Gray. The New Neutral.

At this past year’s KBIS we debuted our new gray named “Willow” it was met with much excitement from our dealers, team members, design partners and the K&B industry as a whole! Our Corporate Designer Karen Salyer worked with our Dealer-Designer Council and our marketing team to achieve the correct hue answer to the new neutral question.

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Messina Maple finished in Willow
@Crossville Tile was a partner in the Wellborn Cabinet booth! Here Irene Williams stands by their tile backsplash during a tour of the booth given by Wellborn designer Karen Stanley.
@Crossville Tile was a partner in the Wellborn Cabinet booth! Here Irene Williams stands by their tile backsplash during a tour of the booth given by Wellborn designer Karen Stanley.
Tim hard at work grouting after the displays arrive at the show
Tim hard at work grouting after the displays arrive at the show.

The transitional style kitchen also showcases components that are part of our Active Living Collection – the open space under the cooktop is a great space for legroom  – whether wheelchair or a chair / stool – and adds interest to the space as well.  One of the many elements that increased the appeal of this kitchen was the use of lighting! Lighting was used in the normal areas, wall cabinets with glass doors and in the leg room area under the cooktop but lighting was also added to base cabinetry in hard to see corners and where cabinetry kits were installed. Just another excellent feature for those clients with aging eyes, limited sight or really for everyone!

Automatic Light for Cabinetry where its needed most. Never lose anything again.
Automatic Lighting for Cabinetry where & when it’s needed the most. Never lose anything again.
The Press at Designer Karen Salyer's presentation on Willow.
The Press at Designer Karen Salyer’s presentation on Willow.

More Pictures from the Display.

The Door Style: The door style featured on the display is a new door style – Messina Maple, a full overlay, wide stile and rail, cope and tenon door with a solid wood reverse raised center panel, which is available in Cherry or Maple and comes standard with a three-piece drawer front (which changes to a five-piece when the drawer front is over 8 1/8” high) or optional slab drawer front. Messina is available in the Premier Series, Estate Custom Collection and the Elegant Bath Collection. 

With Design Partners – Designs Come to Life!

Thanks to all our Partners!
Thanks to all our Partners!

No display could ever be possible without the dedication and assistance of our Design Partners! We have included links to all the products that were used in the Willow display.

Cambria - great Product and Partner!
Cambria – great Product and Partner
Accessorize Your Cabinetry
Accessorize Your Cabinetry

Miele Steam Oven

Miele Steam Oven

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Faucet & Sink
Cambria Countertop
Cambria Countertop
Cooktop
Cooktop
Oven
Oven
Steam Oven
Steam Oven

Decorative Hardware

Decorative Hardware

Wall Paint Color
Wall Paint Color

Stay tuned for more KBIS updates of all the great products from our booth!

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Made in America Winner – Mr. Ken Ruhland

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Congratulations to Mr. Ken Ruhland for winning the Made in America Contest. This fall Mr. Ruhland and a guest will be our honored guests at Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.

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The event will include a private manufacturing facility tour conducted by one of the Wellborn Family members – Ken and  a guest will get to see how cabinetry is truly made – from the logs arriving at our plant for processing to finished products being loaded on our own fleet of trucks. They will also get to meet the people of Wellborn Cabinet throughout the tour and get a glimpse into what teamwork & family are truly all about.

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After all the day’s work Ken will be treated to fun on the lake  – boat riding, fishing and skeet shooting to finish the long day at the Wellborn Cabinet Campus.

We can’t wait to meet Ken and family and for him to meet all of us!

Thank you to all that entered!

 

HGTV KBIS 2013: What’s Hot in Kitchens

Excerpt from: KBIS 2013: What’s Hot In Kitchens

by  May 1, 2013

If you saw Kayla’s bathroom trends post then you know that we recently spent a few days in the Big Easy for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show checking out the hottest new products before they hit shelves. Trendspotting at a trade show is always fun but unlike other shows we attend where design is the only focus, kitchens and baths are spaces where form and function are equally important so technology is key. If you’re in the market for a new kitchen, or just thinking about a few upgrades, here are the freshest trends/technologies to make your kitchen really cook!

Wondering what color to paint your cabinets? I polled a few manufacturers and while white cabinets continue to be tops, gray is the shade they’re betting on to break white’s top spot. This kitchen by Wellborn pairs soft gray cabinets with richly stained wood — combining cabinet colors is another kitchen trend that’s holding strong:

 

Monterey kitchen cabinets in Pebble Java a taupe painted finish with a light gray Pewter glaze