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Tips from the JWH Team: Custom Cabinetry

07-27-17

4 Ways to Incorporate Custom Cabinetry into Your Home Design

When it comes to custom cabinetry, why should kitchens have all the fun? From increasing productivity in your home office to eliminating chaos in your laundry room, cabinets are a great way to not only get organized but add a stylish flair. With custom cabinetry, you can get exactly what you want – form and function. Here are a few ideas:

JWH custom office cabinetry

Custom cabinetry creates a great spot for work and play.

Home Office

Working from a home office has become a major part of life for many of us. Whether we are telecommuting, running a company, or simply paying the bills, we could all use a useful, efficient space to take care of business.

For some, this could mean a simple desk and chair in a quiet corner; but many of us would like the same comforts in our office that we find in the rest of our home. This includes comfy seating, room to move, and functional storage solutions. A customized set of wall cabinets allows you to tuck supplies, files, and clutter behind closed doors while adding to the overall appeal of the room. Your home office should reflect the same design of the rest of your home while affording you the luxury of burning the midnight oil in comfort.

 

Playroom

If you have little ones, you know that their play areas can become cluttered and messy in no time. While a playroom is a welcome addition to the home, it’s also one of the most difficult rooms to keep organized. Toy boxes and flimsy shelving can only handle so much. The ultimate storage solution is a set of quality cabinets that can stand up to the years of wear and tear from the little chaos-makers. Install cabinetry to neatly stack books and games, add baskets and bins for dolls and Legos, and make it easy for those tiny hands to find their favorite toys. You’ll thank your lucky stars for the increased organization and the easy cleanup at the end of the day!

Laundry Room

Sure, many of your guests will never darken the door of your laundry room, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important to keep organized. Few things give the laundry room a finished look better than wall cabinets. Just think how great it would be to stow all those detergents, dryer sheets, soaps, and bleach out of sight. In addition to adding storage space, cabinets add beauty and style to this unassuming room of the house. To further increase storage, custom cabinets can be made floor-to-ceiling to keep brooms and mops, stow seasonal items, and hide holiday decorations until next year.

Custom laundry cabinetry

Small on space, BIG on style with JWH custom cabinetry.

Craft Room

In this age of DIY, many of us have taken on creative hobbies, whether it’s scrapbooking, jewelry making, painting, or sewing. Similar to a home office, a craft room is often an overlooked luxury. Ditch the card table in the corner for a stylish and inspiring room in which you can create magic.  A set of custom cabinets tailored to your specific craft is the perfect solution for organizing your supplies, de-cluttering countertops or tabletops and creating a feel-good space for you to work in.  There’s really no better way to invest in your creative side.

There is no project too large or challenging for the JWH Design Team; in fact, we like to say, “the more challenging the better.” If you’re toying with the idea of adding cabinetry to your home design, let us help make an amazing transformation to your abode.

Tips from the JWH Team: Bold Colors!

07-01-17

Looking for a quick and painless way to transform your living space from ho-hum to dazzling? Add some color with these bold color trends! Whether it’s a brightly patterned armchair or an unexpected accent of coral on a dining room wall, a splash of color has a way of converting the bland to bubbly. You may not want to paint an entire room in trendy colors like acid green or amethyst, so we’ve come up with these four sneaky ways to incorporate color into your home design without going overboard.

Bold color choice

Bold and beautiful front doors in Paris.

Punch up the front door

Your front door is the first thing people see when entering your home and their last impression as they bid goodbye. Your front door is quite literally the portal into your abode that almost every guest will pass through. So why keep it standard and boring? Let your front door be the piece that sets the stage for the rest of your home. From cool turquoises to heritage red, the front door is a statement piece in its own right. Decide what color best represents your interior design scheme, and go from there!

Add new life to bookshelves

We all have a set of bookshelves somewhere in the home. Whether your book collection is found in a standalone unit or books are displayed on built-in wall shelving, you probably haven’t put much thought into making them over. From colorful paint to funky wallpaper, updating the back of your display cases is an unexpected way to add color to an otherwise neutral design scheme. Choose a color that matches the room’s theme; keep it more conservative with a muted ombre grayscale or really liven it up with brightly painted rainbow hues. This update is a quick and simple way to change the feel of an entire room.

Don’t forget the ceiling

We’ve all come to expect an accent wall incorporated somewhere in a home’s design scheme. However, a painted or patterned ceiling is a design aspect that feels a little less expected, since most of us choose to stick with the safe choice of a white ceiling. It’s easy to increase personality in your living space without completely changing your current setup:

bold color choice by jwh

A pop of unexpected color in “Her” Closet brings a smile!

-add drama to a stark white kitchen with a dark gray or navy ceiling.

-a brightly colored ceiling is perfect for bathrooms with monochromatic finishes.

-metallic colors add depth and a reflective quality, opening up smaller spaces.

Swap out the sink.

What’s the one element in your kitchen or bathroom that just ties everything together? If you can’t think of one, maybe it’s time to upgrade the sink. Yes, the sink. While most home designs stick with safe neutral basins, an unexpected pop of color in the sink can create a look that is sophisticated, playful or nostalgic that you just can’t get from a white scheme. From the red-orange or robin egg blue retro to the ultra-refined look of an iron-cobalt, the sink is a surprising spot to add a splash of color.

Looking to start a project? At JWH Design & Cabinetry, we bring our creativity and expertise to projects of all sizes and styles. Every client and every job is unique to JWH and receives the individual attention it deserves. Call for a consultation today!