Kitchen decor items that contribute to organization

Cabinets are key elements in your kitchen that other than highlight the look of such important space, can also help you with the organization of everything you need in this area of your house. However, minimalism should be a word you should take into consideration when decorating your kitchen; the worst thing you can do is having overflowing cabinets with gadgets or all the types of Tupperware. Moreover, cabinet drawers will be a very useful and versatile option that not only will provide your kitchen with an impeccable appearance, but also will help you keep a limited number of pots and pans; let’s be honest, sometimes we have so many kitchen utensils and gadgets, that we do not even remember what we bought them for.

Bedroom decor item that contribute to organization

Home decor items that contribute to keep your home organized 1 300x200 Decorating items that contribute to keep your home organizedWardrobe is generally that place of your bedroom where you keep at least a few items that you never wear; so you might want to start by deciding whether or not you really need to keep those pieces of clothing that perhaps do not fit you, or you do not love anymore. So, when it comes to closets or wardrobe, simplicity in their appearance is what you need to strive to achieve; an organized as well as an eye- catching way to show your closet is by selecting your most favorite clothing pieces, from sleeveless to long sleeve, hang them by color too and you will have a closet that is really attractive to the eye. Once again I must mention drawers, but in this case you can use them for putting your ballet flats, this way you keep your closet organized and at the same time you are saving the cubbies for wedges and heels. And if you are looking for ways to improve the displaying of your jewelry, use dishes and attractive drawer dividers; it is an excellent way to organize jewelry in flat drawers.

Living room decor items that contribute to organization

Home decor items that contribute to keep your home organized 2 300x300 Decorating items that contribute to keep your home organizedYou may already know it, your living room can serve many functions. Therefore it is very important to find the right furnishings, and the most suitable ways to arrange them to handle both family time and visiting guests. When looking for the proper elements in your living room that not only perform at their very best, but also contribute to the organization of such space, a stuffed media center can absolutely be the best option you should consider as an open storage along one wall provides ample space, where you can store plenty of your favorites and necessary objects; electronic equipment, books, photos, games and so on. In this way, you maximize your living room’s space; and in order to provide your media center with a fresher and organized look, you can strive for installing fabric panels that conceal items stored. Fabric panels may be a challenging DIY project you can aim to achieve, however, if you would like to have another idea to consider, then custom polished doors might work wonders to cover and keep your media center looking great. Polished doors hide clutter, thus you can keep the space casual as well as well- coordinated; and to complete the right appearance in your living room, a table lamp on top to the media center might be the softest lighting option for movie nights or parties.

Bathrooms decor items that contribute to organization

I do not really why, but it is surprising what you can find in your bathroom that contribute to a clutter area, expired hygiene products and old make-up that you completely forgot about. In order to avoid this type of situations in the future, strive to have a bathroom vanity that is gorgeous and where you can find everything you need within your hand reach; there is no need to keep a lot of products in this area of your house, store only pretty things like a set of brushes, a few pieces of jewelry in attractive glass containers, or perfume bottles out in the open. On the other hand, in case you also count on cabinets or drawers in your bathroom, keep the space in them to store those less attractive necessities; you could divide your drawers by organizing all of those make-up and items you wear on occasions, and in the other drawer space you can organize those things you have access to everyday. Clear storage boxes are an amazing way to keep your bathroom organized, and the best part is that you can add gorgeous decorating details to them with paint, decorative labels or anything you want to make them looking prettier; but remember that they should be clear, because this is how you can help yourself identifying what is inside the box, without having to open it.

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Are you attempting to purchase cookware and essential tools for your kitchen? Or just simply trying to improve the quality of your tools in your current kitchen? Whichever your case is, the good news is that nowadays there is an incredible variety of cookware and essential tools for such important room in your home, you can equip your kitchen with high- quality and very functional items that can make your life easier and tastier. The following are some of the staple kitchen items that every kitchen should have. Continue Reading…

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Regarding Color:

When it comes about your kitchen, design with nature in mind in order to connect the outdoor vibe. Working with neutral colors on your kitchen walls can be combined with delicate variations such as grays or beiges. Kitchen walls can be white in order to set a clean essence. Keep into account that neutral palettes will provide you so much more freedom in order to play with your decoration kitchen elements, therefore you would be able to layer up in stronger colors.

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Nature first element:

 Air is vital if you want to feel more connected to nature in your kitchen on this 2017. While it is unquestionable exquisite to have home space where air can flow easily, in your kitchen this nature goodness can provide you nature-loving feeling when you are cooking. Therefore, at FinishBuild we think that by lowing the impact of our environmental footmark, we can opt for sliding windows that allow natural light income and sustainable natural air flowing.

Wood Element:

For many homeowners wood is one of the only materials that can be finished to look like shiny marble or can be left raw and unstained to reveal its gorgeous imperfections of knots and grains. Bringing wood into your interiors is one of the easiest and warmest of natural materials and comes in a variety of finishes, species and applications. From flooring to ceiling beams wood also can be reclaimed and refinished from older buildings to keep its life sustainability ongoing for years in your home.

Regarding the esthetics:

Symbols of abundance could definitely be an option on this Fire Yin Rooster year. Wealth can be easily reflected with the natural vibes you crave for this 2017. Explore your kitchen outdoor vibes with handmade wicker baskets, where you can display colorful types of fruit, any other vegetables. Who said it should be only for food? You can also use this earth tones wicker baskets for storing kitchen cleaning cloths, recipes, cooking magazines and so on.

Outdoor vibes of abundance can also be reflected with fresh flowers. There are a quite a few types of indoor plants that can join your kitchen without much problem. In my article Garden Plants: Best Natural Air Filter you can find some of the types of plants that can assist you on esthetics & health at the same time.

On the other hand if what you have in mind aims more to an herbal indoor set I can suggest you to try with the most reliable and honest aromatic plants, such as rosemary, peppermint. There is a more detailed review on my article “What You Must Know about Inner Courtyards

Counter top options:

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Cork and bamboo, are very nice choices on 2017 due to the fact that besides being trendy, this materials offer you the both sides of an eco-friendly vibe and the outdoor energy we attempt to reflect. Since they are renewable materials, cork for instance, has a softer surface that can provide you isolation to wet circumstances but also offer comfort in the flooring field.

Regarding Flooring Materials:

 If are finally falling in love of this outdoor vibe in your kitchen and you are aiming for a more natural look, try by making your floors more eco-friendly, such as cork, bamboo or light colored laminate flooring planks. Then in order to extend your floor’s durability you can wax them over or add a polyurethane layer. I know this might sound confusing since I am trying to offer the best of a greener life, however even though waxing your floor might require daily maintenance, in the case of polyurethane procedures would make your floors longer-lasting and you would avoid extra chemicals.

Regarding Furniture:

Outdoor vibes in your kitchen can join effortlessly through furniture. Explore the benefits of a multipurpose kitchen wood island, which brings a rustic style but also the touch of forests inside your home. Nevertheless, if you already have your kitchen island but it does not fit the outdoor look that we have already mention, you can try with wood-look kitchen stools that are also equally functional but also can reinforce the pacific look of Mother Nature.

Wicker is another furniture material you can also add to your kitchen style. Due to its delicate but strong fibers, wicker can be easily represented on chairs, baskets or even ornament glass containers. The soft tone of wicker communicates an outdoor feeling to any indoor space.

Ornaments:

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Are you looking forward to add a significant beauty addition? Indoor or outdoor rugs are perfect here for the nature vibe you want to reflect. Besides being easy to clean, toss them in the wash or hose them off outside, outdoor rugs can add a rustic look in earth colors, such as beige in fun patterns.

 

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To sum up, We would like to remind you that indoor windows are another cool plus in order to create a connection inside your home. You can use them in order to connect two interior spaces and give the impression of an outdoor connection even when there isn’t one. Explore interior transom window looks, to bring more light into interior rooms, which can become handy for your natural vibes. Floor-to-ceiling windows are also a nice choice if you want kitchen clearness. Anyhow whatever you choose FinishBuild team suggest you that any given step you take, make it worth it but most of all guarantee yourself a happy result.

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To me, kitchens are those special rooms in the house where people create simple or very elaborated meals that nutritiously fuels the bodies, minds and souls of love ones and friends all over the world; so if life is created in the bedroom, then it is definitely lived in the kitchen. With all the technology improvements we are experiencing these days, it is very easy to provide homeowners with constant stream of inspiration that encourages them to plan a refreshment or a total re-do of their kitchens. Since the most important room of any home is constantly evolving regarding designs and trends, incorporating trendy updates has become an essential improvement project, which will bring your kitchen into its best 21st century version.

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Open Shelving Has Come To Stay

Take your kitchen style further with the latest trend many homeowners are following. Separating the kitchen and the dining room is getting obsolete; instead you can skip your kitchen islands entirely and bring elements of the living and dining rooms into this magnificent area. Open shelving kitchens have the amazing ability to showcase beautiful dishes, drink ware, serving pieces and of course those new pieces such as living room furniture that would definitely make from your kitchen a very livable space where family and guest can hang out and not just cook.

Avoid the Standard Kitchen Hardware Design

Remember that your kitchen’s hardware is just like the jewelry for this important area of your home, fortunately in 2017 there are incredible options out there to pick than ever before. Do not stick on nickel brass bar pulls from the big box store, it is time to be bold and choose something else, something special and detailed on hardware, some of the most common choices are: hammered finishes or leather trim. And for your sink design, there is a marvelous alternative; imagine an extra sink that will banish daily complains from family and guests about not having enough counter space. Double sinks mean two people pleasantly cooking or doing the dishes, this is probably the ideal pick for families who like to cook together.

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THE DARK SIDE OF KITCHENS HOW TO WORK WITH BLACK 7 300x300 Kitchen Decorating Ideas: Go Further This YearRetro appliances style is back and I particularly love the idea. We all know that stainless steel appliances have been the focal point in kitchens for so many years and there is not something quite appealing than industrial homes kitchens. However rounded edges fridges which are now taller and have a skinnier appearance are superb, clean, cool and modern because they harmoniously blend in retro style and functionality, white kitchen with this type of appliances will look just great!

Wide-ranging Hardware Finishes

Monochromatic kitchen style may look amazing but in 2017 you can opt for not going with this kitchen style, instead strive to choose appliances and accessories with different finishes for instance, bronze accents in your kitchen are getting special attention whether if you place them in minor details or let them play a starring role in your kitchen. This color make your appliances pop up, consider vases trays, drawer pulls and light fixtures, all of them set up by bronze accents, your kitchen will turn into a truly one-of-a-kind space.

Marvelous Countertops

Sometimes homeowners consider granite as a fussy and pricey option for their kitchens, so why don’t opt for concrete or engineered countertops? Concrete countertops are totally taking over this year, not to mention that is not so expensive, durable and cool. Going to the other extreme, you can also choose engineered countertops as they are nonporous, yet still offers that amazing look and feel of natural stone.

Two Tones in your Kitchen Cabinets

If you are a homeowner who finds it difficult to pick only one color for your cabinets, then let me tell you this year things are changing as you can mix up your kitchen’s palette. Whether you love the classic black and white layered look in your kitchen, or you would like to use any other complementary colors for your upper and lower cabinetry such as navy blue, soft gray, you will absolutely create an interesting contrast.

THE DARK SIDE OF KITCHENS HOW TO WORK WITH BLACK 12 300x300 Kitchen Decorating Ideas: Go Further This YearKitchens are the heart of the homes, and I like to believe it is true. Moreover, much of the importance of this functional room depends on the family and their lifestyle; newer kitchen designs has begun now to open up to other rooms and as a result, homeowners started to enlarge their own kitchen spaces to follow this great trend in order to enjoy of both lifestyle and resale purposes.

Whether you own a small or a large kitchen, it is key for you to know that today’s kitchen is way more than a kitchen, and therefore functionality is as important as the often upgrades you can give to it; this room is ever evolving based on each family’s busy and varied lifestyle. In addition, kitchen appliances are constantly changing and this is why you need to keep yourself updated with the new products, concepts and designs that emerge into the home marketplace every year.

At this point it is worthwhile to let you know that in FinishBuild you can find a great variety of kitchen appliances which not only are environmentally friendly that cut down on our footprint, but also contribute to the dreamy and trendy design you have in mind; visit our online store and find out everything we have to offer you for your next kitchen remodel or refreshment…you dream it, we Build it!

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Kitchens are the most essential area in any home, and I am sure that most of people would agree on that; this room is the center of our family’s day to day living. When I think about the kitchen, I can easily portrait my family every morning with a cup of coffee or taking an energizing breakfast that will help them to start a great day. Since you deserve to begin every day in a calm and attractive environment, where you can prepare your favorite meals for you and your family, it is important to have a cook space that can performs both a smart- looking and functionality at its best. When it comes to kitchen renovation, it is not a secret that this is a home improvement project that takes certain considerations and a significant number of aspects to carefully think about. My goal with this post is to let you know some interesting factors to consider before starting any remodel project, I have focused mainly on the kitchen cabinets as they can transformed an out-of-date and inefficient kitchen into an organized, multitasking and most important functional area to cook in.

Choose a Certified Brand

types and materials for cabinet2a 300x300 What you Need To Know Before Renovating CabinetsThe best idea you can consider is looking for products that are certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufactures Association; they are subjected to tests, which imitate years of normal kitchen abuse. When you pick products from this type of manufacturers, your cabinets certified to resist exposure to humidity, temperatures that range from -5 up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as resisting those kitchen mainstays such as vinegar, lemon, ketchup and coffee without performing signs of blistering or discoloration.

Get to Understand the Argot

Take time to understand what each of the product has to offer, and get relate with the cabinet lingo. With this I mean you need to know that stock and semicustom cabinets are the most popular types on the home kitchen market due to its affordable price, quick delivery and increasing accessory options. Also, you should know that when they tell you about semicustom cabinet models, they are basically offering you a wider variety of sizes, finishes and styles. And when you hear about custom cabinets, know that they are the most expensive alternative in the market and thus, they can take up to 12 weeks to fabricate the ones that you want.

There Is a Chance to Ease Your Life

Thanks to technology advances, today’s cabinets come with user- friendly options such as full extension roll- out shelves that do not allow you to scrape your knuckles when you are trying to reach for items buried deep in the back. What’s more, large drawers in base cabinets hold pots, pans and even dry goods; this is why they are as popular as pull- out recycling bins. In addition, you can also make sure to explore the possibilities of built- in open storage systems such as wine racks or china displays, they look gorgeous in your kitchen even when they are empty.

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How to Save on Cabinets

The approach to create a functional and gorgeous kitchen can require a considerable money investment, however due to the fact that taking down walls, moving gas lines, plumbing connections and electrical wiring will certainly eat away your budget, so whether you count on a 5,000 or 50,000$ financial plan to achieve the remodel of your kitchen, you might want to consider keeping your current layout and also:

Choose a manufacturer that is able to offer you the door style and finish you want on your cabinets as a standard option, this way you avoid up- charges.

Try not to pay for factory- built of custom organizers; a good idea may be aftermarket utensil dividers, rollout trays and also back of the door spice racks, they are absolutely a fraction of the cost, you can visit our website to compare prices and make sure of it.

Custom configurations may need more money investment; instead you can opt for using stock wine organizers, cubby units or even appliance panels that suitably fit those difficult spaces that otherwise require you to buy a custom cabinet.

Arrange a temporary kitchen

Setting up a temporary cook space will go a long way to help you and your loved ones organize those daily activities they used to develop every morning. Many people choose the basement as the area to set their temporary kitchen; with a wash station, hot plate and a small refrigerator you and your family will be armed enough to face that provisional period of time. Additionally, I would like to mention that you will also need a place in that basement where to store perishable items, for instance vegetables and milk. Furthermore, there is something else you should include in this important step towards your kitchen renovation; pre- make and freeze meals, because you will only be able to use a microwave or a slow cooker pot. Strive to place any of these appliances in an unaffected area of your home, so even if you do not have a proper kitchen at this point, at least you will keep giving good quality to your meals.

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Your kitchen is the most suitable room in your home for occasional or frequent family and guests’ gatherings, this is one of the reasons this area should be as eye- catching and functional as possible, where anyone in it feels welcomed and comfortable. This bonging area not only ties your home together but also ties your loved ones together, so I truly believe it is well worthy to invest your time, money and creativity on remodeling such a warming area. As I have already mentioned, this is definitely not an easy task to accomplish but remember that today there are plenty of aesthetic options you can consider to renew your kitchen’s look. Important steps such as asking yourself some questions regarding your kitchen’s needs and function, visiting a showroom to see the best cabinets samples (finishes and many different price point options), as well as asking a professional for help will be determining on creating the cook area you have always coveted.

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2017 is almost here, and the more we attentive we are, the more concern we are, and health is not the exception. Even though we all constantly bombed by new techniques of slimming down our bodies, look and become leaner, the secret is based on a series of steps daily repeated. When it comes about getting fit, all the process of getting the look you are craving for begins in the kitchen, subsequently in your habits and finally in your exercise routine, but that’s is a cool idea we would love to talk to you about in another occasion.

Kitchens are the hearts of any house, and with all improvements regarding eco-friendly products bamboo materials are now a trendy eco-friendly product. Since bamboo trees are a renewable source, it is possible to grow them to fully maturity in a short period, ranged from three to five years. Bamboo items are strong and long-lasting, however they also have the characteristic of being highly resistant to water damage, moisture and stains.

2016 has been a year where sustainability has become an important part of   Home industry, not only in the flooring field but also in the kitchen facilities. Made from renewable sources, bamboo kitchen items are beautifully rearranged, in a wide variety of sizes and ergonomic designs.

Bamboo Kitchen Items to start on 2017

Among the kitchen tools you can now find available in the market are: forks, bread knifes, cutting boards are made from smooth bamboo and cork; salads bowls made from discarded polished bamboo or even coconut shells. Fruit baskets are also another beautiful modern green kitchen item. Bamboo kitchen sets are now certified organic, which is a uniqueness touch on an eco-friendly home to consider on 2017.

Bamboo cutting boards cutting boards are the new alternative to plastic, glass, or maple cutting boards. Besides being versatile long-lasting products, bamboo cutting boards are popular because they do not dull expensive knives as quickly as hardwood cutting boards would.

Bacteria resilience. Cutting boards made of this natural source are healthier to be used than those made of wood. Plastic boards are easily damaged by cutting, not to mention they are highly contaminant. Bamboo cutting boards avoid microbes growing and fight backs water absorption and does not absorb odors or stains from previous foods. Therefore, simple washing, combined with monthly oil treatments you can preserve the beauty of the bamboo for many years.

Why should I avoid plastic in the Kitchen: which are the worst kind?

Bamboo kitchen sets, focuses on sustainability and also on decreasing plastic massive consumption. By avoiding plastic utensils and accessories when cooking, you would reduce Bisphenol A (BPA) discharges, which can melt or flake when exposed to heat, potentially causing chemicals to migrate into food.

Keep into account that even though you do not have plastic dispensaries, do not mean that you might not join a beverage every now and then. In those cases try to be aware and avoid plastic whenever possible. We recommend you to check level numbers and choose BPA-Free or PVC-free plastic #2, #4, #5 which are the less aggressive.

Plastic recipients which contain numbers like #1, #3, 6# and #7 are the highest contaminant and toxic when temperature increase or are directly exposed to sunlight. Number #1 is the one that hold Polyethylene (PET) or (PETE) and is commonly set up in disposable food and beverage containers, soft drinks, water bottles and even salad dressing. In any of the cases is a reasonably safe plastic option. FinishBuild strongly suggest you to do not drink from plastic water bottles that have this number on it.

#3 is responsible of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), which is easily found in common soft plastic toys, squeeze bottles and, believe or not, shower curtains. Remember that temperature variations is what makes of this items highly pollutant. Subsequently, PVC is another component you should avoid, most of all inside your kitchen due to the fact is considered the most dangerous plastic.

#6: Polystyrene (PS) and #7 corresponds to another series of chemical components such as Polycarbonate, applied on clear plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and water bottles;  5 gallon water containers. In addition Tritan, is a new plastic that has not undergone enough safety testing and can be found in styrofoam containers, take-out food containers, disposable cups, bowls and utensils.

Regarding other more eco-friendly alternatives you can also try with: glass for food storing, high quality 304 grade stainless steel, cast iron or even ceramic cookware. FinishBuild encourages you to use stable materials such as: wood, bamboo, silicone or stainless steel.

2016 has been a year where consciousness sense has took an important role in many aspects of daily routines. Whether is for keeping track of a more healthy life, applying new techniques on dealing with stressful situations, improving home areas, or change toward happier fulfilled days, FinishBuild is always trying to supply you with fresh methods in order to reload your life in ways not everyone does. And because you are unique:

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Do you plan to sell your home soon? Do you know what it takes to get your property ready for viewers or potential buyers? Preparing your home for staging can be daunting but necessary process. By putting all of your effort on getting your home ready to be sold, you do not only ensure your property will be sold faster but you are possibly adding thousands of pounds to its initial value, which can be really helpful if you are thinking of acquiring another home at the same time. Even though when you take the decision to sell your home it is no longer yours, this commodity still needs to be part of a production where you and a staging expert are the directors; because your house should look like a model home, this means that coziness and comfort are two of the most important aspects the will make it an inviting place that stands out from the rest of the other houses on the market.

Beautiful decor is not enough to accomplish an eye- catching place you need to sell; it is also about choosing the right props, getting rid of that furniture that is only making your home’s spaces look smaller and start creating focal points in the main living areas. A good idea might be thinking of preparing a model home, where your potential viewers, their family and friends pleasantly lounge in the living room or sit around the candlelit table. To give you better perspective, I have compiled some effective visual tricks that you can apply when executing such an important project.

Time to Say Bye to Clutter

Before starting with this visual trick, make sure your idea of decluttering your home does not include depersonalize it. When you prepare your home to be sold, the most ideal goal you should accomplish is to get rid of old furniture  that makes your home look clutter, try to follow that house rule which stands that for every new item you bring home, you need to take away an old one. Keep in mind that excess of accumulated stuff will only diminish what viewers and potential buyers really need to envisage; they might find it difficult to picture themselves living there, so try your best at offering a fabulous and bright commodity that perfectly reflects your own lifestyle; believe it, potential buyers feel more attractive about the idea of purchasing your house if you show them that side of your lifestyle.

Appealing and Well-Coordinated Color Schemes

Painting or repainting your house for selling purposes is a smart decision. A fresh lick of neutral paint hues in your walls enhances your home as makes your property seem lighter and bigger. When you choose neutral colors, you enable viewers to imagine how they can adapt each room to their needs, plus you are easing their moving in process as they can use the rooms immediately, if we compare this with another home staging alternatives that still have bright purple or green tones on their walls, you absolutely have a great advantage among them.

Strive To Create a Light & Airy Commodity

If you want your staged home look warm and welcoming for your viewers, then great lighting is what you need to accomplish. A typical problem many homeowners deal with is having improperly lighted in their rooms; the solution to this is increasing the wattage in your lamps and fixtures, do not base the lighting system on only one or two fixture per room, you rather ensure that you have lamps on in any dark area. The trick is to be sure to provide your house with the three types of lighting: ambient which is for general purposes, task such as pendant or under- cabinet applications and accent which is mean to be on tables and walls. I would also add the infallible trick of placing wall mirrors that make a room look not only lighter but brighter; you can put some of them in hallways or smaller areas. Moreover, do not forget about properly clean windows; this will provide the spaces with a light and airy feel that makes your property even more attractive.

Update Old Faces

Since you do not want to spend a lot of money in renovation in a home that will not be yours soon, but on the other hand the kitchen of your home is the most valuable area, there is no need to purchase new kitchen cabinets but instead you can get new doors and drawer fronts. Refacing your kitchen cabinetry is an effective way to update your kitchen, paint and repair everything to match and if needed, add new hardware. Additionally, you might want to consider new plumbing fixtures as well as white goods to provide your kitchen with a fantastic visual effect.

Fix Evident Elements

Fixing any minor repair or completing unfinished project is necessary if you want to sell your property. Then, holes in walls, broken door knobs, cracked tiles or repairing floorboards is key in the home staging process. Furthermore, once you have finished fixing them clean everything until it sparkles; clean and repair tile grouts, get rid of limescale and odors, incorporate fresh flowers or apply the effective trick of baking bread, cakes or brownies for each viewer that visits your home.

Strive to create positive impressions of your home by properly arrange all the elements that are part of that beautiful property you are about to sell. Place furniture in the right spots, choose color- coordination schemes and accessories, and do not forget about rich linens as well as table settings that once together will evoke a cozy and welcoming feeling. Keep in mind that repainting and cleaning are part of the process, but there is so much more you need to do in order to stage a house that looks appealing and sellable.

When you make your property look bigger, brighter and cleaner you are immediately accentuating all of the positive elements that space has. You can also act a demanding critic, who wonders about the best features of each room, what are the most accentuated spaces of the house and how can that house make you feel comfortable; this is an interesting idea you can develop with your home stager expert, the ideal scenario is that your home stager helps you change your mindset from home to a commodity which needs to be ready for selling.

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It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the New Year and now here we are, almost starting the last month of this amazing year that has gave us the opportunity to grow our decorating tastes, try new construction materials and share our lovely and well- coordinated homes with our loved ones. Even though interior design trends are not necessarily as fast- paced as fashion, along these last decades there has been a strong tendency to predict those annual themes that will define the style and look of homes; so in FinishBuild we believe that it is already time to discuss which home decor trends will lead the style of yours spaces during the 12 months that 2017 offers you, in order to plan and execute the best home improvement projects.

Sometimes the hectic pace of modern life can be really stressful, and with such busy schedules many people do not feel it but the new technologies and innovations are changing our world, so fast and hugely that for 2017 interior design tendencies are expected to be from surprising to fresh, with evident technology in between. We cannot assure you that this post will cover all of the most highlighted trends for next year, as they may be millions, but we will try; so if you happen to be interior design enthusiastic or a homeowner who is really interested in knowing what 2017 decorating trends are bringing keep your mind opened, let your curiosity shine and take a peek with us.

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Textures and Colors Inspired By Nature

This is a current trend that everyone will be still following in 2017. Bringing outdoors inside has become an extraordinary style that people will be talking about next year. Your home deserves a great makeover next year, and since furnishing has become more suitable to the working atmosphere need as well as in home décor, soft and organic materials such as cane, rattan or abaca have the attribute to create a serene ambience; providing your spaces with a warm feel where you can escape and relax. Natural textures and mild colors will be the key accomplish this look.

Flooring trends

Flooring materials are our specialty, and we are really excited about the idea that two of the trendiest flooring you will be seeing in 2017 are completely available for you in both our online store and showroom. Terracotta is a warm layout material that nicely replaces popular and white floor tones. Next year it will be possible to find terracotta with a natural matte finish that can be used as feature walls in bathrooms or cladding fireplaces; we absolutely believe that with this flooring option you will be adding character to your interiors.

CORK FLOORING IN YOUR BEDROOM A NATURAL CHOICE 1 300x200 Interior Design Trends: Whats In For 2017In addition, cork will be ruling your underfoot surfaces in 2017 as the stylish material many people know. Warmth and texture are the two best features this flooring material can exceptionally perform in any of your spaces. Cork is noise absorbing; this makes it an ideal alternative for open plan homes. Another excellent choice for 2017 is marble, a refined and classy flooring material that performs at its best as your living room, kitchen or bathroom layouts. Marble gives your room a polished and elegant look, transforming it in an easy and effortless way.

Interior Color Trends

There is no doubt that your home reflects your personal style, your home’s spaces then become an extension of the self. Upgrading your home’s interior walls needs to be a project that says something about your taste, and thus the color trends for the coming year are mostly focused on mixes of muted tones, as well as earthy and vibrant palettes that are strongly connected to organic materials. Fresh whites with beautiful pops of rich colors on walls will be everywhere; pink, coral, teal and Emerald green will be at the top in the list of interior colors.

Escapism

A natural escape room will be an important element in homes; once again colors and textures play an important role in this very promising trend. Indoor ponds are currently trendy and they will continue to create amazing impact since they add a complement of drama, which makes for a great natural escape just inside your house.

Modular and Minimalist Furniture

As we have mentioned previously in this post, technology will be closely included in the interior design trends for next year. Modularity is another style we will see in 2017, and it comes to cover both necessity and creativity; flexible furnishing arrangement that look awesome in minimalist spaces will be an innovative and bold change you will notice in home designs. This is a nomadic furniture system that amazingly blends elegance with high functionality, which is what any homeowner wants for fulfilling all household needs.

Modern Furniture with Retro Inspiration

THE DARK SIDE OF KITCHENS HOW TO WORK WITH BLACK 12 300x300 Interior Design Trends: Whats In For 2017Home elements inspired by the 60s and 70s is definitely the style you must look for in 2017; wooden chairs, artistic furniture pieces and simple minimalist lamps are some of the several items that you can easily integrated in a modern interior design layout. To make your home even more retro vibe, you can also incorporate lighting solutions and lamps; today the development of modern production technology makes it possible to create stunning lighting designs.

There will definitely be a big shake up of interior trends for 2017, we will see how modern home decoration will celebrate the raw versus the clean throughout a color palette that is earthy and soothing, where orange and cinnamon tones play an interesting role. Next year’s home design trends keep also supporting the organic side of a home constitution as both designers and homeowners experiment with ideas that include nature in almost everywhere, including in urban settings. Furthermore, analogue workshop will be present for those who love to develop DIY projects at homes; this will give the opportunity to embrace slow and low technologies as old crafts or imperfect forms take the main scene in any of your rooms. Moreover, bold and striking colors that beautifully blend with functional materials will be other great features will be seeing in the 2017 interior design trends.

Resources:

https://gatesinteriordesign.com/6-interior-trends-youll-be-lusting-for-in-2017/

http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/color/g3175/color-trends/

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Commonly chosen because of its elegance, durability and long lasting quality, granite is an exceptional material which has been used for thousands of year; whether for exterior or interior purposes. This favorable rock can be found in a rough cut and polished that is used in the construction of buildings, monuments, paving and bridges. For indoor purposes, it is frequent to find the polished granite version in slabs or tiles for countertops, tiles floors, bathroom walls, backsplash and many other applications which really can perform practical and decorative features at their best.

Even tough granite is not a low- price material (often costs noticeably more than any other man-made material), homeowners, architects and interior designers keep on choosing it due to the fact that is hard enough to resist abrasion, strong enough to stand considerable weight as well as resist more weathering than many other construction material and what’s more, granite is able to resist brilliant polishing. As you can see there are great characteristics that make granite such a desirable and suitable building material either for your commercial or home improvement projects.

Granite As you Kitchen Countertops or Island

This is a very popular application for this type of building material in the United States. Solid slabs of granite that are cut to custom shape and edge finished perform as kitchen countertops and islands purposes, they have increased their demands for a number of excellent reasons, including sanitary, easy to clean, resistant to water or heat and so on. Whether you own a modern or traditional kitchen, this material is available in so many colors that you do not need to worry about the look; granite will match with pretty much any décor. As it has been noticed, granite is a durable and almost maintenance free option, so there is a big chance you ruin your knife before you damage your granite countertop. The stone has been made with crystals that make up granite do not entirely develop, they rather grow into each other; this explains the unique interlocking crystal structure.

Since it is an extremely functional material, there is another use you can give to such an amazing option, and it is as a backsplash. Due to its resistance to water, granite can also resist mold and what’s more its natural resistance to bacteria makes it a really safe barrier between the wall and materials like grease. Combining your fabulous granite countertops with an eye- catching backsplash will definitely create an attractive visual impact in your kitchen, saving you to spend money and time.

Granite as Your Flooring Surface

When it comes to have elegant and durable underfoot surfaces, let us tell you that granite is obviously included in the list. Granite tiles for flooring uses can be chosen in a rich variety of colors and patterns; you can actually customize your choice by mixing patterns from different styles to make it fit with your overall décor, giving to your floors a distinguishing appearance. Kitchens, bathrooms or hallways are only some of the spaces where you can install granite, but we mention these ones just to highlight the slip resistant attribute that identifies this material and that is certainly needed in these areas of your home.

As a flooring alternative, granite is very durable and is able to resist stains, what makes it a low- maintenance flooring option; regular sweeping and mopping will be more than enough to have impeccable interior or exterior floors that will add an aesthetically pleasing look to your home. In case you are also thinking about an addition that looks awesome and unique in your home, but you still do not know what to choose; granite as a mosaic addition will be a great idea, it can be used as patterns or designs whether in your home’s walls or floors. Granite mosaic fits beautifully into a larger tile that is meant to be installed in one large piece of your floor or wall. Furthermore, the designs that you can opt for can easily be used in both interiors or exteriors, and even tough here granite functionality is not the main feature that best characterizes it, its decorative attribute is what really make people want to use it.

Granite in Your Bathroom

There is also the possibility to use granite in your bathroom; you can consider this idea as a sink or basin in this essential area of your home. This building material can be found as an under mount, pedestal, angular or modern sink. The reason why this option can be take into consideration is due to the water and heat resistance that granite can provide. So you will be purchasing a tremendous material which has good features that allow you to use this stone in your home, with the incredible attribute of making your home look beautiful and sophisticated.

Granite is a very flexible stone, therefore the uses we can give to it are vast; this outstanding material may be in and around your home, decorating those areas you want to give a new look. This quartz based stone is undeniably a gift from nature; granite is considered the queen of the stones for many home purposes and like hardwood, granite floors are greatly valued by homeowners due to the value this flooring material adds to buildings, homes, landscapes, architecture or sculptures. One last tip we would like to share with you is that since granite detergents or cleaners available in the market can gradually make granite loses its water resistant property, making it porous and dull; so a good way to tackle spills or stains is by using thick paper that absorbs them and select a polisher that does not damage your granite.

Furthermore, whatever your plan for granite is, its composition contributes to harmoniously suit in any desirable application, providing breathtaking appearance in a wide variety of colors. As we have mentioned, this amazing material is generally used in countertops, however there are several ways to use it in your home and the best part is that granite looks really attractive in any part of your house you decide to install it; a favorable choice which is certainly impressive in any capacity, so why do not give granite the opportunity to create a beautiful impact in your home’s spaces? You dream it…we Build it!

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 feng shui tips for your kitchen destacada 300x138 6 FinishBuild Feng Shui Tips for Your Kitchen  When it comes about Feng Shui, vibes and energy are an important part of the frequency of positive interactions. In Feng Shui, kitchens are considered one of most important rooms in the home. Since they represent the hearth and home, these areas should have a special approach in order to boost your time there. FinishBuild is willing to share with you a couple of secrets that would put you in a good mood for meal-cooking.

Since our healthiness is that significant and it is based on these special areas, in Feng Shui, kitchens are very connected to fortune, therefore if this areas are not well display it may be consider as poor health. FinishBuild comes with tips for you to boost the energy, to make a difference based on an ancient Chinese tradition.

Kitchen is the earth element in Feng Shui

feng shui tips for your kitchen 5 300x300 6 FinishBuild Feng Shui Tips for Your KitchenThe earth element brings in a grounding energy and encourages us to be in our bodies, a good choice for countertops in your kitchen would be earthy granites or tiles in earth tones. If you have black granite, for instance it is always good to have earthy but light colors for the cabinets.

Enjoy your the trip to Feng Shui by adding earth items, bring in pottery, mats, dishware, and other decorative pieces in yellows that might boost the earth scent. Black represents the water element in Feng Shui, therefore add some green and brown tones. Live plants and any other ornament such as, pictures from nature will always reload the energy.

 1. Clear Refrigerator Door Clutter: Even though refrigerator doors are great places to celebrate achievements and display things you love, they often get out of hand. A good step to energize the vibes in your kitchen is to try a minimalism touch, or store in a shoe box and rotate the items of pictures, giving everything and everyone prominence, rotating them every few weeks.

feng shui tips for your kitchen 1 300x300 6 FinishBuild Feng Shui Tips for Your KitchenSame procedures applies to kitchens drawers, FinishBuild assures you that the cleaners your spaces are, the cleaner your mind, therefore is if you haven’t used items in six months, it is time to say goodbye. No worries, you will become inspired and will want to continue. You might be amazed at how many of those objects just takes up space.

2.Ventilation: Make sure your Feng Shui kitchen is well-lighted and well-ventilated. The light will uplift your energy and bring liveliness whereas proper ventilation is vital for health and Ying & Yang energy flowing.

3.Clear Counter Tops: Discipline yourself to keep objects off the counters that do not use on a daily basis such as, toasters, blenders, or microwaves. Store them in your newly cleared cupboards and replace with a few lovely vases and/or objects that inspire you. Juxtaposing functional cooking objects with whimsical or uplifting ones will greatly enhance the cooking experience and bring a higher vibrational energy into the food you are preparing.

feng shui tips for your kitchen 4 300x300 6 FinishBuild Feng Shui Tips for Your Kitchen4.Avoid Sharp Items: Feng Shui encourages you to a more peaceful lifestyle, therefore items such as, knifes or any other sharp element might affect the chi in your kitchen, try by store them in knife blocks for instance and remove unfriendly hooks overhead if you have installed them to hold pans. Believe or not this small changes may set a difference regarding flowing energy. You won’t believe how changed your kitchen will feel and looks without the heavy objects hanging overhead.

On the other hand, hang dish towels away from stove and remove anything close to it that could catch on fire. Even though this is a safety measure, it is also another tip that FinishBuild recommends for keeping harmony between elements.

feng shui tips for your kitchen 2 300x300 6 FinishBuild Feng Shui Tips for Your Kitchen5.Keep it Clean: FinishBuild would like you to consider that any place inside your home are a reflections of who we are. Subsequently, in the kitchen, stoves and burners should always be hygienic and in working order, preferably be in an empowered position, where you can see the action while cooking.

So, if you are remodeling your kitchen anyway, the happiest place for the stove is on a cooking island where the important chef will always feel like a vibrant part of the family while preparing meals.

feng shui tips for your kitchen 3 300x300 6 FinishBuild Feng Shui Tips for Your KitchenYou need a good place to eat every day even if you are in a rush. FinishBuild connects you to a place we you can communicate with your loved ones. It is important to have comfortable chairs and an inspiring piece of artwork on the wall. Explore the benefits of discipline yourself to always keep noise elements such as, tv or cellphone off while you are eating.

To sum up, FinishBuild would like to remind you that these areas, should not be a downer when you are in it for a meal or snack. On the contrary, kitchen should be where you remind the happiest moments and where you would always find joy among those who’s you love. Trust the vibes you get, do you really hate your kitchen and rarely enter it even for a glass of water? In that case with small simple changes you can fix and boost your energy, Feng Shui style.

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Did you know that our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than our other senses? This perfectly explains the reason why scents may affect us even more than any other sensation; this is then the best motivation you can find in order to strive to have a home that smells good. Doing some research we found out that in accordance with “The Smell Report”, our olfactory receptors have a direct connection with the limbic system which is the most primitive part of our brains and was created to be the seat of emotions. Therefore smell sensations are relayed to the cortex; this is where cognitive recognition takes place immediately after the deepest parts of our brains have been stimulated.

Keeping your home scented and fresh must be an essential aspect you need to pay attention to. It is true that there is a wide range of options that promise to make your home a fragrant oasis but this may not last in the long term; these choices are only a quick fix when you know your friends or special guests announce they are about one hour to arrive, but it would be better if you could get to the root of the smelly problem and eliminate those unpleasant odors from your home for good.

Fragrances are great complements to a gorgeous home; they bring life to the air making any space feel a truly area of well- being. The best part of such a home attribute is that nowadays there are a lot of simple and varied ways to add scent to any room of your home; it is just a matter of select the proper ones for you and your family, and then enjoy of the pleasant effects.

Naturally Scented Home

Fresh air as simple as that! This is one of the best natural ways to keep your home smelling good. Fresh air will be a perfect choice if you are a person who likes to wake up in the morning and open the windows until going to bed at night. The downside is that this idea will probably make your home a bit dustier, but it is fine if you enjoy of neutral smelled environments.

Nature has so much to offer, a clear evidence of this is the variety of natural scents you can use to diffuse around your home. Citrus, herbs or forest fragrances are perfect to make your home smells really good; scented olive oil candles are excellent as you can add a touch od any essential oil on them and enjoy of an amazingly scented candle for your home, for instance your living room.

Homemade diffusers are probably the easiest option you can opt for, to make them you need only few items which you are most likely already have at home; you will only need a small spray bottle with a few ounces of water and some drops of your favorite essential oil, done! You will have a diffuser filled with a nice fragrance to be sprayed out in any room of your home. Because of their calming or enhancing properties, lavender, citrus options like lemon, tangerine, wild orange and grapefruit are the most popular natural choices.

Natural homemade potpourri is another great option for perfuming your home and you can choose it not only during the holidays, but for anytime of the year; it only takes a few steps and there is no need to dry any ingredient, you just need to boil a saucepan, add sliced lemon, orange peels, your favorite herbs like cinnamon sticks, essential oils, simmer on low heat and this is how the delicious smell of it will be carried throughout your house.

Potted plants are not only made to look gorgeous in your home, but also to function as air purifiers so keep them in mind. Palm tress, orchids and peace lilies are just some of the options you have.

Best Scents Items Created By Man’s Hands

Candles are one of the most common options you have to add both the right ambience and a subtle aroma to your home’s rooms. In FinishBuild we like to suggest strong scents in your candles, because they will fill a room even when they are not lit. Scented candles are great options for every room of your home, from the bathroom, or the kitchen to the bedroom; however it is recommended to change the scent of your candles to suit according to the season. Floral scents in spring and fruity scents in summer are ideas that might give you a reference to best suit your candles depending on the season. Another significant attribute of scents candles at home is that they contribute to create the mood when it comes to share time with your love ones.

Chic incense sticks if properly choose (no generic or superficial scent) tend to be an addictive option to make your home smells delicious; they smell just great. We know scents are a matter of taste, but less fruity scent and more forest incense sticks is the right way to dress up a space with a toasty finish that makes it warmer.

Cotton ball perfumed are certainly an old trick to deodorize either your bathroom or bedroom. By just soaking cotton balls in your favorite essential oil, and truck them around the house out of sight for instance, between cushions, behind furniture or vacuum canister you will enjoy of little whiffs of pleasure when walking around your home; they really work to make your house smell good.

As you can realize, fragrances are directly linked to emotions; they can strongly influence your mood. The sense of smell is the first one to develop, and influences 75% of our daily emotions and desire, so why not to work on a home improvement project that keeps your home smelling delicious  and give you a more positive everyday experience? From choosing lavender for your bedroom to have a good night of sleep, to opt for citrus scents in your home office that brightening the mood and improve concentration, options are vast and they sensibly can help you feel even more relaxed and comfy in your own home. Fresh fragrances and daily housekeeping will make you succeed in such amazing home improvement…you dream it, we Build it!

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Lighting in our homes’ spaces is a factor that influences our daily performance in a wide way, since as a high or low in important places can generate unnecessary dry eye by excess of light in the area assigned to rest or in the TV room, that look much the view in a single point. In any case the key element to take into account is to be practical and opt straightly for the point you need to start in order to organize the most suitable lighting plan which is defined by premises such as: what light certain specific area needs or how to light it up. You might not be aware of how common is to find people who are trying to get the right lighting in their homes; the most common problem that shows up when it comes to lighting is that too often we find areas that are too bright and some others too dark. In FinishBuild, we have come to the conclusion that due to repeated ineffective specifications on how to best install or place fixtures in living areas, such as kitchens or bathrooms, homeowners do not feel sure about the proper lighting solutions and tricks. Having notices this we believe that in order to make a change in the way you are improperly lighting your spaces, it will be better if you first  know what not to do, this might allow you to look and act like a pro in this essential home improvement.

Lighting Blunders you are Making and How to Avoid Them

Transform a room of your home into a seamless blend of functionality and style.

Miss layers of light

Sometimes too little or too much of one type of lighting in an area make it feel uncomfortable; and it is incredible how sensitive we humans are to light, we can conclude then that harsh or dim spaces eventually can cause discomfort. To avoid this mistake, the advice to follow is to use the three types of lighting at your disposal in every room, this means: ambient to achieve overall lighting, task to make notice specific lighting function, accent to help you decorate or make notice a focal space. Strive to use all these types of light and experience a space that is not only lit throughout, but also change as you need it.

Lighting that is too bright

Feeling you are onstage every time you get into any room of your home can make you feel uncomfortable, often this effect is provided by too many recessed lights. There are some occasions where homeowners or even home builder take it too serious when it comes to opting for recessed lights into a space; too many of them can create a living room which make you feel like you are in a stadium. To overcome this blunder, the greatest solution you can find is the best kept secret to adjust lighting: dimmers. They allow you to control your home’s lighting from day to night, for any event and even they perform exceptionally at building your mood.

Bathrooms which are too dark

This happens when you use vanity lighting in the entire bathroom; a suitable task light at the vanity is essential to create a bathroom that will warranty a functional space. Additionally, we need to let you know that counting on one fixture to light the entire space, even if it is a small one, may leave your bathroom feeling and looking dingy. The use of multiple lights in this important room of your home will provide the right ambient lighting for the rest of the room, as well as keeping your vanity bright; recessed lights or semi- flushmount fixture are good options.

Not paying attention where shadows might fall

Too often it is not a matter of fixtures or their quantity in the room, but placement of the light in the wrong spot. If we take your kitchen as example, shadows can plague your kitchen workplace as they block any light that comes from above or behind you, keeping the light from where you need it. This is why we recommend under- cabinet lighting, they are a must in any kitchen because they help you focus the lighting on those functional areas, and therefore increase task lighting. Additionally, under- cabinet lights also serve as accent lighting when the kitchen is not being used.

Wrong size fixture choice

This is very common when you fall in love with a fixture, therefore you want to take it home no matter its size. Undersize or oversize fixtures will definitely bring more problems than solutions to your home, even if you love them! To avoid this mistake, focus on the fixture which should fit your décor as also fits the required scales of the room that is going to assign to. To achieve this, make sure to create a model; this means you can mock up a fixture by using cardboard to help you get a general idea of how the overall shape will sit in the room.

Decorating your home is not only being aware of how to develop your furniture placement, room size and color selections, but also you need to know how available is natural light for that room, or how can fixtures address right lighting for your spaces. Great lighting plan can undoubtedly make all the difference in any room of your home; then avoid the previous common blunders, and help your home’s spaces to reach their full design potential. Change the mood in your home’s rooms…you dream it, we Build it!

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