For many of us, company is coming soon so it’s no wonder that kitchen updates are especially popular on HGTV.com right now.
Nancy Fire, Design Director for HGTV HOME, says there are many ways to get a fresh new look, like a new tile backsplash in updated colors and geometric layouts. “Also, galvanized steel flat sheets can make a backsplash updated with a modern flair.”
Nancy says many homeowners are painting the inside of their glass-front kitchen cabinets with a contrasting color or using wallpaper. “Patterns like stripes and geometric two-color patterns are trending.”
A simple way to update the kitchen is swapping out the cabinet hardware. “You can really change the feel by using a new metal finish. I am seeing a lot of brushed nickel and bronze because metallics and metals are a huge trend right now.”
If you need additional storage, Nancy says bar carts are a hot trend. “So many people are repurposing vintage carts and using them to showcase dinnerware and vintage cookie jars as well as appliances.”
There are many ways to update your space. Give your guests something unexpected in the kitchen this season. Nancy says, “My favorite trend these days is anything creative and unique.”
Let us know what you would like to update before the holidays…or just keep clicking.
Do you suffer from flooring envy? Perhaps you bought a house, like me, where for some unknown reason the previous owners installed different hardwoods in different rooms for no logical reason. Or maybe some person in your family (who shall not be named) spilled nail polish/wine/nail polish remover/mustard/you name it on the carpet you’ve been meaning to replace. Others of us strategically place slippers by the side of the bed during the winter because our search for the ideal area rug so far has been a bust, and those floors are sooo cold at six in the morning. We…we are the ones who, when we visit another person’s home, notice gorgeous flooring with great longing. We marvel at the glow of hardwoods. (Yes, they can glow.) We desire a barefoot run across our host’s welcoming carpet. We experience awe at how one area rug has the power of an instant makeover.
Well, there’s no more need to suffer from flooring envy. Thanks to HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw, a variety of stylish designer flooring options now available nationwide at authorized Shaw retailers. I spent some time online window shopping the new HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw collection, and here’s what I fell in love with instantly:
Carpet is all about elegant colors, patterns and textures that fill a home with warm, welcoming feelings as well as durable, stain resistant comfort that encourages relaxed living.
Whether you’re looking for an instant makeover or a seasonal change, area rugs have the power to transform a room. Make a big or subtle design statement with your choice of color and pattern.
Hardwoods bring distinction to a home and a natural touch that can be enjoyed for decades.
Laminate offers active families a variety of stylish and affordable looks that stand up to everyday wear and tear.
Visit www.hgtvhome.com and let us know… are you inspired by the new HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw collection? Will you finally install those new hardwoods? Add wow to your living room or bedroom with a new area rug?
Tell us in the comments below.
Have you ever wished that HGTV would show up on your doorstep to give your home a makeover? Who hasn’t, right? We here at Design Happens are happy to say — that opportunity is knocking! Our new show HGTV’d was created to give you the opportunity to upload photos and videos of your space for a chance at a dream makeover from your favorite HGTV stars. The show premieres June 6th, but while you wait for the HGTV’d truck to roll down your street, we’re going to hook you up with a bedroom decked out in all things HGTV.
Design Happens is proud to present the new HGTV HOME bedding line. We’re giving away three complete bedroom sets for an HGTV-approved bedroom mini-makeover. Each winner will get to pick any size bedding from the cool, blue Lucas set or the warm Lagare set. Each set includes a comforter, bed skirt, two shams, two decorative pillows, two window panels and one window valance.
For a chance to win, leave us a comment before 9am/8c Friday, May 27, telling us the next product HGTV HOME should come out with. HGTV furniture? HGTV art work? HGTV bathroom towel sets? What about life-size Jamie Durie cutouts?
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Don’t forget to check out the premiere of HGTV’d Monday, June 6, 9pm/8c.