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Kitchen Redesign

Top reasons to hire a kitchen designer

A kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s where family and friends congregate for both intimate gatherings and large occasions. When renovating, kitchen planning can be daunting, to say the least. There are numerous factors when it comes to renovating this essential space. Many homeowners feel they can plan, design and purchase materials on their own but the fact of the matter is, a kitchen designer will make your life so much easier. Below we offer top reasons to hire a skilled professional when remodeling your home. Reasons to hire a kitchen designer Saves time: Designing and renovating a kitchen requires hours of phone calls, sketching, measuring, material selections, negotiating and more. Designers are efficient and skilled at these tasks, and when these things are taken care of by someone else, you have time to work, play and enjoy the remodeling experience. Saves money: Ironically, homeowners try and save

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Patterned Kitchen Back Splash

Hot trends in kitchen renovation

Home renovation is an ever-evolving topic and industry. Designers and homeowners alike love to play with styles, colors and layouts to create a new and fun look. Whether you’re renovating a kitchen, a bathroom or another space in your home, today’s options for redesigning your home are limitless. Today on the Braemar blog, we share what’s hot in the world of kitchen renovation. 1). Mix & match appliances: Gone are the days where every appliance needs to be the same. It’s common to find stainless steel in the same space as a black or red appliance. Folks are being adventurous these days with their stoves, fridges and other appliances. Not only does this make a space more edgy, it adds color and dimension as well. 2). Gray beauty: Gray has become the new white when it comes to kitchen renovation. White cabinets are still very popular with today’s homeowners, but

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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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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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Let Storage Solutions Help You Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Does your family strive to reduce, reuse and recycle? If so, kudos to you! It’s a well-known fact that our earth is a finite resource, so the more people taking care of it, the better. Whether it’s oil, natural gas, or fresh water, there’s only so much to go around. Additionally, pollution and waste that never biodegrades also contributes to the decline of our earth’s natural bounty. With all of that being said, thousands of people are still not reducing, reusing and recycling. If you’re one of those people, the team at Braemar can help you, and if you are already working to protect our earth, we can make your efforts more efficient. But first, we want to share some interesting points as to why some people are still choosing not to recycle. Top Reasons Many People Don’t Recycle No personal incentive It’s inconvenient Lack of desire to be “green”

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Braemar Showcases Masterbrand Cabinets: Schrock

At Braemar, we represent the absolute best in kitchen cabinets. We partner with Masterbrand to provide our clients with quality products. Currently, we offer cabinetry from Schrock, Decora′ and KitchenCraft. While each brand presents a different style, all three are renown in the industry and honor a tradition of manufacturing well-crafted, highly-functional products. Throughout a series of upcoming blog posts, we’ll feature each of our three brands. Today we highlight Schrock,  a leader in schrock cabinetry founded in 1961. For five decades, this brand has manufactured stunning cabinets with skill and care. The Schrock legacy begins five decades ago when two brothers from a town in Arthur, Illinois had a vision to manufacture kitchen and bathroom cabinets with the same handcrafted care as their Amish neighbors. Schrock Brothers Manufacturing was then formed, and while the name has changed to Schrock Cabinetry, the brand is still committed to the excellence of

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New Year, New Home

Happy New Year, friends! Now that 2016 is here to stay, many individuals and families are considering taking on bathroom or kitchen renovations or redesigns. January, February and March are wonderful months to plan and implement renovations. There are no significant holidays or school breaks during these months and travel is usually held to a minimum. The beginning of the year is especially a great time for smaller renovations that don’t require walls to be torn down. The cold and snow won’t even be a concern. Why not renovate now so you can thoroughly enjoy your new space when spring and summer arrive? Perhaps financing or a limited budget are preventing you from getting started with your project. Did you know that you can update your kitchen and bath with minimal changes and a very small budget? The design team at Braemar can assist you with this process. We can work

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Top 10 Kitchen Redesign Tips

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to take on a kitchen remodel, now what? Below are ten kitchen redesign tips that will lead to the kitchen of your dreams. 10). Personalize it: Perhaps most importantly, make your kitchen fit the personality of your family. While kitchens are not typically overdecorated, you can use accents such as rugs, pottery, back splash, pictures and other items to make it feel homey and personal while maintaining the functionality of a kitchen. 9). Select the right appliances for you: There’s no doubt that appliance selection is a fun part of the kitchen redesign process. But, there are so many options it can sometimes be overwhelming. Some people love all of the bells and whistles that come with modern appliances while others don’t feel all the hype is necessary. Truly think about what you need and want in your appliances and then stick with your budget.

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Old Town – Alexandria, Va.

Kitchen Cabinetry Project The project for the home we worked with in Old Town needed cabinetry in the kitchen and bonus room. Our redesign included built in cabinets, granite counter tops, lighting, coordinating hardware and flooring. The project turnaround was about 6 weeks and our client was thrilled with the end result. Braemar Kitchen & Bath worked with MW Construction to ensure that the final product exceeded the design vision. For more information about doing a kitchen remodel in Alexandria, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our design expert.  

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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!