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Custom Mudroom

When designing a mudroom, think of how your family will utilize the space. Smaller children are more likely to hang their coats on a hook, versus opening a door to put on a hanger. Having an open slot to place shoes may be used more frequently than having to pull out a drawer and place shoes inside.

How To Decorate Your Mantel For Fall

Fall Mantels


Your mantel and fireplace takes front and center in your living room every day, but during the holidays, it should stand out even more. Because mantels are almost always the focal point of a room, what better place to decorate in the fall than that? Whether your mantel is small or grand, there are so many ways to spruce it up with cute fall decorations. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites below!

A fun banner: we like the idea of using words and sayings on your mantel. Hang a festive banner that says “thankful”, “give thanks”, “fall in love”, or for Halloween hang up a big “BOO!”. This one is a great way to involve the kids.




Decorate your mantel with pumpkins, but not the orange kind! We love the idea of unusual colored pumpkins, like these gold, white and sage ones. If your home decor doesn’t mesh well with orange, you can still get in the fall spirit with other colors. This look is very modern too, so you’ll definitely stand out from the orange crowd!


Hang a wreath inside! Get the family together to make a DIY fall wreath. There are so many DIY wreath tutorials online, it’ll be difficult to choose just one! We think this is a perfect way to decorate your mantel, especially if it was made spending time together because that’s what this season is all about. Thanks for reading, happy decorating and happy holidays! 

Play With Color!

At Woodmaster Woodworks, we love color! Sure, all- white cabinets are in right now, but here’s an idea if that’s not your style. A new take on the plain white cabinets is an off-white color with a black or brown glaze. The glaze gives your cabinets a sense of dimension and darkens the color a little. We can accommodate any color you want done.
You can do any combination of paint and glaze! For example, blue kitchen cabinets are trending right now so you could add a black glaze on that, or a black cabinet with a white glaze. The option of a glaze allows for more variety in color and design.









If you don’t think a glaze will give you the look you need, we can still give you an unconventional look through paint. Navy, seafoam green, gray, light powder blue, etc. are all gorgeous cabinet colors! If the idea of colored cabinets scares you, start with a small space such as a half bathroom or laundry room to get a feel for it. Why should we stick with the traditional browns, blacks, and whites when we can do a fun color?

Another trendy use of color at the moment is to do two-toned kitchen cabinets! Whether you do different colored uppers and lowers, or just a different colored island, we think this style does so much for a space. It’s good to break up the space and add a focal point or contrast.


Choosing an eccentric paint color can do wonders. Get creative and don’t be afraid to do something out of the ordinary anywhere in your home or kitchen! After all, the kitchen is the most used room in the house, so it should definitely be eye-catching!