Home Remodeling Ideas

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Finding the best ways to nurture and beautify a home can be a hard balance to strike, with so many options for floors, cabinets, lighting and outdoor seating.  With all of the possibilities it can be hard to make a plan that you will surely stick with and not change again and again.  Trust a Columbus, Ohio design and remodeling expert who has years of experience helping homeowners in the Columbus area make the plans for their home improvement and then carry them out to perfection.  With home remodeling interior designers on your side to help make everything run smoothly from start to finish, you can relax when you prepare for the Columbus home of your dreams.

 


Planning a home remodel must take into consideration many aspects of your home’s structure.  Not only purely aesthetic features are involved; as the wiring, support points and insulation also play a major role in the overall quality and safety of your home.  With a professional Columbus design and remodeling leader, all of these points are included in the planning of your home makeover, so that when the finished product is revealed you will not be worrying about unseen issues.  Get your home a thorough inspection to check for insulation improvement needs, and to ensure there are no water damage or pest concerns as well.   When your home is both healthy and beautiful, you will know the home improvement is a long-lasting success.

 


When the area of the home being remodeled is the kitchen, it can be a daunting thing to plan the materials used for the counters, floors and backdrops.  However, one thing that won’t be difficult with a Columbus design and remodeling specialist on your side is the planning of re-structure that goes into making the kitchen more open, have better entertaining capacity, adding better storage or more natural light.  The professional Columbus home remodeling designer you work with has the skill, practice and tools necessary to show you your projected changes before the work even gets started, so that you can be sure it will be the right fit for your family before committing.  And the remaining work of settling on the right stone, wood, cabinets and lighting is the part where your creativity and life’s passions come into the equation.  Model your kitchen or bath after your favorite vacation destination or with inspiration from other homes you love to visit.

Whatever changes come to your Columbus home, kitchen or bath this summer season, make sure they leave happy memories and a healthy home, with the right Columbus Ohio Design and Remodeling company.


From kitchen upgrades to total home remodeling, SemBro Designs and Remodeling knows how to do it right and we love to build the confidence of every Columbus client, year after year.

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making kitchen cabinets to look like furniture

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Customize your kitchen cabinets with furniture-style details.
The right type of cabinet component can help refresh and add character to your kitchen’s style — whether you want brand-new cabinets or just need to revamp your old ones. But some design elements with the most impact may be small ones you haven’t even considered. Here are some details to integrate into your cabinets for a truly stylish design.

Take a basic kitchen up a notch with decorative add-ons that give cabinets a high-end look

Armoire-Style Cupboard

Armoire-Style Cupboard
There’s no end to the usefulness of this stand-alone armoire-style cupboard. The multiple drawers could contain table linens, silver, and serving pieces. And the upper level of the cabinet could easily house a large flat-screen TV. Cabinet-style cupboards feel like fine furniture, but offer all the amazing perks of modern cabinetry such as pullout storage and drawer dividers.
 

Surprising Turned-Leg Sink

Surprising Turned-Leg Sink

Here’s a surprising look for a kitchen sink — intricately turned legs. The ornate legs and white-painted finish create a custom look. The chinoiserie-style fabric creates a skirt to hide undersink storage and tie the room’s color palette together.
 

Cabinetry-Clad Refrigerator

Cabinetry-Clad Refrigerator

These large doors appear to be cabinetry, but instead hide a pro-style refrigerator and freezer. Built-in overhead cabinets make this refrigerator and side storage ensemble feel like a large piece of fine furniture.
 

Bookshelf + Open Storage

Bookshelf and Open Storage

Oh, what to do with all those cookbooks? This bright bookshelf/storage wall solves that problem with style. Simple cubbies above the books store single bottles of wine, and colorful baking and serving dishes are displayed on the shelves above.
 

Furniture-Style Island

Furniture-Style Island

A decorative painted exterior, ornate inlays, and tapered, carved feet make this stone-topped island look like an antique — but it’s not! This kitchen gets all the style of an antique piece of furniture with the hard-working practicality of an island.
 

Inspired Details

Inspired Details

Glass-front cabinets on the island add a custom look and mimic the look of a curio cabinet.
 

Beverage Center

Beverage Center

A series of small apothecary-style drawers and curved detail inset transforms standard cabinetry. Here, the beverage station feels like a stand-alone piece of furniture because of its staggered depths and sweet arched inset. Different heights (or finishes) make permanently installed furniture feel more freestanding — and more furniturelike.
 

Mantel-Top Range

Mantel-Top Range

A ceiling-hugging range hood (with spectacular crown molding) surrounded by inset cabinets takes center stage. Architectural add-ons, such as the corbel-supported mantel over the range, use furniture elements to make standard cabinetry look like they were custom-made.
 

Dresser-Style Cabinets

Dresser-Style Cabinets

You really can’t have enough drawers in a kitchen — especially in the cooking area. Here, a dresser-style cabinet contains stacks of drawers and serves as a room divider. The arched, floor-level cutout makes the kitchen cabinet feel like it has feet.



 

Furniture Details on Kitchen Cabinets

Furniture Details on Kitchen Cabinets

Architectural details on standard cabinetry give it a custom look. Here, crown molding and turned feet transform standard cupboards into a decorative asset in the kitchen. Search online for tons of stylish options.
 

Island with Table Legs

Island with Table Legs

The tapered legs of this island add-on make it appear to be a piece of furniture. The marble top continues from the rest of the work space to create an unbroken look.
 

Built-In Bookcase

Built-In Bookcase

Added to the end of this island is a built-in bookcase. Beautiful trimwork showcases this as a deliberate addition to the kitchen — for beautiful and smart storage.
 

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Outdoor Living Spaces

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What is a get together without a hot juicy Bar-B-Q involved. That’s where outdoor living spaces come into play, the better your outdoor space, the better the outdoor party and your awesome barbque.

 

Paradise Living, At Home!
Enrich your home and life with the stunning accents and designs that a Columbus, Ohio professional design and remodeler can offer.  With glamorously upgraded counters, cabinets, floors and lighting, any home that lacks something special will become rejuvenated.  With Columbus also being a prime location for outdoor living and seating areas, the possibilities to glamorize and re-energize your Columbus surrounding home have never been as numerous as they are now.  So get ready for the summer breaks with your own resort-style leisure right at home. We are all inspired by and like different types of rock, wood and fabrics, and each of our choices tells others a little more about us.  While some materials such as marble and granite are much more popular than others in the home, you can have a chance to stand out as a style maverick with more unusual or versatile options such as quartz, stainless steel or glazed lava stone.  If there are places you have visited where the surrounding natural beauty appealed to you more than anywhere else, you can mimic the colors and textures of that destination in the materials and fabrics in your home design.  Not only will you trick yourself into believing you are on vacation all of the time, your unique design will certainly be a conversation starter at parties! The lighting options employed in your home really have the power to produce the kind of mood you desire, or may be inadvertently causing unwanted feelings as well.  If it often feels like your lighting doesn’t tailor well-enough to the layout of your home, with too many dark spots or excessively bright ones, mention it to your local Columbus, Ohio design and remodeling experts, who know of many options that have worked wonders for other Columbus and neighboring homeowners.  Nothing says cozy like a well-lit home and there are also energy savings that could be achieved with a more environmentally-conscious lighting approach. In San Diego, possibly home of the most envied weather in America, you can’t let the outdoor seating and living enthusiasm pass you by.  What could be more relaxing and fulfilling than spending an evening with good friends out of doors in cozy chairs and a fire? An outdoor sleeping area with a cozy bed and mosquito nets would be absolutely heavenly and a wonderful way to reconnect with nature.  Throw in an outdoor private shower and you are now officially in paradise.  Enjoy your home like you never imagined you could, with a marvelous home, kitchen and bath remodel from your Columbus, Ohio design and remodeling experts.


From kitchen upgrades to total home remodeling, SemBro Designs and Remodeling knows how to do it right and we love to build the confidence of every Columbus client, year after year.

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Kitchen Design – What’s Hot and What’s Not

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What’s Hot and What’s Not in Kitchen Design
Here are some of our top picks for the latest trends and brands in Kitchen Design. Let’s see what is Hot and what is Not.

Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim

Trend: Reclaimed wood

The Upside: Kitchen cabinets made from reclaimed wood or with reclaimed-wood surfaces provide a sense of “history” and complement black metal hardware, said Jacob Kindler, owner of Urban Homes in New York City. “In 2000, dark veneer was trendy. A few years ago, it was all gray. It’s now all reclaimed wood,” Mr. Kindler said. Pictured: a showroom kitchen with reclaimed-wood bottom cabinets and lacquer wall cabinets.

The Downside: Along with a high price—“it’s one of the most expensive, just before stone doors,” said Mr. Kindler—this kind of wood requires cleaning with specialized cleansers.

Cutting Edge

Trend: Glass and ceramic surfaces

The Upside: Tom Wilkinson, owner and president of Arete European Kitchens in Austin, Texas, says new technology is making glass countertops and cabinet fronts not only possible, but functional and comparable in price to marble and high-gloss lacquer. The glass is back-painted and matte, and thus could be mistaken for another material, but when sunlight hits, it offers the distinctive glow of glass, Mr. Wilkinson said. Pictured: A showroom kitchen with matte-glass countertops, backsplash and cabinet fronts. Also popular now are giant slabs of matte, textured ceramic—think one big tile.

The Downside: Thus far, ceramic slabs come in a limited array of colors—about two dozen to date, Mr. Wilkinson said. Glass countertops aren’t as durable as stone, “but as long as you’re not cutting on it, you’re not going to scratch it,” he added.

Ups and Downs

Trend: Hydraulic lifts

The Upside: Hydraulic-lift technology costs about a quarter of what it did 10 years ago, according to Ken Burghardt, co-owner of kitchen-design firm Domicile in San Francisco. Most in demand: a drawer for a standing mixer, food processor and blender, all plugged in, that rises out of the countertop and sinks back down when the appliances aren’t needed. Also popular: televisions that slide down from behind wall cabinets. The lifts can be controlled by iPhone. Pictured: a recently completed Silicon Valley kitchen with a fully stocked bar that rises out of the counter.

The Downside: Distracted home chefs or curious toddlers could get their hands caught in a descending hydraulic lift. Mr. Burghardt said his countertop sections pop off as a safety precaution, but this isn’t standard across the industry.

Mixed Media

Trend: Mix-and-match materials

The Upside: Steven Cooper, designer and owner of Cooper Pacific Kitchens in Los Angeles, looks for interesting ways to mix materials. Recently for clients, he has built countertops of natural quartzite and “live-edge” wood—where the edge isn’t sanded down. In his showroom (pictured) is a kitchen with quartzite, wenge wood and stainless-steel countertops.

The Downside: Using the wrong materials in the wrong workspace can backfire. “A zinc countertop isn’t going to wear as well in a high-use zone,” said Mr. Cooper.

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Have the Best Home for Your Family

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For the best home on the block you don’t have to go far.  Make your home the best you know by personalizing it to fit your family, friends and lifestyle in the best possible way. SemBro Designs and Remodeling has been here for years, helping Columbus Ohio homeowners like you discover the vitality and beauty of their own homes.  Voted Best Local Construction Company, Best Contractor and Best Kitchen and Bath Remodeler with the Columbus Ohio Angie’s List for four straight years, SemBro Designs and Remodeling promote confidence in our neighbors and customers.

To have the best home on the block, a good rule-of-thumb is to make sure it is the best to you.  The ones spending the most amount of time in a home are those who should have the most influence over how it functions, appears, and entertains.  If the work you do on your home is purely for showing to people who only visit occasionally, it may not be a look that necessarily brings you comfort so choose your home remodeling changes wisely, knowing the many hours you will spend with them.  SemBro Designs and Remodeling is a pro at helping you envision how your changes will look and feel.  We use a digital imaging software that shows you a before and after view of your home and lets you make changes before your home remodel gets started.

Malcolm Seawell is cooking Quinoa vegetable salad with his sons Cole and Will, at their house in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

With all the home remodel options available for remodeling your home, kitchen and bath it can be hard to know where to start!  At SemBro Designs and Remodeling we make sure that you have the professional designer help to gauge what areas of your home need the most work and how to make it all come together into a style that feels perfect for you and your family.  A common complaint from Columbus homeowners is that the kitchen needs an update from an old-fashioned, constricting layout or cabinets that clutter the view.  They also hope to maximize the natural light their kitchen receives and to make socializing with guests while cooking much more comfortable.  Additional Columbus home remodels include room additions for new family members, growing home-businesses, and even outdoor living arrangements.  Whatever your family feels would make their home the best home on the block is important to us at SemBro Designs and Remodeling.


From kitchen upgrades to total home remodeling, SemBro Designs and Remodeling knows how to do it right and we love to build the confidence of every Columbus client, year after year.

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