3 Step Guide to (re)Designing Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is the most important social space in your home. It’s where you nourish yourself and your family. It’s where you gather your loved ones for an evening of fun. It’s as much a creative cooking space as it is a living and loving space. We’re here to help you maximize your kitchen’s enriching qualities with fabulous interior design ideas.

Pick Your Style

Retro

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Rustic

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Modern

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Make A Color Plan!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little red here, a splash of blue there, some green over here? No! While those are all nice colors, interior design requires organization and planning. Ask yourself: what mood do I want my kitchen to have? How do I want it to make me feel? Then, you can start thinking about the colors.

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Here’s how we can help you paint your kitchen in 3 steps:

  1. Choose a soft main color to create the overall mood.
  2. Pick a darker shade or another color that supports your main color.
  3. This is where you can get a little wild. Pick an accent color that adds some life and personality to the first two colors. Use it on trim, decorative ornaments, flowers, and more.

Tip: An open kitchen plan is inviting, allowing you to socialize with guests while preparing their meal. If you can’t have that, use bright colors, light wood or faux marble for counter tops, and accent your windows with plants and flowers to lighten up your space.

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Add Texture

You can add texture to a kitchen in a variety of ways. You may choose chunky furniture to fill out empty space. You may want skinny metal chairs to add a futuristic taste to your space.

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One of our favorite techniques is adding a decorative backsplash. A backsplash is a space behind your stove that, well, catches the backsplash of your cooking. We have ample experience in giving chefs a piece of art to watch while they wait for water to boil.

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Another way to bring your kitchen to life is simply by updating and replacing cabinet knobs, pulls, and doors. Why be ordinary when there are so many options available?

 

We hope this post inspired you to embrace your space. Whether you want to cozy kitchen or a large, welcoming hall, you have plenty of ways to imbue it with your personality.

 

Questions? Contact us, we’d love to chat!

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5 Textured Wall Treatments For Your Home

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A textured wall treatment is an Old World technique that adds a modern look and feel to your home. Treating an accent wall, a wall with a fireplace in it, or even cabinetry, ceilings, doors, and furniture, will add edge and class to your living space or business.

Textured wall treatments can be as subtle or as bold as you like. Let’s walk through 5 fantastic styles in order from subtle to outstanding and find the one that fits you best.

5 Textured Wall Treatments for Your Home

1. Textured Paint

Some retailers sell paint specifically for textured wall treatments. It may give a surface a rough stone feel, the look of rusted metal, or the smooth touch of grooved ceramic.

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2. Drywall Mud

Step up the texture and hide unsightly nail holes with drywall mud. A textured wall treatment in this style can help you emulate a stucco finish or add horizontal lines that give an wood grain effect.

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3. Repurposed Wood

On a budget? Looking for a beach theme? Wood can be used (or reused) to add a natural touch to a room, especially with excellent natural light. Stain or paint it to match your home, or leave it as is.

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4. Bold Tiles

Tiles in metal, plaster, or other materials can be purchased to create perfect patterns. The right set of tiles will add luxury and value to your home. Find many more examples of here on Houzz.

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5. Stone or Brick

You read that right. A stone wall creates a masculine backdrop for a bachelor’s bedroom or home office. Geometric shapes give your space a sense of purpose. Stone comes in a variety of colors and styles.

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Textured Wall Treatments Aren’t Ordinary…

And neither are you. Why turn a room into a boring box with the same old paint? Make your space feel special. Use textured wall treatments to create a cozy nook at home or in your office. Add style on a budget in your apartment or small business. Interior design is supposed to be fun. Be bold.

Need some help designing your favorite space? Ask us for a free consultation today.

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Top 5 Design Trends in 2017

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The new year is on its way, bringing tidings of comfort and sleek, modern design.

With 15 years of experience, we’ve seen industry design trends come and go. Sometimes we love what’s in. Sometimes we wish it’d go back out. Either way, nothing is as exciting as predicting the top design trends of the year to come.

Based on our research and expertise, here is our list of top design trends in 2017.

Top Design Trends in 2017

The Modern Vintage

Have worn out furniture? Way to be ahead of the game!

Everything from redesigned antique tables to updated art deco chairs will be raging in 2017. Let’s face it. Times are tough. We can’t all afford to buy a new dinner set every year. Work with what you’ve got! Refinishing, reupholstering, and repurposing are in.

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The Nook

Open-space living may still be enjoying its time in the sun, but more people are craving the comfort of the nook.

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Experts at Houstonia claim escapism is coming for dealing with digital devices. But let’s be real. What’s more comfy and cozy than curling up with your smartphone?

A Natural Touch

Perhaps in the effort to feel de-digitized, all aspects of design are heading back to nature. We’re talking earthy hues, the warmth of terracotta tiles, wooden bedframes, and molding stained in natural colors.

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Metals and Gilding

While copper and cheap-looking brass is out, rougher metals are swooping in. Silver and nickel create a more industrial look, harkening to a more simple time.

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Contrasting nicely with the slim and ultra-shiny design of technology, rougher metals add an element of strength and security to a home.

Be Jeweled

How can we be truly all natural without incorporating the sky? Inspired by the stars and the spark of life, we’ll be seeing an uptrend in ultra decorative cabinet knobs, dinnerware, and lighting fixtures. Wow. Getting back to nature feels so… romantic!

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But do you know what’s really in style?

Whatever suits your fancy! It’s always fun to be inspired by new (and old) ideas. But let’s not get carried away.

Need assistance in designing your perfect home in 2017? Contact us for a free in-home consultation today.

 

Can’t get enough? Check out this slideshow for inspiration!

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