For kitchens that may be small in size, consider adding a bay window. Bay windows are a great option that can help bring in extra sunlight with windows projecting outward from the main walls of the home. They are also very inviting and can provide extra storage and interior space if needed. Below are several popular bay window designs:
Angled Bay Windows
These are the most popular design and are often just called a bay windows. They consist of three or more windows that protrude from the house and slant back toward the interior walls at 30 or 45 degree angles. They can easily replace standard large windows, and they add light and square footage to a kitchen to make it appear bigger. These types of windows add dimension to a dining area, creating a cozy seating nook. Many people enjoy this feature and typically place their kitchen table next to the nook in order to use it as seating.
Box Bay Windows
Box bay windows come in a variety of sizes and may be used in different parts of the kitchen. These square-shaped windows have 90-degree corner angles and project out from the side of the house. If you have larger box bay windows, you may consider adding a shelf seat in the kitchen to expand the interior room space. Also, smaller box bay windows can be installed in front of the kitchen sink to provide an area for plants and herbs.
Garden Bay Windows
For homeowners who have many indoor plants in the kitchen, garden bay windows help provide additional light. This window can also help kitchens that are very small, dark and uninviting by increasing light and space.
For elegant and large kitchens, consider the bow window. Bow windows are designed to project beyond the exterior wall of the home, providing a wider view of a garden or street outside. They generally combine four or more casement windows, which join together to form an arch, and come in many different sizes. As beautiful as these windows are, keep in mind that they are more expensive than angular or box bay windows.
Having a kitchen or bathroom designed in a Victorian style creates a look that is timeless and classic. With its simple and clean design, it’s a look that never goes out of style and can be a great benefit when reselling your home.
One of our recent projects was to design a late Victorian style bathroom vanity. The clients wanted a simple look for their bathroom, and our designer Anna created a room focused on Wood-Mode products. For the cabinetry, a maple Springfield Recessed door style finished in an alpine white was installed. To continue the simplicity within the renovation, Wood-Mode’s glass knobs were added to the drawers and cabinets. Once the cabinets were installed, a steel gray granite countertop was added. Lastly, an under mount white Porcelain Sink, accented with Danze Opulence Brushed Nickel faucets, was installed to complete this classic Victorian style bathroom. Checkout this beautiful renovation below:
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Ray and I recently attended the Wood-Mode Dealer Meeting to learn about the exciting new products that will soon be available! For a gal like me, I just love when our product lines expand. Wood-Mode is always trying to listen and be innovative to consumer needs, so designers can offer customers as many style options as possible to create the perfect kitchen or bathroom.
Brookhaven Inset Panels
I’m excited to announce that Brookhaven will have eight choices of inset panels for its line of Brookhaven cabinetry. Until now, there was only one inset panel choice.
Another great addition to the Wood-Mode family will be walnut. This type of wood provides strength, hardness and durability without excessive weight for high-end cabinetry and furniture pieces. Also, walnut has excellent woodworking qualities and takes finishes well.
High-gloss will be another new item available from Wood-Mode. High-gloss cabinetry is great for repelling dirty fingerprints and is easier to wipe clean. The look also simulates the look of metal or glass in a modern setting.
A fun new feature, never before offered, will be a floating shelf. This option has been a popular request from our clients and am thrilled to be able to provide it. The floating shelf will be a great fit for any modern style room and allows lights to easily be installed underneath.
Lastly, Wood-Mode will be adding more brown tones to its line of cabinetry. Brown tones provide an earthy and neutral color to a room and can help attract buyers when selling your home. One particular brown tone that I loved was Brulee. I am considering this color cabinetry for my kitchen remodel for its rich, warm finish.
As always, if you would like to learn more about Wood-Mode’s new products and styles, feel free to give us a call or visit our showroom.
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