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Your Office Interior Design Checklist

Offices can be like a second home to most white-collar working people. With all the time that you probably spend in your office, the least you can do is make it look beautiful for yourself and your clients. In fact, the right office interior design can increase your own health and productivity too because it makes you happier to be there. All you need to do is hire the right company to help you.

Custom Artisan Cabinetry of West Palm Beach can assist you with certain aspects of your office interior design goals. The company normally makes high-end custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, but they can also customize the cabinetry in your office. This can be a home office or traditional commercial office.

Below is a checklist of the top 5 most important office interior design ideas

  1. Make it Inspirational: Eliminate the clutter from your office. You can have desks and chairs, but just try to spread them out more and not have the furniture bottled close together. Have a lounge area too so that you and your workers can take a break when needed.
  2. Comfortable Furniture: The furniture in your office should be comfortable because you’re going to be sitting in it a lot. Make sure all the chairs can easily support a person’s backside. Adjustable chairs and comfy sofas can certainly go a long way.
  3. Closed Storage: Closed storage spaces let you keep all your files and accessories in discrete locations out of public view. Keep the storage spaces behind the door to hide them better. You’ll want your office to look as free-spirited as possible.
  4. Natural Lighting: The best offices have lots of windows. You don’t want to be cooped up in a cubicle or some office room with one window or no window at all. Have your office be filled with huge floor-to-ceiling windows which let you see the outside environment all around you. More importantly, it allows all the sunlight to shine through and brighten up your office naturally.
  5. Greenery: Studies have shown that people are more at ease when they’re around nature, especially the color green. Add green plants to your office to liven it up more. It will not only help you relax, but it will help your clients relax too.

Custom Artisan Cabinetry is a family owned and operated business with over 32 years of experience collaborating with our customers to design the perfect, custom-built cabinetry. Our product and customer experience is second to none. Call us today for a free estimate 561-361-5111

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The Top 4 Contemporary Office Space Design Ideas

When people are busy at work in their home office, their mood can be influenced greatly by their office space design. It can make the difference between feeling positive and happy versus feeling negative and unhappy. The traditional home office setting has a bleak design with few colors and windows. The walls are all painted white and the rooms are filled with filing cabinets and clutter. This can make anyone feel miserable if they must work in this kind of environment for long enough.

In the modern age, office space design is made to look homier. This doesn’t mean that you make your office look like your home because you’ll still want to keep things looking professional. However, you can lighten things up a little bit with wall features, dining areas, color variety, custom cabinetry, furniture, and art. The point is to try adding new items to your office space which your average home office does not have.

If you need custom home office cabinetry in West Palm Beach, then you should look no further than Custom Artisan Cabinetry. They are a company comprised of expert artisans who are skilled in their craft and can make you any customized furniture, cabinets, or other creative pieces that you need for your office.

Below are the top 4 contemporary office space design ideas to help you get started.

  1. Artificial Brick Wall: If you don’t have brick walls in your home office, you can always put artificial ones in there. Apply some faux brick wallpaper to one wall of your office. This will definitely give it a homelier look.
  2. Coffee Table w/ Storage: Don’t leave your office supplies lying around because that looks too unattractive. Hide your extra office supplies in a secret storage area. You can have a custom coffee table made which has a storage area built into it. Store your office supplies in it.
  3. Bar Area: Set aside a small space in your home office for a bar. You can have a tall table with a few bar stools in front of it. You should have shelves made for the back wall for holding your liquor.
  4. Long Wooden Table: A long wooden table can serve as a conference table in your home office. It will also make the setting seem more relaxed and less like a scary corporate conference table.

 

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The 5 Most Recommended Spring Interior Design Trends

All throughout the winter, people dream about the first day of spring. This is a season when the weather finally gets warmer and the dreadful cold of the winter diminishes. As people wait for the spring to arrive, they are now getting an early start on the spring interior design of their homes. Their motivation behind this is the hope of an early spring and to follow the latest spring interior design trends.

Below is a list of the 5 most recommended spring interior design trends. Some of these trends may require you to have some custom artisan cabinetry done for you. In West Palm Beach, Custom Artisan Cabinetry can help assist with your interior designs. They can build your custom entertainment centers, custom bedroom unit, custom home office cabinetry, and so much more.

1) Eco-Friendly Designs

Get rid of the items that remind you of business and technology. Start decorating your home with more environmentally friendly designs and colors. For this, you can use materials like bamboo, concrete slabs, cork, and wool for your designs. That way, you can put more emphasis on “green” living and sustainable resources.

2) Natural Designs

Spring just makes you want to go out and experience nature. But you can also bring nature to your home too. Put some earthy tones or colors on your walls, such as rattan, clay, or wood. Hang some handmade items on the walls and place a bunch of plants around your home.

3) Custom Entertainment Center

Custom entertainment centers are perfect for spring break parties and events. If you plan to invite people over your house during the spring, what better way to impress them indoors than to have a custom entertainment center? Pack it with your favorite flat screen television, video game consoles, DVDs, and so on.

4) Curved Seats

The latest trend in interior design is round furniture. Instead of the common rectangular sofa, you can get one with curved seating. This gives it a retro feeling and doesn’t require much décor to go around it.

5) Compact Furniture

The minimalist lifestyle is something trending like crazy. People don’t want big fancy furniture anymore. They’d rather have compact furniture to save money and/or to have more space in their house or apartment.

The 5 Most Recommended Feng Shui Tips for Bedrooms

The Chinese believe that you can create more positive energy in an environment if you add and/or arrange objects, buildings, or other elements within it in a certain way. The practice of enabling more positive energy to flow in an environment is called Feng Shui. The Chinese refer to this energy as “chi.”

You can look at any room in your home and instantly get a feel of its energy as you see it for the first time. If the flow of energy is weak or negative, then you need to adjust the room in order to the energy flow better. This is particularly important for bedrooms because this is where people sleep. If they don’t have good chi energy in the room, then it could interfere with the quality of their sleep.

To help you improve the Feng Shui in your bedroom, below are 5 tips that are recommended to try out. For many of these tips, you can utilize the services of Custom Artisan Cabinetry if you’re in the West Palm Beach Areas. They provide high-end custom artisan cabinetry services, especially the high-end custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. But they also specialize in creating custom bedroom units too.

1) The Bedroom Layout

The layout and arrangement of the bed in the room is important. The back of the bed should be touching the wall that is farthest from the door. Make sure there is plenty of space around the other three sides of the bed.

2) Artisan-Crafted Bed Frame

An artisan-crafted bed frame can go a long way. Have the artisans at Custom Artisan Cabinetry craft your ideal bed frame which gives a positive impression to everyone who sees it.

3) No Technology

Remove all the technological gadgets from the room. Don’t turn your bedroom into a home office. Bedrooms should be a place for peace and relaxation. Things like smartphones, laptops, radios, and televisions should not be in there.

4) Solid Headboards

Choose a solid headboard to go behind your bed. There can be no holes or gaps in your headboard because they can drain the chi energy from the room. Metal bars, in particular, are the worst because they provide the feeling of imprisonment. A better choice is a solid wooden headboard.

5) Bright Vibrant Colors

The colors of your bedroom can attract a specific kind of energy. If you want to attract more romance in your life, then choose purple, red, and pink colors. If you want more wealth, choose green colors.

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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.