When the time comes to give your kitchen a facelift, the first place to look is the cabinetry. If the wood species and stain of the cabinet denote the color and feel of the room they inhabit, then the door style is what lends an overarching sense of style and refinement. There are multiple construction types, finishes, and wood species to choose for your kitchen cabinets, but you may not have realized that there are also more than one cabinet door shape. The cabinet door shape that you choose for your cabinet can solidify the design theme of your kitchen and bring thoughts of style and theme to life.
Sometimes our kitchen cabinets need small adjustments. This article will help you make them!
The bathroom is typically the first room people go to when they wake up and one of the last they visit before bed. People want their bathroom to be a relaxing retreat and it’s easy to design for luxury.
Many homeowners think their kitchen is outdated from the looks of their worn cabinets, dated appliances and crackled countertop. What they may not realize is that there are many other reasons, more important than cosmetic, why a kitchen needs to be remodeled. The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) offers the following tips to help homeowners evaluate the current condition of their kitchen and decide if the time is right for a remodel.
The inspired work triangle has been with us since the 1940’s. New York designer Lee Stahl says: “The kitchen triangle has given way to zones, where family members can work without bashing elbows.” And it is true, we have evolved in our use of the kitchen. With multiple stations, we no longer use the traditional work triangle. Kitchens are no longer closed off and small. Kitchens have evolved to become the center or hub of the home where we meet to do homework, socialize and enjoy our lives together.
Several of our blogs talk about how the kitchen is the heart of the home. More and more families want to encourage interaction using multiple islands, banquette seating and more space. This means taking down non-supportive walls and removing big over-the-island hoods. It utilizes cabinets designed to both maximize storage and integrate with the rest of the home.
As professional kitchen designers, the experts at Cornerstone Cabinet Company will offer you design suggestions to help you avoid these unwanted design faux pas. Most, if not all, of these issues can easily be avoided.
There are some cabinets that never go out of style. Shaker cabinets are a prime example. Certain types of glass cabinet doors are another. Glass is so versatile!
Custom cabinets are typically manufactured by local craftsmen, tradesmen with honed skills, and sometimes by expensive automated equipment. Custom cabinets offer you a wide variety of wood species, the biggest selection of door styles, an assortment of options and modern conveniences, and a vast array of stains and finishes.
The products or semi-custom manufacturers are catalog-based and built to order. Better semi-custom cabinets have more door styles, the ability to modify widths as well as depths, custom features such as Wainscot finished end panels, specialty moldings, a larger selection of stain and glaze options, and the ability to modify existing cabinet configurations. The best semi-custom cabinets are just a step below custom cabinets, and many manufacturers that produce semi-custom cabinets have the ability to build custom cabinets.
Modular cabinets are made with an assembly line mentality and are limited to the manufacturer’s catalog of products. If it’s not in the catalog, it’s not available. There are a limited amount of door options and stain choices. The quality of materials used is often inferior to the material used in better manufacturing methods.
Kitchens continue to evolve as the center point of homes. Since it’s where families tend to gather, Universal Design makes it easy and inviting.
Let’s start with your cabinets.
Probably one of the easiest ways to make cabinets look great is to use C and D-shaped hardware. Larger is better and this hardware not only looks great but simplifies opening doors and drawers.
Choosing a kitchen countertop isn’t all about looks! Durability, maintenance and cost are all factors. If you select a favorite and it doesn’t fit your lifestyle, chances are that there is a similar style in another material that will work. However, regardless of whether it is granite or concrete, you must care for it appropriately to maintain its beauty.