The word “cabinet” doesn’t exactly connotate technical innovation–but perhaps it should. After all, we’re living in the technology age so why aren’t your cabinets? Below, you’ll find 5 of the smart…
Gray cabinets are becoming popular for modern Kitchens and Baths; from Wellborn Cabinets several gray selections. The lighter ones are very nice – the darker shades I find too strong to live with. Nice design for the bathroom vanity with open shelves.
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We began the home design by first selecting area rugs for the Family Room, Foyer and Living Rooms. The customer called for assistance exhausted from searching, ordering and returning rug selections trying to coordinate with her existing furnishings and light yellow painted walls. We presented many patterned broadloom carpet selections in her home with her furniture and lighting making the selection process simpler. The Family Room and Foyer carpets match and use a wool and silk broadloom field with a matching border.
The Living Room carpet has a patterned field bordered with two solid color carpets. The custom fabricated carpets are able to be sized to fit the room dimensions and coordinate with her existing furnishings beautifully.
Modern home interiors include custom window treatments completing the finishing touch of any room. We used a traditional swag and jabots drapery style fabricated with a contemporary sheer fabric and banded with a shimmering gold silk fabric. The small gold banding provides definition to the swags and jabots and highlights the pattern in the sheer fabric. This modern drapery design with traditional styling blends nicely with the home’s architecture is used throughout the main level rooms for a unified design.
Windows draped with beautiful fabrics, define the views, add warmth and character to complete the home’s design and provide acoustical softness. Drapery design takes time selecting the right materials and hardware to enhance your existing furnishings. When designing custom window treatments it is important to scale the treatment perfectly to the window shape and size or to the entire window wall, as in the Family Room with 3 windows across the back of the home. Here we framed the entire wall of windows using the jabots with long tails on the outer edges and short tails in the middle – notice that the short tails are perfectly aligned with the wall sconces creating a nice balance. The goal is to allow maximum viewing and just the right decorative element to complete your interiors.
Our favorite drapery fabrics are light, airy sheers with timeless design patterns as in this elegant sheer embroidered with gold and silver threads. Contemporary sheer fabrics have a soft elusive design and do not overwhelm a room as heavier fabrics of traditional drapery stylings.
Pet owners are requesting separate bathing areas for their pets especially when they own larger sized dogs. Mud rooms and laundry rooms are great places to incorporate a shampoo station for your beloved family members.
Are four-legged friends part of your family? Most of the time they are treated as if they are, so don’t they deserve a space to call their own? People make decisions on building and remodeling all of the time; however, most often the four-legged family members are not included in the plans. What if you could create a design that included pet friendly features that are not only beautiful but functional as well? Cabinetry is a wonderful way to provide pet friendly function to any room. There are three categories to keep in mind when integrating your pet into the design of your next home improvement. Pets, like humans, need a place to be bathed, to sleep, and to eat. These are three spaces that can easily be incorporated into rooms of your home while disguising their purpose.
Whether your dog is large or small, having a space to…
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New LED light fixtures create unique styles and add dramatic accent effects. Some of our favorites include lighted bathroom vanity mirrors which provide soft illumination for make-up applications – shown below from Electric Mirror with optional upgrades for TV Choices, Defogger, and Night Lights.
Providing natural even lighting to illuminate the user. Trinity™ comes in four standard sizes and custom sizes.
The Integrity Lighted Mirror by Electric Mirror is a polished edge mirror and an inner frame of frosted light available in six standard sizes or custom sizing.
We use Wall Wash lighting for dramatic effect and it’s ability to provide highlighting of walls while accenting artwork and adding glare free lighting to a room. Sure to be an emerging hit among homeowners and one of our favorites is Edge Lightings Reveal Wall Wash dimmable LED system that mounts flush in a 5/8″ drywall ceiling. Units may be mounted continuously and even wrap corners for a uniform wall wash effect. Sold in 1 foot increments and can be cut to any length. LED fixtures are available in 5, 7, or 10 watts per ft. with a separate power feed every 100 watts – lamps available to 95+ CRI.
Stunning fabric collection and great colors add interest
Fabricut and the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association collaborate to help preserve a piece of American history. In its second collection inspired by the vast grounds and treasured archives of the first president’s remarkable estate in Virginia, Fabricut’s Mount Vernon Embroidery and Mount Vernon Trimmings – Vol. II reveal the elegant and hospitable spirit of George and Martha Washington.
Inspired by the first president’s beloved home on the banks of the Potomac River, this collection builds off of the original fabric and trimming collection and focuses on beautiful embroidery fabrics and trimmings; its designs have a historical undertone but are fresh for today’s traditional and transitional interiors.
Fabricut’s product designers searched through the various archives and items found at the estate, along with the estate itself and its rooms. Each pattern tells a story from a moment in time at Mount Vernon.
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Viewing HDTV in your Bathroom
Watching HDTV from the comfort of your own bathroom is one of the latest electronic upgrades for bathroom remodeling.
Mirror HDTV’s may be mounted above the vanity, bathtub or in your shower wall with many waterproof, tempered mirror glass television options available in clean contemporary frameless styles or with traditional and modern picture frames to coordinate with your décor. The mirrors house an HDTV with ultra-bright LED screens that are fog free and when turned off create a complete mirror. Accessories include waterproof remote control, built-in speakers or remote speakers for enhanced sound.
With the optional Android App you can browse the internet, watch movies, check Facebook, Twitter, email, play games, read eBooks, watch live internet TV, Radio, Movies, YouTube and chat with your friends from your bathtub or shower! Would you actually chat with your friends from your bathtub?
Installation above a bath tub or next to a vanity is not difficult provided the wall is not tiled, with the same principle of housing a medicine cabinet in a wall pocket. Simplest install if you are not remodeling is to buy a fully housed version that you attach directly to the wall with a mounting plate. The tricky part is the power and cable wiring that comes out from the bottom of the housing and will need to be configured with your audio-visual/cable/internet house connections and if you use remote speakers the wiring must extend from the main HDTV unit to the speaker locations. Not difficult for trained electricians and wiring specialists but probably a bit more than the typical DIY task.
Bathroom HDTV framed screen sizes are 18.5”, 22” and 32” screens, measured diagonally, with the overall framed size similar in dimensions to a computer monitor.
Vanity mirrors, or MirrorVue can be as large as you need with rectangular mirror sizes ranging from 27.5, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 and 125” widths and various height options to fit your bathroom. You then select the TV screen size 15.6, 22, 32, 40, 46, 50 or 60” which is centered on the lower portion of the mirror. Some smaller models are just under $ 1,000.00, with many medium size screen models available under $ 2,500.00 and very large mirror screens go up in pricing significantly. Round and square shapes are available in 40” and 50” diameter or square. The 40” round runs $ 1,830.00 with a 15.6” TV screen and you add $250.00 to increase the screen size to a 22”. Integrated lighting options can create just the right light for putting on makeup and create a clean, contemporary design.
Built-in HDTV’s for today’s modern Kitchen
Evervue’s Kitchen Series installs seamlessly in or under Kitchen cabinets with a sleek, contemporary design. The stainless steel finish makes it easy to match with all other kitchen appliances and will look great in any kitchen. The Evervue Kitchen HDTV is completely water proof, the screen is protected by a strong, tempered reflective glass that gives the TV a beautiful mirror finish when turned off. Screen sizes are available in 18.5, 22 and 32″ with the housing dimensions of 22″ wide x 15.2″ high, 23.5″ wide x 17.75″ high or 37.5″ wide x 23.75″ high respectively and a box depth or 4″.
All images are from Evervue USA Inc