Beams – Decorative or Supportive – They Do Add Something to a Space.

Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.:

We love beams! Wonderful way to add character to a room!

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Wood Beans – Painted, Stained or Kept Natural – Do Add Much Interest to Interiors

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Houzz Predicts Top 2015 Kitchen Trends

Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.:

Wonderful article on 2015 Kitchen Trends! Check out #5, Modern Traditional!

Originally posted on VM Home Solutions Magazine:

A recent article on Houzz has generated buzz as it outlined 13 kitchen design trends that they see on the horizon in 2015.  Furtniture-style design features, open shelving, wallpaper, bronze and black features, and vertical wood paneling were just some of the cutting-edge trends.  Below are two examples of how Van Metre Homes has already incorporated a couple of these trends in their two most recent single family home models in Stone Ridge.

Model: The Preston at Marrwood (Stone Ridge, VA)
Year Built: 2013
Design Trend: Use of Black

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Model: The Napa at Cedarwood (Stone Ridge, VA)
Year Built: 2014
Design Trend: Vertical Wood Paneling (kitchen island)

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Which of their prognostications do you agree or disagree with?  You can read the full article here.

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Contemporary Design-Make It an Open Invitation

What comes to mind when you think of contemporary? Is it the distinctive element of hard, sleek lines? Maybe it’s the neutral, black, or white color palette that is often seen? Sometimes these characteristics along with others can make a space feel cold and off limits.

A home is a place that should feel welcoming and comfortable. So, what if you love contemporary design but want to make it more inviting for friends and family? Let’s check out a few ideas that can transform your contemporary rooms into a relaxed environment that makes everyone feel at home!

Lighting

Lighting is an element that really has an impact on the environment of the room. Natural lighting is always a plus, so pulling back a few draperies can make a huge difference to your contemporary space. Lighting knocks off the coldness of a room’s environment, so let the natural light shine on those sunny days!

Warm Tones

Contemporary designs do not have to be painted black or white. In fact, a distinctive characteristic of contemporary designs is the horizontal lines which come perfectly through wood grains! A warm toned stain on top of a beautiful wood grain is the perfect way to create a contemporary design while creating a cozy environment!

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Color

Sometimes a pop of color is all a room needs to offer an open invitation to family and friends. The color can come through accessories such as pillows, picture frames, dishes, etc. That one accessory can be what attracts the eye of guests when they walk into your home which drives them to that room.

Aroma

Factors other than just aesthetics can make a room welcoming. Remember walking into your grandparents house and smelling fresh apple pie which takes you straight to the kitchen? The same can be said for a candle or fragrance that adds a pleasing aroma to the room.

Convenience

While convenience may not seem like a visual difference when it comes to the environment, it is definitely something that makes people gather in a space. Convenience, whether it is through technology, organization, etc., adds a pleasant element to the room.

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Open

Contemporary designs in open spaces are a huge plus when it comes to creating an environment that people gather in. Not only does it mean more space, but it means a larger design which can incorporate convenience factors such as technology.

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As you can see, several factors can be taken into consideration when trying to give contemporary spaces a welcoming aesthetic for guests! It goes beyond visuals, so think outside of the box on ways you can make your home the go to place for the next neighborhood get together! Even having a cozy area makes family want to gather more frequently! Try out some of these tips in your contemporary spaces!

Chelsey Wynn, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist

cwynn@wellborn.com

How To: Use Cabinetry to Create Your Own Unique Space

There are so many ways that cabinetry can transform a home for reasons such as organization, storage, and function; however, what if your cabinetry did these things while giving your home a touch of your own personality? Unique cabinetry can take on roles such as color, technology, and almost unlimited options for customization. Your home is just that, a home. It’s time that it is a place that is unique to your individual personality!

Color

What is your choice on color? Do you like the safe and calm of neutrals? Maybe you want to go all out with a color that is sentimental to you? Which ever displays your individuality, let it shine in your home.

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Maybe color isn’t enough… maybe you should incorporate your hobby! Check out this awesome custom baker’s pantry! 

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If you like neutrals but would like to add a splash of color, these furniture piece hutches with bead board back panels may be just for you!

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Technology

With the ability to have technology as such a large part of our everyday life, why not take advantage of it? Technology can make even cabinets function more conveniently! Imagine the space that can be saved by being able to take advantage of the storage in those upper cabinets.

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With Pinterest and over sites rising in popularity, the use of devices such as iPads are being used for recipes! How perfect would this docking drawer be in the kitchen? You can charge devices and keep them safe!

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Customize with You Draw It!

Maybe you want a unique item for your home. Maybe it goes beyond cabinetry. Our You Draw It Program makes almost anything possible! From custom hoods to benches and everything in between, you are sure to find something that will be unique to your home!

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PET LOVERS!!! How about a special place for your fur baby? Not to mention this phenomenal pull out table!

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Whatever your personality is, remember you are not only limited to accessories. Cabinetry can transform your home to be uniquely you!

Chelsey Wynn, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist

cwynn@wellborn.com