At Remodelista, “spring refresh” is an oxymoron. See five of the editors’ favorite stylish (and budget-friendly) ideas to refresh the interior design of a home.
Stylish Hardware Hooks
Julie writes “our first post ever on the HGTV Fixer Upper phenoms Joanna and Chip Gaines: We recently spotted some nice-looking hardware at Target and were interested to learn the provenance (they’re from the Gaines’s Target line Hearth & Hand).” See more in this week’s Hardware post.
See Alexa’s favorite picks for sofas that do double duty as beds (at prices from high to low) in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.
Paper Composite Countertops
Made of paper (or wood-based fibers), natural pigments, and non-petroleum-based resins, paper composite kitchen countertops are low-maintenance, stain-resistant, and less expensive ($30 to $80 per square foot) than many other countertop materials. Are they right for your kitchen? See the pros and cons at Remodeling 101: Paper Composite Countertops for the Kitchen.
Writes Meredith: “We’ve covered mattress disrupters (see 14 Upstart Mattress Companies), bedding disrupters (see Luxury Linens for Less, Online Edition), and furniture disrupters (see 6 New Upstart Furniture Companies), so perhaps it was only a matter of time before the tabletop/kitchenware category was disrupted.” See more in 10 New Kitchen and Tabletop Disrupters.
Bright Blue on a Budget
“Peggy Wang, editorial director at Buzzfeed, worked with a friend, designer Keren Richter of White Arrow, to renovate her Ridgewood, Queens, row house. The two wanted something brighter, updated, and cost-efficient. The kitchen checks all the boxes: bright blue cabinets (Ikea with custom fronts) and modern appliances,” writes Alexa. See more in this week’s Steal This Look post.