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Dead space in a bathroom

What to do with dead space in a bathroom

Do you have dead space in a bathroom? Often times, the layout or design of a bathroom can result in awkward, empty space. This can leave the room looking dull and unfinished. No one wants that, especially when it comes to the most visited room in a home. There are a number of ways to fill this empty space and some of those include additional storage, added decor or both. Take a look at the below suggestions when it comes to ideas about extra square footage or empty wall space in a bathroom. Dead space in a bathroom? Hanging cabinets: If the empty space involves a wall, hanging cabinets would fill it nicely and offer storage. With towels, supplies and toiletries, there is always a need for more storage in a bathroom. If you go this route, ensure no one will hit their head on the cabinets when walking by.

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Popular trends in bathroom cabinetry

Throughout the decades, bathrooms have evolved into something of a sanctuary. Small, stale bathrooms of the 1970s are a far cry from the luxurious havens in modern homes. The bathroom is a place to prepare for the day ahead and a place to unwind at the end of many hours in a stimulating world. As you’re considering a bathroom renovation, there are numerous options in terms of cabinetry. Below are several popular trends when it comes to bathroom cabinets. Fluted, reeded or slatted panels: This is going to be a popular trend in the New Year. Currently, there are few of these panels on the market, so you may need to involve a professional cabinet maker, woodworker or builder. If you’re budget allows it, you won’t be disappointed in the aesthetics of these unique cabinets. Open shelving: Open shelving or floating shelves have become a popular trend in every room

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Open Shelving Ideas

Open shelving has been a popular trend for decades, sometimes out of necessity and sometimes by choice. This type of floating shelf adds a unique element to any room. Depending on how you go about designing your space and creating your decor scheme, open shelving can be lovely addition or an eyesore. Follow these top tips to make your floating shelves are both visually pleasing and functional. Use live edge shelving: In a farmhouse-style kitchen, open shelving is often made from stained or reclaimed wood, but for a unique, natural look, use live edge shelving. It’s not only beautiful but also very strong and coordinates well with classic and contemporary design styles. Although live edge shelving is more expensive, it serves as a stunning statement piece to any kitchen. Stick to a color scheme: Pick a color scheme that goes along with the rest of the kitchen and stick with

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Reasons your kitchen needs natural light

When renovating your kitchen, there are numerous choices to consider. From cabinetry to paint color to hardware and more, homeowners spend a significant amount of time and energy making choices. No matter the bells and whistles you desire, “natural lighting” should be a priority for everyone. More modern kitchens try to incorporate natural light into the kitchen but many older homes with small, closed-off kitchens may need a little help to open them up. While the market offers a number of lighting options these days, nothing compares to the warm, inviting light of sunshine. As you and your design team plan out your renovation and make choices about products and items, work to create or maximize natural light as much as possible. Today we offer five reasons to include natural lighting in your kitchen. 5 Reasons Every Kitchen Deserves Natural Lighting 1). Aesthetically pleasing: This benefit is obvious. Walk into

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Tips to consider when updating a bathroom

9 Tips to consider when updating a bathroom

There are 9 Tips to consider when updating a bathroom. Other than the kitchen, a bathroom is the most popular room in a home and is always high on the list when it comes to renovation projects. Unlike a messy bedroom or disorganized storage area, we can’t shut the bathroom door in an attempt to hide the space. Furthermore, most guests are alone when using the facilities, so they have time to observe their surroundings and think about what they see, unlike when they are in other rooms and are busy eating, drinking, or socializing. And for the homeowners themselves, a bathroom is a very personal space. Think about all the time spent in a bathroom. It’s an intimate area used to relax, cleanse, prepare for the day, or get ready for a special occasion. For these reasons and others, it’s imperative our bathrooms are at their best, both aesthetically

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Kitchens of the South

Kitchens of the South

Kitchens of the South Food and family go hand-in-hand in Kitchens of the South. Most Southerners love to be in the kitchen for one reason or another. Whether cooking up a holiday meal, concocting a festive cocktail or baking wing for a Saturday football game, folks in the South know how to navigate a kitchen. With that in mind, the Braemar team often considers what Southerners like in the most popular room of a home. There are certain elements distinctive to Southern kitchens. Space: Perhaps the most important component in a Southern kitchen is that it’s spacious. Whether it’s the holidays or weekend events, this space often serves as the gathering place for friends and family. There needs to be room for everyone to move around, snack and converse with one another. Many Southern homes already have a large space, but if not, this is often important when homeowners are

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Kitchen Corner Struggles

Kitchen Corner Struggles and Great Solutions

Kitchen Corner Struggles and Great Solutions When you’re building a home, renovating an existing one, or working with a realtor to purchase a new home, you may not think about something such as kitchen corner struggles, but many homeowners become frustrated trying to figure out what to do with awkward corners in the most cherished room of a home. The Braemar team offers several solutions to help you navigate your new kitchen space and ensure you’re happy with how you handle those cumbersome corners. 8 Corner Solutions Blind corner cabinet: This is a popular resolution. A blind corner cabinet is positioned at the corner between two rows of base cabinets where part of one cabinet’s contents is hidden by the other row of cabinets. It is blind in that you cannot see what is inside the cabinet portion that is hidden. The disadvantage is that while you may be able

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The Right Type of Cabinetry for Your Home

The Right Type of Cabinetry for Your Home

The Right Type of Cabinetry for Your Home Selecting products for your abode can be both challenging and rewarding. When focused on the kitchen, how do you know what is the right type of cabinet for your home? There is a magnitude of considerations when it comes to the final decision. You have to think about wood type, color, size, organizational elements, hardware, budget and more. It’s very helpful to hire a designer to assist in the selection and decision making process. This professional will guide you from vision to reality. Style vs. Need/Benefit The designers at Braemar focus on style vs. need/benefit. The best type of cabinet adequately fulfills both requirements, and sometimes these two factors blend together. You may be wondering about the difference between style and need/benefit. When considering the style of your cabinets, think about colors, shape and general aesthetics. In contrast, when thinking about need/benefit,

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Top-rated Kitchen Cabinets

Top-rated Kitchen Cabinets

Top-rated Kitchen Cabinets Kitchens are an important component of any renovation, perhaps the most important as they often consume a majority of the budget. Taking the time to select the right cabinets for you and your lifestyle will be well worth it. There are numerous cabinet options on the market today, so it’s sometimes hard to weed through all of the possibilities and select what works for your design goals. Numerous styles are available from classic shaker cabinets to contemporary styles; however, you must also consider functionality and other characteristics. The benefit of modern cabinets is that most are both functional and lovely. Different cabinet brands and lines feature various quality and value. When you’re searching for cabinets, consider elements such as cost, storage options, functionality, material, and style. Take a look below as the Braemar team explores the characteristics that make a top-rated kitchen cabinet.   Cost-effective: Budget is

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Cabinet Styles and Finishes

Cabinet Styles and Finishes

Cabinet Styles and Finishes Selecting cabinetry is typically the most challenging and expensive part of a kitchen renovation. Trying to decide which type, style and color to buy can be overwhelming. A little background knowledge will make the process much more palatable. To begin with, it helps to know there are four main styles of cabinetry, which include: Traditional: This style is the most formal and inspired by traditional European flare. It’s often embellished with ornately carved designs and raised panels. Traditional cabinets are usually found in classic, rich color woods. Other elements include stained glass door fronts, glazed doors, decorative brackets, toe-kicks, trim works, crown molding and more. Shaker: This type of cabinet is often considered the most popular and certainly the most versatile. With a simple frame and panel structure, shaker cabinets blend in with both traditional and contemporary styles. Shaker cabinets are most commonly made from high-quality

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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!