A Grand Garage

According to the Woodworking Network, the size of the average garage is steadily increasing. Garages no longer have to be purely utilitarian. You can create customized storage solutions for the ultimate in garage makeovers. Storage cabinets along with custom flooring, updated lighting, and wall organization allows you to keep seasonal items close at hand, increase the value of your home by adding extra living space and eliminate the need for rented storage units. …and who says that a garage has to house only cars and seldom-used junk? Your garage can be a craft room, home gym, a pantry extension, or the ultimate man cave. Cornerstone Cabinet Company experts can create built-in shelves and cabinets for your every need and even install a home bar or utility kitchen for garage entertaining. Popular Slatwall panels and overhead storage cabinets can also be constructed to house specialized equipment. Even if Mom wants a laundry station and Dad wants a workbench, both can be customized to form one cohesive design concept in this large, open space. When choosing cabinetry for the garage, the best options include melamine laminated on MDF or plywood, injection-molded resin, or steel. However, laminated cabinets may not hold up well if your garage gets a lot of use or is exposed to frequent moisture. Hanging cabinets of all materials reduce the likelihood of moisture transfer from the garage floor. Hanging cabinets also ensure that they will be level and open perfectly because there is often a slight downward pitch to the floor of a garage that diverts water toward the outer doors. Well-fitted cabinetry protects belongings by keeping out...

Smart Storage

Concealed customizations for kitchen necessities can make life better without ruining the clean lines of a modern design. Go to the head of the class with some genius storage ideas. Keep organized and never forget what you need at the grocery store when you add a pegboard to the inside of a cabinet. Not only is it handy for lists, it can be used for holding small kitchen tools and is an innovative way to let kids be creative without refrigerator magnets to display their artwork.  A pegboard can be purchased and sized to fit inside a cabinet door, or a thin piece of wood can be affixed to the cabinet and accessorized with various types of hardware. When searching for a storage solution to keep kitchen items both handy and neat, think retractable. Retractable drawers under the sink can keep cleaning products handy and neat. A sliding hanging rack hidden inside a cabinet can keep pots and pans easily accessible without putting them on display. Vertical shelving units for cans and jars can be created to pull out of kitchen counter spaces…. It’s especially on trend to add these sliding shelves near the refrigerator or stove. Using the side of a counter or kitchen island is also an excellent way to hide away food, glassware, towels, or utensils. Open shelving is an option here, but consider baskets or wooden boxes for twist on the traditional. Sealed plastic bins are a great choice to keep cereal and pasta fresh while displayed neatly, too. Cornerstone Cabinet Company partners with innovative companies like Hafele and Rev-A-Shelf for the best quality cabinet...

Different Materials Customize Farmhouse Sinks

Different materials customize Farmhouse Sinks In  “Farmhouse sinks gain popularity“, we mentioned how this sink is a great way to create a custom kitchen look and feel. Now let’s talk about how to customize the sink itself. Once the province of white porcelain and fireclay, farmhouse sinks are currently as unique as your cabinets, island and appliances. Starting with the traditional materials, here’s a list of other options with some pros and cons of each. Fireclay and Porcelain Sinks Heating and curing clay above 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit produces Fireclay.  This treatment makes a surface that’s hard, durable, and dense. In fact, the density often requires a professional installer to modify the surrounding counter and cabinets to support the extra weight. However, the high heat is what gives Fireclay its high shine and ability to resist scratches and chips. Porcelain, also a ceramic material, is heated to high temperatures, but not as high as fireclay. Similar in looks, it’s more prone to chipping and discoloration. It’s also a little less costly. Copper Copper adds an elegant touch and with time, develops a beautiful patina. If you want that aged look immediately, buy a hammered sink where the manufacturer applied a colored patina. Stainless Steel A more contemporary look that’s affordable is Stainless Steel. Cooks like its durability and how easy it is to maintain and clean. Modern Style You can find a number of variations including different sizes, colors, and mountings. Although traditionally installed as an under mount, it’s possible to get a top-mounted version that eliminates the risk of water finding its way down the sides of the sink....