Kitchen Remodel: Choosing a Backsplash

In the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study when a homeowner decided to remodel their kitchen, 87% replaced their backsplash.  Of those surveyed, the number #1 color choice was white, then multi-colored, and last is gray. The #1 material choice is ceramic or porcelain tile, followed by natural stone. All of that is interesting, should it impact your decisions? Frankly, I would say do what works for you in your kitchen! If you plan to live in your home for a while and want a renovated kitchen, you should have the kitchen of your dreams! Let’s review the types of materials used for kitchen backsplashes:

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Kitchen Remodel: Flooring

How could I do a series on kitchen remodels without reviewing kitchen flooring options? If you missed the other articles in my kitchen series, take a moment to go back and read them:  Planning a Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Remodel:  Cabinets, and Choosing a Kitchen Countertop.

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Choosing a Kitchen Countertop

If you are planning a kitchen remodel or renovation this year you will want to read my last two posts:  Planning a Kitchen Remodel and Kitchen Remodel:  Cabinets. This week, I want to focus on choosing your kitchen countertop. After cabinets and labor, the cost of replacing your countertops is the next big bite out of your renovation budget, at 10%. There are several countertop material options, and Consumer Reports offers their review:

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Become an Interior Redesigner and Home Stager

Do you have a natural flair for decorating, color, and design? If you are looking for a career that would be fulfilling and use your creativity, I have the perfect course of action for you!

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Kitchen Remodel: Cabinets

Other than the cost of labor, kitchen cabinets consume the most significant bite out of your kitchen remodel budget, potentially 30% to replace. This week, my article will review options for your kitchen cabinets. If you missed it, read my post on Planning a Kitchen Remodel if you are starting the thought process.

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2019 Best in Show in Home Products

Each year the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is held to showcase innovation and new products available in home design, building, and renovation. I like to stay on top of the latest and greatest and share fantastic ideas with you! Each show holds a competition, and I wanted to highlight the winners.

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8 Ways to Add Glamour to Your Home

This weekend the 91st Academy Awards Ceremony will be held, and I was thinking how fun would it be to write about adding a touch of glamour or red-carpet feel to your home decorating style. You don’t have to be over-the-top to add a flash of glam! When you think glamour words like plush, rich, and sparkle may all come to mind. Let’s have some fun!

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Home Automation You Want

2018 was a big year in home automation, and you may even have an “assistant” in your home. If you’re like me, you want to understand how these tools offer real-life value. I like to call it the “does it improve my quality of life” factor. If it’s fun, or a cool gizmo, I don’t underestimate its value, I simply decide that I don’t need it in my life. I wanted to show you some of the newer options in home automation that help you, add comfort, saves money, or offers peace to your life. A few highlights:

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Selling your home, Add Color with Plants

Recently, I was asked about adding color with plants while trying to stage and sell a home during the winter months. Thinking about this topic, I realized that there are many options available to you, to quickly achieve the look of color without a considerable expense.

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