The Home Office Trend Is To Customize Space

The Home Office Trend Is To Customize Space For The Entire Family There was a time when the ‘home office’ applied solely to corporate executives.  Traditionally defined by wood-paneled walls, large oak desks and leather-bound chairs; this space was dedicated to the head of the household as his “office away from the office.”  With the explosion of remote employees and work-from-home businesses, this once ‘exclusive’ room is now used by any family member. More than employment, it’s the family place to do everything from paying monthly bills to homework assignments.  Custom cabinetry is the best option to increase both safety and efficiency. Let me explain… Safe and Secure, or Open to All? The business office: How cabinets are placed for security is more important than ever. They may need to be high enough to stay of children’s reach, or come equipped with locks for sensitive documents and files. To maximize efficiency, office cabinets can be customized with built-in file dividers and holders…and have as many drawers as needed for whatever ‘tools’ the work requires. The family office: Where the home office is multi-functional; parents and kids may share the same space. Here’s where cabinets with open shelves, glass-paned doors and bins keep the kids items separate and away from what parents need in order to take care of business.   Questions To Ask When It’s Time To Re-Model “What’s the objective?” “Who needs it and how will they use it?”  “Why do it now?” Just as we convert laundry rooms to multi-purpose space; the same holds true for the home office.  From traditional to modern, professional to casual - check...

Thinking big in bath re-modeling

Just as we’re seeing in kitchen design, the clean, uncluttered Nordic style reigns in the bathroom as well. Ideal for opening space in small areas, this simple style works well to make even large bathrooms roomier. Cabinets play a pivotal role with various styles, pull-outs, and pre-organized drawers. These features, along with new advances in technology, blend to emphasize minimalistic design and geometric forms. At the same time, sinks and faucets create points of interest. Make no mistake, this doesn’t standardize or formulize how your bathroom will look.  Instead, it allows you to customize your bathroom while you make it more efficient. Cabinet design for your personality Shaker-style, floating, and furniture-like cabinets set the stage for how your bathroom speaks about you. Shaker cabinetry is a long- established style and is experiencing a major surge. It’s simplicity of design fits perfectly with clean, simple lines and supports any style hardware. Knob styles offers hundreds of choices but C and D-styles, recommended by interior designers trained in Universal Design, accommodate not only young and older residents, but those with conditions like arthritis. Another popular style is floating cabinets.  Suspended from walls and approximately 10 inches off the floor, they add a zen-like appearance. The space beneath can remain empty or accommodate decorative baskets used for additional storage.  At Cornerstone, we engineered a steel bracket to withstand the downward pressure exerted by the weight of the cabinets, countertops, and sinks. Finally, cabinets don’t have to look like ‘cabinets’ any more. Furniture-style designs create that individual personality that makes your bathroom uniquely you. We work closely with local businesses like Oakcraft Elegant...