metals like a Pro | Colour Trends
I often get asked how to combine metal finishes in lighting and hardware. The look of matching all your finishes is long gone (even when working with brass). Here are a few guidelines to help you mix metals like a pro.
How to make dated granite countertops look fresh
If you’ve inherited a dated earthy kitchen backsplash, the fix is relatively painless. A new subway tile backsplash is a surprisingly affordable and simple upgrade. You can even paint a dated backsplash to freshen up your older kitchen.But countertops? That’s a bigger investment. Don’t despair! It’s absolutely possible to refresh the look of your kitchen without replacing your dated earthy granite.
Hale House Project + The Tiled Home Reveal
Revealing our Hale House attic en suite bathroom remodel. Featuring custom white oak vanity, marble tile from Jeffrey Court, Hanstone Quartz countertops and a special publication of this space.
Which white paint colour is right?
You may be someone who is just renovating your kitchen or a bathroom and simply need this list so you can choose whites with the correct undertones and make sure you avoid choosing whites with the wrong undertone. And you realize that it costs exactly the same to paint the wrong white as it does to paint the right white.