Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Prominent 2016 Custom home trends

This year at the International Builders Home Show in Las Vegas, judges for the Best in American Living Awards found the following trends to be most prevalent. Take a look at this article from Builder magazine detailing these top trends.

At L. Cramer, we are certainly seeing many of these items appear on the wish lists of our clients.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

L. Cramer proudly receives the Best Of Houzz 2015 Award!

L. Cramer proudly receives the Best of Houzz Award for 2015!

L. Cramer has been awarded the "Best of Houzz" 2015 Award, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.  We were chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Thank you!

Are trends no longer a trend?

Post Trend Universe?

This article from the New York Times about the "post trend universe" made me think about custom homes.  Trends are prevalent in fashion, so where do they fit into the world of custom homes?  Just as in fashion, custom home buyers are influenced by trends.  Things come and go.  Tastes change and the pendulum swings.  Yet, classics endure.  Therefore, we believe the best way to approach custom home design is to wisely marry the two in a way that ensures the best of both.

Can you be classic and trendy?

The beauty of a custom home is that our clients can differentiate themselves and create something special.  Something unique for their own lifestyle.  The fun of a trend is that you feel fresh and current - and there is definitely an energy to that feeling of being spot on.  Keep in mind, however, that some of today's trends may not be your favorite thing tomorrow - we suggest incorporating the color of the moment for example, in your paint selections as opposed to your tile selections.  Paint is easy to change.  Tile - less so.

Custom means custom - there are no hard and set rules!

The article suggests that we are more tolerant now in the world of fashion, so that people can pick and choose their own unique style without focus on what is the style-of-the-moment.  In custom homes, we have always had that view.  Custom means custom.  So when you embark on your custom project, feel free to embrace your own look that will delight you in your own space.  At L. Cramer Builders + Remodelers - our style is always your style.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Comfort and Joy to you and all this Holiday Season...

From all of us at L. Cramer Designers + Builders - we hope your home is filled with the magic of the season.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fireplace Season!

Fireplace season is here.  What better to warm up in front of a custom designed reclaimed brick fireplace with an artisan designed fire screen?  Nothing beats cozy with style.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Comfortable Serenity

Soft natural limestone surrounds the fireplace, custom coffee glaze enhances the side cabinets, rustic ceiling beams add interest to the high ceiling—these details elegantly intertwine with tranquil colors.  The result is a comfortable serenity, perfect for unwinding after a hectic day with conversations and cocktails.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

L. Cramer remodeling evokes the elegance of Manhattan in Minneapolis

The classical architecture of this historic 510 Groveland building was meticulously detailed in this L. Cramer renovated space.  Featuring a curated book collection, herringbone oak floor details, and intricate millwork — this condominium evokes the elegance of Manhattan in Minneapolis.