LATEST NEWS IN CABINTRY & RENOVATION

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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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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Cabinetry for the Kitchen

Kitchen Functionality

Kitchen Functionality & Design Functionality & design within your workspace is key to efficiency. There is a significant difference between a house and a home. A house is simply a collection of rooms under one roof. A home is the feeling derived from enjoying the house. Within a home, the kitchen is often the place where everyone gathers to make memories. Whether it’s everyday activities like doing homework or grabbing coffee on the way out the door or traditions like baking cookies at Christmas or toasting pumpkin seeds during the fall, the kitchen is a world of possibilities when it comes to enjoying the little things in life. To make the most of a kitchen, one must also consider functionality. If space is disorganized, cluttered, or significantly dated, enjoying oneself may be impossible. Several components make up the comprehensive functionality of a kitchen. If you’re building a new home or

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Which kitchen cabinets are timeless?

Which kitchen cabinets are timeless?

A kitchen renovation is no simple feat, nor is it inexpensive. To make the update last decades, many homeowners prefer elements and designs that are timeless and will sustain changes in trends. Cabinetry makes up the bulk of a kitchen so if your goal is to create a kitchen that lasts a lifetime, it may be wise to choose cabinets with classic beauty and style. Below we offer several timeless ideas. Color: Several colors of kitchen cabinets never go out of style. These include white, gray and navy. These hues stand the test of time. They are neutral, yet classy and stylish. These colors allow the designer or homeowner to make decor changes throughout the years without the budget impact of acquiring new cabinetry. White, gray and navy also pair well with any type or color of appliance. Glass front: Glass front cabinets have been popular for centuries. They offer

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Types of Storage Solutions for Bedrooms

Cabinets that fit your lifestyle

When selecting cabinets for your kitchen, you need to ensure their functionality fits your lifestyle. There is a process when it comes to cabinet selection. The Braemar designers can fully assist you throughout the journey, but until you meet with a designer, below are some helpful tips and a series of steps to get you started. Consider budget: You may see cabinets on HGTV or Pinterest that you love, but that doesn’t mean those cabinets will fit within your budget. A number of factors are considered when thinking about cabinet cost. Industry stats indicate that cabinets make up approximately 50% of your overall kitchen renovation budget. The best way to stay within budget is to set the umbrella amount for the entire renovation then take half of that and spend it on cabinets. This will leave you enough money to make the other changes you desire. Choose a cabinet door

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Kitchen Cabinet Options for Storage and Display

Cabinets make up a significant component of any kitchen and while we want them to be beautiful, we also need them to be functional. If selected correctly, kitchen cabinets offer homeowners ample storage and help alleviate organizational stress. Consider these tips when pondering kitchen cabinet options for storage and display. The perfect pantry: We use the word “perfect” as a relative term because what’s perfect for one person may be different for another. Nonetheless, we all have an image in our mind of what would create the perfect pantry. Maybe that’s a well-organized, walk-in pantry or a slender, deep pantry. Whatever you preference, most people desire and need a pantry in their kitchen. Utensil drawers: This includes the traditional utensil drawer that organizes forks, knives and spoons. This type of drawer will probably always be needed, although modern inserts make storage much savvier than the days of old. Along with

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Cabinet Styles and Finishes

6 Types of Kitchen Layouts

6 Types of Kitchen Layouts Kitchen layouts run the gamut from small and cramped to large and expansive. Whether you’re working with an existing kitchen or building one from the ground up, the layout can make a difference in terms of functionality and enjoyment. There are several standard kitchen layouts. If you’re planning to renovate your kitchen, it’s important to know distinctions between the types and tips for redesigning each type. Galley kitchen: Galley kitchens are long and narrow with base cabinets, wall cabinets, appliances and other functional elements on one or both walls. This creates an abundance of organization and work areas despite minimal square footage. Galley kitchens are popular with professional and home chefs because it maximizes efficiency by keeping everything close together. Some galley kitchens are symmetrical and some are asymmetrical. This is an important decision to make early on as it will affect the scale and

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The Best Time of Year to Renovate a Kitchen

Have you noticed how the kitchen becomes the gathering spot no matter the occasion? The kitchen has been described as the heart of the home. It’s where conversations are had, food is shared and memories made. Often times, however, there is something about our kitchen that annoys or frustrates us, elements that inhibit us from utilizing this space to its full potential and our own desires. When that happens, a renovation is necessary. In considering a renovation, there are factors that determine when the best time of year is to renovate. 1). Lifestyle: If you’re a very active person year-round, time of year may not be a huge factor but if you are more active during the spring and summer months, this may be a great time for a renovation. If you’re routinely out and about enjoying leisure hobbies and activities, having construction workers in your home would not be

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Kitchen Remodel

Choosing the right kitchen cabinets

Cabinets make up a significant component of any kitchen. Homeowners need to consider both style and functionality, but choosing the right kitchen cabinets doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With a little planning and professional design help, selecting cabinets for your kitchen can be a fun and interesting experience. The Braemar team offers several tips and suggestions when it comes to choosing the right kitchen cabinets for you and your family.  Budget: As with any part of a home renovation, you’ll need to consider your budget. A kitchen renovation can be more expensive than other rooms in a home and cabinets often make up the bulk of the expense. There are a few key ways you can save money while still improving the look of your cabinets. If your cabinets are in good shape structurally, you can have them professionally painted or replace the doors and hardware to make them

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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!