A Quick Guide To A Few Unique Mosaic Tile Shapes And Patterns

Most tile is simple and squared – not necessarily square, but with all 90 degree angles and perfectly straight lines. The obvious reason is that rectangular shapes of all sizes fit together well and are straight all along the outside edges when put together, which minimizes the amount of tile that needs to be cut […]

Putting A Fresh Twist On The Classic Subway Tile

Subway tile has been around for more than a hundred years, but it’s a look that just doesn’t go out of style. Simple, repeating rectangles are clean, elegant, and easy on the eye – not to mention dead simple to install. But part of the staying power of this classic style actually lies in how […]

Easy Ways To Add Storage To A Small Kitchen (Part 3): Unconventional Cabinets

Making the most of a small kitchen often requires thinking outside the box – and by box, I mean outside the traditional kitchen cabinet. In Part 2 of this series, I talked a little bit about using pull out shelves and other cabinet organizers to help improve the efficiency of the cabinets you have, but […]

Easy Ways To Add Storage To A Small Kitchen (Part 2): Pull Out Organizers For Your Drawers And Cabinets

Getting a small kitchen organized is no small task. When space is limited, every available inch matters. Quick fixes like the ones mentioned in Part 1 of this series are a good way to make better use of unused space, but today I want to look at ways to make ordinary storage spaces work smarter, […]

Easy Ways To Add Storage To A Small Kitchen (Part 1): Making Use Of Wasted Space

Having  a small kitchen can be a big hassle, especially if you don’t have a major remodel on the horizon. But even in the smallest kitchens, there’s probably a lot more unused space than you realize: areas that are left empty that you probably don’t even notice. The trick is finding those spots and choosing […]

Decorative Wall Plaques To Dress Up Your Kitchen Backsplash

Mosaic tile sheets make it possible for just about anyone to get professional-looking tile job on their own, and offer a simple and affordable way to add a really stylish touch to your kitchen. The one main drawback is that this type of tile is necessarily limited to simple repeating patterns, which makes it difficult […]

Restaurant Style Lights: Pendant Lights For A Better Kitchen Island Bar

Adding bar style seating to a kitchen island is a great way to create a relaxed, casual gathering space. While traditional dining rooms keep guests out of the kitchen and away from the food prep, a kitchen island bar is great for getting everyone involved and making sure you don’t exclude your cook from the […]

Using Lighting Fixtures To Add Definition To A Large, Open Kitchen

In a large kitchen, it’s important to have multiple sources of light, not just to ensure that the whole kitchen is illuminated, but also to help define different areas of the kitchen. A wide open space can feel very welcoming, but if you aren’t careful, it can also feel oversized or even overwhelming. Choosing the […]

Crash Course In Interior Design: Cottage Style

To kick off this series on interior design, we took a look at the three basic design schools of thought: traditional, transitional, and contemporary. But in practice, design is a lot more complicated, with dozens of unique and distinctive styles that each have their own quirks and personalities. Cottage style design falls solidly in the […]

Cute Retro Dining Chairs For Your Dining Room Or Kitchen Island

In the past few years there’s been a huge resurgence of many retro styles. Everything from midcentury seats all the way back to turn of the century antiques are making an appearance in dining rooms around the country. Rustic, reclaimed pieces have been especially popular, adding a homey, old fashioned accent to a contemporary kitchen. […]