office makeover - after photos!

The office here at Interiors by J.Curry isn’t fully completed yet, but we wanted to start revealing the after photos! Things are looking pretty stylish around here!

Office front! This was shot on a rainy day.

Office front! This was shot on a rainy day.

Welcome!

Welcome!

Photo gallery. Paint is  Oceanside by Sherwin-Williams

Photo gallery. Paint is Oceanside by Sherwin-Williams

Six-light Sputnik light fixture  in Oil Rubbed Bronze from Bright Ideas, Rochester MN.

Six-light Sputnik light fixture in Oil Rubbed Bronze from Bright Ideas, Rochester MN.

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Four-light Semi-flush mount light fixture  in Olde Bronze from Bright Ideas, Rochester MN.

Four-light Semi-flush mount light fixture in Olde Bronze from Bright Ideas, Rochester MN.

LVT flooring is from  Tile Superstore and More , Rochester MN.

LVT flooring is from Tile Superstore and More, Rochester MN.

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Leave us a comment and let us know what you think. Our next step is the cabinet display for the front of the office. Cabinets were just ordered and we can’t wait to see them when they arrive! :)

office makeover - in process

Time to share some of the in-process photos of the office makeover here at Interiors by J.Curry! It is really starting to come together and we are excited! It’s amazing how much impact small cosmetic changes can have on a space.

All cleaned out :)

All cleaned out :)

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New trim and ready for painting!

New trim and ready for painting!

LVP flooring arrived and ready to be installed.

LVP flooring arrived and ready to be installed.

Looking great!

Looking great!

We wanted to divide the space a bit so we had this half wall built to separate the entry space while keeping an open feel.

We wanted to divide the space a bit so we had this half wall built to separate the entry space while keeping an open feel.

Stay tuned for the next post - after photos! Have a great week!

office makeover - before pics!

Interiors by J.Curry has been in its latest location for one year now! We thought it would be fun to post the transformation that has been taking place these last few months. Take a look at these before photos:

Previously part of the dental office next door. Because the two offices are joined, the doorway to the lower level needed to be blocked and the railings removed. A new front door was a must. Definitely needed some TLC. Time to turn it into Interiors by JCurry!

Previously part of the dental office next door. Because the two offices are joined, the doorway to the lower level needed to be blocked and the railings removed. A new front door was a must. Definitely needed some TLC. Time to turn it into Interiors by JCurry!

Lots of work to be done! It definitely needed something to divide the space a bit.

Lots of work to be done! It definitely needed something to divide the space a bit.

Mostly a blank canvas.

Mostly a blank canvas.

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The bathroom. A beast of its own.

The bathroom. A beast of its own.

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Stay tuned for the next posts where we will have some photos during the transformation. We will keep you updated with how things are going! We are very happy with how it’s looking already and can’t wait to share it with you all. :)

get the organization you need out of your remodel.

Ahh, the kitchen. It’s an area of the home that gets used the most. A reason why many of my clients want to remodel their kitchen is so they can be more organized. Life just feels easier when you’re organized, am I right? Reconfiguring or expanding your kitchen layout can help create more space and harmony in your favorite area of the house.

One way to instantly add more space is to use frameless cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling. Having some extra drawers or cubbies in the island is a smart way to store extra utensils or linens.

Hide small appliances with tilt-up doors, pocket doors which slide in, or tambour doors that roll-up. Utilize narrow spaces to accommodate a spice pullout attached to door in a base or upper cabinet.

Dividers for dishes, bakeware, flatware, and other utensils is an instant way to combat a tangled mess or awkwardly stacked pans.

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A place for everything and everything in its place!

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Maximize base cabinet storage with a corner drawer with dividers.

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Under sink slide-outs make finding cleaning supplies simple because they are easier to see.

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Adding organizers to the inside of doors instantly adds shelving space and is great for frequently used items.

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Floating shelves can add extra organization space or be used to display some favorite pieces.

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We hope these tips gets your creativity flowing while planning your remodel! Remember, an organized life is an easier one. ;)

6 Things to Know About Custom Hoods

Building a new home or planning a kitchen remodel and hoping to upgrade your range hood for a more modern look? Check out my comprehensive list of suggestions below on how to choose the right hood design and style for your home!

  1. Space: What amount of space do you have? Make sure if you are planning a wooden hood housing, you have room to make the hood covering wider than the range or cook top underneath. This allows for the venting insert to line up with the stove or cook top which allows for proper amount of capture, but still have extra width to finish and create the decorative piece of the wood unit, which is usually wider than the upper part of the unit.

  2. Ceiling height: How tall are your ceilings? And how will that affect your overall design and look of the hood? For example, with an 8-foot ceiling you may opt for a more simple squared design, cove, or angled shape with or without crown. Nine foot ceilings may allow for a larger mantel-styled hood or wooden housing, which has cabinet or storage legs that come down to the counter to finish it off.

  3. Type of range or cook top: The kind of range you choose will affect the kind of hood required. So make sure to get the range selected first, and maybe not order until you confirm the two work together as needed. Are you selecting a large commercial range with a higher amount of BTU’s ? This may require a higher CFM (cubic feet per minute) hood ventilation system in order to move air more quickly and remove fumes or grease and odors. Some even require a make-up air system required by local building codes, which will need to be designed on the HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioner) end, along with the contractor and designer.

  4. Keep options open: Just because you go stainless or metal does not mean you need to go boring! Vent-A-Hood has some very unique design capabilities where you can alter the color, finish, type of metal, and size! Another great one is Francois & Co. .

  5. Simple approach: If doing a fairly basic 30” free-standing or slide-in range, but don’t have a lot of extra wall space, maybe a simple chimney styled hood is best to keep within a budget and not complicate the installation or venting process. Although even in these options, you can pick a glass versus metal canopy versus maybe black stainless to customize your look.

  6. Its all in the details: On a metal application you can typically pick out whether you want some vertical accent banding, rivets, contrasting bottom trim piece or a pot rail added. On a wooden version, one example to make unique may be doing the main unit painted and adding a contrasting wooden bottom and/or top piece… or wood corbel pieces that sit under the hood for an added detail?

What’s so wonderful about a custom hood is the fact that it is unique to your home! So regardless of what you decide on doing, choose a range hood that fits with your lifestyle, and one that you will love seeing every time you walk into your kitchen.

Remodeler's Tour follow-up.

Happy Tuesday! We had a successful weekend at the Remodeler’s Tour in Rochester. House #3 had a steady flow of visitors and #5 was pretty packed both days! We were very pleased with the turn-out and the opportunity to meet so many nice people and talk to them more about what we do. There are many who have remodeling project plans and want to get the ball rolling!

Here are a few before and after photos of the two homes we had on the tour:

Such a transformation! We are excited to see what the future holds for next year! Have a great week. :)

Prepping for the Rochester Remodeler's Tour!

Hello Everyone! Fall is in the air! Leaves are slowly turning and our sweaters are starting to come out. It’s been a very busy September so far; a busy 2018 in general! We are gearing up to show off some of our work in the Rochester Remodeler’s Tour on September 22-23 - this weekend! There will be an insert with details in this Thursday’s Post Bulletin. We are grateful to have two homes in the tour this year, #3 and #5. Both remodels were in collaboration with Stier Construction. Each house will showcase design work and material selections throughout the home that we were involved with selecting, including a total kitchen renovation, two bathrooms, and all finishes in this 100 year-old charming Kutzky Park home. Check out the photos below!

Kutzky park charmer, #5 on the tour

Kutzky park charmer, #5 on the tour

that wallpaper!!

that wallpaper!!

sleek and stylish remodel, home #3 on the tour

sleek and stylish remodel, home #3 on the tour

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That’s all for now! Stay tuned for our follow-up post!