4 of the Hottest Interior Design Trends for 2020

Nov 23, 2019 by jvice Comments: 0

Get ready for the New Year by embracing what’s hot in home décor.   With 2020 fast approaching, it’s time to explore your interior design goals. After all, your home is your castle, and it should reflect your appreciation for custom design. One of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your residence is by exploring interior design inspiration and trends. Knowing what the industry celebrates allows you to create a fresh look indoors that embraces styles that are widely accepted and shared in homes across the nation. We’ve highlighted four of the hottest interior design trends for 2020 below. #1-Contrasting Colors Colors that are opposite of each other on the color wheel make an exciting color palette. Experiment with light colors and dark colors to find a high impact combination. #2-Minimalist Décor Rather than focus on filling a room full, the emphasis is on each item and the purpose it brings to the space. Deliberate décor falls under the realm of thinking that ‘less is more.’ #3-Hexagonal Floor Tiles Among one of the hottest trends of the year in flooring is the hexagon. The material being used to create the floor (hardwood, vinyl, laminate, or marble) is less […] Read More

What Are the Advantages of Chimney Sweep Services?

Keep your fireplace in great shape by having old soot and ash cleared out. If you’re a new owner of a fireplace, you’ve yet to experience chimney sweep services. You probably know little about them. Don’t worry, by the time you read this guide, you’ll be knowledgeable about the subject. You’ll understand why it’s crucial to invest in the service and how often you should have it done in your home to keep your fireplace in excellent condition. Here are some of the advantages of chimney sweep services: You’re not forced to clean your fireplace yourself. From a convenience standpoint, it’s one less task on your to-do list. Rather than take a chance of cleaning it incorrectly, you allow an expert to do it for you. It prevents carbon monoxide from building up in the home. Smoke byproducts get pushed back into a house when debris blocks the chimney. The clear, odorless gas is deadly when it reaches high levels. It allows the fireplace to burn wood better. You’ll go through fewer logs thanks to how efficient the clean chimney works. Your home stays warm and toasty, and you spend less on fuel thanks to the cleaning service. It makes […] Read More

5 Holiday Decoration Ideas for Your Fireplace Mantle

T’is the season to be festive! The holidays are right around the corner, and you’re thinking of ways to decorate your fireplace mantle. Doing so allows you to celebrate more and get in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas fully. If you’ve just bought your home and never had a fireplace until now, you’ll need some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Lucky for you, we’re rife with creativity, which we’re going to share with you. Ways to Give Your Fireplace Mantle Extra Holiday Flair Your mantle provides the perfect place to display holiday items of all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. It’s a way to express yourself and share the things that you enjoy about winter with visitors. While planning your display, consider the things that you already have on hand before buying new items to include above the fireplace. Five holiday decoration ideas for your mantle include: Rustic Décor. Think materials that come from nature. Pinecones, wooden statues, and clear vessels full of dried berries can be very simple yet beautiful. Extra Ornaments. Glass ornaments and even Christmas bulbs look great in different types of holders, such as bowls and vases. You’ve likely got plenty of […] Read More

5 Things to Consider Before You Have Your Fireplace Remodeled

What you need to know before you commit to a fireplace makeover.   If you’ve moved into a beautiful home with an outdated fireplace, don’t worry! A fireplace remodel is within your household budget. In fact, instead of dealing with someone else’s vision of the perfect fireplace, you get to design your own. That means that your idea comes to life inside your home, so it feels more like you. What to Think About Before Hiring a Fireplace Remodeler Before you put any money into new fireplace doors or screens, there are some things you should know before hiring a remodeler. That way, you’re well aware of what to expect throughout the process. If you’re new to owning a fireplace, what you’ll take away from the experience is the knowledge needed to care for your newly updated fireplace. Here are five things to consider before you have your fireplace remodeled: You likely have a certain price in mind that you can afford. It helps you determine how much or how little you’ll have done to your current fireplace to make it look new. The purpose of having a fireplace is to keep your home warm. You want it to work […] Read More

5 Fall-Themed Fireplace Décor Ideas for Your Mantel

Spruce up your nest with signs of autumn.   Fireplace décor is as much a thing as fireplace doors or screens. It transforms the look of the room instantly and invites in a season filled with warmth and possibility. If you love custom home décor but aren’t sure how to decorate for fall, don’t worry. We’ve got a few ideas for you to try. Five of the best we could come up with are listed below.Five fall-themed fireplace décor ideas for your mantel include: #1-Woven Textures Think small baskets filled with natural elements such as pinecones or acorns. The exterior of the woven containers creates layers of style that enhance the visual appeal of the mantel. #2-Terracotta Neutral in color and earthy, this material looks fantastic year-round not to mention fall. It brings natural warmth to a mantel because of the hue of the clay. #3-Cork The wall above the fireplace can be covered in cork or hold a cork bulletin board in an elegant frame. Displaying photos and keepsakes has never been easier than pinning them to the board each season. #4-Fireside Hues Warm colors such as reds, oranges, and yellows evoke feelings of fall. When paired with a […] Read More

4 Fireplace Must Answer Questions

Jul 26, 2018 by admin Comments: 0

You have questions about your fireplace, and we have answers! Many homeowners want a fireplace, but it’s often the least thought about part of a home, outside of the décor. How do ensure the fireplace doesn’t have a strong draft that sucks the warm out of your home? What do you do about the strong odors emanating from your fireplace? Why is the glass turning black and what should you do about it? Are there hidden malfunctions that could cause a serious fire a necessary 911 call? If you are about to build a home, add a fireplace, or need to improve the efficiency or décor of your fireplace, this is a must-read resource to ensure you get exactly what you need and want? Are you ready? Let’s dive in and answer the questions above and much more…   Should I Use Glass or a Wrought Iron Fireplace Door? Glass or wrought iron comes down to preference. The key is to make sure you have a properly tempered glass if that’s what you choose. Wrought iron fireplace doors are one of our favorites due to its strength, durability, ability to help distribute heat, and most important… we can custom make […] Read More

6 Reclaimed Wood Furniture Ideas

Jul 25, 2018 by admin Comments: 1

Have you been thinking about how to create a unique look in your home or on the patio? It seems that there is no shortage of old wood laying around just waiting to be a part of a reclaimed wood project. In fact, a search on Craigslist in the Free section yields a lot of throwaway wood waiting to be used. Today, we want to inspire you with some ideas on how you can improve your home décor in the living room, a hallway, kitchen, around the fireplace or your outdoor experience around the fire pit.   Reclaimed Wood Shutters and Window Frames Have you ever thought about wood shutters or window frames as décor on a wall? A stroll through a flea market, antique store, or Craigslist can yield you a steal for your reclaimed wood decor. You can create scenes, decorate existing holes in the wall (i.e. open spaces to see from one room to another), or add to an existing glass frame. Your designs are only limited by your own creativity or the inspiration you can find on Pinterest. Here are a few examples to consider:     Reclaimed Wood Mantels Do you want a unique or […] Read More

5 Ultimate Kitchen Island Ideas from Top Interior Designers

Jul 24, 2018 by admin Comments: 0

Have you been considering adding or remodeling a kitchen island? Perhaps you’re looking for ideas on how to use the kitchen island you have. If so, we want to introduce you to some top interior designers who have some interesting and helpful ideas you may want to consider when it comes to a kitchen island. Each designer offers her own unique perspective on kitchen islands. Some designs are more functional and practical, while others are more decorative. From large kitchens to small kitchens, a kitchen island can work for anyone. So, let’s jump right in and meet our top kitchen island interior designers.   Repurposing a Dresser as a Kitchen Island and Eleven Other Insightful Ideas Have you ever thought of repurposing furniture as a kitchen island? Melina Giles at The Family Handyman says;  “Where space is at a premium, a repurposed dresser makes an ideal kitchen island. And as there is virtually no construction involved, it is one of many ways to give your kitchen a quick facelift. Look for dressers with deep drawers and interesting detail to make this work in your space.” That’s not all the great nuggets Melina offers. Check out the article and learn eleven […] Read More

4 Rustic Fireplace Design Ideas That Will Make or Break Your Project

Jul 23, 2018 by admin Comments: 0

If you have done a Google search to find that perfect rustic fireplace design, you no doubly have discovered some amazing and beautiful rustic fireplaces. However, what you probably didn’t search for were the ugly ones or the ones that disappointed your fellow homeowner after it was completed. There are a lot of variables that can go into making a rustic fireplace design look stunning. The last thing you want is to spend money, time, and emotional energy on a design and then discover it’s not what you hoped it would be; or worse yet, left feeling extremely disappointed with the end result. If you’re planning on designing a rustic fireplace we have four tips to ensure you have a great experience and that you ultimately get the rustic fireplace of your dreams.   1. Think Through the Size of Your Room Space perception is important when considering your fireplace. It’s important to consider the size of your room relative to the size of your fireplace. It would be a big mistake to design a small rustic fireplace for a large, majestic room. It would be out of ratio and feel out of place. In some instances, you can get […] Read More

4 Extremely Important Things to Consider for Your Dream Kitchen Remodel

Jul 19, 2018 by admin Comments: 0

Creating a kitchen remodel is a dream come true. For many, a kitchen is the number one room in the house and where many people spend much of their time when home. If you’re like many, you want a kitchen that you can take pride in but is also highly functional and practical. Before you start your dream kitchen remodel, there are four extremely important things that you should consider before you, or your contractor (see below), starts ripping the old kitchen apart with the old sledgehammer.   #1 – Kitchen Island   In every episode of Fixer Upper, there is a reason Joanna Gaines incorporates an island into every kitchen design. They are practical, functional, and create a great environment to the kitchen experience. There are many practical considerations to think about when adding a kitchen island. The first thing you need to take into consideration is the architectural design of your home and kitchen. Your newly designed kitchen needs to flow nicely as you walk thru the home. There is nothing more frustrating than having only a foot between the island and the refrigerator door. Or, not being able to sit comfortably at your kitchen table because the […] Read More

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