Remodel: Old World Artisan by Tukasa Creations

Don’t you just love a good, jaw-dropping, breath-taking kitchen remodel? I know we sure do. Today, we want to share a kitchen that took on an incredible makeover leaving the space not only gorgeous but also more functional and practical to accommodate all of the family’s needs.

Background:

Located in the beautiful area of Corpus Christi, Texas the home was a new purchase that was within only a few hundred feet from the bay. Although the location was outstanding, there were a few not so wonderful features. The kitchen was outdated with a layout that was far from pleasing to the new homeowners making it an area that they wanted to focus on. Because it felt boxed in, the plan was to open up the space to fit their needs.

The homeowners wanted a rustic, old world look for the kitchen, which was brought in through the finish techniques on the cabinetry and the Saltillo floor-part of the home’s roots.

Before:

The kitchen use to be surrounded by a wall with walk-in pantries, but it was not accessible and left the homeowners with not enough space. This outdated and unappealing kitchen was ready for a huge change.

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After:

To fix the problem of the pantry being inaccessible, pantry storage was added into the kitchen cabinetry. Removing the pantry wall allowed for a more open and welcoming design.

The homeowners love to entertain and have children, so they are always hosting guests! This is why such a large island was incorporated into the design. Another reason for the large island is because they wanted a large work zone. The husband loves to cook, so he wanted a sink and stove in the same vicinity for functional food prep space.

The combination of two cabinet door styles partnered with a dark stain and added detail through a finish technique is what makes this kitchen such a standout. The base cabinets are Wellborn’s Premier Series Rose Hall Square and the Wall cabinets are Wellborn’s Premier Series Rose Hall Arch. The cabinetry is Maple and finished with a Sienna stain and Charcoal glaze. Character is added to the cabinetry with an Olde World finish technique which consists of burnishing, rub thru, small dents, worm holes, dry brush glazing, carved edges, medium dents and rasping.

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The finished product was a transformed piece of artwork that the homeowners are proud to show off! Not only is this now an eye-pleasing space, but it contains storage and function to fit all of the families needs!

This beautiful kitchen remodel was completed by Tukasa Creations. For more information go to http://www.tukasacreations.com.

Ashley Robinson, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist

arobinson@wellborn.com

Entertaining Ideas for Small Spaces

Entertaining Ideas for Small Spaces

Small Spaces can pack a punch with the correct design attention. The television area offers plenty of storage with upper cabinetry and lower drawer bases without taking away from the beauty of the design. Wainscoting adds architectural character and space division and depth to a narrow living space without you even know its happening. Rethinking every corner in your space… Instead of letting the space go to waste – add bookcases, storage and a desk area to turn a dull corner into a productive quaint area in the home.

Houzz Call featuring Royal Complete Home

This week our Houzz Call features our dealer Royal Complete Home located in Sunny Marathon, Florida – – a wonderful, creative group of people – When in Marathon come have a cup of tea or coffee with them and see all your options for your new kitchen!

bathroom of the day…

Master bath is Seville Maple Cabinetry finished in Sage Mocha.

Houzz Call – Islands We Love – Part Three

Designing an island of your dreams has never been easier. Cabinets + Imagination = Island of your Dreams.

Islands can be Permanent or Mobile

They can be Big or Small

You can create Workspaces or Display Spaces

Create that Work of Art designed just for you.

Tools To Help You Discover Your Style

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.

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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 Scrapbook on 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.

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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.

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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.

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4. Houzz is 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!

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So there’s just a few of the awesome online tools you can use to start your Kitchen & Bath Planning today!

Notebook Image From: Courtney Lane Michaels

 

National Kitchen and Bath Month – Getting Started

As a salute to National Kitchen & Bath Month we will feature a blog post everyday with tips, tools and more to assist you along the way as you enhance the beauty, livability and value of your home.

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Tools to help you choose your own style!
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Guides to help you beginning to end!
Tools to help you set a budget range and planning!
Tools to help you set a budget range and planning!
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Links to find the right professionals for you!

So join us everyday as we help you discover your style!

 

Gray: Edition 1: Too Many Color Stories to Tell

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!

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Check out our latest Gray  – Willow (Available with Bronze and Slate Glazes)

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Grey Is The New White?

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Why grey?

The color has been surfacing as an increasingly talked-about color in home finishes lately. And I have a few ideas why.

To its credit, grey gives a softer-than-white contrast from the bold power choices of turquoise and yellow that are trending as popular in home decor and maybe we’re looking for calmer, relaxing hues to surround our family’s hearth.

Whatever the reason, designers are looking at grey as an increasingly popular choice for home finishes. And the product designers are giving us more options when it comes to the shades of grey. At the Kitchen & Bath Industry ShowWellborn showcased their new shades of grey including Willow.

While some designers say ‘grey is the new white,’ it’s not exactly taking over white in market share or popularity. But it’s a hue that might be perfect as a backdrop for your next remodeling project.

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by Theresa.