The term “curb appeal” has become an integral part of the vernacular of home design. An appealing exterior can add to a home’s value, help it sell quicker, and make it appealing to friends, neighbors, and all passersby. Further, a home’s exterior is the first chance you have to tell the world about your personal style; it tells a little bit about who you are.
Emtek is a door hardware company, so naturally, we have a passion for all things doors and hardware. In terms of curb appeal, the latest trend in our industry is a brightly colored front door; home owners are no longer content to have something standard. The front door is the first impression your home can give, so it should make a statement.
The key to working with a bold color is to find balance in the surrounding elements of the design. For example, in the picture below, Emtek’s Octagon entry set in oil rubbed bronze is the perfect compliment to this vivid red door, by Masonite. Oil rubbed bronze doesn’t clash with the bright color, but rather adds warmth to its overall look and feel.
What color is your front door? Is adding a bright, bold color on your home rennovation list of “to-dos”?
Look for Emtek products on the new NBC reality show American Dream Builders this Sunday night at 8pm!
Emtek provided entry sets, passage and privacy, accessories, and cabinet hardware for the new one-hour reality series hosted by Designer Nate Berkus. The show pits the most accomplished home designers and builder in the country against one another in a high-stakes competition.
Contestants are divided into two teams and will take on a home to be redesigned and renovated in only a few days. The losing team will send one person home!
Tune in this Sunday!
Emtek was thrilled to be invited to participate in the Architectural Digest Greenroom at the Oscars®. This incredible room was designed by David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, who is an established designer with credits to his name such as Nobu hotels and restaurants. The Greenroom is “a spacious backstage retreat where superstars can relax, gather their thoughts, mingle, and perhaps refine their thank-yous,” according to Architectural Digest (www.architecturaldigest.com).
Emtek, for its part, provided the STRETTO non-keyed passage, 1-1/2″ x 11″ with Hercules lever and Modern Disc crystal knob for this sumptuous design. The ultra modern look of the STRETTO fit perfectly into Rockwell’s modern New York loft themed Greenroom. The room design featured a “blending of indoors and outdoors, comprising an elegant living room setting boasting a livably luxurious scheme sprinkled with striking vintage furniture alongside a fantastical outside garden area offering additional seating,” stated Architectural Digest.
Take a behind the scenes sneak peek into this incredible design. Don’t forget to watch the Oscars® the Sunday night!
We had a great time at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show this year. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth!