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...

Bathroom Cabinetry for 2020

2020 not only marks a new year, it marks a new decade. Along with your New Year’s resolutions, now’s the time to look at your home to see if you’re ready for a change. What’s nice is that you don’t have to search for something new. All it takes is using established styles in new ways. When it comes to bathrooms, shaker cabinets continue to work well even though the style is as old as cabinetry itself. They’re timeless because of their versatility. Here are three ways these cabinets bring new life to your bathroom. Color and contrast. For those who who currently have all-white or one-toned bathrooms, consider color cabinets to add color and contrast.  White bathrooms get definition with black shaker cabinets.  Create a nautical look with nave blue…or…simply chose your favorite color to reflect your personality. Texture. Another choice for one-color themed bathrooms is to add texture with farmhouse or rustic surfaced cabinets. It’s a way to provide definition without going outside the color scheme. Hardware. This is where shaker cabinetry is at its best. The simplicity of shaker doors allows homeowners to choose virtually any hardware they like. For example, complete the nautical bathroom with drawer pulls that resemble dock cleats. When it comes to dark cabinets, gold, chrome and brushed nickel contrast well. And you have endless options for light cabinets. Dark metals like brass, copper and iron always stand out. Light cabinets also support colorful ceramic hardware.  Shaker cabinets offer a simple palate where the hardware makes a statement.  They support all sizes but don’t hesitate to use large hardware like tubular and...

When Two Kitchen Islands Are Better Than One

The trend towards large kitchens continues to grow. More than simply meal preparation, modern kitchens now have specialized food and drink preparation stations. Even more important, kitchens are the focal point for more friends and family interaction. All of these features require more countertop space which leads to larger kitchen islands. If this describes your home, think in terms of having two kitchen islands instead of one. With the right layout and configuration, dividing one large island into two improves traffic function and flow. When it comes to function, two islands divide the work stations so that food preparation and clean up are more efficient. For example, set up one island exclusively for food preparation. The other island houses the sink and dishwasher for clean up. Or divide islands to separate the work station while the second island is a bistro style for others to eat and socialize. And there’s no reason why the islands have to match. Contrast them with one open underneath and the other lined with cabinets to organize and store kitchen items in one place. You may host events where one island is needed to create an elongated buffet. Sometimes an extra large work area is necessary. Consider a drop leaf that connects one to the other. The biggest advantage to two islands is to facilitate traffic control, especially in busy kitchens. One big island forces traffic around it. Two smaller islands create an additional route for everyone to move about.  It also shortens steps from one side to another.  Dividing a big island into two is one way to transform your kitchen. Before you...

Google Review

Missy B on Google Reviews  Cornerstone Cabinets completely modernized our office kitchen! Before they came in we were in the 1980s, now sets the bar completely to 2020 standards. Our remodel is luxuriously updated and is as elegant as I could ever imagine. I had no idea our space had the potential to look so beautiful, but the quality design, workmanship and attention to the smallest details really shows in the completed project. Chris is fantastic to work with, has wonderful insight and vision, he will point you in the right direction from start to finish. I have 100% faith in Cornerstone to do any and all future remodeling needs for me, my business and my family/friends. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone!!  Cornerstone Cabinet Company (Chris Bolton, owner)  Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a great project to work on. I’m very pleased with how it turned out and even more pleased that you are excited and happy with the way your new office kitchen turned out. Thank you again, and as always, we are pleased to take the project “Beyond...

The Kitchen Triangle

Developed in the early 1900s, the kitchen triangle places three traditional work areas: the sink, the refrigerator and the stove in a triangular configuration. The suggested distance between each leg of the triangle measures between four and nine feet. The sum total of all three should be between 13 and 26 feet. By placing these three elements relatively close to each other, the design gives the cook easy access to each appliance and makes meal preparation more efficient. Not everyone agrees. First, they say the kitchen is no longer limited to three key appliances. For example, the microwave is a standard appliance that often substitutes for the oven which in turn may be separate from the range. Second, it’s not unusual these days for the kitchen to be used by multiple cooks attending to individual dietary needs. Along with that, kitchens are often where social gatherings take place, kids do homework, and adults attend to home office needs. There’s no arguing that the triangle is effective in limiting the amount of steps needed to prepare a meal. However, if you’re looking to remodel your kitchen to accommodate more than one cook or to use as a multi-use room, review the placement of your major appliances first. Before you remodel, let Cornerstone help you determine the optimum design for your family’s...