2021 Solar Rules: Guide for New Mexico Homeowners

2021 Solar Rules: Guide for New Mexico Homeowners

Solar is a newer source of renewable energy that has recently exploded in the US, due to it becoming more affordable for homeowners. With this proven source of power, the policies have progressed surrounding the tax incentives for consumers. Recently, the rules have changed for the solar industry. At the end of 2020, congress passed [...]

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Shower System Solutions

Is your shower asking you to upgrade it? As a foundational element to your bathroom, the shower is a place to refresh and rejuvenate. But is it safe and functional for your family’s needs? Is it outdated? These are the top concerns that our customers tell us. We know that a family’s composition may change [...]


Bathroom Tile Trends in Albuquerque

Updated: Jan 2021 Whether you are putting in a new bathroom in your Albuquerque home or are redoing your existing bathroom, one of the things you are likely going to want to update is your tile. In order to stay fresh and up to date, it is necessary to look into current bathroom tile trends […]

Stunning Shower Tile Trends

Stunning Bathroom Tile Ideas 2021

When it comes to bathroom design, one of the easiest places to make a statement is with the shower design. Glass doors allow your shower to be on display; so don’t be afraid to show off with a beautiful design. Here are some top shower trends to consider from the experts at the Poulin Design […]

Securing Energy For Your Future

In light of the year we’ve faced in 2020, many of our customers have new reasons to convert to solar energy for their homes. The number one reason our customers go solar is to save money, followed by helping the environment and increasing their property value. A new reason to go solar has emerged: to [...]

Remodels of 2020

As we celebrate our 38th year in business, we wanted to look back over this last year of projects. As an essential business, we have been fortunate to keep our customer’s projects on track while following the latest health and safety guidelines. The health of our customers and employees is at the forefront of our [...]

Tile Layout Patterns

When it comes to designing a new tile floor in or around Albuquerque, you have more to think about than just which tile material you’d like. You should also consider what arrangement you’d like your tile laid in, and based on that, what size tile you’d need. Sure, you can go with the basic grid […]

Laurene’s Famous Cranberry Salad

We have had the privilege of remodeling homes across central and northern New Mexico, including thousands of kitchens throughout the years. The kitchen is called the heart of the home, and for good reason, we all congregate there to socialize, eat, drink, hangout, and more. We thought it would be fitting to share one of [...]

Bellmont 1300 Series

Introducing the Bellmont 1300 series… On Time. On Budget. On Trend. We are excited to share the latest door style from Bellmont Cabinet Co.—the 1300 series. The simple door style offers exactly what our customers are wanting—a quality cabinet that fills the gap for transitional and contemporary styles. We shared the new line with our [...]

8 Hidden Costs of Remodeling Your Home

When remodeling your bathroom, it’s important address any hidden issues lurking behind your walls to save you money and prevent future problems. This will ensure that your home will be up to code, address any underlying issues that you may have and give you peace of mind knowing your house has solid “bones”. With over [...]

Ferguson Design Center

The Poulin Design Center worked with Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery to update their showroom vignettes. Design Goals with Ferguson Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery needed to update vignettes inside their Albuquerque showroom. Each vignette was original to the showroom when acquired by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery in 2007. The new space needed [...]

Top 3 Reasons Our Customers Go Solar

The solar industry is growing at a rapid rate. It is projected to grow to 48% of total U.S. renewable generation by 2050¹! Our customers see the many benefits of solar, but the top 3 reasons our customers go solar are to save money, help the environment and to increase their property value. Let’s take [...]

Kitchen Shelf Styling 101

Introducing our GUEST BLOGGER—Leslie Dunegan of Cornerstone Design WACO Message from the owner: When I was young, my father had me help with several home projects that ranged from painting to building houses. I enjoyed working with my hands and eventually started helping my friends and neighbors with their remodeling projects or paint jobs. I [...]

Pantry Organization Hacks

Many of us have been stocking up on staple items for our families as we spend more time in our homes. It’s important to keep organized when adding items to your space, so you and anyone else can easily find what they’re looking for. Below are a few tips for organizing your pantry, and space-saving [...]

Last Chance To Go Solar In 2020

Last year my family and I decided to officially go solar. Although I’ve worked in the industry for 5 years, we weren’t in a home that we wanted to stay in. After we moved and settled into our new home, I did the math for what solar would cost us compared to what we were [...]

Home Design: How To Designing Outside the Box

Many of our clients have areas in their home that could be improved for better functional use. Some want to add on, however, we think it’s important to start “thinking outside the box” when it comes to your existing space. Take a look around and see if you could re-purpose a room that you never [...]

Why Poulin Solar Pro Recommends LG Solar Panels

When it comes to choosing solar equipment to offer our customers, we want to make sure we select brands that are established in the community and share our high standards of quality. With thousands of brands to choose from, we want to ensure our customers that the products we’re using for their remodel or solar [...]

Remodeling for Accessibility in the Kitchen

Remodeling with the future in mind is an important aspect to consider when making any of your design and product decisions. Creating a safe environment in your kitchen and bathroom is essential for all age groups, but especially for those approaching their golden years or need a functional and accessible space for their needs. As [...]

Does Solar Increase Your Home Value

Going solar is an investment, and many of our customers want to know the return on their investment. Will solar increase the value of their home? We talk about this subject to every customer, but there are many factors that go into how much value solar adds to your home—age of home, tax incentives to [...]

5 Flooring Options for Entryways

5 Flooring Options for Entryways

Flooring is important everywhere in the home, but it’s especially critical to get it right when it comes to the entryway. The floors in an entryway can be subjected to a lot of foot traffic. As a result, you want flooring that can handle this and still look beautiful for decades to come. Today, we […]

Smart Technology in Your Kitchen and Bathroom

With technology growing at a rapid pace, it is no surprise that technology is advancing in your kitchen and bathroom as well! While there are hundreds of innovations—doorbells, lighting, TV, watches, cellphones, vacuums, and more—we would like to focus on the kitchen and bathroom features that are “smart”. Faucets U by Moen Faucets have many [...]

Safety Bathroom Guide For Your Home

During our training as a Certified Aging in Place specialist, we learned that over 80% of the falls in your home are from getting in and out of your bathtub! There is also research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that your bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in your entire [...]

3 Hardwood Flooring Trends

Here in Albuquerque, we are always on the lookout for emerging trends in flooring and home design. If you’re planning to install hardwood floors in your home soon, check out these three hardwood flooring trends! Wide plank Hardwood Flooring For many homeowners, the biggest decision when it comes to choosing new hardwood floors is the […]

Refinish, Reface or Replace your Kitchen Cabinets

Changing out your cabinets can give you a fresh, new look to your kitchen and create a more functional space. There are many ways to update your kitchen cabinets and choosing the right method for you could make or break your experience. That is why we have outlined the 3 most popular methods people consider [...]

What’s On My Electric Bill?

Your electric bill is typically not considered an optional bill to pay. You want electricity? Then you have to pay for it. It’s just one of those bills you can't avoid and typically don’t look forward to getting, especially when you’ve had the A/C cranking through the hot summer months. We wanted to take a [...]

Kitchen Island Design Ideas

This year many of us are planning “staycations” but we wanted to make your staycation a fun time at your Kitchen Island! Having this feature in your home is highly desired among our customers, and for good reason—it’s great for entertaining, adds storage to your space, and is a must for cooks and bakers. Plus, [...]

The Rage on Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Out of all the flooring that we sell to our clients—and we sell A LOT of it- our #1 selling flooring is… LUXURY VINYL Have you heard of this? There are many reasons we LOVE this flooring material, including that it is 100% waterproof and scratch-resistant! Wouldn’t you love to have the designer look of [...]

Unique Backsplash Ideas

Unique Backsplash Ideas

The backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom can be a great place to make your home’s design your own. Here are some ideas from the experts at the Poulin Design Center if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary for your Albuquerque home. Wood-Look Tile Backsplash Wood in the kitchen can be added in […]

Best Countertops To Use In Your Kitchen

There is a lot of chatter about which countertop is best for you! There are a variety of choices to make when choosing the right countertop for your home and lifestyle. Learn about the materials, finishes, and edge profiles to make the right decisions on which tops are good for your home. Materials Although there [...]

Terracotta Tiles

Terracotta Tiles – Everything You Need to Know

Terracotta tiles are making a comeback in the design world! Many Albuquerque homeowners love the warm, earthy look of terracotta tiles and the inviting charm they add to a home. What Is Terracotta? Terracotta is a natural material that has been used in a wide range of applications throughout history, including pottery and architecture. It’s […]

Our #1 Bathroom Remodeling Project Type: Tub to Shower Conversions

Have you considered converting your old tub to a spacious shower? If so, you’re not alone! In the last 38 years of business, this has become our #1 project type for bathroom remodels. There are many reasons people ditch their tub for a shower including function, accessibility, safety, and style. Here we will explore these [...]

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Giving Back with the Albuquerque Isotopes

Last week we had an opportunity to GIVE BACK! The Albuquerque Isotopes and Poulin Solar Pro PAID for Jose Nunez’ electric bill. You may have seen this young man in the news recently… He was the guy that returned $135,000 CASH to local authorities… And since then he’s been recognized as a leader in the [...]

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5 Major Mistakes When Remodeling Your Home

Stressed about an upcoming home remodel? Unfortunately, there isn’t a blueprint for the perfect home remodel but there are a few mistakes to avoid to help your remodel go as smoothly (and quickly) as possible. Here are 5 Major Mistakes When Remodeling (that you should avoid)! Having Ideas, But Not a Clear Idea of Exactly [...]

Kitchen Remodel Survival Guide

Remodeling your home can improve your space in many ways, making it more FUNCTIONAL, expanding your STORAGE, and UPDATING your area among other improvements. However, with the pleasure of a remodel comes the inconvenience of not having that specific space for a short period of time. How do you live in your house without a [...]

Remodeling with Pets in Mind

Many of our furry friends are extensions of our family. When preparing for a remodel, consider a few designs that incorporate your pet's needs in your space. Below are a few ways that you can better organize your space with your animals in mind. Kitchen Island Feeding Station Pet Food Storage in Kitchen Mud Room [...]

How Solar Works In New Mexico

Have you ever thought about plugging into the sun? Even the inventor of the lightbulb thought that using nature’s resources as a power source was important. How does solar produce energy for my home? Solar basically uses the sun’s light to be converted to energy to power your electricity needs. Once panels are installed, the [...]

Organize Kitchen Cabinets for More Functional Space

How to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets for a More FUNCTIONAL Space

Many of our customers ask us how to organize their cabinets after their remodel. Where to put their spices, dishes, pots, pans, utensils, pantry name it! And we have spent a lot of time thinking of the most functional design with each customer’s layout and unique needs in mind! Below are our TOP TIPS [...]

Focal Points in Kitchen Design

Focal Points in Kitchen Design

Whenever you find yourself designing any room, you have to decide where you want the eye to be drawn; what is the focal point? Today on the blog we bring you some ideas to make certain parts of your kitchen the centerpiece of your design. This will make your kitchen unique and stylish. Here are […]

Basement Floor Ideas

Finishing your basement is a great way to add additional living space, and value, to your home. But environmental conditions in a basement will tend to be importantly different from rooms that are above grade. At the Poulin Design Center, we have the experience and the know-how to ensure that you get the right floor […]

7 Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles to Choose From

7 Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles to Choose From

Need a less expensive way to update your cabinets? Getting new cabinets but don’t want them to become quickly outdated? Whether you are buying new cabinets, completely changing the look of your current ones to spruce the kitchen up or just need a new look, choosing the right door style is the best way to […]

Federal Tax Credit Coming to an End! BUY Solar by October

Getting Started with Solar Power *Federal Tax Credit Coming to an End! BUY Solar by October*

DID YOU HEAR? The 30% Federal Tax Credit is COMING TO AN END! Buy solar by October to capitalize on this opportunity! The incredible deal being offered by the federal tax credit is coming to an end, and in order to get the deal you have to buy solar by October or earlier to MAXIMIZE [...]

Compare and Contrast (Bathroom) Showdown

Warm and Wooden vs Bright and Modern A battle as old as time... or at least as old as modern design. Should you go warm with wood tones, or cool, bright and modern While the design choice really depends on the overall look and feel of your home and the design aesthetic you are going [...]

Top 3 Kitchen Trends to Pay Attention To

2019 has been the year of the kitchen. From two tones, to new technology to pink cabinets; kitchens have become a form of self expression in the home. But what trends should you pay attention to? Here are a few of our favorites that are taking the lead in home design, and will not only […]

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5 Tips for Remodeling

Thinking about remodeling your home soon? Not quite sure where to start in the remodel process or how to go about it the right way? Worried about sinking money into a home without seeing a future ROI? Remodeling doesn’t have to be stressful, messy or put you over budget. It can be a simple, straight-forward [...]

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Solar is the Future: 30% Federal Solar Tax Credits End In:

30% Federal Solar Tax Credits End In:2019/12/30 23:59:59 Is solar the future? Whether you’re watching the news, scrolling past an Instagram ad or talking to a friend: it’s hard not to recognize that solar power is a trend that keeps gaining momentum. In addition to its growing popularity, solar is becoming even more mainstream, with [...]

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Transitioning Your Bathroom with Age

Are you planning on staying in your home at the end of your life? If you have made plans to stay in your home as you age, there are several things you need to consider to make it as comfortable and accessible as possible. Did you know that ​along with kitchens, bathrooms are one of […]

Tariffs trickle down to remodels

URGENT: Tariffs trickle down to remodels- UPDATED

Dear Poulin Design Center Customer, You may be aware that the federal government announced a tariff of 10% on certain flooring, countertop, kitchen cabinets, and raw material products imported to the U.S. from China, set into effect on September 24, 2018. In November of 2018 we took steps to hold pricing for you and many of […]


Dining Room Flooring Ideas

Is your Albuquerque dining room in need of a complete flooring upgrade? With so many options to choose from, the decision-making process can be a little daunting! Nonetheless, it’s an exciting process to find the perfect flooring that best reflects your personality and interior design goals. Plus, new floors always add value to your home. […]


What to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

There’s a lot to consider when remodeling your bathroom, but our expert design team at the Poulin Design Center in Albuquerque is here to guide you every step of the way! When it comes to bathroom remodeling, you can customize your bathroom with new tile and sinks or completely upgrade your design to look like […]

Tile Highlight: A Look at Porcelain Tile

Tile Highlight: A Look at Porcelain Tile

Whether you are building a new home in Albuquerque, or just remodeling your existing one, the decisions you make about your floors can have a lasting impact. You want the design to be aesthetically pleasing, and you want your floors to be durable for years to come. With factors like wear and tear from your […]


Flooring, Including LVT, on Final Chinese Tariff List

Washington, DC, September 18, 2018–On the evening of September 17, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of Chinese imports to be tariffed; vinyl flooring (including LVT), ceramic tile, engineered hardwood and carpet are included on that list (vinyl, 3918.10.10; ceramic, 6907.21.10 to 6907.40.90; enginneered hardwood, 4418.73.10 to 4418.79.01; carpet, 5701.10.13 to 5705.00.20). […]

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Tariffs May Raise Remodeling Costs

The Trump administration’s new $200 billion in tariffs are starting to flow through the home improvement sector. Products that could be affected include nails, flooring, granite countertops, tiles, sinks, roofing, cement, paints, cabinets, wooden and steel doors, windows, lighting and appliances. The National Association of Home Builders recently released a list of 6,000 items on […]

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Chinese Tariffs Act as a $1 Billion Tax Hike on Housing, Could Jump to $2.5 Billion

President Trump’s decision yesterday to escalate the trade conflict with China could wind up imposing a $2.5 billion tax increase on residential construction at time when builders are already grappling with higher housing costs. Trump announced he is moving immediately to impose 10% tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, including $10 […]

Tariff tax on Remodeling products – Significant price increase, Act NOW

You may be aware that the federal government has now announced a tariff of 10% on certain flooring, countertop, and raw material products imported to the U.S. from China, effective on September 24, 2018, with an increase to 25% effective January 1, 2019. For many of our manufacturers including, Arizona Tile, cabinet companies, counter top […]

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Top 4 Classic Kitchen Flooring Trends

Options for kitchen flooring are virtually limitless today. Such innovations in the industry have led to different kitchen flooring trends and there is now an array of choices that offer different benefits for your Albuquerque home. There are also some classic choices that have held up through the test of time and are worth considering […]

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Stylish Tile Ideas for Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the main gathering points of your Albuquerque home, and it’s important to create a space that’s both visually appealing and resistant to damage. The Poulin Design Center has compiled some unique tile ideas to spruce up your kitchen! Natural Stone Flooring Natural stone isn’t limited to countertops. This is a […]

5 Kitchen Countertop Trends of 2018

5 Kitchen Countertop Trends of 2018

Kitchen countertops are a crucial part of kitchen design. Countertops can have a huge effect on the overall look of a room and they also need to function well. Our designers at the Poulin Design Center are leading experts when it comes to kitchen remodeling in Albuquerque, and have seen some beautiful kitchen countertop trends […]

Where to Add Wood-Look Tile

Where to Add Wood Look Tile Flooring In Your Home

Wood-look tile flooring is gaining more and more traction in the design world. It seems the wood look tile varieties are here to stay.  And it’s easy to see why; they are easy to maintain and they can add this beautiful, natural texture to your home’s design. So where can you add these tiles in […]

3 Popular Hardwood Flooring Species

3 Popular Hardwood Flooring Species

When you’re in the market for hardwood floors it may be difficult to narrow down the vast array of options. Sometimes it helps to have a starting place and examine what other homeowners typically choose. Here are three of the most popular hardwood flooring species that may be the right choice for your Albuquerque home. […]

Kitchen Design Trends That Stand the Test of Time

Kitchen Design Trends That Stand the Test of Time

Solid Hardwood Flooring When people go to sell their home, often an important question prospective buyers have is: Are there hardwood floors? Are they real? Hardwood flooring continues to be a sought after material when it comes to flooring. Whether you go with oak, walnut, hickory, maple, or ash, your hardwoods in your kitchen will […]

Warm Kitchen Flooring Option

Warm Kitchen Flooring Option

The kitchen is where many homeowners end up spending a lot of time. You want you kitchen to be a place that is not simply used to prepare food but also offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. That’s where flooring comes into play. The flooring in a room sets the tone for the whole room.  […]


5 Ways to Brighten Your Kitchen

If you’re reading this that means your kitchen might need some help! Even when you love the design and style of your kitchen, there comes a time when it’s simply time to brighten up the space with some upgrades.  Here are five ideas from the experts at the Poulin Design Center on how to make […]


Dark Hardwood Flooring

There’s something so cozy and inviting about dark hardwood flooring. This flooring can give your home a regal and sophisticated look. Many species can be stained to achieve this look. Today on the blog we outline some of the common species Albuquerque homeowners use to achieve dark hardwood flooring. Oak Oak is incredibly durable and is […]

3 Family Friendly Flooring Types

Many of our customers here in Albuquerque are families looking to replace the flooring in their home. They face the unique challenge of wanting something that looks great but can also stand up to heavy wear and tear. We’ve put together some of our favorite flooring types for family homes, and the pros and cons […]

Hardwood Floors – Everything You Need To Know

Hardwood floors are one of the most popular flooring choices for Albuquerque homeowners. They are classic, durable and look great in nearly any home! To help you decide if hardwoods are right for you, we’ve put together a list of the pros and cons of having hardwood floors in your home. Pros Classic Style: Hardwood […]

4 Reasons You Need To Replace Your Carpet Today

When to Replace Your Carpet Many homeowners in Albuquerque struggle with knowing when they should replace the carpet in their home. There’s no set rule for when it’s time to put down the vacuum and throw in the towel, so we’ve put together a list of some things to look for if you suspect your […]

Flooring Faux Pas: Carpet in the Bathroom

While carpet is very rarely installed in bathrooms today, you may come across it if you buy or rent an older home. Wall-to-wall carpet in the bathroom may be one of the worst offenders on the list of flooring faux pas because carpet is so poorly suited for high-moisture environments. If you find yourself in […]

A Landlord’s Guide to Flooring

As a landlord, deciding when to update the floors in your rental property can be a big decision. If you’re unsure of when – or if – you should replace the floors, here are some questions to ask yourself before you begin the process. Who is the tenant? If you primarily rent to college students, […]

Is Tile Right For Me?

Tile is a very popular flooring choice among homeowners here in Albuquerque. However, we know that tile isn’t right for every home. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re considering installing new tile floors. Climate Climate may not be the first thing you consider when looking for new floors, but it should […]

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Cali Bamboo: From the Forest to your Feet

All companies have to start somewhere, and our humble beginnings start on none other than the beautiful island of Kauai. In 2004, two college buddies Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood set off on a year-long surf trip in search of good waves and good times. To help fund the adventure, Jeff took up a part […]

5 Things You Need To Know To Protect Your Floors

Whether you’re installing new floors in your home, or just want to take great care of the ones already in place, we understand the importance of protecting your flooring investment. Our goal is to help our customers find a floor that they will enjoy for years, so we’ve put together a few tips for keeping […]

How to Choose an Area Rug

Sometimes it’s an area rug that really ties a room together. Whether your home features hardwood flooring, laminate, or wall-to-wall carpeting, you may want to consider adding some area rugs. It’s amazing what adding one rug can do for a room! Here are some tips from the Poulin Design Center here in Albuquerque on how […]

The Best Flooring For Pets

We all love our furry friends! Our dogs and cats are important members of the family so it’s important to include them when you’re in the market for new flooring! Here are some suggestions from The Poulin Design Center of flooring materials we recommend for you and your pet! Hardwood Flooring We all love the […]

What the heck is Cork Flooring?

When you think of adding new flooring to your home, cork may not be the first material that pops into your head. However, in recent years homeowners have been turning to this eco-friendly flooring option for their kitchens, hallways, and home offices! Here at the Poulin Design Center we’ve put together some pros and cons […]

Get the Facts on Slate Flooring

When it comes to adding slate to your home it can be hard to know where to begin! The great thing to keep in mind when it comes to slate is that this flooring option has been popular for hundreds of years and it provides unparalleled durability and natural beauty.  Here are some of the […]

Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring Right for Me?

So you’re looking to add some hardwood flooring to your home in Albuquerque. While this is an exciting time, you may find yourself with a lot of questions.  What plank width should I choose?  Which species will be best? Should I install solid hardwood floors or engineered hardwood flooring?  Let us help you with that […]

A Guide to Solid Hardwood Flooring

Carpeting may be the most popular flooring material in America, but hardwood flooring is coming in at a close second, and it’s easy to see why. From the kitchen, to the hallways, to the living room, hardwood provides a beautiful natural flooring option that is loved by many homeowners.  When it comes to solid hardwood […]

Choosing Flooring for Your Guest Room

The guest room in your home is unlike any other room in your home.  Usually this room will go unused for many days at a time, but when guests are arriving, it’s important to have this room in tiptop shape. To create the ultimate guest room, you’ve got to start with the right flooring. Here […]

Dining Room Flooring Trends

When the holiday season is just around the corner, many homeowners find themselves reevaluating the décor in their dining room. Maybe you’ll invest in a new dining room table or maybe you’ll choose to feature some new artwork.  When you’re reworking your dining room, make sure you don’t overlook your flooring.  Here are some dining […]

A Guide to Carpet Pile

In the winter months, we all appreciate our carpeting a little more.  This warm, cozy flooring option offers the perfect surface for bedrooms and living rooms alike! Here at the Poulin Design Center, we are ready to answer your carpeting questions. Read on to learn the ins and outs of carpet pile and what’s right […]

Laminate Flooring: Pros and Cons

Considering adding laminate flooring to your Albuquerque home?  The experts at the Poulin Design Center know the ins and outs of all flooring types including laminate! Here are some pros and cons to consider before you choose to install laminate: Pros: Laminate flooring is a very inexpensive when it comes to materials.  You aren’t paying […]

Tile Trends To Watch

Subway Tile From businesses to bathrooms to kitchens, subway tiles seem to be popping up everywhere.  The simple and sleek appearance of subway tile makes it a beautiful addition to many rooms.  Consider adding in a classic while subway tile backsplash to your kitchen design. Natural Stone Tile Tile is made from all kinds of […]

Hardwoods: Pre-Finish or Finish on Site?

So, you’re finally installing the hardwood flooring of your dreams!  Once you’ve decided what species to install, what plank width you’d prefer, and any pattern you may want, it’s time to tackle the final question: pre-finish or finish on site? Here at the Poulin Design Center, we’ve broken down some of the facts for each […]

New Years Resolutions for the Home

The New Year means new beginnings and many people find themselves signing up to live healthier, and embrace the fresh new year! Here at the Poulin Design Center in Albuquerque, we know this is often a popular time to plan out home improvement projects for the year as well. Here is a room-by-room guide to […]

How Long Will My Flooring Last?

One of the most important questions plaguing Albuquerque homeowners when it comes to new flooring is durability. How long will hardwood last?  How long will vinyl last? The list goes on.  Of course, there are many factors that affect the number of years your flooring will look its best, but we wanted to offer you […]

All About Floating Floors

When researching new flooring you may come across the term ‘floating floors.’  This term can be a bit misleading as the floors are quite secure; floating floors simply means the flooring is not glued or nailed down to the subfloor. So, in a sense, the flooring is simply floating on top of whatever may be […]

Hardwood Flooring Trends

Homes have featured hardwood floors for hundreds of years. The classic style of hardwood is undeniable, which is why many homeowners choose to feature hardwood throughout many rooms. However, hardwood flooring still has some tricks up its sleeve and there are some new trends to watch for! Read on to learn some of our favorite […]

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Area Rugs in Albuquerque

There’s something about carpet. There’s just no replacing the comfort it provides and the soft, comfortable surface. However, carpet can retain allergens and absorb spills making it less than ideal for some homeowners. Luckily, you can still get the great benefits of carpet in moderation by adding in area rugs to your Albuquerque home. Here […]

How to Care for Stone Flooring

Stone flooring is quite popular in the Albuquerque area. From the bathroom to the patio, this ancient flooring option still impresses today. But how can you make sure your stone flooring is properly cared for? Read on to learn some tips on how to properly care for your stone flooring from the experts at the […]

How to Decide: Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors provide classic style, timeless beauty, and a warmth and charm that is hard to match with any other flooring option. There are many wood varieties to choose from that offer a range of grain patterns, differing levels of hardness, and a host of staining possibilities. This means that you have some choices to […]

5 Reasons You Should Remodel Your Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen is not one of those decisions you make overnight. You need to think it through thoroughly and plan ahead. As serious as it sounds, remodeling your kitchen can add tremendous value to your home and make your life much easier. Here are 5 reasons why you should remodel your kitchen An Outdated […]

Kitchen Makeover: 7 Quick Tips

When you look around your kitchen do you see some out of date design choices?  Maybe it’s the countertop color, the old tile, or the dusty curtains you’ve had up for three decades.  If your kitchen isn’t a clean, vibrant place to prepare and share meals, then it’s time for a kitchen makeover! Here are […]

Vinyl – It’s Not Just For Your Record Player

At Poulin Design Center of Albuquerque we think natural materials like hardwood and real stone tile make excellent flooring options. Not only are they beautiful, they offer great durability as well. But, honestly, they also tend to be some of the most expensive flooring options. When you have to wait for Mother Nature to create […]

Pile Styles

Anyone who has ever shopped for new carpeting knows that there are a lot of options. This is certainly true when you are teaming up with Poulin Design Center in Albuquerque where we work with Shaw, Armstrong, Mohawk, and others to offer you a huge selection. No matter where you are in the design process, […]

8 Foolproof Ways To Upgrade Your Bathroom

Bathroom renovation is a fun and exciting proposition for homeowners who are eager to add value to their home. A typical Albuquerque shower remodel, for example, can add surprising value to a house. This is especially true for those wishing to sell their property on the open market. From a standard rebath project to a […]

All About Bamboo Flooring

At Poulin Design Center we are certainly no strangers to the standard flooring options. We’ve been offering a great selection of carpeting, hardwood flooring, laminate, luxury vinyl, and ceramic and natural stone tile for years. In addition to that, though, we also like to bring some more exotic flooring options to the folks in the […]

5 Reasons to Tackle the Bathroom Remodel

The bathroom is often one of the first rooms to get remodeled in a home. There’s something so inviting about fresh paint on the walls, a new sink, shower, countertops, and of course new flooring! Here at the Poulin Design Center in Albuquerque we can help you with every aspect of your bathroom remodel. Escape […]

Room-By-Room Flooring Guide

Poulin Design Center offers a lot of choices to the homeowners and business owners of Albuquerque. But when your choices range over everything from carpeting, hardwood, laminate, and luxury vinyl tile to bamboo, cork, and ceramic and natural stone tile, making a decision can be a challenge. We offer free design consultations with our flooring […]

5 Bedroom Design Tips

Your bedroom is more than just a room with a bed.  A bedroom needs to have effective storage in place, it needs to be comfortable and it needs to have some style!  If you feel like your bedroom design choices have gotten a bit stale, take a look at these bedroom design tips from the […]

Color Theory for the Bathroom Remodel

With a bathroom remodel you are able to totally reinvent your bathroom from the ground up. The experts at the Poulin Design Center can help you through all of the decisions you’ll make to get the bathroom of your dreams! Here are some tips when choosing colors for your bathroom. Bright Colors Bathrooms are generally […]

Color Theory for the Bathroom Remodel

One of the most prominent places to feature tile in the home is in the kitchen!  Tile offers the durability and style that most homeowners want to incorporate into their kitchen design.  Read on to get some tops on some top tile trends to look out for from the Poulin Design Center in Albuquerque. Tile […]

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Kitchen Design Trends of 2016

Now that the holiday season is upon us, many Albuquerqueans find themselves reflecting on this last year: the places they visited, the people they met, and the experiences they had. It’s a time of reflection for us too. At the Poulin Design Center, we stay up to date on all of hottest trends. Here are […]

5 Entryway Design Tips

A change in the season is always a good time to reevaluate your entryway. What’s working and what needs fixing? Read on to get some tips from the Poulin Design Center for your entryway design! Get Some Storage Solutions There are certain items you need next to the door.  A place to put your shoes, […]

Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Usually what prompts homeowners to take the plunge and redo the kitchen is the worn out countertops or dated cabinets! When it’s time to pick out new cabinets for your kitchen, it’s time to get in touch with the experts at the Poulin Design Center in Albuquerque. Here are some tips on the latest kitchen […]

A Guide For Choosing The Right Countertop

Whether you’re looking to re-do the countertops in your kitchen or your bathroom, you may find there are more options than you anticipated. We break down some of the latest countertop trends in our latest post. Read on to learn more about beautiful new countertops from the experts at the Poulin Design Center here in […]

Wool Carpet in Albuquerque – Poulin Design Center

When you’re looking for luxury in your new carpeting, it’s essential to consider wool. Carpet is made from a huge variety of materials now—from nylon to polyester and everything in between. There are many options for the Albuquerque homeowner, and yet, wool still seems to steal the show when homeowners want the best. Here are […]

Color Balance in Kitchen Design

Kitchen design options can sometimes feel endless. What cabinet finish would you like? Which flooring sample would be best? Should you choose granite countertops or tile countertops? And what about that backsplash? Here at the Poulin Design Center in Albuquerque we can walk you through the decision making process. Read on for some tips to […]

Where to Add Wall-to-wall Carpet – Poulin Design Center

Some homeowners may be thinking that the days of carpet are over and instead it’s time to rely solely on area rugs for our carpet fix. While area rugs are very popular for living room designs, there are still some areas of the home where you can be confident that wall-to-wall carpeting is the best […]

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Explore Indoor & Outdoor Patio Flooring Options

Summer is here and now more than ever homeowners in the Albuquerque area are enjoying time at home outdoors! This is the time of year when it’s perfect to have your deck and patio looking great. If you’re considering adding in a patio to your backyard design look no further than the many varieties of […]

5 Ways to Refresh Your Living Room

When you first move into a home you put thought into every detail: the wall paint, the flooring, the décor, and colors. But over time, you may find yourself unhappy with the original design choices made. That’s when it’s time to give your living room—a room where you spend a considerable amount of time—a quick […]

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5 Convincing Hardwood Flooring Alternatives

If you’ve decided you want hardwood flooring in your Albuquerque area home, you might want to consider these alternatives that can look like the real thing. These flooring options provide the hardwood flooring look you desire, but allow you to save on materials! Vinyl Plank I know that you’re thinking vinyl sounds like it’s a […]

Options For Your Bathroom Remodel

One of the many services Poulin Design Center offers to New Mexico homeowners is bathroom remodeling through Re-Bath. Re-Bath offers the cutting edge in bathroom remodeling, providing you with quick installation of new showers, baths, floors, and countertops in top quality materials that will be both easy to clean and beautiful. You can get a […]

Kitchen Remodel Trends

Some people could easily describe their dream kitchen in detail. But many of us could probably only say that it would look a lot better than their current kitchen. If you’ve decided on kitchen remodeling for your Sante Fe home and you’re not an interior decorator, you would probably like some help in not only […]

Choosing the Perfect Hardwood Floor – Poulin Design Center

It’s hard not to love the timeless look and feel of hardwood. It’s warmth, durability, and versatility makes it a staple in Albuquerque homes. At the Poulin Design Center, many of our clients approach us with hardwood flooring in mind, but they are unsure of the species, grain, width, or finish that would complement their […]

Questions To Ask Before A Remodel

What is my budget? It seems like it would go without saying to make a detailed budget for your remodel, but it often happens that homeowners will eagerly start a project only to leave it half finished when they haven’t thought through the financial side carefully. Do yourself a favor and put in the time […]

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