January 11, 2011

Grey is “The New Black” for Kitchens and Baths

Filed under: Industry Tidbits,Projects and Ideas — Lakeville KB @ 4:03 pm

It might not be the first color you think of for kitchen cabinetry, but designers, color experts, and those in the industry are all singing the praises of grey. An article on the K+BB website[1] lauds it as a “go to color…gray even goes with gray”. It is classic yet unexpected, easily complements a number of styles, and looks fresh, especially when done in a matte finish.

Plain and Fancy Custom Cabinetry stated in a recent newsletter[2] that “the great thing about gray cabinets is that…you’re not locked into a single appliance palette”. They, as well as Lakeville’s other manufacturers, offer a number of shades ranging from silver to charcoal – an interesting trend worth checking out.

Click here to see more information on Plain & Fancy.

[1: K+BB Design News, Nov 22 2010 - "What Colors Will Be Big in 2011?"]
[2: Plain & Fancy Newsletter, Vol 1, 2010 - "Going Gray"]

June 30, 2010

From Galley to Gorgeous

Filed under: Projects and Ideas — Lakeville KB @ 8:19 am

A galley kitchen is one where the cabinets are set in parallel lines along opposing walls, often in a U-shape. While efficient, it can sometimes be a challenge for creative design. With this project, a wall was removed, and the cabinets raised to bring them into the original seating area. The height of the window was also changed. An added island in a contrasting finish completes the transformation to a warm and friendly area perfect for entertaining.

Kitchen: Medallion – Windwood – Saffron Vintage
Island: Medallion – Catalina – Pinot Noir

Salesperson: Darren Press

For more information on Medallion Cabinetry, click here.

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June 23, 2010

Summer’s Here – Take the Kitchen Outside!

Filed under: Projects and Ideas — Lakeville KB @ 10:03 am

With the warm weather, most of us are spending time gathered with friends around the barbecue. But what if you wanted to take backyard cooking to the next level? An outdoor kitchen might be just the thing. The National Kitchen and Bath Association reports it as one of the hottest and fastest growing markets – and an outdoor kitchen can add significant value to your home.

These can range from a simple grill / storage cabinet combo to a full kitchen layout complete with sink and even electricity. While every design is different, however, they all share the same necessities: a prep area, a place to cook, a storage area, a cleanup secion, and (of course) a place to eat. Kitchen and Bath Ideas, a division of the Better Homes and Gardens website, has a terrific checklist here, perfect for helping you plan out exactly what you will need.

Crystal Cabinets, a Lakeville featured manufacturer, will be offering a line catering (pun intended) to the specific needs of outdoor kitchens coming in Fall 2010. Click here to learn more about Crystal.

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