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Great Kitchen Design Ideas for your Cape Cod Home

Posted by REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder on Thu, Mar 14, 2013

We've got some beautiful kitchens under construction right now. Imagine enjoying a relaxing time with friends and family in your dream kitchen...we make that dream come true for our Customers! Many hours of design time go in to our kitchen creations, and we're always looking for fresh ideas. Home & Garden Magazine talked to top designers and kitchen experts to get the scoop on the hottest trends in kitchens for 2013. Whether you're looking for a quick update or a total overhaul, you'll love these ideas.

Kitchen Design Trends for 2013

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Kitchen Design Trends for 2013

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Island Ideas for your Cape Cod Kitchen

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Dec 12, 2012

 

The kitchen island is the focal point of any home design, combing functionality for cooking and food preparation, with the style and taste of the homeowner.  A Kitchen Island is a great way to express your style, and could be considered a more a piece of furniture than a conglomeration of cabinets.  When designing your Cape Cod kitchen, take the time to look at all of your options, from size, style, lighting, countertops etc. In many of our Cape Cod Homes, we have sen trends towards a kitchen island that is a different color or style than the rest of the cabinetry. If you are planning to Remodel, Renovate, or Build a Custom Home on Cape Cod, a stunning kitchen island is definitely something to consider.  To see how REEF can help you design your next project, please CONTACT US today.

Here is an article from Decoist.com with some ideas that just might inspre you: Kitchen Island

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Tags: Cape Cod Kitchen, remodeling, Interior Design

The Future of Glass in your New Home on Cape Cod

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Oct 16, 2012

 

   Glass has served it's traditional role in homes for hundreds of years.  Whether as a window or door, Glass has proven itself as an effective weather barrier and inexpensive way to let natural light into a space.  Over the last 20 years, advanced glass materials have been used as cook tops and even counter tops, but this is not the end of the line for this material.  Corning is working on new advanced types of glass that will provide unimaginable options for your new home in the future.  In the very near future, you will see things light light-sensitive glass that can shade a room on a sunny day, or even glass countertops that can serve as a display for your computer or smart phone.  Here is a video we found from Corning that gives you a peek at what is next for Glass...It is not just for windows anymore, and if you are thinking of building a Custom Home on Cape Cod, you should take a look!

Tags: Interior Design, windows, Future Homes, Glass

Design Details - Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Oct 09, 2012

   Kitchen Cabinets are always a featured item in a New Home, or Remodeling Project. There are hundreds of styles, colors, and wood species available to homeowners from hundreds of suppliers, both nationally and internationally. Here are some ideas with a modern twist that might help you when designing your next Kitchen.  Builderonline.com has compiled a slidshow of some modern and traditional kitchens that demonstrate a great blend of style and function. 

Click here to see the slide show: Kitchen Design

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Tags: Interior Design, Kitchens

Master Closet Storage Solutions, Interior Design

Posted by Matthew Teague on Tue, Oct 02, 2012

  Closet space and storage solutions don't have to be large or expensive, they just have to be part of the design process from the beginning.  Living spaces, kitchens, baths and master bedrooms always are at the forefront of home design, but if you consider the storage requirements for all of these spaces, your might end up with a better overall design.  There are hundreds of options for closet storage, from basic to custom, but there are several options available which are modular, easy to install, and make a huge difference in your New Home or Renovation.  Here is an article from Decoist.com that talk about smart master closet designs. Some great ideas here that you should consider for your next project!: Closet Storage Solutions

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Tags: Interior Design, Master Bedrooms

How to Decorate Your Cape Cod Living Room

Posted by Matthew Teague on Thu, Sep 27, 2012

   Once the sawdust has settled, and you are getting ready to move in to your New Home, or Addition, the big question becomes "how do we decorate this space?" Witnessing the transition of your project from a lines on a page into a three dimensional space is exciting, however, for the homeowner, the work has just begun.  Decoist.com has provided some guidlines for decorating your new living space, with 5 simple steps that can help point you in the right direction.  You should first decide on a color scheme, the use and needs for the space, then furnishings and decorative elements.  Also, there is no need to have to purchase all new furnishings for your New Home, if you have planned properly, much of the furniture you already own, may be able to work in the new space. Often times, when REEF designs a New Space, we will take the time to measure an owner's existing furnishings and make sure they work in the space, long before construction has begun.  Then, to tie it all together, don't forget those little decorative elements such as lamps and other accessories that can make the space yours! 

Here is the article from Decoist.com: How to Decorate a Living Room

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Tags: House Design, Interior Design, Living Room

Summer to Fall transition - Your Cape Cod Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Fri, Sep 21, 2012

Fall is here.... and it is a great time to think about decorating ideas for your Cape Cod Home.  Here is a gallery of fun and inexpensive ideas we found on Freshome.com

Fall Decorating Ideas

 

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Tags: Interior Design, Fall on Cape Cod

2012 Interior Design Trends

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Sep 19, 2012

   The Boston Design Center is a unique and trend-setting collection of 87 interior design specialty boutiques.  These shops specialize in fine funishings, window coverings, fixtures, and all of the latest and greatest in interior design.  Recently Boston.com provided a look at the trends for 2012 from the Boston Design Center, highlighting the latest colors and styles for this coming year. 

Click here to view the entire gallery: 2012 Design Trends

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Tags: Interior Design, Home Furnishing

55 Kitchen Design Ideas for your Cape Cod Home

Posted by Matthew Teague on Mon, Sep 17, 2012

    Every year, kitchen design trends change and new and fresh ideas are presented. We found this great gallery of inspiring kitchen ideas from Housebeautiful.com that covers everything from Colors, to Cabinets, to Kitchen Appliances.   If you are thinking of Building or Remodeling your Cape Cod Home, keep these ideas in mind!

http://www.housebeautiful.com/kitchens/tips/design-your-dream-kitchen-0511#/category1

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Tags: Cape Cod Kitchen, Interior Design

Laundry Room Design?

Posted by Matthew Teague on Wed, Sep 12, 2012

  The Laundry Room is probably the least thought of room in a house.  Unless of course you have a few kids, then doing 6 or 8 loads a day can be a real chore, especially if you have the washer and dryer down in a dark corner of the basement like most people. In most of our Renovation, Remodeling, and Custom Home projects, we try to place the laundry room or closet on the main floor of the home.  We have even put the laundry machines on the 2nd floor, which most people think is a fantastic idea, since it is up close to the bedrooms! We came across an article from Decoist.com that provides several design ideas for your next laundry room. These designs range from simple to wild, but they all share the following features: convenience and storage.

Click Here to see the full gallery: Laundry Room Designs

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Tags: remodeling, Interior Design, laundry rooms

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