Archive for the ‘Designing Kitchen Cabinets’ Category

How to Decorate Around Plain White Cabinets in the Kitchen

April 7th, 2010 2 comments

Photo From the Arlington Display

This is an absolutely beautiful set of cupboards. The design demonstrates how I would decorate a plain white set of kitchen cabinets. It has a very rich appearance and is tactfully designed.

The light but yet bright coloration of red is just enough of an accent color in this kitchen to add flare and not distract from the beauty of the painted real wood doors.
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Mixing Different Cabinet Styles/Colors in the Kitchen

March 23rd, 2010 No comments

I’m seeing this new design trend where designers are mixing different or various styles and colors of cabinets in one area. Particularly in the kitchen. In some cases, I think that this looks good, but in others I wonder sometimes what planet these folks came from. It’s almost like we are pushing ideas to the extreme of being very ugly at times. read Mixing Different Cabinet Styles in The Kitchen

Five Different Wine Rack Styles-Designing Kitchens

March 19th, 2010 No comments

A quick breeze through a cupboard catalog will offer different combinations of wine rack designs. Various styles are selected while designing kitchens. Oftentimes the decision is made in relation to the available space and the amount of wine bottles that will need to be displayed.

Over the Refrigerator- After the cupboards are in where can you install a wine rack? There are several places where they will work out well. One of the main places that I have placed them is over the refrigerator. This is largely due to people getting new a refrigerator and the door style of their existing cabinetry is hard to match. In such instances or situations, a wine rack can be the perfect remedy to the problem. read Different Wine Rack Styles Designing Kitchens

Ideas How to Make a Kitchen Look Rich

March 19th, 2010 No comments
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For the wealthy it’s not difficult to incorporate high-end things in the cabinet design that make their kitchen look rich. Anything beyond standard selection in cupboard design is going to cost extra. So, if you are looking for ways to make your cupboards look dazzling, plan on spending a few dollars on extras. Upgrades can cost thousands of dollars extra and the possibilities seem almost limitless once you start researching all of the options.

I am going to offer a few ideas on how to make an ordinary kitchen look rich. These are not economical suggestions because any additional upgrade always costs money and with cabinetry, very seldom are upgrades reasonably priced. How to Make Kitchens Look Rich

Problems With Having Real Wood Cabinetry

March 17th, 2010 No comments

All kitchen and bathroom vanity cabinets that are made from real wood have common potential problems. Real wood cabinetry looks rich and can be durable over the course of time, but the key to longevity is proper maintenance.

As you well know, we always get what we pay for. This holds true in the field of cabinet doors and real wood cupboards. One manufacture seems to have a great price for the same product in comparison to a different company. Although looks can be very deceiving if you do not understand the difference between a good finish coat and a poorly finished cabinet door. read Problems With Having Real Wood Cabinetry