Now is the time to get creative. Add some pattern or sparkle, old with the new, or sustainability and durability to your remodeling project.
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Old or new? Try both. Get the industrial vintage look with modern-day technology. Kichler’s Colerne chandelier, a rustic wood and metal fixture with exposed bulbs, brings sophistication and nostalgia together above your dinner table. Available in three variations through Ferguson Enterprises, Wilson Lighting, Rensen House of Lights and Western Chandelier. kichler.com
Tiffany glass isn’t just for your lamps, now you can get the look in your kitchen or bath. Walker Zanger’s Chelsea art glass has the warmth of historical inspiration paired with the trendy, cool factor of glass tile. Go classic with Artisan field tile or jazz things up in Rhythm (shown). $30 per square foot. Available through RBS Tile & Stone. walkerzanger.com
Adding a prep or bar sink to your highly customized kitchen offers flexibility for getting help when you want an extra cook in your space and keeping them out of your way when you don’t. Rio Chico’s copper trough sink perfectly balances utility for the job and beauty for the party. $1,598. Available through Ferguson Enterprises, Kitchens & Baths by Briggs, Neenan Company, and Pyramid Pipe & Supply. nativetrails.net
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You don’t need to invest in closed cabinets for your storage needs. If you can keep your contents tidy, Swedish shelving units offer maximum capacity with ultimate accessibility. Configure your own set for the kitchen, pantry, bath or utility space. $8-$200. williams-sonoma.com
Opt for soft. Cork has always been forgiving underfoot and sustainable to boot, and now it offers real design opportunities. Globus Cork manufactures glue-down tiles in 25 shapes and sizes, as well as 40 colors, and options for customization. Made in the USA. $5-$8 per square foot. Order directly from corkfloor.com.
Quartzite is an up-and-comer in the countertop world, taking on granite and marble as an alternative choice in natural stone. It most often comes in whites, grays and browns, with recrystallized quartz pieces giving the slab some sparkle. Shown is Madreperola. Approximately $48 per square foot. Purchase through MS International. msistone.com
Don’t make the mistake of getting all the way through your remodeling project only to realize you didn’t budget for window coverings. Set aside cash for some fashionably functional bamboo roller shades from Chilewich and The Shade Store. Choose from 25 designs. Prices start at $154 for a 24” x 36” shade. chilewich.com