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There are SO many colours of oak in the world – virtually every colour in the rainbow it seems! And while some colours of oak can be quite timeless, there are also many versions that can be challenging (understatement) to modernize and update.

And why do I call them colours of oak not species of oak? Because oak is often stained a different colour than its roots (literally) suggest – so we’re going to base things on the overall ‘colour’ that you see – not the chronological history of the tree!

The Best Paint Colours to Update Oak Cabinets, Flooring, Trim, and More! This is going to be TREE-LY exciting, so let’s get started!

Before you get in to the nitty gritty, you need to decide whether you want to accent your oak or whether you want to blend or camouflage it a bit.

(The photo above shows a colour that lightly accents the oak cabinets)

To Accent Oak or Wood

Cool colours such as green, blue and neutrals with those undertones may accent your light oak, making it appear more colourful. If you love your oak and want to play it up then this is good. If you want to neutralize your wood, this is not
Paint colours that are a few tones lighter or darker than the wood tone can also help to accent. However, simply painting the walls a cooler colours regardless of depth will do a good job
To Blend or Camouflage Oak or Wood

Most warm colours and neutrals with warm undertones will blend a bit more with oak, lowering the contrast and reducing the overall effect of them. So if you aren’t loving your oak, then a warm toned colour might hit the spot!
Neutral paint colours with very subtle purple undertones can complement many oaks without accenting or blending
Keeping the paint colour a similar depth to that of your wood is a great way to keep things seamless, but can be a bit bland feeling if you choose a warm or neutral colour. It’s better to go just a bit lighter OR darker than the depth of your wood.

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A Perfect Home Improvement

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A More Perfect Home Improvement – No Matter What!

For the best your home has to offer, let Columbus Ohio’s Best Local Construction Company, Best Contractor and Best Kitchen and Bath Remodeler for the fifth straight year guide your family on the home improvement journey of their dreams.   Here are some ways that working with Columbus’s most talented home design crew – SemBro Designs and Remodeling – will ensure your home design is a success for countless years to come.

  1. SemBro Designs and Remodeling uses the most straight-forward processes to completely plan every step of your home remodel and help ensure that it will be exactly as you hoped and more.  With a digital rendering process, it is possible to view how the finished look in your home will be before the work crew gets started!  If you aren’t happy with the projected changes, let our talented and award-winning designers know your concerns and help you plan a remodel you are sure to love for years and years.
  2. In our SemBro Designs and Remodeling showroom, get ideas for inspiration in your home from viewing photos of other Columbus home remodels completed near you.  Check out what the neighborhood is doing to its homes to make your remodel as similar or unique as you are.  And with all of the samples for wood and stone right on sight to put together in countless combinations, you will see how it feels to become excited for the beautiful new home that will soon be under your hands and feet!
  3. SemBro Designs and Remodeling was voted Best Kitchen and Bath Remodeler with the Union Tribune for the past four years in a row.  That attests to our Columbus clients’ continued loyalty and support, and so does the fact that a high percentage of customers return for other parts of their home to be improved.  Whether you are looking to live more elegantly, get more function and durability for your kitchen or bath, or simply to increase your home’s value, you can’t go wrong with a stunning Columbus SemBro Designs remodel.
  4. Our SemBro Designs and Remodeling crew takes great pride in working for a company voted Best Local Construction Company and Best Contractor for the past four consecutive years.  And one of the reasons is because our crew members are so multi-talented.  We hire team members with a wide array of skill sets and experience to ensure that our clients know who is working on their home at all times, no matter what complexity the work entails.




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Homes of The Future – Today

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Homes of the Future, Today

Every day, incredible new homes are designed and built.  They astound with their new perspective on what makes a home efficient, classy, and strong.  There are so many innovative advances that offer the possibility of taking your home to a level you never imagined possible, with the help of your SemBro Design and Remodeling team.  They can get you from dream to reality in less time than it would have taken 20 years ago.  Read on for some of the ways that they can make it happen, and make you glad all-over-again that you live in and around Columbus Ohio.

With a growing public consciousness about the importance of preserving natural resources and minimizing damaging effects on our environment, there has come an increase in demands for alternative types of material used in every element of the home’s design.  There are so many new options available for increasing the beauty of an area with materials that benefit the earth and the economy.  For necessities such as counters, cabinets and floors, look into remodeling with some responsible, cause-worthy elements and increasing the general character of your home at the same time!

Creative homes popping up everywhere means that sometimes older homes are looked at as having less personality, charm or even warmth.  You can bring all of the inspiring features of very unique places into your home when you work with a Columbus designer who knows the potential each home has and all of the tricks and tools needed to accomplish greatness.  Every part of your home can be re-purposed or re-situated so that it makes the most of the great view, natural sunlight, or even the air currents in your area.  With a more efficient home comes a more pleasing effect on the eyes and not only you will fall in love with your updated home, but so will everyone who visits!

With technology catching up rapidly to our quick shifts in tastes, preferences and monetary restrictions, it is becoming easier to accomplish design or construction feats that seemed impossible decades ago.  Additionally, technology is helping homeowners make the best design choices for their homes with an assurance they never had before: digital imaging.  It allows you to see what your home remodel changes would look like in your home before the work gets started, so that you can be sure the change will fit your tastes, lifestyle, and your home right from the beginning.

Your Home is Your Castle by Design

Your Castle is your Confidence

With the homes of friends and family, it can be easy to see the many ways that their design is efficient or not for their lifestyle.  A fresh eye always adds new perspective on any matter, and a home where people live, work and play can be no different.  This year, make it your resolution to accept the input regarding your home from outsiders.  The number one best way to do this is to get the opinion of a professional such as SemBro Designs and Remodeling. Voted Columbus Best Local Construction Company, Best Kitchen and Bath Remodeler and Best Contractor with the Union Tribune for the fourth straight year, SemBro Designs has proven to be a leader in the home improvement sector of Columbus, Ohio area.

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With a second opinion on the structural efficiency, general layout and flow as well as the design impression that your home exudes, trust the professional knowledge of SemBro’s award-winning designer.  She has the capability to assess a home based on the myriad of other home designs she has planned and witnessed, and can offer much fresh insight into how new visitors feel about your home.  With the tools SemBro Designs and Remodeling has at their use, no project you can think of is too big or too small to affect an amazing transformation in your treasured home, and SemBro’s designer can get all the pieces into play perfectly.

When considering the efficiency and aesthetic appeal of your own home, kitchen, or bath design, consider some of the following essentials.  There must be appropriate lighting that is not too harsh and also is not too dull or warm that it makes one feel sleepy.  Also, a focal point in any room in question is a must so that the eye does not become overwhelmed with many competing points of interest in the same space.  The materials you employ in the service of your flooring, counters and cabinetry, all tell something about your personality, tastes, passions and goals so choose wisely!  And last but not least, your home design sends a big message to your friends and family about the attitude that is most prevalent in your home and life.  For the most peace-loving, relaxing and calming atmosphere, choose clean-cut lines, appropriate hues and add the personal touches that make the home all your own.

See how SemBro Designs and Remodeling can help transform your home into one you are confident in no matter who comes to call.

Get Ready in Style!

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Get Ready in Style!

The fundamental requirements for the comfort and function of any home are often overlooked when people plan their home design. There are some attributes in any homes’ design which are a good starting point to ensure that many of life’s best comforts are easily realized.  Don’t get tangled in the web of uncoordinated design and architectural faux pas by working with a trusted Columbus design and remodeling expert who knows the ins and outs of every design and construction issue in any home.  For a home that meets your unique requirements much better this holiday season, here are a few tips for working with a Columbus home design and remodeling contractor.

  1.  Bring inspiration into your design.  Often times, simply saying you want a space to be opened-up or a focal point to be established can leave you and the designer with completely different images in mind.  With some examples of other homes that you see in magazines or online that match the style, architectural structure or general feel of what you want to accomplish, both you and the designer will have some concrete ideas to go by.
  2. Be flexible.  Sometimes in a home, kitchen or bath remodel, a change that you hope for turns into something even better than you had anticipated.  With your design and remodeling team, you can be confident that any unforeseen circumstances such as underlying repair needs will be discussed with you right away, and that a plan will quickly be established to stay on track of the goals originally planned out for your remodel.
  3. Changing your mind often can mean perfecting your project down the line.  With today’s technological advances giving homeowners the chance to view their home remodel, kitchen remodel and bath remodeling changes before they are accomplished, it is possible to explore all the possibilities you have envisioned, and play around with different looks in the spaces you want to update.  If you change your mind a few times before the work is complete, seeing the final product in a digital image of your actual space is a very comforting feature and gives you the confidence every remodeling homeowner craves.
  4. Lastly, with the holidays quickly approaching, ask about the small tweaks that can play such a dramatic and transformative role in your get-togethers.  It could be as simple as swapping out a few lighting fixtures for a dazzling and eye-catching chandelier, updating the paint in some gathering areas with more festive hues, or rearranging some spots for the best traffic flow in your home.  With the right help on your side, anything is possible this holiday season!