From Dream to Home
1621 marble and caesarstone Stories
Cool Countertops: Wood and Stainless
"options: wood and metal. A better way to spend your money and not have the same thing every... draperies and solid surface countertops. In a perfect world, I'd be serving up trayed... white marble counters, then drawing back floor-to-ceiling draperies made from Kelly... over and over again, here's a pair of less expected but just as available options:... fingerprints and scratch thing. What about wood and scratching? Wouldn't it be just as..."
My Houzz: High End Meets Budget Friendly in Toronto
Splurging selectively and saving elsewhere, a Canadian family gets a posh-looking home that matches their vision
"selectively and saving elsewhere, a Canadian family gets a posh-looking home that matches... Steve and Meg Gardner and their sons, Jake (age 8), Henry (6) and George (3) Location:... there and bought a Victorian house in the Annex, an eclectic neighborhood filled... dig out and finish the basement. (Years of banging their heads on the ductwork while... same look and feel to the rest of the house. They quickly realized it was too much work..."
Old Hollywood Style for a Newly Redone Los Angeles Bath
"house and enlisted the help of Laura Schwartz-Muller, principal at Four Point De... design and manage a remodel of the 1920s bungalow. “This house is so old Hollywood... Smith and her interior designer are currently working on remodeling the whole house... contractors and specialists! The team and I are truly overwhelmed and grateful!!! #4ptdc... want new and modern, buy a new and modern home. Great bathroom and a well written article..."
Kitchen Counters: High-Tech Solid Surfaces Make Maintenance Easy
Sculpted by heat and nonporous by nature, solid-surface countertops bring imagination and low maintenance to the kitchen
"by heat and nonporous by nature, solid-surface countertops bring imagination and low... carrara marble without the Carrara marble! I got Eco by Cosentino countertops and love... husband and I have been fabricating and installing DuPont Corian and other brands of... laminate and toffee cabinets, and a simultaneously perfect contrast AND pick-up of the... surfaces and even quartzites that can look similar to marble. I have marble in my bathroom..."
Kitchen Counters: Stunning, Easy-Care Engineered Quartz
There's a lot to like about this durable blend of quartz and resin for kitchen countertops, and the downsides are minimal
"quartz and resin for kitchen countertops, and the downsides are minimal... nontoxic and nonallergenic — there’s not much to dislike about this stunning man-made... a jack and jill bathroom using Caesarstone London Grey and love it. It's a clean,... white and love it! So easy to clean and look beautiful all the time. Highly recommended... granite and quartz counters in my homes, and I will tell you that the quartz is easier..."
Convert Your Tub Space Into a Shower — the Tiling and Grouting Phase
Step 3 in swapping your tub for a sleek new shower: Pick the right tile and test it out, then choose your grout color and type
"right tile and test it out, then choose your grout color and type... showers and learn more about how to get tile, grout and edging details right. Previous... overwhelming, and it's difficult ground to cover in a short meeting with a potential renovator... waterproof and tile your shower can help you can ask the right questions when interviewing... avoid. And once you find the perfect tile, you still need to decide on your grout..."
Bath of the Week: Black, White and Classic, With Some Twists
"trim and tile keep an otherwise snowy bathroom in a 1910 home from feeling sleepy... tested and give them our own creative twist.” That thinking drove the design of this... bathroom and closet in the master suite of a 1910 home in Sausalito, California. “A... partial to marble .. and it is very pricy in big slabs and the base to match also $$... classic and beautiful! I really don't think you can go wrong with black and white tiles..."
Vinegar and Voilà: Clean Your House the Natural Way
"effective and budget-friendly cleaning alternatives is at the top of my list. Fortunately... loader and we mixed the baking soda and vinegar in a bucket and poured it on the wash... tunes and just brush away the grit and grime. Rinse, and maybe repeat. You'll be... soaps. (and hair color!) And I use only castile soap on my face and body. I buy my... vinegar and water mix for No streaking and glowing shine! Not sure if vinegar being..."
Kitchen of the Week: Storage, Style and Efficiency in San Francisco
A growing family gets a kitchen they can work, eat and relax better in — and that’s easier on the eyes
"work, eat and relax better in — and that’s easier on the eyes... storage and organization. “The kitchen before was oversized and not well defined,”... relax and feel a connection with their backyard. Key structural and design changes... child and another on the way, a San Francisco couple with a lower-level flat in a... problem, and it was hard to work in.” The couple wanted to create a more efficient... before and after floor plans (thanks for including them) and I am curious about what..."
13 All-White Bathrooms With Clean and Classic Style
"space, and it looks clean and bright. But there are other reasons to love the all-white... cleaning and upkeep. That's part of why white is so seductive in a bathroom: It creates... Carrara marble and is the 6th photo down. I have tried every way I know and I cannot... and bright and you can also go crazy with the accessories. My favorites were the... I dust and mop mine every second day, but it is never a big job and I love the fact..."
Mix and Match Kitchen Materials for a Knockout Design
Give your kitchen unexpected flavor by combining wood, stone, glass and more. Here’s how to get the mix right
"glass and more. Here’s how to get the mix right... mixing and matching. Experienced chefs often love to break away from that ho-hum recipe... recipe mold and create something new with a dash of unexpected flavor. Achieving this in... cabinets and marble countertops will always remain timeless and classic to surpass trends... the wood and the marble -- and it is once to have a cutting surface that is a bit higher..."
Bathroom Surfaces: Ceramic Tile Pros and Cons
Learn the facts on this popular material for bathroom walls and floors, including costs and maintenance needs, before you commit
"walls and floors, including costs and maintenance needs, before you commit... porcelain and is much lighter, it's often used for wall and ceiling installations. However... durability and variety, ceramic tile is a popular choice for bathroom finishes. If you're... color and texture, this material can deliver on both fronts. But the sheer variety... winter, and heavy tile can be difficult to install. Curious if ceramic tile will..."
The Future of Backsplashes
Grout is out. Continuous sheets of glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks than ever
"metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks than ever... grease and grime can collect. And the benefits aren’t just janitorial. When paired... backsplashes, and the response will be “seamless.” Seamless materials, that is. High-m... modern look and appear like synthetic or a marble- in white and any color. @ red point... stain and never needs sealing. Everyone thinks it's marble and we get compliments..."
Houzz Tour: 20 Acres, a Train and a Midcentury Gem Fuel a Remodel
Original wood ceilings, a cool layout and, yes, a quarter-scale train persuaded these homeowners to take a chance on a run-down property
"layout and, yes, a quarter-scale train persuaded these homeowners to take a chance... overgrown, and the creek had run over its banks and flooded the wetlands, so there was... husband and wife kept coming across photos of a grim-looking house in a wooded area... years, and the front of the house had a large wood face that had turned orange in... planes and the materials used and the way they harmonize and you feel a euphoria...."
Are You Ready for a Dark and Sophisticated Kitchen?
Black kitchen cabinets have a rich, timeless look. Get ideas for your next cabs — and how to paint the ones you have
"cabs — and how to paint the ones you have... of care and attention: Dust stands out on dark surfaces, as do water and soap stains... backsplashes and walls and update the look every few years. Excellent article and photos!... rebuild and just signed off on the kitchen today- black cabinets with marble bench... black, and we have exotic delicatus granite. It is gorgeous and won Northeast Florida... the grey and white, marble looking backsplash in the 3rd photo down? It's beautiful..."