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! Entrants may register online at www.wellborn.com. No purchase necessary to enter. Entrants must fill in all required fields. All contest registrations begin on July 1, 2013 at 12:00:01 am and end November 30, 2013 at 11:59:59 pm.
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.”
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.
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.
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…….
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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
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
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.
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?
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.
All-American Photo Tour
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Miele Steam Oven
Stay tuned for more KBIS updates of all the great products from our booth!