Maximize Space in Your Custom Built Home

Building a custom home is a great experience. But sticking within your budget can be difficult. When figuring out how much your new home is going to cost, you usually have to think in terms of square footage. But there are ways to increase your square footage and still save. For example, building up by adding a second story on the house is less expensive than building out, because that’s less area that will need a foundation and roof coverage. I started this blog to help you find ways to get the space that you need in your custom home, without having to spend more than you can afford. Building my custom home was the best money I ever spent, and I’m happy to help you learn how to get the custom home you want.

Kitchen Cabinet Colors


When remodeling a kitchen, choosing colors for kitchen cabinets can be overwhelming. There are so many color options and design styles that settling on one can seem an impossible task. The easiest way to choose is to settle on a style and then choose an appropriate color within that style.

Classic Kitchens

Classic kitchens are a popular style because they won't look dated as kitchen trends change. Classic kitchens look nice with stained cabinets or cabinets painted in light colors like white or cream. In a classic kitchen with light-colored walls and floors, black or dark grey cabinets add a nice contrast without making the kitchen seem dark or closed in. To create a harmonious look in a classic kitchen, paint the walls and cabinets all one color. White, cream, or even light yellow walls and cabinets in exactly the same color will make the kitchen appear large and bright. The nice thing about using light, neutral colors in a kitchen remodel is that the kitchen can be refreshed easily. By switching up colors by adding drapes, dish towels, and a few brightly colored tabletop appliances, the kitchen can look new again without having to rip out floor or tiling.   

Retro Kitchens

Retro kitchens look dated, and that's the whole point! Luckily, they also stand the test of time because they'll remain firmly in the era they're designed to mimic as time marches on. In retro kitchens, bright-colored cabinets are perfect choices. Red is a nice choice, as is turquoise. For homeowners who want to make a particularly bold statement, fluorescent cabinets bring in the retro vibe in a major way.

Modern Kitchens

Modern kitchens are all about contrast. White cabinets against a bold, red wall look beautiful. Wood cabinets with a dark stain against an earth blue wall can be lightened up with a contrasting white countertop. Cream-colored walls recede to make cabinets in an earthy green pop. Modern kitchens can even use multiple paint colors on cabinets. Maybe the cabinets under the counter are painted black or dark grey while the wall cabinets are painted white or cream. The same technique can be used with two shades of one color. Consider painting the lower cabinets a blue that is a shade or two darker than the blue used on the higher cabinets. Homeowners could also paint the cabinets on one wall one color while all the other cabinets in the kitchen are painted another. The two colors can be pulled together with a mosaic backsplash or countertop that includes both colors.   

For more information, talk to a professional like Sierra Remodeling & Home Builders Inc.


11 October 2016