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Kitchen Design – The 60-30-10 Rule

A Simple Kitchen Design Rule Have you ever walked into a kitchen and it just felt right, but you couldn’t put your finger on exactly why? Chances are that proportion was a key factor.   The kitchen designer paid careful attention to balancing needed function with the colors used and the scale of the kitchen cabinets and other fittings. A simple but powerful design rule that can help achieve this balance is called the 60-30-10 rule.  It can easily be applied to color choice and cabinet layout in kitchen design.   What is the 60-30-10 Design Rule?… 

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Kitchen Remodeling Steps

There is a saying in the real estate industry: Kitchens sell homes.But in fact, because of low housing inventory, many people are deciding to remodel instead of selling. In addition, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report, 76 percent of Americans surveyed would prefer to upgrade their home to meet their needs – especially their kitchen. From a financial standpoint, the best (and smartest) kind of kitchen remodel is one that you can enjoy yourself for a few years before selling. Here are some basic steps to take as you plan a new kitchen. Form vs.… 

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2020 Kitchen Design Trends

Color! The all-white kitchen will always be in style, but here are some of the exciting trends for 2020 that will add color, visual interest, and individuality to your kitchen design. Two-toned Kitchen Cabinet Design This design acts as the happy medium between white kitchen cabinets and hue-soaked colored cabinets. This look has been steadily gaining popularity over the past ten years.A common application of this style consists of installing dark cabinets on the bottom, while using brighter cabinets above the kitchen counter. The darker tones in the lower kitchen cabinets can ground the space… 

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New Kitchen and Bath Design Ideas

The Best Bet in Vegas Cabinets of the Desert attended last month’s 2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) held in Las Vegas, NV.  There were some remarkable new home technology and artisanal kitchen design products that will appeal to the most selective home renovator. We are sharing a few of our favorites. Stop by our showroom in Palm Desert to hear more about the products.We are also offering a new product line of finely crafted handles from Belwith Keeler. The Well Designed Kitchen Sink First Wave – Delta Faucet Company’s line of voice activated faucets proved… 

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There’s Every Reason to Be Blue in 2020

Feeling blue this holiday season? You’re not alone. Announcing Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year in 2020 – Naval SW6244 (253-C6). Whether defining an entire room or serving as a tasteful accent, this rich shade evokes calm and a quiet confidence to ring in a new decade. Its focus on biophilia, our fundamental need to connect with nature, blue is largely considered beneficial to the mind and body.Also reflective of the night sky and the ocean’s depth, navy symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth and heaven. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming… 

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Trending Kitchen Design Elements

Your Short List of TrendingKitchen Design Elements Have an eye on design? Chances are that as a leading general contractor, you’re focused on construction plans, sustainable materials and bottom line costs. As a proven partner in what’s trending in kitchen designs, here is a short list of popular kitchen design elements that will add value for your clients, when envisioning their complete kitchen remodel. Creative, concealed storage. Pewter and gunmetal hardware. Upper metal, wood or glass open shelving. Natural stone, vintage inspired lighting and organic basalt tiles. Colorful upholstery for a pop of tint. Natural… 

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Italian Kitchen Cabinetry

Italy Opens Its Doors Many of us know, firsthand, about the unrivaled food and wine that’s synonymous with Italy. Its art and history are also among the most notable in the world. Yet, how much do you recognize Italian kitchen cabinetry? Join Cabinets of the Desert’s Ed Pedalino and his wife, Barbara, on their first trip to Florence and the Tuscany Region. They’ll share moments from their memorable stay at the Hotel Rapallo, the exceptional wine bars and gourmet food [envision grilled octopus and truffle mouse] they enjoyed. Buon appetito. Plus, you’ll discover the beauty… 

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Home Design Preferences for Millennial’s

It’s A Wash for Millennial’s in Home Design Preferences Born between 1982 – 2004, Millennial’s are increasingly influencing housing trends, and you might be surprised at what they’re looking for.When surveyed nationwide, laundry rooms topped their list of preferred design features in predictably open floor plans with smart home featuresand energy-efficient upgrades. Joining the leading amenities for 20% of the home owning market were hardwood front exteriors, entertainment-oriented patios and amplegarage storage. Also noting that bigger is far from better when considering housing size for this budget-minded demographic, added to the overall“favorites” list of design… 

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Designs on Your Bottom Line

We Have Designs on Your Bottom Line Is your workflow steady, but your bottom line diminishing? You’re not alone. Contributing to this trend is more than one key issue. Changing technologies that extend the life of select materials coupled with today’s more open design preferences are resulting in longer lasting home features and reduced finished wall space that can impact your profitability. Seeing reduced installs of drywall or baseboards? With consumers benefiting from more durable materials, such as in roofing, and choosing multifunctional great rooms, joined by more durable flooring and eco-friendly lighting, suppliers and… 

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Wall Lighting

Shining A Light on Bright Ideas for Walls As unique as the vast desert landscape’s hues and formations is a new generation of wall lighting that will shine a light on your clients’ distinctive residences. With studies revealing the connection between emotion and ambient brightness, the brighter the light, the more intense one’s emotions become. Both the intensity and the color of light affect people’s moods. Of course, the lighting in a home changes the mood of a room just as it does its perceived size, making it an important aspect of interior design with…