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6 Kitchen Design Trends for 2013


NKBA members say these kitchen concepts will be big this year

By HZ Staff


Kitchen renovationEach year, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) surveys its members to identify the latest design and specification trends in kitchen and bath design. This year, more than 300 NKBA member-designers participated in the 2013 NKBA Design Trends Survey, reporting the materials, product types, and styles that they specified in their kitchen and bath designs over the final three months of 2012. Read more






Real Estate Forecast 2013: The Housing Market


By Bill Conerly


Remodeling FirmThe housing market will improve moderately in 2013, but nobody will mistake this for a boom. The gains in activity and prices will be a welcome relief, but will leave many homeowners still underwater.

The usual way of discussing housing problems is misleading. Foreclosures, short sales, shadow inventory, upside-down mortgages are all symptoms. The fundamental problem that we have is an excess supply of housing units. Read more





How To: Create a Kid-Friendly Bathroom


San Antonio Bathroom RemodelingThe great thing about bathrooms is that it’s simple to add lots of color and character to make them inviting for kids. Towels, shower curtains, bath mats and more all lend themselves well to playful themes and bright palettes. Plus, bath time itself is one of childhood’s most fun rituals – splashing, bubbles, toys and lots of one-and-one time with mom or dad make it a part of the day that just about everyone looks forward to. Read more






11 Lighting Fixtures That Rethink the Flush Mount


Think flush-mount lighting equals frumpy and fluorescent? These brilliant beauties for the kitchen, bath and beyond will change your mind


By Lisa Frederick


San Antonio Remodeling FirmWhen you live in an older home like I do, you tend to think about the big picture when it comes to renovations: kitchen, landscaping, master bath. But it’s the little details that can take a bite out of your time and budget. Read more






Natural Wonder: Master Bathroom Makeover Ideas


Bathroom remodelingDo It in Style


Can more than 2.5 million votes be wrong about what makes a beautiful master bathroom? That’s how many ballots were cast on the DIY Network’s site as part of the annual Blog Cabin contest, which awards one lucky viewer a revamped home — this year, overlooking lush Woodstock, NY (yes, that Woodstock). Read more






Designer’s Touch: Living Rooms


These design ideas from a professional will help make your living room the liveliest room in the home


By Shane Inman


San Antonio Home RemodelingIs your living room running out of life? Since this room is usually the largest space in your home, it’s the best spot to make the biggest statement of your own personal style. Try your hand at reviving and invigorating your living room using the ones below as inspiration. Read more





Small Bathroom Remodeling Tips


San Antonio Design RemodelerNot all bathrooms may be lavish places together with kenmore containers and 2 individual vanities. For many bath rooms, space are at a premium as well as slamming out there wall space is not a choice, however redesigning should be done. Small bathing room offers its very own issues, though the proper details, a little bathroom-remodeling undertaking may shine. Read more






Top Home Upgrades That Are In High Demand


San Antonio Design RemodelerMany existing homeowners choose summer time to spruce up their homes and make upgrades or improvements. While some home features, such as formal living rooms, have waned in popularity as of late, there are several common improvement projects that consumers still turn toward, to increase space and improve their real estate value. Read more






Expert Talk: Maynard Studios’ Masterful Railings


These steel stair railings are hand forged, and no two are alike. See how they’re made and how they take rooms from plain to breathtaking.


By Lawrence Karol


San Antonio Design RemodelerIt’s not easy to be discovered when you’re a craftsperson working in a small city in Kentucky. But after being in business for over 12 years, Maynard Studios is finally ready for the spotlight. Matthew and Karine Maynard create hand-crafted metalwork, and their individually designed, hand-forged stair railings are true works of art. Read more






Classic Library Design Ideas


Gather inspiration from some of our favorite pictures of libraries. Whether the style of your home is traditional, modern, or somewhere in between, we’ve got decor for everyone. Plus: How to Style a Bookcase in 5 Steps



San Antonio Design RemodelerHigh Gloss Library


Designer Todd Klein used high gloss paint colors in this New York apartment. The library’s high-gloss brown walls play up the grid pattern of the bookshelves, derived from a design by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Read more