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The Suite Life: “Generation Suites” on the Rise

Are you the meat in the Sandwich Generation? According to Pew Research Center, just over 1 of every 7 Americans aged 40 to 60 is both raising a child and caring for a parent. Is there a Boomerang in your home? Pew Research also reports that 30% of adults in their late 20s and early 30s are living with their parents. Student loans, rise in the average age of first marriage, eldercare costs, and other variables contribute to the trend of multigenerational families living together. It makes sense for family members to join forces instead paying separate mortgages, property taxes, utilities, and other upkeep costs for several residences. Not to mention the time and money spent traveling to and from […]

Transterior Rejuvination: Your Outdoor Sanctuary

Have you ever screamed, “I need some peace and quiet!”? It’s not surprising—most of us deal with traffic, people, and endless noise. We seldom take breaks from life’s daily newsfeed from smartphones, television, and billboards. We have less time to reflect on anything because of constant demands needing attention. Studies indicate that the mass of incoming information erodes productivity, creativity, and the ability to focus. Our minds are tired! The brain is just like any other biological tissue; it can be overused and can suffer from fatigue. What can we do to cope with the effects of daily visual and auditory assaults on our well-being? Humans as well as other animals modify their environment to adapt to changing needs. As a result, the “Transterior Rejuvenation” trend is emerging from the need to recharge our brains. But […]

Add interest to your home or office with “versa-tile” TILE!

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 […]

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