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How Organized Are Your Cabinets?

Have you ever realized the storage potential of your cabinetry? We can all probably agree that we could be a little more organized in that department. Most of us probably have a gadget or two (or a hundred, you’d be surprised!) and they are probably smashed into one tiny drawer or cabinet. Also, if I’m guessing correctly, you probably have a spice cabinet filled with spices you never knew you had.  Whether you have a lot of cabinet space, or lack thereof, these tips and ideas can benefit the organization of your kitchen!

Pantry Roll Out Drawers

Every pantry need this. Roll-outs! Roll-out drawers give you a clear visual over what is in your cabinet, an organizers dream. Imagine all those cans, condiments, containers, and even platters that could be stored!

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The Appliance Garage

The appliance garage s a great solution for those appliances you use frequently but would like them easily accessible when you need them. This is a great solution for any kitchen!

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Spice Organization

The spice drawer and pull-out is the answer to all the missing spices you forgot you even had. Imagine having full sight over every single spice you own? Cooking just became that much more enjoyable!

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Corner Cabinet Pull outs

In the kitchen corner we typically think “Lazy Susan”, or just a blind cabinet which sometimes are hard to reach. Well, here is an alternative to those options: shelves that swing out. These shelves come in different shapes and different mechanisms. Here are just a few:

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Chef’s Pantry

Ah, the chef’s pantry! A dream for many! This system allows for maximum occupancy in your pantry cabinets leaving a spot for every item. The shelves swing out allowing for storage beyond what you see, while also having shelves on the doors. Amazing!

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Mixer Stand

If you don’t use your stand mixer every day this is a good solution for those who want to omit the heavy lifting. The heavy duty lift does all the muscle work for you! This option also frees up valuable counter space for those who typically keep their mixers on display.

 

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Intro to Cabinetry

When going through a kitchen remodel you will find yourself encountering a lot of different terminology. At times, it may be a little confusing and you can easily feel overwhelmed. For that reason, we wanted to create a series of simple guides to help you with some of the terms we commonly use during the design process. Remember, we are here during the entire process and our number one goal is to help you achieve your dream kitchens and baths. Our series begins with cabinetry, so here we go!

 

Cabinet Door Materials

  • Wood: Wood is the most common cabinet door material used. There are several species of wood, with each having their own set of characteristics such as color and textures.
  • Veneer: This is typically a very thin piece of wood that is applied to the cabinet door. This is a good option if you’re interested in exotic wood which may not be easily attainable.
  • Melamine: This is a plastic based product that bonds to the cabinet door through high pressure.  This product is a tough material that has many color variations and styles.
  • Thermofoil: This is a type of vinyl that is applied through heat and pressure to the cabinet door. This too has various color options and styles to choose from.

Take a trip to our showroom to see all the options we have to offer!

Construction types: Frameless, Framed, and Inset

  • Frameless: This type of construction is the most commonly used when remodeling. It is also referred to as “European construction”. With this option you receive the best accessibility when using your cabinets. The cabinet door also covers the frame of the cabinet box.
  • Framed: Like its name, this is a cabinet box that has a frame covering its face. Due to the frame, you sacrifice a little bit of accessibility. Also to note, the cabinet door does not commonly cover the entire frame leaving portions of the frame exposed.
  • Inset: This type of construction is also framed but the cabinet door and drawers are sitting inside the frame. This type of look typically leans more on the traditional side. See the photos below:

Construction Types

Panel Types

  • Recessed Panel: This is a type of door that has a flat center panel, such as the shaker door style. This panel type is common in transitional style kitchens. 
  • Raised Panel: This is a type of door where the center panel of the door is raised. This can be seen in kitchens and baths leaning more traditional .
  • Flat Panel: This type of door has a completely flat panel. You will see this panel type in modern applications.

See the different types below:

Panel Types

Keep looking out for our topics covering materials! Coming soonCountertops 101.

Top Kitchen Design Trends of 2016

Are you thinking about doing a kitchen remodel or kitchen update? Well,  before any money is spent, we believe that it’s very important to be informed of current design trends. Every year trends come and go, but our favorite tends to be the ones that can stand the test of time.

  1. Neutral Color Palette

You can’t go wrong with sticking with a neutral color palette. This isn’t technically a “trend” but has in the past years picked up steam and played a huge role in the kitchen design industry. Whether it’s an all white kitchen or the use of other neutral elements such as grey, this palette is extremely popular as it is classy and timeless. Plus, having a neutral base allows you to style and accessorize interchangeably as the years go by.

Recent Neutral Kitchen Remodel:

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Recent Neutral Kitchen Update:

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See what the difference between remodel and update is here

2. Open Shelving

Open shelving can be a beautiful break from a long line of upper cabinets. Whether you’re neat and tidy and enjoy displaying everyday dishes, or would rather use open shelving as a way to decorate, this is a good option for all types of clients. This is one of our projects with a beautiful example of open shelving:

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3. Quartz Countertops

Quartz has become increasingly popular as a choice for countertops. This material is almost zero maintenance which attracts many customers. Today, there are so many options, even ones that resemble natural stone such as granite and marble.

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Come by our showrooms and take a look at what we can offer! Click here for our contact Info.