Sat.Jun 02, 2018 - Fri.Jun 08, 2018

A Recap: 2018 Coverings Tile & Stone Show

Architectural Ceramics

// by Betty Sullivan //. Every year, Architectural Ceramics travels to the Coverings Tile & Stone Show to discover new products, meet new industry allies, and strengthen our vendor & customer relationships.

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Selling or Renovating? Blue Bathrooms (Like These) Sell for More Bucks

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re partial to blue, you’re in luck: According to Zillow , blue rooms substantially increase the value of your home. Blue bathrooms top the list, adding up to “$5,400 more than expected to the sale price.”

TILE EXCELLENCE HAS NEW OWNER!

Tile Excellence

SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS!! HERE AT ASK TILE EXCELLENCE! AFTER A GREAT DEAL OF SCREENING FOR JUST THE "RIGHT" FAMILY TO TAKE OVER OWNERSHIP OF TILE EXCELLENCE , WE FOUND THEM!!!! PAPERS ARE BEING SIGNED AND DETAILS WORKED OUT, BUT THIS GUY IS GREAT! HE'S OUT OF MEDFORD, MA. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY AT THE MOMENT. YOU'LL HEAR MORE OVER THE NEXT WEEK, AND I EXPECT YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF CHANGES-GREAT CHANGES, AND YOU'LL GET TO KNOW THE NEW OWNER AND HIS VISION FOR TILE EXCELLENCE!

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Starlike Sensations

Diary of a Tile Addict

Applying Litokol Starlike. I have had a great feedback on my recent posts concerning the application of colour, and particularly coloured grouts, at the recent Coverings exhibition.

White Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Your Next Renovations

Trendir Magazine

White is chic, sharp, modern and the perfect color to brighten your bathroom space. If you have been eyeing your next bathroom renovation or are looking for inspiration the following bathroom designs are sure to inspire you to want to change your aesthetics to a more crisp and airy space.

4 Pool Features You’ll Want for Summer 2018

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Make summer 2018 your best one yet with these pool features. Image: Darren James Interiors Whether your part of the world is cannonballing into summer or gingerly dipping its toe into warmer weather, there’s no denying that things are heating up.

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Fireplaces and Other Fire Features from KBDN

JG Kitchens

Do you love fireplaces as much as I do? I have a fireplace in my townhouse living room that I really enjoy using, and plan to have an outdoor fireplace at my next home, as well.

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How trip planners make you a better lover

Ciao Tile

Why your mission trip never works out the way you plan. Why do people think travel packages are a good idea? Why our world would end if student tours disappeared. Why mom was right about travel insurances. How travel agencies are making the world a better place.

4 Removable Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

These four tips will help you soundproof your apartment without upsetting your landlord. Image: AND Design One of the biggest challenges of renting is the inability to make permanent changes to your space.

Fireplaces and Other Fire Features from KBDN

JG Kitchens

Do you love fireplaces as much as I do? I have a fireplace in my townhouse living room that I really enjoy using, and plan to have an outdoor fireplace at my next home, as well.

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Bathroom Sink Ideas That Bring Your Space To Life

Trendir Magazine

The bathroom sink can be the perfect focal point in the bathroom due to it being one of the very first things people look at when they walk into the space. Additionally, the sink can be one of the only counter space you may have to place trinkets you love or decorative pieces.

Conference Calls are Killing Me

Life of an Architect

At some point, somebody thought instead of having face-to-face meetings, conference calls would be a good idea. They were wrong because it’s a bad idea … just like ordering anything from a “food” truck is a bad idea.

When, Where and How to Use Large Wall Art

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Art galleries are a great way to arrange lots of smaller art pieces. But if you have large wall art that you want to showcase, you’ll have to go by a different set of design principles.

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The Difference Between Residential and Commercial Gutters

Kitchen and Residential Design

via Are you a commercial business looking to replace your gutter system? You may not know, but when replacing your gutter system for the first time there are many different factors that you need to take into consideration to ensure that you choose the perfect system for your business.

White Sofa Ideas For A Stylish Living Room

Trendir Magazine

There is a fine line between bland and charming when it comes to decorating with white décor and/or white sofa. However, there are easy ways you can add a white sofa piece in your living room without having that almost “boring” aesthetics.

Innovative, Triple-Glazed Window Design Saves Heating and Air-Conditioning Costs

The A to Z of Building

In the United States, every winter, nearly 20 billion dollars worth of energy escapes out of the windows - specifically, double-paned insulating windows installed on most of the buildings. At present

London Industrial Loft Jazzed Up with Art Details

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Day True recently completed the design of the Shoreditch Loft , a contemporary apartment with industrial influences located in London, UK. The London industrial loft was part of a full house project renovation; the client wanted to completely reorganize the structure of the living areas.

Bringing Suzi Beber’s Miniature Worlds into Mosaic: Fantasy Bird

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Fantasy Bird Collaboration with Nutmeg Designs and Suzi Beber, glass and millefiori on slate, 9.5×14 ×14 inches. This bird is winging its way to Canada!

5 Creative and Cost-Effective Ways to Decorate Your First Apartment

Stagetecture

Moving into your own apartment for the first time can be exciting, yet challenging. (A A big “thank you” to our friends at Bouclair’s Blog for sponsoring this post!).

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Study Reveals Importance of Dynamic Solar Shading for Window Design

The A to Z of Building

A team of researchers have created a tool that reduces heat loss from windows on nZEBs. The tool is easily accessible to architects and was developed whilst the researchers were examining the

The Best Allergy-Friendly Flowers for Your Garden

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Allergy-friendly flowers make it possible for you to enjoy your garden this summer. Image: Katia Goffin Gardens Do you feel the urge to sneeze just looking at that picture? You’re not alone. The CDC reports that over 50 million Americans live with allergies.

How to Declutter: 5 Home Clutter Culprits to Fix Before (and After) You Move

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re staging your home for sale or have just moved, you probably love the fresh look and feel of a decluttered home. But after some time, life happens and you find yourself accumulating (and overwhelmed by) stuff. Well, home clutter no more!

Defining a House Style: What Is a Victorian Home?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Victorian homes have captured our hearts for over two hundred years now. However, there is so much more than meets the eye behind those dollhouse-like exteriors. This architectural style includes multiple, distinct variations that all deserve a critical look.

First-Time Buyers, Here Are the Top Factors You Should Look for During Your Home Search

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A home search is likely daunting for first-time buyers. Image: Trickle Creek Designer Homes For many people, a home search is an overwhelming process. After all, it’s a huge decision. It can be hard to sort out which qualities are crucial for a smart buy, especially for first-time homebuyers.

West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids Creates a Baby Nursery Line That’s Pretty Perfect

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Two of our favorite retailers have birthed a baby furniture collection. Named West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids, the new collab is clearly for parents who love mid-century modern design. The collection is now available online at West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids.