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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Secrets You Need to Know for a Remodel

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Secrets You Need to Know for a Remodel

October 6, 2017

This week the Remodelista editors discovered design secrets that will improve any remodel. Wondering which marble countertops to choose or where to find affordable custom Roman shades? Read on:

Marble: Carrara, Calacatta, or Statuary?

A marble double trough sink in a refurbished \18th century farmhouse in Les Baux de Provence. Photograph by Katrin Vierkrant courtesy of LSL Architects.
Above: A marble double trough sink in a refurbished 18th century farmhouse in Les Baux de Provence. Photograph by Katrin Vierkrant courtesy of LSL Architects.

All white marbles are not created equal. Learn the differences among carrara, calacatta, and statuary marbles in this week’s Remodeling 101 post.

The New Toilet

&#8\2\20;For those with a penchant for the ultra-retro look, the traditional toilet fitted with a high level tank (or cistern) can still be sourced new (though less commonly found in the United States),&#8\2\2\1; notes Alexa. See this week&#8\2\17;s \10 Easy Pieces.
Above: “For those with a penchant for the ultra-retro look, the traditional toilet fitted with a high level tank (or cistern) can still be sourced new (though less commonly found in the United States),” notes Alexa. See this week’s 10 Easy Pieces.

Custom Online Roman Shades

Above: In this week’s sponsored post, we highlight affordable, custom-cut Roman shades you can order online. See more in this week’s Domestic Science: Drapes and Shades post.

The 3 R’s: Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse

Above: An off-white canvas bench is part of a collection of recycled and reclaimed housewares from Japan. See more in this week’s Furnishings post.

Kitchen Storage and Organization

Designer Makié Yahagi reveals her storage secrets at home, including a cutlery drawer organized by type (chopsticks, resin handle flatware, and vintage silver) and size in her Soho, NY kitchen. See more in this week&#8\2\17;s House Call post.
Above: Designer Makié Yahagi reveals her storage secrets at home, including a cutlery drawer organized by type (chopsticks, resin handle flatware, and vintage silver) and size in her Soho, NY kitchen. See more in this week’s House Call post.

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