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 comfort, plus Universal Design are key to best serving your aging clients. Bathrooms are key areas wherein mobility can be difficult yet eased by comfort-height… Read More »Retired Living and Universal Design
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.
Becoming as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional, modern kitchen and bathroom cabinets are evolving with distinctive style and substance. Of course, with space and storage leading the way in purpose, contemporary cabinet designs are more artfully blended with such present-day designs as contemporary, mid-century modern, transitional and traditional elements. Not your grandmother’s cabinetry, quality and competitively priced cabinets now appeal to “lighter and brighter” inside and out, and complement statement furnishings with a variety of rich finishes and unique accents. Glass door inserts beautifully illuminate tableware and stemware, while automatic LED lighting further brightens… Read More »Style Meets Substance
Dreaming of a new kitchen? There is no time like the present to start a wish list of ” can’t live withouts” for your future kitchen project. Cabinets of the Desert has an idea or two about what homeowners want in a kitchen and can help you make the kitchen of your dreams a reality. Here are a few kitchen features to take into consideration when planning your ultimate kitchen: A Large Island: When entertaining at home most guests gather in the kitchen- especially around the island. An extra foot or two of countertop depth… Read More »What’s on Your Kitchen Wishlist?
The Importance of Choosing Great Kitchen Cabinets Any contractor, real estate agent, or home buyer or seller knows that the added value in a home is found in the kitchen and bathroom spaces. Kitchens are a focal point of any home and for every dollar spent three times the value is added. Kitchen cabinets are the foundation of style and quality in the space, and they also serve to set the tone for the quality that can be found on the rest of the property. If the kitchen is not remodeled well then that is… Read More »Choosing Great Kitchen Cabinets
Face Frame vs. Frameless Cabinets – What is the Difference and Should I Care? There are two industry-standard ways of building cabinets: Face Frame and Frameless. Frameless cabinet construction has been the industry standard in Europe for many decades. Frameless kitchen cabinets were initially developed to meet the need for durable and customizable cabinetry during the home building surge in European countries that followed WWII. Face Frame construction is more traditional in North American kitchen cabinet manufacturing.What do we mean by Face Frame construction? Face Frame cabinets are made with a wooden frame forming the… Read More »Faceframe vs Frameless Cabinets
Cabinets of the Desert is now a dealer for Bellmont Cabinets. We are working with both their 1600 Series and 1900 Series. There are six things we really like about Bellmont. In no special order, these are: They pay close attention to what is new and trending in cabinets design and finishes. Their quality is high. They work exclusively in Euro-style frameless cabinets, which is what our Desert clientele typically wants. Their 2 lines round out the continuum of price points that we are able to offer our clients. Their sourcing and production methods are… Read More »Introducing Bellmont Cabinets