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5 Completed Room Designs to Inspire Your Next Project

September 13, 2016



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Installed new custom cabinetry around the fireplace, along with a new circular custom rug, stone flooring, recest lighting, paint, furniture and accessories.

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This homeowner has an affinity for modern art and incorporates it into the look and feel of his home through clear vision and small details.

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By redesigning the layout, this homeowner was able to expand the bathroom. The new rain shower, beautiful tile and increased size gave them the luxurious feel they were looking for.

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A beautiful backsplash adds a unique touch of color to this elegant beachfront kitchen.

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A young couple expecting their first child was in desperate need of updating their 70’s style area. Their designer was able to give them a brand new built-in workstation that can dual function as a buffet/server area.

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5 Tasty Summer Kitchen Recipes You’ll Love

June 29, 2016

Have you completed your summer kitchen project?  If so, it’s time to fire up the grill, wipe down the counters and show off your beautiful new outdoor space.  Here are a few recipes perfect for hosting summer get togethers.

#1 Low Country Broil Packets:KC0212_Low-Country-Boil-Packet_s4x3_jpg_rend_sni12col_landscape.jpg


  • 8 shell-on jumbo shrimp, deveined
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
  • 6 small red skin potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 links andouille sausage (about 8 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 16 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 2 ears corn, cut into 1-inch wheels
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 8 rounds
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • Grilled crusty bread, for serving


  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  • Toss the shrimp with the seafood seasoning. Place two 12-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil per packet (8 sheets total for 4 packets) on a flat surface. Divide the ingredients among the 4 packets, layering in the potato slices, sausage slices, shrimp, clams, corn wheels, butter, lemon rounds and scallions. Fold up the ends of the foil and seal into packets.
  • Place the packets on the grill, cover and cook until the clams open and the potatoes and shrimp are cooked, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with grilled crusty bread.


Total Time:30 min Prep:10 min  Cook:20 min

Yield:4 servings Level:Easy

#2 Watermelon Cosmo Punch

  • 3 cups vodka
  • 3 cups watermelon puree
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • Hollowed-out watermelon, for serving, optional
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Pour the vodka, watermelon puree, lime juice and Simple Syrup into a pitcher. Add to a punch bowl or a hollowed-out watermelon. Serve in punch glasses over ice and garnished with mint.

Simple Syrup:

  • Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Yield: 1 1/2 cups


Total Time:25 min Prep:5 min  Inactive:15 min  Cook:5 min

Yield:8 to 10 servings Level:EasyKC0212_Watermelon-Cosmo-Punch_s4x3_jpg_rend_sni12col_landscape.jpg


#3 Savory Grilled VeggiesEI1C03_Grilled-Vegetables_s4x3_jpg_rend_sni12col_landscape.jpg

  • 3 red bell peppers, seeded and halved
  • 3 yellow squash (about 1 pound total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • 3 zucchini (about 12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • 3 Japanese eggplant (12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • 12 cremini mushrooms
  • 1 bunch (1-pound) asparagus, trimmed
  • 12 green onions, roots cut off
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush the vegetables with 1/4 cup of the oil to coat lightly. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper. Working in batches, grill the vegetables until tender and lightly charred all over, about 8 to 10 minutes for the bell peppers; 7 minutes for the yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms; 4 minutes for the asparagus and green onions. Arrange the vegetables on a platter. The key to getting those great grill marks is to not shift the vegetables too frequently once they’ve been placed on the hot grill.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, parsley, basil, and rosemary in a small bowl to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the herb mixture over the vegetables. Serve the vegetables, warm or at room temperature.


Total Time:40 min Prep:15 min  Cook:25 min

Yield:6 servings Level:Easy

 #4 California BLT with Garlic-Dill Mayo

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2 tbsp. chopped dill
  • 8 slices multigrain bread, toasted
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • green leaf lettuce
  • 2 avocados, sliced 1/4″ thicklandscape-1466107028-california-blt-with-dill-mayol1.jpg
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Place bacon in a single layer. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl mix together mayonnaise, garlic, and dill.
  3. Toast bread and spread spoonful of garlic-dill mayo on one side of each piece. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper and divide slices between 4 pieces of bread. Top tomato with green leaf lettuce, avocado, and 2 pieces of bacon (broken into pieces to fit inside the sandwich). Top each with remaining pieces of bread and serve.

Total Time: 25 min Prep: 5 min

Level: Easy  Yield:  4 servings

#5 Grilled Shrimp Taco Bowllandscape-1463694185-grilled-shrimp-taco-bowll1.jpg


  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 c. chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 c. plain yogurt
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 c. shredded red cabbage
  • 2 romaine hearts, finely chopped
  • 2 avocados, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In the bowl of a food processor add 2 chopped scallions, cilantro, yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, vinegar, lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; pulse until combined. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a small skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add tortilla strips in batches and shallow fry until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Fry remaining tortilla strips, adding more oil as needed.
  3. Heat a grill or a grill pan over high heat; oil the grill grate. In a medium mixing bowl, season shrimp with salt and pepper; drizzle with olive oil and massage. When grill pan is hot place shrimp in an even single layer. Cook for 2 minutes on each side and transfer to plate.
  4. Mix red cabbage and romaine together. Divide greens, avocado, tortilla strips and shrimp into 4 large bowls. Drizzle with cilantro yogurt dressing and sprinkle with remaining scallions and crushed red pepper flakes.

Total Time: 25 min Prep: 5 min

Level: Easy  Yield:  4 servings

*recipes courtesy food network and delish

Top Tips: Designing Your Summer Kitchen

May 10, 2016

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. A place where family and friends gather to mingle and linger sharing laughs, conversations and memories. Consider the thought of expanding that space into the beautiful outdoors and creating moments to remember during those everlasting summer days.  What would be your ideal summer kitchen?  Here are a few tips to reflect on pergola with granite and brick paverswhen designing your new outdoor space.

Location Evaluation

Your summer kitchen location should be easily accessible to your indoor kitchen. This allows for a closer relationship to in-home utilities and prep area.  A smaller set of utilities may also be desired, if so, plan your location in an area where proper underground lines can be laid or hardwiring can be placed.

Purposeful Precincts

Reflect on how each space poses a purposeful role and works together based on their zone. Hot zones are your grills, cook tops and pizza ovens.  Your wet zone would be the sink and surrounding countertop. Refrigerators, freezers and other cold storage spaces would be your cold zone.  In addition, you have a dry zone.  This is counter space used for food prep, plus cabinetry and storage space not dedicated to supporting any of the other three functioning zones.

Aesthetically Appealing

To compliment your new project, granite is not only a beautiful choice for your summer outdoor kitchen_wood look tile slatskitchen, but is also practical as a bar top and/or counter space. Stacked stone accents are an attractive tribute to the outdoors and offer a wide-variety of elevations to choose from. You can also add wood-look tile as a wrap around or focal wall.  Incorporate an island where family and guests can relax on one side, and the grill master can heat up taste buds on the other.

Whether you are looking to start from scratch or improve the summer kitchen already in place, draw your loved ones closer together by creating a space where laughs, conversations and memories are made.


His & Her Bathroom Design: Secrets Revealed

March 2, 2016

In every great relationship there are little points of conflict which you mostly just agree to disagree on. Designing you’re master bathroom is no different. Should there be a separate shower and tub?  Is it OK to splurge on the floor and sacrifice the rainfall shower head? At least you can agree on the dual vanity.

Separate the Space

There are several ways to give you both your space within the same room. Try installing two shower heads in an oversized shower so you don’t get in each other’s way in the course of your morning rituals. Include recessed storage in the tile design below each shower head for individual storage.

Consider a dual sided vanity in the center of the room with his sink and mirror on one side and hers on the other. For a classic wall-lining vanity, place a seating area or storage in between the two sinks.

Increase the Storage

Sharing the storage space can be problematic and overcrowded. Neither one of you like digging through the mystery drawer of speed stick and tweezers to find one Q-tip. More storage allows you both to have what you need without revealing each other’s beautification secrets.

image7Install ample closed storage like closets, drawers and cabinets to keep clutter to a minimum and organization to the max. Generous counter space offers room for jointly used items that are thoughtfully organized and easily accessed by both of you.

Heat Things Up

While fireplaces have traditionally been found in living rooms, dens and occasionally bedrooms, the idea of soaking in the bathtub while a cozy fire glows nearby is gaining popularity. Adding a fireplace focal point in your master bath is perfect for relaxing and doubles as a great resale feature.  Designing can be fun too when selecting from beautiful tile mosaics, marble or a stacked stone finishes. masterbath fireplace

Whether you have lots of space to work with or a smaller scale, the little details make the difference in providing a bathroom that you’ll both appreciate no matter what you’ve agreed to disagree on.

10 Ways to Master Your Mudroom

February 15, 2016

MUDD ROOM BUILT IN STORAGE.jpgThe mudroom is the transition between coming and going. It can also be a chaotic catch-all without proper storage and the place that outside dirt congregates. The design process is worthy of careful thought so it can handle the demands of your family. This practical space gives you the ability to also hide clutter when guests drop by so your messier side of living isn’t left at the front door.b35e7184838f9177e7267735355dd7d9

Design a family-functional space. If you want your family to use the mudroom to its full extent, make it easy to use.

  • By creating an open space, rather than a closet, you make it less apt for folks to toss things in and close the door verses putting items where they go.
  • Use hooks rather than traditional rods and hangers. A hook is easier to use, especially for kids.
  • Install floor to ceiling cabinetry to enclose items that are put away for more permanent stowing.

Use easy-to-clean materials. By its very definition, this room is going to get dirty. It helps to use materials that clean up easily and have stellar resilience.

  • Cover the floors with a tasteful yet ultra-durable tile that can stand up to heavy use. You could even consider installing a drain in the center of the floor for easy mopping/drainage.
  • Consider using tile on the walls also. The variety of wall tile is expansive and offers something that’s practical but also visually appealing.mudroom-design-ideas

Include a bench. From taking off shoes to dropping a bag of groceries, a bench is a must-have for the mudroom.

  • Combine the bench area with cubbies for personalized storage space.
  • Use some of the space under the bench for out-of-the-way storage with baskets or pull-out drawers.

mudd room_officeCombine the mudroom with other types of rooms. The mudroom can take on many purposes. Why not let the space do more than one thing?

  •  Consider the efficiency of a laundry/mudroom built right off the garage or rear entryway.
  • Can’t make up your mind between a small workspace and mudroom…why not combine the two? Adding a work station for homework, paying bills or shopping online can offer just what you need without taking up more space in larger living areas.
  • Include a space for “mans best friend”! This is the perfect place to include a built in wash station for the family pet or an out of the way space for the food and water bowl. mudd room_pets

Not only will a well thought-out mudroom keep everything in its place, it will also give you peace of mind. You’ll be able to find things when you need them; keep the kids & pet stuff in one place instead of spread out all over the house and have a space where “messy” meets easy clean-up.

Bathroom Design With Safety In Mind

January 13, 2016

The bathroom can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house. Anyone can slip and fall in the wet conditions of the bathroom. That’s why when it comes to safety & accessibility, designing for personal welfare isn’t just for seniors, it’s multi-generational. Attractive designs that blend well with standard bathroom amenities are available and look better than you may think. Whether you prefer a sleek, minimal look or favor traditional, you can provide safety without forgoing style.

  • Create point-of-use features like storage right where it is needed—drawers where makeup is applied. Pull-outs in lower cabinets allow for easier access when storing towels and other personal items.
  • Grab bars are helpful when needing to get up and down as well as bracing a fall.  Stylish pieces that match your other hardware are available, creating a uniform look across your space.
  • Walk-in showers keep entering and exiting less hazardous by omitting the threshold.20150908_102251-L
  • Tiled bench seating in the shower makes it much easier for seated bathing & adds a spa-like feature to your project.
  • Installing a removable showerhead can be used by anyone of any height, seated or standing.  In combination with the bench seating in place, this transforms your bathroom into an easy-to-use space.
  • Wide-rimmed bathtubs that users can sit on to get into and out of the bathtub are becoming more popular and aesthetically pleasing.

Picture7When in the design phase of your bathroom, consider how each part of your layout is important.

Ask yourself; is there enough room to comfortably navigate the space without bumping into anything? Is the shower entrance wide enough for all users? Designing your bathroom for safety doesn’t mean you are limited to stark, cold & uninviting. You can create a look that is both sophisticated plus increase safety for every phase of life.



Installation- What to know

June 10, 2014

Now more than ever homeowners are seeing beautiful remodels on television shows, Pinterest , Houzz and other media outlets that are propelling them to make a remodel of their own.  Shopping for wholesale flooring and cabinet materials is one part of the process while installation is another.
For instance, a lot of homeowners are drawn to rectified tiles and want the tile floors with “zero grout lines”. Most installers need a little bit of a grout line to set the tile and most homeowners, once they have spoken to a qualified installer, understand. However, it is important to note that a very thin grout line is a laborious process and will increase the installation cost for the homeowner. The installer must be sure he is working on a very level surface and must make sure he is choosing tiles at the same height. They also need to be very careful on how much grout and/or adhesive is used to achieve the look of virtually no grout lines.
Another example would be laying a hardwood floor on a diagonal. This can actually require more hardwood material than a traditional vertical installation. Homeowners should be open with their installer during their initial measurement on how exactly they want their floors laid so as to avoid extra costs and miscommunications.
Other items that could add to homeowners installation costs when working with a qualified flooring installer are:
• Removal of materials—who will take the old carpet, tile or hardwood?
• Furniture relocation & removal—moving an entire room is usually an extra cost and moving extremely heavy and difficult furniture (like pianos & breakfronts) need to be spelled out prior to installation.
• Closets—some closets are located beyond the room getting the work and through a bathroom. Be sure to notify the installer all the rooms that need product and installation.
• Transitions from room to room—the right transition pieces should be purchased prior to installation.
• Any additional materials that may be needed: tack strips & carpet pad (sold in rolls) or setting and finishing materials or moisture guards. A good installer will give you an itemized list of what materials will be needed to complete the project.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this article and hoped you enjoyed it. If you’d like more information on laminates, hardwoods, bamboo, carpet, tile, natural stone, vinyl, cork or any other types of flooring, please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at

There’s an App for That- Home Improvement!

April 22, 2014

Yes there are many apps that can help trade professionals to make the project easier.  Here are a few:

  • Home Interior Layout Designer- Mark On Call– This mobile application is a room planning tool that will give you ideas and guide you. Great for designers as it allows you to take pictures of your flooring choices (as well as fabric and furniture) and insert them into your floor plans.
  • MagicPlan- Need a floor plan?  Take your iPhone or your iPad and snap a picture of your room and it will measure and draw you a floor plan.  It will even mark door and window openings.
  • Handyman Calculator- This Android app will calculate materials and time spent on your project.  It is a construction calculator that allows customization to help you figure out how much of a product you will need to complete your project.
  • ColorSnap– This app is from the folks at Sherwin-Williams and is good on iOS, Android or Blackberry smartphones.  Use this app to match colors, create a new color or find inspiration when working with a client!

More and more Trade Professionals are working out of the office and in the field.  Apps like these help you work with your client wherever you need to be!

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this article and hoped you enjoyed it. If you’d like more information on laminates, hardwoods, bamboo, carpet, tile, natural stone, vinyl, cork or any other types of flooring, please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at

Flowers for you!

March 3, 2014

Looking for a new carpet or custom area rug?  Why not add the fresh look of printed flowers? ProSource of Pinellas has a wonderful selection of printed floral patterns from which to choose.  Whether you are traditional or contemporary these selections will add elegance and style to any room!

Perfect for a multitude of styles this light flower will add elegance and interest to any room.  Stanton carries a great variety of floral patterns that can be wall to wall carpets, custom area rugs or stair runners.

Perfect for a multitude of styles this light flower will add elegance and interest to any room. Stanton carries a great variety of floral patterns that can be wall to wall carpets, custom area rugs or stair runners.


Kane Carpet offers many printed pattern choices.  This one called "Inspiration" would be gorgeous in a bedroom.

Kane Carpet offers many printed pattern choices. This one called “Inspiration” would be gorgeous in a bedroom.


Shaw Commercial Carpet offers some very bright and durable selections which are great for high traffic areas.

Shaw Commercial Carpet offers some very bright and durable selections which are great for high traffic areas.

This exquisitely understated carpet from Milliken is both soft and durable and comes in many colors.

This exquisitely understated carpet from Milliken is both soft and durable and comes in many colors.


ProSource of Pinellas County has a tremendous selection of flooring including printed carpets.  Choosing carpet to make a custom area rug gives you plenty of choices on size. You can make the carpet to fit the size of a room, an area beneath a particular piece of furniture or even have multiple shapes and sizes throughout the home creating a cohesive look.






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Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this article and hoped you enjoyed it.  If you’d like more information on laminates, hardwoods, bamboo, carpet, tile, natural stone, vinyl, cork or any other types of flooring, please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at


Versaille Pattern

November 14, 2013

Tile flooring can be laid in many different patterns. Versaille or French is a very classic European style that is perfect in almost any size space. ProSource of Pinellas County has many varieties of the Versaille Pattern.


Versaille or French Pattern is a style of tile installation that is popular with natural stone. It uses a set of 5 different sized square and rectangular tile in a pattern.


The Versaille Pattern is a classic European tile setting and is used in both indoor and outdoor applications. The tile can be purchased individually but is best sold in bundles which are ideal for installation and design.


This pattern moves your eyes across the floor creating and interesting and elegant look.


The Versaille Pattern is perfect for just about every space small or large! You can use a traditional tumbled tile, a chiseled edge or a straight edge depending on your style choice.


Here is an example of a more straight edge tile within the Versaille Pattern.


A rougher edged- chiseled or tumbled.


Colors can vary within a pattern from dark to light or shades of beige. The choice is all yours!

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this article and hoped you enjoyed it.  If you’d like more information on laminates, hardwoods, bamboo, carpet, tile, natural stone, vinyl, cork or any other types of flooring, please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at