Seeds of Change
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Seeds of Change

By jordansflo26761441, Oct 23 2017 03:08PM

By now we all know why leaves change their colors in the Fall; it has to do with less daylight, which means plants aren't able to produce as much chlorophyll.

However, have you noticed that around this time of year you yourself start to crave change? Maybe you get a haircut, or rearrange the furniture in your home.

Well, it is National Kitchen and Bath Month, so get some inspiration from this post, and then give us a call to get your next project started, just in time for holiday get-togethers!

1. Reclaimed wood

Expect to see this trend everywhere from now until the end of time. Reclaimed wood, simply put, is high-quality wood that has been re-purposed from its original use. These original uses could be anything from barns to factories, retired ships, warehouses, etc. While using reclaimed wood won't necessarily "save the planet", it does decrease the demand for newly-harvested virgin wood from forests, and helps to protect the wildlife that depend on trees- be it squirrels feasting on acorns, or birds nesting high in the treetops. Other benefits to reclaimed wood include its stability, which means its able to be sawn into wider planks, less guilt when using exotic woods, and the amount of character and history it provides. You can check out a full list of benefits here.

2. Dark Paint

Move over, neutrals- there's a new sheriff in town. According to Taysha Murtagh's post entitled, "15 Trends You're About to See Everywhere This Fall", PPG Paints, Glideen Paints, and Olympic Paints & Stains have all announced "cozy shades of black" as their 2018 Color of the Year. The beauty of a dark wall is it allows your floor to take center stage. If black is too ominous for you, hues like chocolate brown and emerald green are also making a comeback. Not ready to crossover to the dark side yet? Try changing out accessories such as throw pillows and rugs. These are inexpensive enough that they can be changed out seasonally- or whenever the inspiration strikes!

3. Terra Cotta Tile

That's right baby, terra cotta's making a comeback! (But if you ask us, it never left). Compared to the current trend of subway tile, terra cotta is a great way to add warmth and character to your home.

If you want to see Murtagh's full list of trends, you can find it here. Otherwise, it's time to get to work!

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