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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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Benefits of a Man Cave

With football season in full swing, the menfolk are attached to the TV every Thursday, Saturday, and whatever other day football may be playing on the tube. At this time of year, men are craving their own spaces, especially when women and children consume other part of the home. With this thought in mind, the Braemar team felt it was a great time to talk about man caves. Is the man in your home fortunate enough to have one of these luxury spaces? It may be a detached building, basement room, attic spot, or neglected garage space. Whatever it is, a man cave is a place where the men isolate themselves to watch sports, drink beverages, eat junk food, play games, use technology, and do whatever else floats their boat. Even though man caves sound self-indulgent and unnecessary, there are apparently a number of advantages to having one of these

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Storage Cabinetry for Office

Stay Organized During the Back-to-School Hoopla

The back-to-school season is in full swing all over the country. From billboards to commercials to community events, everyone is promoting this fun and exciting time of year. With that being said, the start of school can quickly feel chaotic if a family doesn’t stay on top of things at home. A great way to ensure everyone feels calm during this season is to use storage units and cabinets to sort, store, and organize school supplies, backpacks, sports gear, paperwork, and other items. Below are a few tips to stay organized as your students begin a new school year. Utilize a Drop-Off Zone All children need a place to drop backpacks, sports gear, band instruments, and other items as soon as they walk in the door. Some homes have a mudroom that’s great for this purpose. Other families use the garage if it’s directly adjacent to a living space. If

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Benefits of a Playroom

If you have children in your home, a playroom is a space from which everyone can benefit. With a little forethought and planning, even the smallest of homes can be fitted for a playroom. Some families even choose to have the kids share a bedroom so a second or third bedroom can become a playroom. Once you’ve decided where in the house the playroom can be, the team at Braemar can help you design this new and exciting space. Below we offer several benefits of having a playroom in the home. Benefits of a Playroom 1). Space conditioning: Interestingly, having toys in a child’s bedroom can negatively affect the ability to go to sleep. Children are conditioned to play and explore when they see toys, art supplies, building blocks and puzzles. When all of these items are in a bedroom, it’s often hard for children to wind down and feel

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5 Tips for Beach Cottage Renovation

There’s nothing more relaxing than taking time during the summer months to relax on the coast. The seashore has offered rejuvenation and relaxation for generations of people. Little else soothes the spirit like the sound of the waves and the sea breeze. Those of you who own beach homes or cottages know how important it is to keep them updated and renovated. While the coast is a glorious place to spend some time, the salty air, water, humidity and sand can wreak havoc beach houses. First and foremost, be sure you are taking care of the foundation, plumbing, and bones of your home. Also,  most people rent out their beach homes or cottages, so it’s important to modernize the house and equip the place with solid furniture, cabinets and storage. With these thoughts in mind, below are some tips when renovating your beach house or cottage. 5 Tips to Consider

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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!