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Home Renovations

Tips to ensure a quality renovation

Drooling over renovated homes on HGTV or in high-end magazines is something many of us enjoy. These media outlets make it appear easy to turn an old room or house into a dream space. In reality, however, things aren’t so simple. When the average person is renovating a home or room, there are many decisions to be made. In fact, it can get exhausting. The Braemar team has created a list of tips to help you during the renovation process and to make sure you’re more than happy with the final results. 1). Hire a designer: Sometimes homeowners try to save money by doing everything themselves. This is a slippery slope. We all have our areas of expertise, and designers are highly skilled at looking at a space and creating a beautiful vision. They’re also abreast of current trends and materials. Hiring a designer won’t only save you significant time

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Storage Solutions for Home

5 Reasons Homeowners Remodel

While remodeling can seem like a daunting task, it’s well worth it to achieve the home of your dreams. It’s especially rewarding if you work with a professional designer who understands the industry and can assist a client when it comes to materials selection, buying and design. There are many reasons homeowners decide to remodel, but the five below are some of the most popular. Not only do they bring the current homeowner more joy and utility, they also increase the resale value of a home. 1). Open floor plan: An open floor is one of the top features current home buyers look for, or if a home lacks an open floor plan, the home buyer looks to see if one or more walls can be knocked down so an open floor plan can be created. This type of design opens up the home and makes it more inviting for

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Steps to a kitchen remodel

Steps to a kitchen remodel Many people want to renovate their kitchen, but the process is often easier said than done. Achieving the dream kitchen you’ve always envisioned requires systematic planning and streamlined effort. Follow these steps from the Braemar team to minimize stress and maximize results. 1). Demolition: There is a suggested process to demolition that will make everything easier in the long run. Remove cabinet doors first then remove the cabinets. Second, take out the garbage disposal, sink, and countertops. After that, remove windows and door trim (do this carefully if you plan to reuse them). The next step is removing appliances and lighting fixtures (make sure power is turned off first). Finally, remove wall paneling and studs, if your renovation is going that deep. Finally, remove the flooring if it’s also being replaced. Before getting started with the remodel, thoroughly clean up by recycling anything you can

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Living Room Design

4 suggestions for fall home renovation projects

Mornings are crisp and footballs are flying. Fall is definitely on the horizon. When it comes to updating your home, this is a wonderful season for renovation. See below for some tips and suggestions regarding fall home renovation. 1). New windows: When fall arrives,  winter is on its way. Do you have certain windows that allow frigid air into your home during the colder months? Loose, thin or outdated windows greatly affect energy-efficiency, as well as your utility bills. Use the fall months to assess your windows and replace those that are letting cold air in. 2). Exterior paint: Whether you’re painting your entire home or just touching things up, fall offers plenty of mild weather days to make this happen. A fresh coat of paint or sealant is always a wise idea before ice and snow come along. If you plan to paint this fall, sooner is better than

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Quick and simple redesign tips for spring

Now that Easter has come and gone, it truly feels like spring is here. While it’s still chilly in some parts of the country, other regions are finally feeling some warmth. Along with spring comes the yearning to clean and renovate a home. It’s much more enjoyable to work on home improvement or design projects when it’s lovely outside. On the Braemar blog today, we offer some tips and suggestions when it comes to spring home renovations and redesign. Quick and simple redesign tips for spring Rearrange furniture: Homeowners often forget that simply rearranging furniture can make a big impact on a room. But before you start lugging around couches and chairs, take some time to sketch out a few ideas. When planning, think about opening up the room to create a space that encourages socializing and relaxing. Include plants and foliage: With flowers blooming all around and trees regaining

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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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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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Beat the New Year’s Rush – Plan your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel Now!

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner. Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas will be here in a little over a month. We know right now your minds are full of holiday plans, gift ideas and embracing this special time of year, and instead of thinking about a home renovation, you are probably pondering how to decorate your tree or yard. We understand that the holiday hoopla can overtake one’s mental prowess, but did you know that now is also a wonderful time to create an initial plan for renovations that will happen in 2016? As the holidays come to a close, many people begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions and often times “remodel kitchen” or “renovate bathroom” are on the list. We receive many calls for consultations at the start of a new year because clients are ready to get going with their redesign.

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Not sure where to start with your redesign? We can help!

Sometimes the most challenging aspect of redesigning a room is knowing where to start. In your mind, the thought of completely redesigning a space to your heart’s content sounds very exciting, but in reality, the process requires much thought and many decisions. The Braemar team is here to help you create the plan for you and ensure the process is enjoyable. You can do the same thing. Even if you don’t have a Houzz page, you can create your own ideabook via Pinterest or even in a scrapbook if  you like something tangible. The goal is to have many, many ideas before you come to the drawing table. The more you have wrapped your head around what you want and envisioned it within your space, the easier and more accurately we can make product, paint, tile, cabinet, feature and accessory choices. Below we offer some tips to assist you with

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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!