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ECO-FRIENDLY KITCHEN: HEALTHIER KITCHEN CABINETS

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First and foremost, eco-friendly kitchen cabinet materials and finishes offer a whole load of health benefits both for you and the planet. Keep in mind that eco-friendly are not only for people who love the environment, but also for anyone who wants to improve their indoor air quality and reduce toxins that their family members are exposed to during installation of the cabinets. Below are eco-friendly kitchen choices together with explanation on how to make them healthier.

Formaldehyde-free alternative: The interior boxes of the cabinets are mainly constructed of particleboard, fiberboard or plywood, keep in mind that all of these have been made of urea formaldehyde binders or glues, which releases carcinogens. In accordance to the U.S. Congress, the emission of formaldehyde substances had been reduced to safer levels by 2013.
Other formaldehyde-free alternative include FSC-certified plywood, bamboo plywood and agrifiber board, which are mainly agricultural by-products. Formaldehyde-free cabinets are stylish.

No-and low-VOC finishes: VOC also referred to as Volatile organic compounds are chemical fumes released from various materials. For an improved air quality chooses finishes labeled ‘no-VOC’ or ‘low-VOC’. Nonetheless, water-based products have naturally fewer VOCs, which are best for a safe and durable cabinet finish.
Moreover, the quality of water-based finishes has greatly improved in recent years because the demand for safer alternatives has greatly increased. To ensure the confidence of product safety, you can seek certifications from Green Seal or Green Guard. These two independent organizations have the approval of building products with low chemical release, their main approach is sustainability.

FSC- certified wood: For sustainable purposes you might require the certification of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) before installation, this ensures that the wood products are obtained from responsibly harvested forests.

Salvaged wood: This type of wood delivers richness and personality to a kitchen space, if you like wood that has some kind of story to share with admirers then this is the wood for you.

Wood veneer: Veneer is a thin slice of wood which has been adhered to a substrate that gives it that look and feel of wood without using a large amount of valuable hardwood. Moreover, it is luxe as solid wood.

Renewable wood: Bamboo: Subsequently, Bamboo is renewable and naturally stronger and harder than most hardwoods. For instance, Plyboo is an FSC-certified bamboo product and it can be used together with a darker wood frame to give it that exotic look.

Renewable wood: Lyptus: Lyptus is a new engineered product, which is a hybrid of a eucalyptus species grown on Brazilian plantations. Primarily, they are beneficial because its maturity is 15 years, which is a quarter of a time needed for typical hardwoods. It is similar to a mahogany and cherry with a fine grain.

If you are into eco-friendly cabinets then durability is an essential component, start by choosing well-built cabinets with robust hardware. This hardware is long-term because it can hold up to years operation exposure to heat from steam from your dishwasher. Keep in mind that when making decisions in renovating your kitchen envisions of it in a way that it can last for decades.

All in all, for more kitchen ideas and cabinet tips do not hesitate to visit Premium Cabinets in Oceanside for more information.

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DESIGNER DETAILS FOR YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS AND ISLAND

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Do you want your kitchen to be top-notch? Who doesn’t want a custom designed kitchen? At a point in our life all of us crave for this, especially when they are kitchen cabinets. All that matters is the details to make it splendid and unique.
Matching ends
These are matching panels at your cabinet ends; people always opt for these instead of flush skins. Similar to decorative legs they add a furniture feeling to your décor overall look, and it rhymes well in both the traditional and Mediterranean spaces.
Crown molding
Nothing works best like the crown molding, the ultimate designer’s touch on your kitchen. It is used to bridge the gap between your wall cabinet and the ceiling similar to a transition and mostly found in traditional kitchens.
Decorative legs
Exists in either chunky or mission style and it will definitely catch anyone’s eye, usually placed on the island ends. Keep in mind that for a traditional and rustic design it is more detailed, less details work well with modern and contemporary designs.

Adding a splash of color
Likewise, whichever you prefer can always do wonders to your home, but neutrals are always the first choices, but to go an extra mile by playing around with colors try green and blue. Definitely a contemporary design because we are trying to mix bright and bold color design o achieve a pop of color.
Glass door fronts
Why don’t you indulge yourself with one of these beauties? It can be transparent, frosted or seeded, but glass door front is always a win-win. It lets you have a glimpse of the dishware and spectacular décor with the right amount of lighting involved.
Corbels
Traditional and elegant and it exists in three types the ornate, oversized and plain ones, mainly used in islands and kitchen cabinets.

Mixed door style
Mix and match can be tricky to achieve, but some end results usually work out, especially for cabinetry door styles. It makes your kitchen have an attractive traditional design by playing around with details just a little bit.
Beadboard
Similar and classical as black and white design, it works best with rustic, farmhouse or beach-style design. Mostly used as a finishing touch added to your décor on cabinets and door styles.
Unique storage space
Do not settle for less and choose a cookie cutter storage over a custom wine rack drawer, you can also opt for custom built-ins, peg pullouts, tray dividers and much more.

Wainscoat panels
Often confused with matching ends, but wainscoat are panels added at the back of cabinets, like a unique dress they make your furniture look authentic.
Fluted molding
A little extra detail to add a unique personal touch to your cabinets, installed on both sides of a cabinet to make a statement.
Stains and glazes
They add charm and creativity especially when they are antique.
Which do you prefer? It is important to always be precise while choosing these design details.
Feel free to contact us at Premium Cabinets of Chicago for a custom quote.

 

Tony Sirkin
Premium Cabinets Chicago
(773) 495-9960
TonyS@premiumcabinets.com

CABINETS COLORS FOR DARK APPLIANCES

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To begin with, white kitchens may be a no-brainer and stainless steel goes with everything. However, what do you do when you have black appliances? Actually, this is where cabinet color gets a little trickier; you might find yourself in a situation whereby getting new appliances might not be your cup of tea at the moment. You just need to maneuver about with your black appliances and make it work! That includes making the space feel less like a dark hole.

What of using black appliances in an off-white kitchen? Most people might be a bit skeptical of this color combination, but if you look at various interior design magazines you might as well convert. Keep in mind to have a dark countertops, backsplash, furniture flooring and accents, which assists in leveling the refrigerator range and integrating them smoothly into the space.

Dark wood: This combination together with dark appliances is a tried and true incorporation and it also feels fresh. Most of them have a nice symmetry and the use of black on the countertop anchors the black oven and refrigerator that wing it. Most people see black appliances as a default rather than a first choice.

Additionally, if you are opting for the industrial meets artsy look space, white looks bland. However, using stainless together with ultra-cool corrugated metal cabinet inserts, stay away from brighter colors as it will only make the kitchen appear more streamlined. Hence, black works as a beautiful balance.

Black, white and red: It has been considered to be a fab bistro-style space, which not only looks eclectic, but also cohesive at the same time. Red moldings go together with neutral colors and when used together with soft gray cabinetry ties it all together, you can pick a fridge that has a chalkboard paint to make it more unique.

Shades of blue: Most preferably a darker shade that is sapphire, try picturing black appliances next to a rich sapphire-hued cabinetry shine. You must be smiling all by yourself; this combination makes the colorful backsplash appear more unified together.

Dusty green: Ever thought of this color combination together with black? These two can make the perfect partner in crime, but in this case the kitchen. Keep in mind that it does not matter if the appliances have some stainless on them and to make dusty green appliances work using black appliances creates cohesiveness. Also, you can make the kitchen seats to have a warm wood accent giving the kitchen a great layer of depth.

Light wood: Usually, pale appliances look jarring against dark cabinetry, but the reverse also applies. Black appears sophisticated, sleek, and modern against light wood, on the stools you can use bright blues with a pendant lighting on the kitchen’s middle ground, assists in keeping the kitchen from feeling stark.

Most people have their own preferences when it comes to making the perfect match with black appliances, if you can make a choice you can consult an interior decorator or designer.

All in all, to check out more cabinet designs and idea do not hesitate to visit Premium Cabinets of Oceanside.

 

Ofelia Nations
Premium Cabinets Oceanside
Call us Today: 760-439-9009
luke@premiumcabinets.com

ARE YOU READY FOR A DARK AND SPECTACULAR KITCHEN?

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First and foremost, black kitchen cabinets have a rich and classical look and to get more ideas, this is definitely the article for you. Moreover, black cabinets add an undeniable dynamism to the whole outlook of your kitchen; it can be part of a larger remodel, a temporary fix or interim alternatives to a more costly renovation. Keep in mind that black cabinets never fail to offer the ultimate result.
We all know that the color may be intimidating, but it is important to know that black is timeless and when done well, it makes the space look more current and modern.

Additionally, black cabinets require a bit of extra attention and care. Generally, dust usually stands out on dark surface, as well as water and soap stains. Therefore, frequently wiping down the cabinets is important. To make the cabinets more sophisticated you can top it with gray counters or pop it all up with a bit of yellow to brighten the look.
Also, playing around with contrast could do wonders to your kitchen, especially against white walls and countertops.

You can try to do away with the upper cabinets, which will help in dealing with the brightness in terms of natural light and visual space.

Wallpaper in the kitchen: When paired together with black cabinets it produces that ‘wow-factor’. It is important to know that black cabinets create an exceptional backdrop for a unique hardware.
Rustic lower cabinets can be treated with a rubbed furniture finish, adding a bronze accent usually dresses it up giving it that Old-World aesthetic look.

A contrasting island: It makes a major statement; also, a white traditional kitchen cabinet can become edgy and high-style when paired together with a black-based island. Nonetheless, black paint usually scuffs in area where there is either foot or hand contact, the best solution is to use bar stools on the counter.
The opposite could also do wonders; for instance, using a lighter and brighter island provides a phenomenal contrast against dark cabinets. Make this the heart of the kitchen; where guests socialize and meals are taken, craft projects are completed. Top with extraordinary light fixtures to complete the whole look.

Black cabinets absorb too much light, however with a few options like adding a semi-gloss can provide enough sheen, which can reflect light around the space. If you have light countertops and light wood floor makes the outlook appear brighter.

If your kitchen is located in a non-bright area and you really want black cabinets you can bring in other light-reflecting material. An open kitchen plan really works together with black cabinets as they look like furniture and rhymes with the nearby living spaces.

How to repaint your kitchen cabinets

If you want to switch to black cabinet with a quick and affordable boost, below are some of the ways to do it:

  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Remove all hardware
  • Fill any gouges or holes
  • Sand
  • Prime
  • Paint
  • Re-hang/reinstall

In conclusion, there are some ways that you might have used to make your kitchen more attractive and beautiful which you might want to share, feel free to contact us at Premium Cabinets of Tulsa.

Austin G
Premium Cabinet Tulsa
918-549-5553
austing@premiumcabinets.com

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO ADD PLATE RACKS TO YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS

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To begin with, on the previous article we spoke about some various ways in which to add a plate rack to your kitchen cabinets. As mentioned, they make it much easier to access your everyday dishes and they are not meant for special dishes as they will just get dusty, instead of pulling out stacked utensils from the wall cabinet, you can easily store them vertically within distinctive slots allowing you to grab them at the same time putting them away with ease without chipping. Read on for more tips and tricks on how to use plate racks:

PLATE RACKS TO YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS

Carve out a niche: The unused wall space on the fireplace and wall might be the perfect spot to make a plate rack. It can either be for functionality or aesthetic purposes and a little niche created by an unoccupied wall depth is a creative way in getting extra storage for your utensils.
Additionally, plate racks do not necessarily need to be installed in kitchens; however, they can be in a butler’s pantry or a vestibule area. It is important to know that thinking of a space that might be overlooked can actually turn out to be spectacular; also, it gives an existing kitchen more extra storage space.

To bring out the plate rack and make it stand out more, you could try using bold colored plates; for instance, red plates peeking out can pick up the accent colors that may used throughout the rest of this modern kitchen.
Stacking dishes could lead to scrapes and chips, to give your plates a break you could try racking them lower on your plate rack.

For a colorful and eclectic display, you can mix up china patterns and colors, keep in mind that the plate rack comes off as streamlined in a contemporary space. For an added vintage look to your kitchen, you could try using a file-holder unique plate rack next to the kitchen’s dishwasher, close so as store heavier pieces. Additionally, you can use this similar principle to organize slender kitchenware such as pans and bread boards.

If you have a small and quirky space and don’t really have the option of using a symmetrical wall cabinets design on both sides of your space, an unfitted dish rack cabinet is the way to go so as to get the storage problem sorted out without having to force the balance issue. This solution allows you to kill two birds with one stone at the same time baking a cake and having to eat it too.

It is important to know that a plate rack integrated into open shelves can work as an Uber-functional storage wall where your cabinets can sit on the countertop. Moreover, it is a mixed use storage wall that uses a small section of the countertop for prepping or tasking. The amount of door sizes ranging from open to closed storage create a much more visual interest that cabinet doors which are all the same size.
You do not need to limit yourself on using plate rack alone; however, you can get more out of the cabinets by installing an appliance storage system below the open shelves.

For more information and cabinet tips, do not hesitate to call Premium Cabinets Austin today at (512) 812-0056.