Cantilevered Stairs: Could This Be the Future of Staircases?

A marvelous example of minimalism in home design, cantilever stairs may be the emerging future of staircases.  Source: Houzz

A cantilever is “a long projecting beam or girder fixed at only one end, used chiefly in bridge construction.” Well, what is a stairway, if not a bridge between floors? Cantilevered stairs are almost like suspension bridges. There is usually no newel post, banister, spindle, base rail – or for that matter, sometimes there are no rails at all, in the … [Read more...]

Eight Cabinetry Trends for 2015

While there are obvious new and emerging trends, most cabinet styles are largely consistent.

Unlike Pantone’s Color of the Year (Marsala), cabinet styles can remain unchanging for years.  Here are some of the latest cabinetry trends for new home construction and remodeling: Floor-to-ceiling – Trending big-time in kitchens and here to stay, because they look great and maximize storage, making the heart of the home the most hardworking … [Read more...]

How to Properly Care for Hardwood Flooring

Here are several tips to help you better care for your hardwood flooring.

It’s important to make knowledgeable decisions about home construction or renovations, and there are several questions to ask before selecting your hardwood floors - one of which is about maintenance. One way to protect hardwood floors is to position mats outside/inside entrance doorways, and have a boot removal site to keep de-icing chemicals off … [Read more...]