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Spice Up Your Dining Room with Orange

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Orange. Its fiery flair is just what the architect ordered to bring your dining room to life. Here are some orange dining room design ideas that your dinner guests are sure to be impressed with.

  1. Use orange as an accent. Bright orange is ideally suited for use as along an accent wall, and it looks absolutely stunning when used in conjunction with creamy white ceilings and metallic fixtures.
  2. Use orange throughout. Darker oranges such as pumpkin or burnt orange provide a subdued background that looks fabulous when matched with white crown moulding and chair rails.
  3. Incorporate orange as part of a pattern. Adding orange to patterns that include grey, blue, and even black gives the design a colorful and playful nature that makes the whole design stand up and come to life.

The best reason to incorporate a touch of orange is that it can be easily used with a wide variety of designs. From traditional to modern, a touch of orange creates a truly remarkable ambiance.

orange dining room design ideas

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The Design Build Team, Inc. would be happy to help you design the dining room of your dreams. To learn more about the services we have to offer, contact us by calling 913-722-1443.

Choose the Perfect Bay Window Design

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

Bay windows are a fantastic addition to any room. From the outside they add geometric interest and from the inside they provide lots of light, seating, air circulation and storage options. They also create a cozy atmosphere, perfect for relaxing or entertaining.

There are lots of bay window design choices to make. Below are two contrasting styles we at Design Build Team love, as well as some specific aspects of each.

Traditional – A traditional bay window is inviting, comfortable and pretty. The windows can be detailed if they match the rest of the home. The cushions should be comfortable, made of pretty fabric with lots of matching pillows. Usually these windows have hidden bench storage and are framed by long curtains and valances.

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Source: Home Design Lover

Modern – While not as classically beautiful as traditionally designed bay windows (no floral patterns here!), a modern design can be just as inviting and comfortable. Windows should be as large and open feeling as possible and the cushions should be comfortable, but made of solid colored fabrics. Built-in shelves are a fantastic and useful option for modern design. Also, instead of curtains, look for simple blinds made of natural materials.

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Source: Home Design Lover

For more design tips and suggestions, contact the professionals at Design Build Team.

Choose the Perfect Wine Rack for Your Home

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by

Choosing a wine rack may seem simple enough, but there are a number of factors to consider as you weigh different options. You want to make an informed decision so you get a wine rack that you can use for many years to come.

  • Location. Install a wine rack in the coolest part of the home. Unless you plan to drink a bottle of wine within a couple months, you should store it away from sunlight and vibration in a wine fridge or cellar with temperature and humidity controls.

  • Capacity. You must calculate how much wine you drink and think about which types of wine you prefer. Certain types of wine do not fit in standard wine rack openings such as champagne and magnum bottles.

  • Construction and materials. Most wine racks are made of wood or metal. Make sure that the rack is situated on level ground. If it is tall, it should be bolted to the wall.

choosing a wine rack

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Design Build Team, Inc. is an experienced architecture and building team that focuses on thoughtful layouts and sustainable features. View our extensive gallery online, and when you’re ready to get started on your next project, give us a call at 913-722-4587.