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.

The Benefits Of Custom Entertainment Centers In West Palm Beach

Custom Entertainment CentersIt’s a fact that many families want to install an entertainment center in their homes and that there are plenty of designs from which to choose. However, the problem with “off the shelf” entertainment centers is that they are just that. They are designed and built by manufacturers who produce what they THINK and HOPE that you like, but in the majority of cases they will not do exactly what you want them to do.

For example, one advertises “fits all TV’s up to 88 inches”. That’s fine, but what if your TV is only 43 inches? Will it just look too small with all that space around it? The problem is that we all have our own individual tastes and requirements. In addition, we want the entertainment canter to fit in with the décor in our room and we want it the right size – not too big so that it is overpowering, and not too small.

The Short Answer Is Custom Built

The short answer is custom entertainment centers in West Palm Beach. Your living room is the hub of your home and is a place where you spend a lot of time, and with custom entertainment centers in West Palm Beach you can design it yourself so that it fits perfectly. You can have it crafted out of your choice of different materials and with shelves where you want them. The same thing applies to storage drawers. You may need more or less drawers than the family next door, and you may want shelves on which to display flowers or ornaments which you may very well not be able to do on a shop-bought one.

You might also want space for family photographs or pictures that you have bought where the one from the shop has no such spaces. With a custom entertainment center you can specify exactly what you want in terms of spaces and the size of individual shelving and storage drawers.

Maybe you want to hide your TV away when it is not in use. Custom entertainment centers in West Palm Beach can be designed so that your TV will pop out at the click of a button. Perhaps you would like to incorporate some fancy lighting? That’s no problem whatever.

The beauty of a custom entertainment center is that it is built around YOU and what you want, rather than what a manufacturer thinks that you want. Certainly, there are a lot of different entertainment centers available, but there is nothing to beat the one that you designed yourself.

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Trends In High End Kitchen Cabinetry For 2018

High end custom kitchen cabinetry is undergoing some changes in 2018.

Along with other rooms in the home over the last few years, one of the most obvious trends that is taking place is the switch to clean aesthetics. The look of traditional cabinet doors and drawers of the 1970’s and 1980’s with raised panel cathedral doors has declined in popularity and the move today is towards a minimalistic look. Modern cabinets have a smooth, clean design with recessed doors and smooth edges, and even the handles are low profile. All of this works perfectly well with a modern kitchen where the look is uncluttered and simple.

Another current trend is the re-introduction of oak wood back into the kitchen. That too was extremely popular in the 70’s and 80’s but in the early 1990’s was overtaken by cherry and maple, along with engineered wood alternatives. Indeed, painted MDF and wood veneer are still widely used in high end custom kitchen cabinetry, but there are people who long for a little of the vintage look about the kitchen which is why oak is making a comeback with that somewhat rustic appeal. Despite its’ natural look, some homeowners are adding a coat of paint to the oak which might seem like defeating the object of the exercise, but nonetheless dark colors such as navy, grey, and even black are coming into fashion.

Colors

While on the subject of colors, there is an overall drive for neutral colors in the kitchen such as yellow, light greens, and light greys. These shades have the added advantage that they add light to the kitchen, which can often be quite a small room. However, there is also a move to the opposite end of the scale with dark blue, black, dark greens, and even purple appearing. However, they are still not as popular as the lighter shades.

What some people are beginning to do is to make a statement by having different colors in the kitchen. So, for instance, the wall cabinets might be light green while the corresponding under counter cabinets could be dark green. In larger kitchens, some people are making a statement by painting the island in a “stand-out” color, so the wall cabinetry might be light shades with the island in navy or black. As with other areas of the house, homeowners want to be seen to be a little bit different from the run of the mill.

Under cabinet lighting is still popular in 2018, and it certainly makes good sense, adding extra light to the counter tops and working areas. LED lighting is popular as it comes in strips and bars, and a variety of colors. It can be used to complement or contrast with high end custom kitchen cabinetry. You can also use xenon or halogen lights, but the latter are not a good idea as they give off too much heat and could affect drinks or food stored in the cabinet.

Another trend in 2018 is a move towards open shelving rather than wall cabinets. This is a great idea if you have a splendid dinner service that you want to display, and it also means that you can see what you need instantly. You can vary the look enormously by adding recipe books, wine bottles, fruit bowls, sets of saucepans, and more, but you need to be careful about the aesthetics. It is all too easy to achieve a look that is simply cluttered, so you need to consider the overall impact if you opt for open shelving.

Overall, for 2018 the trend is towards personalisation. People want to achieve a look that says “this is me”, and be just that bit different.

Bathroom design trends for 2018.

Building a beautiful bathroom cabinetry

CAC has extensive experience in building beautiful bathroom cabinetry. When designing a great bathroom CAC follows some key points to make sure that we address our customer needs along with creating great custom cabinetry.

We start the process by an On-Site Visit. We personally measure the space that the customer needs work on and get started on a floor plan right away. We continue by asking our customers what they are trying to achieve. These may range from adding additional storage to a complete remodel of the bathroom.

Our professionals carefully consider our customers requests and translate them into a functional, beautiful design. We consider towel storage, sinks, specialty storage such as hair styling tools and appliances, beauty products along with many other things.

Selecting the right material for your project is also imperative. We at CAC only provide the highest quality material selection available for your project. We strive to incorporate the latest trends into every bathroom cabinet that we make. We incorporate High Gloss Acrylic surfaces along with textured engineered products. High end hardware is always used to make sure that you can get many years of use with every project.

CAC Makes sure that our customers understand every project. We invite our customers to a walk-though in our shop to inspect the cabinetry they have ordered before it goes out to installation. This ensures the customer that they will be receiving exactly what they have ordered.

Visit our Kitchen and Bathrooms Gallery page to see samples of the work we have done.

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Custom Bedroom Units, Comfort and Beauty

Your master bedroom needs to be designed in a way that is very personal to you. Comfort and beauty is what CAC strives for when we tackle bedroom projects. Tranquility, rest, and beautiful designs are our goals. Custom beds, custom nightstands, custom dressers, custom closets and custom headboards are just some of the things that CAC can help you develop to achieve the ultimate bedroom.

We have been designing and handcrafting custom bedroom cabinetry and upholstery since 1985. The process starts with a design consultation. We measure the room and go over design ideas with the client which then becomes a design on paper. We can integrate Wood, glass, mirrors, fabrics, leather and all sorts of interesting materials to create a stunning, one of a kind design with your lifestyle in mind.

CAC listens to feedback from every client and we incorporate that feedback into the master bedroom designs that we produce. Every bedroom that we design is a sum of those experiences bringing together years of collaboration to beautify your home

Custom Nightstands and TV Wall Units are another popular request that CAC receives daily. Custom headboards, side skirts, custom benches and daybeds are another staple of the custom bedroom requests that CAC is accustomed to handling

Custom closets are a great way to add functionality to Bedrooms. We design with the end user in mind. Hanging rods for clothes are placed strategically along with shelving and shoe storage. Jewelry storage is something that we like to integrate in our custom bedrooms as well

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High End Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

Simply put; the kitchen is the soul of the Home. It is where the nourishment comes from. Food is essential in everyday living. Your cabinetry should reflect these ideals. CAC designs kitchens in the most practical way. We handle kitchen projects with 3 things in mind. Food handling, cooking and cleaning. We break down the kitchen into these 3 main concepts, so we can understand how people and things flow in and out of the kitchen.

First things first. Food handling.
When it comes to food handling, we think of 2 main components. Your fridge and your pantry. We strive for these two components to stay together. When pantries and refrigerators are paired together, it makes for a very convenient kitchen because all the food is together in one place. No need to scramble or move from one end of the kitchen to the other. It needs to be simple and it needs to be accessible.

Next steps: Cooking.
Cooking refers to any area that is destined to prep, cook and cool down food. First thing to consider in this step is where the cooktops and oven will go. It is a good idea to keep them within close range. At CAC we always consider the appliance type that the client has in mind and we make suggestions/modifications based on the space available. Proper ventilation is always considered at this step (making sure a hood or downdraft is accounted for). Microwave placement is a very important part of this phase. The trick with getting microwave placement right is to make sure its accessible by everyone without disrupting the cook.

Cleaning:
At CAC we make sure your cleaning area and dishwasher are accounted for. Also, at this step we ensure that cleaning supplies have a dedicated place in the kitchen for easy access. Making sure you place the trashcans properly also is a key factor in considering all the cleaning needs of a kitchen.

Once we identify these key areas, we translate them onto a floorplan which we then use to the design the leftover storage areas and move on to aesthetics. CAC has a systematic approach to custom kitchen cabinetry projects. It must be functional, it has to be beautiful and it will be built the right way.

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Custom-Built Home Bars: Unparalleled Luxury and Style

Having a custom-built home bar is a staple in many homes today. We like to think its because most our customers enjoy entertaining their guest with a drink. CAC has been offering Custom Bars for our customers for many years. It’s the personal approach that makes us unique in designing cabinetry for this type of room.

We start the process by assessing the customers wants and needs. We take inventory of what needs to be stored and displayed in the bar. We take in consideration liquor, glassware, barware, appliances and anything that the customer requests. Once we have a clear understanding of our customers needs, we make suggestions and design together with the client.

Wine storage is in high demand. Our customer’s need for proper wine storage is something that we always take into consideration. We are proud to offer custom made solutions to many of our customer’s wine storage needs.

Materials to be selected for a custom bar need to have a certain level of water resistance. CAC is proud to offer high end material selections that will conform to these specifications. CAC conducts extensive testing and we are constantly incorporating new materials that will provide different textures, finishes and styles that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Crystal and glass storage is also another key feature of the bars that CAC builds. We always take in consideration the crystal storage as a critical part of crating a properly functioning bar. Lighting can be incorporated into crystal cabinets to accentuate and beautify them.

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Custom Home Offices and Home Office Cabinetry in Boca Raton

Anyone who spends a significant amount of time working from home will likely have their own home office. This is usually a room which has a desk, computer, telephone, chair and filing cabinets. You could be spending more than 8 hours per day working in it. Your home office needs to reflect your lifestyle and needs to accommodate your storage needs.

Custom Artisan Cabinetry is a company that designs and creates custom cabinetry for home offices. Their team of skilled artisans do this work all by hand so that their clients get a final product that is original and unique to their specific home office. The materials that CAC selects to build these are second to none. All of our clients have a wide selection of materials and finishes to pick from; we are confident that we’ll help you find what you are looking for. From modern to traditional, transitional and eclectic; CAC can design custom cabinetry in any style.

Custom Artisan Cabinetry is comprised of creative artists that have extensive knowledge in designing, building and installing custom home office, custom bookshelves and custom desks. When you call for your initial free consultation, an experienced designer will analyze your home office and recommend the best design for your layout. Lighting, features, file drawers, desk and shelf distribution are among the things they consider when designing a custom home office.

One of the tenets of our company is the fact that we do not outsource any part of our production. This fact alone ensures that the highest quality control is in place. From design to install, CAC will carefully oversee your project to make sure its manufactured to our High Standards.

Our photos speak for themselves, visit our Home Office Gallery page at https://customartisancabinetry.com/home-offices/ to see examples of this craftmanship