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

Wellborn is proud to be a Sponsor of the All-American Cottage 2013

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As a Family Owned and American Made company for over 52 years, Wellborn 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.

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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.

Wellborn Cabinet, Inc is the supplier of all cabinetry featured in The All American Cottage. The building process of the home has begun and the cabinetry made in Ashland, Alabama is soon to be completed and delivered to the home.

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Tour The All American Cottage:
May 2nd – 19th, 2013   (Thursday – Sunday)
Thursdays 1pm-6pm    Fridays 1pm-6pm
Saturdays 1pm-6pm   Sundays 1pm-6pm

 

Calling All Bloggers – Guest Blogger Spots Available!

Guest Blogger Submission Guidelines

What we’re looking for: 

We’re looking for well-written posts/articles that consumers, designers, dealers, remodelers, builders, all business owners, entrepreneurs, food junkies, etc. would enjoy. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Homes, Interior Design, Color, Lighting, Organization, Storage, countertops, the list goes on & on!

 

Step One:

Submit a topic and a brief overview of the post content. You will get an approval or request for revision within 48 hours.

Once topic is approved follow the guidelines below for your post.

  • 400 words minimum
  • The post must be useful to the readers of this blog.
  • The post must be grammatically correct and well-written, Spell check before submitting your article(s).
  • The post must not include competitor links, competitor images or reference to our competition and must not be entirely self-promotional. No links to questionable websites (link farms, adult, etc.)
  • You are welcome to use images from our websites. If you use an image that is not yours please create a link to the owner’s site or note ownership on the image. We love images!!!
  • We reserve the right to edit your article (header tags, punctuation, grammar, etc.) and remove any questionable links.

Author Profile at the End:

The post may include links to your website and blog in a brief author’s bio. (Approximately 3 sentences), which will be published at the end of the guest post.

                          • You are welcome to include an author photo or logo.   
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Exciting News!!!

After your blog has been posted you will be included in our “GUEST BLOGGERS” section in the right hand column of our blog and you will be able to submit posts/ articles for consideration at any time. Your logo and a link to your website or blog will be included.

*Time frame: Once a post has been submitted, reviewed and scheduled it usually takes about 2 weeks. We want to create a “social relationship” around the post across all our sites and that requires planning.  Please note you will be notified of date and time of post, so you can promote across your social sites as well.

*Time frame can be subject to change without notice.

 

Remodeling Your Home: Kitchen and Bathroom

This guest post appears courtesy of Gary Bell of Bell Plumbing & Heating, a prominent Denver remodeling company specializing in kitchens and bathrooms with a gorgeous 8,500 sq. ft. showroom showcasing cabinets, vanities, tile, faucets, fixtures, tubs, showers, and more. Visit our YouTube channel for remodeling videos

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For many homeowners, remodeling can be both exciting and daunting. While it’s a wonderful way to customize your home, it also requires planning, temporary disruptions, and decision-making. Moreover, you need to hire a company you can trust, so that the job is completed on time and within your budget.

The bathroom and kitchen are popular spaces for home remodeling because of how much they are used, and what they are used for. A new kitchen will transform your diet, menu, and cooking, while a new bathroom can combine practicality with luxury. They are also the two spaces within the home that require extensive electricity and plumbing, so it often requires the work of a consummate contractor, or organizing several subcontractors to work together.

If you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, you probably already have some kind of idea in your mind, however vague, of what you want it to look like. Perhaps you are already envisioning a walk-in shower with a deluxe rain showerhead or a large farm-style sink with a soapstone countertop for your kitchen. Jot your ideas down. Ask yourself some further questions: what’s lacking in my current bathroom, or what do I want my new kitchen to do that my current layout doesn’t allow? Make some more notes about your expectations. Get a hold of some interior design or bathroom/kitchen magazines from your local bookstore, and visit a remodeling showroom to pick up some brochures. This is the time for brainstorming your ideas. Is energy-efficiency important to you? What type of fixtures and lighting do you want? You might even try a sketch or two.

Next, take a good hard look at your budget. Know what you can spend on your remodeling project and give yourself a bit of leeway for last-minute additions and changes. Once you’ve got some numbers, head back to your design ideas. With these two in tow, call up your local remodeling professional to talk about an estimate. Make sure to find someone with a good reputation, and make sure you feel comfortable around that person. Because it’s your personal space that will undergo changes, remodeling is not only business, and for that reason, you want to find someone right for the job. Once you’ve arranged for a professional consultation, then you can begin to figure out which of your design ideas are realistic options, which ones may stretch your budget but not break it, and which are even possible given the layout of your home.

After some initial consulting and estimates, you and your trusty contractor are ready to begin the job. Depending on the size of the job, and the extent of your modifications, remodeling can take time. Communication is vital for time frames. Make sure that you have an agreed-upon timeline for your project. While even slight modifications to the plan may change this schedule, knowing how long the various stages of your project will last ensures that everyone is on the same page, and that your new bathroom or kitchen turns out the way you desired.

Thank you “Bell Plumbing & Heating” for the great post – very informative!