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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 […]

2016 Color(s) of the Year Announced!

Impatient Pink? That’s how designers felt waiting for the announcement of the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year (upholsterers were on “pins and needles” in anticipation!) Just hours ago, Pantone designated two colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. How does this announcement affect you? You’ll see the color everywhere and on everything from furnishings to footwear for the next few years.   Why? The Pantone company is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of industry-wide accurate color systems from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. In general, they’re color gurus who are considered the authority of naming the “it” color of the year. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains, “A  new color captures attention and […]

Walk the Plank Before Choosing Hardwood Flooring

It’s time to branch out and nail down creative hardwood options! Narrow oak planks have been the most common type of American hardwood flooring, and they’re beautiful. But there are more hardwood choices, plank sizes, colors, and finishes available than ever before. With all of these options to choose from, hardwood enhances any style of architecture or decor. Wide-planked hardwood flooring is a growing trend in both homes and businesses. Wider planks add depth to a room, which makes it appear larger. They’re visually appealing and blend with a variety of styles from rustic to contemporary. Popham Project Manager, Tom Smith, reports that he’s noticed an increase in clients who request 4” planks. As far as a type of wood, […]

What’s the Use? Countertop Considerations

Countertops can be a horizontal art form. Simply covering an expansive area with a generic countertop is a missed opportunity to express your design aesthetic. After all, they’re often the focal point of a room. Before you commission a portrait of yourself to be painted on your counter, consider how it’s used. Although typically found in kitchens and bathrooms, counters are an asset in most rooms from an office to a family room. A solid surface may be preferable in a busy kitchen because of its durability while marble might work well in an office where heat and stains aren’t issues. In the high-end category, engineered quartz (quartz, resin, and color) is becoming a more popular choice over the uniqueness […]

Safety is No Accident!

grab bar styles blend with decor.

Did you know that each year almost a quarter of a million people seek medical help for injuries that occur in the bathroom? Bathtub and shower areas account for more than two-thirds of injuries needing medical attention. It’s no wonder considering that water contributes to falls, scalding, electrical shock and drowning. In addition, slippery toiletries, electrical appliances, and hard surfaces are within a small area. Homeowners want their bathrooms to be safe for family members of all ages. It used to be thought that safety features like grab bars, platform tubs, shower benches, and comfort height toilets were expensive products only for seniors or people with disabilities. That perception has changed with the times. The security, ease of use, and […]

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