Mudrooms are one of the top remodeling trends we are seeing this past year. Everyone is trying to find a space in their home to include a mudroom. It’s a great area to have, and provides a ton of extra storage for busy families. The ideal location to create a mudroom space is between the garage and the kitchen. It’s a great transition from one room to the other.
Mudroom storage should include a place to hang coats and storage for shoes and boots. A fun solution for families with children are mudroom lockers. Lockers provide an individual spot for each person to store their belongings. Some mudrooms have a mail drop area- a place to dump mail, purses and keys on the way in. A dedicated charging station is great for leaving phones and tablets behind for the evening.
Another great layout solution is incorporating the mudroom and laundry room together in a shared or nearby space. This ensures any dirty clothing coming into the house isn’t tracked through the entire home. In addition, both first floor laundry rooms and mudrooms add value to a home during resale.
To help make sure your laundry and mudroom spaces work for you and your family, take into consideration the design and flow of the space. A design-build company or interior designer can help make sure you’re thinking of all your storage needs and what your daily interactions with the space will be like. The newly remodeled space won’t be worth much if it isn’t functional for the way YOU live.
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Contrasting Color Cabinetry
White cabinetry has been hot for awhile and it continues its reign. But some clients are getting tired of the all white look. A great spot to add a pop of color in an all white kitchen is on the island. You can mix it up even more by doing a different counter top on the island than the perimeter cabinets. The kitchen below went from drab 80’s oak to clean white cabinets with a colorful pop of blue on the island.
If you prefer the look of stained wood cabinetry, you can achieve a similar look by pairing your stained wood perimeter cabinets with a painted island. The kitchen below looks warm and inviting with wood cabinets, but right on trend with a contrasting color island. This client also chose a different counter top for the island and bar top of the kitchen.
Another way to mix cabinetry colors together is to choose one finish for the base cabinets, and a different complimentary finish for the wall cabinets. The client below had a great mix of light gray base cabinets and medium brown wall and utility cabinets. The teal tile is a bright pop of color that makes the space youthful and happy.
Almost every home in Wisconsin has a basement. Most homeowners have realized remodeling their basement could add valuable space and livable square footage to their home without having to build an addition. A basement remodel instantly adds to the value of a home. Because of these factors, basements are one of the most popular spaces in homes to remodel.
Basements are also a great project to tackle in the fall and winter months, both for homeowners and contractors. For homeowners, a basement remodel doesn’t mess with their daily routines and lifestyles as much as a kitchen or bathroom remodel would. For contractors, it’s great to be working indoors during the cold winter months.
When remodeling your basement, you want to make sure you’re making the most of your extra space with thoughtful design and planning. That’s where an interior designer comes in. A design-build company can help you decide how you’d like to use your space and what the best arrangement would be to make the most of it. In the end you’ll gain VALUABLE space, not just extra space.
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We’re seeing navy blue as a trending color in the remodeling world. We’ve installed navy blue cabinets, tile, paint and light fixtures for projects throughout the past year. Pair navy blue with brass hardware and fixtures for a warm look, or pair with chrome fixtures for a classic and clean look.
The navy blue trend is sure to be around for awhile. Sherwin-Williams just announced their color of the year for 2020 is Naval, a lovely deep navy blue.
Remodeling your home is a big investment and we all know remodeling trends come and go. A design-build company or interior designer can help you decide what trends are right for you and your family. What trends make sense to incorporate into your remodeling project? What trend will you regret in 10 years? We can help guide you through the design and construction of your remodeling project, ensuring you’ll love your space now and in future.
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