What is the newest trend in kitchen design and Should I jump on board?
Today's kitchens are the heart and soul of the home. It is the family meeting place. It's the place where the spouses catch up. It's the place where the kids (actually) talk to you. Guests hover around the kitchen island. The kitchen is central to everyday living. Of all the places in the home, the kitchen consumes most of our waking moments.
Kitchen design is so popular that large industries cater to all parts of the kitchen from cabinets, to countertops, from lighting to appliances and smart home technology. Homeowners justify the expense as an investment in the re-sale value while also enjoying its daily use. There are so many types of kitchen design from old world to modern, from city chic to country cozy. What about cabinet material? Too many. Is there only one finish to the counters? Heck No. Smooth, seamless, straight edges. Hardware or no hardware? How much colour can one put in the kitchen? These are a few of the trends appearing in 2019.
The choices you make stem from your personality. Just like every family has a feel, so too do kitchens. If your home is a city, then the kitchen is city hall. It needs you to define its personality. This is the one room that requires your thoughts and attention. Good kitchen design is worth the investment. It's what sells homes and makes your home yours.
If you are looking for advice on your kitchen, then call The Graff Girls who have years of experience and observed complete kitchen makeovers. Cheryl and Samantha would be happy to share their expertise with you.
With Colder weather upon us if air is not circulating well in your home or condominium condensation will occur.
WHAT IS CONDENSATION?
The air contains moisture. The temperature of the air determines how much moisture it can hold, and warm air contains more moisture than cold air.
When warm, moist air comes into contact with either a surface or air that is colder than it is, the warm air is unable to retain the same amount of moisture as it did and the water is released either into the cold air or onto the colder surface, causing condensation to form, quickly followed by mould.
Here are some methods to prevent condensation inside your home:
1) Turn your bathroom fan on when showering and leave on for a few minutes when done
2) Turn on your exhaust fan when cooking
3) Open a balcony door or window slightly to provide fresh air into the home
4) Circulate air using a fan
5) Move plants away from windows as Plants release moisture
6) Run a dehumidifier
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