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Brass is Back – But Not in Overkill

Brass interior design

Not since the height of the 70’s have we seen brass so strongly embraced in interior design. Along with its other warm metallic counterparts (copper and bronze), brass is enjoying a huge revival. Beaten, folded or polished – designers are celebrating its luxurious, yet industrial appeal, making everything from chandeliers, pendant lights, tables, dressers, chairs, bath and kitchen fixtures and decorative accessories out of this ancient metal.

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Modern vs. Contemporary – What’s the Difference? Design-Build Tips for Your Custom Home

So you’ve heard the words “Modern” and “Contemporary” used in terms of architecture and design.  When it comes to designing and building your home, which style do you prefer?  Did you know that there is a difference between the two?

When you define the words, they both seem to mean almost the same: 

  • “Modern: Of or relating to present times as opposed to the remote past.”
  • “Contemporary: Belonging to or occurring in the present, at the same time.”

But when we talk of architecture or interior design, believe it or not, there is a difference.  

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Create a Classic Kitchen Look with Venetian Plaster

kitchen with Venetian PlasterVenetian plaster in the kitchen is elegant. It’s that simple. And it is an elegance that can match with any decor or era.

The Basics of Venetian Plaster

Venetian plaster has been used since the mid-1500s. The plaster is applied to walls with a trowel, then burnished and sealed with a glaze.

This elegant and striking faux finish creates a three-dimensional look that brings to mind stonework, marble and rustic motifs. In a kitchen, it gives the room a softness and a glow.

Forget plain old paint, wallpaper or tiles. Add texture, dimension and Read More »

The Best Countertops for a Modern Style Kitchen

Squeezer On Granitic CountertopToday’s kitchen is a home’s focal point. The modern style of kitchen has caught on for new homes and remodeled kitchens alike because of its aesthetic appeal, open space and improved functionality.

The range of kitchen countertops available has grown incredibly because of new stylings and Read More »

Country Kitchen Design Inspiration for Your Next Renovation

Country kitchens have become a favorite with many homeowners. While they were traditionally designed for practicality over esthetics, these days you can enjoy both. That old style charm can integrate beautifully with the latest design trends in the modern home.

Country Kitchen

Let’s explore a few country kitchen designs and what they could do for your home.

Clear Cabinetry

19th century inspired apothecary cabinets with transparent panels can instantly Read More »

Ideas for a Chic Modern Kitchen

IMG_8636Modern kitchens have entered a new age. Originally, it was all about open plan kitchens. Then islands and stainless steel became all the rage. Now people want a unique modern kitchen that is chic and all theirs.

Brass Fixtures and Fittings

Brass is back. While stainless steel is the metal most often associated with a modern kitchen, brass mixes well Read More »

What’s Cooking With Kitchen Designs in Tampa?

nelson construction reno tampa kitchenWhen you live in Tampa, your kitchen is often a functional eating area by day and a combined serving and socializing area by night. There’s no question that it is a major focal point of daily life. Therefore remodeling your kitchen should give it the chance to perform all those functions yet still have that unique touch of ‘you’.

A Kitchen Centerpiece

A kitchen island with sink is an all-time favorite. It’s functional and it’s a centerpiece that people will gather around and talk about. It’s a place where people eat breakfast, enjoy coffee, make sandwiches, prepare snacks during the big game, set out drinks for parties, and Read More »

I’m Dreaming of a White… Kitchen

custom cabinetry all white kitchenWhen choosing a new color scheme for the kitchen, people often forget how cool, clean and sharp the color white can be.

An all-white kitchen? Absolutely! You might be amazed.

With the range of custom cabinetry available now, white can turn out to be stunning.

Clean and bright

White makes a room feel airy, bright and spacious. It can do the same in your kitchen.

Nelson Construction’s dedicated professionals can help you choose your new white cabinetry to be as simple and smooth as you like or to have patterns and dimensions to provide a sense of depth. With white, you have more choice than you might first think, becauseRead More »

FAQs When Creating an Awesome Outdoor Kitchen

home renovationsWhy is it that food seems to taste that much better when dining alfresco? Maybe it’s the fresh air that whets the appetite. Whatever the reason, one of the many advantages of the Florida lifestyle is being able to enjoy a beautifully designed, fully equipped outdoor kitchen, custom built to your every specification.

Home renovations of any kind require serious planning, and an outdoor kitchen is no exception. In essence, you’re creating a whole new room, basically adjacent or connected to your house, containing all the culinary amenities. Homeowners who want to go the outdoor kitchen route usually have plenty of questions about the process, so let’s look at a few of the FAQs.

Q:  Should the outdoor kitchen be the same style as our indoor kitchen?

A:  The choice is entirely yours. In some cases, outdoor kitchens are considered an extension of the indoor kitchen, so the materials and designs used are somewhat similar. Top-of-the-line grills, pizza ovens and even fireplaces can be built into outdoor kitchens, and some people prefer to keep these heat-generating features strictly outdoors. But having an opportunity toRead More »

Kitchen Design: Sleek and Modern or Traditional Style?

kitchen renovationPlanning for your kitchen renovations is getting underway and it’s time to make some important decisions. How do you choose between a really contemporary kitchen design and one that’s on the more traditional side? Both looks have a lot to offer, which doesn’t always make it easier to know which way to go.

For starters, consider the era and overall theme of your home. The original architecture and general style of a house can play a strong role in determining structural and design changes being made to its individual rooms. For a home built in the 1920s to 1950s, for example, a more traditional kitchen style may seem the most suitable, with architecture from the 1960s and beyond supporting a more modern take.

That said, however, there are no hard and fast rules; many homeowners have had fantastically futuristic kitchens very successfully incorporated into older, heritage style homes.

Sleek and Modern Kitchen Designs

Modern kitchen designs often lean towards a largely monochromatic, fuss-free approach to materials and décor. Lines areRead More »

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