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BRIGHT SUMMER KITCHENS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give us a call today to start planning your new Bright Summer Kitchen!

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Everybody Loves Multifunctional Laundry Rooms!

2-13-2015  Ness 033Laundry rooms are being used for many more purposes than just laundry today.  Much different than past generations where basement and garage spaces were the norm.  Today the trends include desk space, appliance connections, benches, pet stations, crafting areas, laundry closets, drying racks, luxury sinks and faucets just to name a few.  This new emphasis on purpose and design is giving kitchen and bath professionals a great new opportunity to use their talent in a multipurpose way, and at the same time using the space very efficiently for their client.  Many homeowners are looking for a secondary laundry space.  Aging in place clients appreciate that feature as well especially when there is more than one generation living there.

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2016 KITCHEN AND BATH TRENDS

The kitchen has become the showplace of the American home as well as still  being the favorite gathering place; even if the owners are not into cooking. Changing trends for 2016 include multiple light sources such as can lights, pendants, under cabinet lights and ambient lighting. Fewer upper cabinets give easier access to young ones as well as the old. One level islands allow plenty of seating and preparation space. Islands including many shelves, pullouts, and charging stations are also popular along with microwave niches, and trash and recycling pullouts. Wood floors are still very popular along with their  counter part wood laminates, and porcelain tile planks. Pantries can serve many purposes and offer many different sizes such as separate rooms, closets, nooks and hidden spaces; all allowing the owner to maintain sleek, clean  lines that are a must for todays kitchens and baths.  New trends for 2016 can provide you with a beautiful organized and inviting living space.  Call us today to get started.    (507)3252509

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THE NEW WHITE

According to designer Jamie Gold, and Kitchen & Bath Design News; the classic look of white with it’s light and airy feel gives an unique ability to work with virtually any design style.  White has long been the color of choice for designers, builders, and homeowners alike.  Benjamin Moore even named their paint color called Simply White as its 2016 color of the year.  White rooms make it easy to simplify and cut out the clutter.

White also seems to be the favorite for kitchen cabinets.  Upscale stainless steel appliance products have also flooded the scene.  The iPhone may have helped these sleek looks in contemporary kitchens with smooth lines and lots of glass.

Off tone white cabinets with slight hints of gray and khaki are also popular.  Textures were also very big in 2015 and are very likely to carry out through 2016.  New dimensions of mixing textures have shifted the high gloss finish to a new matte look.  Mixing colors such as gray and white are merging out there as well.  Additional colors are showing up in backsplashes, wall paint and accent cabinets.

Hanson Construction and Specialty Cabinets actually specializes in all of these new trends.

We are your “one stop shop” for custom homes, cabinetry and remodels. (507)325-2509

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NEW DESIGNS AT CAMBRIA

Cambria USA has 2 new designs in their Oceanic collection.  Mysterious and compelling, each selection offers incredible depth, rolling waves and a linear flow.

Visit their website to view these beautiful designs and so many others.

Then call us at (507)325-2509 to see how we can bring the beauty and superior performance of Cambria quartz surfaces to your home or office.

 

 

 

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Knoxwood Porcelain Flooring/3d Printing Technology

Marazzi Tile has matched wood grain characteristics with the warmth and richness of natural wood in their new Knoxwood collection.  This glazed porcelain stoneware comes in 6″ by 24″ planks that are available in four different colors.

These modules are well suited for wet and dry areas making it a beautiful choice for walls, floors, backsplashes, showers and patio spaces that are not normally conducive to wood products.  The extensive pattern variation assures visual movement and the clean, modern feel that is so popular today.  Call us today to see how we can help you to incorporate the warmth and beauty of wood grain into your new project.

507-325-2509

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COZY SUMMER KITCHENS

Kitchens are the place where food and family come together.  Therefore; it is really the most important room in the house.   With so many design options today it is often difficult to choose.

Here are a few tips to brighten your kitchen and make it an even more inviting place for family and friends, and without spending a ton of money.

-add new flooring, tile or rugs with geometric design or complementary color

-add soft lighting which is a great option as mentioned in my May 14th post

-add colorful utensils, accessories and cutlery for interest and pop

– add new counter top and backsplash to compliment your existing kitchen

-add new shelving, or extra cabinets where possible, and think outside the box by using a new paint or stain color, material or wood species

-add new cabinet hardware, a fresh coat of paint or experiment with the wonderful new wallpaper patterns

-add close-up photos of loved ones, bright pictures of flowers, and a large leafy green plant

So no matter what your budget Hanson Construction & Specialty Cabinets can help you achieve a fresh look from shelving to extra storage, new or additional cabinetry, custom built-in cabinets or furniture, new counter tops, remodeling or entire new kitchen building and design.  We are proud to have served southern Minnesota and northern Iowa families for over 30 years, and thank each one for your patronage.

Call us today!  (507)325-2509

 

 

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WE ARE NOW OFFERING MADE TO ORDER CUSTOM FURNITURE

Have an idea for some new furniture to match your existing pieces or a whole entire new set?  Our experts can help.

This is a bed frame we recently made complete with drawers and storage cubbies. Quality and beauty that you can trust.

Serving southern Minnesota, northern Iowa and beyond.

Hanson Construction & Specialty Cabinets, LLC

 

Call us today  @  (507)325-2509

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Lighten Up Southern MN!

The latest lighting trends by fixture manufacturers offer options from every price point as well as have the capability to work remotely from a tablet or smart phone.  Just as important to consumers is the importance of energy efficiency.  The manufacturers have expanded their lines in LED and CFL options.

Decorative pendants remain the fixture of choice over islands and peninsulas.  People are choosing to make their islands larger for added work and seating space; as well as giving more room for appliance options and storage.  Pendants can provide style and task lighting for the many functions that islands can provide.  Decorative pendants are actually growing in size!   It is not uncommon for them to be up to 20 inches wide.  Homeowners are now choosing to use up to 3 over their island or peninsula space.

Other trends are the use of many different metals such as iron, copper, and bronze.  Wood is still very popular as well; homeowners are often mixing and matching these different colors and textures in the same space both making a statement and adding interest.

Nora lighting offers new trends in accent and task lighting.  First we have their white-band tape light for contemporary looks, and new side-lit tape light which shines to the side producing a warm glow and finally a CRI 90+ option for more natural color renditions.

Whatever lighting you choose for your kitchen here are a few lighting tips to consider.  Kitchen lighting design should include several things; ambient (soft)lighting, accent light (on objects), task (on work stations), and decorative piece lighting.  The combination of all of these things will provide a inviting and functional work space for you, your family,  and your friends to enjoy.

Call us today to see how we can help you design and build your new kitchen space.

507-325-2509

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SUMMER SAVINGS ON NEW KITCHENS!!!

We are offering discounts on flooring and countertops with the purchase of a new kitchen and our beautiful custom cabinetry.

Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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