While every homeowner’s aesthetic is personal and unique, there are a few design trends that are arguably better left in the past. (Remember when sponge paint was a thing? The 90s were a wild time for interior design!)
One thing people often call me about is popcorn ceilings. While they aren’t the worst thing you could have in your home, they’re something many families want to get rid of in favour of a smooth, clean ceiling. It’s not uncommon to remove a popcorn ceiling during a major renovation, but oftentimes, people want to know what’s involved in doing it as a stand-alone project. The good news is that it’s usually much less complicated than people expect – and often, more affordable.
Many of our clients come to us with a clear vision for their kitchen renovation. One look that’s incredibly popular right now? White, bright and full of beautiful marble – and we’re definitely on board with making this happen. Not only is it on trend at the moment, it’s a classic, timeless look that you’re unlikely to regret in the years to come. That said, my team and I often have some suggestions when it comes to materials – namely, how to get this look at a great price and with durable, lasting results.
The look you want
Common requests for this style involve carrara marble and calacatta tile – natural stone options that are largely white with lovely grey veining. There’s nothing wrong with using either of these materials – both are high quality and visually appealing. However, there are additional options that should be explored before making a final decision. I’ll help talk you through this part of the process – what do you want visually, and what does your family need in terms of function? Do you have young children? How much time do you have to clean and maintain your countertops, and what else do we need to know before moving ahead? Like all design decisions, it’s not a one-size-fits-all scenario. Custom is everything, so this type of conversation is where we get started.
Open concept design has been in demand for years and continues to be on trend with homeowners. A spacious, open kitchen with a large island and a view of the living room? Nearly everyone wants one, and our team has done countless renovations with this goal in mind. Still, the idea can be daunting to someone with limited renovation experience – this is why we receive so many inquiries about the process and cost of removing walls. Today, we’ll walk you through the basics – if you have any questions or would like to arrange a consultation for your potential reno, please let us know!