Friday, July 24, 2015

Stricking White Cabinets with Dark Floors


We found some of our favorite kitchens that share a common thread; they have white walls and/or cabinetry in stark contrast with dark stained hardwood floors. This combination is a particularly striking style that can be applied to a range of designs.

One of the first things anyone notices about a kitchen is the brightness, well lit, open, usable space. Better visibility is paramount in a kitchen, the most utilitarian room in any home. Many designers and homeowners choose white walls to help brighten this space, although we find that white cabinetry has even more of an impact on the overall feel in a given room. With the eye-level spaces brightened, an opportunity is left open for the flooring to add some sharp contrast and visual complexity.

Rich hardwood floors can be found in a stunning variety of dark stains, with virtually any shade available for the choosing. We love the elegant look and functionality that these floors bring to kitchens.

From enormous islands, to novel lighting solutions, to expansive layouts, each of these rooms has a defining element or two that makes it stand out above the average cooking space.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Buying Cabinets Online

So you've been working with a design-only designer on a kitchen renovation. And you both come up with a plan to end all plans. The kitchen design of your dreams! Now what?

All kitchen design involves cabinetry, but what do you do with your set of completed plans? How do you go from idea to a room you can cook in?

You take the plans you have and generate a list of components, if your designer hasn't done that for you. With that list you can go to a website like KabinetKing, and place an order. Kabinet King offers experienced Design specialist, a toll-free number, and educated customer service reps to help guide you through the entire process.

Just about anyone can order semi-custom cabinetry, as long as you have all of your specifications and measurements. You choose the components you need in the dimensions you need them, the same way any industry professional would.

Kabinet King sells RTA cabinets. RTA means the cabinets are flat-packed and ready to assemble. Don't be afraid to ask questions our reps are there to help and your able to request a sample of the cabinet that you are interested in. Seeing color accurately on the internet is impossible, absolutely impossible and you have to see the actual product if you’re going to get an accurate preview of how things will look in your home.

There are a lot of parts to consider and to take into account but if your needs aren't too complex and you’re diligent in your approach, ordering cabinetry online may be the answer you’re looking for. Buying online is like buying anywhere. Ask a lot of questions and kick the tires as best you can before you take the leap.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Remodeling? Make sure you have the right budget.

Setting up a budget is crucial when you are planning a remodel, sticking to that budget is even more important. There will be extras that will grab your attention and you will feel like you can't live without them; there can be unforeseen labor costs that you need to plan for as well.  We have all watched couples on television plan out their dream remodel only to have their plans altered because they didn't stick to their original budget, or some unexpected cost, caused them to use majority of the budget to fix a problem, and we had to watch as they said good bye to their double oven cabinet.

Having a realistic budget in mind before you begin your project will help you stay on track, and give you breathing room for a few unnecessary but killer accessories.

When you start throwing your budget numbers around think of the key ingredients to your new remodel.

To some it may be the kitchen cabinets. If this is where you wish to splurge, set aside a larger fraction of the budget to the  kitchen cabinets. If you are looking to go with commercial appliances like that Viking SubZero fridge, then you know to allot a decent amount of the budget to appliances.

Some people find working with a budget to be impossible. Luckily, there are great ways to get that high end look at a low end price. Rome wasn't built in a day and, Rome did not build itself. You will be seeking help somewhere along the way and working with one of our Design Specialists will definitely put you on the right track after you established your budget. They will be able to help you achieve your vision, and keep you on or below budget! Stay tuned for more tips, ideas from Kabinet King.