You have some wonderful ideas about what you want your new home to look like; you’ve drawn out some plans, considered what you NEEDED versus what you WANTED, and considered everything that could happen. Everything, right? Here are 5 tips to make sure you start building that new home and don’t have any builder’s remorse. Continue reading “Before You Build Your New Home”
Cabins, rustic living, wood interiors: the trend of creating a living space that makes you feel “far away” but in your own home is growing and barn wood is something we are seeing a lot of folks as for. We now carry barn wood that looks reclaimed and rustic but is new and will make your house look wonderful!
There is a lot that goes into kitchen design these days. Gone are the simple kitchens with too little countertops, not enough cabinets and closed in by walls with only one window over the sink looking out over the front or backyard. When we talk with clients about their “perfect” kitchen, we tend to hear the same things: workspace, storage, open design.
Your Kitchen Workspace
Whether it’s a new home build or remodeling your kitchen, look at the workspace, your countertops. Do you have enough space to be the master chef you know you really are? Consider ways to create more countertop space and have most of it near the oven/stovetop and sink. You don’t need to be all over the kitchen during prep, and making too large of a mess. Something even better to consider is a kitchen island. If there’s enough space, it will help with the next part of kitchen design.
Your Kitchen Storage
There is never enough storage in anyone’s kitchen. You’re not alone with your frustration. You can never have enough cabinets but you also don’t want to have your kitchen too enclosed. There are ways to make your cabinets look more open. Glass fronts or even open cabinetry is a trend in recent years. We also look for ways to make cabinets more accessible to where you need to be in the kitchen, not where “they just fit” in the kitchen. Take a look at your kitchen now and know which cabinets cause you headaches and where you really want your cabinets to be!
Your Open Design Kitchen
A “Kitchen Bistro” has been a trend in 2019 with most families realizing they spend most of their time in the kitchen. If you’re going to have an island, can you create enough room to have a breakfast bar attached to it? Can you open up walls to the dining room or living room? L-shaped or U-shaped kitchens are best for entertaining and open design.
You have a lot of ideas and we have the kitchen design know-how.
Valspar’s Paints and Primers
You want to pick the right color for your home, but you also want to make sure you’re selecting the right paint, too! We have given our stamp of approval year-after-year to Valspar. Why Valspar? It’s one of the world’s leading paint companies for a number of reasons.
Here are a handful of benefits of selecting Valspar paint for your next remodeling project:
Of course, color is the real star of the show when it comes to painting. Valspar offers a multitude of different formulas and shades, from dark, intensely pigmented hues, to paint/primer combinations impervious to stains and dirt. They also select a dozen colors each year, which parallel the year’s hottest trends in culture, fashion, design, and technology. There are over 1700 colors from which to choose, so you can find the perfect shade for every home improvement project.
Valspar’s 200+ Years of Experience
Valspar has been making strides in the paint business for over 200 years. The brand was founded in the early 19th century in Boston when it operated as a paint dealership. What started off as a small paint business is now listed on the Fortune 1000. As the company grew, so did their selection of colors and products.
Much like their paint, Valspar has stood the test of time with flying colors. Since 1806, Valspar has been vibrantly coloring the world with their products. Whether it was the houses down the street or the plane of American Aviator Charles Lindbergh, Valspar had it covered and still does to this day.
Valspar’s Color Guarantee
Valspar guarantees you will love the color you choose—if you don’t, they’ll give you another one for free! The process is simple. Instead of returning a color you dislike, just buy a new one, take a photograph of both hues on your wall, and fill out a rebate form through the Valspar website. If only all brands offered such an alluring deal!
The “Modern Farmhouse” is something we’ve been talking a lot about lately, but it’s not just us who have become hooked on the stark contrast and natural wood grains that have made the Modern Farmhouse so popular! Thanks to designers like Joanna Gaines and her HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper,’ the country has fallen in love with the look and feel the Modern Farmhouse gives.
We’re here to help you design the home of your dreams! If your dream home includes crisp white walls and dark window frames, we can make that happen for you!
The Curbside Modern Farmhouse
Your home’s appeal starts when you walk up to the door, and there are some classic stylistic choices you can make to give your home that appeal.
Dark, metal roofs are a staple of the typical Modern Farmhouse appearance. Metal roofs have been used throughout the US for more than 150 years, and with the re-popularization of metal roofs not just on barns but on residences as well, we don’t see them going out of style anytime soon. We work with three different metal roofing companies (McElroy Metal, Central States Manufacturing, and Fabral). Each have a full spectrum of color and treatment options that we endorse.
Highlighting your roof with clean white siding and dark window frames draws the eyes to the windows and doors of your home. Our siding manufactures (ProVia, CertainTeed, ROYAL, and LP Building Products) have smooth, creamy white finishes if you’re looking to put new siding on your home, and our paint suppliers have weather-approved options for painting your home if your exterior is still in excellent condition!
Making a Modern Farmhouse Feel Like Home
Speaking of paint colors there’s a pretty specific color-code to the Modern Farmhouse. Sticking with whites and neutrals is your safest bet, but remember it’s all about contrast!
White countertops contrasted with dark blue or black cabinets can make your ceilings appear taller and your space seem bigger. We work with regional countertop and cabinet suppliers, and that’s how we like to keep it! We support local businesses because of the quality products they continuously deliver, and because these are people in our communities that we’ve been working with for generations.
Big Windows Doesn’t Mean Lost Energy
One of the last signature looks to a farmhouse is the big, minimalistic black framed windows and doors. Black window frames have always been a staple of cabin retreats so we’re happy people have opened their eyes to the possibilities outside of white! Thanks to suppliers like Marvin, Thermo-Tech, Masonite, and Tru-Tech, we can offer our customers a wide array of windows and doors that are energy efficient as well as beautiful!
If you’ve been thinking about updating your home and you’d love some advice on how to get the look just right, give us a call or stop by. We’re local so we can serve our locals!