New home is character driven
Nov15

New home is character driven

“Have you ever seen the movie Something’s Gotta Give?” Kelly Simmons asks from her movie-set-worthy home in Safety Harbor. “Well I took a copy of that movie to my architect and said, ‘This is the house I want, except a little less formal.'” It’s no surprise Kelly found inspiration in the Nancy Meyers’ film starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. Meyers, set decorator Beth Rubino, and...

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Nelson Construction’s Favorite Kitchen Trends
Oct18

Nelson Construction’s Favorite Kitchen Trends

Content provided by Nelson Construction & Renovations, Inc. For most homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of the home. When it comes to your remodel, home addition or custom new home, it is likely the first interior element you will be designing. So where do you start? Here are some current kitchen trends that we LOVE, to help you get started with some inspiration. Black and White Kitchens Black and white kitchens are really hot...

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Kitchen Storage Solutions from Lifestyle Kitchen Designs
Oct08

Kitchen Storage Solutions from Lifestyle Kitchen Designs

Content provided by Lifestyle Kitchen Designs The common thought process when thinking about designing your new kitchen is to focus on aesthetics. This obviously is an important part of the process, but don’t forget about function. Often overlooked is planning out your storage needs and knowing the different storage solutions offered by today’s cabinet manufacturers. It will be helpful to your designer if you make a list of storage...

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How to Clean a Granite Countertop
Oct01

How to Clean a Granite Countertop

Content provided by The Requarth Co. Granite is becoming a popular surface for countertops due to its beauty and durability. Unfortunately, such beauty comes with a high price tag, making granite countertops more expensive than countertops made of synthetic materials. This makes proper cleaning and maintenance of these expensive surfaces even more important. After all, you’ve invested a lot to have such quality materials. Granite...

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Addison/Dicus & Bailey at New York Rug Show 2018
Sep27

Addison/Dicus & Bailey at New York Rug Show 2018

Content provided by Addison Dicus & Bailey Company Last year we were all set to go big at the New York Rug Show, but Hurricane Irma held us hostage in Tampa while she made her way through. So it was good to get back to the Javitts’ Center at the beginning of September this year to see what was happening. There were some new offerings from old friends. New offerings from new friends. And some interesting stuff that I want to...

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Ultra Efficient Kitchens with Bright Wood Works
Sep25

Ultra Efficient Kitchens with Bright Wood Works

With many Americans seeking energy efficient or “green” living, we wanted to learn more about what that is and what goes into such a lifestyle. According to the Department of Energy website, “ultra-efficient home design combines state-of-the-art, energy-efficient construction, appliances, and lighting with commercially available renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating and solar electricity.” Michael Bright, owner of...

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