Reasons to personalize your design in a kitchen or bath

Personalize the Design of your Kitchen: Kitchen and baths are the most visited spaces in a home by both guests and homeowners. With that thought in mind, it makes sense to personalize these rooms to the tastes and needs of the people who use them frequently. Below are several reasons to personalize kitchen and bath design.  Create an experience: No matter how large your house may be or how many other entertainment spaces you have, everyone ends up congregating in the kitchen. It’s important that this room feels cozy and festive because your guests will better remember the experience. Consider lighting, seating arrangements and other elements like fresh flowers or fluid movement from inside to outside. Similarly, you want the bathroom to feel comforting. One easy way to do this is to ensure temperature regulation is maintained in the restroom. No guest wants to visit a frigid bathroom. Also consider

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The Life Art of Cabinetry

A home is one of the biggest investments a person will make. Further, renovations and remodeling will take significant time and money down the road. Both of these endeavors place emphasis on cabinetry in every room, but especially the kitchen. The artistic history of cabinets goes back to Italy during the late Renaissance period. In many parts of Europe, cabinets became the most decadent pieces of furniture with great displays of carving inlay gilding and other artistic work. Some cabinets were placed on stands and others on chests. By the mid-1920s, several American manufacturers were marketing cabinets and other millwork that could be joined to create a unified appearance in a kitchen. Throughout the decades, manufacturers began moving away from fully custom cabinets and began offering semi-custom and stock cabinets. This reduced cost and improved installation efficiency. However, many homeowners still prefer true custom cabinets. Below are several reasons to

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Are cabinet upgrades worth it?

Cabinets have stood the test of time and have always been the most significant component of a kitchen. After living with the same cabinetry for many years, you may become bored with them and crave something more modern or uniquet. This is when you must decide if a cabinet upgrade is worth it. The Braemar designers are experts at kitchen design and product selection. We work with clients on an individual basis and strive to understand the homeowners’ needs and wants. Below are five reasons we feel a cabinet upgrade is worth the money and the time. Changes the overall look: If your kitchen is starting to feel boring or outdated, you don’t necessarily have to remodel the entire space. Merely changing out the cabinets will make the entire room look more stylish and inviting. If you only have enough budget to do one thing in your kitchen, new cabinets

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The most popular styles of cabinets

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home. It’s the place where family and friends fuel, relax and rejuvenate. Furthermore, have you noticed that at every home gathering or celebration, everyone tends to congregate in the kitchen? For these reasons and others, it’s important that the kitchen is the way you want it. When renovating a kitchen, cabinets are a large percentage of the overall budget. They also provide the bulk of storage and organization within this space. With so many options on today’s market, it’s often helpful to have a designer or cabinet specialist guide you through the process. Today we offer helpful information on the most popular styles of cabinetry. Remember that while the box of the cabinet is larger than the door, it’s the door that is front facing, so the differences between each type of cabinetry focus primarily on the doors. When you’re ready to

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What to do with dead space in a bathroom

Do you have dead space in a bathroom? Often times, the layout or design of a bathroom can result in awkward, empty space. This can leave the room looking dull and unfinished. No one wants that, especially when it comes to the most visited room in a home. There are a number of ways to fill this empty space and some of those include additional storage, added decor or both. Take a look at the below suggestions when it comes to ideas about extra square footage or empty wall space in a bathroom. Dead space in a bathroom? Hanging cabinets: If the empty space involves a wall, hanging cabinets would fill it nicely and offer storage. With towels, supplies and toiletries, there is always a need for more storage in a bathroom. If you go this route, ensure no one will hit their head on the cabinets when walking by.

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Popular trends in bathroom cabinetry

Throughout the decades, bathrooms have evolved into something of a sanctuary. Small, stale bathrooms of the 1970s are a far cry from the luxurious havens in modern homes. The bathroom is a place to prepare for the day ahead and a place to unwind at the end of many hours in a stimulating world. As you’re considering a bathroom renovation, there are numerous options in terms of cabinetry. Below are several popular trends when it comes to bathroom cabinets. Fluted, reeded or slatted panels: This is going to be a popular trend in the New Year. Currently, there are few of these panels on the market, so you may need to involve a professional cabinet maker, woodworker or builder. If you’re budget allows it, you won’t be disappointed in the aesthetics of these unique cabinets. Open shelving: Open shelving or floating shelves have become a popular trend in every room

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Open Shelving Ideas

Open shelving has been a popular trend for decades, sometimes out of necessity and sometimes by choice. This type of floating shelf adds a unique element to any room. Depending on how you go about designing your space and creating your decor scheme, open shelving can be lovely addition or an eyesore. Follow these top tips to make your floating shelves are both visually pleasing and functional. Use live edge shelving: In a farmhouse-style kitchen, open shelving is often made from stained or reclaimed wood, but for a unique, natural look, use live edge shelving. It’s not only beautiful but also very strong and coordinates well with classic and contemporary design styles. Although live edge shelving is more expensive, it serves as a stunning statement piece to any kitchen. Stick to a color scheme: Pick a color scheme that goes along with the rest of the kitchen and stick with

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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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Uniquie Cabinet Styles

Unique Kitchen Cabinet Styles

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It doesn’t matter if it’s small, large, dated or brand new. Whether it’s a regular weeknight evening with family or a festive weekend occasion, everyone tends to gather in the kitchen. Perhaps out of any other room in a home, the kitchen needs to be how you want it. A kitchen can excite or frustrate homeowners, depending on a myriad of factors. With the main focus of a kitchen being cabinetry, it’s imperative that you’re happy with your cabinet choices. Cabinets take up the most space in a kitchen and provide the storage you need to stay organized and sane. When a kitchen is lacking adequate cabinetry, stress and frustration can ensue. There are numerous styles of kitchen cabinets on the market today. Whether you want something antiquated, vintage, contemporary or rustic, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for. What

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How to find and work with a cabinetry professional

Renovating a kitchen is a daunting task no matter what, but trying to do it without professional design help can induce unnecessary stress, as well as extend the timeframe of the project. Along with a designer, you may want to consider finding and working with cabinetry professional. With the significant number of decisions to be made regarding your cabinets, it helps to have someone leading the charge. You may be curious about how to find and work with cabinetry professionals. Collaborating with a local, independent cabinet professional offers many benefits. As opposed to working with an associate at a big box store, someone from an independent studio holds highly specialized knowledge about the world of cabinetry. Whether it’s style, wood type, color, or size, these individuals will consider your needs, wants, and budget. Further, this type of cabinetry professional has access to a broad variety of cabinet manufacturers and is

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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!