The laundry room is often small and supposed to be entirely functional, but doing laundry doesn’t have to feel like a chore in a beautiful, organized space. Laundry rooms are now an extension of a home’s living area, so they often have windows, furniture, and pendant lighting to make them more appealing. Cabinetry is more thoughtful as well. Laundry sinks differ from other sinks due to their wide, deep basins that are perfect for hand-washing delicate clothing, bathing small pets, and cleaning large household tools. Around them, it’s best to have a combination of closed cabinets and open shelving… and maybe a few long bars for hanging wet items. Open shelving over the sink, with or without trendy storage baskets, are great for easy access to soaps, disinfectants, sponges, and containers. Closed overhead cabinets work well for keeping cleaning agents out of the reach of children. Long storage cabinets near the room’s corner can hold brooms, vacuums, and an ironing board. Open shelving underneath the sink can accommodate laundry baskets and buckets. Some laundry rooms also have built-in pet stations with a low pull out drawer for food and water bowls, higher cabinets for pet food storage, and shelving for pet toys (A countertop can even be extended to make room for a cozy pet bed or crate underneath). For all cabinetry, choose simple, functional hardware. Whether you prefer cups, knobs, or handles- larger, easy-to-grasp hardware makes tasks faster when your hands are wet or soapy. Any style of cabinetry can work well in the laundry room and be sure to consider bold colors for a fresh look. Cornerstone...
Increase your home’s value and make your bathroom a stylish sanctuary with some easy updates. Bright, open spaces make your bathroom look larger so be sure to add windows for a natural glow. Add LED lighting to cabinets and vanity mirrors for task lighting. Choose white or neutral finishes on walls and cabinets that reflect the light. For a more fashion-forward option, metallic wall tiles or paint also give the illusion of more room thanks to their eye-catching and refractive qualities. The indoor/outdoor bathroom is the bravest trend to open up a bathroom. A large glass wall with privacy glass, the coverage of plants and trees outside or retractable shades can allow you to bathe at one with nature! Boxy angles are out while beautiful curvy shapes are becoming more popular. You don’t have to add curves to the entire bathroom — pick two or three elements for balance. Faucets and fixtures that are more rounded are on trend. Your main vanity can have a curved countertop or be half-moon style. Skip floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and opt for open shelving or a floating vanity to maximize the bathroom space. Integrated (the same material as the bathroom counter) or undermount sinks add minimalist clean lines. A free-standing tub and glass shower doors are both luxurious and contribute to the light, airy concept. Consider bringing your favorite music into your bathroom with waterproof built-in speakers and Bluetooth technology. An Amazon Echo Dot or other SmartSpeaker can allow you to control the music and lighting level with your voice for a true spa experience. Lastly, to keep your renovated bathroom looking great longer,...
Universal Design is an interior design that adapts homes to homeowners, not the other way around. The goal is to make the entire home safe and easy to use. When it comes to kitchens, here’s one design tip that adapts your kitchen to your needs plus transforms it into a dining area with ambiance. You’ll be amazed to see how one small addition to your cabinetry can make such a difference. When it comes to base cabinets, most manufacturers include an indentation to make room for your feet called the toe kick space. Typically 3 inches deep and about 3 1/2 inches high, this space allows people to stand closer to the countertop so they don’t have to lean forward. Standing closer puts less strain on the back, shoulders and arms and minimizes discomfort, posture issues and chronic pain. The addition of light to this space adds both safety and ambiance. Here’s how. First, it clearly defines the break from floor to cabinets. Especially advantageous at night, you minimize the possibility of bumping into things. This definition also aids early morning and evening meal preparation. Another advantage is that lighting placed within the toe kick can’t cause a glare. One goal of Universal Design is to balance lighting. It doesn’t matter if you have 20/20 vision, wear glasses or have a family member with sight issues; too much light is just as dangerous as too little. Foot level lighting balances overhead lighting and the combination eliminates shadows. Finally, toe kick lighting sets the ambiance of a kitchen. The soft glow creates an atmosphere that makes your meal more relaxed…...
When it comes to dressing up your kitchen, you’d be surprised at how important your cabinet hardware is. Often seen as a small detail, hardware has a huge impact on the overall picture. So how do you make the most of it? One option is to go large. Another factor is to choose hardware that’s timeless. C and D-shaped hardware give you both, plus another advantage… ease of use. Starting with large hardware, designers have long understood the effect of placing large handles on cabinet doors and drawers. Both C and D-shaped hardware come in different lengths and depending on the size of your cabinets, feel free to go as big as 7-8 inches from end to end. Going long creates a ‘designer look’ with a relatively small investment. This hardware is also timeless. While cup pulls and knobs may customize a current look, just like complicated patterns in floors and walls; they tend not to stand the test of time. With C and D-shaped hardware, you have multiple styles and metal types to create your current custom look plus adapt to future changes and upgrades. The benefit least talked about but most important is the ease of use. If you haven’t heard about Universal Design - you will in the future. Our aging population is demanding it, yet it’s not just for seniors. People with mobility issues, especially arthritis (which inflicts over 50 million today) need to have easy access to stored items. And even if you and your family are in perfect health; think about times when your hands are wet, greasy or soapy. The ability to...
Hey Chris! This is Monica T! You did my kitchen cabinets and built-ins by my fireplace a few years ago. I had a friend ask me about them and it reminded that I’ve been wanting to tell you how much I LOVE the work you did. The cabinets are fabulous! The island and custom sink make me so happy. The drawers for spices in my island (your idea) are absolutely perfect and way better than having them in a cabinet. Thank you SO much for being patient with me and getting it exactly right. I still love them!
Chris now that the project is complete Jan and I wish to thank you for a job well done!! we are so pleased with it and the professional and courteous installers we had here doing the work. We will happily recommend you and your company to our friends. Thanks again!!!
Thank you for your patience with us. Most of all thank you for the sharing of your experience and design knowledge. I know that centering the sink is great! Not buying the silverware insert saved us money.
I was very impressed with the customer service with Chris Boulton with Cornerstone Cabinets. He went above and beyond to help me even with a small request I had.
Our new counters and cabinets are gorgeous! They came up with an awesome layout that fit our needs and delivered on every promise. If you are doing a kitchen remodel I highly recommend you give Mark a call.
We had a relatively small job - replacing toe kicks in the bathroom. Oak Craft Cabinets, who supplied the cabinets, recommended Cornerstone, who is one of their dealers. Chris [owner] agreed to do it despite its small size. Several issues cropped up pre-installation which were successfully resolved. The installer, Tim, did a beautiful job and solved some major unforeseen installation issues. The price was very fair. I recommend Cornerstone without reservation.
Cornerstone Cabinets came to my home in Scottsdale and performed a full kitchen remodel. This included a full kitchen cabinet makeover, along with brand new Marlam granite countertops. I was incredibly impressed with their cleanliness and friendly crew. I would highly recommend Cornerstone Cabinets to anyone in Scottsdale looking for a kitchen remodel in the future.
I have known Chris and used his company multiple times over the past decade. He most recently installed custom Oakcraft cabinets in my Gilbert, AZ home and did an excellent job. I absolutely love my new kitchen remodel! His crew was super friendly, courteous, and worked cleanly and efficiently! Anyone looking for a bathroom remodel or a kitchen remodel in Phoenix AZ should use Cornerstone Cabinets, you will LOVE them, I promise!
As a General Contractor Cornerstone Cabinets has gone above and beyond to make my customers happy. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They truly do stand behind their product. They have always been a pleasure to work with. Jim - HANbuilt Construction.