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Light Wood vs Dark Wood
"Shades of Wood Can Do for a Space... finish of wood can be a huge one. Aside from the many considerations of the wood itself... with dark wood unless you are creating the Bat Cave. And light wood with light colors... dark with wood can create an entire vibe throughout, and determines what you're able... shades of wood and how they work for their space.... beautiful floors. Love the light wood laminate flooring. I am definitely a dark wood..."
2012 Trends: New Tile Styles for the Kitchen
Large-format, mosaic, metallic, and wood tile designs will be darlings of showrooms and trade shows this year
"metallic, and wood tile designs will be darlings of showrooms and trade shows this year... find a kitchen that doesn't include at least one tile element. And quite often, it's... change! Tile should be selected with an eye to your cabinet finishes and counter tops... final kitchen has a pulled-together look, not just a current one. These 2012 tile... give your kitchen a fresh new look when selected well. Which ones inspire you?..."
See How Wood Warms Modern White Kitchens
Have your shining all-white kitchen and warmth too, with this natural material that keeps starkness at bay
"all-white kitchen and warmth too, with this natural material that keeps starkness at... all-white kitchen: tiles, counters, cabinets. It's clean and bright and open. But it... wood grain to the mix. And — poof! — instant modern warmth. These 11 kitchens... these kitchens morgues. In other words, they can feel cold. Which is sort of the... white kitchen or your modern dreams. All you have to do is add a little natural wood..."
Top Tile Trends From the Coverings 2013 Show — the Wood Look
Get the beauty of wood while waving off potential splinters, rotting and long searches, thanks to eye-fooling ceramic and porcelain tiles
"beauty of wood while waving off potential splinters, rotting and long searches, thanks... limestone and wood. One of the biggest trends is the wood-grain tile look, on show in a big... barn wood, and tiles are available in dimensions that wood is typically not. At Coverings... The wood tile trend has been gaining momentum for several years, and now there... hardwood floors, this trend has inspired all sorts of new dimensions for tiles we've..."
Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Industrial in New Hampshire
Generous helpings of wood keep white subway tile and cabinets from feeling cold in a kitchen redesigned long-distance
"helpings of wood keep white subway tile and cabinets from feeling cold in a kitchen redesigned... re-create the kitchen. Kitchen at a Glance Location: New Hampshire Size: 230 square feet... Kitchen designer Karen Swanson of New England Design Works and the owner of this... Hampshire kitchen found each other on Houzz. “She liked some of the ideabooks I’d put... redesign her kitchen. It was the first time I got a client that way.” Swanson quickly found..."
Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors
"choose the wood floor right for you. Engineered wood floors and solid wood floors are... engineered wood floors, but let's get through solid wood first. More flooring guides... not all wood floors are equal, and the many species of wood that get made into floors... Wood floors are a classic addition to any home. Barring damage from fire or flood... solid wood floor will add warmth, character and value to your interior as long as..."
Kitchen of the Week: Brick, Wood and Clean White Lines
"family kitchen retains its original brick but adds an eat-in area and bright new cabinets... in the kitchen the lack of storage, funky old booths and cabinets past their prime... charming kitchen,” Segal says. The resulting room balances white with warmer surfaces... love this kitchen! It's the kitchen of my dreams! I love the wood, the brick, sink... love this kitchen! The brick walls and exposed wood ceilings keep this kitchen from being..."
On Trend: Wood Tiles
Can anyone improve on nature? Check out these inventive treatments and innovative designs for wood tiles, and judge for yourself
"designs for wood tiles, and judge for yourself... familiar wood. Wood for Good Modern Design... to man, wood would likely come to mind. Think chimpanzees using twigs to suck up termites... plank of wood on end and cut it against the grain, and all of a sudden you have something... new. In tile form, this traditional material takes on an edge, especially when the... use of wood! this has inspired me...... Custom printed floor tiles which combine the..."
Floors Warm Up to Radiant Heat
Toasty toes and money saved are just two benefits of radiant heat under your concrete, wood or tile floors
"a warm floor heated by a radiant in-floor system. Rather than rely on inefficient... finished floor. The water is heated by gas, wood or oil boilers; solar water heaters; or... heated floor soon means a heated room. In general, there are two types of radiant... above the floor and in between two layers of plywood, or under the subfloor; and hydronic... radiant-floor systems, with looped tubes pumping heater water beneath the finished..."
20 Great Examples of Transitions in Flooring
"Wood in One Room, Tile or Stone in Another? Here's How to Make Them Work Together... replace flooring in part of the home, but aren't ready to put new flooring throughout... and stop flooring when you want to change the material. Especially in open plan homes... adding tile to the existing wood flooring. Trouble is there is a 2.5" elevation difference... white tile (off center of entrance way) and living room is natural wood flooring straight..."
Live Boldly: Put the Floor on the Ceiling
"beautiful wood, brick or tile can do for a room... to put wood flooring on the ceiling — a throwback to blue Victorian porch roofs. Wood... Wood tongue-and-groove or beadboard, however, is not the only type of wood you can... The kitchen is long and by cross laying the cladding the kitchen looks even bigger... bright! Floor on ceiling awsm... Got wood on great ceilings but previous owner painted... modern kitchen in high white gloss and light grey gloss. We replaced the heavy wooden..."
Your Essential Resource for a Healthy, Ecofriendly Kitchen
Find the Houzz guides to choosing earth-friendly kitchen counters, cabinets, appliances, lighting, flooring and tile — all in one place
"earth-friendly kitchen counters, cabinets, appliances, lighting, flooring and tile — all... in your kitchen to make your home and life a little healthier, happier and kinder to... designed my kitchen so it could biodegrade: wood cabinets, floors and counter tops. No... for a tile backsplash. I don't have one and my kitchen looks less cluttered. You... "printed tiles"(tiles made to look like granite or terra cotta with an image printed..."
9 Elements of Spanish Revival Kitchens
"with dark wood, painted tile, arches and more... inside some kitchens to see how the style is expressed in the heart of the home.... saltillo tiles on my kitchen floor, but the ones surrounding the backyard pool break... all the kitchen items that are needed for various cuisine, and work in 3 tile murals... "Our kitchen was too small. After considering various options, we called Mission... designed a kitchen that was far beyond our expectations." Darlene Hopkins, Capistrano..."
Kitchen of the Week: Barn Wood and a Better Layout in an 1800s Georgian
A detailed renovation creates a rustic and warm Pennsylvania kitchen with personality and great flow
"Pennsylvania kitchen with personality and great flow... h the kitchen in this historic mid-1800s Georgian-style home had already been updated... the open kitchens to move many kitchen functions to walk-in pantries. I think it would... Georgian kitchen. The ones with the rustic wood, not so much. I think you have to pick... of the kitchen. Thank you for the before and after floor plans. The flow between... after floor plans! Very nice kitchen. @etayer, I love the concept of "follow the..."
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Tile and a Dining Nook for 16
Entertaining is a piece of cake in this remodeled beauty with an extra-large stove and seating for a crowd
"builder-grade kitchen in Rancho Santa Fe, California, these homeowners wanted something that... reclaimed wood plank, bold turquoise backsplash and custom dining nook add character... bleached oak floors and marble counters, will suit this active family for years to come... residential kitchens. I have seen many in commercial kitchens over the years, and they... grade kitchen but it seems like an overly expensive kitchen for its usage and impact..."