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Bathroom Remodeling Tips

Better Homes and Gardens has great tips on remodeling your bathroom.  Dynamic Kitchens has a full gallery of bathroom remodels you need to explore but in the meantime check out these tips when deciding what is your best fit.

Is your home in need of a bathroom remodel? Give your bathroom design a boost with a little planning and our inspirational bathroom remodel ideas. Whether you’re looking for bathroom remodeling ideas or bathroom pictures to help you update your old one, start with these inspiring ideas for master bathrooms, guest bathrooms, and powder rooms.  For more planning go here:  Bathroom Ideas.

 

Fall Decorating Tips for your Home!

Fall is in the air and time to spruce up your home with a fun fall theme!  Here are some simple ideas on how you can make your home warm and cozy this fall season.

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  1.  Time to change out the front door wreath.  You can find some affordable wreaths from Pier 1

 

 

2.  Don’t forget to change out your mantel!  This creative find is from Better Homes and Gardens.

 

 

3.  Decorative pieces to add throughout your home.  Pottery Barn has some fun fall finds this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Linens Linens Linens!  Pottery Barn always aims to please!

 

Top Tips to Redesigning a Kitchen

When redesigning a kitchen, put function first, says interior designer Jacqui Hargrove. “There’s no ideal kitchen shape,” she says. “Whether it’s a galley or U- or L-shaped, plan for the sink, fridge and cooktop to form a triangle, with no more than 6 feet between each for ease of movement.”  Full article you can find HERE!

Think of these tips when designing your dream kitchen:

  1. Under the counter lighting

    Hood-for clear air and adds such a talking piece.

  2. Storage
  3. Create that triangle space with the sink, oven and refrigerator
  4. Start fresh with new appliances
  5. Surface space
  6. Safety
  7. Clear the air with a great hood
  8. Trash-hide it
  9. Flooring
  10. Power-relocate to make it easy!

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When to Buy Household Essentials

Elle Decor had a great blog this past month by Neesha Arter.  Enjoy…elledecor blog pix

They say timing is everything. Whether it’s love or the right job, we are all secretly waiting for the stars to align on a variety of things, including that perfect furniture sale.

If you’re in the market for a new desk for your home office, or searching for a tiny flat screen TV to put in your kid’s room, there is a rhyme and reason to getting the best deal. The secret as you may have guessed: timing. Here’s the best time to buy everything from your next mattress to new luggage.

  • Office Furniture:  January is the ideal time to purchase office furniture because it will be on clearance. Not only do new furniture models debut in February, this is also the time when retailers target their bargains to entrepreneurs launching new businesses at the turn of the year.

 

  • Linens and Bedding:  While some may think February is a good time to binge on candy sales from Valentine’s    Day (which it totally is), linens, towels and bedding are what you should be keeping an eye out for. With Presidents’ Day being February 19th, these items are always going to be on markdown at retailers like Bed, Bath and Beyond.

 

  • Mattresses:  Memorial Day mattress sales are really a thing, according to CNBC. The retailers get their new models in, so the previous year’s mattresses are super cheap. Check out Casper, Overstock.com or Sleepy’s for popular styles.

To read more on when to buy other household essentials CLICK HERE!

 

 

Soothing Bathrooms!

Better Homes and Garden had a great article on bathroom trends for 2017!  Check this out and go HERE for complete article!

The right color palette has the ability to inspire tranquility. Transform your bathroom into a spa-worthy sanctuary with our favorite calming color schemes.  Here are a few of what BHG offered for 2017!  Go to link above for full list of colors.

Pewter + Ivorysoothing bathroom

In a colorful, busy world, coming home to a calm, neutral space feels like a breath of fresh air. Soft pewter walls mingle effortlessly with a classic double vanity in ivory. The gray hue continues in the curtains and marble countertops and shines against the room’s creamy trim.

 

 

 

beige and chocolateBeige + Chocolate + Creamy White

Brown tones bathe this traditional bathroom in warm and inviting character. Deep chocolate covers a wood-clad built-in bathtub, which blends seamlessly with lighter khaki-color walls. Creamy white emphasizes the architectural detail of surrounding windows.

Serving up Change

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Serving up Change is the title of this article that was featured in The Wilmington Magazine.  Dynamic Kitchens and Interiors was one of three designs that offer inspiration and insight for your kitchen and bath project.   Caroline Gobble was the writer and it is posted in Home & Garden, Wilmington Magazine Jan-Feb 2017.

Here is our portion of the article and we could not be more proud!

“Out with the old, in with the new” is a common sentiment these days, as a new year has just begun. It is a time of new beginnings, new goals, and new projects. These local designers know how to help clients realize their dreams, by offering kitchen and bath design services that create beautiful rooms in the home. 

Dynamic Kitchens & Interiors
1815 Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington

910-763-9870

www.dynamickitchens.com

Photo by LESLIE KOEHN

Alice Everett Evans is the President of and a designer at Dynamic Kitchens & Interiors. With over 30 years of design experience, Evans worked on remodeling a kitchen and transformed it into a light, clean space perfect for a home in a coastal city. Evans explains, “The unusual part of the renovation is that the base cabinets were painted and received new doors and drawer heads. The upper wall cabinets are all new. Therefore, the floor plan had to remain the same as the existing plan.”

The addition of the upper wall cabinets that reach all the way to the nine-foot ceilings, along with a frieze board and cove crown moulding, allow for much more storage space in the kitchen. Evans says, “the before kitchen had dark cherry base cabinets and white wall cabinets, so the kitchen was dark and had a choppy appearance. By having the cabinets go to the ceiling and all painted a soft white, the kitchen appears much larger.”

The tile back splash is the first item in the kitchen that draws your attention, followed by the wall cabinets. As Evans explains, “We moved the microwave from above the stove, over to a deep wall cabinet next to the refrigerator, to give more area for the tile back splash to be a wonderful focal point.” 

Dynamic Kitchens and Interiors designed the kitchen and the tile lay out. The marble tile backsplash is pearl white with sand dollar in an argyle pattern. The tile for the backsplash was supplied by Southeastern Tile Connection, and Versatile of Wilmington installed the tile. 

The light gray counter tops are Cosmos Quartz Lilt Silt by Southeastern Marble and Granite. The counter tops also provide a splash of color and help make the tile pattern really stand out.  

The project took about a month to complete, and it transformed a darker kitchen into a beautiful, white, sleek, room. Dynamic Kitchens & Interiors strives to “inspire with results! If we can encourage our clients to find creative solutions for their home, then we have succeeded.”

The company offers a myriad of services including remodeling rooms, constructing new rooms, and consulting prior to projects.

12 Christmas Decorating Ideas Designers Swear By

House Beautiful just came out with an awesome article about Christmas Decorating Ideas.  We want to call it the 12 days of Christmas Decorating Ideas Designers Swear by.  Here are the 12 ideas and more can be found HERE.

Pros reveal how they get into the holiday spirit — without going over the top.

When it comes to Christmas decorations, it’s easy to be a little overzealous. But if anyone knows how to keep things classy during the holiday season, it’s the 12 designers we chatted with here.

“Let your décor dictate your holiday palette,” designer Tobi Fairley reminds us. “No matter how gorgeous your holiday items are, if they are competing with your room instead of complementing it, the effekeep-it-simple-pixct will be lost.”

Read on for more expert advice on how to keep your home festive and elegant at the same time.

  1. Keep it simple

“I keep decorating for the holidays simple. I fill the house with potted paperwhites and potted white amaryllis. I scatter votives all around. I also put wreaths on the doors made out of evergreen and bay leaves, and drape the banisters and mantles with swags of the same.”- Mark D. Sikes

 

  1. Focus on the table

Decorate the dining room table. Rather than the traditional red and green, try something new like a fabric in malachite and hot pink peonies. Layer in black and white for a graphic pop. The plates [here] are antique French.”- Grant Gibson

 

  1. Go Natural

“Use fresh evergreen boughs, garlands, and wreaths combined with in-season citrus like lemons, tangerines, and oranges. It will give your home a beautiful natural look, and it smells heavenly!”- Tobi Fairley

 

  1. Create a Living Runner

“There’s nothing prettier than pairing fresh greens — whether boxwood create-a-living-runneror pine — with mercury candle votives and white lights.  Try interspersing the trio across your mantle or as a runner come to life along your dining room table: it’s a holiday look you’ll never get tired of!”- Susanna Salk

 

  1. Stage a Holiday Shelfie

Use your bookshelves as an opportunity to inject a bit of holiday flair. Mix in bowls of ornaments, tabletop trees and other holiday accents into your bookshelves for the ultimate holiday “shelfie,” as shown here in my Instagram.”- Nicole Gibbons

 

  1. Go for the Gold

“For holiday decorating, I love incorporating natural elements, lights (candles or simple Christmas lights) and a little gold (be it in the ribbons, ornaments or objects). Magnolia leaves are always a favorite of mine, especially in wreaths strewn with beautiful gold ribbon. These make for an elegant statement on any door and you can add some great glass pieces or ornaments to really make it gleam.”- Sara Story Design

 

7. Think in Threesthink-in-threes

“Christmas means three things to me: paperwhites, citrus, and magnolia. I go to the flower market (or the backyard) and cut magnolia and place it on mantles. I intersperse lemons or clementines (sometimes studded with cloves), and paperwhites — either the individual bulb — or just mossy pots of 6 bulbs. The smell of the combination is wonderful.”- Miles Redd

 

  1. Be Quirky

With Christmas decorating you have to give it a little quirk … a little personality. One thing I do which always stirs conversation is hanging ornaments from my chandeliers. It’s easy to do and adds some great color to the room.”- Summer Thornton

 

  1. Use Scent as a Decor

“As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I keep a kettle on the stove with water, a sliced orange and cloves. I turn it on low heat whenever I’m home so my entire apartment smells like Christmas to me!”- Lindsey Harper

 

  1. Make it Magicalmake-it-magical

“Years ago in Taos I picked up a big vintage brass and leather sleigh bell horse harness that I hang on my front door wrapped in evergreens and lights. I do the same on staircase, wrapping evergreens and leather straps in those tiny strings of lights that you never have to plug in. The light’s so much more magical when it floats.”- Windsor Smith

 

  1. Integrate Fresh Flowers

“I love to integrate fresh flowers with more traditional Christmas decorations. Peonies suddenly come back around this time of year and deep red or white peonies mixed in with evergreen and sparkly ornaments just looks beautiful!”- Alexandra Kaehler

 

  1. Make it Last

“We always save leftover fabric scraps and love to have custom wreaths made out of them. There are many amazing vendors on Etsy that will make them for you and they last year after year.”- Suysel & Anne, Tilton Fenwick Designers

15 Design-Friendly Places to Hide the Cat Litter Box

Houzz featured Dynamic Kitchens and Interiors in one of their latest articles.  We designed a laundry room with the notion of hiding the cat litter box in the cabinets.  It was designed to blend into the room yet convenient for the cat.  Check out the article from Houzz where we were featured.  Complete article can be found at CAT BOX.   Here is a snippet from the article of what was said about us.  We were number 5.  Julie Sneer is the contributing writer.

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5. The door in this Wilmington, North Carolina, home was custom-made for the cat. There’s an entry hole in front, and the cabinet pulls open for cleaning the box. A back door nearby helps with ventilation, designer Alice Evans of Dynamic Kitchen and Interiors says.

 

 

 

Fall Decorating Ideas

Top Kitchen Designs

As our homes are getting older and whether you decide to start fresh with new construction or remodel your existing kitchen it is so hard to determine what is the best design for you.  HGTV has some great kitchen designs that you can decide what fits your space and your personality.  Alice at Dynamic Kitchens and Interiors is ready to help make your new or remodeled kitchen into reality.  Check out these great designs and for more go to HGTV now to read on.  Now these are just a few and two of the kitchens are from Dynamic Kitchens and Interiors.

Gray is the New White

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Wondering what color to paint your cabinets? The kitchen industry’s leading manufacturers say that while white cabinets continue to be tops, gray is the shade they’re betting on to break white’s top spot. This kitchen by Wellborn pairs soft gray cabinets with richly stained wood showcasing yet another kitchen trend — combining cabinet colors is a trendy look that’s holding strong. Image courtesy of Wellborn Cabinets

Classic Black and White Palette

The look may change asgraff-kitchen-1 styles evolve, but the appeal of a black-and-white kitchen never dies. It’s all about high contrast — this design is from one of Dynamic Kitchens and Interiors.  You can find more pictures on this kitchen in the gallery.

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Bold color isn’t the only way to create excitement. Kitchen designer Vasi Ypsilantis used these oversized light fixtures with black fabric shades from Tech Lighting to add some wow: “They’re about 2 feet in diameter and are slightly larger than you would expect for the space,” she says. “But they give a great sense of depth perception and create drama in a room with a typical low ceiling.” The luxurious cabinets are Poggenpohl’s Marsh Oak Veneer with a rich near-black stain. Image courtesy of Poggenpohl

Mix Countertop Materials

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If you’re in the market for a fashion-forward countertop, granite, quartz and laminate are no longer your only choices. Wood countertops are coming on strong. This is another picture from Dynamic Kitchens and Interiors.  Alice mixed wood countertops with granite.  For more pictures on this kitchen you can go to the gallery.

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