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For more than a decade, Semihandmade has been a go-to for designers, architects, avid flippers, and first-time renovators alike. Not only is working with Semihandmade a great way to customize basic IKEA boxes but styles ranging from Shaker to Slab, and even paintable DIY, have the ability to take any room from builder-grade to magazine-worthy

Over the years, Semihandmade has partnered with design influencers like Sarah Sherman Samuel and Chris and Julia Marcum to further expand its cabinetry options, as well as Rejuvenation, Lewis Dolin and Swhinn to act as a one-stop renovation shop. Now, Semihandmde has unveiled it’s latest partnership with Hawkins New York, a lifestyle brand with colorful linens, vases, rugs, and other decorative basics.

“The brands have a lot of synergy,” says Hawkins New York’s Liz Huston. “We always saw that the Hawkins New York line is designed to create a backdrop for the more trend-based or pattern-forward products in a collection, and I would say the same thing about the Semihandmade line. Both of our designs are simple, timeless, and can fit a variety of styles and aesthetics.”

Semihandmade President Beth Brenner agrees, noting that Hawkins’ simple, thoughtful collection beautifully overlaps with Semihandmade’s functional, intentionally crafted fronts. “[Hawkins is] a perfect launch partner for our expanded new marketplace,” a marketplace which will soon include other neccesary pieces to kitchen and bathroom renovations, she adds.

Design editors have made Hawkins products their go-to for kitchen photo shoots, citing subtle colors and simple yet unexpected designs that elevate any space. Thus, when it came to choosing which products to offer to Semihandmade customers, it was difficult. “Our approach was to start with the basics — tableware, glassware, and bath linens — and see what Semihandmade customers respond to most. But we simply had to include a few favorite extras such as Hawkins’ natural glass bowls, cutting boards, and plated steel ice bucket,” Brenner says. 

Photography by Jenna Peffley; Styled by Paige Wassel

Another reason Semihandmade is thrilled to work with Hawkins is due to the brand’s dedication to collaboration. In the past Hawkins has worked with Food52, Design Within Reach, and ABC Carpet & Home, and others as it continues to grow and evolve, a path Brenner looks forward to further exploring with Semihandmade. 

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Renovation

We don’t believe that renovations should be daunting. The key is to arm yourself with the right knowledge, people, and products to achieve your goals. It also helps to ask the right questions: How much does it cost to renovate a kitchen? How do I find the right general contractor in my area? Where do I even start if I’ve never remodeled before? This is where we come in. Through hard-to-believe before and afters, first-person renovation accounts, and step-by-step DIY projects, we demystify every aspect of remodeling and give you a ton of full-house, bathroom, and kitchen renovation ideas. Semihandmade was built on a strong make-it-yourself spirit and we’re carrying that legacy beyond DIY kitchen cabinets (though we’ll certainly touch on those too) by bringing you a ton of weekend projects for novices (have you ever tried making your own planter?) and experts (try your hand at a full-wall media center). What do people really mean when they say a house has “good bones”? Before and after projects show first-hand what’s possible in a transformative remodel. How do you make the most of a narrow galley? Should you swap your upper cabinets for floating shelves? What would it look like if you opened up your small kitchen? Renovation ideas abound in our spotlighted projects. A lot goes into a kitchen renovation, but it’s usually hard to tell from a beautiful “after” shot. Our monthly series “Island Hopping” is about getting a behind-the-scenes account of what the process is like through honest conversations—you know, the kind that typically take place around a kitchen island. We’ll chat with designers, homeowners, and architects about their projects, hoping to peel back the curtain on picture-perfect spaces.