Posts Tagged ‘wood look tile’

KNOCK KNOCK! 5 Entryway Designs You Should Open Up To

February 16, 2017

Your homes entryway is not only the first impression to your arriving guests, but also what says goodbye and welcomes you home each day.  Do you keep it minimalistic?  Will it be GRAND!?  Should you use it as a dual or multi-purpose space?  That answer is up to you based on your lifestyle needs, but we have some inspiring completed projects to get your design juices flowing.

#1  Say hello to my little workspace…

This entryway design incorporates a small workstation tucked inside a cubby big enough to get the job done yet not overpowering to the space.  The herringbone floor pattern is visually appealing and sparks interest as soon as you walk in.herringbone-home-entry1

#2 Warm and natural vibes…

A subtle way to bring the outdoors-in and create a natural feel to the space, is to include foliage like you see here.  The stone floor selection compliments the brown hues picked up from the door and ceiling generating a warm welcome.inspired-entry1

#3 Bright and contemporary

Sometimes bright and airy can give you the warm and fuzzies!  Like in this example, natural light flows through the glass door panels and reflects off the mirrored accent pieces.  The grey contemporary area rug creates a soft surface over the wood flooring.

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#4 Mosaic elegance

The beautiful dark wood double doors are a statement in themselves…but then voila! A gorgeous hand-laid mosaic pattern greets you with an impressive “hello” as you step inside.  The frosted window patterned paneling (say that three times fast) allows some natural light to seep through, but keeps with the elegant flow of the space.open-up1

#5 Trim-work makes the room work…

The exiting view of this foyer is beautifully accented by the dark wood stained trim which flows flawlessly to the craftsman style door.  The custom area rug adds a subtle pop of color over-top the wood look tile flooring.  A simple entry table and accent pieces tie in the look.fall-festival-of-homes-winner-entry1

For more inspiring projects and products, visit us online at http://www.prosourcewholesale.com/pinellascounty or visit us in the showroom and check things out in person.  ProSource of Pinellas County is located at 12397 Belcher Road, Unit 260 in Largo.

 

 

 

 

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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

Ingredients
  • 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

 

Directions
  • 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

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  • 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

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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

7 Inspiring Projects: The Bar Scene

June 8, 2016

Designing a unique area for entertaining & relaxation is an exciting project to look forward to. A space without crowds, conveniently established within the comfort of your own home.  Naturally, you would want it to reflect your personality and taste; whether you prefer a refined atmosphere, vintage, or rustic, there is a design for everyone! So grab a glass of wine and get inspired, because we are sharing our top 7 bar projects designed by ProSource Members.

1. Moraccan Spice

The colorful tiles add a unique backdrop to the dark chocolate cabinets.

2. Off-the-Kitchen Wine Station

This homeowner used the last few feet of cabinet and counter space from the kitchen & added an exciting niche for their favorite vino.

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3. Cocktail Corner

The winding counter top give this homeowner plenty of space to craft custom cocktails.

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4. Downstairs For Drinks

The “game is on” in this downstairs hangout.  Ledger stone bar wrap, mosaic tile backsplash and wood-look tile blend together well leaving a look of warm welcomes.

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5. Corks & Crafts

Mosaic tiles are the perfect backdrop for this nifty space.  Granite counter top and semi-custom cabinets are the right touch, bringing this attractive project together.

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6. Walls of Wine

Ledger stone walls and wood-look tile ceiling add a rustic elegance to this wonderful wine room.

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7. The Tasting Tavern

Custom cabinetry, stone counter tops and wood look tile complient each other nicely in this happy homeowners entertainment mecca.

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Find your inspiration at ProSource!

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.

 

PROJECT: Inspire

May 29, 2015

Picture2Some homeowners and business owners know exactly where they want their next project to take them, but why not lead them with a little inspiration.  That is why we have developed the online Projects Submission Form.  Here you can upload before and after photos, descriptions and even product information.  Here are some tips on how to best capture a great Project image.

1. Emphasize The Room… Avoid showing people or product close-ups.  When you acquire the concept of the entire space, it allows the viewer to piece each element together.  This creates a visually appealing image that best represents your work.

2. De-clutter… Remove irrelevant items from countertops or surrounding areas.  An everyday lived in home or office will most likely accumulate items that would be less desirable to feature in your newly redesigned space.

3. It’s Showtime… Make the room look its best through staging.  This process is most effective after step 2.  Allowing you to create focal points, drawing the eye into certain areas and making the room look more spacious and stimulating.Picture3

4. Focus, Please… Aim for a high quality photo that is free of blurs or poor angles.  You can achieve this with most smartphones these days.  However, if you have access to a quality high resolution camera, this will most likely be your best option.

5. Be Enlightened… Ensure the room lighting is bright and even, free of shadows or shaded spaces.  Accent lighting can sometimes help or hinder this step depending on the angle.  You may also want to take into consideration the natural light that seeps in throughout the day.

When you share your best Projects with ProSource, we will feature your work on our website to inspire those requesting Project ideas and professional help to get the job done right!  We may also occasionally use them for other marketing pieces, social media and blogging.

So upload your Project photos to share details and attract new clients!  Here’s how to get started:

– Upload images, details and products on your own at www.prosourcewholesale.com/projects

– Need a little help?  Send your photos, details and product info to your Account Manager.

– Or, you can always send them direct to marketing@psflooring.com

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