2013 Design Contest Winner – Small Kitchen – 2nd Place

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Designer: Crystal Kennedy

Pacific Northwest Cabinetry – Milwaukie, Oregon

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Design a Closet – The Carrie Bradshaw Closet That's Not in NYC

Denise Butchko shows us that Custom Closets and Walk In closets don’t have to be big to be effective. Well designed closets incorporate the needs and lifestyle of the owner with the space and materials. If you’d like to learn more about how to design awesome closet spaces – visit her website at https://www.butchkoandcompany.com

Houzz Call – Islands We Love – Part Three

Designing an island of your dreams has never been easier. Cabinets + Imagination = Island of your Dreams.

Islands can be Permanent or Mobile

They can be Big or Small

You can create Workspaces or Display Spaces

Create that Work of Art designed just for you.

Houzz Call – Islands We Love – Part Two

Store, Prep, Cook, Clean and Eat  – Work and Play  – the place where it all happens! The place where your personality comes to life.

Store: The island is an ideal area to store utensils, spices, cookbooks and anything else that you might need in that part of your kitchen, also a great way to showcase your favorite items.

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Prep: A great spot to get food ready for the next step – cooking!

Cook: It’s time to fire up the grill…. or simply turn on the microwave. Your island can become your stage to show off your cooking skills.

Eat: A great spot to pull a chair to enjoy a meal or just enjoy a conversation. The island truly can become the heart of the kitchen.

Create your island today!

Houzz Call – Islands We Love – Part One

I truly believe that islands in the kitchen are the norm – if you’ve got the space you might just need an island. I love islands a lot – Why?

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Islands are the new kitchen tables of our generation!

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Work, Eat, Cook, Play everything happens there and they are available in different heights, colors, shapes, sizes, storage options, etc….. You can design an island to meet the needs of your family – whatever they may be.

You can design your island your way and it’s the best place to add that “little bit of punch” that you want for your kitchen without shocking the family too much! It’s your personality on display!

We gather photos on Houzz daily to find the Wellborn Cabinet creations by you – creative designs for your clients, beautiful work that we would love to share. (We’ve also thrown in a few of our designs as well.) Enjoy.

So which island design is your favorite? 

National Kitchen and Bath Month – Cabinetry Basics – Wood Specie

What’s Your Wood Specie Style?

Hardwoods provide a tremendous selection of grain patterns, color variations, and textures, ranging from the bold statements of American red oak, hickory and character maple to the more subdued patterns of cherry and maple. Because no two trees are exactly alike, cabinets crafted from hardwood will have subtle variations in color and grain. These variations serve to enhance the beauty of each piece of Wellborn cabinetry crafted with these hardwoods. Which is why Wellborn Cabinet Inc., is one of the few remaining manufacturers who continues to use solid wood in our Premier Series raised panel doors and drawer fronts.

Cabinetry Door Styles can be constructed out of many different substrates:

Wood, MDF (medium density fiberboard), metal, plastic or a combination of any of those to create your signature cabinetry look.

Maple

Series Cherry A

Maple wood is creamy-white to light reddish-brown finely textured wood featuring straight grain and distinctive marks, such as bird’s-eye, fiddle back, mineral streaks and curly grain patterns.

Natural Maple Cabinet Door

Maple is a very popular choice for home cabinetry, office cabinetry, and flooring.

Honey Maple Bookshelf Cabinet

Maple can be stained, painted and distressed. Maple looks marvelous in all types of interior styles, depending upon the door style or finish.

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Madison Arch Kitchen Cabinets

 

Character Maple

Series Cherry A

Unique characteristics are brought out by randomly occurring, variously sized knots, pin holes, worm holes and tracks, gum and bark pockets, sugar tracks, heartwood and mineral streaks.

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Cluster knots and open knots could also be a feature.The amount of character marks will vary from each piece of wood making each kitchen unique.

 

American Red Oak

Series Oak A

Wellborn’s Prestige Oak is Live Sawn from the heart of Authentic American red oaks. It features selected subtle uniform grains with straighter grain patterns and limited very narrow cathedrals. Prestige Oak is both durable and lasting.

 

Cherry 

Messina Cherry Light Door

Cherry is synonymous with luxury. The rich red highlights give the wood a distinctive appearance. Cherry will occasionally have tiny pin knots, pitch pockets and very small, dark streaks of gum.

Cherry Espresso Kitchen

Charleston Kitchen

 

Character Cherry

Character Cherry Movteray Door

Emphasized by randomly occurring various sized knots, pitch pockets and small streaks of gum. Cluster knots and open knots could also be a feature. The amount of character will vary from each door making each kitchen unique.

 

Hickory

Ginger Java Hickory Sandia Cabinet Door

Hickory has distinctive contrasting colors from light to dark and strong grain characteristics.The texture of hickory is open grained. Hickories by nature are heavy, hard, strong and stiff – producing durable cabinets. Hickory is for homeowners desiring dramatic wood characteristics.Medium Hickory Hanover Kitchen

The next post will cover other substrates such as Laminate, Thermofoil, Metal and MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard).

To Learn More About Hardwoods Go To:

Visit our Website  – www.Wellborn.com 

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Houzz Call with Jennifer Thompson CKD

Our Houzz Call of the week is Jennifer Thompson  – Jennifer does an outstanding job of promoting her “brand”  and exhibiting her design ability for all spaces of the home and showing the details of each project.

So we would love to highlight some pictures of a recent project that we have fallen in love with – Enjoy!

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Design Details: 
Harmony Maple Cabinetry  Perimeter cabinetry finish: Glacier Java  Island Finish: Coffee

Island tops are Giallo Victoria granite. Perimeter tops are Silestone: Gray Amazon in Leather finish

About Jennifer Thompson:  Certified Kitchen Designer and member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and have been designing kitchens and baths for 16 years. I sell Wellborn Cabinets as well as offer 20/20 design services and space planning for all areas of the home.
Services Provided:
Kitchen and bath design, space planning, color and surface selection.

Dream Kitchen Makeover

Enter the Dream Kitchen Makeover giveaway for a chance to win your Dream Kitchen!

One grand-prize winner will receive a check up to $12,000 for his or her own Dream Kitchen!

What will your Dream Kitchen look like? 

Traditional?

Elegant?

Modern?

Click Below to Enter and Good Luck!

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Tools To Help You Discover Your Style

One of the most challenging tasks when planning a kitchen or bath is deciding your actual style. With all the different media outlets – online, print and television such as (Houzz, Pinterest, Southern Living, Coastal Living, HGTV, DIY, etc.) you can quickly become confused about what you truly want for your home.

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In the past a physical scrapbook or project notebook was the way you could share with your designer, builder or contractor your ideas to help them understand your wants and needs  – while this practice is still the norm – the majority of people have moved their project notebooks online in some format to be shared digitally to all involved in your project.

So let’s explore some of the tools that you can use to collect, display and share your style!

1. We offer My Scrapbook on our website – The scrapbook allows you to keep product ideas in a central location, and organize your thoughts, and send them on to your Wellborn Cabinet Dealer.

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2. The Inspire App is a great way to quickly and simply organize your style and bring in your own elements then share with your Wellborn Dealer or Designer.

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3. Pinterest  Need I say more! If you have never seen or used Pinterest beware it can be habit-forming….. from food to fitness….. design to diet …… it has everything. It is an excellent tool to help you learn your style and categorize your design needs and wants.

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4. Houzz is currently the #1 platform for all things residential; new construction, remodeling and decorating  – interior and exterior of the home. A great tool to organize your style & also a great place to find the professionals to make your  dreams come to life!

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So there’s just a few of the awesome online tools you can use to start your Kitchen & Bath Planning today!

Notebook Image From: Courtney Lane Michaels

 

National Kitchen and Bath Month – My Budget

The wonderful thing about the kitchens & baths of today is that whatever your budget there are fashion forward options within every price range.  From Cabinetry to Appliances, Countertops to Flooring, Plumbing to Lighting – there is something out there to fit your budget and style.

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The first thing to consider before ever spending money is to know how much you have to spend – plain and simple.

This doesn’t mean that you don’t create those dream files or ideabooks with everything you love, but it is your gauge for all involved to know exactly how much can be spent on what, who and why – no matter how small or big the job.

Guidelines for a Kitchen Budget: Home Value x 15% = My Budget

Cabinets 36%
Countertops 14%
Appliances 12%
Installation 11%
Interior Design 6%
Hardware/Fixtures 6%
Flooring 6%
Lighting 5%
Other 4%
 * 2002 Design Trends Survey Update for NKBA by Sovereign Marketing Research, Fifth Avenue, New York
Tools to help you set a budget range and planning!
Tools to help you set a budget range and planning!

Various References with tips and tools – Enjoy!

Controlling Your Budget

Real-World Budgeting for Bathroom Remodeling

Developing a Reasonable Kitchen Remodeling Budget