It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already upon us, but designers have been busily researching and preparing predictions for what will be hot in kitchen design for the New Year. Obviously, two of the biggest considerations when designing a new kitchen are cabinetry and countertops. Here’s what designers are saying about what will be trending for those two key elements in 2018 …
Terrazzo is an ancient material that has been around for centuries. Fifteen-century Venetian construction workers created terrazzo to use when building patios. It was originally made from chips of marble and set in clay.
In the 1950s and 1960s, terrazzo flooring peaked in popularity, and it’s now making a comeback. With terrazzo, only minimal cleaning is necessary because this flooring is non-porous and has no grout joints where dirt often accumulates — a definite advantage.
Cork has quickly become one of the most popular flooring alternatives to traditional hardwood. It first appeared around the late 1800s with homeowners and business owners alike choosing it over other flooring options. To learn more about cork flooring and whether or not it’s right for you, keep reading.
Choosing tile for your shower isn’t as straight-forward as you might think. Some considerations are slip-resistance, the shape of the shower (curved versus straight lines), and even the mineral content of your water.
Making the right tile choices for your shower definitely requires a little forethought and planning. Consider the following when making your decision:
Mosaic tiles have lots of grout lines, meaning it’s more slip resistant than many larger-scale tiles. If you prefer a large-scale tile, look for one with a good slip-resistance rating — an A or a B rating is preferable. Bear in mind, too, that if you’re using glass or a sheet-type mosaic tile, it’s up to the manufacturer or retailer to let you know if the tile is acceptable for submersion.
Considering the bathroom cabinets are the only real “furniture” in most bathrooms, updating them can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your bathroom. This is good to know since you can change the whole look of the room without doing any major renovations.
Tastes change, after all, and what you thought was beautiful 5 or 10 years ago, you may no longer be in love with. Perhaps your younger self was completely into an ultra-modern look, while the more mature you has tastes that have evolved into a love for a more traditional style. The beginning of the change may be as simple as changing out your cabinetry.