In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Purchase A Multi-Purpose Liquor Cabinet And Shelf

If you like rugged, uncomplicated styles and rustic furnishings and decor are the predominant items in your dining room or kitchen, a custom cabinet and shelf that is designed to store and display wine, liquor, and stemware will fit right into the layout you have already chosen for the room. 

Decide What Will Be Displayed And Stored

A multi-purpose cabinet may feature a shelving unit that runs along the top of the feature and independent cabinetry that is attached below. This setup will provide you with room to line up all of your alcohol bottles so that you can keep tabs on your stash and replenish your favorite beverages when necessary.

If you have a bar set in the room, incorporate your new custom cabinet by having it installed on the wall that is behind the bar. The cabinets that are underneath the shelf can be used to store stemware, shot glasses, bottle openers, glass holders, and other items that you use when preparing cocktails and shots of alcohol.

Choose The Dimensions And The Wood Type

Choose a shelf length and cabinet size for the new addition. Even if you have very limited space, choose a shorter shelf style and cabinet size, and you will still wind up with a decent-looking addition that will keep items organized.

There are a lot of different types of wood to choose from and if you are uncertain about which kind will be complementary to the room's layout and contents, take a couple of pictures of your kitchen and use these as comparison tools when viewing lumber types that are for sale.

You don't need to settle on a shelf and cabinet style that contains sharp edges. Since you are going with the rustic approach, angled pieces of wood or ones that contain rounded edges will add some character to the liquor cabinet and shelf. 

Communicate With A Contractor

To ensure that the new shelf and cabinet duo will be designed the way that you envision it in your mind, write down some of the features that you would like the addition to include. Relay this information when communicating with a contractor. A contractor can provide you with a breakdown of the costs that you will be charged so that you can tweak your plans if the estimate is a little too steep to your liking.

Additional services, such as staining and varnishing the wood, installing custom knobs, or handles, and choosing decorative trim or engravings should also be addressed during your meeting with a company like Gerald L Scott Custom Cabinetry if you are interested in having any of these features added to the shelf or cabinetry.