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Stunning Backsplash Ideas

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Backsplashes have come a long way since square floral and vegetable motifs. It’s a pleasure to explore the sheer variety of ideas out there for the walls surrounding the kitchen counters and cabinets. I’m a big fan of backsplashes because they offer a dash of personality while improving the… Read more »

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Adding Color to Your Kitchen 101

Sometimes all it takes is a small change to add a little cheer to your favorite room, and your routine. I figured we could all use a few easy, quick, and inexpensive ideas for adding a little happiness to one of the most popular rooms, the kitchen. And what’s the best way to add a… Read more »

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How to Refresh Your Kitchen on a Budget

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO According to the National Association of the Home Builders (NAHB) in Washington, a kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms to renovate, including cabinets, counters, appliances, and floors. In order to avoid skyrocketing kitchen renovation prices, we here at JP&CO and Optima Homes have always been extremely careful… Read more »

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Kitchen Island Ideas We Love

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO A beautiful and functional kitchen island can easily be one of the most popular and utilized parts of your house. Entertaining, cooking, taking care of your to-do list, eating alone or with family, or working on projects, are all popular uses of this beloved kitchen staple. Read on for… Read more »