When you're in the process of planning a remodeling project for your home, it’s useful to have a few different methods of collecting the ideas you have for easy reference later. These ideas can be shared with your designer to help them get a better sense of what you would like to see in your home. We recommend a combination of online and offline methods.
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Universal Design has become a standard in both home and product design. More manufacturers are giving serious thought to how their products are used in homes and who is using them. They want their products to accommodate a range of users from youngsters to the elderly. Safety is a primary consideration, and product designers are seeking better ways to prevent accidents. Universal Design is about designing spaces, products, and features that can be used by everyone and follows three guiding principles: Safety, Comfort, and AccessibilityRead More
When a kitchen functions correctly, you can feel it. Your workflow, from food prep, cooking, and serving to clean up and use when a meal isn't in the works, is smooth and free of issues. All kitchens start off with the potential to be highly functional, but choices in where things were installed, what cabinets were picked, or what changes have been made over the years can all lead to a space that doesn't quite work as intended for you and the way you need it. When evaluating your kitchen for a remodel, there are 5 key areas where the function of your kitchen resides.Read More
In interior design, there are three large categories of design styles that you have probably come across if you've been looking into changing your home. These are Traditional, Contemporary, and Transitional. While Traditional and Contemporary design styles are somewhat easier to conceptualize, Transitional style is harder to describe. In very basic terms, Transitional design style fills the gap between rich, detailed Traditional style and minimal, angular Contemporary style. That's just a high-level definition, though, so let's take a closer look.Read More