Is your Bathroom ready for the Holidays?

The Holiday Season is upon us! Most people think about getting their homes ready for the holiday season by bringing out the festive décor to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. As we clean for company, prepare the guest rooms for family visits, and begin the transfer of harvest cheer to Christmas joy, let us keep in…

Read More

Front Doors are the New Windows to the Soul!

With the beautiful fall and Halloween décor lining our yards and front doors we wanted to remind everyone the importance front doors. Our front doors have never been more important as they are today. Long are the days of stock doors used to keep people out, they are now equally important to invite them in!…

Read More

Curb less showers aren’t just for seniors anymore!

One of the standard requirements in ADA (American with Disabilities Act) bathrooms are lipless or curb less showers to accommodate wheelchairs/walkers for disabled, fall risk, or aging in place people but let’s not discriminate…. streamlined or linear drains are for everyone! The future of our bathroom design is linear drains. Linear shower drains or infinity…

Read More

Back to School Home Tips for Tuesday

Back to school is in full swing! Our new alarms went off, 1st day of school pictures were proudly taken of all the kiddos, lunches were packed and away they went! Now what? Besides the extra cup of coffee we may have enjoyed in peace this morning, there’s much to do. Carving out that important…

Read More

Homework, Kitchen Islands, and Stools !

Trending this Tuesday is study space! Tip for Tuesday; devote a space for homework on your kitchen island! What a week we have entering the last days of Summer in North Idaho! For Kootenai County, it’s the last week of summer before our children go back to school. We enter our Holiday Labor Day Weekend…

Read More

The Penny called & said, “Piece out Nickel”!

Nickel, chrome, stainless steel, cold, crisp, clean finishes are being phased out with enticing warm metals like copper, brass, bronze and golds. The coppers paved the way into our kitchens and now all are the warm metals are invited to the party!They are welcomed in our kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, and statement pieces throughout out our…

Read More

50 Shades of Beige

If color reflects one’s mood, what is the mood of our future interior design telling us? As we drive into the future wave goodbye to 50 shades of Grey (they will begin to appear in our rear view mirror), and Say hello to 50 shades of Beige as they are steering us into the future.…

Read More

Are Minimalists taking over the kitchen?

Don’t freak out but word on the street is the minimalists are taking over in the kitchen! What is trending in kitchen design, NO UPPER CABINETS! That’s right you Chefs and dish collectors say bye to those upper cabinets! New Construction and kitchen renovations have many new options for storage than traditional cabinetry and we love…

Read More

Stainless is dead

If you are in the middle of renovating your kitchen or plan to in the near future remember this, Stainless appliances are out! That’s right folks, no more fingerprints, no more streaking, no more stainless! A gal we follow for design trends, Amanda Gates, just returned from The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with…

Read More

3 Reasons why is it is time to sell your home in North Idaho

Hello and a warm welcome to you. We are Connected North Idaho at Windermere, a Family Real Estate business, working to serve you, (your business, families, and friends) in North Idaho. We relocated from southern California and decided on permanent residency 13 years ago. Being real estate investors and experts in our local market, we…

Read More