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Dec

12

Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets – Shaker Kitchens Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets – Shaker Kitchens Design – Classic And Functional Cabinets

The shaker kitchen design originated from a religious and social movement that started in the American Colonies during 1770′s. Shakers maintained a way of living that was simple, efficient, and sustainable. Thus, they constructed their homes following the principles of functionality as well as simplicity. Today, the focus on cleanliness, streamlined designs, as well as functionality makes the shaker style kitchen cabinets popular even in contemporary homes.

Materials

The shaker style puts emphasis on the value of craftsmanship. Firm, well-designed cabinetry with dovetail carpentry in the interior surfaces can endure wear and tear and maintain a shaker-themed kitchen that looks and functions like new for the years at a time. The most common materials for these cabinets are maple and cherry. The cabinet doors, most of the time, showcase recessed panels created from a slab of wood with plain framing surrounding the edges. The drawer fronts as well as the recessed panel doors present sleek and smooth straight lines across the shaker style cabinet frame faces.

Storage

These shaker style cabinets are also popular because of their very organized look. Shaker style kitchen cabinets have orderly cabinet spaces with sufficient room almost for everything, so you can avoid clutter. You can select from the options for built-in features like spice drawers, plate racks, pull-out drawers, knife drawers, sliding racks for your small appliances, and even Lazy Susans made for pans and pots so you can prepare food in a kitchen that is clean, organized, and very functional.

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Layout

The shaker style cabinets made in shaker style are known for their efficiency. They are more serviceable when set in a layout that makes traffic simpler in the kitchen and arranged in a work triangle as delineated by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. There is a certain number of feet that lie between your sink and stove, from your stove to your refrigerator, and from your refrigerator back to your sink.

Finishes

Shaker kitchen cabinets can be painted or have a natural wood finish depending on your style and taste. Often, they are constructed without molding, beading, or other embellishments; but they are frequently painted in cream colors or at times with vibrant deep red or dark blue.

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Final Note

Make sure that the hardware of your shaker style kitchen cabinets is functional, instead of just flashy. Simple drawer pulls, as well as knobs created from matte-finished metal like brushed nickel or from turned wood, complement shaker style very well. This establishes a simple and clean look, which will is sure to never go out of fashion when it comes to kitchen styles and designs.

Mar

27

Quality Over Quantity Kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Once upon a time a company’s worth was measured by the quality of their products. These days, however, more often than not, the focus in on quantity. With the introduction of computerised equipment, the trend is in mass-produced goods, which often results in lower quality output.

When it comes to fitting out a kitchen, choosing the right flat pack and bench tops is vitally important. With countless looks and feels available, it’s important to choose a style that feels right for your home. It is rare to find a company that has the traditional feel that comes with an authentic cabinet maker, and the personal touch of products manufactured on the premises.

Factors to consider when choosing your kitchen

  • Bench tops and cabinets range from the very cheap, to high end products – it’s important to decide how much you are willing to compromise on the look, feel and cost, and decide what’s important for you;
  • Bench tops now come in an enormous variety of colours and finishes, to suit every budget and taste – considering your needs and customising to them is essential;
  • In the current market economy, the DIY sector is increasing in popularity – but are your skills up to scratch?

When putting together a kitchen, a flat pack is obviously the most cost-effective way to go about it, but alongside the substantial cost saving, it is important to consider whether the company you are dealing with can (and will) provide you with support in case of emergency.

Established in 1991, Proform Products has grown steadily to become a leading and trusted supplier/manufacturer of quality components for the domestic and commercial markets. No other Western Australian-owned and operated company provides such a comprehensive range of quality products for architects, designers, builders and cabinetmakers, while still using cabinet makers, and manufacturing all their own products on premises .

With a strong tradition of pursuing excellence, the company prides itself on its goal of providing customers with quality products, professional advice and excellent service with honesty, reliability and friendliness – making sure that you will not be left high and dry when you need it most.

Jul

30

Luxury Kitchen Designs from Comprex

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Luxury Kitchen Designs from Comprex

Take a look at these luxury kitchen designs from Italian kitchen maker Comprex and KBC from China. Incredibly spacious and furnished with designer furniture and decor, you immediately get the feeling that these posh kitchens are meant for a high end audience. They are unique in their layout, sophisticated in design and manufactured with meticulous attention to detail.

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Jul

5

Kitchen Storage Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Don’t Get Lost in a Mountain of Clutter, Make the Most of Your Space!

Kitchen storage cabinets are meant for one thing: storage. However, if you are disorganized and cluttered when it comes to your cabinets, you are hardly utilizing them to their fullest potential. You are wasting space, which is extremely valuable to your home. Space should be reserved wherever possible.

It seems that no matter how many kitchen storage cabinets we have, or how big they are, they never seem big enough to hold everything we own!

Of course, a big cause of this is simple accumulation. We buy groceries, pots, pans, and utensils, and receive countless gifts during birthdays and holidays (which half the time we never end up using).

It’s a good idea to sort through all of your stuff, take a real good look, and distinguish what you really need from what you don’t. If you absolutely can’t get rid of an item for whatever reason, just box it up and get it out of the kitchen.

If you’ve taken the time to sort out your belongings and you still find you don’t have enough space, it could be blamed on inefficient cabinet structure and a poorly designed kitchen layout. There is not much to do in that case besides remodel your kitchen and install new kitchen storage cabinets. It’s really not as scary as it sounds, though. While remodeling your kitchen can be expensive and complicated, it doesn’t have to be.

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Jul

1

Kitchen Planning Basics

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Planning Basics

The most important part of buying a new kitchen is the planning. What shape will the kitchen have, how big is the family that will use the kitchen and how often will the kitchen be used? In this part of the site we will take you through all the steps of planning your kitchen so that you can make the best decisions in buying your new kitchen.kitchen-planning-basics.gif

First it is important to choose whether you want a fitted kitchen or a freestanding kitchen. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. If you choose for a fitted kitchen, you will make the most of your space, as all the difficult corners can be hidden and used for storage. You can choose for flat pack, rigid or custom built to suit your needs and budget. A fitted kitchen will also add value to your home, but you can’t take it with you when you move.

 A freestanding or non-fitted kitchen however, gives that individual and informal look you maybe want to give to your kitchen. You can use all kinds of furniture to create the ambiance you prefer. When you move, you can take your furniture with you without a problem and use it again. You have to choose your furniture well though to create as much storage space as in a fitted kitchen.oak-kitchen.gif

On this website, we will mostly take the fitted kitchen as a starting point, but a lot of our storage and design tips will be equally as useful for a freestanding kitchen. And the planning of your new kitchen is of course important whichever style you prefer!

Who will use your kitchen?

 Different people have different lifestyles and since the kitchen is the centre in the house in which the food to live will be prepared, lifestyle is the key to planning a kitchen that works for you. It is obvious that a single person or a couple will have different expectations from their kitchen than families with growing up children. For example, if you’re a single person that eats out a lot, your kitchen will look completely different from a family that takes their evening meals together. Assess your kitchen area accordingly. Plan how much storage space you need for your groceries, cutlery and crockery, which equipment you will use (oven, grill, hob and time saving electrical appliances) and how much seating area you need.

In a small kitchen it is obvious that a large seating area is out of the question, but a small breakfast table might just fit in. In a big kitchen, the seating area will take a big part of the space. Decide which part of the kitchen area you want to commit to seating and work your kitchen around it. There are a lot of handy storage solutions to maximize your space in the storage section.

May

27

“Green” Cabinetry

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

You might not think of your kitchen or bath cabinets as having an effect on your home’s air quality, but some materials and finishes used in their manufacture may contain formaldehyde, which, if inhaled, can cause a condition that increases your sensitivity to other chemicals, such as those in paints, finishes, and even cosmetics. Even small amounts of formaldehyde can increase your risk of nose- and lung-related cancers.

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Stock cabinets are often made from medium- density fiberboard (MDF), which is essentially the waste from lumber mills (sawdust and shavings) pressed together with resin to create a solid piece of material. That resin, and some of the finishes used to stain and seal the members, contains formaldehyde.

To avoid the health risks and environmental effects of formaldehyde, you can install cabinetry made of PrimeBoard or of solid wood. Unlike MDF, PrimeBoard is made from wheat straw and a non-formaldehyde resin. If you choose solid wood, try to go with something environmentally sustainable such as bamboo. Cabinets should be made entirely of these alternative materials, not just the doors or drawer fronts.

“Green” cabinetry can be hard to find and is expensive because only a few manufacturers produce it—although more are beginning to offer formaldehyde-free products. To keep your budget in check, try looking for used solid-wood cabinets at salvage-supply stores, and install metal shelving where its appearance won’t be prominent, such as in the garage or pantry.

Unless you’re adept at carpentry projects, installing cabinetry is a job for a professional with the right skills and tools, especially for base cabinets, which will also need a countertop installed. If you are an experienced DIYer, you can find installation instructions for both cabinets and countertops in the Interior Improvements area of HomeTips.

May

26

Preparing to Install New Kitchen Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

When installing new cabinets, plan to do the job after completion of rough wiring and plumbing but before the finish flooring has been installed. By installing the flooring after cabinet installation, you won’t use more flooring than needed and the new floors are less prone to construction damage.

Unpack your cabinets and make sure all components are on hand. If your cabinets arrive disassembled, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for assembly. Wait until after cabinet installation to add drawers, doors, and shelves. If you remove any parts, be sure to label them so you can return them to their proper places.
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The wall that backs cabinets should be level, smooth, and clean. To check it for flatness, place a long straightedge against it. Mark any bumps or voids so that, during installation, you can adjust for them.

When moving them around, you will discover that upper cabinets are heavy–just imagine their weight when they’re loaded with dinnerware and food. For this reason, it is imperative that they be fastened very securely to the wall stud framing behind the wall’s surface material. And the screws you use must go through a strong part of the cabinet such as a support rail that runs along the cabinet back. Every cabinet should be secured by at least three screws which penetrate the wall framing by at least 1 1/2 inches. For cabinet installation techniques, see How to Install Kitchen Cabinets.

Nov

19

Choosing a Good Quality Kitchen Cabinet

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

If you are planning for a kitchen renovation or buying a new kitchen, it is important to properly choose what to go with your new kitchen.

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If you spend much time in the kitchen, not just to be a functional space with all possible comforts it can offer? It should also be resistant to last a long time and resist the intensive use possible.

You will find that most of the kitchen furniture are made of different types of materials, depending on the price tag. These are often made up of particles, plywood, medium density fiber (MDF). Rarely can find kitchen cabinets that are made entirely from solid wood.

Particle is the material most commonly used cabinet. The components of a particle composed of wood chips, sawdust and other derivatives. The pressure is used to glue these materials together. Particles exhibit outstanding screw holding capacity.

Panel of medium density fiberboard, or MDF, is a basic high-quality material. This is done in the finest components of particles. Unlike particleboard, MDF can be shaped into the surface because it is smoother and cleaner than can be painted.

Plywood is a composite material made of layers of layers of wood. Its composition and the shape of each layer is placed to provide this material the same force in all directions. Veneers generally provides a good cabinet material, especially when covered by plywood. A cabinet made of wood covered with veneer is called solid wooden cabinet. Therefore, a solid mahogany wood furniture you can find in your favorite store in the kitchen can certainly not be mahogany, but is probably covered with wood veneer. Note that only can be plywood, but can still be a high quality product. It is often a common misconception that the property sheet as particle board medium density fiberboard and plywood have lower quality when used as building material for kitchen cabinets compared to solid wood. By contrast, property sheet are even better than wood in many ways. Solid wood is more expensive than sheet goods. Solid wood is poorly suited to most of the kitchen cabinet. Absorbs moisture. It is often unstable, as it contracts and dilates in response to changes in humidity. You can warp and crack when used for the sides, down, up and behind cabinets. Experts believe that even the best cabinets are made of plywood. However, the cabinet made up of particles or medium density fiber can sometimes exceed the quality of plywood cabinets facts – according to the manufacturer. Particles are generally used for cabinet interiors to reduce costs, as these are cheaper compared with plywood. Cabinets made from these engineered wood products like particle board medium density fibreboard and plywood considered solid wood, once covered with plywood, or even painting.

Finally, wood finishes also provides an important factor in determining the quality of a kitchen cabinet. Factory finishes that are in the cabinets of the populations are more consistent, smoother and last longer compared with the cabinets finished in the usual shops. This is because large manufacturers kitchen cabinet finish using an automatic process. Automation results in a more consistent finish small cabinetmakers find very expensive to maintain.