When you are building or renovating your home, you always want to add unique architectural elements that can enhance your surroundings. With a plethora of choices, where do you begin? The'CaliforniaNatural" style inspired by the sustainable woods and live-edge details are inherent to the laid-back vibe that epitomizes Southern California. This blends well with all styles - Modern, Traditional, Urban, Fixer-Upper. Much like the Fixer Upper-style that Joanna Gaines made so famous, Old Fashioned Lumber blends the woods, metals and reclaimed materials in a way to showcase all with a dramatic effect in your design.
Where do you start when deciding upon finishes for your home? At the front door of course! The front DOOR is the best place to make your first impression - opt for an oversized entryway – a custom 10’ door with details that add more character and curb appeal. Imagine the expressions of your guests as they walk up the front path to your door to see something extraordinary. On the interior, a sliding door can add more space to a small room or become that dramatic effect that is needed for a room with few architectural elements.
An upgrade to make in your kitchen is in the choice of materials for your countertop and backsplash. The different options for tile have been trending showing a variety of choices. Have you considered a variation of tile by using wood blocks? The backsplash comprised of wood tiles or planks can add a different layer of relief to the wall drawing your eye with its directional lines. For the countertops, live edge wood slabs make a bold statement due to the undulating curves of the outer edge of the tree trunk. Consider doing a live edge detail combined with an accent color epoxy for your kitchen island. Or, if your kitchen has different areas, consider adding the live edge countertop in a featured area.
If you love the California Natural look, consider live edge as your entire kitchen countertop surface throughout. Combine that with the large window with a great southern California view, and you’ll never want to leave the kitchen.
Built-in furniture is another option to consider when upgrading your house. By adding floating shelving with a floating wall-hung buffet cabinet, you can visually expand the space of a dining room. In the living room, built-in shelving and entertainment units are appealing for those wanting a clean, modern linear feel. And bedrooms, especially those tucked away under the eaves of the house benefit from built-in dressers. All are a fantastic way to make use of your space.
All of the design details and upgrades mentioned are projects that our team has built for our clients in San Diego. Homeowners, architects, designers, and builders have walked through our doors with a question and walked out with answers. Taking client ideas have and expanding upon them is our specialty! Our lumber yard is filled with a large inventory of wood species and sizes that allows for a speedy two-week turnaround on pieces that we produce for your home. Email us with details of what you’re working on and let us see how we can help you!