What It’s Really Like to Live Through a Remodel
We offer a few tips for remodeling newbies on what to expect and how to survive the process
If you’re thinking about remodeling or are about to break ground on your first renovation, odds are you probably know a bit about how the project is going to go. After all, you’ve watched a few TV shows, your cousin’s husband is a general contractor and the guy you sit close to at work tells you every detail of how his wet bar is coming together. So you pretty much know all there is to know, right? Not so fast.
Colorado Home Trends for 2016
9News recently featured Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazines editor at large Rebecca Gart She said that, “2016 is the year of simplicity and elegance for home design in Colorado”. According to Rebecca Gart, here’s what’s trending in homes across the state:
1. Mixed lighting
In the kitchen featured on the January 2016 cover, you’ll notice industrial lighting over the island and an elegant chandelier in the dining room. “You don’t have to redo your whole kitchen, you can just redo the lighting and mixed lighting is very on trend,” Gart says. A change in lighting fixtures can make a big difference in your home.
2. Unplugged family rooms
Television is no longer the center of the home (The kitchen is, says Gart). The giant television set is becoming obselete, replaced by handheld tablets and devices. More people are opting for a quiet space that is relaxed and casual, perhaps filled with a sectional sofa perfect for laying on and relaxing. Large, open spaces have intimate areas for gathering with family and friends and playing games or chatting.
3. Dramatic wall coverings
Global Color and Design Trends from PPG Industries
PPG Industries – a world leader in global color trends recently published a beautiful magazine titled “Odyssey – 2016 – 2017 Global Color and Design Trends”. This stunning publication has beautiful images of color and photographs along with unique information about 2016’s color trends globally across all markets.
Here are a few highlights from their publication:
The word Odyssey represents the adventurous experience in our fast-changing, unpredictable world that is keeping us excited and vigilant at the same time.
2016’s overarching trend theme is Odyssey. The word itself conjures adventures and discoveries but also the possibility of danger. All that unknown keeps us alert, excited and valiant. It is a thrilling time to be alive but definitely pushing us out of our comfort zone. The four trends within Odyssey are: I/m Perfect, Hyper HD, Lucid Dreams, and Knights watch.
2016 Color of the Year Announced
Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore have announced their 2016 color of the year and they are both a neutral white! Sherwin Williams chose Alabaster (SW 7008), and Benjamin Moore chose Simply White (OC-117). 2016 will be a year of classic white with pops of color.
Here is Sherwin Williams announcement written by Jackie Jordan, originally published in Stir Magazine….
Spice Up Your Entertainment Area with LED Lighting
Do you have a space that you want to make more interesting? Consider installing some LED lighting.
Speas Interior Design’s latest lower level remodel presented us with a unique design opportunity for lighting. In the main entertainment room we used LED lighting which allows the client to play around with lighting schemes and illuminate this space in multiple colors to create whatever “mood” they want at that time. The room can be colorful and fun, quiet and romantic, or a regular warm and yellow depending upon the situation.