Color, especially strong color, seems to be something that most people avoid putting on a permanent feature such as cabinetry or a fireplace and mantle area. However, if colors are selected and used properly, they will add character and warmth to a space and won’t be overwhelming. Choosing the right color depends on your personality. Also, consider how long you want to live with that color on a permanent fixture. If you like the flexibility to change your colors when you get tired of them, choose accents such as throw pillows, dish towels and other accessories. Sometimes it is a risk to add bold color when you are remodeling your home, but as you can see, with some careful thought and planning, the results can be stunning.
When we develop a new kitchen design with our clients, we are often confronted with the age-old problem of unsightly clutter and how to organize it. By taking advantage of unused spaces such as the side of a refrigerator, we can recess ready-made bulletin boards into the side for a flush and contained look for family photos, post cards and miscellaneous items. When choosing a bulletin board style, it doesn’t have to be the standard cork board. You can select from frames and fabrics that will beautifully accessorize your new kitchen. For additional sleek yet practical storage, we can create customized cubbies in the backsplash of cabinetry to hold mail and household paperwork, keeping it all just visible enough for quick and easy access.