We’ve chosen 5 fun laundry room design trends that will make even doing the laundry seem like more of an escape than a chore.
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One of our greatest joys as a company is when we have the opportunity to give back to our community. We believe that we are blessed to be a blessing, and we want to reach out and be a helping hand to those in need. This year we partnered with Need-A-Break for their Good Neighbor Day.
Need-A-Break Services is a nonprofit, faith-based foundation that is devoted to helping people succeed through meeting needs in our community and motivating others to serve their neighbors. You can learn more about them and how you can help at www.needabreak.org.
It was such a joy to reach out and help a family, doing exactly what we do best… construction! The family’s home was falling into disrepair, and our employees worked so hard to make sure that they were well taken care of. We even brought our families out to help (including a few of George’s grandkids)! We redid the siding on 2 sides of the home, painted and fixed the deck.
Serving is one of our core values here at renewal and something that we are so passionate about. We know that when we give back, we are so blessed by the experience. We encourage you to team up with a local charity in the community and start giving back! We know that you will gain even more than you give in the process!
We are very excited about our upcoming trip to Mexico with Homes of Hope! We will be partnering with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) to build a house for a family in need.
If you choose to donate, be sure to mention Renewal Remodels & Additions March 2020.
We can’t wait to use our gifts to help a family in need!
It’s no secret that being outside is good for body and soul. The air is fresh, the sky is clear… who are we kidding, this is the Pacific Northwest, the sky is most likely grey. But it’s invigorating nonetheless and scientists and doctors alike tell us the amazing benefits of spending time in the great outdoors. And the outdoors really is great around here! Nature is also an amazing source of peace and creative inspiration. Unfortunately, the reality is that our fast-paced lives usually keep us indoor more than we would like (and maybe more than is good for us).
Thankfully, it is possible to bring a little bit of the outdoors home, while adding color and classic décor to your house. I think the best way to do this is through houseplants! There are so many benefits to having houseplants. They clean the air, help prevent you from getting sick, are natural air fresheners and humidifiers, and can even improve mental health! This is all beside the point that they are a chic and dare I say, inexpensive, way to decorate your home.
Ok, I know half of you are thinking “but I don’t have a green thumb, I could never keep a plant alive…” I used to think this myself until I was gifted a Peace Lily and realized how easy most plants actually are to keep alive. Now, 11 years later, my house is full of lovely plants (including that same Peace Lily) that bring great health benefits to my family and so much joy to my creative, nature-loving heart!
Just go for it!
Most plants are so forgiving and tell you when they need water (drooping, soft or discolored leaves). And if you buy from your local nursery, they are sure to have some experts who can advise you on what ones like shade, which ones prefer sun and how much water they need. Don’t worry if you forget or have more questions, just search Pinterest (I credit the health of most of my plants to Pinterest).
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
Split Leaf Philodendron
The best way to pick out plants is to know ahead of time where you would like to put them in your home. Assess how much light is available there and then visit your local nursery to find your favorites! And above all, have fun! Plants are supposed to make you happy after all!
The annual NW Natural Street of Dreams was held in Hillsboro, Oregon this year and featured six new luxury homes created by five different designers. Members of Renewal’s Design and Sales teams go to this event every year to see these cutting edge designs and gain some inspiration.
During our Street of Dreams visit, the Private Reserve house by BC Custom Construction was one that really caught my eye. I loved the use of fun and bold wallpaper designs! The use of wallpaper is resurfacing and this home had a lot of fantastic ideas on how to incorporate wallpaper to generate an exciting and unique look in any room.
Wallpaper behind the bed added drama to the master bedroom.
Master Bedroom | BC Custom Construction
In lieu of a backsplash, the designers opted for this whimsical wallpaper design for the vanity.
Bathroom | BC Custom Construction
This kid’s room had a fun look with this dramatic wallpaper.
Children’s Room | BC Custom Construction
The Street of Dreams has a plethora of design styles that can help with anyone looking for inspiration on their next design project – that is why we LOVE attending!
How long has it been since you updated your home? Renewal can bring you up to speed with the hottest home trends. We have compiled a list of a few of 2018’s upcoming style trends for the home.
Pigmented cabinets equipped with brass hardware are also making a splash in 2018!
Modern Eclectic Home | Renewal Remodels & Additions
Bright, bold painted cabinets like this emerald green vanity are given a twist of elegance when brass knobs and pulls are added.
Bold Color | Domino
Likewise, this navy Butler’s Pantry addition not only provides extra counter space, it also adds eye-catching flare to an otherwise neutral room.
Butler’s Pantry | House Beautiful
Matte Black Fixtures
We’re going back to black with this next trend. Similar to the ‘little black dress’, the crisp, sleek finish of matte black fixtures offers a dramatic look in kitchens and bathrooms.
Kitchen | Coco Kelley
Not only are these fixtures more practical because they don’t reveal all the fingerprints and grime that lighter metals can, but it fits with traditional, modern, and every style in between.
For the past several years, minimalism has been the dominant trend, but the days of “less is more” may be nearing an end. Taking its place – Maximalism! Think vibrant hues and wild wallpaper instead of shades of white and grey. Maximalist design has no fear of eclectic combinations, mixing vibrant colors, competing styles, and layering patterns. Bright cabinets and differing tile patterns create a sense of “organized chaos” that allows one to play with prints and colors to showcase personality and different tastes in one space.
Butler Pantry | Eric Ross Interiors
While white space and breathing room is the code of the modern minimalist, maximalism calls for you to saturate your space with color and flare. Can’t choose between your favorite patterns? Choose them all! Mixing different scales can create a sense of coziness and harmony throughout the room.
Aegus Interior Designs | Houzz
We can help you update your home with the latest trends! Talk with one of our interior designers or call to schedule a free in-home consultation with our award-winning team.