MOMnationAZ Home Design Caravan!

MOMnationAZ had a fabulous day touring gorgeous model homes to get some DIY ideas for their homes! These are just a few of our favorite features.

APRON SINK

The kitchen sink is now often an architectural focal point. Today, concrete, stone and especially copper options are available, as upscale interpretations of the classic porcelain or fireclay model, adding a variety to enliven and differentiate today’s kitchen. The traditional farmhouse sink is generally a lot deeper than modern stainless steel under mount or top-mount sinks. More useful for washing large pots, big baking sheets and oven trays, and even barbecue grills — items you would generally struggle to wash in a typical sink.

Apron sinks can be purchased as low as $250!!

http://www.nativetrails.net/

GEOMETRIC BACKSPLASH

Backsplashes have double roles, practical reasons being splashes, spills, and cooking related incidents. It also allows to get creative with fun designs and colors.

When designing a more neutral kitchen the backsplash becomes a focal feature for the entire room. A geometric design generally keeps the simplicity while adding to the kitchen. Also note that backsplashes don’t necessarily have to stick out or be bold, they can blend with the feel of the kitchen bringing texture to it like Subway tiles for example.

These can also be used in a powder room floor, which is cool too!

Here are some cool options! https://www.wayfair.com/Backsplash-Tile-C1807337.html

 

ROCK WALL AND TEXTURE

Our FAVORITE!!

This truly is bringing accent walls to the next level adding all incredible textures

Wood is fairly cheap and easy to install if you have a great handy man!

http://www.stikwood.com is an amazing website with stick adhesive for textured walls!

There is also glass cloth, burlap cloth and then there is air stone.

According to AirStone the only tools you’ll need are a hacksaw for cutting and a putty knife for smearing the adhesive. It takes about ten boxes and three tubs of adhesive to complete a wall, which is 11.5 ft wide and 8 feet tall. Estimated at about $650 to do a whole wall. Also, AirStone is only sold at Lowes

GRAY CABINETS

GRAY IS THE NEW WHITE!

There are many shades of grey (possibly even 50)!

You can go super contemporary with lighter greys and also go dark grey to compliment a more rustic traditional feel in a home.

Because it’s a big decision, people are also opting for white AND grey cabinets or just doing an island.

 Check out this amazing step by step write up on how to do this yourself. http://theturquoisehome.com/the-average-diy-girls-guide-to-painting-cabinets/

ere is an amazing DIY gray cabinet transformation that one of our Mama's in our group did!

How do you truly get a perfect finish? The key to getting a smooth finish was thin coats of paint to avoid drips/streaks, and lightly sanding in between coats with a super fine grit sandpaper (most are even marked as “in between coats” in the hardware store).  It requires patience, which runs in short supply around here, but the end result is worth it. Gray cabinets also show less fingerprints from little ones! MOM WIN!

 

FREE STANDING TUBS

Spaciousness! All of that area around and beneath the tub makes the room look airy and larger than it is. Adding a tub with a claw foot is nostalgic. It can give a fun dash of vintage style to this bathroom.

You can add claw feet to an actual free standing tub to bring that vintage style. http://www.classicclawfoottubs.com/claw-feet--ball-and-claw.html

There are endless shapes and sizes and designs unlike your standard bathtub.

WAINSCOTING

Use trim to create your own wainscoting yourself! Check out this DIY!

https://www.lowes.com/projects/build-and-remodel/install-decorative-moulding/project

BASEBOARDS

Tall baseboards can add a subtle, but huge impression when sprucing up your home!

http://www.creeklinehouse.com/2014/01/beautiful-diy-baseboards-and-moldings.html

This link shows you how to make your current baseboards taller on a budget!

http://www.theidearoom.net/how-to-diy-taller-baseboards-with-existing/

 

We can't wait for the next Home Design Caravan! Check out MOMnationAZ.com for a list of upcoming events!

Posted on January 17, 2017 .