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Luxury Kitchen Design

Luxury Kitchen Design: Today’s expensive homes are only as luxurious as the kitchens they contain. Luxury kitchens call for extraordinary details along with the use of rich materials and colors. Scroll down to see the complete gallery below. Kitchens are the Ultimate Investment: As the most valuable room in any room, a luxury kitchen adds tremendous worth to a home. Unlike an expensive car, which can depreciate quickly, an expensive kitchen is an investment that creates value over a longer period of time. Price: In my experience in the kitchen remodeling industry, I’m convinced that the old adage, “You get what you pay for” holds true when it comes to building kitchens....
Posted: March 8, 2017

10 Luxury Elements to Add to Your Kitchen

Custom kitchen cabinets are the height of good taste, which is why most people that can afford them choose to get them. Whether it’s luxurious crown moldings or intelligent storage solutions, custom design is all about the details.   Crown molding. Few things leave designer fingerprints like crown molding does. It can bridge the gap between your wall cabinets and the ceiling, allowing for a beautiful transition. In traditional kitchens, it can cap off the design with one final touch of detail.  Matching ends. Instead of a flush skin, go with matching panels for your cabinet ends. Like decorative legs, they have a furniture-style look. This type of detail especially...
Posted: February 27, 2017

Are Custom Cabinets Worth It?

Are custom cabinets worth the extra cost? Sure, there are many cheaper alternatives on the market – but, do they offer the same customization and design features? No. Will they last as long as custom-made cabinets? Not likely. Will my home achieve the same premium if I decide to sell it? It will not.   Photo by Swell Homes - More modern kitchen ideas   Custom cabinetry offers more value than what meets the eye. You can pick your box material, door material, door style, hardware manufacturer, construction method, finish and sizes – as long as they can fit through the door of a house.   What really separates custom cabinetry from mass-produced is the level of...
Posted: February 23, 2017

Island Ideas for Larger Kitchens

As a kitchen & bath cabinet designer, I have observed an increased interest for very large kitchens. Although these kitchens provide us with the spaciousness that our modern lifestyles require, they do present a problem for designers, architects, and homeowners alike. This is particularly true when designing an island for a large space. Photo by William Byrd Homes - More traditional kitchen photos   One might think that designing a kitchen for a large space would be easier than a small space, but actually, it’s the other way around. When designing a large kitchen, it becomes difficult to incorporate functional work areas and tie them all together so that the homeowner...

Mixing Metals in Your Kitchen Design and Proper Lighting

Despite all the kitchen trends advising you to not mix and match metals in your kitchen, we’re here to tell you that a combination of metals and finishes can create an effortlessly sophisticated kitchen aesthetic. Mixed metals is an excellent way of blending “old world” architecture with a contemporary style. For example, if your kitchen is in an older building, where “pre-war” architecture predominates, you will want to mix and match metals and finishes so that you respect the older architecture, while simultaneously introducing more contemporary pieces to create a complementary look. There are many ways to create this effect; seamlessly mixing metals to introduce...
Posted: February 7, 2017

How to Maintain your Wood Paneling

Custom wood paneling is a beautiful addition to any home. However, if it is not properly maintained, that stylish flair can quickly sour if not cared for properly. In order to keep custom furniture clean, regular maintenance is required. Here are some care practices for your custom wood paneling: 1. Dust and Vacuum Regularly Dust, dirt, and other debris will make a home in the nooks and crannies of genuine wood paneling if you let it. While dusting will effectively remove surface dirt, regular vacuuming is necessary to remove any and all dirt. Add the soft brush attachment to the end of your vacuum before working methodically across the wall. Begin at the top and work your way down...
Posted: January 31, 2017

How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

While cleaning your kitchen is typically part of your everyday routine after cooking, cleaning your kitchen cabinets may often be overlooked. Unfortunately, after months of cooking and not regularly cleaning the cabinets, they can collect lots of grime and grease. This is particularly noticeable with white cabinets. Here are a few tips on how to clean your kitchen cabinets: If you have wooden cabinets, you can try some commercial cleaners like Magic Cabinet & Wood Cleaner or Murphy’s Oil Soap. Some recommend staying away from cleaners with silicone in them, and using mild dish soap and warm water instead. You can also use a homemade cleaner by mixing equal parts of vinegar...
Posted: January 20, 2017

The Best Custom Cabinets in Miami, FL

Custom cabinets in Miami are one of the many products offered at DnG Millwork and Cabinetry. We can build or order custom Miami cabinetry for any home remodeling project you need. When you work with our expert cabinet technicians, you can be assured that you are receiving the best service in South Florida. Custom cabinets are a meaningful investment, and as a result, the staff at DnG Millwork will work with you to make sense of all the options. We have many different brands, types of wood and grain, and finishes available for custom cabinets. We can create the exact look you desire whatever your brand or budget preferences are. Click here to read more on selecting the right type of...
Posted: January 12, 2017

10 Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2017

Gray is the New White Wondering what color you should paint your cabinets? The kitchen industry’s leading manufacturers say that while white cabinets continue to be tops, gray is the shade they’re betting on the to take white’s top spot. Photo by W.B. Homes, Inc. - More transitional kitchen ideas Check out new functionality Colors are not the only thing changing; check out the new hardware coming out on the scene, such as hydraulic, easy-close doors that fold up and out of the way with the touch of a button – making them a godsend in kitchens that are tight on space. Photo by REIER Construction - Look for transitional kitchen design inspiration Classic Black and...

5 Questions to Ask Your Cabinet Maker

Cabinets have infinite options and design possibilities and are the most expensive part of your new kitchen. Here are some definitions to help you out when talking with your cabinet builder. Box. This is the base structure of your cabinets. It can vary greatly in both quality and finish and can be overlooked. Make sure to have a UV Cured finish inside to make cleaning spills easier. Face Frames. Face frames attach to the front of boxes. The cabinet doors attach to these face frames. Frameless cabinets will have nothing more than edge banding (a thin veneer) on the front of your boxes. Doors & Drawer Fronts. Covering all or most of the openings in your cabinetry, these are...
Posted: November 22, 2016

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