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Tips to renovating a powder room

A powder room can be a gem in one’s home or it can be a forgotten little room no one uses. This small bathroom, typically on the main floor, is a great place to have a little fun with design. With that being said, you have to be careful. This tiny space can go from glam to tacky very quickly. Follow the tips below to create a beautiful powder room both homeowners and visitors will love. Have fun with style and design: This small space is perfect for quirky or unique designs. Allow it to be your little experiment, the place where you take design chances you wouldn’t take in other, larger rooms in the home. Maybe you want a nature theme, a nautical theme, or a city-scape theme. Perhaps you want to use that funky wallpaper you’ve been eyeing or adorn an entire wall in mirrors. Maybe you’ve found

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White Bathroom Designs

Create a luxurious bathroom with these 5 tips

Gone are the days when bathrooms were merely a functional part of one’s home. Today’s bathrooms are sleek, stylish and comfortable. The bathroom is one of the most utilized rooms in a home. Furthermore, it’s often the room observed most keenly by guests because they’re in there alone. With a strategic design plan, we’ll create a luxurious bathroom and most importantly, we can do it without breaking the bank. Backsplash: Traditionally thought of as a kitchen component, backsplash can also add style and color to a bathroom. Liven up the vanity area with bright mosaic hues. Not only does backsplash contribute to the decor, it also helps protect walls from water damage and staining. Paint: Be selective when choosing paint for your bathroom. What are you going for? Do you want your bathroom to be warm and comforting or funky and unique. Choose paint that corresponds with your overall design

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Tips to renovating a sunroom

Very little compares to the wonderful feeling of basking in sunlight, so why not make this possible year-round? With a sunroom, homeowners and guests can enjoy the benefits of the sun without having to be outside, so “outdoor entertainment” becomes an activity for all seasons as opposed to just a couple. Natural light itself also offers a number of benefits including decreased electric bills, vitamin D and aesthetic appeal. Renovating a space into a sunroom is not as complicated or expensive many folks think. You may have an existing porch you want to enclose or you may want to build a completely new addition. Either way, Braemar’s design team will help you create and manifest your design vision. Below are a few renovation and decorating tips when it comes to sunrooms. Keep the design vibe: Even though a sunroom offers unique and specific luxuries, try and keep the design vibe

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What’s hot in home decor for 2017

Thinking about a home renovation? It’s not too late to jump on the “what’s hot in 2017” train. What’s trending in home decor right now is awesome and gorgeous and will hopefully stay in style for quite a while longer. Below are a few of these hot trends currently popular with homeowners of all types. Geometric patterns: If you’re bored with basic solid colors and prints, try out a fun geometric pattern on your walls or upholstery. Shapes of all sorts add a funky feel to any room. Natural lighting: This one seems to always be on the list, thankfully. Who doesn’t benefit from beautiful natural light streaming in a room? If you’re room feels dark and dreary, try and figure out a way to open it up by adding a window or skylight. Jewel tones: Think of an emerald, ruby, amethyst, sapphire, and other beautiful gemstone colors. These deep,

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4 Basics to Create an Outdoor Oasis

The first day of spring has come and gone and before we know it, sultry summertime will be here as well. To ensure your home is ready for summertime fun, now’s the time to prepare because as they say, ‘Preparation is everything.’ There’s something about an outdoor space that’s soothing to the spirit. Imagine soft lighting, comfy outdoor furniture, someone playing a guitar, kids laughing, and a nice glass of wine in hand. Are you feeling relaxed? We hope so and remember, making this a reality is easier than you think. Your outdoor space should be ready and waiting when that first mild evening comes along. You may be wondering how to create an outdoor oasis. The Braemar team is here say it’s not nearly as challenging or expensive as one would think. With appropriate planning and creative design, your own backyard will become the place you crave more than

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Living Room Design

5 Top Reasons Every Kitchen Needs Natural Lighting

When renovating your kitchen, there are many decisions to be made. From cabinetry to paint color to hardware and more, homeowners spend a significant amount of time making choices. No matter the bells and whistles you desire, “natural lighting” should be on everyone’s list. While the market offers numerous lighting options these days, nothing compares to the warm, inviting light of sunshine. So when making your other decision, try and incorporate or maximize natural light as much as possible. On the Braemar blog today, we offer five reasons to include natural lighting in your kitchen. 5 Top Reasons Every Kitchen Needs Natural Lighting 1). Aesthetically pleasing: This one is a no-brainer. Walk into a kitchen laden with glorious sunshine or one hidden away in a dark corridor and most would agree the first kitchen is the more beautiful of the two. Sunlight dancing off kitchen counters, appliances, and surfaces is

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Seminary Road Bar

Plan Your 2017 Home Renovation Now

Are you considering a home renovation in 2017? If so, now’s the time to plan. It’s hard to believe Christmas is around the corner and year’s end is only weeks away. Before we know it, we’ll be counting down to midnight and ringing in a new year. If you’ve never renovated a space in your home, you may not realize the process can take four to eight weeks and that may not include all of the envisioning and planning that happens beforehand. So if you and your family are thinking about renovating your kitchen, bath, or another room in your home, call the Braemar team today so we can get started. As with any project, large or small, you need a plan. We can help you with the formal design plans, but there are some things you can do on your own to begin the process and clarify your vision.

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Storage Solutions for Home

8 Tips to Maximize Creativity in Your Craft Room

Being savvy in the DIY world has become trendy over the past decade. This has led to a resurgence of crafting. Many of our grandmothers and mothers are skilled at knitting, quilting, sewing, needlepoint, and other creative tasks. Now there’s a new generation talented at these same creative skills and additional ones, such as monogramming and scrapbooking. It appears the concept of living simply is re-emerging and along with that, families and individuals again enjoy making their own clothing, decorations, gifts, and other items. Additionally, the worlds of blogging and social media have ignited a community of DIY gurus. There are thousands of folks on their keyboards and behind camera lenses each day sharing tricks and tools for being artsy and creative. No longer is a lengthy class or workshop needed; a quick Pinterest search offers all the information we need to create whatever we want. With arts and crafts

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Studio Space Design

Maximize Your Studio Space

In popular metropolitan areas, space is very limited and rent can be astronomical. Many single individuals, couples, and small families elect to utilize a studio apartment space instead of a larger multi-bedroom unit. With careful design planning and a little creativity, a studio apartment can be just as functional and comfortable as a larger space. 6 Tips to Maximizing Your Studio Space 1). Get creative with storage: With only one room, you have limited storage in a studio apartment, but with a little innovation, you can create plenty of space for your belongings. Make sure you have a high bed so you can utilize the space underneath. If your bed doesn’t offer built-in drawers or shelves, you can create your own by using bins, baskets, and tubs that will slide underneath. We at Braemar also offer shelving, cabinets, and storage units that maximize space and offer significant storage along the

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Storage Solutions for Home

Create the Perfect Homework Space

Now that school is in full-swing, students of all ages are coming home with homework. If you’re a parent to multiple children, this time of day can become overwhelming and chaotic. And even if you just have one child, sometimes homework takes a significant chunk of time out of the afternoon. Not only are there some tips that will make this time of day easier, but you can also create a space that fosters a calm, studious environment. First, let’s talk about some ways to reduce the tension surrounding homework time. We consulted a number of educational resources to offer you the below tips. Tips to reduce homework stress: Establish a routine: Children and adolescents crave structure. With their help and input, designate a certain time each afternoon for homework. Once it’s established, stick to it. Create a homework/study area: If possible, create an area where homework is completed every

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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!