End Furniture Frustrations with Built-In Shelves

Bedroom storage ideasHow many times have we gone out in search of a piece of furniture to fit the specifications of the style and space of our home? Since we aren’t always fortunate enough to find the perfect piece of furniture to fit between the nooks and crannies in our home, custom built-in storage has become a popular alternative. Built-ins are an ideal solution for incorporating a furniture piece and maximizing the potential of the space. Using the exact dimensions of the area to accommodate the different heights and depths of the corners and rooms in your home, gives you the opportunity to create the ideal piece you have been looking for. Choosing to add built-ins to your home allows you to have a one-of-a-kind look that fits precisely into an intended space.

Home office ideasCustom shelving can also be tailored to fit specific styles of homes and individual items, all while creating a finished appearance. The floor to ceiling storage and display space built-ins can provide, adds visual height, as well as decorative elements, to the space. Because built-ins are constructed to meet individual homes’ requirements, it is also easy to match the architectural elements of the home and choose storage options that are specific to your style. Built-ins often become a statement piece in the room and help create focal points. Whether your home is modern, traditional, rustic, or eclectic, varying materials of the built-ins and designing them to fit the style and space of the room, can add to the overall panache and functionality of the area.

Getting the details of a space just right are what can take your remodel to the next level. Set up a time to talk with a designer about how to incorporate built-in cabinetry to your addition or whole home renovation. We also have inspiration to spare on our social channels, follow along on Instagram or Facebook to find even more favorites.

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Stucco Range Hoods In the Kitchen

range hoodsProper ventilation is one of the most important elements in any kitchen, but just because your hood is a workhorse, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.  Range hoods come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and styles.  In addition to their aesthetic contributions, they help to conceal the blower, which removes the cooking range hoodssmells and particulates from the kitchen.  “Range hoods are a functional design element of the kitchen that can really add visual interest to the space,” says Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka. “There are a variety of styles that can help enhance the overall look of your kitchen even further, depending on materials and selections you choose.”

Range hoods are available in a wide variety of materials including metal, wood, and stone; stucco or plaster hoods are popular choices for kitchens with an Old World or Tuscan influence and range hoodscan lend an authentic feeling to the design aesthetic.  “The Old World style relies on texture, and pairing a stucco hood with distressed cabinetry and oil rubbed bronze finishes can immerse your kitchen into that style more fully,” added Troy. “Stucco hoods also have the option of varying the texture of the surface with either a heavy or light application, a level of flexibility that makes them even more popular in these styles of kitchen.”

range hoodsStucco and plaster hoods can also be finished to match the surrounding elements of the kitchen with a painted or faux finish. Selecting the right hood for your new kitchen remodel can make a strong visual impact, especially when paired with the right backsplash and surrounding elements.  If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel for your home, register for one of our upcoming remodeling seminars for a primer on the kitchen design and remodeling experience, or call us and schedule your free design consultation!

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