Posted by: gilda
January 28, 2015 |
Chic on the Cheap has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Sarasota based interior design firm that’s focused on spending your design budget wisely was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Chic on the Cheap won “Best of Houzz” awards in both of these categories....
The Den…. One of the most used rooms in a home besides the Kitchen and Living Room can often get neglected and become a hodge podge of different furniture pieces and ways to use the space. In one of our recent projects, Winding Oaks, we had this as one of our challenges. The clients wanted it be a “Man Cave”/ Office/ Guest Bedroom. As you can see in the photos we were able to achieve all their needs and wants, by building custom cabinets to fit the space. The room had a recessed area, which prompted for the perfect spot to fill with cabinets. We had the tall end cabinets which were kitchen...
Small bathrooms can (and should) have BIG personality and this is one of many ways to accomplish that. By adding wood to the walls, warmth, texture and visual interest is achieved. Recently, we used wood in two different ways. In the first photo, we installed stained tongue and groove on all non-shower walls. This is a primary residence in the master bathroom- aka: responsible adults use this space! The natural material will stand the test of time and adds to the farmhouse chic feel we were going for. In the second photo, a condo at the beach, we opted for wood look...
Posted by: Mark Dalton
November 15, 2013 |
Well here we are again, midway through another renovation and want to give you an update!
Last time we spoke our master bath was literally, a hole in the wall. Well now we are all dry walled up and getting ready for tile. Now this bathroom is going to be in a white marble and really step up the look and feel of the unit, but that isn’t all we are doing.
With new floors going through the entire unit to create a cohesive flow and a custom 10’-0” white marble island in the kitchen. The overall goal of this unit will to be creating an elegant take on the traditional...
Looking for a fun way to make your space more interesting or editorial, well look no further than up!
One of our favorite elements as designers is to work with the ceiling of a space. You see, the ceiling typically offers just as much a blank canvas as the rest of the room, but no one touches the ceiling so you get to have all sorts of fun with it! You could tile the ceiling in a unique or fragile material, or even use wallpaper to accent the space on the ceiling. The possibilities are endless!
Check out one of our latest ceiling features. For this client,...
How many of you have struggled with finding that perfect sofa or other piece of furniture for a room? The options are endless and that alone can be daunting, whether or not you are getting a good deal, quality piece or something that will last is a whole other ball game. Here are some simple steps we take when deciding what is going to be the best for the client.
1) What function do you need the piece to serve? With this it is best to think about what exactly you want the furniture for. Are you someone who entertains and therefore needs a lot of seating? Are you a reader...
I wanted to give you all an update on our ugly duckling home. In just 4 short weeks we have completely transformed the kitchen, and the picture is worth a thousand words! Check out how the transformation has progressed in the images below.
One of my favorite part of projects is the attention to detail that gets taken into account. In this space we wanted to create a new kitchen that looked like it was always meant to be there. This space had a really great line to play on, with the space being wider that it was deep, we were able to create a corner/ galley style kitchen that...
Posted by: Mark Dalton
October 11, 2013 |
So the one thing we have come to notice is that here in Florida, there seems to be a trend, one that we can’t seem to grasp. Why do the majority of the homes we go into lack a backsplash. Now we get that not everyone is going to put in granite, and we understand that yes the appliances still work fine, and you “don’t mind” that they are that weird almond color, but a backsplash is a quintessential detail in a kitchen.
Now a backsplash is not a requirement, but it does serve a purpose. See, your kitchen is the most likely place that something will be spilled, splattered,...
I wanted to touch on the importance of having a critical eye when looking at a space. See, a critical eye will help determine the finished look of a space, and sometimes the critical eye is one that isn’t from you, or from a professional.
Take the image below for instance, now anytime we show this to clients we are working with they think that the space is completed and ready for living. This would be true if the owner of that space was into a minimalist look, however they are not and requested our help in finishing the space.
See, when we look at this space we notice...
Tonight I want to give you an update to one of our fastest projects yet! We have begun this project with the goal to be out by October 16th. Well the date is fast approaching and our guys have been working hard to stay on course. Check out how fast the floor has gone in!
We decided to replace the floor throughout the entire home, I know what you’re thinking, what kind of crazy designer gets rid of the beige grid and carpet! Well now throughout the entire home we have a drop dead gorgeous porcelain tile floor that looks like bamboo reads and is basically white. This floor...