Thursday, December 22, 2016

Custom Mudroom

 Inspiration Mudroom

When designing a mudroom, think of how your family will utilize the space. Smaller children are more likely to hang their coats on a hook, versus opening a door to put on a hanger. Having an open slot to place shoes may be used more frequently than having to pull out a drawer and place shoes inside. A compartment for each family member will be more organized than a catch-all mudroom, if possible. Add a unique touch with a sliding barn door to hide the mudroom when not in use, if you have the wall space.

Complete the look of your mudroom by installing a bench seat. This is particularly handy in the colder months when you need to bundle up and put on winter boots. Children can use the bench when putting on their shoes.

Inspiration Mudroom

A tile floor is the most sensible floor for a mudroom. There are plenty of options for color and style, and it’s the easiest flooring to keep clean.

If you have limited space, put a small mudroom in your laundry room. A stackable washer and dryer gives you the extra space to install a seated mudroom with storage options.

Add a storage closet to keep sports equipment, seasonal items and cleaning supplies. There are unlimited options with hooks and racks to hold your scarves, coats, hats, etc.

If you’re interested in a custom mudroom, give Woodmaster Woodworks a call today at (919) 554-3707 for a FREE in-home estimate. We’re excited to see what we can do for you!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

How To Decorate Your Mantel For Fall

Fall Mantels

Your mantel and fireplace takes front and center in your living room every day, but during the holidays, it should stand out even more. Because mantels are almost always the focal point of a room, what better place to decorate in the fall than that? Whether your mantel is small or grand, there are so many ways to spruce it up with cute fall decorations. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites below!

A fun banner: we like the idea of using words and sayings on your mantel. Hang a festive banner that says “thankful”, “give thanks”, “fall in love”, or for Halloween hang up a big “BOO!”. This one is a great way to involve the kids.

Decorate your mantel with pumpkins, but not the orange kind! We love the idea of unusual colored pumpkins, like these gold, white and sage ones. If your home decor doesn’t mesh well with orange, you can still get in the fall spirit with other colors. This look is very modern too, so you’ll definitely stand out from the orange crowd!

Hang a wreath inside! Get the family together to make a DIY fall wreath. There are so many DIY wreath tutorials online, it’ll be difficult to choose just one! We think this is a perfect way to decorate your mantel, especially if it was made spending time together because that’s what this season is all about. Thanks for reading, happy decorating and happy holidays! 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Greige - The New Neutral

By now, you've probably heard the term "greige" used when it comes to interior design. In case you haven't heard, greige is used to describe a "new" color that is taking over homes across the globe. It's a mix between gray and beige - ultimately the perfect neutral. 

Greige is possibly the coziest color we've ever laid our eyes on. The most common use of greige is obviously paint. It brings this earthy, warm feel to any room, and you can decorate with any accent color under the sun because it's so versatile. At Woodmaster Woodworks, we like to think outside the box. So, we've gathered some of our favorite unique uses of greige that are NOT walls... 

Greige floors. If you can't decide between light or dark floors, go with greige. When choosing a floor color, keep in mind that there will most likely be a lot of it. It needs to be pleasing to the eye and match almost anything. If you're looking for a modern floor color, greige is your best choice, and there are so many variations of it!

Greige furniture is timeless. Especially if you have a stone fireplace in your living room, griege couches, chairs, and pillows will match perfectly. Griege is a stoney and earthy color, so if you're having trouble picking a color scheme for your living room, and you want it to feel welcoming, you can't go wrong with this new classic. 

Last but not least, we love these griege kitchen cabinets. To stand out from the white cabinets trend, choose this gorgeous tone with black hardware. It's totally different from your traditional cabinets, but safe at the same time. Greige cabinets are a fool proof way to cozy up your kitchen. We hope you enjoyed reading the Woodmaster Woodworks blog! See you next time.