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Home Renovations

Tips to ensure a quality renovation

Drooling over renovated homes on HGTV or in high-end magazines is something many of us enjoy. These media outlets make it appear easy to turn an old room or house into a dream space. In reality, however, things aren’t so simple. When the average person is renovating a home or room, there are many decisions to be made. In fact, it can get exhausting. The Braemar team has created a list of tips to help you during the renovation process and to make sure you’re more than happy with the final results. 1). Hire a designer: Sometimes homeowners try to save money by doing everything themselves. This is a slippery slope. We all have our areas of expertise, and designers are highly skilled at looking at a space and creating a beautiful vision. They’re also abreast of current trends and materials. Hiring a designer won’t only save you significant time

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Storage Solutions for Home

5 Reasons Homeowners Remodel

While remodeling can seem like a daunting task, it’s well worth it to achieve the home of your dreams. It’s especially rewarding if you work with a professional designer who understands the industry and can assist a client when it comes to materials selection, buying and design. There are many reasons homeowners decide to remodel, but the five below are some of the most popular. Not only do they bring the current homeowner more joy and utility, they also increase the resale value of a home. 1). Open floor plan: An open floor is one of the top features current home buyers look for, or if a home lacks an open floor plan, the home buyer looks to see if one or more walls can be knocked down so an open floor plan can be created. This type of design opens up the home and makes it more inviting for

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Entryway trends for 2019

When it comes to leaving an impression, a memorable entrance is a must. Think about the front door and entryway of your home? Is it unique and eye-catching or dull and bland? Giving your entryway a facelift is one of the simplest and cost-efficient ways to add decorative flare to your home. Additionally, revamping entryways is a top design trend for 2019. Take a look at the suggestions below. The Braemar designers are highly skilled at transforming spaces. Bring your entryway ideas to us and let’s get started. A front door that pops: Gone are the days of boring front doors. Today, homeowners are using everything from glass to repurposed barn wood to create a front door that’s not only functional but also elegant and beautiful. Further, if you can include a window in your front door, go for it. Natural light will offer a lovely glow to your entryway.

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Storage Solutions for Home

Top Design Trends for 2019

With winter wrapping up, homeowners are busy planning for spring and summer renovations. There are a number of exciting design trends projected for 2019. We hope you’re working with a professional designer during your remodel. This is the best way to ensure your project results are what you’ve imagined. See below for hot trends, and then give Braemar a call to schedule a consultation. Our designers are ready to work with you. The color blue: Grays have been popular for quite a few years now. Dark gray, light gray, metallic gray. This year, a new color has taken over as a room’s base hue. From light blue to rich navy, all shades are hot right now. Animal print rugs: Animal print seems to come and go, and right now it’s a-go. To make a room feel modern and exotic, find a rug that conjures thoughts of jungles and savannas. Whether

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Steps to a kitchen remodel

Steps to a kitchen remodel Many people want to renovate their kitchen, but the process is often easier said than done. Achieving the dream kitchen you’ve always envisioned requires systematic planning and streamlined effort. Follow these steps from the Braemar team to minimize stress and maximize results. 1). Demolition: There is a suggested process to demolition that will make everything easier in the long run. Remove cabinet doors first then remove the cabinets. Second, take out the garbage disposal, sink, and countertops. After that, remove windows and door trim (do this carefully if you plan to reuse them). The next step is removing appliances and lighting fixtures (make sure power is turned off first). Finally, remove wall paneling and studs, if your renovation is going that deep. Finally, remove the flooring if it’s also being replaced. Before getting started with the remodel, thoroughly clean up by recycling anything you can

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5 Tips to Maximize a Spare Bedroom Space

With the holidays on the horizon, party and event planning is in the works. Within a month, homes across the country will be busting at the seams with family and friends. Not having enough space to accommodate guests can be a significant source of stress, especially during the holiday season. Remember, a “spare bedroom” doesn’t actually have to be a bedroom. Any extra space or room in your home can be remodeled into a place suitable for overnight guests. Keep in mind, these folks simply need a place to sleep, dress and freshen up. The rest of their time will most likely be spent in the family room, kitchen or outdoor entertainment space. Whether you’re updating a true spare bedroom or retrofitting another space into a guest bedroom, below are some tips to make it as relaxing and accommodating as possible. 1). Remove clutter: Guests are trying to relax. They

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Living Room Design

4 suggestions for fall home renovation projects

Mornings are crisp and footballs are flying. Fall is definitely on the horizon. When it comes to updating your home, this is a wonderful season for renovation. See below for some tips and suggestions regarding fall home renovation. 1). New windows: When fall arrives,  winter is on its way. Do you have certain windows that allow frigid air into your home during the colder months? Loose, thin or outdated windows greatly affect energy-efficiency, as well as your utility bills. Use the fall months to assess your windows and replace those that are letting cold air in. 2). Exterior paint: Whether you’re painting your entire home or just touching things up, fall offers plenty of mild weather days to make this happen. A fresh coat of paint or sealant is always a wise idea before ice and snow come along. If you plan to paint this fall, sooner is better than

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Summer fun with an outdoor kitchen

The dog days of summer have truly arrived and with summertime comes outdoor fun and entertainment. Are you a person who loves inviting family, friends and colleagues over for an evening of grilling out, cocktails and music? If so, an outdoor kitchen is for you. This fun atmosphere is a hot trend right now but in our minds, it’s something that will withstand time. For centuries, people have cooked and entertained outdoors. While this type of space takes some thought and planning, the rewards are well worth the effort. Below are tips from the Braemar designers about creating the prefect outdoor kitchen. 1. Plan your layout: Don’t begin planning your outdoor kitchen willy-nilly. Make sure you have a plan that coincides with your landscape, lifestyle, entertaining goals and home architecture. The Braemar designers are highly skilled at designing every space in a home. And it’s especially fun to design an

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Reading Room Cabinets

Have fun with accessories

Typically when homeowners are redesigning or remodeling a home, they think of big items first such as cabinets, appliances and windows. But often times, the beauty is in the details. Once the main decisions are made, you can have some fun selecting accessories to create the room you’ve envisioned. It’s impressive how small items can make a significant difference in a room. A good designer knows how to use lighting, rugs, frames, mirrors, wall hangings and other pieces to create a comprehensive ambiance. With that being said, there must also be a balance. The right accessories can contribute greatly to a room but if you try and include too much, the room can appear cluttered. Follow these tips to ensure your renovated space has just the right amount of accessories. Tips for selecting home accessories  1). Quality over quantity Don’t get too crazy buying accessories for your new space. Always

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Quick and simple redesign tips for spring

Now that Easter has come and gone, it truly feels like spring is here. While it’s still chilly in some parts of the country, other regions are finally feeling some warmth. Along with spring comes the yearning to clean and renovate a home. It’s much more enjoyable to work on home improvement or design projects when it’s lovely outside. On the Braemar blog today, we offer some tips and suggestions when it comes to spring home renovations and redesign. Quick and simple redesign tips for spring Rearrange furniture: Homeowners often forget that simply rearranging furniture can make a big impact on a room. But before you start lugging around couches and chairs, take some time to sketch out a few ideas. When planning, think about opening up the room to create a space that encourages socializing and relaxing. Include plants and foliage: With flowers blooming all around and trees regaining

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Designer for Braemar Cabinetry

When it comes to incorporating cabinetry into your space, we know our stuff! We believe it is time for us to share our knowledge with the world and inspire others to turn their house into a home by maximizing the space you have through design, renovation, and expansion. Whether you are looking for the latest trends and styles, advice on how to select cabinets, solutions for space planning or just general cabinetry  knowledge, we have got you covered.  Have a question not answered in our blogs, feel free to reach out to us. We are always here to help!