Monday, August 22, 2016

Kitchen Cabinet Styles You Should be Familiar With

Kitchen Cabinet Styles

 It’s time to remodel your kitchen, but you are faced with a multitude of options.  One of the more difficult choice may be cabinet style.  There is a variety of cabinet designs to meet every taste and need.  Once you know more about each type, you will have an easier time choosing the style that is best for your home. 


Shaker cabinets are versatile design that works well in many different homes.  Traditional or modern style kitchens can have beautiful shaker cabinets. 


Another popular choice which was inspired by Gothic architecture is cathedral style of cabinets.  This style boasts an arch of the cabinet front panel that can be sized to your liking.  Cathedral style cabinets are more traditional and work best when there are taller ceilings.


A close relative to the cathedral style, this design has a basic arch on the front compared to the ornate arch of a cathedral cabinet.  The arch style tends to work best in a traditional kitchen.  You can even have the arch portion made of clear glass to give your kitchen a beautiful look.

Raised Panel

If you are looking for an upscale look, than raised panel cabinets would fit the bill.  The center or the cabinet door is slightly raised above the rest of the cabinet.  Raised panels also look best in more traditional designs.


Inset cabinets are made to fit precisely into the cabinet frame.  The hinges are visible therefore you will need to take care in the type of hinges you choose.  Due to the way inset cabinets are constructed, they tend to be more expensive than other styles. 


If you like the contemporary look with straight, clean lines, a flat cabinet will work best.  Flat panels are simply constructed with no overlaid pieces or arches; only a flat piece of the material of your choice with a simple handle.


Glass cabinets look fantastic and add more light to your kitchen if you are lacking in natural light.  Clear or frosted options are available.  Having solid glass or glass mixed with wood works well in almost any kitchen design.  With glass cabinets you can showcase what is typically hidden behind wood doors. 


If you are interested in a budget friendly option or would like texture or a bright color, then you should choose laminate cabinets.  When you have a contemporary taste, the variety of chooses of laminate cabinets will work will in your design.


If your design is more vintage or antique than distressed cabinets are the best choice.  They do come at a higher price point because the cabinets have to be made and then distressed. 


Cabinets with a beadboard design are fantastic choice in many designs but they look best in cottage style or vintage kitchens.  The beadboard is layed in the center of the cabinet and decorative trim is placed on the outside.   The only possible downside to beadboard is the cleaning; it may be more difficult to get into the nooks and crannies of the cabinet.

Before you start your kitchen design, it is important to be familiar with the various styles of cabinets so that you can make the best choice for your style.  Consult the expert designers at J & B Fine Cabinetry today to help you with all of your design needs.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Benefits of Working with a Kitchen Designer

Benefits of working with a designer
Contemporary Kitchen Design

Homeowners everywhere would agree that a home is a huge investment. Whether you are looking to increase value or change or modernize your look, updates and maintenance to every home are necessary. These updates to the home keep it looking clean, organized, and worthy of guests.
While some renovation projects in the home are easily accomplished through DIY efforts, other projects are best left up to a professional to realize optimum success, such as kitchen remodeling.

  • Remodeling projects where possible walls need to be built or removed in the kitchen is a big undertaking. Kitchen remodeling projects of this magnitude turn out with increased success when done by expert professionals who can meet any problem and get the work done quickly and successfully. 
  • Professional kitchen cabinet installers are trained and have an eye for the best creation your kitchen deserves. These professionals consult with you, on the best, and most budget conscious cabinet materials your money can buy. 

Kitchen cabinets come in an array of designs and colors and can be quite confusing on just what is going to look good and work for your style of home. Kitchen cabinets on the marketplace today come in a variety of materials such as laminate, wood, Thermo foil, lacquer, acrylic, and stainless steel. 

  • Kitchen remodeling adds value to the home. Some other reasons are energy savings, updating with trending designs, adding sufficient energy lighting, and formulating the kitchen around the homeowner's needs. Kitchen remodeling starts with the assurance that you are getting the kitchen cupboards, you most desire and need to fulfill your most important room. 
  • The professional cabinet installer explains to you, that there are four different kinds of kitchen cabinets and the standard kitchen cabinet measures 24 inches deep and 36 inches tall. The depth of cupboards can vary up to 27 inches. Exceptions are built in pantries or storage cabinets that are 83.5 inches tall.
  • If you want a whole new design for your kitchen remodeling project, the professional maximizes every inch of useful kitchen space by utilizing corner cabinets, suspended units, bottle racks, sinks, cook tops, hutches, and appliance garages. 

There are a variety of grades of kitchen cabinets based on the quality of construction. Choosing the right kitchen cabinets is where you must decide on your budget. No matter what your budget happens to be, you still want to buy quality made materials that last for years.  
Custom made kitchen cabinets prove to be the choice that offers the best diversity of style. These are expensive, however, a semi-custom made cabinetry choice allows for some adjustments to the size of the cabinets and budget. 
As you discuss your kitchen cabinet choices for your kitchen remolding project with your professional installer, you find you have an excellent flexibility of size, material, color, shape, depth, finish, and any accessories offered. There is no set standard when ordering cabinets for a kitchen remodeling project. Never make a kitchen remodeling project a DIY project as there are too many variables that can create problems for the homeowner. Hire a professional designer to help you will all of your remodeling needs. J&B Fine Cabinetry has two showrooms in the Bay area to serve you. We are located at 6578 30th Ave N 
St Petersburg, FL 33710 and 4343 Henderson Blvd #140
Tampa, FL 33629 For more great kitchen design photos visit our website at