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The Season of Gathering

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The holidays are upon us and the times of gathering with friends and family are here. So many of us look forward to the holidays and spending time with the ones we love and cherish. These seasons are meant for the unity of those around us and often this is all happening right under our own roofs. Is your home ready for this year’s parade of friends and family?

Here are 10 ways to get ready for the holidays ahead:

  1. Cleaning:
    Keeping your home clean regularly will make this step extremely easy, but it is easy to get behind on your dusting a mopping duties if you live a busy high demand lifestyle. We highly recommend not skipping this step of holiday prep, your guest will appreciate your clean and tidy home, we promise!

  2. Reduce Clutter:
    This is going to be most important on your table tops. Your guest are going to need somewhere to set their glasses and plates, reducing clutter will also make the space feel more open and inviting.

  3. Get a Christmas tree:
    If you don’t already have one, get one. A holiday party is not complete without a decorated tree lit up somewhere in your home.

  4. Decorating:
    The Christmas tree is just the first step of the decorating process. Decorating for the season can get expensive, but you better believe it can be done on a budget. Some simple seasonal plants can give you the right look and feel.

  5. Start stocking up on wine and spirits:
    Better now than never to start stocking up on some wine and spirits for your party, wouldn’t want your guest to go thirsty.

  6. Snacks!!
    This is actually everyone’s favorite part of the holidays, grazing over a buffet of fantastic food options is what make an okay party a great party.

  7. Party Supplies:
    Your essentials are going to be plates, napkins, cups, and plastic wear, unless you wish to go a little classier and choose to go with glasses and silver wear.

  8. Have a camera on hand:
    Getting some great snap shots to remember your great party will go a long way in the future when you want to look back and remember those great nights.

  9. Have a rug at all entry doors:
    Most guest aren’t going to want to take off their shoes. Having a rug for them to wipe their feet off with save you time and trouble later on when you are cleaning up after your party.

  10. Light up the front of the house:
    At the very least have your outside lighting on for your guest to enter the home, but if it’s your style go full Clark Griswald.

John Morgan, Jr.
Check out St. Louis’ Premium Cabinets
Call us today at  314-499-8800  to schedule an appointment.

The Island

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You won’t need your swim trunks or flippie-floppies for these islands, but you will need some creativity. The Island is a kitchens annoying best friend, always the center of attention, but would be incomplete without them.  We take our islands for granted and frankly don’t utilize them to their full potential or give them the design love they deserve. You can use these tips to make your island the true center piece of your kitchen.

  1. Make your island an accent piece by making it a different shade or a completely different color from the rest of your kitchen Cabinets.

  2. Use Lighting over your island to make it more inviting, this is a gathering point in your kitchen, we wouldn’t want people to forget who the center of attention is.

  3. Style is important, but don’t forget to make your island functional. Shelves could be a fun option to store your cookbooks or wine.

  4. Every good island has great seating, the right seating can completely change the feel of your space.

  5. Your island can make for a great work space, think about adding a trash cabinet, or a sink to increase productivity.      

Your Kitchen is your own and no one can make it more perfect than you. Be creative and don’t be afraid to add your own personality.

John Morgan, Jr.
Check out St. Louis’ Premium Cabinets
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7 Signs it’s time to upgrade your kitchen

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Kitchens are one of the rooms in your home, which make your house special and unique. Kitchens are a place we gather with friends and family and cook our daily meals. Shouldn’t it be a room you are proud of? Here are some signs that it is time to upgrade your space.

Not enough space for your family or company:

Kitchens are the heart of the home, it’s where we spend our time cooking and eating and it’s also a space where we like to entertain our guest. If your kitchen is too small to do any of these then it may be time to update and expand or rearrange. Renovations can be simple or very extensive, but if your space isn’t working then it is probably time to change it up.

Cleaning is a hassle:

Cleaning in itself is already a hassle, if anyone else tells your otherwise run in the opposite direction, because they are crazy. Cleaning doesn’t have to be such a hassle. In today’s kitchen markets there are so many new options for kitchen finishes and appliances that are much easier to clean and keep clean. Don’t spend another minute cleaning the grout on your tile countertop, call a friend, ask to borrow their sledge hammer, and go to town.   

Outdated appliances:

This is an easy one to detect, but a hard one to justify. For most of us as long as your appliance work efficiently and look fine you are probably happy, but what most people don’t see is that simple appliance changes can really update the look, storage and functionality of your kitchen. Appliances that are even so much as ten years old could be considered outdated with how far technology has come.

Lack of counter space:

Counter space is an underrated commodity in homes today. Counterpace is key in any kitchen whether you are using it for prep space, storage space, or somewhere to put the snacks for that party, its all-important. Adding more cabinets to support a counter top may not always be an option, but improving your storage inside the cabinets you have can help give your more space by eliminating the clutter on the countertops. Pullouts and dividers can be installed in any cabinet to help get you organized.    

Stained, scratched or cracked flooring:

The options out there for flooring today seem limitless and you really can’t go wrong with any of them, although I would suggest choosing a surface that compliments the existing finishes in your home. Choose a floor that suits your lifestyle. If you have large pets maybe don’t choose a hardwood and go for a tile or if you can’t stand the cool touch of tile you could opt for an engineered or hybrid flooring that are both durable and functional.  

Not enough light:

We aren’t in the stone ages anymore so please stop cooking in your candle lit dungeon. Lighting can be a cheap and easy fix to making your space feel new and fresh. Dark spaces feel small and gloomy, brightening up your space will make it feel larger and will give you the ability to add a finish to your space that suits your style.

Thinking of selling your home:

If you are thinking of selling your home with a kitchen that belongs in an episode of The Brady Bunch then stop right there. Invest some money into your home whether its new everything of just some simple fixes, it will all pay off for you in the long run. Most home buyers today are looking for something move in ready and are willing to pay a premium for that. By investing some money into your kitchen you could see a greater return on the sale of your home, allowing you to use that equity to invest in your next home.

Make your house a home again by upgrading your outdated kitchen, give yourself the space to entertain again and enjoy those moments with friends and family, give yourself the space to stay clean and organized, and add those finishes that make your space unique and special to your lifestyle. Make your kitchen the room in your house that you can truly be proud of.   

 

John Morgan, Jr.
Check out St. Louis’ Premium Cabinets
Call us today at  314-499-8800  to schedule an appointment.

WHAT GOES WITH WOOD CABINETS?

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First and foremost, you can achieve that cupboard look that you have always dreamt about by just acquiring the right kind of timber pairing. Having gained a lot of popularity these days unpainted wood cabinet can either be stained of left naturally and still work wonders for your kitchen.

Additionally, wood cabinets come in a variety of tones for anyone to choose from, hence, becoming challenging and tricky for you to try and incorporate it into your décor. You must not fret yourself over wondering what to match together with your wood cabinet and look at the following tips below:

Granite counters and gray-green glass tiles: For instance, a red birch cabinet adds that warm and elegant feeling to a grayish-green glass tile and granite backlash making it rhyme with any mid-toned wood cabinets. However, if you have dark cabinets, you can go an extra mile by using a walnut wood tone which will look elegant on a marble counter.

Marble counter, wood floors and lighting: Pendant light always goes a long way, especially if you have wood floors and an island bar. A Piece of advice, choose a floor color with a lighter shade than the cabinetry.

Pendant lights: An amethyst pendant light with a shade of purple can match with any tone of wood, this is suitable when you especially want minor changes added to your kitchen décor, it will add great value to it.

Wild card: This allows for you to play around with color, you do not have to hold back. The kitchen might be a traditional place, but whoever said you cannot go to a whole new level. Using teal with red can add a significant impact to a bamboo cabinet.

Soapstone counters and buttery walls: Keep in mind that a buttery wall with a subway backlash goes hand in hand with cherry cabinets. Further, to contrast a Vermont soapstone can be used to make it crisp, nonetheless, a yellow wall color can make lighter oak cabinets look faded. Thus a lighter butter yellow is most suitable.

Marble counters and white subway tile: A marble counter and white subway tiles can complement a chestnut cabinet. Also, mixing a dark grout with a white subway backlash makes your table top more sophisticated and plus it is easy to clean.

Charcoal walls: This is for you if you love dark color, you do not have to worry that darker walls in the kitchen is a little extreme because most kitchens do not have enough wall space for painting, especially for upper cabinets, it will not be overwhelming.

Lime accent wall and Aqua Island: Most preferably you can opt for pecan cabinets because green is hard to get by with it. Also, to be sure of the color to rhyme with your kitchen’s wood accent paint a large board and use it as a reference with your kitchen.

All in all, trying to rhyme a timber accent is not hard; we might say that it is fun because you get to play around with colors until you find the one that you like. To ask for further advice do not hesitate to contact us at Premium Cabinets Tulsa.

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

 

WORKING GLASS INTO YOUR KITCHEN CABINETRY

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Clearly working glass into our cabinetry show that you have nothing to hide, in fact you have some major attractive things to show. First, it creates a focal point. Second, usually found on the upper area of the kitchen for safety purposes, and third, it is inviting and alluring. Who wouldn’t want such beauties installed in their kitchen? Below are ways in which the glass front can be incorporated into your kitchen design:

Glass-front peninsula cabinets: Peninsula divides the kitchen into three parts, for instance the cooking area and another adjacent room. It is practical but without an added something it feels cramped, hence an upper glass-front is the way to go to allow natural light to penetrate through, and give you that homey feeling.

Frameless glass-front cabinets: Further, the typical and traditional type found in most homes is the glass center with wood frames. The frameless glass-front cabinet is only one glass encompassed in the entire cabinet area; they are very sleek, chic and attractive. Finding this design is hard, not offered by a lot of cabinet hardware companies.

Picture-window cabinet: Most suitable when you have a lot of windows in your home, what do you do? You can install a wall cabinet over the window, it is naturally and beautiful, it suits the modern and contemporary style and they have no back panel.

Sliding glass: it shows how the 70s style is back with a force, the sliding doors was common back then. Likewise, old is gold, they usually slide on a recessed track allowing glasses to meet each other as the cross each other back and forth. Some have drilled hardware attached on the surface, while others finger pull item attached to them.

Decorative glass: Also referred to as the seeded glass and very popular these days if you want something away from the norm by having a textured appearance. Other common types include:

  • Frosted glass

  • Etched glass

  • Stained glass

  • Colored glass

You can get it supplied for you or prepare the space in which you want to get it fixed, making work easier for you.

Glass-front base cabinets: You do not have to limit yourself on having glass cabinetry on the upper part of your cabinets, they will also look on the base as well, and if you do not have toddlers then this is for you. It spices up your cabinetry design and the exciting part is that it faces other rooms.

Tall glass-front cabinets: Use to house tall items such as broom, mops and much more, to make what makes it decorative is the installed glass face.

Painted glass-front cabinets: They are frameless and painted on the back side to give it that glossy feeling and mostly done in the factory for a professional finish.

In conclusion, for glass installation you need a pro for it to be perfect, if you need any help finding the right glass-front cabinet for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us at Premium Cabinets of Tulsa.

 

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