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leather kitchen décorRock the Kitchen with Leather Décor

Leather is so commonplace for the living room. It’s kind of strange that people seldom use it for other parts of the home. The appearance of rawhide leather also makes a great addition for kitchen makeovers. There are plenty of ways you can incorporate leather kitchen décor through small DIY hacks. Here are five methods our interior remodelers recommend based on creative ideas from past clients.

Kitchen Leather Décor Ideas

1. Leather Shelf Straps

Floating shelves are always stylish no matter what year it is. Instead of using the typical L-shaped mounts, hang the shelves using leather straps secured to the wall. The straps are just as visually appealing as the décor items displayed on the shelf.

2. Leather Chairs

If you have chairs for the kitchen island, then consider leather seats or stools instead of the more conventional stainless steel or aluminum. If you don’t want to replace an entire set of chairs, then outfit the seats with leather cushions.

3. Leather Cabinet Door Handles

You have an assortment of handles to choose from when it comes to cabinet doors. This also includes knobs and even handle-less drawers. How about makeshift leather drawer pulls as another consideration?

4. Leather Apron

A leather apron has a rugged and built-for-abuse look that is absent in a typical polyester apron. When not in use, you can hang the apron on the wall. This really gives the kitchen a vibe of being the chef’s domain.

5. Leather Light Shades

Opt for leather light shades if the kitchen includes pendant lights. This is a nice switch-up from the more classic glass sconces.

Leave the Extensive Renovations to Us

Call DreamMaker of West Bend if you feel your kitchen is long due for a refreshing. Leather décor for the kitchen is an out-of-the-box way to give the room a novel look not replicated in conventional designs.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Recreate Your Kitchen With Leather

Serving the residents of West Bend and Washington and Ozaukee counties

Rock the Kitchen with Leather Décor

leather kitchen décorLeather is so commonplace for the living room. It’s kind of strange that people seldom use it for other parts of the home. The appearance of rawhide leather also makes a great addition for kitchen makeovers. There are plenty of ways you can incorporate leather kitchen décor through small DIY hacks. Here are five methods our interior remodelers recommend based on creative ideas from past clients.

Kitchen Leather Décor Ideas

1. Leather Shelf Straps

Floating shelves are always stylish no matter what year it is. Instead of using the typical L-shaped mounts, hang the shelves using leather straps secured to the wall. The straps are just as visually appealing as the décor items displayed on the shelf.

2. Leather Chairs

If you have chairs for the kitchen island, then consider leather seats or stools instead of the more conventional stainless steel or aluminum. If you don’t want to replace an entire set of chairs, then outfit the seats with leather cushions.

3. Leather Cabinet Door Handles

You have an assortment of handles to choose from when it comes to cabinet doors. This also includes knobs and even handle-less drawers. How about makeshift leather drawer pulls as another consideration?

4. Leather Apron

A leather apron has a rugged and built-for-abuse look that is absent in a typical polyester apron. When not in use, you can hang the apron on the wall. This really gives the kitchen a vibe of being the chef’s domain.

5. Leather Light Shades

Opt for leather light shades if the kitchen includes pendant lights. This is a nice switch-up from the more classic glass sconces.

Leave the Extensive Renovations to Us

Call DreamMaker of West Bend if you feel your kitchen is long due for a refreshing. Leather décor for the kitchen is an out-of-the-box way to give the room a novel look not replicated in conventional designs.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Recreate Your Kitchen With Leather

Serving the residents of West Bend and Washington and Ozaukee counties

Decorating Ideas for a Long Living Room

decorating a long living roomNot all living rooms are a perfectly-sized square. In fact, some are long and narrow, almost resembling a hallway. Some people find this to be a drawback. Our interior remodelers, however, decorate long living rooms all the time. Here are some ideas we recommend for making an elongated room more presentable.

2 Long Living Room Designs

Divide the Room

We think it’s a good idea to divide a living room into two sections. Each section will have its own set of furniture and table. As an example, one side can be the general seating area with the TV and entertainment center. Perhaps it can have a sofa, a contemporary glass table, and two or so low club chairs and/or a papasan.

The other section is a smaller area with a more private and intimate seating arrangement for just two people. Perhaps it can have a small round table and two beanbag chairs or padded bistro chairs. This is also a good section to reserve for an elderly loved one. Less furniture means more open space. It’s a great design style with safety and mobility in mind.

Keep the Room as a Single Unit

You may also choose to keep the living space as one room. In this case, go for elongated furniture to match the shape of the room. This means an extra-long sofa and an equally long table. Alternatively, you can also choose two small sofas placed side by side and/or two smaller tables of similar style placed about a foot apart.

We’ll Remodel Your Living Room Regardless of Shape and Size

2017 is still young, so why not begin the year with a renovation from DreamMaker of West Bend? We provide remodeling tips and recommendations for every room in the home, even the closet and utility spaces. We can recommend various design styles for your long living room to make it a welcoming and cozy space.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Renovations for Living Rooms of all Sizes and Dimensions

Serving the communities of Washington and Ozaukee counties

Home remodelingWhat are your resolutions as 2016 wraps up? Sure, there is the typical losing weight, finding love, and getting a raise at work. What about your house? Why not kick off the New Year with some home remodeling? 2017 will feel so much more like a fresh start when you have a renovated house to enjoy. We have a few good decorating ideas in mind.

Home Remodeling for 2017

Overhaul the Spare Room

Most homes have a room that people hardly use. This may be a near-empty guestroom or a room recently vacated by a college-bound child. Overhaul the space and turn it into something you always wanted, such as a private study or recreation/game room.

Build More Storage

Organize by adding a walk-in closet, or renovate an existing one by adding additional shelving or a drawer set. You can also increase storage capacity by adding a shed in the backyard.

Invest in What You Love

Is there a certain home activity you enjoy? Perhaps you love quiet bubble baths. If you do, then renovate the bathroom with a new standalone clawfoot tub. Maybe you enjoy experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen; consider a new coat of paint for the cabinets.

Sanctify Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is your personal haven, a place where you can get some real privacy. Do something special with your personal space. We recommend a few framed pictures for a more sentimental feel. A few additional storage units like shelves and bins are also helpful if you need to declutter the space.

We’ll Remodel Your Home for the New Year

Please contact DreamMaker of West Bend if you want to start 2017 with a new appearance for your home’s interior. Look up our gallery to see what your home can look like in a few weeks’ time. Home remodeling for the New Year is a terrific way to begin life afresh.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Full Home Remodeling Work for 2017

 

Serving the residents of West Bend and Washington and Ozaukee counties

Bathroom Remodeling ColorsThe holiday season is in full swing and guests will soon be arriving for merriment and fun. Add some extra spirit to your home by doing a quick bathroom update. Your renovation project is sure to impress all of your friends and family over the holidays. Don’t plan a dull remodeling project, however; make your bathroom really shine by choosing the right colors. With so many color options to choose from, it can be daunting to know what to do. Here are several fantastic tips to help you choose the right colors for your bathroom remodeling project. Your contractor will be impressed with your decisiveness!

1. Pick Three Colors

The best designers in the world use the “three colors, three ways” rule. You should too. When you choose the colors to use for your bathroom makeover, you will want a neutral color, a rich color, and an accent color in the mix.

2. Use Each Color Three Times

Now use the three colors you choose in three different ways. You have walls, trim, fixtures, lighting, and décor to play with. Have fun working through different design options until you find your favorite one!

3. Make it Match

Recently complete a kitchen renovation? If so, consider incorporating similar design elements into your bathroom. If you’re primary kitchen colors are blue and black, for example, consider using the same shades for your bathroom. This does so much to tie your entire home together.

4. Get Wild!

It’s okay to make choices that would be considered “outside the box.” This is your home remodeling, so make sure the end result represents you and your personal style. If you’ve always wanted a pink and purple bathroom, go for it! It’s your opinion that matters most.

Get Started with Your Bathroom Remodeling Project Today!

Ready to get started with your bathroom remodeling project? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Southeastern Wisconsin can help you create the bathroom of your dreams! We would love to discuss your bathroom color choices with you in more detail, or to help with your final selections if needed. As a company, we are dedicated to improving your home the way you want it. To accomplish this, we offer a wide variety of construction services, including kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, cabinet refacing, and general contracting. Visit our website for more information or call us directly at (262) 203-9175 to schedule an appointment. Remember to ask about our free consultation offer when you call!

Add Color to Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

 

Serving the communities of Washington and Ozaukee counties

How to Spruce Up Your Cabinets | DreamMaker Bath & KitchenDoes your kitchen need a little love before the holiday whirlwind begins? Maybe your home could use a bathroom update to get it ready for guests this fall and winter? If you’re planning a remodel, consider placing your attention on the cabinets. Your cabinets can make a huge statement about your design preferences, as well as add character to your home. Making a few minor (or major) adjustments could be just the thing your house needs. Check out these three neat design ideas; then discuss them with your contractor.

1. Add More Function

Bathrooms and kitchens are among the most used rooms in your home. While it’s certainly important that these spaces look nice, it’s more important that they function properly. Make a conscious effort to increase ease-of-use when designing your new cabinets. Whether this means adding more drawers, shelves, or under-counter storage, make sure it meets your most pressing needs.

2. Make a Bold Color Selection

Too often we hold back and opt for safer color choices when installing new cabinets. Be bold instead. Take a chance with your kitchen renovation and make your cabinets bright and colorful. This adds character to your home and shows off your personal style more effectively.

3. Incorporate Technology

In today’s cultural climate, any home remodeling project should incorporate technology. Make sure you talk to your contractor about how you can integrate technology into your cabinet designs. Consider adding iPad docking stations, charging ports, or AUX plugs for your convenience.

Talk to a Contractor about Design Ideas for Your Cabinets

Like one of the above design ideas for your cabinets and want to discuss it further with a contractor? Reach out to DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Southeastern Wisconsin today! We can walk you through several design and installation options, as well as offer a slew of other remodeling services. Visit our website for more information or call us at (262) 203-9175 to schedule a time to discuss your specific project. We’d love to help make your ideas a reality. Don’t forget to ask about our free consultations!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

 

Reliable Home Remodeling Contractors

 

Serving the communities of Washington and Ozaukee counties

How to Brighten Up Your Kitchen | DreamMaker Bath & KitchenAre you looking for a way to add a little extra color into your life and home this fall? If so, consider planning a kitchen or bathroom update that includes a new color scheme. Recoloring your spaces is an easy and inexpensive way to impress friends and family this holiday season. With so many color options to choose from, however, it can be difficult to know which would suit you and your home best. To help, here are four exciting home color combinations that are trending in kitchens and bathrooms. Decide which you like best before contacting your home remodeling contractor.

1. Red / White

One of the most popular color combinations this year is red and white. By incorporating red and white into your kitchen or bathroom, you add a level of sophistication other colors can’t match. Adjusting the shade of red can also do a lot to create a warm feeling within your home.

2. Green / Silver

Green is a lovely color to include in your kitchen renovation. Pairing it with silver hardware and stainless steel appliances can make your space bright and airy. The end result is something anyone would be happy to come home to.

3. Brown / Grey

If bright and showy colors aren’t your thing, consider the much tamer pair of brown and grey for your home remodeling project. This combination can create a naturally warm and cozy feel to your home, without going over the top with color.

4. Black / White

Love a classic look? If you’re into sleek, elegant and contemporary, black and white may be just what you need. Like brown and grey, this color combination adds beauty without overdoing it.

Ask a Contractor about Other Exciting Home Color Combination Ideas

Know what home colors you’d like to incorporate into your design plans? If you’re ready to start your new fall project, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Southeastern Wisconsin right now! We would love to discuss color scheme ideas for your kitchen or bathroom. Our goal is to make your dream home a reality. Visit our website for more information about our company and the many services we offer, including kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, cabinet refacing, and general contracting. To schedule an appointment to discuss your project, call (262) 203-9175. We offer free consultations and can’t wait to hear your remodeling ideas!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Exciting Home Colors for the Fall

 

Serving the communities of Washington and Ozaukee counties

bathroom, bathroom remodel, bathroom remodel kenosha bathroom makeover budgetA bathroom remodel can do more than only improve looks. An effective redesign from DreamMaker Bath & Kitchenwill assist in creating added functionality, maximizing space, increasing your home value, and adding more storage. Oftentimes, the many options in a makeover project can be daunting. These questions will assist you in deciding what you want from a bathroom remodel.

How do you use the bathroom, and what amenities are important?

Beyond the basics, everyone has unique desires for a bathroom space. For some, a relaxing spa-like tub where they can destress after work is important. For others, a double vanity is essential to allow family members to simultaneously get ready. Also consider features for safety and mobility, such as a walk-in tub or a zero-barrier shower. Find the problem areas of your current bathroom so your contractor can best address your needs when helping plan your remodel.

 

Which bathroom should I choose?

Before beginning, decide what the scope of your makeover project will be. Will you be remodeling your downstairs half-bath that is only used a few times a week, or the master bathroom you use daily? The bathrooms that are used often require larger budgets because they generally have more amenities.

 

What’s the bathroom makeover budget?

After deciding which bathrooms need work, decide what your budget will allow. It is essential to stick to a budget that will benefit you, the contractor, and the design team. This ensures everyone is on the same page and will prevent any future misunderstandings during the project.

 

How much energy do you use?

One of the most important factors to consider before deciding to remodel your bathroom is how much energy you and your family use, and if you could use less. Eco-friendly designs have grown in popularity in the Kenosha area over the last few years. Bear in mind that you don’t need to sacrifice water or energy to be “green”. For instance, energy efficient appliances help to save water while flushing the toilet and also control the temperature of the shower, so you save both water and heat. A green remodel could result in lower energy bills as well as peace of mind knowing you’re contributing to conservation efforts.

 

Your bathroom is an essential component to your home. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen’s qualified team is trained to ask you all of the important questions during your free consultation, ensuring that you receive the result you want. With our renown craftsmanship and trend-proof styles, a bathroom or kitchen remodelupdate is sure to last for years, giving you the best return on investment. So, don’t wait any longer to have the interior remodelof your dreams for your home or commercial property—call or email ustoday!

 

 

Best Questions to ask Before a Bathroom Remodel

 

Serving customers in Caledonia, Mt. Pleasant, Paddock, Pleasant Prairie, Racine, Raymond, Union Grove, Wind Point, Winthrop Harbor, Zion

Finding a Remodeling ContractorAre you planning a bathroom or kitchen renovation project anytime soon? If so, you will need a reliable remodeling contractor. It can be difficult to know where to start (and end) your search. So you should never just leap at the first “good price” you see. To help ensure your search is successful, here are four guidelines you can use to find a contractor near you.

1. Ask Around

Everyone eventually has work done on their homes, so it’s likely you have a friend of family member who can recommend a good contractor in your area. This is a great way to start your search, because you can ask detailed questions about the price of the work, the quality of the work done, and their overall satisfaction with the experience.

2. Dive into Research-Mode

Even if your friends and family are able to provide a number of potential contractors, it’s still a good idea to do a little digging yourself. A quick Google search will provide you a good list of companies in your area Then you can narrow down your choices easily by reviewing websites and making a few phone calls.

3. Check References

When it comes to remodeling your house, not just anyone can do the job. That’s why it’s so important to check references and read company reviews. Most contractors will provide customer testimonials on their websites, and you can often find third-party reviews on the web as well; but it may be worth asking for references directly. Doing this ensures you speak to real customers and allows you to gain a better understanding of the service provided.

4. Read Before You Sign

Once you’ve zeroed in on a potentially good remodeling contractor, spend some time reading the offered contract before signing. Talking about the job is one thing, but you’ll want to ensure that what you’ve discussed is clearly and specifically captured on paper. Never feel pressured to sign right away. If you need to take the document home and sleep on it, do it.

Want to Talk to a Remodeling Contractor Today?

Ready to hire a reliable remodeling contractor who can get your home renovation project rolling right away? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Southeastern Wisconsin can help! To learn more about our company and the many quality services we offer, visit our website or call (262) 203-9175. We’re happy to discuss your project further with you and don’t forget to ask about our free in-home consultations!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Reliable Home Remodeling Contractors

 

Serving the communities of Washington and Ozaukee counties

Hardwood Floors for Your HomeDoes your house need a floor makeover? If you’re looking to replace or update your home’s flooring material, make sure you consider the many reasons to install hardwood floors. Hardwood isn’t only beautiful, it’s also highly functional. Before you call your contractor, here are four reasons you should choose hardwood over other flooring materials.

1. Hardwood Has High Resale Value

Hardwood floors add substantial value to your home and are often on buyers’ “must-have” lists. As a homeowner, you know how important it is to consider resale value when renovating or remodeling your house. Even if you have no intention of selling your home today, it’s never a bad idea to make improvements that will help you sell it later.

2. Hardwood is Hypoallergenic

If you or someone in your family has allergies, choosing hardwood as your flooring material could minimize reactions. This is because it’s much harder for substantial amounts of dust and pollen to collect on hardwood floors.

3. Hardwood is Easier to Clean than You Think

Many people choose not to install hardwood floors because they think that hardwood is more difficult to maintain. This, however, really isn’t the case. With a few minor adjustments to your cleaning habits and the addition of a couple hardwood-safe cleaning products, you’ll hardly notice a difference at all.

4. Hardwood Lasts

Whether you’re installing new floors throughout your entire home or just doing a simple kitchen renovation, you want to choose a flooring material that will last. Hardwood floors are incredibly durable and, unlike other options, can be refinished, resurfaced, or easily repaired when needed.

Ready to Install Hardwood Floors in Your Home Today?

If you’re ready to commit to hardwood floors for your home, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Southeastern Wisconsin right now. We are here to help make your dream home become a reality. Take a look at our website for more information about our company and services, or call (262) 203-9175 to speak with one of our representatives about scheduling a free showroom consultation today!

Install Hardwood Floors in Your Home

Serving the communities of Washington and Ozaukee counties

 

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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