Jan / 20

Top Kitchen Renovation Trends for 2019

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This year homeowners are opting for new refreshing natural looks for their spaces. Read more about the latest 2019 design trends from unique kitchen designs for small kitchens to top of the line professional luxurious looks. Every home has a style that will truly maximize space and add beauty to every home.

Storage, Storage, Storage

No matter the size of the home – small urban apartment to spacious mansion – every home needs good storage. In fact, one of the top trending kitchen designs for small kitchens involves the beauty of carefully concealed storage. With customized kitchen cabinetry you can hide pots and pans, spices, cutlery, and more in a tasteful efficient way. Hide spices in narrow drawers on an island, or find clever ways to install drawers for your collection of wrought iron pans. Instead of displaying a mess of dishes and cups, hide them behind beautiful woodworking and natural finishes. Install a custom-made pantry or closet to further maximize your space.

Open Shelving

For those items that you are not trying to hide, use open shelving and custom cabinetry. Display unique pieces, natural cutting boards, and live plants for an overall peaceful beautiful look. Inspired by looks from luxury hotels, these little nooks of unique style truly stand out in your space.

Go Vintage

Accessorize your space with unique vintage items. For example, buy retro chairs from estate sales or thrift shops and stain them in natural hues. Find unique knick-knacks from your travels and display for guests to see. Use soft lighting, natural materials, and antique fixtures to finish the look.

Greenery

No matter how you decide to design your kitchen, don’t forget to add greenery. Beautiful houseplants and an organic mini-herb garden all add an extra touch of elegance to your simple design. Enjoy your beautiful space for years to come.

Dec / 18

The Best Closet Systems of 2018

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As the year rolls to an end, finding room for all of our new gadgets, clothing, and stuff from the holiday season can be difficult. Want to make the most of out of your space? Check out these amazing closet organization tips using the latest and trendiest closet systems this year.

Customized Closet Organizers

No matter how much or little space you have, a customized closet organizer is the most popular option for maximizing space and minimizing clutter in your home. One of the top closet organization tips is making the most of your closet by designing around your current space and furniture with a professional.

Whether you have a small studio apartment or a luxurious mansion, an interior designer can help you see where you can store your belongings in a stylish and efficient manner. Save money by using unused spaces. Open up room in your home by storing away rarely used items. A professional will help you accomplish this and more affordably.

Hanging Solutions

While less attractive than a customized closet space, many homeowners still opt for traditional hanging solutions. These usually require a little do-it-yourself savvy and include a combination of rails, rods, and various add-ons. This is especially ideal if you want a more functional and not necessarily aesthetically pleasing, space.

An Attractive Walk-In Closet

Why be satisfied simply with a closet space? Why not design a walk-in closet? Create a luxurious space in your home where you can choose your wardrobe, dress, and enjoy taking care of you. Included with this amazing organization solution are options like attractive custom lighting, beautiful wood finishes, an impressive array of custom drawers, and almost limitless layout choices. Store everything from evening dresses to winter boots to jewelry.

Lighting

Whether you opt for a customized closet space, a walk-in closet, or decide to go DIY, be sure to include attractive lighting in your design. Lighting can make the difference between a space feeling like a private haven to a monstrous nightmare. Choose options like glass shelving and attractive wood finishes to make your closet space even more attractive and functional for years to come.

Nov / 20

Top 4 Home Office Ideas

workspace-designWorking from home can sometimes be a harrowing experience. Clutter builds up and it seems like there are distractions and noises everywhere. Utilize good workspace design to organize your office, focus on your work, and create an aesthetically pleasing space with these simple ideas.

Organization

Before you can start working in your office again, address the need for organization. Do you have tons of clutter, papers, and trash surrounding you? Does it look like a computer cable jungle? Then install closet organizers and custom cabinetry in your workspace design. Besides being functional, having extra storage hides away the unnecessary mess and allows you to focus clutter-free on your task at hand. There are many closet organizer systems that you can use. Custom cabinets designs can accommodate computer gear, office equipment, unsightly files, and more. Speak with an experienced design professional about your unique organizational needs.

Personal Taste

While you want to keep your overall home office space clean and professional, don’t forget to add in a little fun. Personalized photographs and special keepsakes can add a little bit of personality to a space without adding clutter and distraction. Keep the room functional, but add in a little bit of humor.

Lighting

Never underestimate the power of good custom lighting. If you are the computer for hours on end or have to read hundreds of papers as part of your work, have warm white lighting to help avoid eye strain. Electronics emit harmful blue light. Be sure that you allow your eyes to rest and have enough lighting to do your work without harming your eyes. Setting up your desk by a window, to give yourself a view and provide natural lighting, is an excellent way to use lighting to your advantage. Talk with a professional designer about how you can use office organizers and lighting to enhance your work experience.

Add a Little Green

Nothing breathes life into a room like adding beautiful lush greenery. Besides enhancing the overall aesthetics of your office, plants also clean the air and trigger feelings of joy in your brain. Add several plants to your home office space.

Reorganize and rethink your home office to increase overall productivity. Enjoy the space. Make your office uniquely you.

Oct / 18

3 Ways to Make Your Closet Work for You

closet-systemsYour closet give you a headache with the crazy amount of clutter? No fear! Check out some of these great closet lifehacks to help you get some space and some sanity! From trendy space-saving tips to incredible closet systems, let’s explore how you can make your closet work for you.

Time to Toss

Before you worry about complicated closet systems, buying fifty bins for your socks, or stacking shelves from floor to ceiling for your shoes, take a moment and truly assess what you own. Most of us can easily toss about a quarter of everything that we own. This includes anything that you haven’t worn in twelve months, clothes that don’t fit, broken knick-knacks, and probably about half of your accessories. Need some help getting rid of your extra stuff? Check out the KonMari method of organization book by Marie Kondo or hire a professional organizer.

Make Some Space

Now that you have tossed and donated bags of unused items, you can truly assess how to make more space for what you do use. There are many professional closet saving systems available, or you can speak with a professional designer about creating a customized system for you. The benefits of a customized system mean that you can have all the luxurious added bells and whistles designed by an expert who truly knows how to create a closet space that matches your unique personal taste.

For the do-it-yourself organizer, assess where you can add extra rods for hanging clothes, shelving, and drawers. Don’t forget to look at the space behind your door for extra hanging space.

Lighting and Mirrors

Believe it or not, you can create the illusion of more space and add functionality to your closet by adding the right lighting and mirrors. A long mirror can be useful for changing or find space for smaller staggered mirrors for an eclectic look. A professional designer can help place ambient lighting that opens up space and makes a closet more of a sanctuary. The additional lighting adds a little practicality and even safety for reaching those items a little out of reach at night.

Follow these great closet lifehacks to make the most of your closet space. Enjoy the freedom that less clutter brings!

 

Sep / 18

3 Finishing Touches for Your Kitchen Design

pantry-shelvingYou are almost done with your kitchen renovation. Finally, you will have the beautiful kitchen of your dreams, with modern kitchen cabinets and efficient pantry shelving. But don’t forget the little finishing touches for your perfect home kitchen design.

Storage

When designing a new kitchen or renovating an older kitchen, it is easy to overlook storage. After all, storage areas are often unseen – pantry shelving and little nooks and crannies for our favorite kitchen gadgets and silverware. But don’t forget to consider your workflow and storage needs when designing. Be sure that you have plenty of room to store pantry items, kitchenware, pots and pans, and even your blender. Speak with your contractor about how you can maximize your space.

Creative Backsplash

Many times homeowners will forget about the backsplash. This tiny detail is an easy way to imprint your taste and unique style in your home. There are so many incredibly trendy and popular options for backsplashes today. Choose from a contemporary tiled look to a fun and crazy pattern. Use recycled materials for a truly unique look or opt for something more traditional.

Knick Knacks

Does your kitchen say anything about YOU? If not, add a few special knick-knacks and pictures that say a little something about your style and your personality. For example, maybe you love Paris? Then head to a thrift shop and purchase a few little items to remind you of Paris. Or maybe you have a penchant for Latin American cooking, your family history, or even just love flowers. Add photos, porcelain figures, unique kitchen items, and trendy colorful napkins and floral arrangements to make your kitchen uniquely you.

These are just a few ways to add some personal last finishing touches to your kitchen design. They are simple and fun, letting you share your taste and personal style with friends and family.