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Kitchen Counter Decluttering

No matter how much counter space you have, whether it ranges from a small space by your sink to a long counter with an island, there never seems to be enough room for all your kitchen must haves. They seem to clutter up all the room sot hat when you actually want to cook something there's no space for...

The Top 5 Kitchen Trends 2017 Are Still Going Strong

The top kitchen trends 2017 are still going strong. So if you are considering a kitchen facelift, have confidence in these design choices. TREND 1: THE BLACK AND WHITE KITCHEN You read it here on Livinator earlier this year. Indeed, it has happened. We called the black and white kitchen a re-emerging trend.  TREND 2: LARGE FORMAT FLOOR TILES The list of top...

Waterfall Kitchen Countertops

Open kitchen with waterfall countertops
Waterfall kitchen countertops are a growing trend in interior design.  Made of sleek stone surfaces such as marble, granite and quartz as well as beautiful wood, the addition of a waterfall countertop in the kitchen creates a seamless profile that suits the modern aesthetic. Waterfall countertops add a refined look to the modern kitchen.  Often of beautiful stone such as granite, marble and...

How to Transform Your Home Using the Secrets of Good Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important design elements in our home. Not only does great lighting make doing everyday tasks easier, but it’s more flattering and can seriously transform your home. Instead of reaching for the convenient lamp or last-minute purchase, put some thought into the lighting in your home to really make it feel cozy and loved. Here...

Decorating with Blue and White

Cool, crisp, clean, fresh and time-honored is the appeal of blue and white.  Blue and white has long been a popular choice of color scheme for the home and exudes a charm all its own.  It is appropriate for any room in the house and falls right into the current blue trend.                 Left photo designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd...

4 Ways to Hide Your TV

You've saved up all your money in hopes of getting that 70 inch 3D plasma TV for your home. Now that you've finally gotten it, you realize that your living room window gives a clear view of your new TV from the street. Although you bought it to enjoy, you don't want to have a target for potential passer-bys...

The Enduring Style of the Traditional Kitchen

The traditional style kitchen has resisted trends to remain the classic example of enduring design in this most important of rooms.  The classic traditional kitchen keeps to its stylish function while maintaining elegance.  Quality wood cabinetry with elegant detailing, furniture-style elements, luxurious counter and flooring materials and classic lighting fixtures highlight the enduring style of the traditional kitchen. Beautiful cabinetry...

Space-saving Solutions for Small Homes

Good things come in small packages and your home is no exception.  Living large in a small space is all about utilizing every bit of space to the maximum.  Space-saving solutions for small homes begin with smart storage, a bit of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking thrown in for good measure.           A small space feels safe and comforting.  Instead of...

Improving Your Lifestyle With Open Plan Living

Open plan living is a modern style of interior design, which is also a lifestyle choice as well as a style decision. It is essentially opening up certain areas of the home and allowing them to be in one open space, with specific function areas as opposed to rooms. Open plan living is so popular because it opens up the...

The Timeless Appeal of Cool & Casual Khaki

khaki green kitchen
There is a timeless appeal to cool, casual khaki.  It is clean and sophisticated. It lends itself to understated neutral elegance. Conversely, you can pop colors against it in a vibrant display.  However you use it, khaki is diverse in its uses.  Therefore, this shade has remained popular for the last ten years. Khaki is beautiful in every area of...

Create Your Own Kitchen Herb Garden

Food without herbs and spices is plain. Fresh herbs add color, taste and a sensational aroma. On top of that, the fragrance of freshly cut herbs complements the the smell of freshly cooked goodies. According to star chef Curtis Stone, growing your own herbs has numerous benefits. Among them is the feeling of satisfaction and pride. “I like being...

Transform Your Kitchen with Color

Turquoise cabinets bring vibrant color to this contemporary kitchen
When you look at your kitchen, is one of the first things you notice a lack of color?  Do you crave a more vibrant palette in this vital room of your home?  Perhaps new cabinets, a colorful backsplash or bright bar stools are in order.  Let's look at some ways to transform your kitchen with color. Cabinets in rainbow colors explode...

The classic beauty of vintage kitchens

Don’t you just love vintage kitchens? There’s something so homey and unpretentious about them, that it leaves you no chose but to admire their classic beauty. If you have always dreamed of one of those, but you didn’t know how exactly to achieve such style, check out the next few essentials of the vintage kitchen and find out if...

6 Exciting Ways to Use Pantone’s Ultra Violet In Your Kitchen

Here are 6 exciting ways to use Pantone's Ultra Violet in your kitchen. If you haven't heard, Ultra Violet is Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year. It's a saturated violet shade that evokes a feeling of creativity and drama. We're no stranger to purple here at Livinator. In fact, I predicted this color would be a trend in my February,...

6 Items That Should Be on Your Home Bucket List

What's on your Home Bucket List?
We all make bucket lists in our mind about the places we want to see and the things we want to do before we leave this world.  Now let’s consider the home bucket list.  This is not about the chores and repairs needed.  This is a list of those things that we dream about related to our home.  Here...

Designing A Comfortable Kitchen Island For Easy Entertaning

kitchen island
Designing a comfortable kitchen island is a key for easy entertaining. Because you are able to cook as you entertain, the island is a great gathering spot. Also, your guests will feel at ease in this comfortable setting. Of course, this allows everyone to feel comfortable as they enjoy eating, drinking, and socializing. You can design a grand island. On...

Unique Ceiling Treatments for Your Home

When decorating the home, many people ignore the ceiling.  Think of the ceiling as an extension of the walls and give it a special treatment.  By using architectural elements, moldings, paint, fabric, wallpaper and tiles, a ceiling becomes an integral feature of a room. Fabric is a great way to create a special treatment for the ceiling.  Fabric can be...

Trend Alert – Mixed Cabinet Finishes in the Kitchen

Mixed cabinet stains in the kitchen
A major trend in kitchens this year is mixing cabinet colors.  This is a style that can give your kitchen an instant update.  Dark stained wood cabinetry mixed with white painted cabinets can be a strong contrast and give your kitchen a bold and interesting look.  Incorporating a red, blue or black painted island can give your kitchen a...