Monday, August 15, 2016

Wood Cabinets Make a Kitchen Design: Here's How to Utilize Them

wood cabinetsThe wood cabinets in your kitchen form the backbone of the entire design. When you are looking to remodel your kitchen you need to configure the cabinets in order to make the most use of your kitchen size and its layout. You also want to make sure that you can maximize the use of your wood cabinets. Wood cabinets in your kitchen serve a dual purpose.  Their first purpose is to do what cabinets are supposed to do, and that is to store stuff out of sight. The second role of wood cabinets in your kitchen is to provide an aesthetic lift.  Other than your countertops, your wood cabinets are going to be the most expansive feature in your kitchen.  As such, when you are designing your wood cabinets you need to keep in mind the layout and look that you want, select the right type of materials, and ensure that it goes with the overall feel and design that you are trying to achieve. The best way to get the cabinets that will meet your dream kitchen requirements is to work with a professional designer who can lay all of the options out for you so that you can make an educated decision as to what kind of wood cabinets you need in your kitchen.

It is important to remember that wood cabinets in your kitchen primarily have a function to fulfill. With this in mind, you need to choose a style of wood cabinets that are going to fit all of your belongings, provide you with the right amount of space, and still give you the look that you desire. Currently, European-style frameless wood cabinets are extremely popular. This is because these European-style wood cabinets afford more storage than the traditional rail-style cabinets that have often been found in U.S. kitchens.

Since we are talking about the function of cabinets, it is important to note that many cabinets are now coming with soft-close drawers and doors. If you are interested in this, you should ask about the cost of having soft-close drawers and doors because sometimes it is an add-on cost with certain models of wood cabinets. For even more sophistication, you can go with touchless cabinets which are currently considered a luxury item, but experts believe will eventually move into the mainstream. This is a great application and very convenient for waste or recycling drawers.

Added Features

There are some features you should consider adding to the cabinets in your kitchen, which will increase function their functionality. For example, in order to counter the dead space in the far back corner of your cabinets, you can request a pie-cut corner base cabinet that pulls out and utilizes the space or has an old-fashioned Lazy Susan installed. A Lazy Susan spins around and brings stored items from the back to the front of the wood cabinets. Similarly, you should consider getting fully adjustable door hardware which allows us to adjust the doors so that the gap between them is uniform. Additionally, we can hide any of the under-cabinet lighting features that you may want to be installed.

To discuss your new kitchen design, give us a call.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Bath Room Remodel: An Adventurous Undertaking

bath room remodelA bath room remodel is one of the most adventurous, and most exciting, undertakings that you can take in your home. It is right up there rivaling a kitchen remodel in terms of excitement and the creative process. However, it comes with a lot of responsibility and pressure to make an informed decision as you realize that you need to determine what the right design is for your lifestyle, how to stay well within your budget, and ensuring that you maximize the return on any investment you are going to make.  When it comes to a bath room remodel, whether the remodel is a large remodel or a small remodel, it should  always be carefully and thoughtfully planned with the functionality of multiple users in mind. The bath room you want to create needs to be a beautiful, spacious, space efficient, and functional space.  One of the best things you can do if you are planning a bath room remodel is to hire a professional contractor to look at the plans, go over to the designs, and give you an estimate so that you know that you have a professional doing the job for you. There are also some common blunders that you should be on the look out for which will help make your project smooth and seamless leaving you with a beautiful bath room remodel.

One of the most common mistakes that people make when they are getting a bath room remodel done is believing in the concept that bigger is always better. The reality is bigger isn't always better, better is better. It is a common misconception that you are required to have an exceptionally large bath room service area. Regardless of whether you are designing a large master bath room in your dream home or just trying to figure out a way to squeeze an extra bath room into your family home, it is important to take into consideration the size of the bath room, the functionality it serves, and efficiently plan out the size of the utilities. That amazingly large tub could look beautiful on the showroom floor, but it could also reduce the space and footprint of your bath room so significantly that the bath room could appear cramped and tight, reducing your enjoyment of the space.  A bath room remodel, it is important to remember, is as much about functionality and spaciousness as it is about aesthetics.

Two important considerations that you that you need to think about when designing your bath room remodel are the view in and the view out.  When it comes to the view out, you should always remember that nobody wants to be in a dark, dank bath room with bad circulation. The bath room needs to be a bright and airy space and so you need to make sure that you place your bath room on an outside wall where you can easily put in windows. If windows are not an option, you should consider  installing skylights which will give you the same fresh air and natural light that will make the space feel more relaxing. With regard to a view in, when you are doing a bath room remodel you need to make sure that the bath room is located in a way that it does not offer a direct view in from the home's public rooms.  Public rooms include kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms.  Essentially it is important to remember that a bath room is a private space, and so you should make sure that it does not have a clear view of these public spaces.