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Home Design & Decor Trends for 2014 | Home Remodeling and Construction MN

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Remodeled kitchen with white cabinets and black countertopTodays home trends lean toward light and bright with touches of bold accents. Evoking Scandinavian design, with its clean lines and simple surfaces, this look encompasses a fresh, contemporary feel that’s cozy too.

Here are the top 5 components to conquering today’s home design trends with Scandinavian influence:

  1. Keep it Bright – Start with a bright base (think whites, light grays, and the warmer greige tones) on your walls and cabinetry and add your color and texture with accent pieces.
  2. Simply yet Cozy – Keep your lines and surfaces simple — flat panel cabinetry, surfaces and countertops with less contrast (solid tile over stone), matte finishes that don’t distract — but don’t be afraid to mix in a few furnishings with ornate character or vintage origins to give your place that home-sweet-home feel.
  3. Color that Pops – Scandinavian influence has long been known for bright color accents.  Today’s trends embrace turquoise, bright corals, and of course shades of purple such as the color of the year, Radiant Orchid.  If you prefer less intensity, deep blue or an emerald tone might provide the right color accent for you.  Add your color in pillows, rugs, vases, dishes, and other home accessories.
  4. Black is Back – If you like the bright component, but long for a little more contrast, the good news is that black accents are back as well.  Add a furnishing element or two in black, or even consider designing a kitchen with two-toned cabinetry, such as white uppers and black lower cabinets.
  5. Textures and Depth – Just because the trending look is sleek and simple doesn’t mean it has to be flat, dull, or cold.  Textures are a great way to add depth to a home, whether it’s a rug, a throw blanket, or a custom molding with layers and depth.  As long as you keep the base of your look fresh and clean, texture accents will serve to add comfort rather than appear busy.

To find the right design style for your home, pick the trend components you love and mix them with your own long-withstanding aesthetics.  The result will be a cheerful home with cozy touches that is all you.  For more home inspiration, see how this family added some colorful cheer to their home and check out these ideas for keeping white fresh but not boring.  Start dreaming about your redesigned home today!

Sass Construction is a home building and remodeling company in the West Metro area of the Twin Cities MN, ready for projects throughout your entire home.  Contact us today about updating your place into a fresh new space you’ll love to call home!

Fireplaces – Hotter Than Ever! | Fireplaces For Any Room in Your Home

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

We all know that a beautiful fireplace can make an amazing accent to your living room or family room. Fireplaces for your Twin Cities Minneapolis homeBut have you considered that a fireplace might pair nicely in other rooms of your home as well? Read on for some inspiration on creating a stunning fireplace, as well as a few unexpected ways of including them throughout your home.

In the Living Room – Though the living room is a traditional space to see a fireplace, your fireplace doesn’t have to be traditional. It can be the star of the show, a rustic accent (like these natural stone fireplaces), or move in a more modern direction with contemporary and colorful tile (check out these!)

In the Kitchen – The kitchen hearth is an age-old idea, yet modern kitchens are just beginning again to embrace it as a decor trend. Adding a fireplace to todays spacious, contemporary kitchen brings a warm touch to one of the most popular rooms in the home. Watch this short video from hgtv to get a feel for the history as well as unique considerations of the kitchen fireplace.

In the Bathroom – What could be cozier? Stepping out of the bath or shower on a cold winter’s day with the fireplace running might seem unconventional, but it’s certainly not unappealing. With new compact versions of gas and electric fireplaces hitting the market all the time, this trend may become more common that you might expect. And since a well-designed bathroom can add a significant boost to a home’s resale value, you might just want to jump on this well-lit bandwagon as well. Peak at these fireplace-clad bathrooms from Houzz.

In the Bedroom – Not as hard to imagine, but still less common than main living areas, adding a fireplace in the bedroom can change the whole feel of the room. Whether it’s the master bedroom, or your welcoming guest bedroom, a fireplace evokes comfort, warmth, and luxury. Check out these design ideas for a radiant master bedroom.

Ready to make your own home more cozy? Whether it means adding a fireplace or remodeling your whole home, connect with us here at Sass Construction for expert home building and remodeling in the Twin Cities and Minneapolis area.