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Trends

Meanwhile, contemporary frameless storage is
crossing into the American market with slightly
less ferocity than in Europe. Homeowners might
like its frameless construction and interior space,
but they often prefer it in a softer, less austere way.
"We absolutely know European style cabinetry
is growing in the U.S. market," said Angela Wellborn O'Neill, director of marketing and advertising at Wellborn Cabinet. "This sleek design style
has been trending in Europe for many years, but
like most trends, it is taking time to evolve here."
LESS SPACE, MORE FUNCTION

One of the reasons experts expect to see more
frameless cabinetry is because of the increase in
small-space living. According to Kleber & Associates, a building materials marketing and PR
firm, increasing home prices in popular cities are
driving new buyers to consider smaller homes.
Other enticing factors include more disposable
income, a better location without the high price
and lowering one's carbon footprint.
"First-time homebuyers in particular are on
average buying smaller homes than the generation
before them,"said O'Neill."With that said, today's
average homeowner is looking to maximize and
make the most of all rooms in their home, especially the kitchen."
In this space, it is important to take advantage of
angles with blind-corner units, which could hold
small appliances and cookware. Cabinet organization hardware, such as pantry storage pullout units,
will also keep users from having to rummage in
their cabinets.
"I would add a shelf or rollout under the sink
location and a rollout in deep drawer locations for
storing lids," said David Stremme, project manager and CAD engineer for Lansdale, Pa.-based
Village Handcrafted Cabinetry. "This allows for
the separation of space, which eliminates stacking
or digging down into a drawer."

ABOVE OMEGA CABINETRY

introduces the contemporary
Desoto door style in wenge
wood with a Riverbed finish.
Behind the contemporary
Desoto slab doors are several
storage solutions, which are
sleek and hidden but still
easily accessible.

BELOW LEFT Velvet from

CABICO is an ultra-matte,
ultra-stain-resistant finish
with a silky-smooth touch.
Unlike conventional topcoats,
which tend to yellow with time,
Velvet's acrylic-based formula
retains its water-white clarity
to let the natural beauty of the
materials shine through.

Double sliding cutlery and knife inserts also
save valuable drawer space; these are often customizable so the client's set will fit in perfectly.
Other personalized inserts range from plastic ware
and wine pullouts to Keurig cup storage; today's
manufacturers have pullouts and inserts for virtually every individual storage need.
Bathrooms are not left behind when it comes to
small-space design. Judy Hedreen, development
manager and co-owner of Strasser Woodenworks,
suggests adding a linen tower or stacking drawer
banks to create more storage.Wall units with open
spaces for decorative items can keep a small bath
looking larger while adding character.
"In a smaller space, all bath furniture and accessories need to serve two purposes or more if
possible," she added.

STRASSER WOODENWORKS

introduces the new Belltown
bath vanities, which are
designed to look like a chest of
drawers. The vanity includes
six storage drawers and a builtin access door to make plumbing easily accessible when
maintenance is necessary.

INTRODUCING COLOR

Painted cabinetry is trending, and it is no secret
that white and gray have been the most popular
colors.While this still stands, new and bolder hues
and textures are making their way into kitchens
and baths.
Textural finishes - from burnished to glazed -
are being used on all styles of cabinetry, from an
heirloom painted finish in a traditional kitchen to
a woodgrain foil in a contemporary project. Colorful finishes, often in blues and greens, are taking
off quickly and are mostly being used as accent
colors for an island. Matte finishes are often the
preference for this look.
"These darker colors are trending with a flat
topcoat, lower than 15 sheen," said Stremme. "I
am seeing less glazing with more solid colors or
clean wiping techniques."

13

ORGANIZE MY DRAWER is a
product that allows designers
and clients to customize
kitchen remodels based on the
items they own and how they
use them. So not to conflict
with the cabinetry material,
Organize My Drawer products
are made with crystal-clear
acrylic and finger joinery and
can be taken to the next level
with custom-cut fabric liners.



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Show Director’s Note
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