Mix Metals for a Modern Kitchen

Matching metals in the kitchen has gone the way of matching furniture suites in the living room. To bring a new level of depth and interest to a kitchen design, incorporate multiple metal finishes. Although mixing metals can be intimidating at first and it’s important to coordinate with non-metal finishes to avoid a mismatched look, there are compelling reasons to follow this hot new trend. For example, a combination of shiny and worn metals can add a sense of age or a contrasting metal can be used to highlight a focal point. Cornerstone Cabinet Company offers a wide selection of the best quality kitchen hardware from Hardware Resources to spark your creativity. Begin mixing metals like a pro today! 5 Compelling Reasons to Mix Metals in the Kitchen...

Vanities for Small Bathrooms

Even in grand homes with a large master bath, there is likely a guest bathroom or a powder room with minimal square footage. Cramped bathrooms can feel open and airy with the right layout and well-proportioned vanity choices. The best vanities for small baths make a statement without compromising storage needs. Consider a floating vanity to make the room feel bigger by providing more visual space underneath. (A raised style makes the floor easier to clean, too!) Perhaps add a tall open towel shelf over the toilet to allow more personal items and cleaning products to be stashed in the vanity cabinetry. Choosing a vessel sink can add a few inches to countertop spaces. Building the lighting right into the vanity and mirror also gives off plenty of lumens for tasks without the need for an additional light fixture to ruin sleek, magnifying lines. A corner vanity can be another chic solution to a small bathroom challenge. In any case, it is important to balance small vanity surface area above with ample drawer room below because hinged cabinets may not have enough available space to fully open the doors. If you must try to squeeze in a double vanity, try one long, narrow sink with faucets mounted at each end. One large mirror above the double vanity is a great aid to give the illusion of a bigger, brighter space. Also consider making the double vanity multi-level so that one side of the counter is low enough for kids to use easily without the need for a stepstool. A small bathroom doesn’t have to be claustrophobic. Consult the design...

An Unforgettable Kitchen for the New Year

The kitchen is the heart of any home. Ring in 2019 right with the latest kitchen trends! Open shelving gives smaller kitchens the illusion of more space and highlights your personal style with displayed decorative jars and dinnerware. It is also a functional favorite for easy access to cookware. Shelves can be built into existing walls or suspended from the ceiling for an airy, translucent ambiance. Oak cabinetry is making a comeback this year due to its neutral, versatile color. The most popular oak trends incorporate transitional styling, which fuses together contemporary and traditional elements. Consider open glass and leather accents with conservative, dark-stained oak cabinets like our . Furthermore, making the kitchen island a different color than the perimeter cabinets or incorporating multiple finishes can add a “wow factor” to the space. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), most designers saw the mix of a paint and a stain in kitchen designs trending up in 2018. Pairing light and dark stains is also increasingly fashionable, as is defining the wood grain for greater texture. Smart tech is taking over the kitchen, too. Modern cabinetry often features a charging station, a docking station or device holder for tablets, and built-in wireless music speakers or televisions. Decorative laminates can be used to seamlessly conceal any hardware. To illuminate the kitchen working area, install LED lighting under countertops. LED lights come in different forms, including pucks, strips, and bars to fit any decor. Making a kitchen design uniquely yours never goes out of style and customization is 2019’s best trend.  Let the exceptional creativity and craftsmanship of Cornerstone...

Make a Clean Start with a New Laundry Room

These laundry room makeovers feature bold colors, pull-out-laundry baskets… and even a built-in pet station! Cornerstone Cabinet Company professionals design custom cabinetry, countertops, and innovative storage solutions to bring lasting appeal to this small, functional room. See some tips to create a space where doing laundry doesn’t feel like a chore:  Before and After: 5 Laundry Rooms That Make Washday More...

Smart Storage

Many kitchens display a plate rack or pots suspended from a hanging fixture, but what you don’t see can elevate your storage game. Let Cornerstone Cabinet Company share custom solutions for keeping organized in a modern minimalist way. Our kitchen designs are beautiful, functional, and imaginative…both inside and...