Tips for Pairing Cabinets and Countertops

Are you aware of what needs to match in your kitchen or what you need to do to get those things to match so that you have a space that you love and is visually appealing?

Most people have no clue what we are talking about when we ask that question and we are sure that you are sitting here shaking your head in wonder as well.

Well, we are going to talk about two of the items in your kitchen that definitely need to match to make the entire space look beautiful. Those items are the cabinets and countertops and if you are not careful when you are choosing each one, you could end up with a kitchen that looks like it was thrown together with no thought at all.

Here are a few tips for pairing cabinets and countertops:

Staying Traditional

We love it when someone stays traditional because it is a timeless trend that is always going to be around. These types of kitchens normally utilize darker colored woods for the cabinets like mahogany, oak, walnut, and cherry. The cabinets would also have more intricate details including molding. When it comes to the countertops in these kitchens, you will be happy to know that wood, granite, and a patterned engineered stone will look wonderful with the above cabinets.

Going for Modern and Minimalistic

Modern and minimalistic kitchens are less fancy than traditional kitchens, so there is going to be more straight lines and less details. The cabinets could be stained with a lighter color, painted, or have a laminate applied to them. Countertops in this type of kitchen are always subtle and the edges will always blend in with the cabinets.

Stick with Transitional

There are so many people that like some of the features of traditional kitchens but prefer a few from modern kitchens as well. If you are one of them, then you are going to want to go transitional in your kitchen space. It is easy to combine both traditional and modern styles in a kitchen, as long as you have a clear plan and design in place before you begin the process.

There is never a right or wrong way to design a kitchen, but you will need to make sure that you are creating a space that is cohesive. The countertops and cabinets that you choose for your kitchen need to be carefully considered so that you do not make a choice that you will dislike in a year or two.

Design a Stylish Powder Room for Your Guests


We love having guests over to our home, but we hated it before we had a fabulous powder room for them to use. Our powder room used to be blah, so I would say that it was a closet and allow guests to use our master bathroom. However, that became a hassle as well, because we would need to hide everything in there before people came over. And, if people came over unexpectantly, we were always unprepared.

The answer was finally creating a stylish powder room for our guests and you can do it too!

Here are 3 things to do when designing a stylish powder room for your guests:

Go Big and Go Bold

Powder rooms are never massive spaces, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t utilize bold colors and bright designs. So, choose that bold paint color or that large patterned wallpaper and embrace the fact that your powder room will look larger than it really is. You can even add a large mirror over the vanity to reflect the lighting in the room, as that will make the room look bigger as well.

Think About Your Guests

You might use your powder room once in a while, but it is your guests that you will need to make sure are comfortable in this space. We encourage you to make sure that there is always plenty of hand towels, soap, tissues, toilet paper, lotion, and other little extras in this space. Your guests will love your thoughtfulness and the fact that they never need to ask you for something while they are in there.

Install Plenty of Lighting

There are usually never any windows in powder rooms, which means that you need to make sure that you install plenty of lighting in that room. Too little lighting will make the space look small and cramped and no one will be able to see what they are doing while they are in there. Plus, excellent lighting will make it easier for you to keep this space clean in between guests.

It is easy to create and design a stylish powder room that you and your guests will love. In fact, you may like it so much, that you may decide that you need to use it every once in a while yourself.

Find Your Inspiration and Focus on the Details of Bathroom Remodeling

Congratulations on finally taking the time to remodel your bathroom! This is such a fun space to design and plan, although it will take a lot of work to get it to become the room of your dreams. We recommend beginning by determining what inspires you and how you want to utilize this space to its fullest potential. Once you have that figured out, the real fun begins with all the little details.

Here are 5 tips that will help you as you are getting inspired and focusing on the details of your bathroom remodel:

Splurge on Your Shower or Bathtub

The item that is within the middle of every bathroom remodel is the shower and/or the bathtub. Therefore, these features should have your complete attention and the budget that they deserve. We recommend at least replacing the fixtures during your bathroom remodel, but a tub or shower replacement can really make the room look luxurious and elegant.

Determine the Dimensions of Standard Bathrooms

You may have grand plans for your bathroom remodel, but without the knowledge of the dimensions of standard bathrooms you may end up a little deflated. You should know that toilets require between thirty and thirty-six inches of space, while standard bathtubs normally measure sixty inches in length and thirty inches in width. A sink only needs thirty inches, but that is one with a very tiny countertop. Once you know these measurements, you will be able to plan your bathroom design better with the space that you have.

Find Inspiration Everywhere You Look!

Inspiration for your bathroom remodel can come from anywhere, but you can start by researching remodeling blogs, magazines, and showrooms. However, do not be surprised if the color that you choose comes from the ocean or your décor comes from items that you found on recent travels.

Plan and then Plan Some More

You can never plan enough for your bathroom remodel, which is why we suggest continuing the planning process until every detail is figured out and you are ready to start the work. This can take a long time, but you won’t have as many surprises or issues popping up during the remodeling process.

Keep Even the Smallest Details in Mind

It is easy to forget about those small details like towel rods, rugs, and even the outlet covers when you are working on a remodel. Make sure that these items and many more are included within your plan, so you do not run out of time or money before everything is completed.

These five tips will ensure that you have a successful bathroom remodel, even though it is going to take a little longer than you want it to. A professional will be able to assist you with all the planning, designing, and work, so that you end up with the bathroom of your dreams!

6 Bathroom Remodeling Tips that Will Help Keep Your Project on Track

We know that you want to increase the value of your home, while also creating a bathroom that you want to spend time in every day of the week. We also know that you want to do all this without tearing your hair out and spending a small fortune!

We can help you with all that as we make sure that you end up with a remodeled bathroom that you love in a short amount of time and still have money left over.
Here are 6 bathroom remodeling tips that will help keep your project on track:

Don’t Make Changes

As you go along with your bathroom remodel, it is going to be so easy to change your mind on certain things that you planned. However, we caution against this, as all those changes can add time and money to your project.

Plan for the Unexpected

Something always goes wrong during construction projects, which is why we always urge people to plan for the unexpected. We do recommend that homeowners like yourself find the blueprints for their home, so that they know where the plumbing and electrical wires are located. A little exploratory work can also show potential issues before the work begins, so budgets can be adjusted accordingly. However, we do still recommend that you keep at least ten percent of your budget set aside for any issues that do pop up. That will save you time and the hassle from needing to make crucial decisions quickly that can affect the outcome of the work.

Get Prepared

A bathroom remodel is major construction and it is going to take time! That means that it could be days or weeks before you can use this room in your house again. If this is your only bathroom, you will want to make other arrangements for the duration of the project.

Choose the Proper Products and Materials

You may have fallen in love with those marble countertops and wooden floors but are they the best materials for your bathroom? After all, marble can get stained and damaged easily and wooden floors can get damaged from a lot of water. We know that you only want to do this remodel once, so make sure that you choose the materials that will last forever.

Double Check Dimensions

We know what it is like to walk into a showroom and spot the bathtub of our dreams! But, we also know what it is like to show up at a house with that same bathtub and have it not fit in the space! Please doublecheck your dimensions before ordering anything or you may be delayed with returns and new purchases.

Spend Money Wisely

We understand wanting to save money, but sometimes the best ways to save is by spending a little more in the beginning. By purchasing quality materials that are a little pricier, you may find that you can save hundreds or thousands of dollars on repairs or replacements in the future.

These six tips will help keep you and your bathroom remodeling project on track, so that you end up with a completely remodeled room and all your hair still in place. You will still run into problems, as this is construction! But, you will be able to handle them better since you know what you are dealing with.

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