Bathroom Cabinet Selection Made Easy

WarmingtonStellanRidgeFallbrookBrandyBathroom1With advancements in carpentry, it’s simple to be overwhelmed when starting a bathroom remodeling project with the number of available upgrades and options. To ease into the process, follow these three simple steps in determining the right cabinets for your new bathroom.

  1. Evaluate your available space and make sure you incorporate what is most important to you.  If you enjoy spa-like showers, then consider utilizing the tub space for additional cabinetry to store extra toiletries and towels. The extra counter space will also come in handy when decorating.
  2. Select your bathroom style as it should reflect your overall design aesthetic. Your creativity does not need to stop in your home’s living spaces. Carry the theme into the bathroom, as well. However, the bathroom is an overused and abused room, and special consideration should be made when determining the functionality and practicality of your cabinets.
  3. Determine your budget and then compile a list of have-to-have versus like-to-have items for your redesign. Once you are comfortable with your list, it’s advisable to work with a bathroom designer who can assist you in making the wise cabinet selection to fit your design and your budget.

For bathroom trend and design ideas, such as floating vanities or paneled bathtubs, visit us on Pinterest and Houzz.

Quick Dinners, Old School Style

Do you ever wonder how your mom had home cooked meals on the table after working all day and shuttling you from school to practices and lessons? You’re not alone. Bring back some of those quicker meals you loved as a kid and whip up one tonight. You may even be able to prepare a few of these ahead of time. Here are some of our childhood favorites. Which one are you going to try?

  • OldSchoolMealsSloppy Joes
  • Meatloaf
  • Stuffed Peppers
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Shake and Bake Chicken
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
  • Home style Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Enchilada
  • Chili with cornbread

Why Having a Door Sample is Helpful

MapleDoorSamplesYou may not necessarily need a sample of the cabinetry you chose for your kitchen or bathroom, but having one on-hand will be useful when selecting flooring, wall color, backsplashes and countertops. For instance, if you chose one of our eight frameless door styles in Maple, you will inevitably notice unique natural characteristics of the wood, such as small mineral streaks or pin holes/curly birds-eye or burls, which may play a part in determining the other elements to complete your design. When in doubt, a door sample or color chip will be the best representation of your new cabinetry.

The Back-to-School Kitchen

BackToSchoolWith summer coming to an end, the busy kitchen will become even busier with papers to sign, homework to complete and quick dinners to prepare. Here are some quick tips to ensure your kitchen doesn’t become a collection of clutter.

  1. Create a quick snack shelf in the pantry and in the refrigerator for healthy after school snacks
  2. Stock up on pantry staples for those quick weeknight dinners
  3. Designate one drop off area on the counter for kids to place their lunch bags and school papers for parents to read and sign
  4. Organize your storage containers for quick accessibility when preparing lunches or storing leftovers
  5. Create a message board for those last-minute appointments and reminders

Simple Ways to Refresh your Bathroom

KBHomesMeadowsMissionRTFWhiteBathroom3Whether you recently remodeled your bathroom or have recently purchased a new home, you inevitably want that space to portray your personality. As with every other room in your house, there are simple and inexpensive ways to bring life into that space. Consider one or more of the design recommendations below to add some personality to the bathroom.

  1. Add Accessories: Bring new life into a typically drab room by purchasing new towels, shower curtain and a bathmat. This is a simple way to incorporate trending colors without the time and expense of painting the walls.
  2. Add nature: Integrate houseplants into the bathroom. Make sure to use ones that thrive in humidity and warmth, such as ferns, philodendron or spider plants.
  3. Add Art: Art pieces do not have to stay in the living room. Hanging framed art and displaying table top sculptures to personalize and accentuate this space will bring life into the bathroom.
  4. Add New Hardware: Changing out your existing hardware can spruce up any small footprint and bring life back into a well-used space.
  5. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint: The best way to add warmth to any bathroom is to cover the standard white walls with a fresh coat of paint in warming tones.