Youssef Fahmane

A master bathroom remodel can be a big project, and knowing where to start can be difficult for homeowners. You need to know what materials you’ll need to complete it and where to start making changes. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the common materials that come into play when remodeling a master bathroom, and where the most common changes occur in a master bathroom. There are several factors that will determine what materials you need for your remodel. The first is the condition of your bathroom. If it’s outdated, or if there are parts of it that need to be replaced, then those are some of the materials that will be necessary for this project.


To start, you’ll want to plan for ample storage.

If you can, have a plan that allows space to add a linen closet. It’s always a good idea to have one in your master bathroom. A place to store extra toiletries and towels assures you won’t have an awkward trip down the hall to find what you realized is out of stock too late. Medicine cabinets also provide a good amount of storage in lieu of having to bend down and dig through a lower cabinet. The mirror is very useful and gives another angle to help you with tasks like shaving or putting on makeup. Vanities are another versatile bathroom fixture that can be both stylish and offer ample space to put bathroom accessories.


Pay attention to plumbing

When doing any remodeling in your bathroom, the task of changing the plumbing is one that often comes up. Especially in older homes, there can be buildup in pipes that restrict waterflow or drainage. You also need to consider plumbing fixtures when planning a renovation. Faucets and fixtures are a good place to start in a master bath, followed by shower drainage opening up the possibility for new design trends like a curbless shower or wet room. All new porcelain in terms of your sink or toilet can give a cleaner look to your bathroom as well. InDesign has a team of plumbers that take away the stress of wondering what hidden problems your plumbing has and make a renovation seamlessly easy.


Bathroom Vanity

A good bathroom vanity is a big part of a beautiful master bath. Floating vanities are very hot in 2023, with open-shelved vanities being a close second, offering more storage as well. Vanity countertops should be considered too, with popular options being quartz, soft marble, and sinks with large basins. Stock vanities are common and provided by big name stores, whereas luxury vanities will be more flexible with the overall style of your bathroom and look great.



When it comes to changing your master bath flooring, you have options. Tile is a good choice for bathrooms because it’s durable, easy to clean, and can have a ton of detail. Porcelain tile is the most popular choice for remodeling projects, having the best qualities in terms of water resistance, cleanliness, and price. LVP is another popular choice for bathroom flooring, being waterproof and easy to install. LVP can have a faux tile or wood look depending on what you think will look better in your bathroom. LVP is very affordable and can impersonate wood or tile very effectively, which is why it’s a very common material in newer homes for both bathrooms and other spaces.


Tubs or shower enclosures (bathtubs)

A freestanding bathtub is a showstopper in any bathroom. These can be installed separate from the shower, or you can combine the two and have a statement piece that you get use out of every day. The hottest bathtub materials among our customers in the Alpharetta area are:

  • Stainless steel. This is a great choice for those who want to create an industrial and luxurious look in their bathroom. The tub is made of metal and can include brass look detailing. These tubs are handcrafted and sure to make your bathroom pop.
  • Copper. This tub has a full copper look with rose gold interior and beautiful gold claw feet. You’ll feel like you got transported back to the 12th century when you take a bath in this tub. The copper gives off a warm glow and is highly polished to give it the perfect look for your bathroom. This tub is perfect for those who want to create an old-world feel in their bathroom.


Renovating your shower means you have the opportunity to upgrade your shower curtain to an encasing glass. Glass shower doors accentuate a bathroom and can make the room seem larger. Shower tile is a material that is often outdated in older homes and a target for renovations in most of our Alpharetta jobs. Mold-guard drywall or installation systems such as Schluter products are required to be put behind new shower tile. Fortunately for installers, these systems are relatively easy to install and account for features like niches that most homeowners would like to install in a renovation. A common trend is having a mosaic strip of tile line the center of your shower wall, into a niche, connecting into and covering the shower floor. InDesign has two showrooms in the Alpharetta area where you can shop countless collections of mosaic tile for your bathroom renovation.


Once you know what materials you need, it’s time to start shopping. You can find these items at any InDesign location and have a team of designers ready to assist you in tackling your renovation. We also offer free consultations and full remodeling services, leaving you with the just the thrill of finally getting the master bathroom of your dreams. Give us a call or stop by to see how we can help you today.

Visit our flagship design showroom and a specialized interior designer can assist you! We service Johns Creek and all surrounding areas: Alpharetta, Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Vinings and more!

Youssef Fahmane

A new kitchen can be very exciting, and what makes it exciting for many homeowners is finally getting the appliances they dream of. It can be very disappointing to find that the high-end appliances you want have even higher prices. InDesign believes that luxury should be attainable in more than one price range, which is why we love doing business with a select few appliance brands. Zline, Forte and Ilve. Each brand has unique qualities that separate them from their competitors and features that will blow you away. If you’re looking to buy a new range, fridge or other kitchen appliance, here are some comparisons between our most favored brands.



One of the first things to consider when choosing a range is whether you want an electric or gas model. All 3 brands offer both as well as a “dual fuel” option. Another consideration is the makeup of these appliances; what do these ranges look like, and what do they offer? We’ll dissect that here.



You’ve likely never seen the color choices ILVE offers on a range before, ever. ILVE goes into immaculate detail on their appliances, letting you choose the dominant color of the range as well as the trim color. Make your range look steampunk with copper trim and any main color choice, go retro with a cream and chrome contrast, or create a conversation piece with a green range and gold trim. There are 10 color options to choose from along with 5 trims that you can mix and match to your heart’s desire. Ilve comes equipped with a full width warming drawer that captures heat from the oven, as well as an insulating oven door that can be removed and cleaned. They know how much you’ll love this, so they knew to add features to make it as easy to clean as possible. The oven is also encapsulated in a sealed cavity to keep moisture in and keep meats juicy. Made in Italy with prideful craftsmanship and quality materials, Ilve also boasts the highest green energy ratings in the industry, with the European EU rating scoring all ILVE ranges an A, the highest possible score.



Zline appliances are in hot demand currently, and it’s no secret as to why. Zline prides themselves on quality, with burners on every range being Italian made with the highest quality materials on the market. Their cooktops are made of heavy-duty polished porcelain, making cleaning as simple as swiping. Oven doors use triple-layer glass to trap all heat the oven produces, speeding up preheating times and keeping your kitchen cool. Zline ranges also have adjustable legs to let you move your appliance up to 2.5 inches higher to be in-line with your cabinets. The ZLine Autograph Edition lets you customize the look of your burners, dials, appliance handles, and appliance faces with interchangeable panels and parts to bring color into your kitchen with more than just your cabinets.



Forte ranges deliver harmony to homes that is especially noticeable to experienced cooks. Forte ranges have Reversible Cast Iron that addsversatility to your range with a reversible griddle/grill. Dense and durable, cast iron ensures a steady temperature that`s perfect for grilling on one side or cooking up some bacon on the other. Edge-To-Edge Continuous Grates provide seamless transition for heavy pots and pans from your oven to the counter. Easy GlideOven Racks make it easy to load or remove your cooking from the oven with ball bearing racks that slide in and out effortlessly. Forte uses a Multi-Functional Convection Oven thatdelivers up to 22k BTU for the best cooking results as well as a 10K BTU Oven Broiler that helps when cooking to give crisp exterior results while maintaining a soft, moist interior.



When looking for fridges, consider the size of the fridge you need, how many people you have in your household, how much food they eat, and the energy efficiency rating of the appliance.



ZLine fridges have extra-large storage with the lower half of the fridge containing two full width freezer drawers, leaving the upper half of your fridge equipped with French doors that have shelving lining the entire door, and wall-to-wall space inside. Zline fridges come with or without a water/ice dispenser, and a counter-depth design to employ flat modern doors that achieve a precise, built-in look for your kitchen. ZLine fridges have a temperature-controlled flex drawer that allows you to choose between 4 different temperatures to store any category of food. There is also a “super cool function” that lets you cool down items faster, say after a long day of running errands when you have groceries that spent a little more time than they should’ve in the car.



Want a Smeg style fridge for cheaper? Our pitch is done! Among their many options of fridges, Forte has a retro line of old-school cool fridges that offer up-to-date features such as no frost technology, meaning you don’t have to deal with ice build-up in your freezer. This tech keeps goods fresher for longer periods, eliminates ice and bacteria build-up, and avoids unpleasant odors. Forte also has standard 36-inch refrigerators with French doors, and 66-inch fridges for those who want an authentic chef’s kitchen, or hunters who want a garage fridge big enough for their hauls.




ZLine dishwashers are an excellent and affordable appliance option that brings an abundance of features other brands can’t compete with. Zline dishwashers are a European style dishwasher designed to be low-profile and have a top mounted control panel to keep a sleek, concealed look. Autographing your ZLine appliance allows you to change the color and design of your dishwasher as much as you’d like to adjust to the look of your kitchen. This dishwasher line also has an adjustable upper dishwasher rack, providing flexibility for you to load large dishes and pans up to 11 inches in height. ZLine uses sanitization technology that keeps water maintained at 156° F during wash cycles, eliminating bacteria and thoroughly cleaning your dishes. These dishwashers are proven to be more environmentally friendly than other leading brands too, being Energy Star certified with CEE Tier 1 rating, surpassing industry guidelines for water and energy efficiency by using advanced eco-wash technology.



Forte dishwashers hardly miss a beat when compared to our other appliance lines, which is yet another reason we love their work. Forte dishwashers use a Turbo Drying Fan System that spends less time drying by bringing in outside air to mix with the moist air after the final rinse dries every load completely. It can also clean up to 12 place settings per cycle. You have the option to use the delay cycle feature, setting your machine on a timer that runs on your schedule. Forte dishwashers also have a sanitizing setting that eliminates bacteria and enhances drying using high water temperatures. These dishwashers automatically measure the number of dishes in the cabinet and accordingly adjust water and electricity consumption to only what’s needed, earning it the Energy Star Qualified Badge. Thanks to this feature, there’s no longer any need to wait until a dishwasher is fully loaded!


Can I get these appliances in a bundled deal?

You sure can! InDesign showrooms are decked out with these exclusive brands, so you can see it for yourself before you buy. We offer many different bundle packages to help customers shop more easily and more affordably all in one place.

We hope that this guide has helped find an appliance you love. If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, it may be a wise consideration to shop replacements for your current appliances, and these brands have options that would be the highlight of your space. InDesign has a team of professionals that can help you with all your appliance and remodeling needs, give us a call today or stop by one of our showrooms to see how we can help you.

Visit our flagship design showroom and a specialized interior designer can assist you! We service Johns Creek and all surrounding areas: Alpharetta, Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Vinings and more!

Youssef Fahmane

Functionality is the single most important thing any kitchen needs to make your life easier. You may think you’ll need a big renovation or change where everything is located to achieve this, but that’s not true! These ten kitchen fixtures give you everything you need to create a beautiful and functional space. From prep stations for sinks to floating shelves, these ten items will help you get started on creating the perfect kitchen design that’s also easy to navigate.


Prep stations for sinks

Preparation stations are a great way to save space in your kitchen. They’re made of durable materials, can be cleaned easily, and are easy to use. Prep stations keep your mess in one place, too. You can wash your ingredients, chop them, and have the leftovers sitting in your sink ready for the garbage disposal or the trash when you’re done. Prep stations typically include a colander to let your food sit after rinsing, a cutting board, a drying rack for crockery in case the sink is dirty, and a strainer to catch food scraps you don’t want to go down the drain.


Cabinet organizers

Cabinet organizers are used to maximize the space for cabinets that contain the same or similar items. Cabinet organizers let you organize spices, utensils, cookware, or anything you might find in a kitchen more effectively. They can also hide your garbage bin in your cabinetry and makes cleaning more efficient. These organizers can come in cabinets, as drawers, sliders, shelves, and more. The type of organizer you choose will depend on the size of your drawer as well as whether it needs to be customized for a particular use.


Pet bowl pullout drawer

This is a great solution for the dog or cat owner who wants to keep their pets organized and give them a corner to go to. The drawer can be installed on a wall, or inside cabinets. It will save you time cleaning up after your pets, which makes it perfect for anyone whose furry friends are messy eaters.


A water filtration system


A water filtration system is a great way to ensure that your drinking water is clean, healthy and delicious. It filters out contaminants in your tap water that you may not even know exist. The best part? You can install them under the sink or directly on your kitchen faucet. Water filters remove chlorine, lead, heavy metals and other harmful substances from tap water before it reaches your glass or coffee pot. They’re also a good at preventing sediment buildup inside pipes which could cause clogs over time if left unchecked.


Farmhouse sinks

Farmhouse sinks are the perfect addition to any kitchen design. They have a large basin and are deep, so you can wash dishes without worrying about water splashing over the edge. Farmhouse sinks also add style to your home’s decor with their unique oversized shape that makes them stand out from other types of sinks. Farmhouse sinks come in several different styles: single or double bowl; undermount, with backsplash, decorative face, as well as different color options to choose from.


Under-cabinet lighting

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Under-cabinet lighting can be installed to highlight specific features or used for aesthetic purposes. LED strips are available in both flexible and rigid styles and can be cut to length, so they’re easy to install at any angle or location within a cabinet. They provide bright illumination and have an efficient low power consumption. They come in various colors that can be used as accents or highlights on your countertops or backsplash when installed underneath cabinets. Undermount lighting also offers a warm and easier lighting option for evenings and mornings, so you don’t have to rely on ultra bright overhead lighting all the time.


Pot fillers

Pot fillers are a great feature for any kitchen design, especially large ones. It can be very difficult on pasta night to bring a heavy pot of water all the way from your sink to your oven, and that’s not even factoring in pets or children getting under your feet. Pot fillers make cooking very convenient and can be used to fill any cookware with water without lifting it off the stovetop. Pot fillers also add beauty and style to any kitchen because they come in many different finishes, including brass, copper and stainless steel. If you have an appliance color scheme going on in your kitchen, a pot filler can add to the mix perfectly.


Floating shelves

Floating shelves are a great way to make your kitchen design open and airy, by taking up even less space than traditional cabinets. They can be used for display or storage, as they’re both aesthetically pleasing as well as offering plenty of room for your cookware or art. Floating shelves can fit in any style of kitchen, any size kitchen, and anywhere in a kitchen. They highlight your backsplash and can make your space feel larger by making the walls less busy.


A library ladder for reaching items in custom kitchens

Custom Service Hardware

The library ladder is a great and stylish way to reach items in the kitchen. It’s useful in custom kitchens where cabinets are higher than normal, or if you have other storage that needs to be accessed from above. The same functionality as ladders used in libraries, this fixture makes all your storage accessible with ease!


Full extension pantry drawers

When it comes to snacks and pantry food, you need shelving that can accommodate for a hefty grocery haul. Having pantry drawers that can slide out of the cabinet let you populate the entire drawer without having to take the front items out or dig through boxes to get to the back. Full extension drawers are great if you have kids, too. The few shelves they may be able to reach are more accommodating, meaning less mess, spills and drops. Win-win!


We hope that this list of kitchen fixtures has helped you get started on creating the most functional version of your kitchen. There are so many different options available, and it can be overwhelming to choose just one. Our team at InDesign can help with all your needs when it comes to shaking things up in your kitchen. See what our dedicated professionals can do for you today. If you have any questions about our kitchen fixtures or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 678-607-2935. We hope to hear from you soon!

Contact us or stop by today to see how close your look is to becoming reality. We service Alpharetta and all surrounding areas: Johns Creek, Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Vinings and more!

Youssef Fahmane

Kitchen sinks are an essential part of any kitchen, but it can be hard to find the right sink that fits your kitchen.  They come in different shapes, sizes, materials, and styles so picking one specific sink can be somewhat overhwleming. Let’s break the the most popular options down at a



Fireclay Kitchen Sinks

Fireclay kitchen sinks are made from a mixture of clay and glaze that is fired at high temperatures. These sinks are durable, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean. They are also resistant to stains and heat. Fireclay sinks are available in different styles and sizes, making them suitable for any kitchen.


Granite Kitchen Sinks

Although Granite Kitchen sinks have similar benefits to the Fireclay sink, it loses in the stain absorption department picking up stains more clearly than a Fireclay Kitchen sink would. It is also more susceptible to chipping or scratches, but considering it is a less expensive option, the granite sink is still a good bang for its buck.


Workstation Sinks

Workstation sinks are designed to make your kitchen work easier. These sinks come with

built-in accessories such as cutting boards, colanders, and drying racks. Workstation sinks are available in different materials such as stainless steel and composite.


Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

Stainless Steel kitchen sinks are a popular choice for many homeowners. These sinks have been around as a trusted option for many years and will still continue to do so. It’s price point typically falls somewhere between a Fireclay sink and Granite sink, but is also maintains the durability of the granite sink with the exception that the steel can scratch fairly easily when exposed to sharp objects such as knives. They also come in much more styles and shapes due to the popularity and affordability of them.


Farmhouse or Apron Front Kitchen Sinks

Farmhouse or apron front kitchen sinks are designed to be exposed in the front, with a large basin for washing dishes. These sinks are a popular choice for those who want a rustic or country-style kitchen. They come in different materials such as fireclay, stainless steel, and cast iron.


Double Bowl Kitchen Sinks

Double bowl kitchen sinks are designed with two separate bowls. These sinks are perfect for multitasking in the kitchen. You can use one bowl for washing dishes and the other for food preparation.


Single Bowl Kitchen Sinks

Single bowl kitchen sinks are designed with one large bowl. These sinks are perfect for small kitchens or for those who prefer a minimalist look. They are also easier to clean than double bowl sinks.


In conclusion, there are different types of kitchen sinks available in the market. When choosing a sink, consider the size of your kitchen, your lifestyle, and your budget. Whether you choose a fireclay, granite, workstation, or stainless steel sink, make sure it fits your needs and complements your kitchen’s style. Don’t forget to consider the apron front or farmhouse sink if you’re looking for a rustic look, and the workstation sink if you’re looking for added functionality.

Contact us or stop by today to see how close your look is to becoming reality. We service Alpharetta and all surrounding areas: Johns Creek, Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Vinings and more!

Youssef Fahmane

Outdoor kitchens can be a great addition to your yard or patio, but they’re not all created equal. To ensure yours is functional and enjoyable for years to come, it’s important to start with the right equipment and supplies. Here are five outdoor kitchen must-haves that will help get your outdoor cooking space started on the right foot:


Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands are a must-have for any outdoor kitchen, and they’re not just for food preparation. They can also be used as a dining table and bar area. If you want to add some storage space, an island is great for that too!


Flame center fire pit

There are many uses for a flame center fire pit. The first, and most obvious, is cooking. You can use it to make food on the grill or in a pan over the flames. It’s also great for heating things up if you’re out camping or at an outdoor event where there isn’t electricity available. Finally, it’s a great way to entertain guests by sitting around and telling stories while enjoying each others company!


Outdoor kitchen cabinets

Cabinet space is the most important feature of an outdoor kitchen. Without cabinets or drawers, you’ll have to store all your tools and supplies in cardboard boxes or plastic containers that can easily get soaked by rainwater or covered in dirt. Cabinets will keep everything organized and easy-to-reach as well as make cleanup much easier after cooking.


Outdoor kitchen countertop

As you begin to design your outdoor kitchen, there are a few things you should consider.

The first is what material you want to use for the countertop. The options are tempered glassstone or wood. We recommend choosing a material that will stand up well in harsh weather conditions and resist stains from food spills or grease splatters. Tempered glass is an excellent choice because it’s easy to clean and comes in many different styles such as granite look-alikes that offer the same durability as real granite without the weight issues associated with natural stone surfaces like slate tiles (which also tend not be suitable for outdoor use).

Concrete counters can also work well if you want something modern and industrial looking but still want something durable enough for everyday use by children or pets who may spill drinks on them occasionally! Composite materials like laminates offer another option where cost is concerned since these materials tend not cost much more than laminate flooring installed inside homes today – however this comes with some tradeoffs: composite products lack some qualities normally associated with natural materials such as granite slabs found inside kitchens throughout North America today (ease-of-care) so keep this in mind when deciding whether composite options would work best within any given situation before making any purchases based solely off price point alone!”


Grill cover

A grill cover is a must-have for any outdoor kitchen. It protects your grill from the elements, including rain, snow and sun damage. It also keeps animals off of your grills–and if you have dogs or cats that like to scratch at things like this, then they can be a lifesaver! A grill cover will also keep your grill looking new by preventing rust or corrosion from forming on its surface.


Wrapping It Up

?  Outdoor kitchen must have: Kitchen island. This is a great way to add space and functionality to your outdoor kitchen, especially if you’re working with limited square footage. You can use it for prep work or even as an additional eating area!

?  Outdoor kitchen must have: Flame center fire pit. The best part about this item is that it gives off warmth while adding ambiance to any outdoor area it’s placed in–the perfect addition for those chilly nights when you want to relax outside with friends or family members!

?  Outdoor kitchen must haves: Outdoor kitchen cabinets (or cabinets). These will help keep all of your supplies organized and easy-to-access when cooking outdoors; plus they’ll give off a rustic vibe that makes them look nice with other pieces from our list such as grills and countertops!

?  Grill covers are also important because they protect both grills from dust buildup over time, which could affect their performance if left uncovered long enough.”

We hope you enjoyed our list of outdoor kitchen must haves. We know that there are many more items out there that we didn’t mention, but these are some of the most popular choices among homeowners who want to create their own outdoor spaces. If you’re looking for more inspiration or just need help with planning your own backyard retreat, then be sure visit our website today!

Contact us or stop by today to see how close your look is to becoming reality. We service Alpharetta and all surrounding areas: Johns Creek, Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Vinings and more!

Youssef Fahmane

kitchen remodel

The kitchen is a hub for the household. It’s also one of the most expensive places to renovate in your house. That said, it doesn’t have to be! If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen but don’t know where to start, follow these trends to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck.


Open Concept Kitchens

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s no wonder that this room has been at the forefront of kitchen remodeling trends for decades. You might think that since kitchens have been around for so long, there wouldn’t be anything new or exciting about them anymore–but you’d be wrong! Kitchens are still evolving as we learn more about how people live and what they need in their daily lives.

Kitchen designers are always looking for ways to make cooking more accessible and enjoyable, by creating spacious layouts with tons of storage space. Open concept kitchens allow you to spend less time searching through drawers while trying to find utensils or pots & pans instead of actually cooking food (which is kind of important). Another popular trend involves adding skylights above your stovetop so you can see what you’re doing even when it’s dark outside!


Clearer separation between zones

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The kitchen is no longer considered a place where people just cook, eat and wash up. It’s also a social hub that connects the rest of your home. To make this happen, you need to separate your kitchen into zones:

?  Cooking zone

?  Dining zone

?  Living zone (the space where you relax)


Add a small pantry for convenience

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A small pantry is a great idea for any kitchen, but it’s especially ideal for those with limited space. A small pantry can be built into the wall or stand alone in a hallway. It can be on the left side of your kitchen or right–it doesn’t matter! Just make sure that you have enough room to store all of your favorite items without feeling overwhelmed by clutter.


Bigger islands for extra seating

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A larger island can be used for extra seating, storage and cooking space. If you’re looking to create a more open kitchen and dining room, this is a great way to do it.


Expanded eating areas

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You want to create a space that’s conducive to eating and socializing. A breakfast bar is a great way to do this, as it adds an additional surface in the kitchen where you can sit down with your family or friends while eating breakfast or having coffee each morning. If you have limited space in your kitchen, consider getting rid of one of your cabinets and replacing it with a large table (or two smaller ones) that can accommodate everyone who eats at home regularly.

You might also want to consider adding more seating options around your dining table–maybe some benches instead of chairs? This will allow everyone at the table more room for their legs and make them feel more comfortable when sitting down together for meals!


Picking the right cabinet style

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More people are going with traditional cabinetry styles instead of modern ones because they’re easier to clean, lower maintenance and last longer than trendy designs (which often look dated after just one year). Plus, they’re easier on your wallet since they don’t require many custom details like special hardware or moldings like some other types do!


If you’re planning to renovate your kitchen, these trends will help you make the most of your investment. They will also ensure that your kitchen remains relevant for years to come.

The best way to choose one is by looking at examples of what other people have done in this area. InDesign Kitchen and Bath has experience with kitchens in the Alpharetta area and can help you combine all the wants you have for your kitchen to bring it to reality.

We want our customers to know that we are here to help them create their dream kitchen! Come see us at any of our InDesign showroom locations to get quality service for all your remodeling needs.

Contact us or stop by today to see how close your look is to becoming reality. We service Alpharetta and all surrounding areas: Johns Creek, Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Vinings and more!

Youssef Fahmane

Summer is a time for relaxing and enjoying your backyard. Whether you’re hosting a barbeque dinner party or simply lounging on a deck chair, there are plenty of trends in 2023 that can help make your backyard a delightful place to be.


Organic Space

An organic garden is a great way to add color and texture to your yard. If you’re looking for something that’s simple, but with a little bit of flair, then this is the trend for you! Organic gardens are all about maximizing everything: maximizing color, maximizing texture and even maximizing space! You’ll want to make sure that each plant has its own space in the garden so it can grow as big as possible without being crowded out by other plants or eaten by bugs or critters. These natural gardens give the backyard a bright green look which brings life to the backyard.


Meandering Garden Pathways

Your garden should be more than just a place to look at plants. It should be an extension of your home, and every detail should reflect that. The most important element in creating an inviting space is the pathway itself–and this summer, we’re seeing a lot of meandering paths with curves that are slightly wider than average people.


Natural Stone Pathways

Stone paths are a great way to add natural beauty and style to your backyard. Moreover, if you combine the elegant stone pathways with the gardens, it creates a picture perfect scene right in your backyard! Get creative with different types of stone and experiment with what looks best in your backyard!


Plunge Pools

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Plunge pools are one of the hottest trends in backyard design. With the plunge pool, people are combining the benefits of a pool with that of a cold plunge, all while taking up less space. It can be set at different temperatures so if you want to sit in a nice hot tub for the night or even take a quick dip during the day, these new Plunge Pools are extremely versatile.

Our customers are the reason we do what we do, and we love helping answer tough questions homeowners have when deciding to do a remodel. We have a team of professional designers that can assist you with any and all aspects of exterior and interior design. Give us a call or stop by one of our locations to see how we can get you closer to your dream home. Come check us out in the Alpharetta area at 11130 State Bridge Road or call us at 678-607-2935.

Youssef Fahmane


Your bathroom is your place to get ornate. Choose flooring, accents, and shower material that excites you and shows off your immaculate style. Having been in the industry, InDesign sees firsthand that choosing product you want to represent that style can be hard, and we want to change that. We partnered with premier tile brands both in the Alpharetta area and abroad to give our customers styles that come from everywhere in the world. We also have a professional design servicing team that can help you with any consulting you may need on your bathroom ideas. We carefully gathered the best tile choices for bathrooms and discuss it in detail here.


Floor tile


Tile is the most popular choice among bathroom flooring options. It’s durable, easy to clean and comes in a variety of styles, colors, shapes, and sizes. Two popular styles right now are using large format tiles, 24×48 or larger, as well as using patterns like herringbone or chevron. Large format tiles cover more surface area, so you don’t see as many grout lines. Patterned tiling shows more grout but is very visually appealing, offering a work of art on your floors that makes you forget all the grout you’re seeing. The most common floor tile material is porcelain, and on occasion ceramic. Ceramic flooring isn’t too popular in bathrooms as it retains moisture more so than porcelain. Stone look is very common but is often just porcelain impersonating.

  • Ceramic–Ceramic is usually less expensive than porcelain or stone but may not be as durable over time if exposed to moisture often enough that it could break down over time; moisture can get trapped between and within this material causing damage down the road (and possibly mold growth). Sealing ceramic tile negates this effect, however it is an extra step that will take more time during bathroom renovation. Ceramic is more DIY-friendly, as you need only a tile cutter whereas porcelain requires a wet saw.
  • Porcelain–This material comes in both glazed and matte versions. Glazed or “polished” porcelain has a clean, glossy, almost reflective finish. Matte has more non-slip qualities and is more affordable. Porcelain is impermeable to water, denser than ceramic, and more durable. Porcelain also has more style options, with marble looks, stone looks, wood looks, where ceramic is more limited to a smaller number of patterns.

Wall Tile


Wall tile is a great way to add color and character to your bathroom. Much of the same material you use on your flooring can be carried up the wall too, adding elements to your bathroom that are not often seen. Accent walls are becoming increasingly common, typically using 12×24 or 24×48 tiles to highlight a bare wall in your bathroom or create a skirt around the perimeter of the room. Wall tile can be used behind mirrors too. If you have a vanity on a large wall with nothing but a mirror and a light, consider adding a feature wall that grabs your attention every time you enter the bathroom.


Shower Tile


Shower tile is arguably the most important part of your bathroom. It’s what everyone looks to change first when considering a bathroom remodel. This is for several reasons; one is that styles change so frequently that you can feel burnt out on a shower tile you originally liked after a few years, and two is that the shower is one of the most used spaces in any home, so discontent can grow fairly quickly if it’s not up to your standards, and rightfully so.

Acrylic, porcelain, and glass are local favorites to use for shower walls based on past renovations. Paneling is another option, and InDesign offers paneling in showers that have stone, gloss, subway, wavy, and shiplap styles. Glass can come in many patterns, including subway, arabesque, and picket, and can also incorporate other materials like metal or glass into its design. Acrylic normally comes in full format sheets like panels, and porcelain is available in large format tiles to keep lines to a minimum.


Mosaic Tile


Mosaic tile is the key to having a luxurious bathroom. Mosaic tile’s purpose is to accentuate the already beautiful tile you have anywhere in your bathroom. Put it on shower floors to have an eye catching and dependable surface to stand on, add a mosaic strip to your shower walls, or use it exactly how you would use a vibrant wall tile. Mosaics look gorgeous as flooring, too. Basketweave, hexagon, and pinwheel are just a few of the mosaic tile shapes with timeless looks that work in any house.


Tile has everything you need


When you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, there are countless ways to go with tile. All you need is to commit to a style. You can sprinkle it into your bathroom through just accent strips in your shower or go full bathroom renaissance and use it as wainscoting to skirt your walls. We discussed many tile options today, with porcelain making a case as the standout material of the bunch. Porcelain tile has become very popular for all the reasons we listed, plus its ability to be used anywhere, including outside. This is not to say other materials are inferior, as there’s pros and cons to using any material over porcelain. Browsing home improvement apps to get a taste of what you want changed in your bathroom is a great way to open yourself up to the possibilities of what your bathroom can be, and InDesign can help turn your idea book into reality with excellent designers and a team of professional craftsmen. Your bathroom is one of the most commonly used spaces in your house, you should love it every time you walk in.

Contact us or stop by today to see how close your look is to becoming reality. We service Alpharetta and all surrounding areas: Johns Creek, Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Vinings and more!

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basement is a great place to turn into an entertainment room, but you need to make sure you have all of the right elements in order. Here are some must-haves when it comes to your basement remodel.


Open floorplan


An open floorplan is a must have for entertaining, family gatherings and everyday living. Flow is very important and having your basement wide open encourages mingling and sharing space. Basements are typically relatively small rooms in comparison to the rest of your home, which makes the need for an open concept floorplan even more important. When hosting a gathering for any social occasion, nobody wants to walk through multiple rooms to find the bathroom, get refreshments, or entertain themselves during the commercial break. It’s a good idea to have the main television and couch in view of the entire basement, with private spaces being the only rooms shut off from the flow. Using certain colors, flooring, and windows also helps makes a space look larger if open concept still isn’t giving the look you want. InDesign offers free consultations and has a team of designers that can help you choose all the right materials for your renovation.


Kitchenette + bar


A kitchenette is a smaller version of a full kitchen, but it can still be used for cooking and entertaining. A standard kitchenette usually includes a sink, microwave, fridge and cabinetry. This is great for keeping snacks around for whomever accompanies the basement the most and keep unnecessary trips up and down the stairs every time you need something. A kitchenette is closely related to a standard wet bar, so it’s no secret as to why most basements have a combination of the two. Floating shelves in lieu of upper cabinets can save you money while offering a display for your drinks of choice, and a bar/kitchenette duo offers a gathering space when hosting parties.




A spare bedroom is a commodity you’ll wonder how you lived without. Whether it be relatives dropping in unannounced, having friends over and need a place for them to retreat to, or kids wanting to show their independence under your roof and having a floor to themselves, a basement bedroom ends up being utilized much more than you may think. You can even rent out this space as an income generator–and in Alpharetta’s market today, it’s almost a no brainer; there’s tenants lining up to choose from that can have this proximity to Atlanta and be in this job market. Airbnb offers all the same benefits with even shorter stays, and you won’t have to pay cleaning services after every visit– you’ll be right upstairs!


Full bathroom


A full bathroom is another must for every basement, it completes and offers convenience to everyone in the space. Guests can be at ease knowing they don’t have to go upstairs every time nature calls and you can spend more time enjoying your basement with this feature. If you’re planning on using your basement to make money in your home, having a full bathroom will make it easier for residents to keep their hygiene products like toothpaste and toilet paper. It can also be helpful when entertaining guests who may have children with them who need baths at night or in the morning before heading out.


Storage area


A storage area is an essential element in any home. The size of your storage area depends on how much you need to store, but no matter its size, it doesn’t need much to be an important part of your home. Many unfinished basements leave about a quarter or less of the space walled off to use as storage. You don’t even need to finish the walls of the storage area, as it’s almost always behind a door with no eyes and rare foot traffic. This saves you a considerable amount of time and money when considering a remodel.


Entertainment units


If you’re a golfer, or know someone who is, then a golf simulator is the perfect addition to any basement remodel. They can be fun for all ages! Golf simulators are a form of a video game that let you swing a ball at a screen and have graphics take the ball from the point of contact into the virtual reality, letting you play on an 18-hole course in the comfort of your home! Companies like Skytrak have brand new technology for lovers of the sport and provide an exciting way to spend time with friends and family while improving your game at the same time.


Movie theater


A movie theater is a great way to use space for entertaining and watching movies, especially if you have kids. If you don’t want to go all out with a full-sized projector and screen, consider getting a projector that can be mounted on the wall or ceiling instead. Theaters are also a great place to watch sports and show off your home theater equipment. If you are not a fan of the traditional theater experience, consider getting a home cinema system. These systems have surround sound and can even connect to your computer so you can play movies from there as well.


Home gym space


A home gym brings the luxury and comfort of what would otherwise be a constant gym membership into your home. Thanks to new technology, you don’t need to fill your entire basement with racks and mirrors to get a full workout in. Tonal home gym is a great way to stay fit and healthy and is also a safer option than traditional weightlifting equipment. Tonal equipment uses electromagnetic resistance as opposed to free weights to give you intense workouts with up to 200 pounds of resistance! These machines offer a variety of exercises and can fit comfortably in the size of a bedroom. This minimizes space needed for weight training and saves your basement more space for entertaining and leisure.


Not all must-haves are created equal, and how you design your basement will depend on how much space is available as well as what you want the intended use to be. You can work with a designer to create the perfect basement for you and your family. When choosing a basement design, it’s important to take into account how much space you have and what kind of activities you want your family to enjoy down there.

The best way to choose one is by looking at examples of what other people have done in this area. InDesign has experience with basements in the Alpharetta area and can help you combine all the wants you have for your basement to bring it to reality.

We want our customers to know that we are here to help them create their dream basement! Come see us at any of our InDesign showroom locations to get quality service for all your remodeling needs.

Contact us or stop by today to see how close your look is to becoming reality. We service Alpharetta and all surrounding areas: Johns Creek, Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Vinings and more!

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Choosing a new sink can be a very exciting but daunting adventure. There are so many choices available that finding the right one can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. InDesign saw this problem amongst our customers and decided to gather a select group of sink brands to do business with based on the craftsmanship, rarity, and relevance we feel their products possess. Here we’ll discuss considerations we think are important to keep in mind before choosing a new sink, as well as features that we love about our vendors.


What to consider?

1. Get measurements. Measure the length, width, and height of your available sink area to see what you’re able to work with.

2. Figure out your style and material. We have access to top mount, undermount, double basin, single basin, farmhouse, drainboard, prep sink, virtually any style available. Our brands also offer sinks in popular materials like stainless steel, fireclay, porcelain, and cast iron.

3. Assess your countertop and decide if you want a lip on your sink or if you want an undermounted bowl. Some kitchens need the extra countertop space on their island or main countertop and can’t afford to lose it to a sink lip.


Which brand is best for my kitchen sink?

While our brands do offer the best of traditional options for different types of sinks, they’re far from typical in terms of style and material. Thompson Traders has many types of styles that work with any kitchen. They include colors like aged copper, semi-satin brass, nickel, and matte black. They also have a “tailor-made” category, letting you design a sink of any size, dimension, or shape and they bring it to life in a finish you love.

Bocchi is another select brand InDesign carries, with sink styles and colors that are incredibly popular with our Alpharetta customers. Fireclay sinks are their most popular as of late, a material that is 100% organic and recycled material used by the best craftsmen for centuries. Fireclay is melded and hardened under 2000°F temperatures, creating the most durable material used in today’s kitchens. Dealing with extreme heat coming from pots and pans is no problem at all. Due to their special glaze coating fused into the fireclay body, these sinks are non-porous with a uniform, scratch, and stain resistant surface. Bocchi also makes granite sinks crafted in Italy that are anti-bacterial, odor neutralizing, as well as impact and scratch proof. Our Johns creek showroom has an assortment of different sinks that we dubbed the “Alpharetta Collection”, a display highlighting all of the different finishes and sizes customers in our area have been raving about.


Island sinks

Island sinks are gaining popularity quickly in southern homes. Typically used as for prep or aesthetic, island sinks often have a filtration system to get access to cleaner water for washing vegetables or freshening up before dinner, letting your main kitchen sink be an active workstation during cooking. Because of this, trends for what sinks styles to choose tend to differ with islands. Our customers are infatuated with Thompson Trader sinks, as the ornate finishes they come in give a vibrant pop of color to any kitchen. Aged copper and satin brass are among the many red-hot finishes currently. These look like stolen artifacts from different eras, and they present all the charm and glamour you’d expect in your home.


Bathroom Sinks

Bathroom sink styles differ slightly from kitchens and elsewhere. Most prefer an undermount sink with a smaller bowl, however everyone’s style is different, and going with a lipped bathroom sink is certainly not out of the ordinary. Thompson Traders bathroom sinks collection includes freestanding and vessel mount sinks, meaning both the inside and outside of the bowl are intended to be seen and decorated. If you love bold styles that will make a statement in your bathroom, these sinks are for you. You won’t find a mixture of look, finish, and quality anywhere else on the market. If you prefer a more traditional looking sink in your bathroom, then Bocchi has options tailored more towards your style. Bocchi bathroom sinks still have pedestal and vessel styles as well as their undermount options, and the fireclay material looks like porcelain. These sinks show flair with alluring lines and rounded edges rather than color or shape.


Bar sinks

A bar sink can be the most ornate object in your home as well as the most utilitarian. Fortunately, we have options for both. Large sinks are not commonly used for bars, as their typical purpose is to solely provide a station to cut, mix and get messy. Average width for sinks in this category is around 15?. Bocchi has workstations sinks with interior edges to let a cutting board sit firmly over the sink while you work. There is a colander option too, if you’re ever bartender for the night and need a place to keep rinsed garnishes like limes or fruit wedges.

Many of our Alpharetta Collection options for bar sinks are sinks with a lipped edge. This detailing catches eyes of customers when they see it displayed, as the skirt gives a glimpse of the gorgeous finish your sink possesses and complementing countertops well.


For anyone looking to replace their sink, we hope that this article has helped you figure out what type of sink is best for your kitchenbathroom, or bar area. These sinks are trending higher as of late, and it’s no secret as to why. They’re handcrafted, look beautiful, and last longer than store-bought brands. There are so many choices available today, it can seem overwhelming when trying to decide what would work best in your bathroom or kitchen. We want our customers to know that we are here to help them find the perfect piece at an affordable price! Come see us at any of our InDesign showroom locations to get quality service for all your remodeling needs.

Contact us or stop by today to see how close your look is to becoming reality. We service Alpharetta and all surrounding areas: Johns Creek, Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Vinings and more!