Ideas & Inspiration
May 25, 2023
There is nothing more joyful than cooking in a functional kitchen. A "functional kitchen" is an interior design style that emphasizes ease of use and practical flow compared to purely decorative or traditional kitchen design. Every element of a functional kitchen is shaped to make your cooking experience more enjoyable, and to make the kitchen more welcoming to residents.
Of course, that doesn't mean you have to be completely utilitarian. There are many stylish ways to makeover your functional kitchen so that you gain the joy of both easy cooking and a beautiful space.
May 18, 2023
Eating outside is one of life's essential joys during the summer. From family barbecues, relaxing desserts, and maybe even a wood-fired pizza oven on the back porch, there's something magical about the summer air that makes us want to enjoy our meals outdoors. We are all familiar with our indoor kitchens, but designing an outdoor kitchen for your home is one of the best ways to enhance your summer lifestyle.
Outdoor kitchens are one of the top home renovations right now for homeowners, and there's no wondering why! However, if this is your first outdoor kitchen, researching the essentials is the perfect place to start. Fossil Blu is happy to share everything we know about outdoor kitchen must-haves to help you get your outdoor space ready for summer fun.
May 11, 2023
A functional and organized pantry maximizes the kitchen space, making it easier to prepare meals by keeping the countertop clutter-free, especially when combined with a Fireclay Farmhouse sink. It's also easier to find items, track when ingredients are running out, and motivate you to cook more. Achieving such a pantry is challenging and requires much effort and planning for ultimate kitchen organization.
Fortunately, organizing the pantry for better storage space is possible. Here are some helpful pantry organization ideas to create a more functional and usable pantry that works for you and your family with a pantry makeover.
May 04, 2023
You may remember the traditional kitchen of your family in the past or have fallen in love with a traditional kitchen in a home you found. However, one downside of traditional kitchens is that they often lack the modern innovations introduced in the last 100 to 200 years of kitchen design. Fortunately, you don't have to give up your favorite kitchen look in order to modernize your kitchen.
Today, Fossil Blu is here to help homeowners explore modern ways to design a traditional kitchen for their kitchen remodel focused on ease-of-use and historical beauty at the same time.
April 27, 2023
House plants are a wonderful way to bring natural elements into your home with a splash of green and more fresh oxygen with every breath. From elephant ears and snake plants to the majestic fiddle leaf fig, tall house plants can be perfect for both indoor and outdoor planter gardens. These lovely potted pets have vivid green leaves and grow vertically without taking the shape of a bush or tree. The leaves make a lovely statement wherever a tall house plant is placed and add a touch of natural color to any room. Potted plants can be small enough to keep on a desk, but their preferred height makes them perfect for an accent or alcove space.
The right placement and care of a potted plant (or five) can help your home to feel fresh and uplifting as you design a beautiful space around your living centerpiece. It grows happily in a medium sized planter. The fluffy leaves can fill an entire corner of your room or grow to the ideal size for side tables and pedestal planters.
Of course, some of the most beautiful potted plants also "divas" when it comes to care. If you've noticed dropping leaves, that's your plant letting you know that it's sensitive to its growth environment. Today, we're here to share useful tips for both decorating with popular potted plants in your home to provide an eye-catching element of natural décor.
April 20, 2023
Every bedroom needs a stylish set of curtains. Your curtain style is not an opportunity to decorate, they also serve an important variety of purposes. Curtains provide your bedroom with privacy, they keep out the morning sun when you're not ready to wake up, and they can help you enjoy the glow of natural light in your room. Of course, the way you design your bedroom curtains will naturally shape your experience.
Your bedroom should be uniquely designed for you. It is the place where you should feel the most comfortable, and where your style can be reflected in every detail. At Fossil Blu, we love the freedom to personalize, to make every corner of your home into something special, whether you are hanging decorative curtains or choosing the perfect kitchen sink.
How can you create a stylish new look for your bedroom curtains? The perfect style can be created using layers and styles that you already know.
April 13, 2023
Home renovations are a way to customize, personalize, and increase the luxury of your home detail by detail. While most start with aesthetics like tile and paint, why not take a closer look at your home's plumbing? After all, plumbing can define the total quality of life in your home, from fast-warming sink taps to luxurious showers and baths.
With the latest technology extending to the bathroom and the kitchen, there are some amazing new plumbing trends taking the home renovation scene by storm in 2023. Let's take a closer look at the hottest plumbing trends this year and why homeowners are diving into Wi-Fi showers, deep sinks, and smart metering with a passion.
April 06, 2023
When designing your home office, everyone's priorities are a little different. This is because the work you do, your working style, and the lifestyle you build around working from home is unique to you. Some people want a home office with a napping couch, some want a treadmill instead. Some need extensive filing cabinet storage when they transition to working at home, and some set up their own kitchenette break room area.
One of the more common trends in home office design is to build yourself a "pod" or an everything-space so that you can disappear into your home office for long hours and still have everything you need. Whether you are tied to a demanding team effort or diving deep into an enjoyable project, building a home office pod can help you maintain your focus, privacy, and comfort during long home working hours.
Here at Fossil Blu, we are happy to see an increasing number of people expanding their ideas for home office renovation to include a plumbed sink to make either a kitchenette or workshop space complete. Today, we'd like to take you on a tour of recent home renovation trends that are focused on providing an everything-space to promote optimal productivity in optimal at-home comfort.
March 30, 2023
Most pieces of clothing are designed to be machine washable. But whether you have an extensive business wardrobe or just a few delicate garments, we all have at least one piece of clothing that says "Hand wash only" on the tag. This instruction used to be a lot more common, but many people today have never actually handwashed a garment.
One of the greatest benefits of owning a farmhouse sink is the ability to wash absolutely anything. You can rinse a turkey, bathe a baby, or you can prepare your deep basins to properly handwash all of your delicates at once. Now it’s time to figure out how you're supposed to handwash that nice blouse or stained silk tie that you just don't want to risk casually tossing in the wash.
March 23, 2023
Your master bedroom is not just the place where you sleep or get ready for each day. It's not just where you keep your clothes or where you scroll under the covers; it's your private sanctuary. Your inner sanctum. The design of your master bedroom should be entirely under your control and shaped to provide the ultimate relaxing space.
The 2020s are all about renovating for those little luxuries at home. Master bedroom trends this year include personal lighting, flashy master bedroom headboards, and cool DIY projects that make your space truly unique. You can paint the walls, install new floors, add an accent wall, or change the ensuite design. You can install new light fixtures such as a chandelier for elegant and versatile lighting and more outlets for a more high-tech gadget-filled lifestyle.
Let's dive into interior design trends for master bedroom essentials in 2023.
March 16, 2023
When you have an amazing sink, it can be tempting to use your drain for just about everything. A strong garbage disposal makes this doubly tempting, as it seems that special drain-grinder can take care of just about all your kitchen trash without hassle or the risk of rotting smell in your garbage.
However, as your plumber will tell you with great enthusiasm - there are some things that really shouldn't go down your drain no matter how efficiently your disposal or how wonderful your sink may be. As a team that specializes in sink design, Fossil Blu has had our fair share of drain experiences. You would be amazed what can get stuck, clog up, or even damage the drain lines below your sink.
Today, we're here to share a little expertise on how to get the most from the garbage disposal below your Farmhouse sink, and how to treat it right so that your disposal and drains don't run into trouble.
March 09, 2023
Are you tired of feeling like you're living in a concrete jungle? Want to bring a touch of nature into your home without sacrificing style? Look no further! Here are 8 easy and sustainable ways to infuse a little bit of the natural world into your home décor. From copper sinks to moss walls, these ideas will bring a natural and fresh feel to your home, while helping incorporate sustainable materials and designs.
So, put down that plastic fern, and let's get started on bringing some nature-inspired vibes into your home! Whether you're looking to create a cozy, rustic feel or want to add a touch of greenery to your home, these ideas will have you well on your way to creating a nature-inspired home that's both beautiful and sustainable.