Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Death Of The Chevron & 5 Other Home Trends

 Judging by how often these images, and ones like them, are flooding our Pinterest feeds - we're going to go ahead and call these the 6 home trends hitting homes near you by fall 2015! From paint trends to predicting the imminent death of the chevron, these "In" and "Out" predictions are very specific....And very controversial!
   You can see below there is one that we just DO NOT agree with. What do you think? Will be you be an early adapter of these latest home design trends?


In: Oversize Art
Out: Gallery Walls
Just as we were starting to perfect the Tetris-like picture placement of gallery walls, oversize art has become the wall statement du jour. Supersized paintings, blowup photographs, and gargantuan art of every sort are dominating huge swaths of walls to stunning effect.


In: Sleek Modern TubsOut: Vintage Claw-Foot Tubs
The freestanding tub still reigns supreme, but the romantic claw-foot look is being usurped by clean, single-slab models.
Source: Signature Hardware


In: Open Kitchen Shelving
Out: Kitchen Cabinets

Good news for those needing extra kitchen storage: open kitchen shelving is now a fashionable (and affordable) way to stash your dishes.
**AK Is Calling A Quick Death On This One: Cabinets Are Not Out, They Can Never Be "Out"! While Open Shelving Has It's Place, And May Be A Trendy Look Now... We NEED Cabinets To Store Our Not So Pretty Stuff, And Keep Our Kitchens From Feel Crazy Cluttered!**
Source HouseBeautiful Pin

In: Matte Brass HardwareOut: Polished Brass Hardware
This It material is starting to look more contemporary in kitchens and bathrooms in brushed and antique finishes. 
Source: Lesley Unruh via One Kings Lane


In: ShiboriOut: Chevron
Just as you were starting to OD on chevron stripes, artistic shibori prints entered the picture. The popularity of this tie-dye-esque look is growing rapidly, jumping from pillows and bedspreads to curtains and rugs.
Source: West Elm


In: Accent TrimOut: Accent Walls
The accent wall feels passé next to its trendy cousin, accent trim. Paint that white crown molding glossy black or whatever statement-making hue suits your fancy.Source: Brittany Ambridge for Domino

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

AK Awarded For Exceptional Customer Service

AK Complete Home Renovations Recognized among North America’s Best
Customer Service Leaders within the Residential Construction Industry

Marietta, Georgia, May 19 2015- AK Complete Home Renovations, has been awarded a 2015 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions.

AK was selected as one of the over 300 North American builders, remodelers, developers, and contractors recognized by GuildQuality for their superior delivery of customer care.

Over the past few months, GuildQuality reviewed numerous survey responses submitted by customers of Guildmaster candidates. In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers who would recommend and the percentage of customers who responded. AK Complete Home Renovations achieved a recommendation rate of greater than 90% from their customers, who were surveyed through GuildQuality.

“We are very proud to have been awarded with this great distinction for the fourth year! Great service is at the core of what we do for our clients; we're thrilled they feel we have fulfilled this goal and would recommend us to their friends and family.” Ed Cholfin, AK President

Remodelers, home builders, and real estate developers rely on GuildQuality's customer satisfaction surveying to monitor and improve the quality of service they deliver.For more on the 2015 Guildmaster Award and qualifications, visit www.guildquality.com/guildmaster/.