Thinking big in bath re-modeling

Just as we’re seeing in kitchen design, the clean, uncluttered Nordic style reigns in the bathroom as well. Ideal for opening space in small areas, this simple style works well to make even large bathrooms roomier. Cabinets play a pivotal role with various styles, pull-outs, and pre-organized drawers. These features, along with new advances in technology, blend to emphasize minimalistic design and geometric forms. At the same time, sinks and faucets create points of interest. Make no mistake, this doesn’t standardize or formulize how your bathroom will look.  Instead, it allows you to customize your bathroom while you make it more efficient. Cabinet design for your personality Shaker-style, floating, and furniture-like cabinets set the stage for how your bathroom speaks about you. Shaker cabinetry is a long- established style and is experiencing a major surge. It’s simplicity of design fits perfectly with clean, simple lines and supports any style hardware. Knob styles offers hundreds of choices but C and D-styles, recommended by interior designers trained in Universal Design, accommodate not only young and older residents, but those with conditions like arthritis. Another popular style is floating cabinets.  Suspended from walls and approximately 10 inches off the floor, they add a zen-like appearance. The space beneath can remain empty or accommodate decorative baskets used for additional storage.  At Cornerstone, we engineered a steel bracket to withstand the downward pressure exerted by the weight of the cabinets, countertops, and sinks. Finally, cabinets don’t have to look like ‘cabinets’ any more. Furniture-style designs create that individual personality that makes your bathroom uniquely you. We work closely with local businesses like Oakcraft Elegant...

More Storage!!

Cornerstone Cabinet Company can install all of these space savers and even more in your kitchen cabinets. Call today for a consultation. More Storage!!   Photo by Main Street Kitchens at Botellos - More kitchen...
Wine Rooms and Wine Storage

Wine Rooms and Wine Storage

Sometimes it is difficult to choose between particular types of wine storage. There must be a balance between style, and necessity. Our customer had a limited amount of space, and a lot of wine bottles to display. After many discussions, it was determined that multiple types of storage would give them the best look, as well as being very functional. There is the large “X” shaped bulk wine storage, Cradle wine racks, and wine cubes all in one display. By varying the types of storage, we were able to combine maximum storage with exquisite...

Graphic Backsplashes Pump Up White Cabinets

Cornerstone Cabinet Company gets a lot of requests for white kitchen cabinets. They are timeless. This article describes ways to take the cabinets (and your entire kitchen) to a higher level with colorful backsplashes. Cornerstone can direct you to the tile contractor and work with them to perfect your kitchen. Graphic Backsplashes Pump Up White Cabinets Photo by GMT Home Designs Inc. - Discover kitchen design inspiration...

The versatility of Shaker cabinetry

As stated in our previous blog about Shaker cabinets, the trend in cabinet design continues to lean towards beauty, simplicity, and functionality – a perfect formula for this style.  Around since the 1800’s, the Shaker profile stays true to its generations-old simplicity. Not surprisingly, it’s as popular as ever today. But what if your client doesn’t follow the crowd? Not everybody wants the same as everyone else. Therefore, we adapt these cabinets to fit modern tastes with some twists. Whether your clients prefer country, contemporary, even an industrial look – the squared off shape easily adjusts to changes using different cuts, finishes and hardware. It starts with the characteristics and styles of the cabinetry itself. Shaker cabinets offer a number of options. Due to the frame and panel profile (also known as rail and style construction), pure Shaker style cabinetry is very plain.  Adding a slight beveled finish keeps the cabinets simple, yet gives them an elegant touch. Larger units can be divided into sections with pieces known as mid-rails, mid-stiles…or strips of wood or metal known as muntins. Some clients need lots of storage and using rows of big drawers maximizes storage space. For added flourish, we can include design features such as beaded or raised panels. How to differentiate Shaker cabinets with finishes. Before the introduction of various finishes, cabinet craftsmen relied on the quality of wood…like maple, birch and chestnut. The various characteristics of the grain defined the cabinet’s beauty. In addition, we offer woods like cherry and walnut for an even richer look. When it comes to an antique or simply unique version, we can...

How to Pick Out a Vanity

Houzz is an excellent source of information and ideas. We wanted to share some recent articles with you. “It’s not always the most glamorous part of a bathroom remodel, but choosing the right vanity can make or break your bathroom’s design. If it’s placed awkwardly in a traffic route, uses poor or mismatched materials, or doesn’t have enough storage, the rest of your bathroom will suffer. We spoke with six bathroom and vanity designers to get the professional scoop. Here are their suggestions for this bathroom cornerstone.” Click here to read the full article from Houzz.  ...