Tag Archives: quartz

How White Kitchen Cabinets Make Your Kitchen Larger

With all the talk about warmer colors for kitchens, don’t be afraid that white kitchen cabinets are going out of style. White kitchen cabinets are classic and are found in all eras of kitchen history. I am NOT anti-wood stain, believe it or not!  However, too much wood in a single space can be just […]

How to Dramatically Transform a Kitchen for Under $10,000

So, you can’t change the layout of your boring kitchen. You can’t replace the too-short cabinets. Is there a way to dramatically transform a kitchen so that it looks fresh, updated, and new (without breaking the bank)? According to the Houzz 2018 Kitchen Trends Survey, Americans spend an average of $42,000 on kitchen remodels. About […]

Keep Calm & Carry On When Your Tile is Discontinued

Long distance projects can be particularly challenging, especially when they are taking place during the holiday season! Like most remodeling and design projects, deadlines are rarely met and projected completion dates are simply wishful thinking. And then there’s the heartbreak when you find out the flooring or backsplash tile (or both) you were in love […]

The Best Countertop Material and Latest Trends

Everyone wants to know the best countertop material for kitchens. Is quartz really better than granite and marble for countertops? It’s now the best-selling countertop material, surpassing granite. Let me tell you WHY. On a scale of 1 to 10 regarding hardness of material, diamond is a 10. Quartz is an 8, granite is a […]

The Decorologist Reports 2017 Kitchen Trends

Last week I was invited to the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) meeting about 2017 Kitchen Trends, sponsored by Procraft Cabinetry, Caesarstone, and Richelieu. I took notes like crazy so that I could share some of what I’ve learned with you – now you can make the best choices in your kitchen renovations!   2017 Kitchen […]

Trendspotting at the Southern Living Showcase House

I was invited for a personally guided tour through the new Southern Living Showcase House in the The Grove in middle Tennessee. The home was designed by architect Mitchell Barnett and built by Hatcliff Construction, which has been a part of the Southern Living Custom Home Builder Program for 9 years.   As I took […]

Why Brittannica Quartz Countertops are the Talk of the Town

The kitchen of the lodge style house would be the most important space in the new build. The homeowner wanted it to be SPECIAL. Unique. A modern farmhouse kitchen – bright and cheery, but sophisticated as well.   My homeowner knew she wanted painted shaker style cabinetry, but she was concerned about ending up with […]

The Best Designer Choices for Quartz Countertops

If you are considering quartz countertops, I’ve got the answers for making the best choice for your kitchen or bathroom. pin for later reference   Last week, I attended a fun “Red Carpet” event hosted by Cambria and Smokey Mountain Tops here in Nashville.   The event took place in the fabulous Sinema restaurant, which […]

Kitchen Tile Backsplash – Taking It Up to the Ceiling

If you have kitchen cabinets that go to the ceiling, I’m going to show you why I think your kitchen backsplash tile should go to the ceiling as well.   This is a kitchen in a new home on which I consulted during the building process. My client wanted a neutral greige color scheme with […]