Pros and Cons of Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 29, 2019 11:47:00 PM

Open shelving is a hot trend in kitchen design right now, but before you take the plunge and rip out your cabinets, it’s important to consider if this style is right for your lifestyle and home. Just like anything else, open shelving design has its pros and cons, which should be weighed before making any drastic changes. 

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Topics: Kitchen

How to Determine Whether to Hire a Design-Build Firm

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 27, 2019 11:32:54 AM

In the past, the process of renovating or building a home involved working separately with an architect, designer and general contractor, but design-build firms have changed all that. Design-build firms are growing in popularity as more and more homeowners want to streamline the renovation and homebuilding processes. 

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Topics: Renovation

What’s Cooking in Kitchen Designs for 2019?

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 25, 2019 1:10:21 PM

Kitchen design trends are constantly evolving. This year’s styles are all about adding more color, vibrancy and aesthetic appeal. The following are 4 hot kitchen design trends for 2019:

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Topics: Kitchen

Function Forward: How to Practically Organize Your Laundry Room

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 22, 2019 10:59:22 AM

Although doing laundry is a chore few people enjoy, having a great space to do it in can make a big difference. Once you've decluttered the space, taking the time to do some additional organizing will make doing laundry more convenient and enjoyable. Here are five tips to help you get started:

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Topics: Organization

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now: Deciding Whether or Not to Move Out During a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 20, 2019 10:18:31 AM

During a kitchen remodel, you have the option to either move completely until the job is done, move partially or stay. Each option comes with pros and cons. To help determine whether to move or not, consider the size of the project being done. The following factors should also guide you in making your decision:

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Topics: Kitchen

Energize Your Kitchen with Some Orange Flair

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 18, 2019 10:25:08 AM

When it comes to the latest trends in kitchen design, orange is the new black. When done correctly, adding a pop of orange to your kitchen can bring warmth and energy. However, it’s important not to overdo it, as orange is a bright color that can overpower the space if used too much. Here are 5 tips to help you successfully add some orange flare to your kitchen design:

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Topics: Kitchen

Easy Ways to Jazz Up Your Home Office

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 15, 2019 9:58:51 AM

The home office is an often-overlooked room in the home improvement process. People love giving their kitchen, bathroom and bedroom a facelift, but frequently forget to give this space the attention it deserves. Here are some easy ideas for adding pizzazz to your home office space: 

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Topics: Home Office

How to Masterfully Design a Bathroom with Limited Space

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 13, 2019 10:33:10 AM

Even if you have a small bathroom, you can still transform it into a stylish space that maximizes functionality. In fact, with a little imagination you can turn even the smallest half-bathroom into one of the best areas of the house. So, regardless of where you live, here are a few pointers for masterfully designing a bathroom with limited space:

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Topics: bathroom

The Influence of Colors on the Mind and How to Choose the Right Ones for Your Home

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 11, 2019 11:10:28 AM

The colors you choose for your home will have a direct impact on your mood and will dictate how other people feel in your home. If you’re trying to sell your home, this can influence the decisions of potential buyers. Additionally, if your exterior color scheme vastly differs from others in the neighborhood, it could impact how your property is listed among realtors. Because of these factors, it’s important to keep the following in mind before choosing interior and exterior colors for your home:

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Topics: Interior Design

Hot Tile Trends and How to Incorporate Them into Your Design

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 8, 2019 12:23:15 PM

Tiles are great for adding visual interest and dimension. The types of tiles are as numerous as their uses. Due to their versatility, tiles can be used to decorate any part of your home. Different types and patterns of tiles set different tones and ambiance in a room. Here are some of the hottest trends of tile design you can incorporate on your next home improvement project:

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Topics: Interior Design

How to Ensure Your Landscape Redesign Project Is a Success

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 6, 2019 10:29:39 AM

When done right, a landscape redesign can improve your curb appeal and increase your property value. Proper planning is key to achieving your desired results and ensuring a smooth process along the way. Here is how you can start your landscape redesign project off on the right foot:

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Topics: Home Improvement

Unconventional Area Rug Placement for Added Visual Appeal

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 4, 2019 9:54:36 AM

When it comes to decorating your home, the most important rule is that there are no rules. This is especially true when it comes to area rugs. Instead of sticking to expert guidelines for sizing and placement, bending the rules can add dynamics and visual interest. Here are a few examples of how taking an unconventional approach can really pay off:

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Topics: Interior Design

Gray-and-White Kitchens Done the Right Way

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 1, 2019 12:06:36 PM

When decorating your kitchen, consider pairing gray with white for a contemporary or ultra-modern look. These colors are great for countertops, cabinets, walls, and floors. You can also combine the two in the kitchen island to get a bold statement right in the middle of your kitchen. Below are some tips on how to achieve a well-balanced gray-and-white kitchen.

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Topics: Kitchen

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