Kitchen Storage Is a Major Focus “Storage has really come into focus as people have spent more time at home during the pandemic,” says Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “We’re seeing an increase in the amount of cabinetry added in renovations. And more homeowners are reaching out to professionals on Houzz for help making their kitchens work better, most often within the same layout and square footage.” Stock Your Pantry Thanksgiving Feature
Get your ducks in a row in terms of basic pantry items while there is still plenty of time to spare. Organize your pantry so that everything is easy to find and within reach. Take stock of what you have and what you’ll need to purchase early, so you can knock the big grocery store trips off your to-do list before the mad rush.
Side by Side Of course, there’s no law that says you have to have a double vanity even if space permits. If you like the idea of separate grooming stations, go for it. In this bathroom from Pike Properties, the designers did just that, positioning a pair of single vanities side by side.
Instead of one double vanity, the team at Pike Properties opted for a pair of single vanities for this Charlotte, North Carolina, bathroom. The light blue vanities add a touch of color to the elegant space.
Transitional-Style Bathrooms at a Glance
Transitional style pairs the classic, time-tested appeal of a traditional look with the clean silhouettes and understated color palette of contemporary style. Here are some common elements to look for in a transitional bath:
Shaker-style vanities paired with sleek hardware
Countertops made from marble, quartz or light-hued granite
Streamlined lighting and mirrors
A hint of embellishment in the form of molding and trim
Tile in white and neutral hues
A winning combination of metallic finishes can enhance kitchen styles from historical to contemporary
This Charlotte, North Carolina, kitchen by Pike Properties has two focal points: the range wall and the island. Warm satin brass connects the two through the straps on the hood and the pendants over the island.
The designers chose one finish for the starring metallic players to let them stand out. The rest of the metallic finishes around the room needed to be less attention-grabbing. They’re a mix of warm and cool, with the satin brass cabinet hardware by Emtek falling into the former category and the stainless steel appliances and aged steel on the library sconces in the latter. Finally, distressed metal stools in blue bring in an industrial element that provides just the right touch of imperfection in the shiny new space.
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