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Aboriginal art

Have you noticed the connection between tile and fashion? Fabric designs replicated onto porcelain and ceramic tiles offer unique and creative options. Checks, pinstripes, ethnic embroidery, tapestry, and brocade create interesting textural effects. Aboriginal art is an ethnic trend in interior design, and Johnson Tiles collaborated with Aboriginal artists to reproduce their fabric designs onto tile.   Also on trend with the fashion industry is the use of style elements such as organic, rustic, geometric, and metallic and 3D.  Whether you prefer tile constructed of metal or porcelain tile made to look like metal, just about any material or finish is available. For that reason, the use of tile has surged in popularity!   Reclaimed wood is more popular than […]

Here’s the Dirt on Mudrooms

Maybe you think that the term “mudroom” sounds, well, a little dirty. It’s more pleasant than “decontamination room” — don’t you think? A mudroom is a necessity for keeping your house clean and organized and for reducing toxins in your living areas. After all, your home is your personal ecosystem. In a study last year, researchers from the University of Houston found that 40 percent of samples taken from entrance steps were contaminated antibiotic-resistant C.difficile bacteria strains. A University of Arizona study of shoe soles resulted in finding an average of nearly a half million units of bacteria such as E. coli and meningococcal on a single shoe. How does a smorgasbord of dangerous bacteria end up on our shoes? We […]

Project Planning is a SnAPP

preliminary project planning

Planning a Project? Yes, there are apps for that as well as other online resources to make the process easier—and fun! It’s beneficial to have preliminary information prepared before you talk to a contractor. Project Scope For example, let’s say that you want your kitchen remodeled. Does your kitchen need updating or are there issues with the room’s layout? Will the room be used strictly for cooking or do you envision an open concept that includes dining and casual living areas? Other features that you may need to select include: Cabinetry ~ Style and Finish Decorative Hardware Countertop Material Appliances, Ventilation Sink, Faucet, Backsplash Lighting ~ Task, Ambient, Natural Flooring Material Where do you begin? What are the pros and […]

Dam that Ice! Prepare to Rake your Roof

Following a storm, clearing walkways are important, but removing snow and icicles from roofs also should be a part of your routine. Why? Ice dams! They’re thick ridges can form of solid ice that build-up along the eaves (the roof’s edge). You may notice a bulging area under a layer of snow above a group of icicles. If you remove the snow buildup, you’ll see an ice ridge known as an ice dam. How Ice Dams Form Warm areas of an attic cause snow to melt from the roof even when the outside temperatures are below freezing. When the melted snow runs into colder sections like soffits, valleys, or gutters, it begins to freeze again. This process of thawing and […]

2016 Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Important cabinet meetings (non-political!) have been held to determine trends in kitchen cabinet designs for 2016. Cabinetry is aesthetically important since it occupies much of a kitchen’s space, but it’s just as significant for cabinetry to be practical. Keeping form and function in mind, leaders in the cabinet design world announced the following cabinet trends to expect this year: Keep It Clean Natural simplicity is in style. Cabinetry streamlined with clean lines is a popular look. A prominent example is the shaker cabinet design. Despite originating in the early 1800s, shaker cabinets work well with either traditional or contemporary kitchens. Anthony Maucieri, president of East Hill Cabinetry, says, “Our most popular style currently is white painted wood shaker cabinetry.”   […]

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