As we move into the New Year, home remodeling trends are quickly emerging! You don’t want to miss out on these top 2018 home remodeling trends, especially if a home upgrade is on your list of New Year’s resolutions.
Here’s a look at 2018 home remodeling trends that are here to stay!
Exposed Wood Beams
One home remodeling trend that’s quickly grabbing attention in 2018 is exposed ceiling beams. Whether you choose to go with a rustic, modern or more of a traditional style, wood ceiling beams add a nice level of detail and contrast to living spaces and bedrooms.
There is no doubt that “all-white” appeals to many homeowners looking to refresh their homes in 2018. Adding white to your home design visually creates more space, especially in the kitchen area. Not to mention white compliments almost any color of décor you choose to blend into your design.
Restoring Existing Surfaces
2018 is all about restoring existing fixtures. Transform outdated or damaged kitchen or bathroom fixtures into new, functional pieces with surface refinishing. Surface refinishing is a budget-friendly remodeling alternative to traditional replacement. The unique refinishing process repairs surface damage and restores the existing surface to like-new condition with over 30 designer colors to choose from!
Statement floors are becoming quite popular in home design today. Trending floor patterns in 2018 include gray plank flooring, herringbone-style hardwood and patterned ceramic tile. Check out the latest trends in tile design right here.
Interested in saving time and money upgrading your kitchen or bathroom? Miracle Method offers affordable remodeling alternatives over the cost, mess and hassle of replacement. Find out more today, by visiting our website or call Miracle Method at 855-212-7337 to schedule an appointment for a free estimate!
Get into the holiday spirit with a beautifully inspired Christmas kitchen! We’ve put together some of our favorite holiday decorating ideas for hosting Christmas in the kitchen. Tis the season to be fun and festive!
Light Up The Christmas Tree
Depending on how much space is available, place a small or large Christmas tree in the corner of your kitchen. The perfect touch to light up your kitchen for the holidays!
Hang A Fresh Wreath
Displaying a fresh wreath on windows or kitchen cabinets accented with seasonal ribbon is a simple way to spruce up your kitchen for the holidays.
Bring some holiday cheer into your kitchen by decorating with the colors of the season. Some popular holiday accent colors are the traditional reds and greens along with white and soft, baby blues. Check out holiday color combinations here.
Decorate your kitchen with holiday designed kitchen towels – kitchen towels are not only used for cleaning but are a nice added touch for the holiday season!
Let’s not forget about the kitchen table this season. Garland makes for a great centerpiece to decorate the kitchen table, especially if you’re hosting this year.
Get creative with your table setting this year. Pair together different patterns and color choices of napkins, plates, and a table runner. Try something new this season!
Decorating your kitchen for the holidays can be as easy as throwing greenery in a tin bucket. For more ideas on simple holiday décor using greenery, click here.
These fun and festive holiday decorating ideas will help you get ready for hosting family and friends this season. For more information on getting your kitchen ready for the holidays, call Miracle Method at 855-212-7337 or visit our website right here.
Hosting the holidays can be stressful, so we’ve put together a checklist of 10 things to do right before holiday guests arrive. Feel relaxed welcoming family and friends this season!
Light Up The Porch
Prepare for the arrival of family and friends by making sure your home is well lit and recognizable for guests. For starters, turn on those porch lights to help guests easily identify the house number. And be sure to spruce up your entrance with festive and fun holiday décor. Get into the holiday spirit this season!
Turn Up The Volume
Have your phone in reach and turn up the volume! This way guests can easily reach you by text or phone call in case they need directions or just want to give you a heads-up that they’re running a few minutes behind.
Tidy Up The Kitchen
The kitchen is the go-to place for cooking, gathering and lots and lots of entertaining. Throughout the night, clean as you go to keep your kitchen in order. With a tidy and neat kitchen, you’ll feel much more relaxed and will be able to enjoy the real meaning of the season!
Freshen Up The Bathroom
Before guests arrive, be sure to tidy up all the bathrooms. Stock up on toilet paper and wipe down the vanity, faucet handles, and mirrors. Your efforts certainly won’t go unnoticed!
Get into the holiday spirit this season with some Christmas tunes. Playing holiday themed music creates a welcoming ambiance for family and friends to enjoy. Tune in to the top 100 list right here.
Have Appetizers And Drinks Ready
Set out drinks and appetizers 30-45 minutes prior to the scheduled time guests are planning to arrive. This will help you keep family and friends who have arrived early entertained as you make any final preparations.
Stock The Medicine Cabinet
In case of emergency, stock up the medicine cabinet with common cold medicines, pain relievers and anti-acids. You never know if one of your guests may need to take something for a food allergy or just a common headache. It’s always best to prepared when having guests over for the holidays.
There’s no better way to end the night than watching holiday movies with family and friends. After all, the holiday season marks everyone’s favorite tradition of holiday movies. Check out the top ten Christmas movies of all time here.
Give Yourself Time
Often times guests arrive early for holiday gatherings, so be sure to set aside some time for yourself to freshen up. Scheduling time for yourself in advance gives you the opportunity to get ready without feeling rushed or stressed out. By making time for yourself, you will have a few extra minutes to relax and even enjoy a glass of wine!
Make Last Minute Touches
Last but not least, make any last minute touches before family and friends start to arrive. Light a few candles, set out appetizers and drinks, and get ready for some holiday fun!
We hope you enjoyed these last minute tips and tricks to help you get your home ready for the holiday season. For more information on beautiful upgrades from Miracle Method, or to schedule a free in-home consultation, please visit our website right here or call us at 855-212-7337.
Is your kitchen guest-ready for the holidays? With the holidays fast approaching, budgets and timelines are often tight for any type of home renovations taking place. For those who are planning on hosting the holidays, almost all focus goes into preparing food, updating décor and of course the heart of the home – the kitchen!
Don’t let embarrassing outdated kitchen countertops keep you from entertaining holiday guests this season. Now is the perfect time to get your kitchen ready for the holidays. By refinishing your existing countertops right in place, you’ll save time and money over traditional replacement methods.
Surface refinishing is an affordable alternative to removal and replacement that restores existing fixtures to look and feel like new again. Refinishing also allows you to avoid the mess and hassle of lengthy construction timelines, which is especially important during the holiday season. Tile backsplashes can also be repaired and refinished to look like new – creating a space where you feel confident and excited to invite guests over for the holidays!
Countertops are one of the most important elements of designing a kitchen and choosing the right color finish is often a difficult task. Miracle Method offers a variety of designer color choices, including Natural Accents® stone-look finishes – a multi-color finish that creates the appearance of real stone and granite at a fraction of the cost.
By choosing a refinishing company like Miracle Method, the leader in surface refinishing industry with over 35 years of experience, you can expect your project to be completed on-schedule and on-budget. …. and your newly refinished countertops will be durable, functional and yet beautiful again!
Entertain family and friends this with a beautifully upgraded kitchen from Miracle Method, call today for a free estimate at 855-212-7337 or visit our website right here.
Whether you are on a tight budget, or just prefer giving gifts from the heart, homemade gifts are always appreciated. The recipient knows that you spent your valuable time putting together a thoughtful gift straight from the heart. Here are five budget-friendly homemade holiday gift ideas to share with friends and family this year.
Decorated Cookie Canisters
Save your empty Pringles containers and repurpose them by wrapping and filling them with homemade holiday cookies. Simply wipe the inside of the canister with a damp cloth or paper towel, then cut a piece of wrapping paper or scrapbook paper to 10” x 9.5”. Next, wrap the paper around the can and secure both ends with double-sided tape. Decorate the wrapped canister with ribbon or bows and fill with homemade cookies. A sweet treat to share with family and friends!
Preheat oven to 200° F and cover a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper with cut flowers (cut the flowers right below the heads) and thin slices of citrus fruits or sprigs of rosemary, lavender or thyme. You can also add cinnamon sticks, cloves or allspice depending on your scent preference. Add 10-15 drops of essential oil to one tablespoon of water in a spray bottle and spritz the flowers, fruit and herbs. Place the cookie sheet in the oven and let the potpourri dry for at least 2 hours (flowers should be brittle, but not burnt.) Remove the pan from the oven and spritz one more time with the essential oil mixture. Place potpourri in a decorative jar tied with ribbon. For more ideas on making holiday potpourri, click here.
The winter can be very harsh on our skin. Using a sugar scrub can help keep skin feeling soft and looking smooth. Make a sugar scrub using natural ingredients. Fill a pretty jar with a locking lid and tie a wooden spoon with a ribbon around it for a pretty presentation to give to teachers, neighbors or colleagues at the office. Here are 21 homemade sugar scrub recipes.
1. Combine ½ cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy.
2. Add essential oil while continuing to stir. This is when you would add coloring, if desired.
3. Add more sugar until the formula reaches the desired consistency.
Jewelry or Cake Stand
Do you have a collection of single plates or teacups that are collecting dust? Rather than donating all of those dust collectors, make a jewelry stand to give as a thoughtful, unique gift. You can find great pieces at second-hand stores and flea markets and the beautiful thing is, they don’t have to come in a complete set! In this case, the more unique they are, the better.
Dress up a nice bottle of wine with this simple, yet elegant sweater sleeve. All you’ll need is an old sweater, a pair of scissors, a sewing machine and thread, some pretty ribbon and a marker. Complete the gift with one or two wine glasses and a bottle opener for a great hostess gift. Full the view tutorial on how to make these adorable wine sweater sleeves right here.
Homemade holiday gift ideas are a fun way to prepare for the holidays, but making sure your home is in tip top shape is an absolute essential for entertaining guests. For affordable kitchen and bathroom remodeling, visit our website here or call us at 855-212-7337.