Whether you’re building your dream kitchen from the ground up, or re-facing existing cabinets, the choice of cabinet pulls and knobs is important. These small parts play a vital role in the function of your cabinetry, and can really help set the tone for the heart of your home. Here’s some great ideas and insights to help you select the right knobs and pulls for the cabinets in your Cape Cod home.
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Cape Cod is a charming place, in part because of its historic homes. Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to dive in to an historic project. REEF has done some great work for customers who want to maintain the charm and history of their home, while upgrading the systems and spaces for modern living. Here's a project undertaken by a couple who filled their home with bold colors and additional space.
If you are thinking of selling your existing home, there are several ways you can increase the value. However, starting a major remodel or renovation is probably not the best way. Simple things like new carpet, paint, re-finished wood floors, and new or re-finished cabinets may be all you need. Here is a great article from MSNBC.com and Forbes talking about smart home improvements you can make to improve the chances of selling your home at the price you want.
Planning for a kitchen renovation can be a complex process. Balancing the new design, appliances, plumbing and electrical changes can be complicated. The key to a successful renovation or remodeling project is planning. There is much more to a kitchen renovation than going to a kitchen design center and picking out cabinets. A good General Contracor or Custom Home Builder can take you through the critical planning steps before things become a problem. Coordinating electricians, plumbers, tile setter, cabinet installers, and countertop installers can be a challenging undertaking for someone without experience. Here is a good articl from Renovator's Place that provides a list of questions you should ask before you start your project: http://www.renovatorsplace.com/articles/planning-questions-for-a-kitchen-renovation.cfm
REEF has been designing, building and renovating Custom Homes on Cape Cod for over 25 years, and understands the value of the planning process. We look forward to helping you with your next project!
There is so much literature out there telling people what they should do in their new home or renovation project, but not a whole lot if information talking about what they shouldn't do. Customers hire a Custom Home Builder to create their dream home, especially when building a new home on Cape Cod. But often times, customers try too hard to incorporate all of the design tips they have seen throughout the years. Here is an interesting article that covers mistakes people make when designing their kitchens. The kitchen is probably one of the most important spaces in a new custom home or renovation project, and a well designed kitchen will be an inviting space that can have timeless style and great functionality. Just some things to think about for your next project.
Here is the full article from Yahoo! : http://shine.yahoo.com/at-home/biggest-kitchen-design-mistakes-160000075.html
Kitchen and bathroom remodeling still top the list of remodeling and renovation projects nationwide. As a custom home builder and remodeling contractor, REEF often performs this type of work. With the current economic conditions, the market has changed, and value-oriented customers are seeking ways to get more for their dollar. We found a great article from Housingzone.com that provides input from remodeling contractors across the country on planning and executing your project. There is a lot of great information here.
Spring is an exciting time of year for custom builders and renovation contractors. Manufacturers present their new products at industry and trade shows across the country. Recently the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show was held and here are some of the featured products. Check out this article and slideshow from Builderonline.com :http://www.builderonline.com/products/new-kitchen-and-bath-products-to-make-life-easier.aspx
The consept of universal design is a relatively new term in the custom home business. It bridges the gap between standard design and fully handicapped accessable design. The focus of this design concept is to provide homes that provide functional, and safe spaces across a wide range of needs. The idea that a home could have universal appeal for a young family or a retiring couple is unique in custom home building. Manufacturers have responded with many innovative products that make it easier to achieve this broad design appeal. Here is an article from Housingzone.com describing a few of the key products that builders are using in new home and renovation projects.
If you would like to examine these concepts further for your next new home or remodeling project click below to ask one of our experts.