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Kitchen Design Elements

Want to learn more about the general principles behind good design? You can read about the golden ratio and the 60-30-10 rule here. Explore the options for good proportion and color use too.

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2021 Kitchen Design Trends

After a year of spending more time than ever in our homes, many of us are ready to give our surroundings a refresh and improve functionality. A renewed interest in cooking and baking, extended periods of studying, or working from home have all highlighted the necessity for dedicated spaces for family members. In fact, according to the 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, 2020 was the first year that saw… 

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2 Useful Kitchen Layouts

In our New Galley Kitchen post, we talked about new modern galley kitchen layouts. In modern homes, these two parallel rows of cabinets open up to the family and dining areas. A century ago, kitchens were relegated to a service area at the back of the house. Today we use our kitchens as a primary room for entertaining, fully integrating them into our living areas. As a result, the L-shaped… 

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Spring 2020 Design Trends

What are the Spring 2020 design trends to watch? Whether you are considering a full kitchen remodel or looking for a fresh look, take inspiration from this round-up. The Dark Side Opt for deep, dark units and contrast with brighter shades elsewhere to add depth and character to the space.  Often overlooked as purely an accent color, black cabinetry and work surfaces are having something of a moment. Black cabinetry… 

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Classic Shaker Cabinetry

Defining Classic Shaker Cabinetry People often gravitate to Shaker cabinetry for their kitchen remodels because the style is simple and timeless. The example above is from our partners at Sollera Fine Cabinetry. The most popular color for Shaker cabinets is white. But there are many finish types available. This cabinet style can work in a traditional, transitional, or contemporary kitchen. How did Shaker Cabinets come to be the very definition… 

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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Retired Living and Universal Design

The Next Generation of Retired Living Designs We can’t escape it. None of us. What, you ask? Aging. Despite being in better physical condition than prior generations, the inevitable changes occur led by mobility and vision challenges. Concurrent with this obvious claim is the notable increase in those choosing to “age in place,” by sharing their homes with grown children or their own mentally or physically declining parents. Safety and…