WarmlyYours Q2 Industry Report: Strong Spring as Radiant Heating Grows
Most experts predict that Q2 will produce stronger growth than the very, very slow thaw the U.S. economy experienced in the first quarter, declining at an annual rate of 2.9% according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). That trend should be reversed in Q2, most expect. That belief is reflected in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes.
Your Dream Kitchen Versus Everyone Else’s
Survey reveals 'What people really want most in their kitchen'. Not only is the info fun, but it may have a substantial impact on your resale value. After all, trends in kitchen countertops, and wall colors, and cabinet styles will shift and change, but the fundamental fixtures and features of homes change more gradually.
Grill Up a Grin This Summer
According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), more than 75 percent of all U.S. households include an outdoor grill or smoker. Grills are frequently included in outdoor living spaces, which are a popular home improvement trend in 2014. “The kitchen has always been the heart of the home,” says Mitch Slater, owner of Danver Stainless Steel Cabinetry in Wallingford, Conn., in DIY Networks’.“ And that idea is happily expanding to outdoor living as more homeowners create or remodel outdoor living areas with fully functional kitchens.
The 1, 2 Counter Punch: Functionality & Warmth
While a lot of planning and research can go into the perfect kitchen design, it results in a warm, functional space that invites the conversations, cooking collaborations, and memories a good kitchen can foster. Warmth and functionality in your kitchen can be enhanced by mindfully choosing the dimensions and features of your cabinets and counters.
‘Triangulate’ the Perfect Kitchen
There’s a lot of measuring that takes place in a kitchen: cups of flour, tablespoons of oil, and teaspoons of sugar. But before any of that can take place, the “recipe” for a perfect kitchen requires its own measurements. Creating your dream kitchen, just like preparing a delicious meal, requires careful attention to the proportions from the beginning to get the result you want.