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Guesthouse, Pool House and Garage Apartments

March 25, 2015 l Topics:Blogs l By K&N Sales Staff

Garage apartments, pool houses and guest houses are typically small spaces that serve a function. Homeowners often overlook these spaces during renovation or purchase because they are not part of the main home. We have a few tips and tricks to turn your extra living space into a more prominent part of your home.


The Kitchen

Kitchens in these extra spaces are typically small. Bosch has a variety of smaller appliances that will fit in congested spaces. Their 18" Special Application Bar Handle Dishwasher is the quietest in its class with nine possible rack positions and InfoLight displays on the floor so you know when it’s running. The small width of this dishwasher makes it easy to put under you counter.

  Smaller refrigerators are also a necessity in any home no matter the size. The GE 11.6 cu. ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator is equipped with an ice maker, LED interior lighting, three adjustable spillproof glass fresh food shelves and three clear fixed door shelves which makes it perfect for storing food for guests in your extra space.


The Decor


If you are planning on renovating, we have our favorite trends for home interior in 2015:

  • Open Spaces: An open floor plan has long been popular, but it is perfect for your space. Removing the wall between the kitchen and living room will add an openness to your home.
  • Specialized Storage: Storage is not limited to extra space in your closets. There are great storage spaces that serve two functions. Our pick? Ottomans and benches that provide seating as well as open up to provide storage underneath are perfect for small spaces.
  • Coral Shades: These bright shades reflect optimism and add light to any space. While we suggest you refrain from painting every wall coral, an accent wall will be a nice touch to your home.

We have mentioned a few of our favorite small space trends and tips this month. Do you have any of your own that you wish to share?


Making Your Laundry Room A Splendid Space

March 19, 2015 l Topics:Blogs l By K&N Sales Staff

Laundry rooms get little, if any, attention. While having a gorgeous laundry space is nice, it is more important to focus on its functionality. K&N Sales has several appliance and organizational options to help you, and your laundry room, reach the next level.


Cabinets & Countertops


Most people love solid wood cabinets and beautiful countertops. Your laundry room is one space where both of these aspirations need to fit the needs of the room. Laundry rooms tend to be humid making wood a not-so-great option. We suggest high-pressure laminate cabinets because water will not affect them. They are also able to withstand cleaning making them a wonderful alternative to wood cabinetry.


Bleach and stain-releasing spray are laundry room staples. Chances are you will lay your clothes out on the countertop before putting them in your washer. Quartz countertops are bleach resistant and easy to clean. These countertops will hold up against your toughest laundry regiment.


The Right Appliances


The perfect washer and dryer combination is essential to any laundry space. We carry an array of appliance brands to fit your home (and your budget).


If you have a smaller laundry room, we suggest the Bosch 24” laundry units. You can stack them or put them under your counter side-by-side maximizing your space. Bosch’s compact appliance combination will get your clothes from dirty to dry in 30 minutes flat.


Maytag has top of the line options for front loading or top loading washer and dryers. Their high efficiency are ENERGY STAR® Certified thus ensuring you save money on your energy bill. Each appliance has medium to large capacities and quiet operation capabilities. Designed and engineered in the USA, these appliances are backed by a 10-year limited part warranty on the washer and dryer motor, basket, and drum.


Organization Options


Last week, we mentioned some great ways to spruce up your closet by using the Rev-A-Shelf. This unique pullout laundry hamper looks (and acts) like any other drawer but stores your dirty clothes out-of-sight making it perfect for any laundry room. Pop-up ironing boards and a cleaning caddy make it easy to store all of your detergents, bleach, and dryer sheets while remaining organized.


K&N Sales is here to partner with you for all of your design needs. We will facilitate the creation of a functional, beautiful space. Feel free to visit our Houzz for some inspiration.


Update Your Closet Space

March 12, 2015 l Topics:Blogs l By K&N Sales Staff

Closets, although unseen most of the time, are an important space in any home. They come in all sizes but needs in a closet are pretty universal. Your closet needs to be functional, able to hold storage and organized.


Determine Your Needs


We know space is a premium in most homes. You need to decide what is best for your space.  A few things to consider:

Budget: Closet remodeling does not have to break the bank. If you are on a tight budget a few well-place updates can completely transform your closet. One update few people consider are closet doors. They take up a significant amount of wall space and with the right update, stain, or paint will update the look of your home.

Closet Layout: Big or small, closet layout is a huge factor to consider. You should focus on your (and your family’s) needs. Do you need a space for laundry or a seating area? Will your closet include shoe shelves, mirrors, and space for storage? If so, you will need a layout to fit all of your needs/wants.

Style Personality: Every closet is a representation of your style. Decide your closet style can be tricky as there are so many choices. Are you masculine with a love for dark woods and rich colors? Do you prefer bright white and clean lines? Are you uninterested in style and more focused on functionality?


Our Picks


We are huge fans of LED lighting inside your closet. LED lighting is virtually invisible as lights are actually in the bottom of the shelf or recessed behind doors. This added light can transform the way your closet looks and it’s functionality.


Remember how we mentioned your closet needs earlier? Rev-A-Shelf has the perfect storage solution for your laundry. Their unique pull-out laundry hamper looks (and acts) like any other drawer but stores your dirty clothes out-of-sight.


How We Can Help

We have top-notch designers and carry several lines of cabinetry guaranteed to fit any home. Alongside homeowners, we have tackled every closet space ensuring that we will be able to surpass your expectations. You just tell us what you need and we will design your dream closet. If you’re unsure about what you want, we are here to help you figure it out! Contact K&N Sales to start your closet update!

Your Outdoor Living Space Guide

March 5, 2015 l Topics:Blogs l By K&N Sales Staff

Outdoor living spaces have been popular for a number of years. This year K&N Sales wants to help you create the perfect outdoor living space.