Pinabel Rouze Kitchen, September 23rd , 2017. According to construction guru Bob Villa, maple and bamboo are the most popular species because of their availability and sustainability. However, many hardwoods are also well-suited for kitchen countertops, depending on the look you want and the region in which you live in. An example of a regional wood used for countertops is mesquite in the Southwest United States. Mesquite is as well suited as black walnut or cherry. Woods that are very soft like pine are not usually used for countertops
Lorraine Duplanty Kitchen, September 22nd , 2017. The most common type is made from boards placed on their sides and glued so that the narrower edge forms the surface. De Vos Woodworking says the strips can be “continuous lengths with no joints, or random- length pieces that are finger-jointed.“ These types of countertops work best in for large countertops, like long kitchen counters or island tops. Because wood only moves in one direction, across its width, edge grain butcher block is more stable than other wood countertops. It can also be less pricey.
Delit Desaulniers Interior, September 30th , 2017. While these two options are not necessarily mutually exclusive, it does take some know-how to combine them cohesively. Trendy can be too bold, and traditional can be too boring. However, finding a balance of both trendy and traditional means you’ll love the space now, and continue to enjoy it years down the road.
Guillaume Goguen Kitchen, September 25th , 2017. For a countertop that will not see heavy use, a slice of wood that features the natural contours of the tree can’t be beat. Variations in thickness and size, as well as availability, make them difficult to include in a functional kitchen. These are best suited to dining areas, bars or decorative countertops, not workhorse surfaces. The more gnarly the edge, the greater the artful feel.
Durandana Patenaude Interior, September 27th , 2017. When painting or wallpapering isn‘t an option, adding striped curtains may be all the stripe you need. Aim for rich colors and a floor-to-ceiling length that creates the illusion of taller ceilings.
Durandana Patenaude Interior, October 01st , 2017. As always, there are exceptions to every rule. In this case, it‘s how much you love a particular design element. If you find a particular item that speaks to your personal sense of style and you can’t stop thinking about — go for it. Taking pride in your home will never go out of fashion.
Annette Clavette Interior, September 17th , 2017. Turn on the TV and any home improvement show will tell you that the many of the styles that were incredibly popular just a few decades ago are now considered to be tacky and dated. If you want to focus on following trends, you need to prepared for the possible necessity of redesigning your rooms once tastes change, especially if you‘re thinking of putting your home on the market.
Amorette Rancourt Interior, September 18th , 2017. Located in Singapore, this apartment is both international and eclectic, featuring artists from all over the world. Many of the decorations are from the owner‘s personal art collection. The interior could be described as whimsical, which would be fitting: the owner and designer, KNQ Associates, intended the blank canvas of the apartment to be a playful experiment and testing ground for style, material, and texture.
Roger Barjavel Kitchen, September 20th , 2017. The most common type is made from boards placed on their sides and glued so that the narrower edge forms the surface. De Vos Woodworking says the strips can be “continuous lengths with no joints, or random- length pieces that are finger-jointed.“ These types of countertops work best in for large countertops, like long kitchen counters or island tops. Because wood only moves in one direction, across its width, edge grain butcher block is more stable than other wood countertops. It can also be less pricey.
Delit Desaulniers Interior, October 02nd , 2017. Your bedroom shouldn’t just be the place where you sleep. Ideally, the space should feel like somewhere you want to spend your free time. One easy way to achieve that is by adding a seating area that you can use when you don’t feel like lounging in bed.
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