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How to Make Your Master Bath Marvelous

If your home is your castle, then the master bath is your own personal oasis. Out of all the bathrooms in your home, this one deserves a special-design treatment. It’s a place for you to relax and pamper yourself. From the layout to color choices, the details in this room will all come together to make it appear like your walking into a luxurious spa.

At Luxury Home Solutions, we work with our clients on the design and layouts of new bathrooms and bathroom remodeling. With a master bath design, we will work with you to maximize space, flow, and have ultimate functionality, all while reflecting your needs and tastes; this master bath will be tailored specifically for you. Below, we wanted to share with you some magnificent master bath ideas that will bring a true WOW factor to this special room.

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  • Bring statues into the room that reflect a theme or feel. Whether it’s a Roman bust, a Buddhist figure, an animal, or angel, you can create a whole new look of luxury with one or a few spread throughout the room.
  • Chandeliers over the tub add glam to any bathroom.
  • For a true spa look, opt for marble floors, and backsplashes.
  • A sunken tub next to a window gives you the feeling that you’re off somewhere else as you soak and relax.
  • For true coziness and comfort, design a sitting area next to a fireplace in the bathroom. Now, this room is a place you can spend time in to relax in more ways than one.
  • Build a walk-in shower with tall ceilings and multiple showerheads to give the appearance of a waterfall.
  • Design a balcony off the bathroom that is accessed by a set of French doors. Not only do you get a great view, but it’s a great place to take-in a peaceful moment before you start your day.
  • For elegance, choose a clawfoot tub.
  • Mosaic tile work around the tub and cabinets can add a lot of drama and design elements to the room.
  • Install ceiling-to-floor mirrors in the bathroom; these mirrors will make the room appear bigger and bright, while also giving you a place to get ready.
  • Install your clothing closet in the bathroom, so you can get ready all in one place.

Looking to design or update your master bath? Let us help make your dreams a reality. Click here or call 239-728-2143 to get started with us at Luxury Home Solutions today. Click our Bathroom Remodeling page to see some examples of our work. We are a custom home builder in Southwest Florida.

 

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How to Pick the Paint Color for the Rooms in Your Home

Famous artist Georgia O’Keeffe once said, “I found I could say things in color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way.” Color is essential to the design of your home. Regardless of what color or colors you choose, it will speak volumes. A simple color change can drastically change the tone and mood of a room. From the walls and floors to the cabinets and throw pillows, selecting color is an important and mandatory part of any choice for any element in your home.

People chose colors for their homes in different ways. Some people choose their favorite colors. Some people choose colors that reflect a theme. Some people choose colors that reflect a feeling. In the end, it’s up to the homeowner to decide what colors they want that will represent what that room means for them.

If you’re stuck on deciding on what color schemes to put in certain rooms in your home, our team at LHS wanted to share some ideas for you for some different rooms and elements of your home that may make your decision easier. Remember, if you have favorite colors that you love being around, make sure you incorporate them throughout your home.

Bedroom:

  • Green is known to generate peaceful, comfort and calm feelings.
  • Light purples and grays are soothing and neutral.

Kitchen:

  • Yellow is a joyful color and it can put you in a good mood when cooking and spending time with loved ones.
  • Off-white hues are friendly and cheerful, as well.

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  • Living Room:
    • A white living room makes the room appear bright and large.
    • A light brown throughout the room is warm and inviting.

    Home Office:

    • Blue has been known to boost productivity.
    • A bright yellow can keep you awake and motivate you during long work days and projects.

    Dining Room:

    • A red dining room can stimulate your guests’ appetites.
    • A dark purple hue can create a quiet yet dramatic effect, but also make the room very lively.

    Bathroom:

    • Blue is also seen as a peaceful and relaxing color.
    • Black in the bathroom adds glam and drama.

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  • Front Door:
    • Black doors are super chic and are timeless.
    • A light blue door is cheerful and welcoming without being too bold.
    • For a bold look that attracts attention, use reds and yellows.

    When building or remodeling a home with Luxury Home Solutions, our design team can help you with your choices of colors throughout your home for your walls, floors, cabinets, light fixtures, doors, and more. If you’re looking to build a custom home or remodel your current home, contact Luxury Home Solutions today! Click here or call 239-728-2143 to get started with the process today. We are a custom home builder who builds homes in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Estero, Sanibel, and Marco Island.

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Regulations and Home Design

Your nearby town or county authority might have the power to dictate what your new home can look like. Many areas across the country have ordinances that designate what functions a home must have. A few include height restrictions, placement and access to the garage, the minimum setback distances, but a few regulations are even more particular. Luxury Home Solutions (LHS) has an overview of Regulations and Home Design for you.

It is not unusual for brand spanking new homes in current neighborhoods to be required to fit the size, shade and architectural style of the houses around it. Even existing homes can be required to get approval on things like the shade of the front door. This is all because of zoning guidelines. The first comprehensive zoning ordinance became adopted by New York City back in 1916. Through the years zoning ordinances were used to govern improvement and help craft an area’s usage as well as its visible enchantment.

Most of the time zoning ordinances are an amazing thing. From time to time some of the rules go a bit far. There are many guidelines that at the surface sound trivial, however, they have a strong base in improving or keeping the standard of life. The problem is, many rules adjust what most of us might consider a matter of flavor or style.

When you are searching for a home plan, specifically if you plan on constructing inside a gated community, you need to examine the community’s deed restrictions as well as neighborhood regulations and codes. Oftentimes clients will purchase a house plan they like and find out that some component of the plan violates a regulation in the location they chose. Sometimes an architect can make adjustments to the home plan, but knowing the regulations before you start your home plan search or design will prevent this from happening.

Do policies hinder or help home plans?

Have you ever walked through a home constructed back in the 1800s? If so then you’ll respect guidelines a little more. Houses built in that time had little or no regulations and concerns with safety. For Instance, stair treads are often very small and stair cases very steep. Safety issues, like ensuring there are good and enough exits from each room, were over looked back then.

Home Regulations hindrance comes down to mindset and the way you approach the design of your home. When you have your mind set that guidelines and ordinances are a drawback and a bad component, then your designs may be very static. Then again, if you embrace the policies and consider them as layout situations, your designs could be more organic and alluring.

Luxury Home Solutions works hard with our architects to embrace these regulations and community rules. Doing so can make for beautiful, useful and really energy efficient neighborhoods. There is no reason why design cannot work harmoniously with zoning rules and neighborhood ordinances.

LHS works with the best architects in Southwest Florida to create home plans that work in our region. You can view our home plans here! If you cannot find a home plan that you like and that works with the regulations of your location then reach out to us now to create a custom home plan. Are you ready to create a home plan? Click here or call 239-728-2143 to get started with LHS today. LHS builds homes in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Estero, and Marco Island!

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Unique, Custom Broom Closet Ideas

A necessary evil with any home? Cleaning. From dust to dirt, homes need their daily, weekly, and monthly cleanings. Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your current home, you’re looking for a way to beautify your home; cleaning is essential to making sure your home stays beautiful, considering you spent a significant amount of time and money designing and building your space.  However, what we use to clean our homes isn’t as aesthetically pleasing. No one wants their brooms, dustpans and spray bottles on display, which is why broom closets exist. However, there are many more luxurious and elegant ways to create storage or a broom closet for your cleaning supplies and accessories.

At Luxury Home Solutions, we wanted to share some broom closet ideas with you that not only look nice but also don’t take up too much space in your home.

  • Since a lot of cleaning happens in the kitchen, install a shallow side closet-cabinet into your kitchen. Your guests won’t even know this closet is here as it will blend in with the other cabinets. You can easily store a broom, bottles, and dustpan in this space without losing cabinet space in your kitchen. You can opt for a deeper depth for this close if you have a lot of supplies.
  • If you really want to be discreet while optimizing space, design a pullout/slide out cabinet in your kitchen. This small cabinet slides out and gives you a space to hang brooms, mops, and dustpans. These cabinets’ depth and width are up to your needs and the size of your kitchen.
  • If you have a lot of supplies, designate an entire large cabinet to your items. Think of this broom closet like a pantry. You can have two doors that swing open and give you space for drawers, hooks, and even a place to keep big items like a vacuum.
  • Wherever your washer and dryer reside in your home, create a cabinet/broom closet around them. This way, you can hide your washer and dryer plus all cleaning supplies. All people will see is beautiful cabinet doors instead of bottles, sponges, and laundry.

Get imaginative when it comes to broom closet ideas! There are so many possibilities to creatively use space in the home. If you’re looking for a custom home builder or a team to come in and help you remodel your home, contact us at Luxury Home Solutions. We are a custom home builder in Southwest Florida. Click here to contact us or call 239-728-2143 to get started designing your home today.

 

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Top Tips for Hiring a Remodeler

Have you made the decision to remodel your home to fit your family’s needs instead of selling and buying new?  If that is the case, then you need to protect this huge financial investment from unlicensed unprofessional contractors. With your home on the line, it is imperative to find a contractor you can trust. As a top remodeler in Southwest Florida, Luxury Home Solutions (LHS), has the top tips to guarantee you make the right choice when you find, assess, and hire a remodeler.

Make Sure You Hire a Pro!

The best place to start is to contact your local building departments and associations to obtain a Directory of members. You can go to the Collier County Building Association, CBIA, website at https://www.cbia.net/membership/member-directory/ and Lee Building Industry Association, LBIA, at http://www.bia.net/members where you can download local remodelers through the online directory.

A professional remodeler will uphold the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. Using the above Building Industry Association Directories can help you find a remodeler who specializes in a specific type of remodeling that you might need, such as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) to help change your home to better suit you as you age, or a Certified Green Remodeler (CGP) to create a more energy-efficient home.

Research, Then Research Again!

Start your research by viewing the prospective remodeler’s company website and social media accounts to see photos of their work. Visit review sites like Houzz to see more pictures and to read reviews of remodeling companies. Take the best with the worst whilst reading online evaluations and reflect on the descriptions of experiences and qualities which can be most vital to you as a patron. Ask for referrals from friends, family, acquaintances, coworkers, and others who’ve had remodeling work performed on similar homes with comparable schedules.

Cut the List Down!

Once you have an index of prospective remodelers for your home renovation, do a little more investigating to confirm that they’re licensed and have a terrific business record. You can check their license on the State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation website. Look them up with your local or state office of consumer protection. You can also get actively licensed contractor lists from Lee County Building Department here and Collier Building Department here!

Ask All the Right Questions!

When you first meet with the top three remodelers on your narrowed down list, you want to ask these important questions:

  • How long have they been in business in your community? Can they provide references from customers and suppliers they work with?
  • Do they carry insurance that protects you from claims arising from property damage or job site injuries? Ask for a copy of the insurance certificates.
  • What is their working knowledge of the many types and ages of homes in the area, and what sort of issues could arise?
  • Do they arrange for the building permit? (The person who obtains the permit is the contractor of record and therefore liable for the work.)
  • Do they provide a written estimate before beginning the work, and a detailed contract that spells out the work that will and will not be performed, protects both of you, provides a fair payment schedule contract and complies with local, state, and federal laws?

Listen to Your Gut!

Make sure you are compatible with the contractor you select. Beginning your project with mutual expectations will go a long way towards a smooth remodel. You’ll spend a lot of time with your remodeler so it’s important to have a good rapport and trust with them.

When going through the above steps to find the right remodeler for you please keep an eye out for these most significate Early Warning Signs of an Unlicensed Contractor:

  • You are asked to obtain the permit. A licensed contractor who is in good standing will always obtain the permit; unlicensed contractors cannot pull permits.
  • The verbal contract only; contractor is not willing to put all terms in writing. This is always a sign of potential trouble.
  • The contractor does not have proof of insurance. All licensed contractors must have current general liability and workers’ compensation insurance at all times.
  • You are informed that the job does not require a permit or an inspection. Check with your local building official. Almost all projects that involve installing a pool or pool cage, building an addition, have mechanical, electrical or plumbing work require a permit!
  • For jobs requiring a permit, make sure the contractor asks you to sign the “Notice of Commencement”.
  • Someone other than the person or company contracting to do the work obtains the permit. As previously stated, a licensed contractor who is in good standing will obtain the permit.
  • You are asked to make your check payable to an individual’s name (it should be made payable to a company), or asked to make payment in cash or to make the check payable to “cash”. Licensed contractors will almost always have a separate business account.

Finding a licensed reputable remodeler can be difficult and many are duped, but if you stick with the tips above you will find the right remodeler for your home renovation project! When you’re searching for a remodeler or custom home builder in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples Florida, look no further than LHS. We’ve been remodeling and building custom homes for more than 35 years, so you can sit back and relax knowing we have the experience and devotion to remodel or build you a wonderful, custom home. We are the remodeler and custom home builder you can trust! To learn more about our home remodeling work, click here. To get started click here or call 239-728-2143 to get a hold of our team today!

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Make a Statement with Your Kitchen Island

The kitchen is the heart of the home, which means you and your loved ones spend a lot of time in this room. One part of the room plays a crucial role in the ability to have people gather: the kitchen island. The kitchen island acts as a table or bar. People can stand or sit around this island as they eat, drink and talk to one another. A kitchen island should reflect both your needs, the size of the room, and your personal design taste.

At Luxury Home Solutions, we are a custom home builder that helps our customers design beautiful and functional kitchens. Whether you’re building a new home or looking for a kitchen remodeling job, we are happy to work with you designing and creating this space from start to finish. Below, we wanted to share a list of kitchen island ideas that can bring your kitchen to the next level!

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  • Two-tiered kitchen islands give you separate space for both preparing food and eating it. For a bold look, choose different colors for each tier space.
  • From the ultimate gathering space, choose a round island. Round islands create a more open feel in the room; they also allow everyone around the space to see each other.
  • Build cabinets, shelves, and wine storage into the sides of your island. This look allows for you to have more storage space in your kitchen, and it also is a great way for you to display cooking books or pretty kitchen appliances or dishware.
  • Choose contrasting colors for the island’s counter and base. This will really make the island stand out.
  • Have a wooden cutting board built into the island. This way you have a stylish and functional designated spot to chop food.
  • Opt to put a sink on the island. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or entertaining, you’ll have easier access to the water.
  • Or alternatively, have nothing on your kitchen island except the solid countertop. This look is clean and simple. With no stove or sink installed in the island, the island is a large flat space that is solely designated for eating and serving food.

 

The list of kitchen island ideas can go on and on! If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen or looking to build a home in Southwest Florida, contact us at LHS today. We are a custom home builder who works in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, and other SWFL towns. To get started designing your dream kitchen, click here or call 239-728-2143.

 

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Work with a Custom Home Builder!

Purchasing a brand new house is an exciting decision and a natural progression in life. With numerous choices out there for home buyers, it may be difficult deciding precisely how you would like to approach this. Several will decide on established homes because they’re bothered by the concept of building their own custom home. However, with a number of rising advantages to building a custom home, there has never been a greater time to take the plunge. We Luxury Home Solutions (LHS), a custom home builder, will go over the number of advantages that make this an easy selection for most.

  1. Built Around Your Budget

Building your own custom home enables you to be accountable for precisely where your cash goes. You don’t need to squander your financial plan on additional options that you needn’t bother with. You can talk about your home spending plan with custom home builders toward the start of the venture so they can create a budget and home that best suits you. Top custom home builders will keep track of your expenses as the venture advances. This will be helpful in guaranteeing that you don’t blow through your financial plan without being prepared for it.

  1. You have a solitary purpose of contact.

With a home builder, you’ll often have one individual you will work with throughout your custom home build. The larger home developers only provide you with different sale associates who all manage different aspects of your home build and cannot provide you the insight like a custom home builders’ project manager can. From the architect to subcontractors, and the designers working for you, your project manager will organize and handle them all.

  1. Communication is simple.

Since you just need to speak with your project manager, this enables the procedure to be substantially less demanding. You won’t have to juggle numerous individuals, which will spare you a lot of time and energy. Since your project supervisor manages your building group, the chance for miscommunication is considerably slimmer. This will provide a genuine feeling of serenity and guarantee your construction remains on its course.

  1. Overall, you’ll spare time.

Building a custom home kills the long, challenging procedure of buying a built up home. You don’t need to stress over managing the offering procedure which can take numerous weeks. You can undoubtedly move from design to build as soon as you pick your builder, which entails that you can get to move into your new home considerably speedier. Once you finalize your home plan with the builder you don’t need to stress over redesigns or repairing previous issues like on a pre-built home. Your own particular home will be planned by you with the builder to address your present and future needs. Many individuals indifferently buy a setup home, just to wind up selling it as time pasts. Spare time and cash by building your best home that highlights the greater part of your needs.

  1. You’ll wind up with a quality home.

Your custom home builder will have years of building experience, so they’ll recognize what they’re doing and have their practices perfected. They have a notoriety to maintain and will work productively and breathe life into your vision, dependably and with the best quality.

Building your own custom home is an advantageous process. There is no more prominent feeling than having the option to welcome your loved ones into a home that mirrors your own particular ingenuity and style. A home that you construct yourself will be a home that you take more pride in, you have invested so much time and energy developing your vision why not show it off?

When you’re searching for a custom home builder in Naples, Florida, look no further than LHS. We’ve been building custom homes for more than 35 years, so you can sit back and relax knowing we have the experience and devotion to build you a wonderful, custom home. We are a custom home builder you can trust! At Luxury Homes Solutions, we can help you build your new home. To learn more about our home building work, click here. We have built homes in Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers. Click here or call 239-728-2143 to get started with our design team today!

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Go Gaga for Gray in Your Home

Most people don’t prefer gloomy, gray skies; however, this color has been quite popular, as of late, popping up all over people’s homes. These days, gray is anything but boring. People are using this color on their walls, furnishings, decorations, cabinets, backsplashes, floors, light fixtures, carpets and more. Just like white and beige, gray is a great neutral option to add to your home; it’s a color that’s hard to get bored with, and it matches nearly every other color. In the words of Christian Dior, “The tones of gray, pale turquoise, and pink will prevail.”

According to a 2017 Houzz kitchen trend study, Gray is the top color choice for kitchen renovations. As you can see, this color isn’t going anywhere. When you use gray in a room, whether it’s for the walls or furniture, you’re able to play a lot with other colors in the room. Gray is timeless; if you use it as a base color for your rooms, you’re able to easily swap out other accent colors to create a different vibe in the room.  When using gray, your accent colors throughout the home will truly stand out and really make a statement.

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Gray is now considered a modern, classic color. It can help you create a variety of different moods for a room, but it’s especially great to add to a bedroom or bathroom. Why? Gray has been known to have a calming and soothing effect. If you’d like a feminine feel to a room, use a lot of shades of light gray (paired with light accent colors). For a masculine feel, opt for darker shades of gray. For a playful, youthful, fun feel, pair your gray with bright pinks, blues or yellows.

The options are endless when it comes to the color gray. Whether you want your home to look modern or have an old-school, classic look, gray can help you achieve your vision.

At Luxury Homes Solutions, we can help you with the color design of your home, whether you’re looking for a renovation or wanting to build a new home. To learn more about our home and condo design and remodeling work, click here. We are a luxury, custom home builder in Southwest Florida. We have built homes in Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers. Click here or call 239-728-2143 to get started with our design team today.

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Your Guide to Beach Home Style!

It’s summertime! With the summer season, everyone embraces beach home style. For those lucky ones who own a beach house or are like us and live in Southwest Florida, we get to embrace the beach home décor year round! Luxury Home Solutions, LHS, has put together a guide to creating the perfect beach style for your home. Even if you do not live in a beach area or have a beach home these beach décor ideas can provide your home with an open airy style too! Below are some concepts that will assist you in creating distinctive and inventive beach house decorations at the same time preventing your pockets from being plundered!

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  • Make the most of the seas shells and various things you discover while walking on the beach to brighten the space easily and establish the beach style in your house. You can keep the shells décor simple by filling various style and size vases and bowls with the shells. Or if you are crafty you can make wall are out of the shells by gluing them to wood or in picture frames!
  • Think Open and Airy! Bring in the bright light you’d experience at the beach by using linen curtains and crisp white slipcovers for your furniture. This combination will come together for a soothing and comfy beach style living. You can buy the fabric yourself at a discount online to save money!
  • If you have old paddle boards or surfboards clean them up and change the paint color if needed to match existing décor then mount them on a wall. If it is a simple wood paddle then brighten it up with beach colors that match your current color scheme.
  • Paint a nautical map on the wall! You can choose your favorite beach-region like Southwest Florida or Long Island and paint a map in different styles like; blueprint, navigational, Cadastral, or a simplistic outline of the region with stars for your favorite locations! Painting the map on a wall is easier than you think by using a stencil or projecting the map while you paint.
  • Do you have extra rope lying around or know of a local salvage yard or flea market where you can pick some up at low costs? If so you can use the rope by creating a wall art or even to tie back or hang curtains! Just cut the rope in even sections and tie knots every so often at even or uneven points depending on the style you like and then hang them on the wall or over a window. Also tie shells to the rope as well to achieve the beach style. Lastly, you can also use a rope to hang mirrors!
  • You can use bead board, grass, or even bamboo as wainscoting! This is a bold beach statement and you can find some of these options for low costs online or at a local home store. Installing is simple too, just requiring you to lay out the pieces, cutting to the right length, and using glue and a nail gun to put in place.
  • Use old pallet wood to create pallet wood shelving and/or a pallet wall mount coat rack. You can find old pallets at home improvements stores or even larger bulk item stores just give them a call and they’ll let you know if any are available. To start this project just tack together the pallet wood strips until you create a flat surface. Once that is complete you can add coat hooks for the coat rack or turn additional wood pieces on the side of the flat surface you just created out of the pallet wood to create shelves! Use beach colors or easy breezy sayings to brighten up the piece and it’s complete!
  • Do you love wine? Use your old wine corks to create beach themed wall art! You can glue them together with a hot glue gun in beach theme items like; an anchor, ship wheel, seahorse, starfish, pineapple, and so much more!

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The beach décor options are endless and the crafter you get the more money you can save in your endeavor to create your perfect beach home style! Are you looking for more than a simple home décor updates and require a home remodel then reach out to LHS! LHS is a top home remodeler and home builder in Southwest Florida remodeling and building homes in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Alva, Estero, Sanibel and Marco Island! You can tell us about your project here and an LHS specialist will reach out to you to set up a meeting. You can also call us at 239-728-2143 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

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Choosing a Kitchen Sink

The saying goes, “Everything but the kitchen sink,” but for this article we won’t be leaving the sink behind. In fact, we’ll be showcasing this home staple! When it comes to designing or remodeling a kitchen, the sink is a crucial element. These days, there are so many different styles and sizes to choose from to suit your needs, as well as your aesthetic preferences. A sink isn’t just a functional part of the kitchen, it can add a whole new look and feel to a room; it can even become a conversation piece. It’s one of the most used pieces in your home, so of course, it’s essential you choose wisely what it looks like.

At Luxury Home Solutions, we wanted to share some tips on choosing a kitchen sink for your new home or kitchen remodel:

  • If you think you’ll be rough with your sink (lots of use, lots of items thrown in), opt for stainless steel. Stainless steel sinks can withstand a lot more “abuse” than other materials.
  • If you’re a hand washer, you’ll need a double-bowl sink. One bowl for washing, and one bowl for drying. Make sure your washing bowl is larger than the drying bowl. You’ll want all the extra room and space while you’re scrubbing pots and pans.
  • Don’t choose a large sink if your kitchen is small. You don’t want the sink to overpower the room.
  • If you host a lot of parties or have multiple people in the home who cook and clean, a second sink will be a lifesaver.
  • For the faucet, choose chrome, nickel or pewter if you plan on using the sink often.
  • If you have a high-use sink, consider a three bowl/basin sink. Two bowls will be used for washing/drying, while the third can have a garbage disposal. This way, food scraps won’t have any chance of touching clean dishware.
  • Love a country-home look? Or just really need a big, deep sink? Choose a farmhouse sink. They are one large, deep basin. It’s also great for shorter adults and children to reach more easily into the sink.
  • Rounded-edge sinks are easier to clean than squared edges.
  • If you’re looking for a vintage feel, choose a porcelain sink. Just be aware that porcelain can chip and pans can scuff up the surface and leave marks.

These are just a few ideas and tips for kitchen sinks in your home. If you work with us at LHS, we can show you, even more ideas or help a current kitchen-sink idea of yours come to life. We are a custom luxury home builder in Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and other areas of Southwest Florida. Click here or call 239-728-2143 to start contact us today!