Products We Love

Geoluxe is an alternative material option for your countertop. Available in 7 beautiful colors, Geoluxe is made out of 100% minerals and these minerals are melted into almost a liquid state and cooled. The best thing about Geoluxe is it’s not only great for interior application, but also exterior application.

We love products like AmericanClay, not only for its beauty, but for their values and being an environmentally conscious product. American Clay plaster is a great alternative for both commercial and residential wall coverings. It’s non toxic,has zero VOC, made in the USA, comes in a variety of beautiful colors, and is easy to install.


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Marmoleum – Spring Colors

Marmoluem comes in a wide array of colors from whites,browns, and blacks to orange and red. We want put a bit more focus on the bright colors that we think take some inspiration from nature. These greens, blues, yellows, and purples throughout the  collection will remind you of the grass below your feet, the water in a flowing river, and the flowers that are once again starting to bloom. So the next time your looking to make a change in your home, why not pull it from nature? It also helps that Marmoleum is made out of 100% natural materials.


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Countertops: Cambria

We did a few blogs back in regards to countertop finishes and the pros and cons of each of them. We are going to focus a bit more on Cambria quartz and the difference between honed and matte.

The main difference between a honed finish and Cambria’s matte finish is that a honed finish can be more susceptible to staining and scratching. During the honing process, tiny pours or holes open up in the slab making it easier for it to stain. For Cambria’s matte finish they polish the slab at a different level than they would for a polished slab so it doesn’t effect it being nonporous or any of the slabs performance abilities.

Learn more and check out the colors here.


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Eco Nurseries

If you are an expectant parent with a little one on the way, getting the nursery ready is one of the best and fun parts of the whole process. Since we are very focused on Eco-friendly and sustainable design, we love using cork flooring for not only for being comfortable and soft on your feet, but it is highly anti-microbial. Perfect for when the little one is crawling and walking around. We also love using clay plaster for a bit of texture and it’s a great activity for you and your partner to do together. Lastly, use bedding made out of organic material like cotton. In addition, here are some other key factors to make your baby’s nursery its own and an overall healthier environment.

Walls: Use paint that has NO VOC to avoid those harmful smells that are commonly found in paint.

Floors: Use flooring that contains low VOC and are clean air certified. Aside from cork, marmoluem and bamboo are great products for this. If you have a desire for wall to wall carpet, look for carpet that is Green Label Plus clean air certified brand. Other options are wool, sisal, hemp or jute which also make perfect area rugs.

Bedding & Window Treatments:Look for natural rubber and organic cotton mattresses, along with bedding and window treatments that are made with organic cotton, bamboo and untreated fabrics.


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Kitchen Organization

Organization is key whether you are doing a kitchen remodel or just want to update some aspects of your kitchen. Here are some fun little tricks to help you gain some additional organization in your life.

Spice Drawer insert – Have a lot of spices and can’t keep track of what cabinet they are in? Try adding in a spice drawer insert to keep them all in one designated area. It’s great to keep it close to your cook top for when you are prepping and cooking.

Blind Corner Units – Have a blind corner in your new kitchen layout and unsure of what to do? Try adding in a half moon Lazy Susan or a Wire basket unit that you can easily pull out. Both allow you to store items in those hard to reach corners and give you that additional storage.

Tray Divider – If you do a lot of baking this might benefit you more so. Having a tray divider allows you to take all your baking sheets and keep them in one designated spot. Not only making it easier for you to grab them, but also to keep them stacked nicely. No more having to bend down or reach high to grab that specific tray.

Like what you see? You can view more of these products at Charles McMurray’s website by clicking here . They have a wide range of different organization products not only for the kitchen but for the bathroom and laundry as well.


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Kitchen Hardware

So your kitchen remodel is almost complete – appliances are in, countertops are installed, and the cabinet doors are getting installed today. Did you forget something – how about your cabinet hardware?

While cabinet hardware may not seem like that big of a decision, its one of those smaller details that can complete the final look of your kitchen.  There’s quite a few things to consider when choosing hardware. Do you want knobs everywhere or pulls? How about a combo of both? What style do you want and what finish? – All of these will affect how the final look of your kitchen will be.

Deciding between a knob and a pull? That varies depending on personal preference, but typically you can see  knobs on cabinets doors and pulls on drawers. This gives a bit of a variation, but that’s not to say you can’t do knobs everywhere or pulls everywhere. This will also depend on the style of the kitchen.

The finish of the hardware can make or break the overall look. Do you want brushed or satin nickle, oil rubbed bronze, brush brass, or chrome? Of course depending on the look of the hardware may vary the finishes.

Let’s take a look at a few kitchens with knobs, pulls, and a mix. Let us know which is your favorite in the comments below!

Veiw all of Amerock Hardware here.


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Indoor Air Quality: Air Purifiers

Indoor Air Quality is very important for your health and well being. Pollen, dust, smog, exhaust, and pet hair are all things that are polluting our homes. Air purifiers can help deal with all of these pollutants. We’ve explored a few different options and these are the three best purifiers for 2018.

1.  Rabbit Air Minus A2 – offers a 6-stage air purification process, including Pre-Filter, Medium Filter, BioGS HEPA Filter, Carbon Filter, Customized Filter, and Ion Generator. You can also customize the front panel either by color or design. A nice little detail is also that it is wall mountable, easy for keeping it off the floor.

Rabbit Air Minus A2

2. Levoit Compact Air Purifier – this purifier offers a 3-stage Air Filtration System, including a True HEPA Filter, Activated Carbon Filter and a Pre-Filter. It’s a smaller size air purifying device that is not only idea for personal use at home, but also at work and for traveling. An additional perk is the built in nightlight with two settings. Since this is a compact model, they do offer a larger model available to cover more space.

Levoit Compact Air Purifier

3. Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Allergen Remover – the #1 brand recommended by allergist, this air purifier offers a powerful True HEPA Filter and a Carbon Filter to clean the air. This includes dust, allergens, smoke, and odors. It has a built in shut off timer with 2,4,and 8 hour intervals so you can leave it alone and not have to worry about it if you are leaving the house. 

Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Allergen Remover

What are your thoughts about air purifiers? Let us know in the comments below.


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Products We Love: 3form

We are a huge fan of using different materials in both residential and commercial design. One product we love is 3form for its wide array of colors, patterns, and installations, but we don’t just love them for these reasons. 3form as a whole is focused on sustainability and the planet.

They’ve made it a goal to continue to increase not only the recycled content in their products, but also stop sending manufacturing waste to landfills as well become carbon neutral. Along with containing high levels of recycled content, 3form is also Greenguard certified making it the ideal product.

Check out some of their products below and don’t forget to check out more here.


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Butcher Block – Pros & Cons

Butcher Block countertops have been around for many years and bring a classic look to any kitchen. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of having one installed in your kitchen.

Pros: 

  • Versatile – One of the great perks about having a butcher block countertop is the versatility that comes with it. Have a modern looking kitchen or a traditional one? Butcher Block is one of those materials that can work with pretty much any style kitchen.
  • Appearance –  There are many different styles of wood to choose from when picking a Butcher Block. It’s not just one style of wood or one style of finish. You can choose anything from bamboo to maple to red oak and anything in between. 
  • Warm – Unlike other countertop options, because Butcher Block is made out of wood not only does it give an overall warmer look to your kitchen, it’s also warm to the touch. Unlike other countertops that are colder to the touch like marble, granite, and quartz you won’t run into that issue with Butcher Block.
  • Working Surface – Unlike other coutertop’s that typically tell you not to cut directly on the surface of the material, Butcher Block allows you to do just that. It’s a great prepping surface and wood is easier on knives, allowing the edges of your knives to last longer.

Cons: 

  • Sealing – Since Butcher Block is made out of wood, it has to be sealed correctly. Due to its porous nature, you could run into issues with germs and water issues if it is not sealed correctly.
  • Water – As mentioned above, water can be woods number one enemy. If the counter is not properly sealed and then maintained with some form of mineral oil or other sealer you could run into problems if water sits on the surface too long. This is especially important if you have Butcher Block installed by the sink area.
  • Refinishing – Depending on how often you use a Butcher Block countertop, you may start to see some wear and tear. If that’s the case, you may have to reseal it or even sand it down  and reapply the finish. While it may not be that big of an to do every few years, it’s just another thing to think about.
  • Surface Damage – Due to Butcher Block being a surface that you could work directly on, you more often than not will start to notice scratches and dents. Some people may not like that overall look, so we recommend avoid using it as a working surface and use a cutting board to avoid this issue. Although in some cases, people find that this gives the overall countertop some character which they end up liking.

What are your thoughts on Butcher Block counters? Let us know in the comments!


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Carpet Pile Style

There are many different carpet styles & piles. What are the differences and how do you know which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at a few of the common one’s you will see typically in your home.

Level Loop – Simple loop with same heights and wears well due to tips of fabric not being exposed. Great for high traffic areas.

Multilevel Loop – Loops made of various heights, also known as a high-low loop. Texture helps hide wear and dirt. Great for high traffic areas.

Cut & Loop – Features both looped yarn and cut piles to create different patterns. Great for hiding wear and dirt and ideal for high traffic areas.

Level Cut & Loop – A combination of loop and cut piles of the same height. Can create different patterns  with different combinations. Ideal for high traffic areas.

Saxony – Individual strands that stand straight up and down.  This creates a cushioned, fuzzy surface.  Better for low traffic areas.

Cut Pile –  A cut loop, creating an upright pile.

Velvet Plush – Short, densely packed fibers that often give off a soft and smooth level surface. Better for low traffic areas.

Frieze –  Twisted and kinked strands, this causes more of a curl and erratic look across the whole surface.  Great for high traffic areas.

Shag  – Sames as the Frieze, the only difference is the pile is much longer to give that “shaggy” look

Now that you have a better understanding of what each carpet style is, which one is your favorite? Let us know!


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