Tile Styles: Getting What You Want

One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your kitchen is to have a quality backsplash installed that complements your kitchen.  However, choosing a backsplash isn’t as simple as it used to be – there are a variety of materials, colors, finishes, edge styles, and patterns to choose from.  We hope this overview will help you get a better handle on the right tiled backsplash based on the style you want to achieve!  For more details and images, check out the source of our information at ThisOldHouse.com and in their article, “All About Ceramic Subway Tile.”  While the …

Flooring Flashback

When we think of how home design has changed over the years, it is easy to focus on the kitchen counters, cabinets and appliances.  We quickly think of the granite, exotic woods or stainless steel as the “must-haves” in our homes.  All these changes can overshadow one of the most important developments: the floors that we walk across every day. In the Floor Focus Magazine July 2012 issue, Maurie O’Neill wrote the article, “Design Trends: Then & Now”, which takes a look at how flooring has drastically changed over the last couple decades.  (You can find the text of O’Neill’s …