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How to Create More Space in Your Kitchen

A kitchen is usually the heart of a home, which means family and friends spend a lot of time in this room. To feel truly comfortable, it’s best for the kitchen to be open and inviting. If you have a lot of clutter in your kitchen or several appliances spread across your counters, it can make the room feel smaller, messy and busy.

When building a home or remodeling a kitchen, there are many design options you can choose from to optimize the space in this room. At Luxury Home Solutions (LHS), we can help you design solutions for your space needs that are both functional and beautiful. LHS has in-house Project Managers who are trained on the industry leading 2020 Design software to provide you with renderings of your layout, door style, countertops, and color selections and ensure your vision is maintained throughout the remodeling process.

Below, we wanted to share with you some design ideas that will help you save space in your kitchen, whether on the counter or on the floor.

  • Design and build a hideaway counter that slides out from another cabinet. This way, you get the both worlds, the counter space that and island would give you without having a permanent island taking up lots of space in the middle of your kitchen.
  • Build a drop-down table into the wall and pull it down only when you need to eat or serve food.
  • Design deep window sills to be used as shelves and storage.
  • Install wall shelves. 
  • Build drawers and shelves into an island.
  • Add an extra shelf over your cabinets.
  • Have part of your countertops fold up and down.
  • Hang pots and pans from the ceiling.

Ready to renovate your kitchen or build a home in Naples or another city in Southwest Florida? Let our team of professionals work with you from concept to finish to create the kitchen of your dreams. Luxury Home Solutions builds custom luxury homes and does home renovations in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and other cities in Southwest Florida.  Click our Naples Kitchen Remodeling page to see some of our work. Call us at 239-728-2143 or click our Naples custom home builder contact page.

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How to Make Technology Invisible in Your Home

It’s 2018 – technology is here to stay. In fact, more advancements and devices launch each year for us to use in our daily lives, including our homes. Now, not all these devices are aesthetically pleasing. Some are big and bulky and can be eyesores in the home. Even the sleeker designs just aren’t attractive to some people, and putting these devices in a room can disrupt a design flow or theme. Whether it’s speakers or a TV, there are many ways for you to incorporate these into your home in an aesthetically pleasing way.

For this article, our team at Luxury Home Solutions wanted to share with you the different ways to make technology hidden or seemingly invisible in your home.

  • Hide a TV in a kitchen island. Build the tv into the island so it can lift up whenever you want to use it, and you can push it down and make it disappear when it isn’t in use.
  • Mount a TV to the wall and build a slide panel to cover it when it is not in use.
  • Instead of a panel, slide artwork to hide a TV or speakers.
  • Hide a TV or speakers with folded doors. When the doors are closed, a unique design element in the room is created. You won’t even know the TV is there!
  • Install motorized panels to cover a TV, speakers or gaming system.
  • Hide printers in drawers of a bureau or desk.
  • Hide wires by running them through decorative boxes or books on shelves.
  • Design a drawer in your kitchen to be a charging station so all of your devices can plug in and charge out of sight.

If you have multiple TVs, computers, speakers, and more, let us help you find ways to creatively hide and store these pieces so they don’t compromise the beauty of your rooms. Our team of design professionals will work with you from concept to finish to incorporate technology into any room you need. Luxury Home Solutions builds custom luxury homes and completes home renovations in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and other cities in Southwest Florida.  Call us at 239-728-2143 or click our Naples custom home builder contact page to get started today on your dream home!

 

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Ways to Add Wood into Your Home

Wood is a timeless design element in a home. If you’re a fan of wood, there are many ways to incorporate this material into your home without it appearing old, dated or too country-like.

Wood has been a staple in homes for decades. You can do many different things with wood and it’s an easily attainable material. Our design team at Luxury Home Solutions can help you add wood into your home in a variety of different ways, whether big or small. Below, we wanted to share with you the different ways you can incorporate wood into your home’s design to reflect your wants, needs, and budget.

  • Barn doors inside the home are all the rage right now. Barn doors slide on rails and can add a divider to a room where a traditional door wouldn’t work. Wooden front doors or front barn doors make a big statement and will make your home stand out. If you want more light in your home, French doors throughout are a great addition.
  • Putting a wooden mantel on a fireplace will contrast nicely with a brick or stone fireplace.
  • For a cozy feel, build a wooden accent wall. Instead of wallpaper or color paint, the wooden wall is a design element by itself. You can even paint the wood bright colors to change the feeling of the room for something bolder and fun or muted colors, so it matches the rest of the walls.
  • Use wood to trim the windows and doorways inside the home. It’s also eco-friendly, as it reduces energy use.
  • Wooden ceiling beans can make any room appear larger.
  • Hardwood floors are timeless and elegant.
  • Plantation shutters are a popular wooden window and are currently trending.
  • Design a wooden staircase for a traditional look.
  • Instead of stone, make your kitchen countertops out of wood.

Get ready to make your home charming with some wooden design elements. You can choose any type of wood for any space in your house.  Our team of design professionals will work with you from concept to finish to incorporate wood into any room you want.

Whether you want to renovate a room with wood or build a new home, we’ve got the skills to get the job done. Luxury Home Solutions builds custom luxury homes and offers home renovations in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and other cities in Southwest Florida.  Call us at 239-728-2143 or click our Naples custom home builder contact page to get started today on your luxury dream home!

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Take Your Lanai to the Next Level

Get ready to jazz up your lanai. A lanai isn’t just an outdoor sitting area; it’s an extension of your home. In Southwest Florida, where the temperature is warm year-round, the lanai is basically an additional room. Treat it like one! A lanai is a great space to entertain guests, eat dinner, read a book, play a game, and so much more.

Whether you’re building a new home or looking to upgrade and renovate your current home, don’t overlook or neglect the lanai. There is so much you can do with this space! Your backyard, patio, and/or lanai have potential to add value to your Southwest Florida luxury home.

At Luxury Home Solutions, our team of design professionals can help you transform your backyard and lanai into your new favorite living area in the house. The options are endless for what you can do. First, decide how you want to use the space. Do you want to entertain outdoors? Cook outside? Swim? Lay on a couch and read a book? Below, we wanted to share some fun and unique ideas for to consider when designing your new outdoor living space.

  • If you love to entertain, install a bar with a sink, mini fridge, wine cooler. Build cabinets around the bar to hold glassware.
  • If you love the water, install a pool or hot tub… or both! Our design team can even make the pool and/or hot tub blend in with the natural landscape so it looks more natural and less manmade.
  • Bring the indoors outside by having similar furniture, carpets, tiles, and fixtures. It won’t even feel like you stepped outside.
  • If you love to cook, a secondary kitchen with a grill is perfect for entertaining just your family or a large group.
  • Install a fireplace for ambiance. A fireplace also makes the outdoor living space feel warm and inviting just like an indoor living room. A fireplace is also great for those occasional chilly Florida nights.
  • If you prefer sitting outside, why not install a TV or reading lights? This way you can enjoy your favorite TV show and book at any time while enjoying the beautiful weather.
  • Install outlets throughout the area so you can plug in appliances, lights, and chargers.
  • For the ultimate in luxury, design and install your own personal sauna. Whenever you want to relax or need a good sweat, you can just climb on in!
  • Build a bar/counter right in your pool so guests can swim up and grab drinks from you!
  • For your visual pleasure, install water fountains and waterfalls throughout the backyard. As an added bonus, properly light them in different colors for a very cool effect.

Thinking about revamping your outdoor living space? We can help! Luxury Home Solutions can look at your space and determine what is possible for your wants and needs.  Luxury Home Solutions is a custom home builder who builds and renovates homes in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and other Southwest Florida cities. To get started with our design team, click Naples Custom Home  contact page or call 239-728-2143.

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Fun Design Ideas for a New Dining Room

If you love to entertain, the dining room is one essential piece to the entertainment puzzle. This room is the ideal space to gather loved ones, serve food, and spend hours having quality conversations.  However, if you’re dining room is looking a bit drab, no one may want to hang out there for too long. Just like the kitchen, living room, or bedroom, the dining room, this room should be a reflection of you, your tastes, style, and needs. You want to love this room and be proud to show it off just like you would with any other room in your home.

For this article, our design team at Luxury Home Solutions (LHS) wanted to share with you some ways you can revamp or renovate your dining room. With a fresh new look, you’ll want to spend more time in here (and not just use it for fancy occasions for holidays).  We will work side-by-side with you every step of the way to design and renovate your custom luxury dining room. Our design team has years of experience and will work to make your dream dining room a reality.

  • Add a big mirror in the room to create more space and light.
  • Change the look and feel of the room with a new ceiling fixture.
  • Install a dimmer switch so you can change the lighting to reflect the event and mood.
  • Paint the walls a fun color to add personality and character to the room.
  • Install built in shelves to store expensive glasses and dishware.
  • Add new art, photos, and rugs into the room to add depth, fun, and texture to the room.
  • Purchase a new dining room table. Try for a different size or shape that can accommodate the most people, but also not be too cramped. If you like your table, swap out the chairs for a new look.
  • Install a sound system into the dining room so you can play music throughout your dinner.
  • Purchase a bar cart.
  • Install new window curtains.
  • Add a window seat.
  • Install a wine rack on the wall.
  • Design molding for the ceilings, walls, and doorways.

Dining rooms can be fun to design, fix up and renovate. If you’re looking to build a new home or remodel your dining room, our designers at LHS will work with you to create the best dining room for you based on your needs, personal tastes, and space.

cGet started with LHS today. Call us at 239-728-2143 or click our Naples custom home builder contact page.

 

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Custom Home Builder or DIY?

Your home needs some major renovations. You’ve been watching a lot of HGTV, so you’re thinking you can potentially DIY when it comes to sprucing up a room in your home or building an addition. However, DIY is easier said than done. Home renovations and building require a lot of time and skill. Now if you have both those things, great! If not, you may end up running into a lot of problems and spending even more money than if you hired a home builder or contractor.

Our team at Luxury Home Solutions is made up of skill, certified professionals who are committed to building trust, while creating casual elegance, distinctive quality, and impressive value to your home. For this article, we wanted to share the pros of hiring a custom home builder.

  • LHS uses the most-up-to-date 2020 Design software and multi-platform project management systems, which many homeowners do not have or have access to.
  • Custom builders have set plans for you to look at so you don’t have to start completely from scratch.
  • Custom home builders have licensed contractors in their business or have connections to other contractors who will be needed throughout the process. From plumbers to electricians, a custom home builder has a professional working on each part of the job. Whereas, a homeowner may be good at carpentry but doesn’t know a thing about electrical work – this is where you can run into problems.
  • Custom home builders carry liability insurance and worker’s compensation, so you don’t have to worry about any legal or medical bills. If you get hurt during a DIY project, you may have an expensive hospital bill to pay.
  • If you’re looking to build a new home, a custom home builder can easily help you find plots of land.
  • Custom home builders have access to discounts, special pricing, and materials that you may not.
  • Custom home builders know all the housing and city codes for your home to be in compliance. They know what kind of permits to get during building.
  • There’s a good chance a builder will do the work faster and more efficiently than you, especially if you don’t have much expertise in this area.
  • The LHS is made up of skilled workers who are excellent in their crafts. The work you will receive is top-notch, whereas your quality of work may not be as high.
  • Custom home builders have all the right tools and equipment to get the job done.

If you have a passion for building and DIY projects, you can try it out! For the most part, choosing a home builder to build your home or renovate your home ends up saving you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Looking to build or renovate a home in Naples? Or another city in Southwest Florida? Let our team of professionals work with you from concept to finish. Luxury Home Solutions builds custom luxury homes and does home renovations in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and other cities in Southwest Florida. Call us at 239-728-2143 or click our Naples custom home builder contact page.

 

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Go Bold by Designing a Black Bathroom

When you think of a bathrom, what comes to mind? Bright light? Airiness? Light colors? A spa-like feel? What about a black bathroom? Black bathrooms aren’t drab and morbid, we promise! They can be jaw-droppers with their classiness, boldness, and edginess. Don’t worry about the room being “too dark” either. When designing a black bathroom, light is thought out extensively. You want a room to still appear vibrant, alive, and welcoming, even if the predominant colors are dark.

Intrigued by the thought of having a black bathroom? Black is a sophisticated and chic color in home design, and just like white, it is timeless.  For this article, we wanted to give some tips and design ideas black bathroom in your home. Since black is a dark color, you must plan how you choose to use the color so you don’t make the room too dreary, but rather, cool, fun, and inviting.

  • If you like black walls, add some moldings into the walls for visual interest, or hang lots of photographs/paintings for visual contrast.
  • Add contrast to the black room with silver or bronze faucets and lightings fixtures.
  • For a clean, crisp, modern look, choose simple forms and geometric shapes for everything in the room.
  • Use glossy tile. Light will be reflected off the black tile from the gloss and it give the appearance of a brighter room.
  • If you don’t mind the toilet standing out, opt for a black toilet. This may likely be a conversation piece for guests.
  • For a truly glam look, cover the bathroom in black marble. You don’t need to do much decorating with this beautiful stone displayed all over the room.
  • If you’re choosing to make a guest or children’s bathroom black, add some fun by making your walls chalkboard! Anytime someone visits or if your kids get bored, they can write on the black walls.
  • If you can’t many windows into your bathroom, find ways to add more mirrors in the room to help make the room appear larger and brighter.
  • Add some white or wood into the bathroom to balance the black (if all black makes you nervous).
  • For a minimalist design, use the same black tiles on the walls, floor, and side of the tub.

Ready to start designing a new bathroom? Let us help you every step of the way. We will listen to your ideas and concepts and help make your dream bathroom into a reality. Luxury Home Solutions is a custom home builder who builds and renovates homes in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and other Southwest Florida cities. To get started with our design team, click here or call 239-728-2143. Click our Naples Bathroom Remodeling page to see some bathrooms we have designed and created.

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Unique Ideas for Your New Kitchen

Bored of your kitchen? No longer interested in the style? Luxury Home Solutions spends amble time in kitchen renovations, whether it’s to cook, clean, eat, or entertain. As a frequently used space, it’s even more important that it reflects your needs, wants, and tastes. You want to be proud of your kitchen. You want it to be welcoming. You won’t enjoy spending time in there if you dislike the layout, lighting, or colors.

Updating or renovating a kitchen can be a big undertaking and very overwhelming. There’s so many items to consider from the ceiling to the floor. For this article, our team wanted to share some unique ideas to add to your kitchen. These ideas will add some flair and personality to your kitchen that you may not see often.

  • Mix elements such as modern with vintage/traditional. This gives the kitchen a sense of familiarity and timelessness but also looks new and up-to-date with current trends (without being too trendy).
  • If you like a country feel but don’t want a full-blown country kitchen, install some farmhouse cabinetry with the rustic hardware and wooden planks.
  • For a classic look, go for a black and white-themed kitchen.
  • If you don’t mind your sink being the star of the show, a basin sink is a wonderful addition. Not only is it great for washing food and dishes, but it adds an entirely design element to the kitchen.
  • Stained-glass or frosted glass on the cabinet doors add character and color to the room.
  • Undermount sinks, unlike basin sinks, are not bold so they don’t attract attention, but they are modern looking. They are also easier to clean since they do not have edges.
  • Painting cabinets different colors.
  • You don’t always need color to make a kitchen interesting. You can use metallic colors, or fancy appliances or hardware to attract attention.
  • If you like a seamless flow in the home, don’t install tile in your kitchen floor, instead keep the same flooring as the rest of the home.
  • Don’t like the look of appliances? Disguise them as part of the cabinetry making their outsides match your cabinet doors.
  • Pendant lighting adds charm to a room.
  • Under-cabinet lighting can brighten up the room and make the space feel larger.

Ready to start renovating your kitchen? Let us help you every step of the way to make your dream kitchen into a reality. Luxury Home Solutions is a custom home builder who builds and renovates homes in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and other Southwest Florida cities. To get started with our design team, click here or call 239-728-2143. Click our Naples Kitchen Remodeling page to see some kitchens we have designed and created.

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Add Character to Your Home with Tile Work

Not everyone has an eye for design. Picking out decorations, paintings, photographs, and accessories doesn’t come easy for some people. If this sounds like you, you may benefit from having more fun and artistic elements built into your home instead of you adding pieces to it. Through built-in design, you work with a team of designers who are skilled at making a room and home look aesthetically pleasing while reflecting your tastes and still being functional.

For this article, we wanted to focus on tile design. Regardless of the room, you can add different designs and colors to the tiles on the floors, walls, counters, and more to truly bring character to the room. Below, we have shared some creative tile-design ideas for you to incorporate into your new home or home renovation.

  • If you’re into a classic, timeless look for your home, stick with black and white styles. The contrast alone is enough to make a dramatic statement. There are many ways black and white tiles can be used together, such as sizes and patterns.
  • For interest on the flooring, install a flowery tile or a tile with geometric shapes. Aim to keep the rest of the room simple, since the floor is “busy” and “loud” with this design.
  • Think a tub is boring? Get the front of the tub tiled. This will brighten up the bathroom and transform a boring tub into the most interesting piece in the room.
  • Instead of wallpaper or paint, make one whole wall in a room out of tile. As you can choose various colors or patterns, you won’t have to buy any pictures to hang on the wall, since the wall is an art piece itself!
  • Choose fun tiles to spread throughout your counter top and/or backsplash. Maybe they’re pictures of farm animals or fruit or animals. They’ll pop right out with the rest of the countertop/backsplash.
  • Use one accent tile to stand out on your countertop or backsplash. It could be a color, print, letter, or image.
  • Tile the sides of the kitchen island.
  • Put a border around a tile on a floor or wall so it looks like a rug or portrait.
  • Use a strip/block of tiles to make a statement in a room with bold/loud tiles.
  • Use textured tile to give the perception of depth and space to a room.

Design ideas for tiles can be endless. Work with us to create some stunning tilework in your home! Luxury Home Solutions is a custom home builder who builds and renovates homes in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and other Southwest Florida cities. To get started with our design team, click our Naples custom home builder page or call 239-728-2143.

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Choosing Colors in the Home

Color is fun! Color can also be scary. How? For many, adding colors into their home is a big step. They don’t want to make their space too “loud” or “tacky” or even child or circus-like.  We’re here to tell you, don’t fear color! You just have to be smart and methodical with your color choices in your home. At the end of the day if you love the color scheme, that’s all that matters! Some people love bright, loud colorful décor while others prefer muted, natural colors everywhere. Ultimately, there is no right or wrong answer.

If you’re looking to add color into your home and are a bit unsure or hesitant on how to go about it, we wanted to offer some tips and advice that may help you choose colors whether you’re building a new home or renovating a room.

  • Use the 60-30-10 rule. When decorating a room, divide the colors into percentages: 60% of a dominant color, 30% of a secondary color, 10% of an accent color. You will notice most rooms in magazines or showrooms are designed this way. The 60 percent helps give off an overall theme/feel and unification, the 30% provides visual interest, and the 10% gives it an extra sparkle.
  • With the right context, any colors can work together, especially if you like them. Different shades and temperatures of color can work together more than you might expect them to.
  • If you’re looking for energy, bold colors accomplish this feeling. They also bring a warmth and richness to the room.
  • Pastel colors make a room feel soft and playful.
  • Neutral colors can make a room feel calm and soothing. They can also help “ground” bold and pastel colors in the room.
  • When you combine different colors, you can exude different feelings in one space.
  • If certain bold colors make you nervous, experiment by slowly mixing them in with more muted colors until the room feels the way you want it to.
  • Add accent colors to neutral rooms in less permanent ways (rugs, pillows, lamps, art) to see how you feel with the brighter colors. You can easily exchange or swap out these items.
  • Don’t be afraid of dark colors. Using a dark color doesn’t mean your space will look smaller. In fact, dark colors can give you a warm, dramatic look and feel. Just be mindful about the shade and how you plan to use it in the room. The more light in the room (natural light), the more you can play around with a darker color.
  • Pale/pastel colors can also liven up a room. Plenty of people are too hesitant to try bolder colors so these softer colors can still make a statement without being as loud.
  • There is no “right” or “wrong” with color. Color is about finding the right mix that feels good for you and reflects your tastes.
  • Take your time choosing and exploring color options, schemes, and pairings.

Thinking about renovating your home or building a new one? Luxury Home Solutions’ design team can help you decide on choosing colors throughout your home. Luxury Home Solutions is a custom home builder who builds and renovates homes in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and other Southwest Florida cities. To get started with our design team, click here or call 239-728-2143.