What’s black and white and red all over?

These kitchens!

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How to achieve a great bathroom

Interior Designer Lisa Smith, the woman behind Decor Girl, shared the top 10 decisions you need to make to achieve a great bathroom. Here is a look at just a few of her recommendations…

1. Storage - What do you need to have in your bathroom within easy and what can be stored elsewhere? Take an inventory of what needs to be within reach at the bathroom counter, while bathing, etc. Once you know that you can select the most appropriate storage solution – vanity, shelving, closet, or medicine cabinet.

2. Lighting - Will some be applying make-up in this bathroom or not? Lighting for make-up vs. lighting for tooth brushing or shaving is entirely different. Faces need to be lit to avoid strange shadows (top & sides) and to make sure the face you leave the house with is what was intended.

TASTE the Event (We’ve got a surprise!)

As a friend of Wilkinson, you can enjoy 10% off your TASTE Tickets! Simply enter the code “TASTESponsor10″ in the Code field at checkout. FIND TASTE TICKETS.

The Grand TASTE Experience will present you with an abundance of culinary creations, artistic baked goods, a plethora of fine wines, locally-brewed craft beers, certified organic Chapel Hill-distilled spirits, and Triangle-roasted coffee. Meander through DPAC’s airy atrium to mingle with fellow food enthusiasts and meet food & beverage experts eager to share about their specialties.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Furthermore, the event will feature a Silent Auction with a wide assortment of prizes. ALL proceeds of the Silent Auction will be donated to the Food Bank!

NEW! Native Trails Farmhouse 3018

Native Trails has introduced a new apron front sink, the Farmhouse 3018. Available this spring, the Farmhouse 3018 is both durable and stylish. In their own words, Native Trails describes the new kitchen sink…

Gorgeous as a traditional apron front, Farmhouse 3018 is also beautiful installed behind the cabinet, with no apron showing. Or create a real uprising by installing with the rim partially above the counter! This multitalented sensation is as suitable in a modern design as it is in a rustic country setting.

Farmhouse 3018 is artisan crafted of NativeStone™, an innovative, remarkably strong blend of cement and jute fiber that is surprisingly lightweight for concrete, extraordinarily heavy-duty in the kitchen, and refreshingly easy when it comes to clean-up.

The farmhouse 3018 will be available in three different finishes – ash,

Indulge in warmth every day

BainUltra has introduced an exciting promotion that will last the remainder of the year!

Origami Freestanding Tub

With the purchase of a FREESTANDING TUB (no therapy), you will receive a FREE WARMTOUCHSHELL.

The Warm Touch Shell is a thermotherapy that keeps bath water hot and creates hot areas from your neck to your knees.

Introducing Lowell

The Lowell wall light collection by Hudson Valley Lighting features sleek lines and tungsten filament bulbs,  giving chic flair to Lowell’s antique inspiration. A clean, classic arch, fitted with a cast ring at the apex, provides a handsome frame for the mottled haze of Lowell’s smokey mirror backplate.

The collection includes wall lights a single and double bulb style, and four different finishes – aged brass, old bronze (shown above), antique nickel, and polished nickel.

Aged Brass

Aged Brass

Get the look: Bold Bath

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This bold bath features layers of textures and finishes, and is not afraid of a little color! Get the look of this glamorous, eclectic bath with these pieces:

Stephen Bath Vanity

Spring is in the air…

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We’ve changed our clocks and temperatures are beginning to rise. It’s time to get your home ready for spring with these tips from Traci of the blog, Beneath My Heart. In Traci’s own words…

Add Fresh Flowers

Nothing says “Spring” like fresh cut flowers. Next time you go to the grocery store, pick up a bouquet of whatever is on sale. Trust me. It brings instant life to your home and will make you smile all day!

Add Colorful Rugs

If you head into stores like HomeGoods, TJMaxx, and Marshalls, you will see a ton of affordable, colorful rugs for Spring. You don’t have to buy a large rug. A small rug can make a big impact. Choose one for your entry way or in front of your kitchen sink.

See how the runner in the pic above brightens up that kitchen?

The range is all the rage

The Miami Herald recently reported that a recent survey by Houzz found that 32% of approximately 8,000 respondents who are planning home kitchen renovations want a “chef’s stove.” The newspaper published an article entitled “The range rage” – addressing the increased demand for gas ranges.

“People want to feel like a ‘top chef’ at home, and go beyond the basic range,” [Eliza Sheffield] says. “Preparing food at home has evolved into cooking-as-theater, where the cook is also having a social experience with family and friends.”

Homeowners are increasingly drawn to professional-looking ranges with options regarding function, finish, and size like the designs found in brands like BlueStar and Viking.

If you’re in the market for a new range, be sure to consider your:

  • cooking and baking needs
  • gas vs. electrical outlet availability
  • aesthetic
  • size needs
If you have any questions about ranges, our Appliance Specialist Paul Mertens is here to help! To find him, look under the Raleigh Showroom Team on our Staff webpage.

Get the Look: A deVOL Kitchen

This kitchen was designed by British Kitchen Designer, deVOL. Part of a list of favorite kitchens from 2013, as soon as we saw this space we thought about some of the amazing kitchen product lines we carry.

Here’s how to get a similar look in your kitchen…

 

Danville Chandelier in Aged Brass

 

Perrin & Rowe Bridge Faucet

 

Shaws Fire Clay Apron Sink

 

Classic Traditional Cup Pull

 

Atlas Round Knob

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