Sunday, June 21, 2015
Today's modern kitchens usually feature stainless steel appliances, sparse interiors, and plain-colored cabinets. Simple, bright and airy—these qualities are the main goals of modern kitchen design. Although these rooms do have aesthetic appeal, they can seem a bit dull. Oftentimes, an eye-catching cabinet color and design is all that's needed to liven up your kitchen a bit. Pastel colors, mixing up cabinet finishes, and fresh lighting choices are a few of the many Northampton kitchen design possibilities you can opt for. Check out the different ideas below and see what grabs your attention. If it catches your eye, it's easy to imagine what it would look like in your kitchen.
Friday, June 19, 2015
When it comes to countertop selection for your kitchen, there is no single perfect answer. Your countertop needs to reflect your personal cooking style, and there can be dozens of options for that. Laminate countertops once ruled America’s kitchens, but now there are more durable and attractive choices from kitchen designers in Northampton, each with its own set of advantages, quirks and design possibilities. Some countertop materials are designed to always look new, while others are designed to age gracefully. Some of them require a maintenance application of wax, oil or sealer, while some require only to be wiped clean from time to time. Some project an earthy quality, while others proudly exude the synthetic look. Whatever countertop material you choose, you need to find one that marries form and function for your home.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Want to give your home a fresh look? A Northampton home improvement project may be just what you need. What you have to be aware of is that it’s not just about improving the design of your home but also making it valuable in case you choose to sell it at some point in the future. In any case, below are some tips from Front Door, a lifestyle magazine-style website by HGTV. Leave the renovations to the professionals. Even if you have the most beautiful vision for the project, it won’t turn out well if implemented by an amateur. Go for materials that match the neighborhood. If your home is within a high-end neighborhood, using low-end finishing materials for your renovation will bring down your home’s value. On the other hand, using too high-end finishes within a lower-priced neighborhood is just moot because the value wouldn’t increase that much.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
If one would try to determine the most private space there is in a home, the answer would most definitely be the bathroom. It’s one of the few rooms in any household where people are somewhat expected and even encouraged to lock themselves inside—essentially cementing its place as a sanctuary. And of course, what’s a sanctuary without proper lighting? One of the most integral components of excellent bathroom design in Northampton and elsewhere is appropriate lighting. That said, bathrooms are probably given the least considerations of all the rooms in a home when it comes to interior lighting. That’s quite unforgivable, since the bathroom is increasingly becoming a place for relaxation and reinvigoration. That being said, here are a few bathroom lighting tips and concepts for you.