Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Top Trends for 2014: Comfort, Door Jamb Protection, and LED Recessed Lighting

Today we present you the final three of our top ten Trends for 2014. We will continue to watch for new concepts and innovations from our customers in the Caribbean and Bermuda and share with you the best ideas we find!

The Comforts of Home. For bathrooms and kitchens, many of our customers are moving toward a less modern but not quite traditional sensibility with a slant towards comfort.

 Protect Your Space. Protecting door jambs is an essential part of remodeling, moving, and even new construction. Ram Board’s Door Jamb Protection is heavy-duty, flexible, and re-usable. With no tape or adhesive necessary, Door Jamb Protectors install in seconds. Simply snap onto door jambs to protect those jambs from the dings, dents, and scratches that occur on construction and remodel jobs.

Smart LED Solutions. Bring the latest in recessed lighting technology, style, and efficiency to your home. Progress Lighting offers an LED recessed trim that fits in old incandescent cans so no need to replace. Just the decorative trim gets swapped out and it comes with an LED bulb already installed into the trim. Plus, these dimmable lights are damp location rated, so safe to use in a bathroom or porch ceiling.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Trends for 2014: The Color of the Year and Island Living

Leverage these new trends to add beauty and functionality to your home!

The Color of the Year. Pantone -- the world-renowned authority on color -- selected Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014. They said it "blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health." Here are just a couple ways to bring this beautiful bloom into your home.

Island Living. Selecting where to place your kitchen island doesn't have to be a long-term commitment. Shiloh Cabinetry offers several beautiful, well-crafted variable islands that complement your existing kitchen or add the finishing touch to a new space.

To see all of the Top Trends, visit our Top Trends Page.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Trends for 2014: Exterior Finishes, Glossy Tile and Textured Wood Flooring

As promised, here's three more great new trends for 2014. More to come next week!

 Outdoors Made Easy. Stain Blocking Paint & Primer delivers remarkable dirt and fade resistance for exterior application. Specialized polymers provide a tough, non-stick surface helping to prevent dirt adhesion, while cutting-edge UV protection technology delivers longer lasting color. The paint film is also able to resist rain as early as 60 minutes after application. Exterior finishes will look freshly painted longer, even under the most challenging weather conditions.

Go Big and Glossy.We're seeing a reemergence of glossy floor tile. Florida Tile has two great porcelain glossy floor products -- Time 2.0 and Grandeur. We're also seeing a move to large format tiles -- particularly on the walls. Many styles are made in large formats for use on both floor or wall often in 6 x 24, 12 x 24, 18 x 18 and 12 x 12 sizes.

Add Some Texture. Textured wood flooring products continue to rise in popularity and variety of offerings. Versini offers several handscraped products in a number of finishes, and they also have some nice reclaimed products like Lazio available. And, we're seeing alot of white walls with dark floors offering a stark contrast.

For more Top Trends, visit our Top Trends Page!