Forner – LaVoy http://fornerlavoy.com Your retreat, your sanctuary - solemn, serene, tranquil - a Forner - La Voy home...your home. Wed, 02 May 2018 19:59:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Why You Should Consider a Minimalist Bathroom Design /why-you-should-consider-a-minimalist-bathroom-design/ /why-you-should-consider-a-minimalist-bathroom-design/#respond Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:00:24 +0000 /?p=5774 If you are searching for a new design for your bathroom, consider a minimalist style bathroom design. It is quickly becoming a popular choice with home buyers because its clean lines and uncluttered appearance are ever so modern and easy to maintain. Minimalist style bathroom designs allows you to create a space that is restrained, yet expressive. […]

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If you are searching for a new design for your bathroom, consider a minimalist style bathroom design.

It is quickly becoming a popular choice with home buyers because its clean lines and uncluttered appearance are ever so modern and easy to maintain.

Minimalist style bathroom designs allows you to create a space that is restrained, yet expressive. It is relaxing and its sleek appearance makes it possible to create stunning accents. The fixtures are understated, and soft touches such as towels and rugs stand out against the defined background.

Another aspect of the design is the heavy featuring of natural elements. Steel, stone, ceramic, and wood become the stars of the show and are certain to attract attention, yet they blend together in perfect harmony. This creates a soothing, relaxing, and always inviting ambiance within the bathroom. Thus, if you are seeking to bring a little peace into your home, minimalist design is absolutely the right design for you and your family.

The designers at Forner – La Voy Builders, Inc. would be glad to help you with your minimalist bathroom design. We invite you to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you simplify your home’s decor.

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Glass kitchen backsplash designs can give your kitchen a sharp and fresh look that is simply beautiful.

More importantly, there are so many options to choose from that it is easy to create the perfect look and feel for your home and your personality.

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Glass backsplashes can be constructed from colored glass or clear glass. They can incorporate patterns reminiscent of your favorite artwork, or they can be solid colors that accent your cabinetry and flooring. For this reason, glass is a popular choice because it gives you plenty of freedom to select the backsplash of your dreams.

In fact, you can even use your glass backsplash to open the room up. By choosing a seascape, cityscape, or landscape, you can create the illusion that your kitchen stretches off into the distance. It’s such a fantastic visual effect that you may want to spend hour upon hour honing your culinary techniques while you admire the view.

We invite you to contact Forner – La Voy Builders, Inc. for more information about glass kitchen backsplash design. We’ll be happy to tell you ways you can incorporate the beauty of glass into your home this winter.

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How to Begin Designing a Minimalist Bedroom /how-to-begin-designing-a-minimalist-bedroom/ /how-to-begin-designing-a-minimalist-bedroom/#respond Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:00:24 +0000 /?p=5776 The bedroom should be a place of rest and relaxation. Too much decoration and it becomes cluttered and confused, which can make it difficult to get a restful night’s sleep. For that reason, designing a minimalist bedroom is something you should strongly consider. Start your design by laying the room out. Determine where you should place […]

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The bedroom should be a place of rest and relaxation. Too much decoration and it becomes cluttered and confused, which can make it difficult to get a restful night’s sleep.

For that reason, designing a minimalist bedroom is something you should strongly consider.

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Start your design by laying the room out. Determine where you should place furniture and determine exactly what furniture you want within the room. By taking a strategic placement approach, you’ll maximize the openness and functionality of the room.

Next, select the color palette you want to have. Soft whites, grays, tans and black can all provide fabulous background. Coupled with accents from furniture and artwork, and the result is a bedroom that is just as functional as it is comfortable.

Finally, place your lights carefully. You’ll want to layer your lights to bring out the accents and highlight various elements within the room. Further, you’ll want to make sure to select lighting that you can fully control so that you can set the perfect ambiance for rest, relaxation, and naturally, romance.

Designing a minimalist bedroom for your home? Contact Forner – La Voy Builders, Inc. with your questions and to run your ideas by our team of designers.

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How Should I Update My Family Room? /how-should-i-update-my-family-room/ /how-should-i-update-my-family-room/#respond Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:00:51 +0000 /?p=5764 Updating a family room can be a lot of fun. There are plenty of options and features you can add to make it the most comfortable room in your house. From recessed lighting to blazing fireplaces, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. The heart of the home should have a hearth where everyone […]

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Updating a family room can be a lot of fun. There are plenty of options and features you can add to make it the most comfortable room in your house. From recessed lighting to blazing fireplaces, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
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The heart of the home should have a hearth where everyone can gather. By placing a fireplace within the room, you will create a cozy environment that will always be warm and inviting. Coupled with cabinetry to conceal books, games, and toys, you can create a multi-purpose room that is clean and uncluttered.

It’s also a good idea to ensure the room has plenty of light. French doors, bay windows, and skylights open the room up and allow plenty of fresh air to circulate throughout the space. Coupled with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings, and your updated family room will quickly become the only room your family wants to spend time within.

The team at Forner – La Voy Builders, Inc. can help you with updating a family room that fits your family’s needs and lifestyle. We invite you to contact us to discover more about our craftsmen and the services we have to offer you.

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Embrace the Beauty of a White Kitchen /embrace-the-beauty-of-a-white-kitchen/ /embrace-the-beauty-of-a-white-kitchen/#respond Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:00:51 +0000 /?p=5762 “I’m dreaming of a white kitchen.” Alright, so it’s not quite Bing Crosby, but it’s an idea that’s just as appealing as we head into the holiday season. That’s because white kitchens are classic and timeless, and you’ll enjoy their beauty for as long as you live in your home. White kitchens are open and airy. […]

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“I’m dreaming of a white kitchen.” Alright, so it’s not quite Bing Crosby, but it’s an idea that’s just as appealing as we head into the holiday season. That’s because white kitchens are classic and timeless, and you’ll enjoy their beauty for as long as you live in your home.

White kitchens are open and airy. They are inviting and create a place that facilitates family fun. Light simply bounces off of white cabinetry, countertops, and flooring to create a space that is always cheerful. This has the added benefit of making the room feel larger, which makes white kitchen design ideal for smaller spaces and larger spaces alike.

Naturally, you will still want to create some contrast within the design. While white should be the dominant color, incorporating beige, walnut, cherry, or metallic accents can give the space depth and dimension. Combined, these accents create a classy and unforgettable appearance that you and your family will most certainly appreciate.

We invite you to contact Forner – La Voy Builders, Inc. for more information about creating a white kitchen design. We’ll be happy to help you choose the right shades and features to transform your kitchen into the classiest room in the house.

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How to Choose the Best Bathroom Countertop /how-to-choose-the-best-bathroom-countertop/ /how-to-choose-the-best-bathroom-countertop/#respond Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:03:06 +0000 /?p=5755 Choosing the best bathroom countertop for your home can be a rather arduous task. From selecting the material to picking the right color, there are plenty of options to sort through. That’s why it’s a good idea to hire a professional design team who can help you find the counter that fits perfectly within your room. The best […]

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Choosing the best bathroom countertop for your home can be a rather arduous task. From selecting the material to picking the right color, there are plenty of options to sort through. That’s why it’s a good idea to hire a professional design team who can help you find the counter that fits perfectly within your room.

The best choices for countertops are granite, tile, or quartz. These materials are the most durable and add the most beautiful accents within the room. Not only will they be able to resist moisture damage in the humid environment, but their scratch resistance and ease of care makes them easy to clean up. They’ll continue to look great as the years pass by.

In addition to durability, you will want to choose a countertop for it’s fit, as well. Selecting a countertop that provides contrast to wall/flooring colors is always popular, as is selecting a countertop that is large enough for your daily needs, but not so large that it becomes intrusive.

We invite you to contact Forner – La Voy Builders today for more information. It would be our pleasure to help you with choosing the best bathroom countertop for your home and design needs.

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Learn about the Most Famous Architects in History /learn-about-the-most-famous-architects-in-history/ /learn-about-the-most-famous-architects-in-history/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:35:47 +0000 /?p=5748 We see their work everyday, but unless you’re an architect or involved in the construction industry, there’s a good chance you don’t know who has designed your favorite buildings around the world. The following are a few of the most famous architects in history: Frank Gehry – From the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA to […]

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We see their work everyday, but unless you’re an architect or involved in the construction industry, there’s a good chance you don’t know who has designed your favorite buildings around the world. The following are a few of the most famous architects in history:

Frank Gehry – From the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, Gehry is one of the most innovative architects in the world. His building are anything but typical and their silvery facades continue to leave their marks on the landscape.

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Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao
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Philip Johnson – Johnson’s works include the magnificent Philip-Johnson House in Berlin and the Seagram Building in New York City. A true leader, he is also the founder of the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

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Seagram Building – New York City
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We’re a young firm, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t aspire to earning our place among the most famous architects in history. We’re well on our way, and we invite you to contact us at Forner – La Voy with your design needs. Our team will be honored to begin the task of bringing your space to life.

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Consider the Functionality of a Minimalist Home Office Design /consider-the-functionality-of-a-minimalist-home-office-design/ /consider-the-functionality-of-a-minimalist-home-office-design/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:30:25 +0000 /?p=5741   Minimalist home office design is something that busy professionals truly appreciate. With clean lines and uncluttered appearance, it is ideal for the person who likes to work without distractions. Start by clearing the desk and placing it where distractions will be minimized; facing a wall, or in front of a window are both popular choices […]

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Minimalist home office design is something that busy professionals truly appreciate. With clean lines and uncluttered appearance, it is ideal for the person who likes to work without distractions.

Start by clearing the desk and placing it where distractions will be minimized; facing a wall, or in front of a window are both popular choices in this regard. Next, create concealed storage spaces near the desk. Within these spaces you can place your files, books, and electronics to keep them organized and help reduce the clutter in your area.

Next, turn your attention to the decor. Insert shelves provide a beautiful place to showcase a few of your favorite collectibles. Added with a couple pieces of your favorite artwork hung carefully along the walls, this will create a backdrop that is inspiring and refreshing.

We invite you to contact us at Forner – La Voy Builders today for more information about the ways we can help create a space ideally suited for a minimalist home office design. We’ll be happy to show you some examples of projects we’ve completed and discuss your specific design goals.

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Embrace an Orange Dining Room Design /embrace-an-orange-dining-room-design/ /embrace-an-orange-dining-room-design/#respond Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:45:09 +0000 /?p=5735 Orange; its fiery brilliance is warm and cheerful. This makes it an ideal choice for using throughout your home’s decor — especially in common gathering areas like the dining room. The following are five ways you can incorporate orange into your dining room design: As an accent. Painting an accent wall either light or dark […]

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Orange; its fiery brilliance is warm and cheerful. This makes it an ideal choice for using throughout your home’s decor — especially in common gathering areas like the dining room.

The following are five ways you can incorporate orange into your dining room design:

  • As an accent. Painting an accent wall either light or dark orange brings color into the dining room without the risk of it becoming overwhelming.
  • A little burnt. Burnt orange walls with cream or white trim create a stunning visual effect that is sophisticated and classy.
  • As a bright line in the darkness. If you’re incorporating striped patterns into your wall designs, add an orange line or two that will stand out against darker colors such as grey, blue, and black.
  • Within the furniture. Orange chairs, tables, and carpeting provide a nice contrast and a cheery respite from dark colored cabinetry and light colored walls.
  • As a tropical touch. Orange is a beautiful foundation for tropical themed living rooms full of foliage and green accents.
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Our team would be happy to help you design the perfect dining room. We invite you to contact us at Forner – La Voy Builders, Inc. today with your ideas and we’ll be happy to bring them to life for you to enjoy.

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You’ll love the Elegant look of a Mediterranean Bedroom Design /youll-love-the-elegant-look-of-a-mediterranean-bedroom-design/ /youll-love-the-elegant-look-of-a-mediterranean-bedroom-design/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:00:49 +0000 /?p=5722 Homeowners located in the Kansas City area who want to change up a bedroom design.May consider selecting a Mediterranean bedroom design with styles influences from France, Spain, and Greece. There are certain characteristics that go with the Mediterranean style, that include wood, high ceilings, soft-toned colored furniture, and fabrics with a touch of romantic lighting. Choose type of ceiling. Use exposed […]

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Homeowners located in the Kansas City area who want to change up a bedroom design.May consider selecting a Mediterranean bedroom design with styles influences from France, Spain, and Greece.

There are certain characteristics that go with the Mediterranean style, that include wood, high ceilings, soft-toned colored furniture, and fabrics with a touch of romantic lighting.

Mediterranean bedroom design

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Choose type of ceiling. Use exposed beams on your ceiling with an antique chandelier to help deliver that elegant appearance of the Mediterranean design. If you go with a wooden ceiling, then you may select having a fireplace that runs up to the wooden beams.

Decide on colors. A canopy bed with warm colored chairs including olive green or brick red, with a minimal amount of window treatments. Use a valance on your windows of the same color as the chairs and ottoman. Vintage furniture will help create a Mediterranean mood accompanied by a wrought iron chandelier.

Lighting. Lamps can add a romantic feel of the room, as they are placed strategically near the bed and in corners. Too much light will take away from the Mediterranean mood.

Our team at Forner – La Voy and we’ll help you begin developing your next bedroom design.

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