Enhance Floors & More is moving into our new Design Center in late September. We will be bringing in some new product lines and thought we would begin introducing you to them now. First up is Masland Carpets. Masland Carpets and Rugs has long been a favorite of Interior Designers and decorators and is recognized as the styling leader and producer of new original products. Masland products exemplify originality, innovative construction and color treatment as well as lasting beauty.
Masland was founded in Pennsylvania in 1866 and still today boasts of its heritage as the leading and most fashion forward carpet manufacturer in the United States. Masland's manufacturing and distribution plants measure over one million square feet. The facility has state of the art technology insuring quality throughout the manufacturing process. Masland carpets aren't just floors; they are works of art!
You can sneak a peek at the beautiful Masland carpet styles on the Carpet Catalog on our website. If you fall in love with one and just can't wait to see it, let us know and we will get the sample in early for you.
Choosing The Right Cabinets and Countertops for Your Kitchen's Style
Many clients are telling us that they are beginning to think about remodeling their kitchen. The amount of options you have in designing your dream kitchen is enough to make your head explode. So, how can you make the decision a little more manageable? The easiest way to whittle down your options is by establishing and sticking to your budget. Once you've done that, you'll want to identify the design style you want to achieve. From there it's all about selecting the material that works best with each aesthetic and fits your budget. Some of todays most popular design concepts are:
Less is more: the contemporary kitchen.
When designing a contemporary kitchen the thing to remember is that it's all about simplicity. You'll want to consider shakercabinets for their sleek lines, multiple color options, and ability to pair well with nearly any type of hardware. Flat cabinets are also a nice option as they afford a simple, yet sophisticated look. As far as countertops are concerned, look at solid surface, concrete, stainless steel, or glass.
Anything goes: the eclectic kitchen.Built by combining elements from different time periods and different origins, eclectic design creates a unified look by fusing these styles. Which is to say, anything goes. When choosing cabinets, consider distressed, bead board, inset, or shaker style. Either work well with tile, butcher block, or laminate countertops. While eclectic can be harder to design, when done right it results in a wonderfully unique look.
Celebrating structure: the modern kitchen.
Not to be confused with contemporary design style, modern design refers to the style popularized from the 1920s through the 1950s. Most refer to the style as mid-century modern. If this is the look you're after, you'll want cabinets and countertops that create a sleek and simple look with strong lines. Consider flat cabinets with minimal hardware and laminate or solid surface countertops.
Keeping it classy: the traditional kitchen.
There's nothing trendy about a traditional kitchen. Classy and always in style, the traditional kitchen is all about celebrating craftsmanship and attention to detail. When looking at cabinets, focus your attention on shaker, inset, distressed, or thermofoil. Either option will look great when paired with granite, solid surface, marble, butcher block, or soapstone countertops.
The best of both styles: the transitional kitchen.
For many of us it can be hard to decide exactly what style we like best. If you're stuck between contemporary and traditional, transitional design is the style that would work best. Not surprisingly, transitional design is the go-to style for many homeowners as it offers the best of both traditional and contemporary design. Pair shaker cabinets with granite, quartz, laminate, or butcher block and you'll create a space that's clean and inviting.
At the end of the day, the best kitchen design is the design that works best for your tastes, your lifestyle, and your budget. And while it can feel like a daunting task, enlisting the help of a kitchen designer and a reputable kitchen contractor is one of the easiest ways to ensure that the kitchen you've always dreamed of is the kitchen that gets built. Enhance Floors & More is here to help you every step of the way!