The Forgotten Spaces


We know you’ve done your research, the hours upon hours of scouring Pinterest, Houzz, Blogs, Instagram and Facebook to find those amazing ideas for the perfect kitchen, bath or maybe master bedroom. But what about stair landings, owner entry, mudrooms, front doors and the other spaces that seem less important? 

Our new Discovery process allows for every inch of your new home to be discussed and thoughtfully planned with direction from professionals that are in the business of making your dream a reality?


Mudrooms can be a huge asset in the functionality and livability of your home.

It allows for all the unwanted “stuff” that sometimes can trickle into your living space to be thoughtfully put away in its own little space before it has a chance to invade your other rooms. Built ins, cubbies, shelving, desks, electronic stations, shoe racks, hangers, hooks, calendars, clocks and more can exist in this space and change your life for the better. Why not even give this space some pizazz with a funky light fixture or patterned tile? Enjoy this space by making it into the perfect happy place when you enter your home.


Landings can be tricky.

Usually a wasted are of sq footage at the top of a staircase, so many times can be overlooked and underwhelming. Design can turn this around by making use of this wasted space in terms of giving it an identity. It can take on many different forms, such as a study area, quiet TV watching room, kids play room, storage, office, chill space. All of these can enhance the overall usefulness of your home.


Front doors are often an afterthought, even though they are the first thing your guests see when visiting your home. Make it warm, inviting, welcoming, open, bright, light, dramatic and much more by choosing the right material, color, design and window combo. There are so many options and looks you can create with this one choice. Let our design team help make the perfect one a reality. 


Master Bath Design

The bathroom is a lovely necessity that we have turned into luxurious spaces where we spend lots of time. Most of our clients take this room very seriously and our designers work hard to bring both functionality and personality into this space. It used to be in days gone by, if there were one tiny sink, a little toilet and a tub/shower combo it was a huge win. Any one of those renovation shows on TV will show that in older homes, even if there were an on suite bath off the master, it wasn’t very impressive, and that’s always one of the very first things on the plans.

The baths we have had a part in building for our wonderful clients usually consist of 4 main features.


Bath Tubs

Who doesn’t imagine long, hot baths after a long day? Even if it only happens every blue moon, it’s so nice to dream of this as an option that you could take advantage of every evening. Our clients’ take the bath seriously and look forward to picking the very best one for them. They come in many shapes, sizes and silhouettes including the traditional claw foot, the more formal oval with a pedestal or the clean modern rectangle or oval. Whichever you choose, this feature is sure to be a huge benefit in the relaxation arena. 

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If you read our last blog on trends in 2019, you would’ve learned that color is super “in” this year! Baths are no exception! GO bold, brave or stay neutral and calming. Either way, make the space something you can enjoy. Use color on the cabinetry with a cool background color or tile choices or go bold with the tile to make a statement. Trim is even a place to choose colors to accent the feel of your fixtures and space.




Places to keep all things bathroom related is so important in any master bath. Whether its cabinetry with lots of cubbies, drawers and shelves or its built in bookcases for all those towels or décor to bring life into the space, storage is super important. 



This space is usually much more used than that gorgeous tub, so its important the material and design of the shower fits your needs. Tile can be beautiful but also purposeful in its finish. While benches and a perfectly placed niche can bring its usefulness to a new level and allow one to shave and bathe with ease!


SO much to think about to make your master bath perfect for the way YOU use it. But we have 4 amazing designers to help with every step and design a space that is both gorgeous and useful!


Look out 2019….The new design trends are in!

2018 was an awesome year in design. It gave us whites, quartz, succulents, mid century return, and much more! We love all of those things but watch out 2019, some new trends are a roaring in.

We start with one that’s actually good for us all…sustainable materials and design. This covers using material, methods and design that are recycled, using less energy and natural. Some of these include wood flooring (lighter colors are taking over in a big way), rice paper, clay, jute lamps and rugs, windows for light and warmth, handmade décor or lighting and as always using local material and labor! We hope these things are a trend and are here to stay!

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In color news, 2019 is the year for more feminine tones for furnishings, walls and décor. Coral, blush, whites, light creams, dusty pinks and bronze are all the rage. Warmer colors and neutrals broken up with a dash of soft pink will instantly update a space. But on the flip side dark colors rule in spaces like bathrooms, studies and dining rooms. Black is back in a big way! From walls to plumbing to lighting to countertops and beyond.

Bold backsplashes in kitchens, baths and beyond are going to hit hard in 2019. Make a statement with pattern and color by choosing tiles with flare. It will bring some excitement to a neutral space and be a focal point for all who enjoy it.


Floral is back in a big way! Gone are the tribal and ikat patterns for rugs, wallpaper and fabrics. Back in is all things floral. In any color palette, pattern, abstract or even chintz this is THE pattern to use in 2019.


Another blast from the past that is making its huge return is Acrylic furniture. It can be useful in many ways and also not be bulky of take away from the space its in. This look can go with any theme as it can be both modern and retro.


Mixed metals is here to stay. This trend started making its way in 2018 and it is back for some time. Mixing chrome, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, copper, gold, rose and black in one space is a definite GO. It is timeless and classic and doesn’t date the space by overloading with one single metal.


Hope this has helped point you in the right direction when choosing designs for your home or space. But don’t you worry, with Shoreline Construction we have the best design team in the business to help navigate trends and classic design to make your home perfect for YOU!