Open plan, or open concept, homes make the most of every square foot. Without walls dividing the main functional spaces, they feel more airy and spacious – but that can also present a challenge when it comes to choosing flooring.
They don’t make laminate flooring like they used to – and thank goodness for that.
“Design options are endless with laminates, which do a great job of imitating the look of more expensive natural materials like hardwood, without the hefty price tag,” says Jeff Rock.
“I was inspired to become a designer because of my passion for the details that create the space and make a house a home,” says Chad, who brings a sharp eye for color and design plus over two decades of professional expertise to the Standard Paint & Flooring team.
When she first started in the industry in 2006, Katie got first-hand experience of cabinetry and tile installation by visiting job sites. This expertise enabled her to make better estimates for clients’ project designs and led to running her own kitchen and bath design company for four years before she joined Standard Paint & Flooring in 2017.
When it comes to serenity in your sleeping quarters, we’ll lay it down: the bedroom is meant to be a dreamy oasis; a calming and comfortable retreat; a relaxation station designed especially for you to unplug and power down.
As it turns out, the powder room was where one went to refresh their powdered wig and nose or to make a quick retreat from boorish conversation (yawn!). Typically, the powder room was a water closet near the formal entertaining room, making it convenient for guests needing a moment to themselves.
Maddie, who advises that one should never be afraid to go bold with their décor, says few things make her happier than putting together a harmonizing color palette that creates a “feeling” in a space.
“I grew up watching my mother design homes. Through that, I found that creating spaces reflecting the wants and needs of clients made everything worthwhile – to the point I wanted to do it as a career,” says Emily, who’s expanded her professional horizons through traveling as well as working as a designer for Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, a private firm, and now, Standard Paint.