Archive for July, 2011
Atlanta’s Grant Park neighborhood is full of history, character and charm. All of that will be on display this fall during the Grant Park Tour of Homes, running September 25 and 26. This year’s theme is History and Harvest, showcasing the historical architecture and local food initiatives married by the community’s innovative homeowners.
Ticket holders will get an up-close look at the neighborhood’s historic homes, as well as tour micro-veggie gardens, urban chicken coops and even see how Nigerian dwarf goats are being raised in the middle of the city. Beekeeping demonstrations will also be held, and guests can taste some honey made right in Grant Park. Read More→
Saratoga Soapstone is an all-natural surface, quarried naturally with no synthetics and composed primarily of talc, chlorite, dolomite and magnetite. The surface doesn’t need to be sealed with harsh chemicals, and can be waxed instead. Waxing the soapstone deepens the color and protects the surface for years to come.
Saratoga Soapstone is not only beautiful – it is durable. It is heat resistant, avoiding damage when hot pans are placed on the surface; it is stain resistant, or acids or alkalies will not hurt the surface; and it is nonporous. Read More→
If you don’t already receive each issue of Cambria Style magazine, be sure to sign up. The magazine is packed with home design and lifestyle tips as well as celebrity interviews. In the latest issue, Summer 2011, Cambria urges homeowners to think more Nicole Kidman (classic) and less Lady Gaga (extremely trendy) when designing their ideal kitchens.
What are some of the kitchen trends you are noticing? Cambria has noticed an emphasis on dark wood and steamlined design, more open spaces where family and friends can congregate, distinctive materials and a desire for environmentally sustainable products.
With 100 colors offered, some even mimicking other surfaces like marble or granite, Cambria quartz offers a terrific surface solution for any kitchen remodel. Not only is the product eco-friendly, it is 100 percent manufactured in the United States – the only quartz company that can boast that fact. Read More→
Atlanta Kitchen recently contributed to beautifying Atlanta in well-trafficked areas. In conjunction with C.H. Briggs, Atlanta Kitchen fabricated and installed art made of DuPont Corian in a local MARTA station. The project was done as a part of “Light Up Atlanta Installation.”
The artwork, the Seed Bench at Peachtree Center, was designed by Kellen Minor.
“Corian is often thought of as simply a countertop surface,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “The Light Up Atlanta installations show the true versatility of Corian as well as the talent of the Atlanta design community.” Read More→
There is no question that a few perfectly placed pieces of art make a home look distinguished and upscale. But the only gallery you’ll have to go to is Construction Resources. To add elegant and artful touches to your home, consider adding a tile mosaic.
Whether in the kitchen or bathroom, tile mosaics give a room that extra “wow-factor,” showing that time, thought and effort was put into creating the room.
Tile has always been a popular material in areas that tend to be wet, like showers and bathrooms, but mosaic achieves an extra special look.
In bathrooms and kitchens alike, consider adding a tile backsplash to your current home, or even your new one. The simple renovation will allow you to get creative and tie new beautiful colors or emphasize existing ones if you so desire.
Current mosaic trends for kitchens include adding a little brightness. Try a brighter tile interspersed with other tones represented in your kitchen. Of course, a tile backsplash is a functional and fashionable feature to have in the kitchen, but try adding smaller tiles in artsy ways so they can complement the larger ones. Read More→