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.

Quick Dinners, Old School Style

Do you ever wonder how your mom had home cooked meals on the table after working all day and shuttling you from school to practices and lessons? You’re not alone. Bring back some of those quicker meals you loved as a kid and whip up one tonight. You may even be able to prepare a few of these ahead of time. Here are some of our childhood favorites. Which one are you going to try?

  • OldSchoolMealsSloppy Joes
  • Meatloaf
  • Stuffed Peppers
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Shake and Bake Chicken
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
  • Home style Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Enchilada
  • Chili with cornbread

Why Having a Door Sample is Helpful

MapleDoorSamplesYou may not necessarily need a sample of the cabinetry you chose for your kitchen or bathroom, but having one on-hand will be useful when selecting flooring, wall color, backsplashes and countertops. For instance, if you chose one of our eight frameless door styles in Maple, you will inevitably notice unique natural characteristics of the wood, such as small mineral streaks or pin holes/curly birds-eye or burls, which may play a part in determining the other elements to complete your design. When in doubt, a door sample or color chip will be the best representation of your new cabinetry.

The Back-to-School Kitchen

BackToSchoolWith summer coming to an end, the busy kitchen will become even busier with papers to sign, homework to complete and quick dinners to prepare. Here are some quick tips to ensure your kitchen doesn’t become a collection of clutter.

  1. Create a quick snack shelf in the pantry and in the refrigerator for healthy after school snacks
  2. Stock up on pantry staples for those quick weeknight dinners
  3. Designate one drop off area on the counter for kids to place their lunch bags and school papers for parents to read and sign
  4. Organize your storage containers for quick accessibility when preparing lunches or storing leftovers
  5. Create a message board for those last-minute appointments and reminders