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Cabinet Styles and Finishes

Selecting cabinetry is typically the most challenging and expensive part of a kitchen renovation. Trying to decide which type, style and color to buy can be overwhelming. A little background knowledge will make the process much more palatable. To begin with, it helps to know there are four main styles of cabinetry, which include: Traditional: This style is the most formal and inspired by traditional European flare. It’s often embellished with ornately carved designs and raised panels. Traditional cabinets are usually found in classic, rich color woods. Other elements include stained glass door fronts, glazed doors, decorative brackets, toe-kicks, trim works, crown molding and more. Shaker: This type of cabinet is often considered the most popular and certainly the most versatile. With a simple frame and panel structure, shaker cabinets blend in with both traditional and contemporary styles. Shaker cabinets are most commonly made from high-quality American wood. In today’s

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Cabinetry for the Kitchen

Kitchen Functionality

Kitchen Functionality & Design Functionality & design within your workspace is key to efficiency. There is a significant difference between a house and a home. A house is simply a collection of rooms under one roof. A home is the feeling derived from enjoying the house. Within a home, the kitchen is often the place where everyone gathers to make memories. Whether it’s everyday activities like doing homework or grabbing coffee on the way out the door or traditions like baking cookies at Christmas or toasting pumpkin seeds during the fall, the kitchen is a world of possibilities when it comes to enjoying the little things in life. To make the most of a kitchen, one must also consider functionality. If space is disorganized, cluttered, or significantly dated, enjoying oneself may be impossible. Several components make up the comprehensive functionality of a kitchen. If you’re building a new home or

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Which kitchen cabinets are timeless?

A kitchen renovation is no simple feat, nor is it inexpensive. To make the update last decades, many homeowners prefer elements and designs that are timeless and will sustain changes in trends. Cabinetry makes up the bulk of a kitchen so if your goal is to create a kitchen that lasts a lifetime, it may be wise to choose cabinets with classic beauty and style. Below we offer several timeless ideas. Color: Several colors of kitchen cabinets never go out of style. These include white, gray and navy. These hues stand the test of time. They are neutral, yet classy and stylish. These colors allow the designer or homeowner to make decor changes throughout the years without the budget impact of acquiring new cabinetry. White, gray and navy also pair well with any type or color of appliance. Glass front: Glass front cabinets have been popular for centuries. They offer

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Uniquie Cabinet Styles

Unique Kitchen Cabinet Styles

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It doesn’t matter if it’s small, large, dated or brand new. Whether it’s a regular weeknight evening with family or a festive weekend occasion, everyone tends to gather in the kitchen. Perhaps out of any other room in a home, the kitchen needs to be how you want it. A kitchen can excite or frustrate homeowners, depending on a myriad of factors. With the main focus of a kitchen being cabinetry, it’s imperative that you’re happy with your cabinet choices. Cabinets take up the most space in a kitchen and provide the storage you need to stay organized and sane. When a kitchen is lacking adequate cabinetry, stress and frustration can ensue. There are numerous styles of kitchen cabinets on the market today. Whether you want something antiquated, vintage, contemporary or rustic, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for. What

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How to find and work with a cabinetry professional

Renovating a kitchen is a daunting task no matter what, but trying to do it without professional design help can induce unnecessary stress, as well as extend the timeframe of the project. Along with a designer, you may want to consider finding and working with cabinetry professional. With the significant number of decisions to be made regarding your cabinets, it helps to have someone leading the charge. You may be curious about how to find and work with cabinetry professionals. Collaborating with a local, independent cabinet professional offers many benefits. As opposed to working with an associate at a big box store, someone from an independent studio holds highly specialized knowledge about the world of cabinetry. Whether it’s style, wood type, color, or size, these individuals will consider your needs, wants, and budget. Further, this type of cabinetry professional has access to a broad variety of cabinet manufacturers and is

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Types of Storage Solutions for Bedrooms

Types of Storage Solutions for Bedrooms

The bedroom should be a place for rest and relaxation, but this can be challenging if clutter is taking over every corner and surface. First and foremost, homeowners think about adequate storage in kitchens and bathrooms, but bedrooms should not be forgotten. When organization is considered, the bedroom can be exactly what it’s intended for, a space for connection and reprieve. Below we offer some advice on the different types of storage solutions for bedrooms. Floating shelves: This type of shelving, often placed above the bed or on an empty wall, is perfect for small bedrooms with limited floor space. They also offer a place to put those special items you want to hold keep. Books, candles, lamps and plants can be placed on floating shelves and offer beautiful, colorful décor for any room. Elevated nightstand: An elevated nightstand is helpful because it offers a space below the drawer for

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Where are Schrock Cabinets made?

Where are Schrock Cabinets made?

Are you wondering Where are Schrock Cabinets made? Schrock Cabinetry is one of today’s most elite and popular brands of cabinetry. The company was founded in 1961 in Arthur, IL and was originally named Schrock Brothers Manufacturing. They specialized in handcrafted cabinetry. Schrock became part of the MasterBrand family in 1998 and has continued the proud tradition of creating beautiful, well-crafted products for today’s buyers. The Braemar team has been a fan of Schrock for a long and routinely incorporates their cabinetry into our clients’ design plans. Schrock prides itself on the following five pillars. Schrock Cabinets – Designer-Inspired Color: While clients want sturdy, well-made cabinetry, they also want their cabinets to be beautiful and add to the décor of the space. Schrock works with designers to ensure the color palettes of their products are in line with modern trends. They offer numerous options in terms of colors, styles, glazes

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Types of Storage Solutions for Bedrooms

Cabinets that fit your lifestyle

When selecting cabinets for your kitchen, you need to ensure their functionality fits your lifestyle. There is a process when it comes to cabinet selection. The Braemar designers can fully assist you throughout the journey, but until you meet with a designer, below are some helpful tips and a series of steps to get you started. Consider budget: You may see cabinets on HGTV or Pinterest that you love, but that doesn’t mean those cabinets will fit within your budget. A number of factors are considered when thinking about cabinet cost. Industry stats indicate that cabinets make up approximately 50% of your overall kitchen renovation budget. The best way to stay within budget is to set the umbrella amount for the entire renovation then take half of that and spend it on cabinets. This will leave you enough money to make the other changes you desire. Choose a cabinet door

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Kitchen Cabinet Options for Storage and Display

Cabinets make up a significant component of any kitchen and while we want them to be beautiful, we also need them to be functional. If selected correctly, kitchen cabinets offer homeowners ample storage and help alleviate organizational stress. Consider these tips when pondering kitchen cabinet options for storage and display. The perfect pantry: We use the word “perfect” as a relative term because what’s perfect for one person may be different for another. Nonetheless, we all have an image in our mind of what would create the perfect pantry. Maybe that’s a well-organized, walk-in pantry or a slender, deep pantry. Whatever you preference, most people desire and need a pantry in their kitchen. Utensil drawers: This includes the traditional utensil drawer that organizes forks, knives and spoons. This type of drawer will probably always be needed, although modern inserts make storage much savvier than the days of old. Along with

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6 Types of Kitchen Layouts

Kitchen layouts run the gamut from small and cramped to large and expansive. Whether you’re working with an existing kitchen or building one from the ground up, the layout can make a difference in terms of functionality and enjoyment. There are several standard kitchen layouts. If you’re planning to renovate your kitchen, it’s important to know distinctions between the types and tips for redesigning each type. Galley kitchen: Galley kitchens are long and narrow with base cabinets, wall cabinets, appliances and other functional elements on one or both walls. This creates an abundance of organization and work areas despite minimal square footage. Galley kitchens are popular with professional and home chefs because it maximizes efficiency by keeping everything close together. Some galley kitchens are symmetrical and some are asymmetrical. This is an important decision to make early on as it will affect the scale and scope of your project. If

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Designer for Braemar Cabinetry

When it comes to incorporating cabinetry into your space, we know our stuff! We believe it is time for us to share our knowledge with the world and inspire others to turn their house into a home by maximizing the space you have through design, renovation, and expansion. Whether you are looking for the latest trends and styles, advice on how to select cabinets, solutions for space planning or just general cabinetry  knowledge, we have got you covered.  Have a question not answered in our blogs, feel free to reach out to us. We are always here to help!