Dream Kitchen Makeover Winner

Dream Kitchen Makeover Winner

On behalf of the entire Wellborn Cabinet Family, we congratulate Kay Doran Senior as our Dream Kitchen Makeover Winner!
“We are all very excited to begin the process of your Dream Kitchen Makeover!”
Congrats also to Brenda Ramirez of Uptown Kitchens as the Official Dream Kitchen Makeover Dealer.”

Houzz Call from Echelon Custom Homes

We always love to find beautiful Wellborn Cabinetry designs on Houzz – a great tool for consumers to find their “style” and for remodelers, builders and dealers to “showcase” their work!

Our Houzz Call of the week is from Echelon Custom Homes with a delightful clean and classic design using our Sonoma Maple Door Style finished in Sandstone Slate on the perimeter and island of the kitchen.

Contemporary Kitchen by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes
Contemporary Kitchen by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes
Contemporary Kitchen by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes
Check out all the great design work from Echelon Custom Homes at http://www.houzz.com/pro/echeloncustomhomes.

All-American Cottage in South Carolina

All-American Cottage in South Carolina

Inspired by the nationwide groundswell of interest in American made products, Southern Living and This Old House are joining forces with Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., Cabinets & Tops of the Upstate and Dillard-Jones Builders to construct an All-American Cottage.

Congrats to Courtney Shearer – a 2013 NKBA 30 under 30 Recipient!

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Courtney Foster Shearer was selected as one of the 30 Under 30: Exceptional Young Kitchen & Bath Professionals, by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.  This award carefully selects professionals in the kitchen & bath design industry to acknowledging their success and give them opportunities to speak on trends, the next generation of Universal Design, research showrooms of the future, and to give input on the overall direction of the kitchen and bath industry.

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This is Courtney’s second award with NKBA.  In 2011 she and Jim Meloy won a design award for the Large Kitchens category.

D.J. Sjoerdsma our Georgia Territory Manager recently sat down with Courtney Foster Shearer of Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios to find out a little more about her…….

School & place of work or past employment or any jobs that got you ready for this honor.
I attended The University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in Furnishings and Interiors. I am a Senior Designer for Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios. She designs kitchens, baths, and custom cabinets for area homebuilders, architects, remodelers, and homeowners.
What professional organizations are you a member of and what role do you play in each?
Vice President of Academic Relations, NKBA Georgia Chapter, Designing Dawgs member.
What is the one thing that you were taught or told that has inspired you the most and you believe would help others who also are pursuing a profession in this industry? My current employer, Mike Bell once told me “Only those who do nothing, don’t make mistakes.” I think this is a great piece of advice because in this industry it’s all about trusting your gut, trying new things and learning from your mistakes. I believe the most successful designers are those who are relatable. It’s all about treating people the way you wish to be treated and explaining ideas, issues and solutions in a way that people can relate to and understand.
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So what are your goals for 2014 and the future?
My goals for 2014 are the same as every year, I hope to grow professionally and become more efficient, proficient and more involved than the year before. My goal is to enter more design contests and hopefully win awards for some of the projects I have worked on.
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What other interesting projects are you involved in, won and important to you?
I started a design blog, The Cow Spot in 2011. I write weekly posts detailing current and upcoming projects, trends and design concepts.
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In 2012 I was a finalist for “Best New Design Blog” for the 2012 Designers Hall of Fame and was recently nominated for a “Homie” award by Apartment Therapy. In 2011 I won the NKBA Georgia’s Calla Award for Large Kitchen with Jim Meloy. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Brent as well as our family and friends.
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Congratulations Courtney on this great honor and thank you for taking the time to talk with us!!! You are the road to Great Things!
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It’s time to make a Houzz Call

Houzz Call – Sharing Great Wellborn Cabinet Designs we find on Houzz.

Each week we love to spend time on Houzz (probably more time than we should) but every time we find a new design or project featuring our cabinetry and we are in awe of the unbelievably talented designers who specify Wellborn!!! We salute & appreciate your talents and continued support by sharing your work on our social sites as well! So Enjoy!

This week’s Houzz Call is by Coast Design Kitchen & Bath Mobile, AL, US

http://www.kitchensbycoastdesign.com

Downtown Mobile, Alabama Historic Home Kitchen Remodel

Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, this home is one of the “twins” or les Jemuelles as they are known. It was built in the late 1800’s and is located in the De Tonti Square Historic District in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Coast Design Kitchen & Bath designed and installed this remodeled kitchen in May 2013.

Cabinetry featured is from our Estate Custom Collection. The cabinet door style is Melrose Maple with our Pebble Java Finish.

Photos by Jessica Henderson

All-American Cottage – An All-American Treasure

As a Family Owned and American Made company for over 52 years, Wellborn Cabinet is proud to announce its partnership with Southern Living and This Old House on the All American Cottage.

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Inspired by the nationwide groundswell of interest in American-made products, Southern Living and This Old House are joining forces with Wellborn Cabinet, Cabinets & Tops of the Upstate and Dillard-Jones Builders to construct an All-American Cottage.

Located in the quintessential southern community of Verdae in Greenville, South Carolina, The All-American Cottage will be a stunning showcase and testimony to the ingenuity and quality craftsmanship of products made in the U.S.A.

We are excited to share with you an interview and the photo tour that is currently on Southern Living’s Website. Enjoy!

MEET THE BUILDER  – WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BUILD ALL-AMERICAN? 

Tom Dillard, Greenville, South Carolina
Tom Dillard, of Dillard-Jones Builders – Greenville, South Carolina

As a former manufacturing guy, I’ve seen first-hand the results of taking a raw material to a finished product that is sold on the open market. Manufacturing means jobs, and a lot of them. After almost a decade in the custom home building industry, I have seen a decline in U.S. construction jobs–a lot of it due to the use of materials and products made somewhere other than the United States. When I saw the news coverage on Montana home builder Anders Lewendal and his commitment to build a home with materials made in the USA, I was inspired to try it myself, especially after reading that the use of just 5% of USA-made materials in the construction of a new home means 220,000 jobs.

WHAT’S THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE DESIGN?

Our goal was to create smaller open floor plans with a strong focus on outdoor living areas. We have done this, in part, by taking cues from what we see as emerging new trends in plan design. Our designs include a focus on a spa-like master shower and no tub, and casual dining instead of formal rooms.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FEATURES THAT MAKE THIS COTTAGE SPECIAL?

This home has great windows bringing in as much light as possible into the main living spaces. A variety of outdoor living areas expand the living space and 10′ ceilings in the main level help create an even larger feel.

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Detail in the Details
Detail in the Details

In true All-American style, the Cottage features board-and-batten style shutters from Southern Traditions Window Fashions of Greenville, SC and custom made locally in Fountain Inn, SC. Adding to the authenticity and true southern touch of the shutters is the hand crafted shutter hinges and holdbacks by The Heirloom Companies of Campobello, SC.

Crisp and Clean
Crisp and Clean

The alley-style master bathroom beams an expansive walk-in shower and neutral colored cabinets and countertops that connect together for a crisp and clean feel. Cabinets are made and sourced in the USA by Wellborn Cabinet of Ashland, AL and Corian Counterops.

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Subtle but Impactful

The interior of the All American Cottage features LP SmartSide panels, one of the fastest growing brands of interior and exterior siding in America.

You truly have to see this wall treatment in person – it is simple style.

From mountain to rock to countertops, the crisp granite pairs nicely with the subway style tiling and Wellborn Cabinets of the Kitchen. Sourced from a fittingly named city, the countertops were procured from Stone Mountain Ga and installed by Carolina Foothills Studio of Travelers Rest, SC.

Every Detail in the Kitchen is lovely.
Every Detail in the Kitchen is lovely.
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All-American Kitchen

The kitchen of the All American Cottage features Monterey Style Maple cabinets in Glacier Pewter Finish provided by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. of Ashland, Alabama and Made In USA stainless appliances from Dacor.

Again, we are truly proud to be part of a great All-American project and working with such great companies and sponsors!

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