It happens every week - people wheel the recycling bin out to the curb, a truck comes by to pick it up and off it goes never to be seen again – or does it? It could be you have actually seen those discarded wine bottles in your neighbor’s kitchen long after you recycled them, or perhaps the glass from that demolished building downtown ended up in a friend’s kitchen in the lake house they just had renovated. With Vetrazzo countertops one man’s trash (or recycling) really does become treasure.
At Imagine Surfaces, we love a clean all-white kitchen, and white has been the most sought after kitchen style for years. Hello, Instagram #goals, right? Well, we are saying goodbye to the white kitchens of yesteryear and instead welcoming a new neutral to the kitchen. Country Living calls it "Neutral Kitchen 2.0" and says that this trend "is still understated, but (thankfully!) not cold, sterile, or cookie-cutter." White can still play, but soft neutrals and natural surfaces are the trademarks of the new neutral heart of the home.
Chances are, if you’ve done any amount of research into your design project, you’ve heard about “sustainable design.” What is it and why is it important? The tougher question: how do I achieve sustainable design in my home or design project? Sustainable design focuses on eliminating negative environmental impacts through using renewable resources and reducing waste during production of materials being used.
Outdoor entertaining has increased drastically as homeowners look to expand their entertaining space, and now there are more options than ever when designing outdoor kitchens. Whether you have an entire yard that can be dedicated to outdoor cooking and entertaining, or just one corner of a small patio, there are ways to make the most of your space and only a few key ingredients needed to build a functional and relaxing outdoor kitchen.
We talked about gray last month and showed you why it's our favorite neutral to work with in the kitchen to create a calm space that will stand the test of time. This month, we are focusing on BOLD kitchen design! Kitchens are no longer just a functional space; instead, kitchens are often the centerpiece of your home design concept, and of course, the heart of the home. Let's take a look at a few bold designs featuring high-contrast decor and the color black.
Marble has always been one of our favorite surfaces and we love seeing it turned into a design centerpiece! Here are a few marble designs- modern to traditional- that are inspiring us right now. Whether you're looking for a simple clean surface for your space, or a bold statement to anchor your design, marble can provide exactly what you're looking for.