Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas

In just a few days, an imaginary gunshot will go off and the Christmas shopping and decorating spree will begin. You might have even seen glimpses of fast starters already sneaking in some Christmas gifts and decor. As Minnesota remodelers, we love to see how homeowners dress up their homes for Christmas, and especially when it comes to their kitchens. If you’re looking for ideas on how to decorate your kitchen this Christmas, try some these ideas:

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We love this simple way to dress up a modern sink from http://www.decorationideas.org
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Who said Christmas trees were just for front windows? This photo from seasonsforallathome.com
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You don’t have to go overboard, just add a wreath and holly to accent the kitchen – from inspirebohemia.blogspot.com
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Here’s a great, simple way to add a Christmas centerpiece – idea from inspirationforhome.blogspot.com
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We love this garland around custom cabinets! Idea from houseofdecorke.blogspot.com
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And if all else fails, just put a bunch of these all around, right Santa? (Image from standlees.wordpress.com)

Power Up the Powder Room

Unless you’re a female needing an emergency makeup check, you may not understand the value of a powder room or half-bath. These smaller bathrooms are often overlooked when it comes to bathroom remodeling. Although they’re not the “showcases” of a home, and sometimes even tucked away or hidden in a long hallway, these small bathrooms can really add to a home, and give homeowners a great way to express themselves.

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Make a statement with your half-bath!

Powder rooms or half-baths are a great place to take chances in bathroom remodeling. If you have ideas that you didn’t want to risk with the larger bathroom remodel, consider trying them in your smaller bathroom. Ideas like creative uses of tile, or a fun wall application, can be “tested” in these smaller rooms. And what we’ve found is that when homeowners step out and make a statement with their half-bath, they try and make sure every guest has a chance to see it.

Remodeling a Small Bathroom

Ready to jump into remodeling the small bathroom? Here are three things to remember as you start planning:

Make the Sink Your Centerpiece. Hide the Toilet.

Because you don’t have as many elements in a small bathroom remodel (no cabinets, tub, shower, etc.) – you have to lay out your bathroom so that it makes sense and is easy to use. Your sink should be the centerpiece – whether it’s part of a vanity or a freestanding piece. Then, place your toilet off to the side, or in an area that’s not visible when the door is ajar. Once you’ve thought through the placement of your sink and toilet, then plan where any other items will go, such as cabinets and mirrors.

Use Cool Materials in your Small Bathroom.

Don’t give your small bathroom a “small bathroom” complex. Use cool materials to dress it up. Because the room is small, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to put in nice features. Consider accenting the sink with a granite or quartz counter top. Bring in unique antique pieces – or modern pieces – depending on your style. Think about using a really cool mirror or side-table to accent the room. Use nice tiles and fixtures. Get a unique toilet. It will be worth it.

Let in Light to your Small Bathroom.

Because these rooms are often tucked away into hallways or small spaces, small bathrooms can lack natural light. When remodeling your small bathroom, consider how to add light. If your bathroom is placed right – and your budget allows – think about installing a window or solar tube. Or – try to add some ceiling lighting. If that’s not an option, make sure you have plenty of wall-mounts that add lighting. To improve the ambiance and light, paint the room with a light and bright color. If your paint color is on the lighter, softer side – your room will look bigger and brighter.
These are just a few ideas for how to amp up that powder room and transform it into a bathroom you love – and want to show off.

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Why Choose A Design Build Company?

You may have heard about Design-Build, but may still be wondering why to choose a Design-Build company. To put it simply, we make home remodeling a simple and easy process.

For all of those married out there – remember back to your wedding. There are a couple of approaches you can take when planning a wedding:

1- plan the wedding yourself, arrange the vendors, negotiate the prices, come up with the ideas

2- have a wedding planner or wedding coordinator help you plan, come up with ideas, coordinate the details, secure competitive pricing

In the home remodeling world – we work like the wedding planners. We’re involved in remodeling from start to finish, and use our relationships to get the best deals, with the smoothest process.

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Design-Build helps plan for a stress-free remodel

How Home Contracting Works

When you work with Design-Build, we assist you through the entire home remodeling process from concept to completion. We help the homeowner with each step of the remodel including, but not limited to:

  • design of the bathroom remodel or kitchen remodel
  • permits for construction
  • budget management
  • billing
  • construction issues
  • choosing materials for the remodel
  • overseeing the construction schedule

Working with a Design-Build company means that all questions or concerns related to any part of the remodel can be directed to us (rather than each individual company and contractor involved along the way.)

Does It Cost More To Use Design-Build?

If you’ve used a travel agent before, you may have been surprised to find that your trip may actually cost you LESS than it would have if you’d arranged it yourself. Each agent has relationships with the travel spots and can easily arrange great deals through the hotel, airlines and rental cars so that your package is one fee, and much cheaper.

The same idea works with us. First, a homeowner doesn’t need to hire an architect AND a separate contractor. Also, many of the Design-Build firms credit the cost of the design process against the project cost. By using our home contractors, we design elegant home remodeling jobs and then use our extensive network to get you the best materials at the best prices.

Design-Build Makes Home Remodeling Simple

In our busy lives, simplicity is the goal for most of us. If you desire to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, consider working with Design-Build to get the outcome you want. We’ll work with you each step of the way to get you a beautiful new kitchen, or new bathroom, that will truly enhance your life with the least amount of stress possible.