High-End Bathroom Design

Some Of The High-End Bathroom Design Trends For 2019

It’s at this time of year that many people in West Palm Beach start to think about remodelling their bathrooms. Some may not have done so for many years, and realize that their bathrooms are beginning to look decidedly out of date. We do spend more time in the bathroom than we used to, so it’s nice to relax in pleasant surroundings.

So if you are looking at high-end bathroom remodelling in West Palm Beach, what are the likely trends for 2019? One of the things that is making a comeback is the bath tub. A couple of years ago, quite a percentage of people who were considering a bathroom remodel were considering getting rid of the tub altogether in order to make way for a big walk-in shower. However, it’s a fact that, even though you may put seating in the shower, you can’t relax in it in the way that you can in a tub, soaking in the hot water. So, yes, the tub is making a comeback in 2019, and many people undertaking high-end bathroom remodeling West Palm Beach will have one on their shopping list.

Exposed Hardware

Here is something that may surprise you: exposed hardware is coming into fashion. It used to be seen a lot in older homes, but now the trend is to expose the piping under the vanity. Having it made of brass – or even gold plated to match the faucets – actually looks very special. However, you do lose the storage space that you would otherwise have in the vanity, so this is one that won’t be for everyone.

Talking of vanities, for those planning on keeping them, the trend this year is definitely away from bright white – or the really bright colors chosen by some of the more daring in recent years. Today, plain wood is making a big comeback. It can be reclaimed wood or light wood that shows plenty of grain and knots. The grain patterns and knots have the effect of adding visual interest and texture to the space, and an additional benefit is that it warms up a bathroom that is all white.

Another new entry to the bathroom trends for 2019 for those going for high-end bathroom remodelling in West Palm Beach is the use of mirrors. Mirrors used to be simply rectangular – sometimes with a plain frame around them, but often just the glass itself. For 2019 the trend is towards a mirror that has an elegant frame around it, and the more ornate it looks the better.

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What Are The Best Kitchen Design Ideas For 2019 In Boca Raton?

Come the New Year, come the time when we start to think about our homes, and if it is about time that certain aspects need an upgrade. One of the places that many people start is the kitchen, largely because over the last twenty years or so it has become much more than just the room where we cook and maybe do the laundry. Today, some families almost live in their kitchens. Not only do they cook and eat there but sit back and relax and watch the TV after dinner. We also entertain our family and friends there. The dining room has almost gone out of date.

So if you are one of the Boca Raton residents considering high-end kitchen remodeling, Boca Raton, you need to find out what are the latest trends in design. Here at Custom Artisan Cabinetry we obviously keep our fingers on the pulse and can update you with the current inclinations.

One of the first things to consider is color. In years gone by, the kitchen was white, but that is no longer the case. Color is coming back into fashion, and the latest trends for 2019 are blues and greens. An earthy terracotta can also make a dramatic impact, but one thing that does seem to be important is a matte finish. No longer is everything shiny – matte is the “in” thing. This goes for faucets and other hardware too. Shiny chrome faucets are out, and in come matte brass finishes and also matte pewter and gunmetal. The latter are considered to be not as harsh as black, nor as specific as brass or gold, but give the fittings some depth and texture.

Of course, you don’t have to have the whole kitchen colored if you don’t wish to. You can have a dot of color here and there, such as a coloured leather seat on stools or a choice of quartz counter tops on work surfaces and islands.

Natural wood is also making a comeback in high-end kitchen remodeling, Boca Raton. Cabinetry can be of light wood shades – even reclaimed wood – but the trend is for wood with plenty of knots and grain showing. These are natural patterns and tend to break up the appearance of straight outlines that stand out on cabinets and islands.

Lighting is important too. The trend for 2019 is towards hanging pendant lamps. According to designer Katharine Pooley ” Anchoring the dining area will be particularly important, and sculptural jewelry, like pendants in hard finishes with a mid-century Italian influence, will be popular in luxury developments.”

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What’s New In Boca Raton Bathrooms for 2109?

It is at this time of year that we look back and take stock of what we did or didn’t achieve in 2018 and decide that the things we didn’t achieve are definitely going to happen in 2019. As with many New Year’s resolutions, not all of them will happen in 2019 either, but one thing that many folks are planning on doing is high-end bathroom remodeling, Boca Raton. After all, many of us spend more time in the bathroom than we used to, soaking in the hot tub, and some have even installed TV in the bathroom.

So what are the trends for high-end bathroom remodeling, Boca Raton, for 2019? Subway tiles have been around for years and they measure 3″ x 6″ and are white, aren’t they? Not any longer, subway tiles are changing sizes and even shapes, and they don’t have to be white. You can have subway tiles in a whole range of colors. They are now on every surface of the bathroom, and it is one way to upgrade the bathroom without breaking the bank. Just one word of warning: keep them all the same color. Don’t go mixing and matching.

Ledges

Another trend for 2019 is the use of ledges for storage. They can fit on to the wall and you can have them in almost any material, but plain wood is making its’ way into the bathroom. A light wood with heavy grains and knots has a pleasing effect, and it is also being used for vanities. If you fit a ledge to the wall you can lower the top three inches inside the frame and make it from glass so that it can be underlit. Not only can your store bits and pieces, but you can add a plant or two here and there.

For many years, unless your name was Trump, shiny chrome used to be the material of choice for metal bathroom fixtures such as faucets, shower heads, and so on, but according to Houzz, matte nickel is now in first place, being the choice for 38% of bathroom remodels in 2018. It can be brushed or satin. Shiny chrome dropped to second place with 28%. An advantage of this type of finish is that it doesn’t show smudges and finger marks as chrome does.

Another trend for high-end bathroom remodeling, Boca Raton, is the mirror. For a long time, they have been just rectangular pieces of glass, sometimes with a plain frame around and sometimes no frame. For 2019 the trend is towards a mirror with an ornate frame – and the more ornate the better. Your mirror doesn’t have to be rectangular either: it can be round, oval, or one of many other shapes.

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What Are The Best Living Room Trends for 2019?

At the turn of the year, many people consider upgrading some of the rooms in their homes. They may have been living in them for 15 or 20 years, and suddenly realize that they have become outdated and it is now time for a makeover. Lots of people start with the bathroom or the kitchen, but in fact you probably spend more time in your living room (the clue is in the name!) than anywhere else, so if that is beginning to look a bit last-century and you don’t have a massive budget, that would be the best place to start.

Of course, what you really need to know is what the trends in décor and design are for 2019. One of the things that dominates is color. For a long time now, we have had grey and neutral shades (yes, magnolia still exists!), but for 2019 the trend is more towards warmer colors. We are talking here about shades of beige and taupe and light browns, which have a somewhat warmer feel than what we have been used to over the least ten or fifteen years. Peach is another color that is coming into fashion and which you will see more of in 2019, possibly offset with blush pink.

Of course, another thing that more and more people are installing in their living rooms are high-end entertainment centers. We don’t just want a TV any more, but a whole entertainment center which has all of the gadgets that are necessary in the 21st century.

You can buy all sorts of high-end entertainment centers, but the way to get the one that suits your purposes exactly is to have one custom made. This way, you can have an entertainment center that does exactly what you want it to do, and will fit in with the design and color of the rest of your living room so that it blends in as you wish it to, rather than standing out like a sore thumb.

Kitchen cabinetry trends in 2019.

Trends In Kitchen Cabinetry Going Into 2019

If you are planning to renew your kitchen in 2019 you are probably mulling over some ideas just at the moment. There are several trends that you might want to consider, keeping in mind that you have to live with your kitchen for several years, so it has to be something that you love rather than doing something just because it is a trend at the moment.

One of the trends in high end kitchen cabinetry, Boca Raton, FL, is multi-colored units rather than the “all in one” look that we have seen in the past. Although keeping the cabinets a matching color outside, people are putting different colors on the inside panels of the doors. So you might have light green panels on the outside, with dark green on the inside. A somewhat quirky variation is having completely different contrasting panels such as the light green outside and blue inside.

Keeping in mind that many kitchens are quite small, lighter colors such as light green, primrose, or light gray, will give the kitchen the impression of more space.

Open Shelving

One trend is for open shelving as opposed to everything in cabinets. A tall, narrow set of shelving can be used for items that you use often, or you could use some of the shelves for display. You might even site the shelving near to a window and you could keep pots of herbs on it. Pretty as well as practical.

One of the biggest trends in high end kitchen cabinetry, Boca Raton, FL, this year has been hiding the appliances. The fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, and so on, are now hiding behind cabinet doors which match the rest of the kitchen, giving an appearance of much cleaner lines.

If you have a small kitchen you probably always wish you had more storage space, and a way to achieve this is to extend the cabinetry upwards – to the ceiling if you wish. Rather than having a large trim around the top of the cabinets with some empty space that becomes cluttered up with odds and ends – and also dust – you can make much better use of those few extra inches.

Smarter storage is also a trend in high end kitchen cabinetry in Boca Raton, FL. Drawers now have dividers which are built in, rather than going to the store and buying plastic dividers for cutlery and so on. Many people are also installing a wine cabinet, albeit slim, to house the ever-increasing number of bottles of wine in US homes.

One other trend in high end cabinetry is the use of quartz for counter tops. Unlike marble and granite, quartz isn’t porous, so spills won’t stain it.

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Some Ideas For Redecorating Your Master Bedroom

Your master bedroom needs to be a place where you can relax in comfort and get away from the rest of the world. You may want to read a book or watch TV, so here are a few ideas for high end custom bedroom units, Boca Raton, FL.

If you are a fan of the modern look, then clean lines are essential. You can have a built-in wardrobe or free-standing ones, but either way they should have a smooth modern appeal. With built-in wardrobes, sliding doors take up less space than doors which open outwards into the room.

Depending on the size of the room, you may just want to have a TV standing on a cabinet, such as a chest of drawers, or you may want to go the whole nine miles and install an entertainment center. A pair of small bedside cabinets are always useful for storing things, and you may want to keep a glass and a small jug of water there. A pair of matching table lamps of a modern design will provide light for reading in bed, if you don’t want to have to get up and turn off the light. Recessed lighting in the ceiling can use warm-white bulbs to give a warm glow to the room overall.

A Rustic Design

Of course, it may be that you are not a fan of the ultra-modern look and prefer something far more traditional in the way of high end custom bedroom units in Boca Raton, FL. In this case, go for wood furniture in mahogany or something similar and use brass handles for drawers and wardrobe doors. A rustic design can be very pleasing and restful, and you can incorporate some elaborate carving or designs as well. Have a bed set with a wooden bed frame, or even go for a four-poster bed for that extra touch of elegance.

If you can find one, get a bed with drawers in the base. This makes for extra storage of blankets, sheets, and so on. If you can’t find one with drawers but you have space under the bed you can have a storage box on rollers that you can keep under the bed.

Mix and match for bedding is a trend that has been around for some while. To get it right you only use three patterns and keep to the 60/30/10 rule. This says that the first pattern should be about 60% of the entire bedding, 30% should be accent pieces, and the other 10% can add a bold touch. The patterns have to differ from each other so that there is no repetition.

A smooth, clean-lined entertainment center.

An Entertainment Center Is An Essential In Many 21st Century Homes

The trend in entertainment centers for 2019 is towards smooth, clean lines, doing away with some of the “fussy” designs of the past. If you are thinking of a new high-end entertainment center, Fort Lauderdale, this is something to bear in mind.

Typically, a high-end entertainment center, Fort Lauderdale, has three levels. The bottom level is usually around 2’6” high and contains storage drawers and cupboards for things such as DVDs, CDs, cassettes, game cartridges, and so on. The middle section is where the electronics and TV stand, and the top area is usually for display.

Clean Lines Are The Watchwords

At the sides there may be open shelves for display or more cupboards, but clean lines are the watchwords. Most people just do not want the ornate traditional look any more, and many of the entertainment centers now are white, or painted a color. In fact, this is true of around two in every five cases. For those who do like wood, cherry is a good choice because there is a range of color options. Maple is another stalwart, but nobody wants oak any more. This is because oak is grainy, and this goes against the desire for clean lines because it looks too “busy”.

Some customers who are having a custom-built high end entertainment center, Fort Lauderdale, are opting to install an electric fire in it. However, there are today more people who don’t want to see the television when it is not on, and so the set can stand on an elevator lift which raises it into view when needed and then slides down again when viewing is finished. Another way of doing this is to have pocket doors built in which slide over the screen, or even have some artwork mounted over it that can be slid up or down when the television is required for use.

Of course, the trend today is for ever larger television sets, and 65” sets are not at all uncommon, although you can buy 77” and larger. You are also looking at having a much larger entertainment center in which to mount it, and it is not unusual now for the entertainment center to cover a complete wall of the room. Of course, a 65” or 77” is quite deep from top to bottom, so if it is to be on an elevator the base of the center will have to be deeper in order to accommodate it, which means that when the set is raised it will be much higher off the floor. That is something to take into consideration when having a custom-built center made.

Bathroom design trends for 2018.

The Top Bathroom Design Trends For 2018

In recent years the bathroom has become much more than just a room in which to shower or take a bath. Much as the kitchen has changed from simply somewhere to cook and do the washing up and has evolved into a room where we eat and entertain guests, so the bathroom has today become somewhere to relax and wind down after a hard day at the office – or even a hard day’s gardening in the yard.

Many homeowners take inspiration from those glossy magazines which depict the bathroom as a huge space with double tubs, walk-in shower, marble flooring, his and hers vanities, and high end bathroom cabinetry in West Palm Beach. However, in reality the trend in 2018 is for smaller bathrooms, which in turn means that it is vital to make good use of every last square inch of space.

The free-standing tub is still fashionable, but for one person rather than two. However, the use of his and hers vanities is still popular because of the need for two people to share the bathroom in the morning before rushing off on the commute. Your vanity area usually contains high end bathroom cabinetry in West Palm Beach with a sink, faucet, and hardware. Of course, you also have the mirrors and here is where some imaginative lighting can make a difference. You need lighting that lights up your face when shaving or putting on make-up so it needs to be bright, but the trend is to employ a dimmer switch so that it can be turned down when you take that all-important relaxing half hour in the tub after work.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating systems are also being installed in more 2018 bathrooms. These make a huge difference as opposed to stepping onto a cold tile floor. They can also be used under vinyl, polished concrete, or wood flooring.

Smaller bathrooms are also leading to lighter colors being used on walls and floors. Light is better reflected, making the small room look bigger than it really is. Light gray is being used widely for walls and paintwork, as is light blue. As for tiles, the herringbone pattern is becoming a huge trend in 2018. You can use it on walls and floors, and the tiles can be plain or colored, or you can even mix the hues for that extra “wow” factor.

Other trends are adding things such as music systems, TV’s, and small fridges in the cabinetry to hold drinks and medicines. Brass or gold-plated faucets and hardware are making a comeback, and complement the gray and light blue tones perfectly.

One other thing that is becoming popular is the high tech toilet. The Japanese have had these for years, but today we are seeing toilets installed with heated seats, automatic lid opening and closing, adjustable washers and driers (say goodbye to toilet paper), and – would you believe – toilets that play music when the lid opens and switch off when it closes.

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Trends In Kitchen Renovation In Boca Raton For 2018

Renovating your kitchen in Boca Raton in 2018 is not going to be cheap. A recent study showed that minor renovations to a small kitchen currently average around $13,700 while at the other end of the scale major refurbishment to a large kitchen is averaging about $42,000. It follows that if you are going to be spending that sort of money you will want the refit to be on trend so that it will last for many years.

The most money is spent on countertops, appliances, and high end kitchen cabinetry in Boca Raton, while homeowners tend to economise on flooring, light fixtures, windows, and backsplashes.

The most usual upgrades are countertops which are the first thing to go, no less than 94% of homeowners replacing them, and in 2018 engineered quartz is taking the top spot, pushing granite off the map over the last two years or so. Over 80% of people also change sinks, backsplashes, faucets, wall finishing, light fixtures, and cabinets in that order.

Kitchen Layout

What is interesting is that the “U” shape of the kitchen layout with units on three sides is reducing in popularity in favour of an “L” shaped layout, the “U” shape having been in fashion for many years. Galley and single wall layouts are also increasing. Just over half of all kitchens are now opened to another room in the home by knocking down a wall, while a quarter retain the wall but insert double doors.

As in the past, the majority of people – 63% – are most concerned with storage, and high end kitchen cabinetry in Boca Raton is a priority. Rather than having solid doors to cabinets, a lot of people are changing over to glass, as things can be seen easily, which is what most people want. With a little thought you can arrange china and other items so that they become a decorative feature rather than having them hidden away.

While storage is top of the list, most homeowners also want a room that is easy to work and live in, and also easy for entertaining. More people than ever are entertaining guests in the kitchen rather than in a separate dining room.

Homeowners are also opting for a transitional style in the kitchen, combining the best of the traditional with a blend of modern styles. Nonetheless there has been an increase in all-contemporary styling, while farmhouse and traditional are once again catching up.

As for appliances, stainless steel is by far and away the most popular followed by white. For high end kitchen cabinetry in Boca Raton, white is also most favored as it is for backsplashes. Countertops are split between multi-colored as in quartz for instance, and white, while for flooring natural wood is clearly the most popular. The lead choice for walls in 2018 is gray, again followed by white.

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Furnishing Small Rooms

When you have a home with small rooms it is more difficult to furnish than one with large rooms. Unfortunately you are restricted to the size of pieces that you can use, which in turn means that hunting for the right armchair or coffee table can mean visiting considerably more stores than if size is not a problem.

However, there are lots of things that you can do in a small room to give an impression of more space, not the least of which is the use of mirrors. These reflect light and can make a room look larger if positioned with some forethought. Ideally, if you can place a large mirror on a wall opposite the window it will reflect the view from outside and give the impression of a second window.

It goes without saying that a small room should be decorated using light colours, but – unless you absolutely love it – not magnolia. That color has been used for the last forty years and it is everywhere. If you want to look a little different and up to date, try a light green or light blue. Blue also has the advantage of being a cool colour – in the temperature sense rather than in the modern sense of “with it”.

Furniture That Looks Light In Weight

You need to choose furniture that looks light in weight, so rather than a bulky sofa and armchairs consider chairs that do not have arms and have open legs. A coffee table with a glass top also adds to the “open” appearance as you can see right through it.

Another trick is to draw the eye upward, especially if your room has a high ceiling. You can do this by hanging small pieces of art higher up on the walls which takes the eye up to where there is more space in the room. You can also use drapes from ceiling to floor.

If you have a home office you will need to store documents and other items and you could do this with custom home office cabinetry in West Palm Beach. You can have it designed so that it is not very deep from front to back, but you can compensate for this by making it very tall. Custom home office cabinetry in West Palm Beach can be made to fit the room rather than having to try to install a filing cabinet in a very confined space.

Modern desks are usually quite large, but you can obtain vintage desks that have a small kneehole and small drawers. However, the top is quite large enough for a laptop and other items. When you order custom home office cabinetry in West Palm Beach you could also have a desk built to order. Another idea is simply a folding shelf attached to the wall. This should be strong enough to work on, but can be folded down when not in use.

Certainly, furnishing small rooms is more of a challenge than larger ones, but with a little forethought it is possible to make maximum use of the space that you have.