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Rejuvenate Your Home – Create Attractive Looks With Affordable Customization Methods

Maria Charbonneaux notices the emergence of attractive home customizations completed on a budget. She observes wonderful kitchens created from inexpensive materials and supplies that have been mixed and matched to formulate a custom design. Cabinetry, trash pullouts and tables from affordable outlets like IKEA provide homeowners with the tools to transform their spaces.

New Trends in Affordable Yet Unique Materials for Countertops, Flooring and More

In addition to built-in kitchens, Charbonneaux sees design trends in using more affordable materials for countertops. Quartz is emerging as an alternative to granite. The cultured stone is available in a medley of textures and colors. Quartz never requires sealing and is more sturdy in resisting scratches, stains and heat.

Many bathroom owners are choosing to replace their traditional tubs with showers. The trend in universal design and increased availability of more affordable products, she believes, should compel more bathroom remodeling jobs featuring showers over bathtubs.

Flooring options embrace the trend toward budget materials as well. Homeowners are installing herringbone parquet designs for their hardwood floors. She speculates that the trend could grow with the use of other flooring patterns such as vinyl, laminate and synthetic wood.

Charbonneaux also remarks on some broader design and cultural trends, including her lack of enthusiasm for chevron color patterns and her appreciation for the blog Cape 27 and The Hunted Interior.  Access the full article here: http://www.bhg.com/blogs/better-homes-and-gardens-style-blog/2013/01/05/now-next-maria-charbonneaux/

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