5 Trending Accessories For Your Gourmet Kitchen

The kitchen is transitioning from just storage to functional storage solutions.  Homeowners want and expect modern conveniences and at Cornerstone Cabinet Company we are continuing to design with ease and function as a primary goal for your kitchen. Coffee Centers – This two tiered k-kup coffee organizer is used to organize your coffee and accessories. Pantry Storage – Pull out pantries are perfect for organizing and giving you the ability to see and reach those items in the back of the pantry. Base Cabinet – Pull Out This unit features two universal knife inserts, stainless steel utensil bin, and adjustable shelf for lower storage Roll Out Trash / Recycling Centers – Our most requested accessary is the trash/recycle center. There are many options to consider. You have multiple sizes to select from. They can even be designed into a corner. Blind Corner Pull Outs – Dead corners are no more! Here is a solution many feel is better than a lazy susan. The blind corner pull out gives you access, is functional and easy to use. I have to admit as a cabinet maker that I think the design and operation of the mechanisms are cool...

Cabinetry for the Small Bathroom

If your home includes even one small bathroom, how well it’s designed is critical for two reasons. You have less room to accommodate everyone who uses it… and…a small bathroom is where simple materials and fixtures have a chance to really stand out. In previous articles, we’ve mentioned how your cabinetry has the most impact on a bathroom’s overall appearance. For example, bold colors or the hardware you choose for doors and drawers set the style and tone for the entire room. Whether your cabinetry is beneath the vanity or stands alone, how well it’s designed  often comes down to inches… and it’s where you want to make the most out of every inch you have. In a small bathroom, a vanity with cabinets has some wasted area to make space for the sink. Customized vanities can have a small, shallow drawer for little items like makeup. Or go with an above the counter sink to make more room underneath. Custom cabinets are also good for hiding plumbing that may not be movable. Mounted cabinets, either beneath the vanity or on their own, make any bathroom more contemporary. To enhance the look, use a high-gloss car finish that can be waxed or buffed out if it gets scratched. Since white and light colors are highly recommended for small spaces, be a little more daring with bold cabinet colors. This way you create contrast and make a statement. When it comes to overall home design, small bathrooms tend to be overlooked. Yet depending on where they’re located, they are often one of the busiest rooms in the house. To make...

How To Find Storage In Your Half Bath (And Still Have Enough Room To Move Around)

When it comes to storage, it’s easy to overlook the half-bath. Since the available space is often measured in inches, it’s even more important to utilize what you do have. Happily, customized cabinetry is versatile enough to fit into any space so there’s adequate storage for important items like soap, toilet paper and towels. Pedestal sinks are popular in half baths due to their size. They also come in a variety of styles. One way to get the best look and utility is to add a pedestal sink cabinet. It snuggles in beneath the sink without adsorbing extra floor space and has the added advantage of covering pipes or valves going from the sink to the wall. Mounted sinks are more popular than ever and create space below. Get the most from that space with a custom cabinet. Narrow cabinets may look inefficient but they store more than you think. Place them right beside the toilet or sink or up against a wall where there’s a little extra room. Corner cabinets are another option and utilize floor space that might otherwise go to waste. Instead of a standard medicine chest over the sink, think custom cabinet. Depending on the layout, one with less depth but taller and wider still provides storage with that personal touch. Cabinets with towel bars look good and allow for additional towels to be handy. This is a good place to mix open shelves and glass doors. Finally, cabinet vanities are a sure thing for half baths. Customized vanities can be built to any style with either a drop sink or an above-the-counter bowl.  There’s...

Kitchen Island Storage – How to Make The Most Out Of It

Our previous article on kitchen islands focused on how the island has evolved from an extra table for food preparation to extended counter space that’s now a social hub. Not only do kitchen islands define the rest of the room, they supply easy-to-reach storage for regularly used items.   When it comes to design, you can opt for utility, beauty or a combination of the two. Starting with utility, deep pull-out drawers are great for pot and pans. For small items – add customized shallow drawers to organize and store spices and small utensils. An increasingly popular option is drawers with mechanisms that lift smaller appliances. Normally tucked out of site, the mechanized ‘arms’ raise appliances like microwaves or toaster ovens to comfortable levels. The advantage is that these items are only visible when actually in use. If you want your island to be the focal hub for more than just cooking, consider un-kitchen items. Think about art supplies and homework necessities for the kids. Additionally, some homeowners use their kitchen as a mini-office to include taking care of tasks like bill paying. Too often people underestimate their storage needs. Before you start your remodel, think about how you cook, what activities and jobs take place and what gets used most often. And don’t forget the décor. Closed shelved storage gives you a simple, cleaner look. Open shelves offer more decorative options as well as being useful. The combination of both lets you design the exact look you want. Too many things to think about? Let us help you determine how you can make your island work and look...