Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Election 2012: Vote for Kitchen 3

This customer came to us with a specific vision for their new kitchen. They wanted to mix dark, distinctive cabinets with soft white cabinets. The result is a sharp contrast that makes a big design statement. Starting with pictures from magazines, we established the look and worked closely with the manufacturer providing detailed drawings and specific instructions to bring the customer’s vision to life.

Here are the highlights:

  • Contrasting Doors - the bottom cabinets and pantry doors are finished in sable. The upper cabinet doors are painted soft white with a slate highlight. All cabinet boxes are painted soft white. Plus, appliances and exposed ends are paneled for a cohesive look
  • Glass and Light - Cabinets closest to the ceiling and next to eating area feature glass doors with down lighting to showcase collections and provide a bright, open feeling
  • Organization - every inch of this kitchen is maximized for storage and organization with lazy susans, roll out drawers, cutlery inserts, spice racks, tilt out trays and more
  • Hardwood Drawers - dovetail drawers feature full extension Blumotion slides 
  • Cabinet Continuity - we carried the look throughout the home with matching cabinets in the bathroom and laundry area
Check out all of our candidates and cast your vote today!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Election 2012: Vote for Kitchen 2

Here's another great kitchen candidate in our Vote for Your Favorite Kitchen Election.

We designed this traditional, elegant kitchen for a customer in St. Croix. They wanted cherry cabinets with a raised panel for both the cabinet doors and drawer fronts. We worked with Shiloh Cabinetry with a rich Brandy finish. Starting with a simple sketch and inspiration photography, we worked with the customer to create a beautiful kitchen that worked perfectly in the space. Here are some highlights:
  • Drawers - plywood dovetail drawers feature full extension, soft close Blumotion slides 
  • Display Areas - open frames for glass provide a bright focal point and space to showcase dishes and collections. Decorative shelving around the sink area and stove add additional display opportunities 
  • Decorative Crown Moulding - finished perfectly to match the cabinets and give the design a finished look 
  • Storage - tall pantries frame the refrigerator with lots of great storage 
  • Bar/Entertainment Center - includes space for a wall-mounted TV, lots of great seating and tons of storage 
Check out all of our candidates and cast your vote today!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Election 2012: Vote for Kitchen 1

We designed this kitchen for a customer in Tortola who wanted a great space to entertain, lots of storage and functionality and a creative island. We also worked with them on appliances and tile work. The final design encompassed all of the elements the client wanted in a streamlined and contemporary way to create this incredibly functional gourmet kitchen.

 Here are some highlights:
  • Complete Island - with deep drawers, open shelving, sink, cooktop, small refrigerator, and narrow cabinets with tray dividers 
  • Single Pivot Up Door Cabinets - these doors stay in the open position and close softly 
  • Clear Glass Doors - to create a sense of brightness and openness, we included glass doors with an acid etched technique above some of the upper cabinets 
  • Social Seating - working around an architectural beam and support, we created a fun and stylish seating area with cantilever shelves, room for two microwaves, a speed oven and a steam oven. Plus, another row of drawers for additional storage
  • Organization - Every drawer and inch of this kitchen is designed with purpose -- a bread box, cutlery dividers, spice racks and more 
Want to vote for this kitchen in our election? Check out all our candidates and cast your vote.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vote for Your Favorite Kitchen!

It's Election Season, so we thought we'd create an election of our own! Check out our four candidates for Your Favorite Kitchen.

Who will win? Will it be ...

Kitchen 1: Contemporary with Creative Island from Tortola
Kitchen 2: Traditional & Timeless from St. Croix
Kitchen 3: Transitional Light & Dark Design from Bermuda
Kitchen 4: Ready to Assemble Contemporary from Bermuda

To find out more about each candidate -- what inspired them, cool features, kitchen storage, cabinet style and more -- click on the links above.

Cast your vote TODAY!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

4 Easy Bathroom Updates

New Fixtures
We recommend picking one finish color and style for your bathroom and carrying it through your plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, towel bars, and other accessories. Kohler offers a great assortment of stylish, coordinating options for everything from towel rods and lighting to medicine cabinets and cabinet knobs. Check out our Bathroom Photo Gallery for more inspiration.

Curved Shower Rod
Another option for upgrading your bath area is adding a curved shower rod. Curved shower rods provide an additional six inches of elbow room when showering.

Water Saving Showerheads
Replace your old, inefficient showerhead with a more efficient showerhead like Kohler's Flipside. Not only will you enjoy saving on your water bill, but you'll improve the functionality of your shower. The Flipside offers four distinct showering sensations.


Lighting Controls and Fans
Do you ever come home and realize the bathroom fan is still on? With smart timers from Pass & Seymour, you can save energy in the bathroom by installing a timer outlet with lots of options for fans and lighting. These smart combinations provide great solutions.

Visit our Home Update page or Contact Us for more ideas.