Imagine if there was an easy way to expand your kitchen. You would have more space for preparing meals, greater flexibility for entertaining, and a more inviting dining atmosphere. It’s actually quite simple to make the kitchen of your dreams a reality—without the extensive planning and expenses of adding square footage to your home. The key is to think outside of the box, or more specifically, outside of the house.
As more architects and designers explore mixed styles, stone veneer has become a sought-after statement material. Aesthetically, stone speaks to permanence, history, and the natural world. It's a dramatic choice in any space, inside or out. More practically, stone veneer is simple to work with and less expensive than true stone while sacrificing none of the beauty.
Sometimes it can be challenging to visualize what a space will look like after an update but that's precisely why before and after photos are so popular. And so necessary! There are literally hundreds of thousands of ways to enhance already beautiful spaces with stone elements and so the hard part really is finding the right look.
The summer entertaining season is now in full swing but there is still time to enhance your property's party potential. Whether your personal aesthetic trends toward modern or free form or traditional, there are landscape design enhancements you can make in no time at all that are guaranteed to turn your yard into this year's au courant gathering place. Focal pieces are the key.
Summertime entertaining is not without its frustrations. Besides the humidity and unwanted insects, one big issue that regularly puts a damper on warm weather parties is the host’s constant need to retreat to the kitchen for supplies. The solution to enjoying your own get-togethers more? An outdoor kitchen that’s every bit as well stocked as the one in your home.
Our lives are so busy these days that our bedrooms are frequently our last refuge away from social, professional, and familial obligations. While simply achieving sanctuary each night is often enough to refuel us for another day, a truly beautiful bedroom promotes real relaxation and can serve as an escape around the clock.
Nothing is more inviting outdoors than warmth when summer's daytime heat gives way to an evening chill or there are hints of the coming colder months in the air. So when a brisk goosebump-raising breeze wafts up it's wonderful to be able to tell family and guests alike that relief is just a few minutes or even moments away.
Both stone and brick have a unique ability to create an inviting feel in any room of the home. Incorporating natural textures into your design can dramatically impact the look and feel of your home, both inside and out.
Whether you’re more likely to host a classic garden party or an informal barbecue, alfresco entertaining is a summertime tradition. And when an outdoor kitchen is part of your landscape design, you can participate fully in every fete because everything you need to refresh your guests is within arms reach.