White Kitchen in Warminster

Embracing Timeless Elegance: The White Kitchen Reimagined

Navigating the winding path of a major home renovation can lead to a plethora of questions. One hot topic in the kitchen realm? The color conundrum. White kitchens, while wildly popular, often create hesitation among homeowners. Fear not! White kitchens aren’t just a trend; they’re a timeless staple. Worried your white haven might lack character? Think again. The possibilities to enhance your all-white kitchen are as abundant as the spice aisle. Here are a handful of our favorite kitchens, proving that a white kitchen is the ultimate canvas for versatility.

Dress Up Your Kitchen With Seasonal Colors

Montgomery County White Kitchen with Pops of Color
White and Black Kitchen with pops of Yellow

This kitchen features a clean white and black design with custom cabinetry, providing an ideal canvas for adding touches of seasonal color. In this case, we chose splashes of yellow for the client. The original travertine floors seamlessly complement the new custom cabinetry and natural stone backsplash. Accent lighting plays a crucial role, and the uniformity of the glass elements contributes to enlarging the space and infusing it with a sense of brightness and warmth.

Transcend Trends with Transitional Design

Transitional Kitchen with White Cabitnetry

The white cabinetry in this family-friendly entertainment space adopts a more contemporary vibe, enhanced by non-mullioned glass on both cabinets and windows, streamlining the overall design. Classic elements, such as traditional hardware and elegant trim, introduce a touch of tradition, resulting in a transitional design for the kitchen.

Beverage bar in Transitional White Kitchen

Soft details like the light gray island and metal screening in the bar sink cabinets add subtle nuances that contribute to the overall stunning appeal of the space.

Use Color and Texture in a White Kitchen

White Kitchen with Red Accents

The coffered ceiling, wainscoting, and cabinet trims showcase classic Hampton-style custom woodwork.

Detail of Basket Weave Backsplash in a White Kitchen

The backsplash, featuring a dimensional basket weave, reinforces the timeless patterns of a family kitchen. Black and white surfaces play a grounding role for the white elements, and the whimsical touch of red accents coordinates seamlessly with the hardworking Wolf range knobs.

Complement White Cabinets With Wood Accents

Lower Gwynedd White Kitchen with Wood Accents

In this elegant family kitchen, a harmonious combination of soft white oak and brushed gold creates a beautiful aesthetic. The newly refinished oak floors, custom-stained to complement the cabinetry, make a stunning visual impact. The expanded French doors contribute to visually enlarging the existing space.

White Oak Shelving and Mantle

Mindfully placed white oak extends to features like shelves with a hidden recharging center and file cabinets, creating a sweet family workspace. The same oak used for these elements also replaces the family room fireplace mantel, ensuring a consistent accent color throughout the entire space.

Infuse Character With Rustic Charm

White Kitchen with Rustic Charm  

This charming in-law suite on a Bucks County farm estate exudes cozy warmth. Embracing the property’s origins, country touches like a honed black granite countertop, beadboard, and bubbled glass contribute to a rustic atmosphere. The use of mixed metals is defined by a traditional faucet, bronze hardware, and copper pots.

In the world of kitchen renovations, the possibilities are as diverse as personal tastes. Your white kitchen can be a canvas for unparalleled creativity and individuality. From subtle rustic accents to bold modern statements, the key is to embrace the unique aspects that reflect your style. Whether it’s a splash of color, textured surfaces, or distinctive hardware choices, these kitchen projects serve as a reminder that your white kitchen can truly stand out. Contact Creative Contracting to explore the possibilities for your renovation. 

Design Planning: The Foundation for a Flawless Design-Build Journey

Design Build Collage of Finished Projects

Every breathtaking remodel begins well before any flooring is laid or paint is applied. The design phase is a crucial part of every successful home renovation. For homeowners in Bucks and Montgomery counties, Creative Contracting is here as a full-service design-build firm to provide all of the ideas, insight and expertise from start to gorgeous finish.

The design phase is so important because it’s here when our experienced team can offer ingenious solutions to home issues that have confounded homeowners. Whether it’s an awkward floor plan or too little storage, our team prides itself on bringing helpful ideas that delight and exceed our clients’ expectations. Let’s explore more about what’s involved in the design phase of a remodel and some examples of how it helped to transform spaces for your neighbors in the Philadelphia suburbs. 

A Personalized Approach to Your Remodel Project 

Before the Creative Contracting team begins to work on your home, we’ll be there to walk you through the design phase. This begins with a consultation with one of our expert home remodeling specialists who will take the time to ask about your style preferences, what you’d like to change in your home and your target budget. 

During the design phase, we’ll take measurements, photos and detailed notes of your space to develop a design plan that will come to life with computer-generated imagery so you can “see” your remodel before it happens. Your input allows the designers to fine-tune the design until it’s exactly what you envisioned. Once your remodel design is finalized and the budget is set, we develop a project timeline with you so that all steps are transparent and approved. You can learn more about our full design-build process by visiting our Process page

A Kitchen Designed for Organization and Accessibility 

Doylestown Kitchen Plans

 

Our Doylestown client came to us wanting to open up their kitchen to allow it to feel more connected with the other rooms on the first floor. They longed for a brighter, elegant kitchen that was more open and inviting. As you can see from the existing floor plan, the kitchen was separated from the dining area by two walls, leaving a small opening in between. This configuration often restricts the flow and functionality of the kitchen, leaving the home chef isolated while preparing meals. An enclosed kitchen also limits the amount of natural light causing the space to feel dark and cramped.

Doylestown Kitchen Before Image Dark and Cramped

Since the kitchen had been cut off from the rest of the home, the dark wood cabinets made the space feel even more cramped. They also struggled to find places to store all of their small appliances, kitchen accessories and snacks. The result was countertop clutter that further added to the uninviting feel. 

 

Kitchen Open Concept Sketch

Providing the client with a sketch of the new kitchen allowed them to envision the space which was based on detailed requirements we uncovered during the design phase. They asked our team to design a space that felt luxurious and welcoming, with brighter colors, sophisticated cabinetry, and more space to store everything. To give them this grand, spacious feel, we proposed removing several walls and relocating the placement of many of the kitchen’s cabinets.  In addition, we suggested design options, such as white cabinetry with furniture trim finishes, a gorgeous stove hood and built-in appliances that give a fully custom, streamlined look.

 

Doylestown Kitchen Open Concept Finished
Once the renovations were completed, the once dated kitchen became an entertainment destination. The family can now comfortably accommodate large parties, meal prep with ease and store all their small kitchen appliances away.

Beverage Center in Open Concept Kitchen

To achieve their vision of clutter-free counters our team designed an elegant beverage center with hidden appliance storage. Now the kitchen feels like a part of a cohesive entertainment space and our clients are able to enjoy cooking in the kitchen while conversing with family in the dining room. And they’ll never miss a second of the big game on TV in the family room when they visit the kitchen for a drink refill. 

Reconfiguring a Bathroom Into a Stunning Space 

Bathroom Existing Floor Plans

At first glance, a tiny primary bath doesn’t appear to hold many design possibilities. That’s why our Ambler clients came to us to reimagine this space to make it something spectacular. The space included an awkward dressing area, which our design team realized held the key to transforming the space. 

By removing walls and closets, we were able to open up the space to instantly expand the look and feel of the room. We took the underused dressing area and reconstructed it into a beautiful and glamorous bathroom space with a gorgeous custom vanity, an enlarged shower and plenty of accessible storage. 

In the design phase, we saw an opportunity to reconfigure the doorways and suggested utilizing pocket doors to increase the usable square footage of the space. This allowed us to increase the size of the shower and make the space feel more expansive. The use of  3D renderings like this enabled our clients to completely immerse themselves in their bathroom remodel and experience their space before construction began.

Ambler Primary Bathroom Remodel

Working closely with the owners, we were able to fulfill the look and the functionality of the perfect en suite. They even have easy-to-access storage that can now house their large collection of accessories and shoes.

As you can see, working with the design-build team at Creative Contracting can help you solve some of your biggest home challenges. Ready to have the spaces you can’t wait to come home to, a home that’s inviting and made for making memories? Contact Creative Contracting today for any of your home renovations and we’ll help you design a stunning new space. 

From Beige to Bold: A Luxurious New Bathroom in Blue Bell, PA

Our Blue Bell clients came to us wanting to update their primary bathroom, which at the time featured a closed off shower stall and oversized tub. Since this was the family’s primary bath, we wanted to make sure it delivered plenty of opportunities to rest and relax while providing major functionality. It was important to the family that the needs of their twin daughters were kept in mind throughout the design process. To make this space special and unique, we brought in all of the bells and whistles with the latest in bathroom technology and high-end style, let’s take a look!

A Shower Built for Style

This Blue Bell home’s original shower felt more like a closet. It was confining, difficult to clean, and had limited shelf storage. The homeowners stopped using their primary shower because of all the limitations of the original design. By reconfiguring the bathroom space and shrinking down the footprint of the tub area, we were able to give the homeowners a more open feeling, spa-like shower. We swapped the old shower’s small square beige tile for large-format rich, dark gray and black marbled porcelain tiles. This instantly made the space feel much larger and more refined.

We continued that color motif on the smaller shower floor tiles, which replaced the previous space’s shower pan. To bring both fun and therapy to the area, lots of different shower heads were used, including an oversized main shower head as well as a handheld option and several built-in jets.

This is all brought together with high-tech convenience by a Moen digital shower controller which can be controlled through a mobile app featuring preset temperature control. Now the family never has to spend extra time trying to get the shower to that “just right temperature.” We’re sure that will make their mornings much more relaxing. A shower bench flows naturally into the tub area in a warm Storm Gray quartz. The shower space is completed with gorgeous glass panels that ensure the room always feels open and inviting.

Warm Woods Create a Natural

Bathroom Retreat

Wood isn’t the first material most people think of for a bathroom design. However, it can work wonders in warming up and softening the hard lines of tile and stone. In their bathroom remodel, our Blue Bell clients chose a gorgeous Pottery Barn Vanity, generously sized with a double sink that features a neutral marble top and polished nickel finishes. This vanity, with its many drawers and storage shelves is truly a centerpiece of the new bathroom, combining classic elements with modern lines and aesthetic touches.

The warm tones of the vanity were carried through to the matching mirrored bathroom cabinets. On the opposing wall, we added a rustic wooden beam shelf to pull the feeling of wood throughout the space. Here, the family can add decorative touches to personalize the room even further.

Transforming a Tub From

Oversized to Indulgent

Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to bathroom tubs. The wrong tub can take up too much room and limit the functionality of the rest of the space. That is what our Blue Bell clients experienced with their out-of-date jetted bathtub. To take back some of their square footage and put it to better use, we added a spa tub, which provides all of the soaking opportunities for relaxation while using only a portion of the bathroom’s floor space. This smaller footprint allowed us to give the family the best of both worlds, a roomy and relaxing shower and the space to sit and soak peacefully.

Creative Contracting Helps Build

Better Bathrooms

We were thrilled to give our Blue Bell clients their dream bathroom and we’re sure they’re looking forward to guests experiencing the space over the holidays and through the new year. We help bring your visions for relaxation and luxury to life, with a simple, straightforward process that prioritizes your family’s comfort. Ready to soak in the experience of a fully remodeled bathroom? We’re ready to get started.

Three Necessities for an Attic Renovation

Attic space in progress

Is your house bursting at the seams? Do you feel like no matter what you do there just isn’t enough room for everything? Feeling like you are living on top of each other, and you just can’t take it anymore? If the answer is yes, look up to the attic!

If you have an unfinished attic, you are one step closer to having a home that works with you, not against you. Attic spaces already have the basics – a floor, walls, and roof. With a little creativity, your attic can become that playroom, extra bedroom, home office, gym, or hobby room of your dreams!

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Choosing A Vanity for your Bathroom Remodel

There are lots of styles and considerations when choosing the vanity for your bathroom remodel. Cabinetry designs have really changed in the last 30 years. One of the biggest differences is in vanity height. A standard bathroom vanity was 30″ high in the 1980’s, now the standard vanity height is 36.” The reason for the change is all about comfort. It is much easier on the back to have a bathroom sink the same height as a typical kitchen sink. Leaning over causes stress on the lower back and having a surface at work- station height makes sense in most instances. Custom vanities can be made for ADA height requirements, or if you want something lower for children. Most families are fine with a step stool for young children – they grow fast!

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Luxury Bath Remodel

Scaled floor plan of original master bath.
Before Floor Plan

This is the original Master Bath floor plan of a two-story colonial home built in the 1960’s. Notice a tiny bathroom with a single sink and a cramped corner shower. Outside of the bathroom was an awkward dressing space with two closets. The closet doors hinged into each other and much of the space was not easily accessible.

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Kitchen Remodel Ideas

There are so many options to consider when planning a kitchen remodel, that it is often overwhelming to think about beginning the process. To avoid getting mired in all of the details, it is best to use the services of an experienced kitchen remodel designer. But before you take that step, there is some research that you can do to help make the process as seamless as possible.

Creative Contracting Kitchen
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How to Make a Home Workspace That Actually Works

Home Office Remodeling Creative Contracting

More of us are working from home than ever before. Thanks to the nasty virus COVID-19, our lives have been upended in a historically dramatic fashion. As we try to do what’s best for our society and loved ones, the phrase “Stay at Home” changes every aspect of our daily lives; from work and school to isolation and limited social interaction. Fortunately, many of us continue to be productive and to engage with family and friends through the technology of our time. 

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White is the New Orange

It’s Fall – and you’re not a huge fan of orange?!

We’ve seen a trending pattern in design to be more modern and neutral, but what happens as we are celebrating one of the great traditional American Holidays – Thanksgiving? Shouldn’t it be all about Orange Pumpkins, Indian Corn and Harvest Colored mums? As beautiful as these things are – if you are ready to change things up – there are lots of options.

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Design trends: Stone, Wood and Brick

Luxury Remodel Creative Contracting

Over the last few month we have seen an increasing number of clients who are looking for more rustic finishes and natural materials. Although colors still tend to remain in a soft neutral palette, there is a lot of interest in the texture found in stone, wood and brick. Fortunately, the possibilities of incorporating these materials are endless and manufacturers are helping by supplying some very good practical means of application.

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