Get the Look: Coastal Kitchen

Summer is beginning to turn to fall in the coming weeks and that means that families are returning from their beach vacations in droves. Gone will be the days of sun-kissed skin and relaxing morning mimosas on the veranda or energetic days building sand castles with kiddos. No, it’ll be back to the same old routine day after day. After a vacation like that everyone will be wanting to take a piece of the beach home with them! Bring yours into your home by transforming your cooking space into a coastal kitchen – then your entire family can relive every day as if they were by the sand! Coastal Kitchen: Beadboard Kitchen

Get the Look: Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Colors

The quintessential colors of a coastal kitchen – like any beach themed space – are white, beige and some variation of blue. Darker colors like Navy bring a more refined taste to a room while brighter, saturated colors like aqua are more fun and definitely add personality. Alternatively, a good compromise is to go with a pastel blue which allows for more light and brightness to enter the room but it also feels more delicate. Coastal Kitchen: Facebook & Twitter Image

Countertops

Cambria has a beautiful selection of quartz countertops that directly reflect the sands of different coasts found from around the world. However any sandy colored countertop will mimic the swirls of an expanse of wet and dry sand on the beach! Alternatively, wood textures work really well in a coastal kitchen. Opt for a butcher-block countertop to add some texture and a unique focal point to your kitchen.Shop Prefab Granite Countertops

Cabinets

Depending on the look and feel that you’re wanting to achieve there are several different cabinet styles that you can choose from to complete your coastal kitchen. Choosing a lightly stained, natural wood like hickory that shows it’s different colored banding creates a more earthy and natural feel. However, the trend in painted cabinets continues to show no signs of abating! Shaker cabinets prove to be a simple and classic addition. Wellborn cabinets has several distinct beadboard styles which are a little more detailed in Harbour, Bridgeport, New Haven, and Nantucket.Shop Now Kitchen Cabinets

Flooring

Flooring is by far the easiest decision you have to make when you have a coastal kitchen. Wood-look floors – it doesn’t matter if they’re real hardwood, laminate, LVT, or WPC – a textured, weathered wood-look floor brings in that old drift-wood feel that makes the space feel slightly less polished, but definitely more authentic! Coastal Kitchen: Flooring  

Backsplash

This can be a tricky portion to figure out in a kitchen design! There are so many different styles of backsplash that even if someone ordered the same cabinets, countertops and floors, their backsplashes would be completely different! Backsplash tile can dramatically change the mood and personality of your space! Opt for a shimmery blue tile for a more funky oceanic look while a patterned tile that depicts shells or sea life is more traditional!Shop Backsplash Tile Builders Surplus Cincinnati Newport Louisville  
Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation! Written By: Kat Flaherty

Silestone: Serene Spring Colors!

 
Silestone: Aquafraccaroli
Spring has sprung and Silestone has some new colors! We’re excited for the remodeling season that is fast approaching here at Builders Surplus and we wanted to pay homage to one of our favorite times of the year and one of our favorite products as well!

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Silestone Basics

Who?

Silestone is a quartz countertop brand by Consentino. They call themselves “The Original Quartz” and have been manufacturing quartz countertops for bathrooms, kitchens and commercial applications since 1990. Consentino also produces and distributes other natural stone and architectural products, exporting to over 80 different countries around the world.

What?

It’s Quartz. And quartz is one of the greatest products for countertops that anyone could ask for! It’s both all-natural and man-made. The combination of quartz and other raw materials make for a super strong and resilient product.

Why?

Silestone, being made of quarts means that the product is extremely strong and can stand up to a lot! The fact that it’s made up mostly of quartz means that it’s not porous like other stone surfaces. Translation: It’s not going to hold on to harmful bacteria, it won’t stain as easily, it doesn’t need sealing, polishing, or refinishing. Quartz will also resist discoloration from acids, mild chemical cleaners, sunlight & UV rays, and even heat or spills.

Spring Fling

White & Light Grey

These colors go with anything year-round, and the white contrasts nicely with the bright colors that are popping up all over! If placed in in areas that get plenty of sunlight they’ll reflect the light even more and brighten everything up even more!
Brightest Choices:

Silestone:White Zeus Extreme

White Zeus Extreme


Silestone: White Zeus Extreme

White Zeus Extreme Countertop


Silestone: White Platinum

White Platinum


Silestone: White Platinum

White Platinum Countertop


Silestone: White Diamond

White Diamond


Silestone: White Diamond

White Diamond Countertop

Pop Colors

Silestone has the ability to take the hardness of quartz and turn it just about any color that you can think of! These gorgeous colors mimic the beauty and bright colors that are associated with springtime! They’re also a fun and different way to express yourself and your personality through your kitchen! These countertop colors are definitely not for the more traditionally minded home owner!
Popular Choices:

Silestone: Rosso Monza

Rosso Monza


Silestone: Rosso Monza

Rosso Monza Countertop


Silestone: Orange Cool

Orange Cool


Silestone: Orange Cool

Orange Cool Countertop


Silestone: Stellar Sun

Stellar Sun


Silestone: Green Fun

Green Fun


Silestone: Green Fun

Green Fun Countertop


Silestone: Aqua Fraccaroli

Aqua Fraccaroli


Silestone: Aquafraccaroli

Aqua Fraccaroli Countertop


Silestone: Blue Enjoy

Blue Enjoy


Silestone: Magenta Energy

Magenta Energy


Silestone: Magenta Energy

Magenta Energy Walls


Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!
Written By: Kat Flaherty

Pantone Color of the Year 2016

A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

Pantone Color of the Year: 2016
 
Every year, Pantone, the color authority of the world, releases what they dub their ‘Color of the Year.’ This color (or in this case “these colors”) will affect every aspect of the design industries for the next several years! From fashion- to graphic- to interior design, everyone who is up to snuff on their design trends will be looking to these two specific Pantone colors for inspiration!
While you may think that Rose Quartz (Pantone 13-1520) is just another pink, and Serenity (Pantone 15-3919) like any other blue, that is where you would be very very wrong, my friend! Pantone boasts thousands of colors (some with or without more simple names) with their own special number. You would not be using Rose Quartz if you used any other shade of pink from the Pantone book nor would you necessarily be using Serenity if you used the color picker on your computer! Pantone colors are very specific and any Pantone color booklet will let you know all the numbers you need in RGB, CMYK, or whatever other method your industry uses to select colors to achieve your chosen color!

Rose Quartz
Pantone: Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a powdery, baby-girl pink. This color is perfect for Barbie and her dream home, although some may harken back to the pink tiled bathrooms from the 70s and 80s with horror and disgust, however, done correctly any pink room can be the perfect place to sit back and relax! Take advantage of quartz sinks and counter tops to really play into the name!

Bathroom Inspiration

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Kitchen Inspiration

 
 
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Serenity

Pantone: Serenity
This cool and tranquil, baby-boy blue is both feminine and masculine if played correctly! It can tie into a beach theme or classic french style bathroom!

Bathroom Inspiration

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Kitchen Inspiration

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Sometimes one color theme can be a little much for a room. Play around with color themes – or add colored accents. This blog features some fantastic Pantone accessories for any room in your home! The possibilities are endless!


 
Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!
Written By: Kat Flaherty