The best options for base cabinets in Kitchen design today are drawers. Drawers provide more useful storage, are easier to use and cost less than door cabinets with roll out shelves. Roll out shelves are designed to retrofit existing Kitchen base cabinets when you are not replacing your cabinets. If you are purchasing all new cabinets for your kitchen definitely think drawer storage. Highlighted in this photo is the hidden baseboard toe kick drawer. A great place to store place mats and grill accessories. Provide them where ever they make sense and you will find they are very useful for dining table linens and much more.
Above the toe kick drawer are (2) 36″ width base drawers. Vertical dividers are used to separate the interior space for storage coffee mugs, tall to go water bottles, coffee, teas and K-cups for the buffet bar area with the smaller prep sink. 30″ width drawers are in the Center Island with a custom insert for knives in the top drawer. The lower drawers are utilized for colanders, small tray storage and dog accessories. Drawers can be outfitted with peg board inserts for dinner plates, bowls or pots and pans storage.
This custom Center Island is finished with a Teal Gray Metallic Industrial spray paint that wears like iron. The paint finish is also used on the light trim molding below the upper cabinets and as an added flat pyramid shaped embellishment on the cabinets which end on the countertop. This keeps the color flowing throughout the otherwise white kitchen and adds a soft timeless finishing touch to the custom cabinets. The baseboard is actually plastic laminate finish that coordinates perfectly with the teal painted finish. No one can tell the difference and the plastic laminate is perfect for maintenance issues.
Ordering new cabinets – think drawers, drawers and more drawers! Multi-purpose, customizable, easy to use, practical and budget wise drawers win out.
Homeowners today choose the richness and warmth of the natural wood floors throughout the main living areas defining a classic, handsome continuous character for the home. Realtors know homes with wood floors sell faster and if a property is not selling recommend upgrading with hardwood flooring. Once living with all wood floors you will quickly determine the need to cover the floors for protection, acoustically soften the rooms and provide warmth and comfort underfoot. Matching area rugs or carpets used throughout the home or townhome’s open floor plan tie the spaces together beautifully allowing the eye to flow comfortably from area to area, and when selected to complement existing furnishings they enhance the overall ambiance of the home.
Where to begin your design scheme or color palette for your new home? Upon walking into a room your eyes are 1st drawn to the windows and 2nd to the floors. Windows for their light filtering character and the floors keep the space flowing and the eyes wandering. The more floor you see the larger the room or home will feel. When beginning a home design we look at the floor coverings as one of our first inspirations. Start your color concept and palette with the product that has the least amount of style and design selections to choose from. Drapery and upholstery fabrics are endless, carpet selections are limited. As a significant amount of money will be invested in your floor covering decisions it is wisest to select classic, timeless designs and patterns.
The simplest solution is ready-made matching area carpets if you can find a pattern and design style you love and work with standard sizes. Custom area carpets designed to fit each room, space and hallway coordinate the main living areas of larger residences and provide definition for the Living, Dining and Foyer Areas of townhomes. Starting with a beautiful patterned field carpet which will hide dirt and set the premise for a transitional, traditional or modern design concept we either work with a coordinating patterned border or pair two solid color accent borders around the field carpet for a professional finished look.
We will explore both options: A) ready-mades and B) custom carpet options in later posts. Like what you see – send us a picture(s) and room dimensions and we will provide samples and solutions that enhance your existing furnishings. Call 703-425-9050 or email directly to email@example.com.