Home Improvement

Are Quartz Countertops Here To Stay?

For years, granite has been the choice for quality countertops in kitchens everywhere. With its depth of color and beautiful patterns, granite rose to kitchen prominence by providing a uniqueness that complemented traditional kitchen design. In the last decade, however, styles have shifted toward a more minimalist look, opening the door for a new countertop material: quartz. In a fairly brief span of time, quartz has gone from relatively unused to a contender for the title of most desired surface. In fact, some designers claim that quartz has already overtaken granite as the most popular countertop material. Is quartz just a passing fad or will it stand the test of time?

Welcome Guests With an Elegant Foyer

Unlike with people, homes are granted two chances at a first impression: the view walking up to the front door and the view after walking through the front door. Just as a warm greeting can put a new acquaintance at ease, your foyer (aka entryway) can instantly make guests feel comfortable and welcome in your home. A well-designed foyer isn't just important in everyday life for entertaining friends and family; it is also key to imparting an excellent first impression on prospective buyers who are entering your home for the first time! Keeping these things in mind, here are some basic elements to include (and avoid) that will make guests feel welcomed in any entry space.

Fight the Darkness With These Lighting Tricks

No matter how great it is otherwise, a room with poor lighting can never reach its full potential. Ask yourself, do you need to move a lamp over to your seat if you want to read? This is a sure sign that your space needs a lighting renovation! In addition to being more convenient, a well lit room will make colors pop, raise your mood, and make cleaning much easier. If you'd like to strike back against the darkness, keep reading to learn about simple lighting tricks that can quickly brighten any room!

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