Bringing Back the Silence with Soft-Close Hinges and Glides

WarmingtonStellanRidgeFallbrookBrandyBathroom3Does the slamming of drawers and banging of doors make your skin crawl? If so, you’re not alone. Upgrading to soft-close hinges and glides will not only tame your crawling skin, they will prolong the life of your cabinets by alleviating some of the harsher elements: humans. So, what is a soft-closed hinge? It’s a relatively new hardware element for cabinetry in which the door or drawer being closed will slow down and glide to a certain point where the mechanism takes over and eases to a closed position. It’s a gentle and quiet way of prolonging the life of your cabinets….and your stability.

The Basics to Choosing Cabinets

WarmingtonStellanRidgeMarquisVanillaBGKitchen4When remodeling is in your near future, you tag, you pin and you like pictures of living spaces that you feel fit your design aesthetic. And, that’s what you should be doing, but remember not all of those pinned and liked kitchens will be able to be incorporated into your kitchen footprint. Consider consulting with a kitchen designer to ensure you have the proper kitchen specification for your dream kitchen. You will also want to ensure the cabinets you purchase are well made and will last you for years to come. Some features to keep in mind include:

  • Full extension drawer glides
  • Drawers with a 75 pound weight rating
  • Shelves that are at least ¾ inch thick
  • Full depth adjustable shelves
  • Full backs on base cabinets (sink bases excluded)

Lenox Thermofoil Satomi Neutralizes and Softens Modern Kitchens

WEBLenoxSatomiKitchen4Our contemporary Lenox Thermofoil door style in the Satomi finish combines clean, simple lines with a softer, more neutral finish to complement a series of new, modern and on-trend townhomes in Hollywood. The sleek and durable Lenox Thermofoil cabinets are methodically placed to maximize usability in the available yet sophisticated kitchen space. The wood grain finish with subtleties of grey undertones provides balance with the dining and living spaces.  Paired appropriately, our Lenox Thermofoil door style finished with Satomi is an ideal combination for both contemporary and transitional homes. Visit Houzz or Pinterest for more images of this modern living space.

Trending Now: Cabinet Rollouts

SheaTrilogyTsuki2 Fusion Rollout2Adding rollouts to lower cabinets in a kitchen, utility room or any frequently-used space alleviates unnecessary strain when searching for that missing lid, can of soup or lint roller. According to the NKBA 2014 Kitchen & Bath Style Report, rollouts were specified in 92 percent of jobs in 2013, solidifying that homeowners want functional and usable space. In addition to being specified in nearly all kitchens in 2013, the respondents to the survey also indicated they anticipate an increase in the demand for rollouts in 2014. Our rollouts are available with our Standard metal box, our Dovetail 5/8” hardwood box and our Fusion stainless steel box. The Standard and Dovetail roll-outs come with natural wood fronts enhancing the functionality and beauty of the rollouts. Visit us on Houzz or Pinterest to see some of our rollout options.

Bathroom Cabinet Selection Made Easy

WarmingtonStellanRidgeFallbrookBrandyBathroom1With advancements in carpentry, it’s simple to be overwhelmed when starting a bathroom remodeling project with the number of available upgrades and options. To ease into the process, follow these three simple steps in determining the right cabinets for your new bathroom.

  1. Evaluate your available space and make sure you incorporate what is most important to you.  If you enjoy spa-like showers, then consider utilizing the tub space for additional cabinetry to store extra toiletries and towels. The extra counter space will also come in handy when decorating.
  2. Select your bathroom style as it should reflect your overall design aesthetic. Your creativity does not need to stop in your home’s living spaces. Carry the theme into the bathroom, as well. However, the bathroom is an overused and abused room, and special consideration should be made when determining the functionality and practicality of your cabinets.
  3. Determine your budget and then compile a list of have-to-have versus like-to-have items for your redesign. Once you are comfortable with your list, it’s advisable to work with a bathroom designer who can assist you in making the wise cabinet selection to fit your design and your budget.

For bathroom trend and design ideas, such as floating vanities or paneled bathtubs, visit us on Pinterest and Houzz.