Install Skylights to Brighten and Open Up Your Home

Installing skylights into your home is a very bright idea! Not only do they look beautiful, but they bring in natural lighting helping, conserve energy and brighten up any room.

The two main types of skylights that CQC Home installs are Fixed and Operable skylights. These skylights can be placed in any area of your home and help make spaces appear larger.

Adding a skylight to your kitchen or bathroom can create a different effect than a regular old window. In the winter, regular windows only catch low-angled rays from the sun. In the summer, regular windows prevent you from getting as much sunlight as possible, resulting in a dimly lit room.

If you decide to install skylights in your kitchen, there is a possibility that your cabinets can be exposed to too much sun causing your cabinets to get sun bleached. To prevent that, get a gray or bronze-tinted glass.

Let us help make your home feel bigger and look brighter today!

Brass Hardware Making a Comeback Against Navy

A few years ago brass hardware was nearly impossible to obtain. Not so these days! Brass is making a radical comeback in kitchen and bathrooms far and wide!

Navy cabinetry, whether paired with floating cabinets or a furniture piece, looks regal matched with a white countertop and polished off with brass fixtures. Add an abstract vanity mirror to tie in your personality, leaving your bathroom a topic of discussion for days, maybe even weeks!

A decade ago mixing metals was considered unstylish, even tacky. The look has come full circle and its modern appeal has been restored. Just as mismatching cabinetry in the kitchen has.

If you are not sold because brass was so prominent in the 70s, limit your brass selections to pulls or knobs. Or perhaps just your faucet. Let’s figure out this hardware together and create a bathroom or kitchen to wow you and your friends and family!

Sliding Barn Doors for Added Charm, Functionality and Value

Craftsmen meets farmhouse design. Sliding barn doors are being displayed in homes more and more, both for their distinctive look as well as their functionality.

a-master-bathroom-thats-rustic-modern-and-warm-8272Based on a two year study, research showed that keywords like “barn door” highly affected the sale of a home — selling as many as fifty-seven days faster and at a higher price point. You get added character in your home and money back. What beats that?

Let’s explore the functionality of installing a barn door. When you have a bi-fold door that swings open inside your space, it reduces your available space. With barn doors installed, you instantly gain more available space since the door glides open, parallel with the wall. Instead of doing a “door waltz”, you now have the luxury of walking in a room and having instant gratification!

See how one of our recent clients added a contemporary yet rustic feel to their home by having us install a sliding barn door for his bathroom entryway.

Rain Glass Shower Door

“Rain, rain go away!” is definitely not what our clients are saying when it comes to their selection for shower glass. With the many beautiful qualities rain glass possesses, we are finding our skilled craftsmen installing them on a regular basis.

mater-bathroom-for-all-ages-8330Dreamy Quality

Rain glass looks exactly how it sounds, like a constant rainfall on your glass. The rivets have a textured feel that is ideal for complimenting modern spaces, adding a beautiful visual contrast to the smooth surfaces in your bathroom.

Concealment

Privacy is a must in the bathroom! Rain glass adds the decorative flair you desire while giving the perfect amount of concealment. From the outside looking in, it’s difficult to get a clear depiction of what’s on the other side of the glass. This is why people are cleverly using them all over their homes.

Whether you chose to use rain glass in your powder room, for your kitchen cabinets, adjacent to your front door or even in your stairwell — let CQC Home make it happen!

Freestanding Tubs: A Showcase in Style and Versatility

While some say freestanding bathtubs look like they come from a previous era, they certainly are making a comeback! Here are a few reasons why love for freestanding tubs seems to be overflowing, and are being installed in all styles of bathrooms and homes:

Space Saver • Taking up less room than showers, freestanding tubs help achieve a more open-feeling bathroom space.

freestanding-bathtub-4926Versatility • Freestanding tubs come in a wide variety of materials, finishes, shapes and sizes, and can help transform any space. Their placement is versatile, as well. You can place yours in the middle of the bathroom, next to a wall or anywhere you have space.

Added Value • Such a powerful piece will surely add value to your home, whether you are remodeling before placing your home on the market or plan on moving in the future.

Showcase Your Tile • Opt for a freestanding tub with legs to make your tile choice pop! The uninterrupted stretch of tile creates extra dimension and pizazz.

I hope this has ignited your creativity and helped you brainstorm your upcoming bathroom renovation or remodel! And don’t think your space is too minuscule to integrate one of these beauties, either. Call us today and see how any bathroom can be turned into your own personal resort.

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Black & White Bathroom Design Trends in Historic Homes

Historic homes are found throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina. Are you looking to restore your historic home’s master or guest bath to its full glory? Want to modernize your bathrooms while keeping a classic and timeless historic feel?

eubanks-home-2016-08-10-86-hdrA design in black and white will do just that! It makes a daring statement without being overwhelming — if done properly. Here are some pointers to balance your new, bold bathroom look.

Bathroom Walls

If you go in the direction of black walls, consider wainscoting and/or decorative molding. These features will soften the look of your audacious new walls. Brushed bronze hardware and a white vanity with legs will add sophistication and elegance.

Bathroom Tiles

Whether you decide to cast your main floor or shower tile in a black and white pattern, include a wall mounted mirror, freestanding (or pedestal) sink and traditional style fixtures to focus the eye and create depth.

Don’t be afraid to add framed art or other decorative objects as finishing touches in your new powder room. A pop of color is very fitting and will bring together your new versatile look. This trend is timeless, so don’t be concerned about it fizzing out. We’ve had multiple CQC Home customers go with this beautiful look. And they tell us they fall in love with their new bathroom over and over again each time they enter it!

Have you been considering a bold bathroom remodel? We’d love to hear about it, answer any questions you might have, and advise you throughout the process. Contact us today! No detail is too big or small for us to assist you with.