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Four Home Renovations to Consider in 2022

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New year, new home improvement renovations! As we kick off 2022, you may be thinking of putting your home on the market and eager to boost its value — or maybe you’re just ready for an upgrade!

With so many changes in the past couple of years, many homeowners have been faced with the need for more space. Keep reading to learn more about the leading home renovation projects for the upcoming year, according to experts.

1.Update Your Bathroom

According to a study conducted by Zillow and Realm, bathroom remodels are the most popular project homeowners are looking to tackle. A Houzz 2021 bath trends report also states that sinks and faucets are the most popular bathroom upgrade.

Updating your vanity is one of the quickest ways to change the look of your bathroom without undertaking an entire remodel and it’s budget-friendly. Customize your vanity with marble countertops to really turn your bathroom into a spa-like oasis!

2. Add More Storage

Doesn’t it feel like we’re always looking for additional kitchen storage? Increased kitchen storage is an absolute necessity in 2022. In the last few years, butler pantries have established themselves as one of the must-have items in modern homes. Upgrade your current kitchen pantry to include custom countertops, shelves, and drawers to create a functional and well-organized space.

Kitchen islands also work best when designed to your specific needs. Consider including built-ins or cabinets that allow you to get the most storage! Pair it with a natural stone or quartz countertop from Onslow Stoneworks to maximize your kitchen’s functionality!

3. Modernize Your Kitchen Appliances

When searching for a new home, most prospective homeowners say that they would spend more on a house with updated appliances. The trick is to go for quality pieces instead of focusing on trends.

Kitchen appliance trends may come and go, like air fryers or stand mixers. Focus on investing in the big appliances — your stove, fridge, dishwasher, etc. — before you splurge on the fun stuff.

4. Upgrade Your Lighting

New lighting is a simple way to refresh your outdated space. Statement lighting that focuses on unique designs, shapes, and sizes is big for 2022. Look for interesting pendant lights, retro Edison bulbs, or even think about putting in a chandelier.

 

 

More Home Renovation Ideas

These ideas on how to update your bathroom, kitchen island, appliances, and lighting are sure to inspire you. Upgrade one area of your home or use all five tips and re-imagine your entire space.

Need help finding the right resources to make all of your renovation ideas come true? We’re here to connect you with everything you need — contact us today!

Designer Spotlight – Nancy Bradley

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We love seeing Onslow Stoneworks countertops featured in designer’s work that we are now featuring them! Introducing the first of many, our new blog series, Designer Spotlight’s! Each month we will feature a North Carolina interior designer and their work using our countertops! First up is Nancy Bradley from The Sum of Its Parts Designs! Check out her Q&A below.

“I love the selection at Onslow, it is one-stop shopping. We can easily pick out a countertop and add a sink and backsplash at the same time. This is important to clients who may have trouble visualizing a space. And the staff is very accommodating and patient. They strive to make the process as easy as possible.” – Nancy 

Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND: WHEN DID YOU DECIDE YOU WANTED TO BE A DESIGNER?

A: I studied art but fell into a retail career many years ago. My husband was a contractor in Tucson AZ and I would often help him with design plans. I did this for years part-time while working retail, gaining confidence with each project and taking design courses along the way. Right before we moved to New Bern we finished an eco-friendly renovation that included the kitchen and I was hooked, I loved every aspect of the project. After we moved I decided to open my own business and make interior design my career.

Q: WHAT STYLE DO YOU LIKE TO DESIGN THE MOST?

A: I love mid-century modern as well as Art Deco but when designing a space it is never about me, its all about finding a style that fits with the client’s home and life and collaborating to achieve the look they want. My biggest compliment was from a colleague that said, “all your designs look so different”, and that’s because all my clients have different styles and the design should be a reflection of them.

Q: WHAT PROJECT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

A: After Florence, I worked on a few flooded homes and there is nothing more gratifying than bringing a damaged home back to life and making it even better than it was before. I worked on a home in Trent Woods that was flooded, with clients who had never used a designer and the process was eye-opening for them. We took their home and redesigned it top to bottom and in the end, achieved a space that was perfect for their lifestyle and family.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT ONSLOW STONEWORKS CARRIES?

A: My favorites change constantly! Right now I am in love with Cambria Quartz in Bentley and I am dying to use that in a kitchen but it needs to be the right space. But granite will forever be a top choice for myself and my clients. There is something so special about a natural stone that never gets old, and being able to choose a slab and then work with Onslow to have it cut perfectly to accentuate the patterns and variations is a huge plus.

Q: WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING ON YOUR FREE TIME?

A: I am an artist at heart so when I actually have free time I enjoy painting and photography. 

Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PHOTOS YOU ARE ATTACHING, WHAT ONSLOW STONEWORKS PRODUCT IS FEATURED, STYLE, ETC.

A: These photos are of the Knowles home, we used LG Viatera Rococco quartz to achieve a timeless classic look!

A: The photos below are of the Clouser home, we used Bianco Romano granite which is perfect for their busy family.

Q: HOW CAN PEOPLE GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU IF THEY WOULD LIKE YOU TO DESIGN THEIR HOME?

A: I can be reached through my website at TheSumofItsPartsDesigns.com, by email at nancy@thesumofitspartsdesigns.com or by calling 520-591-3373.

We had so much fun chatting with Nancy from The Sum of Its Parts Designs and can’t wait to see what she designs next! Are you an Interior Designer in North Carolina who has used Onslow Stoneworks in one of your projects? Contact us to be featured!

Looking for countertops in North Carolina for your next design project? We service all of Eastern North Carolina including the following areas at our three showrooms:

New Bern | Morehead City | Jacksonville | Swansboro | Hampstead | Kinston | Goldsboro | Greenville