Category: Interiors

Design Essentials for the Perfect Country Kitchen

Design Essentials for the Perfect Country Kitchen

Country kitchens are one of the most cherished decorating styles in American homes—exuding a laid-back charm that gives guests the idea to pull up a chair and stay a while. More than any single design element, country kitchens are a sum of many parts. There are several flavors of the country kitchen style to pull […]

The Wall/Weng Home

2018 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

A kitchen remodel is a great way to increase the value of your home and the usefulness of the space. If you’re planning to start your remodel this year or just a few simple upgrades to freshen up your kitchen, you’ll want to know what’s hot and what’s not. While some kitchen trends change quickly, […]

Bath

9 Designer Tips to Maximize Small Bathroom Design

1. Establish a focal point. “Keep color, pattern, materials simple,” says Duggan. “Do not load up with details, but do introduce one element that is bold or intricate, such as an elaborate mirror or pendant fixture, to create a focal point. As well, original artwork can have a huge impact in a small space.” 2. […]

small kitchen design

12 Kitchen Trends That Will Take Over in 2018

In the realm of remodeling, kitchens are king! Cooking space upgrades are the projects homeowners most hope to take on in the coming year, having usurped bathroom redos according to the National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index. While there’s a vast array of choice on the market now, designers and contractors do have […]

What It Takes to ‘Age in Place’

Would you like to be able to live in your current home for the rest of your life? With the older baby boomers now in their 70s, it’s a possibility more and more Americans are exploring. A recent AARP study found that “90 percent of people age 65 and over would prefer to stay in […]

15 Clever Uses for the Space Under the Stairs

15 Clever Uses for the Space Under the Stairs

Creative solutions, ranging from sneaky storage to an extra bathroom, tackle the home’s trickiest triangle. By Marie Proeller Hueston   Stealthy Storage Every home can use more storage. Fortunately, the often-neglected space beneath a staircase provides an ideal spot for built-in drawers and cabinets. This stylish example of under stair storage demonstrates the important role […]

What Could a Mudroom Do for Your Home?

What Could a Mudroom Do for Your Home?

New Englanders are known for being practical, so it’s fitting that mudrooms seem to be growing in popularity around here. We don’t have any hard statistics to back up this statement. But at Custom, we’re seeing a definite bump in inquiries from homeowners who value the functionality of a well-built mudroom. If your home is […]

Vintage Bathroom Features That Never Go Out of Style

12 Vintage Bathroom Features That Never Go Out of Style

From stately claw-foot tubs to sumptuous furnishings, bygone bathroom amenities from decades—or even centuries—past are winning over modern-day homeowners and making a comeback in residential bathrooms around the country. By Manasa Reddigari Claw-Foot Tub A popular accent in 19th century bathrooms, the claw-foot tub continues to make a splash today, valued for its classic silhouette, […]

Festive Ideas for Every Corner of the House

Holiday Decorating Ideas for Every Room

Deck the halls, walls, and tables with boughs of holly, wreaths, and the decorating ideas we’ve gathered together to make your holiday bright! By Marie Proeller Hueston   A Warm Welcome Transforming a plain wreath into a welcoming work of art is one of the joys of the holiday season. This year, look beyond traditional […]

Remodeling

Remodeling for Resale: 3 Tarnished Trends to Avoid

At times it’s necessary to walk a fine line when remodeling. On the one hand, you want to give your house distinct appeal, but on the other hand, you should avoid making your residence so idiosyncratic (or so plain-vanilla) that it won’t appeal to potential buyers. Here are three strategies to help you stay ahead […]

Things That Make Any House Feel Old and Outdated

11 Things That Make Any House Feel Old and Outdated

Some home design features from the past have a charm that makes them feel historic or vintage. Others? They haven’t quite stood the test of time. A trend that was so ubiquitous in one particular era that it instantly dates your home can be a flag to friends (or future homeowners, if you’re thinking about […]