Get the scoop on kitchen and bathroom cabinet materials and construction methods to understand your options.
With all the options available, choosing cabinets for your kitchen or bath can be an overwhelming experience. Aesthetics aside, there are lots of factors that might not be readily apparent that will impact the cabinet’s performance and price. Understanding those factors will give you an advantage in making your selection.
There are three basic structural components to a cabinet: the box, the shelves and the drawers. Each can be constructed in a number of ways. Cabinets generally come four ways: boxed and ready to install in standard dimensions, boxed and ready to assemble, semicustom and custom.
Cabinet prices are wide ranging and directly correlate to materials and construction methods.
With just a few like touches you can transform your bathroom into a practical, relaxing retreat that’s overflowing with personality
1. Experiment with wall treatments: Are you bored with your floor-to-ceiling bathroom tiles? Then take design cues from your living zone and ditch wall tiles in favor of wallpaper, wood wall panels or a striking painted feature wall instead.
2. Make your bath zone will feel homier and full of life: By adding some decorative accents and personal touches and introducing housewares and other furnishings that you’d usually find in a living area to your bathroom.
3. Add some elements that go beyond standard bathroom storage: Try adding some open shelving or bookcases. Photos and decorative accents are also scattered across the shelves to give the setup a custom, personalized touch.
4. Introduce soft furnishings to make it more relaxing: . Want to make your bath area feel infinitely more peaceful and inviting? Introducing soft furnishings that are usually found in the living zone to your bathroom is one way to do just that. Think rugs, upholstered chairs and ottomans, and breezy curtains.
5. You can create a space that ties in beautifully with the rest of your home: Drawing inspiration from your living room when revamping your bathroom has more benefits than simply making the space more relaxing, personal and practical. It will also make your bath zone feel and look like an extension of your living space.
We just completed both a master bathroom and closet system designed for wheelchair accessibility. To reduce the possible damage to the cabinets, oak with a clear finish was used. Also the use of fingerpulls on the cabinets instead of knobs, removed the chance of getting caught as you move pass.
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Doors opened for wheelchair
Doors slid back for complete access
The doors under the sink, open and slide in to allow access in the wheelchair
Clothes rods pull-down to make accessible
Pull-out table for setting clothes on
For the closet, we again used oak with a clear finish to reduce damage to the cabinetry. The closet uses 3 pull-down closet rods, making it easy to access clothes on the upper rack. There is also a pull-out shelf allowing a surface to place clothes. There is plenty of shelving and drawers to reduce clutter and keep everything organized.
We’ve been very busy and I’m finally getting a chance to post some pictures of a shaker style kitchen we completed in January. This is a very special house as it was built by the homeowner’s Father. Sometimes the best part of our job is meeting wonderful people. Click on the photos if you would like to see a larger picture
The homeowner liked the original layout, but was just ready for an updated look.
A microwave was added next to the stove. A hanging pot rack was added to easy for accessibility. It added a real nice touch to the overall look of this kitchen.
White Shaker After
The dishwasher and garbage compactor were removed. A pull-out garbage and recycling unit and a area for sheetgoods were added in there place.
We just completed this beach style kitchen here on Camano Island, WA. The cabinets are done with a shaker style door front, the main cabinets are white with the island in grey.
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The kitchen Before…
The wall with the stove was separating the kitchen from the rest of the house. This made the kitchen appear very small. The wall was removed, this changed the whole look.
A breadboard was added to make food prep a little easier.
Thank you for this wonderful review – Camano Custom
Just got our kitchen completed by Camano Custom and it turned out beautiful. Pep and Felicia are wonderful to work with, on time, within budget.