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Kitchen Trends for 2019

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Design Trends, Insights | Tagged ,

   Move over grey – there’s a new tone in town. While, admittedly, smoky gunmetal hues aren’t exactly going the way of avocado green in kitchens, Markraft designer Amanda Fisher is forecasting warmer colors for 2019. “I think you’re going to see more people moving away from grey to beiges, clays, and taupes,” Amanda noted. […]

Customers are the ‘Core’ of Markraft’s Mission

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Insights | Tagged ,

These days, nearly every company has a mission statement – a concise explanation of purpose – that is supported by core values – a set of guiding principles aimed at achieving that purpose. But without buy-in from the top down, a mission and values are nothing more than words on paper. Actions speak much louder […]

Get Creative with Kitchen and Bath Designs

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Design Trends, Insights | Tagged ,

Remember avocado-green countertops? Harvest gold appliances? Pepto Bismol-pink bathroom walls? Fuzzy toilet seat covers? Like clothing, kitchen and bath designs routinely – and often, quickly – fall in and out of fashion. Rather than jump on the latest trend – and wind up stuck with mustard-yellow laminate floors – think outside the box to create […]

Stylish Storage Among Latest Bathroom Trends

September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Blog, Design Trends, Insights | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

   Uncluttered but visually appealing bathrooms top this year’s most popular home design trends because they combine the practicality of storage with the decorative possibilities of fine linens and accessories. Bringing the linen closet into the bathroom is great for those looking to build from scratch or remodel, says designer Rachel Jindra of Wilmington’s Markraft […]