Design Trends: Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are becoming a trend among many homeowners today.  While compared to most other counter-top materials, Quartz is the appearance of the finished engineered stone is rich, and even luxurious. Quartz is non-porous as well, giving it the strength to resist staining.  Quartz also has the same durability as concrete and granite, but is quite a bit more forgiving so it won’t chip or crack as easily. It also works well with most styles! Take a look at a few examples below for more inspiration!

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Design Trends: Outdoor Kitchens

A popular design trend in Southern California, today’s outdoor kitchens keep getting better and better! With many specialty design elements and state-of-the-art appliances, the outdoor kitchen is often the centerpiece of an entertainer’s backyard. When food is grilled out on the patio, guests can gather around the grill and socialize as dinner is being prepared. If you like to host pool parties, baby showers, barbecues and more, consider investing in one of these outdoor kitchens! In your outdoor cooking area, you and your family members can celebrate birthdays, holidays, or just enjoy the great outdoors.  Check out these amazing outdoor kitchen design ideas to help get you inspired!

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Design Trends: Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinets

Update your kitchen with a pop of color or hint of contrast with two-toned kitchen cabinets. Adding this trend can give your kitchen the face-lift you’re trying to find! Whether it be adding a statement color or simply lightening up some wood, this trendy addition highlights key features and introduces color diversity to your kitchen. Take a look below for some fresh inspiration.

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Two-toned kitchen cabinets are officially all the rage, like in this kitchen with the lighter upper cabinets and darker lower ones. Click through for more info on two-toned cabinets.

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Design Trends: Copper Accents

Copper is having a moment right now when it comes to home decor and there is no sign of this trend losing popularity! Despite its rough exterior, copper accents add elegance and edge to your space.

This metal can be used  in light fixtures, furniture, accessories (trays, vases, pillows, pots),  and kitchen accessories. Pair this metallic with wood, marble, white, or mint and you are well on your way to nailing this trend!

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Design Trends: Built-In Home Bars

The built-in home bar is one design trend that is back in a big way! Updated for 2019, this trend borrows heavily from other popular interior design trends. Many built-in home bars feature white or grey cabinetry, mixed metals, glass-fronted cabinets, or a reflective backsplash. If you’ve been thinking of adding your own home bar, check out these ideas for some modern inspiration!

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Design Trends: Industrial Furniture

A hot interior design trend we’ve been seeing over the past few years that shows no sign of losing steam is industrial furniture! Even if you don’t live in a cool loft with exposed brick and beams, you can still make the industrial design trend work in your home. Check out some of our favorite pieces of inspiration below!

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How to Make Your Home Your Stress-Free Sanctuary

By Laurie Larson

As you know, home is where the heart is, but it should also be where you find peace of mind. Your home should be a refuge from stressors, like from work, school, and other commitments. You should be able to come home and relax in an environment that functions as a haven and a sanctuary.

Having a stress-free sanctuary is important to your family as well as your individual health and sense of well-being. See the following tips on how to make your home what it needs to be for you and your family.

 

  1. Optimize your bedroom

Make your bedroom your cocoon. You can transform your bedroom into being the haven for rest and relaxation you need it to be through straightforward, simple measures. First of all, you should make your bedroom for one thing only: sleep.

This means no television, work desk, or exercise equipment that can distract you or deter you from getting quality sleep. Second of all, you want a comfortable sleep structure. Invest in plush, soft blankets, a new high thread count sheet set, and consider whether you need a new mattress. Since we spend one-third of our lives asleep, investing on what you sleep upon is essential for optimum physical and mental wellness.

 

  1. Go Green

Nothing appeals to our senses in a way that leads to serenity like nature, whether it be through plants, flowers, lit candles, essential oils or natural light. Adding natural accents to your home not only promotes mental well-being, but it is good for your health as well.

Did you know that plants elevate mood, reduce your anxiety, and can even improve cognitive function? Not only that, plants are both the least expensive and most effective way to rid your house of indoor toxins. See most effective plants. Also, consider an essential oil diffuser for your home to get rid of any odor, plus choose a signature scent for your home that appeals to the senses.

Fresh flowers are a nice touch too, to help remind you of nature’s beauty right inside your home. And by all means, open your curtains and blinds – exposure to natural light is paramount for elevating mood, overall health, and anxiety levels – plus it freshens up your household surroundings.

 

  1. Eliminate Visible Stressors

We carry so much stress on your shoulders, with reminders circulating in our heads about errands, obligations, deadlines and bills, so much less do we need physical reminders of them as well.

Consider donating your wall clocks in your house, especially since you already have clocks on your microwave, stove, alarm clock, and more. Also, make your refrigerator a place only for children’s art and special mementos, not for bills and other notices.

 

  1. Clear the Clutter

Above all, the number one thing you can do to reduce stress in your home is to declutter it, creating room, peace, simplicity, and tranquility. Try reducing each room to the bare necessities in terms of at least what is visible.

Create hidden storage areas for everything else. As simplicity decreases stress, remember that purging is an essential means of decluttering. If you haven’t used something or worn something in two years, then donate it!

Purging helps you prioritize and simplify, helping you carefully consider what you keep and what you discard, as well as what you choose to purchase.

Remember that managing stress is important but that it is also a process. Through time and developing routine habits, you have the power and ability to make your house the stress-free sanctuary it needs to be. While renovating your home to be stress-free, consider some home decor inspiration as well!

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