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!
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.
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.
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 Scrapbookon 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.
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.
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.
4. Houzzis 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!
So there’s just a few of the awesome online tools you can use to start your Kitchen & Bath Planning today!
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.
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
* 2002 Design Trends Survey Update for NKBA by Sovereign Marketing Research, Fifth Avenue, New York
Houzz is an excellent tool for our industry – a wonderful place to showcase your work and gather potential leads & share your customer reviews.
I love to share some of the Wellborn Cabinet Creations I find as I review the site weekly. This week I just had to share a kitchen designed by Cecile Cote – a precious design featuring our Hanover Maple Door Style finished in Glacier White. Even though the color scheme is basically all white – there is a softness about the space – maybe the open cabinets, maybe the soft colors of the decor or the warm toned wood flooring – whatever it is – it’s inviting and simply perfect.
One of the hot hues right now is Gray – cool gray – warm gray – medium gray – just gray! As we “work/play on Pinterest” we found a calming and quite enchanting gray comrade – Orange…… And we thought we would share a few of our fun finds. Enjoy!
Check out our latest Gray – Willow (Available with Bronze and Slate Glazes)
Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with Hoffman Media on the NANTUCKET SOUTH home located in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Hoffman Media established and maintains several nationally recognized magazines such as Cooking with Paula Deen and Victoria.
Wellborn’s cabinetry is beautifully featured throughout the home. Rooms include the kitchen, pantry, laundry/craft room, master closet and bath, and upstairs baths.
Each room will be featured in the magazines and issues listed below.
CELEBRATE: September / October Issue featuring craft room November/December featuring dining area/wet bar
COOKING WITH PAULA DEEN: September/October Issue featuring kitchen
We’re not talking about personality here – we’re talking about the shelves in your closets and storage spaces. 🙂
When people show me closet spaces – they often feel compelled to “use every inch”. So whether the closet is 24” deep (standard depth for a reach-in closet) or 38” deep (space left over that a builder turns in to a closet), they want shelves that are as deep as the closet itself. Bad idea.
Extremely deep shelving is not only more expensive, but it creates what I refer to as “the big, black hole”.
If you want to remember it with a rhyme – deep shelving “increases cost and things get lost”.
Here a couple rules of thumb:
-The deeper the shelf – the farther apart the shelves should be spaced.
-Small items work best on shallow shelves. An ultimate luxury is being able to see every item that’s on your shelves. So if we’re talking about your pantry, let’s avoid having 37 cans of tomato soup with expiration dates from 2007 hidden behind today’s juice box purchases. Think: open door – look at shelf – find needed item – grab and go. Closets aren’t gardens – we don’t want digging.
-Larger items can work on deeper shelves – things like pillows and blankets or furniture cushions. But be aware – the deeper the shelf – the greater the propensity for the client to overload the shelf. The added weight could be a service call waiting to happen – so reinforce those deep shelves whenever possible.
So here’s to making your closet designs more effective. And if you’d like to keep learning more, join me in the platform of your choice so we can connect!
By merging a unique background of custom storage design and marketing, I’m able to share great, industry specific tips to help you with your business, whether that’s designed solutions or social media marketing guidance. I’ve been designing closets for over a decade and serve as a judge for our industry “Top Shelf” Design Awards. I’m also a member of the first graduating class of Registered Storage Designers through the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals. I love teaching and sharing – in person and online – and look forward to connecting with you, so join me on any (or all) of my social profiles.
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And if you’re looking to go deeper in to closet design – I’ve got your solution. I’ve created the FIRST EVER INDEPENDENT closet design course – ON LINE!
If you’re wanting to learn about closet design, or become better at closet design – this the opportunity for you to make that happen!