Your home is where you spend most of your time and where most of your memories are made. Whether you’re looking to brighten up a space, become more energy efficient or replace your outdated furniture or cabinets, check out these top trends of 2014.
Working With Small Spaces
More people are moving to smaller homes and apartments closer to cities and suburban areas, rather than the rural countryside farm home. Here are some tips for you to consider on how to make the most out of these shrinking spaces. Windows and lighting are a huge part of making any area bigger. Dark colors, excessive furniture and lack of natural light will make these petite places gloomy and diminutive. By using bright paints, track lighting and built-in storage units, you’re on your way to minimalist happiness and more breathing room.
If you’re feeling indecisive on how to design a room, don’t worry. Modern designers are beginning to catch on to the idea that we might not always want the same thing every day of the week or month of the year. By using peel-and-stick temporary wallpaper, you can easily change the look of a room with just a quick pull or paste. You can also buy furniture that allows you to change the slipcovers. Pick out a few different upholstery patterns, maybe one for each season, and voila, you’ve changed your entire look. By keeping neutral hardwood floors, tile and carpet, you can interchange accessories and decorative items with alternating patterns of your staples.
Technologically Advanced and Environmentally Friendly
As our communities and industries continue to skyrocket with technology, some may find their homes are falling behind in the high-tech world. Here are some easy additions that will make your home feel a little more up to date. Try installing U-sockets to replace some of your standard plugs. These modern switch plates have USB outlets so you can directly charge any USB-based product. Its smart stop ends charging when your toy is fully stocked with juice, which is both environmentally friendly and a safety feature. If you’re tired of your old boom box, try consulting a sound or electronic specialist to consider options like the Sonos Wi-Fi player or other Bluetooth-based sound systems.
People are beginning to notice that having a nice bathroom might make the start or end to your day more relaxing. Out with the old and in with the new, customers everywhere are ridding their old shower and bathtub combos and settling for either freestanding tubs or walk-in showers. There’s something calming about a bubble bath in a vintage foot tub or rinsing off after a long day under a rain head and pebble tiles at your feet. Serene colors and spa tones are trending along with bold patterns and hotel-style looks.
AAA Sheet Metal, INC.
Serving the entire South Shore
AAA Sheet Metal, Inc. is a custom sheet metal fabrication shop specializing in copper work for commercial and residential applications. We manufacture a variety of products from a variety of metals. We also fabricate custom shower and utility pans for plumbing contractors and homeowners. We pride ourselves in quick service and quality workmanship.
Cape Cod Lanterns
309 Orleans Rd., N. Chatham
Here you will find a wide variety of handcrafted lighting includingwall lanterns, post lanterns, hanging lanterns, sconces, landscape lights andchandeliers, as well as solid western red cedar lampposts. Our lighting is handcrafted in solid brass orsolid copper with a choice of finishes and glass. In business since 1836, CapeCod Lanterns (also known as S. Wilder & Co.) reproduces authentic lantern designsas well as custom designs, and the lighting is UL Listed.
127 Airport Rd., Hyannis
Celebrating 35 years in business, Classic Kitchens & Interiors creates exceptional kitchens and baths on Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Shore. Quality craftsmanship and award-winning projects also include custom built-ins, laundry rooms, offices and wet bar cabinetry. The dedicated team of certified designers and installers provide a high level of attention to detail, integrity of quality workmanship, state-of-the-art cabinetry and an individualized approach to the design process.
LaBarge Real Estate & Building Services
237 Main St., Rte. 28, W. Harwich
Our commitment to quality construction seamlessly meshes absolute structural integrity with the deepest respect for all architectural styles. It’s all about structural soundness, building principles rooted in our civil engineering training and the drive to find the materials, applications and systems that best suit our clients, the environment and the highest standards of construction. Preserving the Cape’s architecture, while mastering tomorrow’s technology. Specializing in custom homes and providing high quality, green building and hurricane resistant construction since 1996. Custom built homes are the foundation, but they are also proud of “building relationships” with their clients to serve all their property needs. Our goal is to create customers for life. Customers should have a great home, and a great relationship with a company to care for that home for years to come.
Lewis and Weldon
111 Airport Road, Hyannis
Lewis and Weldon Custom Kitchens, carries on the tradition of creating hand-crafted quality cabinets while using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. Our custom cabinetry designs are tailored to meet every client’s budget. Call Lewis and Weldon for the very best in cabinetry for the entire home.
Mayflower Glass and Mirror
111 Commerce Park Rd., Brewster
Mayflower Glass & Mirror is a local family owned business. We’ve been helping you with your remodeling projects for over 30 years. We do your job right the first time! Our talented glass and mirror designers and installers work with you throughout. We take pride in bringing your vision to life. See our website for photos of our work.
1281 Main St., Chatham
A full-service building company founded in 1993 by Timothy R. Smith. Minglewood Homes can take you from initial design conception to interior design. The company offers new construction, award-winning historic renovation, and additions. Minglewood Homes is well-prepared to handle projects as diverse as brand new oceanfront construction to restoring a two hundred year old Sea Captain’s home in ruinous condition and everything in between.
Window Treatments Etc.
2504 Main Street, South Chatham
With over 30 years experience in sales, installation, cleaning and repairs, Window Treatments, Etc. has been creating innovative and beautiful window coverings for homes and businesses alike. We provide a wide variety of elegant shades, window film, blinds, shutters, curtains, drapes and upholstery, all custom made and tailored to fit your exceptional taste. Unmatched craftsmanship and top-notch customer service are the heart of our operation.