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Trends

Styling Storage

Simplicity and function take the spotlight
i n t o d a y 's c a b i n e t r y

ABOVE Crafted with detail and

artistic touches, the Medallion
Platinum Series from ELKAY
MFG. is designed with timeless style featuring superior
workmanship in every angle,
line and curve.
RIGHT Now consumers can
keep footwear in a mudroom
in plain sight and off the floor
with HARDWARE RESOURCES'
Revolving Boot and Shoe
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eight or 12 shelves, and all feature white powder-coat frames
and chrome shelving.

and the impression it will make on those who
enter their home.
"However, a close second would be storage,"
added Pierce. "We can all appreciate looking at
a pretty kitchen, but for the person cooking and
entertaining in that space, having all the items you
need right where you need them is key to loving
being in your kitchen."
Consumers have found a way to have the best of
both worlds with Euro-style cabinetry, or frameless cabinetry. Frameless cabinets do not have a
center stile in the middle of the two cabinet doors,
providing easier access and more storage space
with which to work.The shelves are usually adjustable, and the drawers also tend to be larger because
of the lack of a face frame. In addition, the style is
a minimalist design.
"Consumers are interested in streamlining their
cabinetry from aesthetic to function," said designer Brooke Jones with Columbus, Ohio-based
Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers. "Gone are
the days of wall-to-wall cabinets with ornate columns, pilasters and appliques. These days clients
want efficient base cabinets, minimal to no upper
wall cabinets and simple crown moldings."
WARMING WITH WOOD

C

RAFTSMANSHIP, ART AND ENGINEERING HAVE BLENDED
INTO A SINGLE PRODUCT: modern cabinetry. On the

outside, the cabinets can take on a number of paint
colors and finishes, like the bolder hues currently
trending. Inside, customized hardware and lighting can make everything accessible and visible.
"While it seems obvious, today's customers are
looking for the right blend of fashion, function and value [in their cabinetry],"
said Jeff Phelan, product manager for Richelieu. "Fashion comes from trendy
finishes and decorative accents in hardware. Function comes from innovative
new storage solutions that maximize space utilization and allow for simple
access. Value comes from having an affordable option that leverages fashion
and function for every budget."
With all of the possibilities available now, designers could potentially personalize every individual cabinet for their clients.Today's homeowners have
a particular taste and are looking for cabinetry that's simple, timeless and yet
unique to them and their household.

According to Jones, a client investing in cabinetry
wants to make sure the color and style will stay on
trend for a substantial amount of time. White and
gray - the dominating colors of the past decade -
are still the most popular choices. However, warmer woods and bright colors are being mixed 
in to add more visual texture and contrast.

TOP PRIORITIES

BY ERINN LOUCKS

Since our smartphone-oriented culture is used to having multifunctional
and easy-to-use devices, it is no surprise that people also expect the same
from their cabinetry.
"Today's homeowners want it all,"said Marisa Sanchez, product manager
for Hardware Resources. "They want a beautiful kitchen, and they want it
to be organized and their items to be easily accessible. It's important to the
consumer to not just own a product but to experience it."
The look of the cabinetry still is - and probably will always be - the most
important element for which clients look. According to Stephanie Pierce,
director of design and trends for MasterBrand Cabinets, this is because
homeowners focus most on what the new renovation will look like to them

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Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Trends
Learning Corner
ICFF 2017
Favorites
What’s Hot
Before & After
Solutions
KBB welcomes two highly experienced designers as guest editors
Three bathrooms in one house blend styles and finishes
Warm walnut abounds in mid-century modern kitchen
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2017 - Show Director’s Note
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