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How to make your home a sanctuary

During quarantine, our homes have become our sanctuaries. Never before have we spent so much time in the confines of familiar walls. Through this COVID-19 experience, we’ve learned which parts of our homes we love and which ones we do not. It’s been an interesting experience for many reasons. Going forward, it would make sense to create a home sanctuary that’s worthy of our time and attention. Below are several tips from the Braemar design team. Learn how to make your home a place of relaxation and reprieve. Bring the outdoors in: When you can’t be outside as much, it’s helpful to bring the outdoors in. Adorn the inside of your home with luscious green plants, flowers, and herbs. Diffusing essential oils is another way to add all-natural fragrances. Not only does bringing the outdoors to offer a semblance of serenity, but it will also add to the home’s ambiance

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5 Tips to Maximize a Spare Bedroom Space

With the holidays on the horizon, party and event planning is in the works. Within a month, homes across the country will be busting at the seams with family and friends. Not having enough space to accommodate guests can be a significant source of stress, especially during the holiday season. Remember, a “spare bedroom” doesn’t actually have to be a bedroom. Any extra space or room in your home can be remodeled into a place suitable for overnight guests. Keep in mind, these folks simply need a place to sleep, dress and freshen up. The rest of their time will most likely be spent in the family room, kitchen or outdoor entertainment space. Whether you’re updating a true spare bedroom or retrofitting another space into a guest bedroom, below are some tips to make it as relaxing and accommodating as possible. 1). Remove clutter: Guests are trying to relax. They

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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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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 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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Benefits to Having a Mudroom

Individuals who have become accustomed to a mudroom know the value of a space such as this. Families use this type of area for different purposes but traditionally, a mudroom is a space or room where outerwear and footwear can be removed before people enter the general living area of a home. This alleviates potential clutter and dirt that could accumulate in the nicer parts of a house. It’s a buffer zone, so to speak, between outdoor elements and indoor living. Families with young children treasure this space tremendously as it provides a place for muddy cleats, sports equipment, umbrellas and other gear that otherwise could get thrown on the couch or dining room table. Young professionals may use this space for computer bags, satchels, shoes, overcoats and rain boots. Older couples or retirees often use a mudroom for gardening and golf equipment. This space is beneficial to all ages

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Create the Perfect Work-At-Home Space

Today more than ever, individuals are working from home. Along with the Internet, Skype, social media, telecasting and other types of technology, came the ability to create a career remotely without the need to enter an office building. But anyone who works from  home will tell you that while it’s nice to occasionally work in pajamas and to have a flexible schedule, an adequate work-at-home space is essential to productivity and success. According to a Forbes article, 30 million Americans work from a home office at least once a week, and that number is expected to continually increase. With so many folks working from their homes, it’s more important than ever to know how to create an adequate work-at-home space. Below are some home office setup ideas to help you get started. Differentiate your work space from your home space: It’s so easy to get distracted when working from home.

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6 Tips to Enhance Curb Appeal

First impressions are not only important when meeting other human beings; they are also important when trying to sell a home. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of potential home buyers will drive by a house after viewing it online or seeing it in a print ad. What will they see when looking at the exterior of your home? Before putting your home on the market, ensure that the outside aesthetics are pleasing to the eye. In fact, sprucing up front door curb appeal should be top priority. Once that is accomplished, you can begin renovating and remodeling the inside. Before any potential home buyers will actually walk in the door, they want to be pleased with what they see on the outside. Today we offer you several tips to help create a lovely, clean curb appeal. Tips to Enhance Curb Appeal 1). Assess the situation: Before

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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!