If you’re stuck in yesterday’s décor, let Hudson Valley’s home pros help renew and refresh your home’s essential spaces.
Today’s kitchens and baths have claimed an elevated status when it comes to design and décor and an in-demand industry to match. Is it time to give yours the attention they need and deserve?
Kitchens have become anything but cookie-cutter with wide-ranging options reflecting homeowners’ tastes and preferences. “Kitchens are as unique as the people who buy them,” says Jim Cunningham, kitchen manager, of Builders First Source. “From cabinets to countertops, the completed kitchen is as good as the team that helps create your dream. Builders First Source is the nation’s largest supplier of building materials. We are the largest distributor of kitchen cabinets and countertops to professional builders in the Hudson Valley. We have an experienced professional team offering better products at better pricing and are committed to delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction in the industry.”
While rethinking your kitchen and bathroom spaces, keep your overall vision top of mind as you focus on the details. Herrington’s award-winning designers can assist with all aspects of kitchen and bathroom design and their window and door specialists will work with you and your architect to choose the windows, patio doors, or scenic doors that will bring natural light and comfort to your living spaces. Herrington’s specializes in cabinetry, and they fabricate countertops. At Herrington’s you’ll discover quality windows, patio doors, decking, tile, landscaping stone, and more. As Allison Neumann of Herrington’s reminds homeowners, “Whatever architectural style you desire, from farmhouse to modern, Herrington’s has the products and advice you seek to bring your vision to life. Start your home renovation or building project at a Herrington’s near you. Our people truly make the difference.”
Reducing remodeling stress
“The kitchen is the heart of a home — a gathering place where people enjoy food, conversation, and making memories.” says Kim Williams, VP of Retail Operations at Williams Lumber & Home Centers. “Thinking about updating or designing a new kitchen or bath? Work with one of our designers in Rhinebeck or Pleasant Valley and ‘Nail it Right the First Time!’ Remember to ask how you can receive a $1,000 Williams Card with the purchase of cabinetry.”
Focusing on function
Wayne Nussbickel, President of N&S Supply notes that spending more time at home, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes healthier and safer. As he explains, “Smart products available for your kitchen or bathroom include touchless faucets that turn on and off with the wave of a hand; self-cleaning toilets; spalet seats with cleansing features; steam showers that promote wellness and relaxation; water filtration systems — either point-of-use or whole house — that provide safe, clean water. Similarly, air purifiers and ventilation products can help dilute the presence of indoor air pollutants. Humidifiers add humidity and dehumidifiers remove humidity, playing an important role in maintaining proper indoor air quality. Whole house UV lights help sterilize contaminants like mold, germs, and viruses in the air and on surfaces. Improving your home’s livability with cleaner air, safer water, and contactless fixtures and faucets improves the resale value of your home and makes it a safer and healthier place to live. Ultimately, a safe and clean house creates a happy home!”
“In general, kitchens and baths are no longer viewed as strictly utilitarian,” says Stefan Steil, principal of Steilish Interiors & Décor. “They have evolved into actual living spaces — areas where you spend a good deal of time and you want to be comfortable and user friendly. They are also incorporating more advanced technology, such as refrigerators equipped with an interior camera that detects which items are running low while you’re grocery shopping or can suggest recipes after monitoring your refrigerator’s contents.” When it’s time to renovate, Steil advises making a list of what you like and dislike about the areas you are updating, which makes it easier to recommend specific improvements. “Resist rushing the design process and don’t underestimate the importance of lighting,” he notes. “Subtly integrating lighting can make the difference between a cold, stark environment or surroundings that feel warm and comfortable.”
Renovating efficiently, smartly
Most people view remodeling their kitchen or bath as a sure-fire way to increase their home’s value while increasing their pleasure in being “at home.” Tom McMahon, award-winning contractor and President of McMahon’s Contracting, agrees saying, “While it’s natural to want to make improvements to increase your home’s resale value, some kitchen and bath renovations will actually cost you money in the long run. Our design partner, Lillian Thiemann of Vivid Design Studio, supplies all our prospective clients with a free, one-hour, design consult, which is invaluable when planning and visioning your project.”
“We provide solutions for every room,” explains Jenn Scarola, Director of Kitchen & Bath Sales for Page Lumber, Millwork & Building Supplies. “Our first step in starting a renovation project is getting a clear understanding of your needs. For example, if you’re updating a kitchen, it’s helpful to know how you use the space. Is the kitchen a solitary space or a family zone? Do you primarily do more cooking or baking? The answers to questions like these help customize the space uniquely to you, whether it’s kitchens, bathrooms, offices, laundry rooms, or more. The more details you can provide, the more solutions our designers can conceive and the happier you will be with the results.” Scarola suggests using Pinterest for visually compiling ideas you like or the classic vision board of magazine clippings.”
Builders First Source
87 Wisner Ave
Middletown and other locations
Ed Herrington, Inc.
312 White Hill Ln, Hillsdale
1 Graham Ave, Hudson
6 Depot Sq, Chatham
11 Dutchess Ave, Millerton
Fishkill, Brewster, Kingston, Catskill showroom locations
Page Lumber, Millwork & Building Supplies
Steilish Interiors & Décor
Williams Lumber & Home Centers
6760 Rte 9
With locations in High Falls, Hopewell Junction, Hudson, Hyde Park, Red Hook, Pleasant Valley, Tannersville
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