Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Features to Include in Your Custom Cabinets

Custom CabinetsCustom cabinets are incredibly useful when it comes to storage and function. Custom cabinets tend to be far superior to stock cabinets. Instead of being large open spaces, we can break custom cabinets into specific sizes that are useful for the appliances, tools, and solutions one uses on a daily basis. These cabinets also make organization easier than before.

From an appearance perspective, we can customize custom cabinets for any style or design that the customer prefers, with a finish or color that best suits the design. One of our designers can provide suggestions during a consultation. In the meantime, here are some features to consider adding to your cabinetry.

#1. Spice racks

Rather than hunting for the perfect spice in a crammed cabinet space, install a spice rack that is narrow and easy to pull out. Homeowners can store more spices here and easily see what is available with one glance, rather than needing to dig for it.

#2. Create a utensil cabinet

Similar to the pull-out spice rack, one can pull a utensil cabinet out with relative ease. Essentially, we create holes in a drawer-like space so that round utensil holders can slide in and out with use.

#3. Add pan separators

Do not just throw all of the pans into one large cupboard. Instead, install separators to help the pans remain organized and easily-accessible. No more clanking pans when it is time to bake.

#4. Built-in garbage and recycling

Hide the unattractive and smelly garbage by installing a built-in garbage system. We can build cabinets that accompany the trash and recycling bins in a discrete fashion. This way, no one will have to look at the trash bin in the middle of the kitchen.

#5. Pull-out counter space.

If your kitchen is rather small when it comes to square footage, one may need additional counter space. An effective method to gain additional square footage is to install surfaces that pull out under the countertops. When doing something like baking, people can pull out the counter space to place the mixer on or the hot cookies coming out of the oven.

#6. Install organization

When a person pulls out an open drawer it is likely to be a mess because it is one large space with no possibility of separating the contents. To solve this problem, we can install parts to organize each drawer organization tp create cubby-like spaces. Then, everything can go in a specific cubby to make a convenient space.

#7. Wine storage

Designate an area in the kitchen for cold and room-temperature wine storage. When designing the layout of custom cabinets, we can create spaces for the client's current favorites.

The sky is the limit

There is no limit to what a creative homeowner, and design team, can do when having custom cabinets installed in your home. Any requirement, suggestion, idea or concern can be addressed because these cabinets are literally being created for you. The key is taking the right amount of time to consider what will be stored in the kitchen, how it will be used, and what functional elements are necessary to create a fully functional space. This is something our design team can help with. Call today to get started.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fun Ideas for Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen RemodelIf a homeowner is ready to undergo a kitchen remodel but is looking for something unique and not conventional, we have several options to choose. These options add both visual appeal and higher functionality to the home. Here are some of the list of things to try:

#1. Pull out utensil organizer

This organizer is an easy way to get the utensil holders off of the counter for a clutter-free experience. Essentially, this is a narrow cabinet with holes cut out of a top shelf so that the utensil holders can slide in and out as necessary. This organizer provides a convenience that makes the entire process easier.

#2. Hidden, growing outlet

We can install a hidden outlet in the counter that people can push down when not in use. This convenient invention allows for a tour of plugins to emerge when necessary and then shrink back into the counter when not in use. For anyone that likes to cook, this can be a convenient way to plug in small appliances that an individual only uses it occasionally.

#3. Coffee cabinet

Coffee drinkers can rejoice since we can install a special cabinet for the necessary coffee brewing tools. Imagine how convenient it can be to plug in a coffee pot and have the coffee, cream, sugar, and cups directly above completely hidden out of sight.

#4. Hanging pan holders

A big complaint we hear from homeowners planning a kitchen remodel is what to do with the pans that always cause clutter. One easy solution is to create a hanging system that slides into a cupboard. Instead of stacking them on top of each other, the pans can be hanging one in front of the other for convenient storage and access. As a bonus, this will keep the pans in better condition.

#5. Install a banquette

For additional seating, install a banquette instead of just using counter seating. A benefit of a banquette is that storage can be built underneath to house things like the extra linens or kitchen appliances that are very rarely used.

#6. Hang a chalkboard

To create a space for kids to play or for the homeowner to feature the meal of the day, people can hang a chalkboard on the wall or use chalkboard paint to create a wall that can be drawn on. This is a cheap and simple way to add some fun to the house's kitchen space.

#7. Create an indoor/outdoor space

Using a large window that opens completely, people can suddenly have an indoor kitchen with access to the outside. For summer fun, have a bar built on the other side so that guests can pull up a stool and interact with you while cooking, without ever coming inside. This is a fantastic way to host a summer party since people can easily move trays of appetizers or drinks from the kitchen to the outdoor counter with no hassle.

Call for help with your kitchen remodel

These are only a few of the fun ideas we have for your kitchen. For help, schedule a consultation with one of our designers.