Recipe for an Appetizing Kitchen

Need some inspiration or just want to know about the current trends in kitchen design? Read on! However, as you have read from my advice many times, be aware that trends come and go. My philosophy is to go for the tried-and-true options especially in cabinet colors and backsplash tiles. Remember that you will be… Continue reading Recipe for an Appetizing Kitchen

Countertops: The Workhorse of the Kitchen

Remember the days when laminate, a pressed plastic over particle board, was the only countertop option for the average American? Today more than a dozen products are available including pressed paper and recycled glass, but it is important to consider not only beauty and price but durability, maintenance, lifestyle, and return on investment before you… Continue reading Countertops: The Workhorse of the Kitchen

Memories of Mid-century Modern

I was recently asked if you can mimic mid-century modern in any home style. Sure, why not? Even if you don’t have a flat roof like the iconic houses built from 1945 to 1969, you can certainly mimic this architectural style, furniture, and accessories which are trending again today. As a grade school kid, I fell in love,… Continue reading Memories of Mid-century Modern

New Year, New Decorating Trends for 2022

Happy new year! What a great time to think about bringing more happiness into 2022 by sprucing up your home décor. So, what’s new in the new year? Let me tell you and let the decorating begin. When it comes to color, neutrals take center stage with beige replacing gray. If you’re a fan of… Continue reading New Year, New Decorating Trends for 2022

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Last spring, I had my kitchen cabinets painted and would recommend the project to anyone! Updated functional kitchens can contribute 30-50% of a home’s market value.  Professionally painting your cabinets will add value – not nearly as much as a larger remodel, of course – but the satisfaction level is high for homeowners and that… Continue reading Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Best Times of Year to Purchase Home Goods

Just starting out and need EVERYTHING for your first apartment (or just love a bargain and want something new)? This blog with tell you the best times of year to buy things for the home. I’d begin by making a list of the top items you need and then a second one of the those… Continue reading Best Times of Year to Purchase Home Goods