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  • Writer's pictureShenley Schenk


Updated: Aug 11, 2023

As the snow starts to fly, inviting and relaxing spaces in your home will ease the chill in your bones and your guests! What spaces in your home can you create warmth and comfort for the winter season?

Toasty Fireplaces!

What’s better than curling up next to the glow of a burning fire with your comfiest jams and favorite drink on a cold evening? Whether your fireplace is in your basement, family room, or bedroom, design elements can be added to create a more functional and relaxing environment. Fireplace spaces can offer the opportunity to add additional storage with specialty shelving or storage bench seating with a soft cushion. Stunning and dimensional accents such as stone, brick, or wood can be used to create relaxing and natural focal points. Adding chunky wood mantles can also add a touch of interest and modernization. Don’t miss your opportunity to turn your warn out fireplace space into a winter retreat!

Fireplace, Stacked Stone, Mantle

To The Bar!

Everyone out of the kitchen and head to the bar! Who would love to have an alternate location for appetizers and drinks during family gatherings, game nights, and holidays? Bars can relieve your packed kitchen and create a cozy atmosphere for guests to relax, snack, drink, and enjoy community. Living rooms, dining rooms, and basements are great locations to incorporate a bar. A simple upgrade could be cabinetry and countertops for beverage storage and appetizer buffet use. The most common and functional bar areas include a sink and beverage fridge. Or, choose to go all out in adding a full fridge, warming drawer, sink and dishwasher! Bars also give the opportunity to incorporate those design elements you see on HGTV, but are too out of your comfort zone to use in a whole kitchen remodel. Colored cabinets, patterned tile, specialty stone, and extravagant countertops often grab the attention of clients and their guest alike! Who is ready to add a functional and show stopping space to their home?

kitchen bar, coffee bar, floating shelves, wine cabinet

Welcoming Entrances!

The threshold between the comfort of your home chaos and the worlds chaos! Shoes stacked high, coats on the floor, and backpacks tossed in the corner? Lets take care of those issues by incorporating shelving, storage benches, hidden hanging cubbies, multi-functional cabinetry, or countertop landing space with a charging station. Create comfortable appeal with accent pillows on your bench, colorful rugs, or decorative lighting. Entrances can be packed full of welcoming appeal for both you and your guests. Now is the time to transform your chaotic entrance into an organized aesthetically pleasing space!

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