Mid-tone Natural Cabinets Create a Sense of Serenity For this full-house cabinetry installation, the designer specified the Maralunga panel in Sable by Cleaf. This durable laminate panel displays a warm and realistic natural wood texture to ground the creamy whites of the flooring and backsplash. The matte black fixtures and hardware provide further textural contrast. For a cohesive design, the cabinetry is the same throughout the home, including the central kitchen and island, a dining room bar, the baths, the laundry area, and the foyer. This nature-based combination is dynamic and serene at the same… Read More »Harmonious Modern Oasis
Cabinet Wood Species: Maple What is Maple Wood? Sugar maple (Acer sacharrum)-the same tree that gives us pure maple syrup-is also used for furniture and cabinet making. It is sometimes called Hard or Black Maple. A dozen other species of maple, such as striped, silver, red, or bigleaf, are classified as “soft” maple and sometimes used in fine furniture making. The maple tree is native to the northern United States and parts of Canada. The Great Lakes area and Vermont produce most of the world’s furniture maple wood. What Are the Types of Maple Wood?… Read More »Cabinet Wood Species: Maple
We have covered Aging-in-Place generally elsewhere on this site. Please see https://www.cabinetsofthedesert.com/aging-in-place/ This blog addresses how the principles of Universal Design, which make kitchens “age-friendly,” specifically apply to the design and accessorizing of cabinetry. We start with the sink, which is where a great deal of kitchen work happens. Here cabinetry is designed to leave a space below the sink to allow a wheel chair to approach closely. If desired, doors can be attached to the front to improve the look of this arrangement. The sink itself can be fixed or motorized to make it adjustable.… Read More »Kitchen Cabinets – Aging-in-Place
Cabinets of the Desert recently completed this kitchen and bar for a rehab/flip project in Palm Springs. Being budget-conscious for the purposes of the flip, our client went with one of our economical lines. But there was no skimping on style. We used a greige textured laminate cabinet for the refrigerator run upper cabinets. We then added a high–gloss super white European-style slab door for the lower cabinets and bar. Combined with stainless steel appliances, accent tiles, and grey-toned laminate flooring we think the result is quite stunning.
Kitchen storage is always a concern. In addressing, this manufacturers like Hafele are doubling up storage capacity in kitchen drawers with clever multiple tiers like those illustrated above. Go here for the complete Hafele catalog online. And don’t forget that our Design-Craft line gets a jump on this entire issue by offering high storage capacity cabinetry as standard. Click here for the Design-Craft Gallery. Come to our showroom and talk to us about it.
This is a hot trend for 2016 and going forward. Hardware manufacturers, like Blum, are changing the way cabinet doors and drawers function. These hydraulic, easy-close doors fold up and out of the way making them perfect for kitchens where space is an issue. They can be stopped in any location, meaning the handle always stays within reach. Go to the Blum site here: Aventos HL.
Palm Valley Country Club lies on 433 acres to the north of Country Club Drive between Eldorado Drive and Washington in Palm Desert. Construction started in 1984 and was completed in 1991. The development comprises 1274 condominium units laid out on nine miles of roadway and features two 18 hole Ted Robinson designed golf courses. The 6,545 yard Challenge Course is set aside for public use. The master plan provided for significant changes in elevation, resulting in dramatic fairway, lake and mountain views. Palm Valley has a spacious clubhouse which boasts over 100,000 square feet… Read More »Community Snapshot – Palm Valley Country Club