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Four Creative Built-In Bookcase Design Ideas

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by

Every good book needs a place to rest when you’re not busy reading it. The following are four of the most creative built-in bookcase designs we’ve ever come across:

Coupled with benches and sunlight. Large windows framed with comfortable seating and books all around create an ideal place to sit and ponder as your mind sets to wander.

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Hidden in the room. Even Scooby Doo couldn’t resist a secret passageway, and when you replace the door with a bookshelf, you’ll create that very same opportunity in your home.

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Nooked into a corner. This is an ideal use of space when you have a limited amount of space to use between rooms. It fills the space up and helps create a seamless transition between walls.

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Walled in. Bookworms love having a wall of books to look upon and this is an aesthetically pleasing look that shows off all of your insightful and colorful books for the world to gaze upon and admire.

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Contact us at Design Build Team so that we can show you some of the built-in bookcase designs we’ve completed for clients. We’d be happy to tell you more about our residential architectural services in Kansas City.

Embrace these Practical Lighting Solutions for Your Home

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by

There are some truly remarkable lighting solutions for your home that you can use to brighten up your life. Whether you want pendants or chandeliers, the options are practically limitless. All you need is a bit of creativity and some careful planning to create a truly illuminating home to enjoy.

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Start by considering the space you want to light up. Your fixtures should be proportionate to the space and provide plenty of room between ceiling, furniture, and floor. As a general rule of thumb, you want there to be at least 7 feet of clearance separating the bottom of the fixture and the floor.

When it comes to placing lighting over kitchen counters, islands, and stairwells, it’s a good idea to have two to three feet of clearance between the countertop or the top of the banister. This helps keep the lights from shining directly in the eyes and it allows the light to disperse further throughout the area.

Our staff would be delighted to provide a few more lighting solutions for your home. We invite you to contact us at Design Build Team to discover the home lighting we recommend for our clients.

Be Bold When Choosing a Front Door Color

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by
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Choosing a front door color that highlights your home’s exterior can be a lot of fun because it is an opportunity to show off your personality so everyone who walks into your home knows exactly what they can expect inside.

When choosing a front door color, it’s best to select a color that contrasts the rest of the home’s color exterior (trim, siding, stone work). Consider using soft whites, browns, or greys; the bolder the color you choose, the more the door will stand out. Conversely, if your home’s colors are already bold, select a softer, more sedated color such as grey, black, or another neutral tone.

Whimsical colors such as neon, pink, cherry red, or lime set a fun tone that highlight your free-spirited nature. These non-traditional door colors look great on modern architecture and create a bold statement that won’t be missed.

Our team would be happy to help with choosing a front door color that is sure to have all the neighbor’s talking. We invite you to contact us at Design Build Team Inc. today and we’ll make some suggestions that would be perfect for your home’s exterior design.