Category Archives: Interior Decorating

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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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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Best of Houzz 2019

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

REDESIGN RIGHT, LLC of WEST CHESTER, PA

Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs

WEST CHESTER, PA, USA, January 28, 2019Redesign Right, LLC of West Chester, PA has won “Best Of Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The premier Interior Redesign and Home Staging Company selected for the seventh year in a row was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

I’m so excited to have received this Best of Houzz award in Service for the seventh year in a row! I love what I do and enjoy helping people sell their homes with staging or reimagining their space to be what they love and enjoy!” – Debbie Correale

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

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About Redesign Right, LLC and owner Debbie Correale

Debbie is an award-winning interior decorator, redesigner, home stager, and trainer with over 15 years as an expert running a successful business and multi-year Best of Houzz Winner.

Debbie is sought after by homeowners and realtors for interior redesign, home staging, and color trends. She established a training program, taught in a hands-on environment over five days for those seeking to learn more and get into the redesign and staging business. Learn more about Redesign Right, LLC on RedesignRight.com.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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Create a Coffee or Tea Bar

In your home, having a designated area for all your routines is the most efficient way to use your space. Regardless of the amount of space you have you can have a coffee or tea bar in your home. The key is to place all the items together required for the hot drink production. This week, I wanted to offer a few ideas on how you can add a hot drink station to your home.

Transform an area of your countertop to be the station. Contain the drink-making things using a tray, wood or wire baskets, and any other supplies necessary to make the drink of choice. If you have limited countertop space, can you add a shelf under your cabinet to hold or hang mugs? Think vertically for storage by hanging a rack with hooks, or creating a unique mug holder, such as this one from A Beautiful Mess.

Use all the space you have wisely! This kitchen corner nook was transformed into a complete coffee bar for a beautiful result:

If you have space, turn a breakfast dining area into the hot drinks area:

If you have no space, use a cart to corral all of the necessary items:

Kitchen Cart from Houzz

Transform, or purchase, a piece of furniture you own into a hot drinks area. Wayfair offers many affordable tables with wheels, or you can add wheels to an existing piece of furniture to make it movable, click here for DIY instructions. Also, if you have a kitchen island and want to extend that space, consider adding a small cart or table at one of the ends to serve as your hot drink station.

Consider creating a dual space, bar area at night and hot drink station in the morning:

If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel, add the hot drink station into your design:

I hope these ideas have inspired you to create a hot drink station in your home, if you need help re-imagining your space, give me a call Redesign Right, LLC610.955.8202 or email. Now for a cup of tea!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Photo from Houzz: New England Design Elements.