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KBK Woodworking & Remodeling

KBK Woodworking & Remodeling

Hello, I'm Bill Fraga, owner of of KBK Woodworking. KBK Woodworking has a reputation built on quality craftsmanship and competitive prices. We are a full service contractor that can handle any size job. We specialize in Carpentry, new construction, custom cabinetry, Kitchen remodels, Bathroom remodels, Floors and more. Free consultation. All calls returned within 24hrs. Located in Essex MA, we service the North Shore of MA including Essex, Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Georgetown, Newburyport and more! Call for a free consultation.

To learn more, visit kbkwoodworking.com

You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms

You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms

Now that your kids have launched lives of their own, you may be considering how to maximize the extra space they left behind. Making renovations can be a fun way to turn their now-empty rooms into a useful and/or relaxing space for your own enjoyment. And your timing could be spot on; a recent survey found half of empty-nesters of pre-retirement age are opting to stay in their family homes instead of downsizing. "Retirement isn't all about being practical," notes Ken Dychtwald of California-based consulting firm Age Wage. "More and more people are turning their empty nests into nurturing nests."

*Private gym: Building a workout space right into your home should eliminate any excuses to avoid exercise. Features might include mirrored walls, storage space for gear, a sound system, extra ventilation and/or rubber floor tiles for acoustic control.

*Man or woman cave: This room could incorporate an endless array of hobbies specific to your interests including reading, watching movies, creating art, practicing music, playing video games or cheering on your favorite sports team.

*Guest bedroom: Now that your kids have flown the coop, you have more time to entertain friends, whereupon an appealing guest bedroom could be a boom to your social life. Another option is using space-saving furniture to combine a guest bedroom with a room that serves other purposes, such as an office or reading room.

*Walk-in closet: Multiple retailers now offer dream closet components like drawers, bars, shelves, mirrors and containers. Consider a vanity and/or benches for relaxing as you apply makeup, try on shoes and accessories and create the perfect outfit.

*Meditation room: Create a space to recharge yourself physically and mentally, perhaps with natural light, a sound system and elements of nature like plants, flowers and/or a water fountain. To achieve a Zen quality, minimal furniture and accessories are recommended. Pastels or dark colors are considered the most relaxing colors. Consider building a customized meditation table to work as the centerpiece of your room.


About KBK Woodworking

Hello, I'm Bill Fraga, owner of of KBK Woodworking. KBK Woodworking has a reputation built on quality craftsmanship and competitive prices. We are a full service contractor that can handle any size job. We specialize in Carpentry, new construction, custom cabinetry, Kitchen remodels, Bathroom remodels, Floors and more. Free consultation. All calls returned within 24hrs. Located in Essex MA, we service the North Shore of MA including Essex, Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Georgetown, Newburyport and more! Call for a free consultation.

To learn more, visit kbkwoodworking.com

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