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Maple Kitchen Cabinet Ideas | Chapel Hill Kitchen Design Photos

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 @ 06:07 AM

Maple Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinet Styles for Chapel Hill New Homes

Maple Kitchen Cabinets | Cabinet Styles for Chapel Hill New Homes

Home buyers in North Carolina, and through the United States, are spending more money in their kitchen design and features than any other room of the home

And kitchens are serving more functions than ever - as places to eat, entertain, and interact.

Take a look at some of our favorite kitchens with maple cabinets, below. All of the kitchens pictured in this article feature maple cabinets - in several different styles and finishes.

Maple kitchen cabinet style photos

Your kitchen design options are endless when you build a custom home with Stanton Homes. And maple kitchen cabinets can come in a wide variety of colors, styles, and finishes

Here are just a few of our favorite Chapel Hill, NC area custom home kitchens with maple cabinets - created by Stanton Homes.

Maple Kitchen Cabinet Style #1:

Maple Kitchen Cabinets | Cabinet Styles for Chapel Hill New Homes

In this first custom kitchen design, the Maple kitchen cabinets are painted "linen white" to achieve a country farmhouse style. 

These maple cabinets have a raised wood center pannel with a square profile.

The large white subway tiles in the backsplash paired with black granite counter tops create a beautiful contrast

 

 

Maple Kitchen Cabinet Style #2:

Maple Kitchen Cabinets | Cabinet Styles for Chapel Hill New Homes

In this second custom kitchen design, the Maple kitchen cabinets come in an Espresso finish to achieve a contemporary, modern style kitchen.

The oversized island contains a secondary prep sink - for those who love to cook.

A lighter hardwood flooring finish helps open up this kitchen.

 

 

 

Maple Kitchen Cabinet Style #3:

Maple Kitchen Cabinets

In this thrid custom kitchen design (two different kitchens are pictured), the Maple kitchen cabinets come in a Cognac finish for a bright, open kitchen style.

These maple cabinets have classic arch style doors.

The door pannels in this kitchen are recessed, with a triple carved edge along the rails and stiles.

 

 

Maple Kitchen Cabinets | Cabinet Styles for Chapel Hill New Homes

 

See more custom home kitchen design photos on Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapel Hill, NC Kitchen Design Tips and Trends:

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Kitchens with an island - style trends for island lovers

Kitchen cabinet trends - dark cabinet styles

Most popular custom home kitchen design trends

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Kitchen Color Trends: Dark Cabinets, Light Countertops

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 08:07 AM

Kitchen Trends: Most Popular Color Combinations

Dark Cabinets and Light Countertops

In North Carolina new homes, the pairing of dark espresso cabinets and light cream-toned backsplashs and granite countertops is becoming a huge kitchen design trend.

See these kitchen trends for yourself, in recently completed Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham custom homes by Stanton Homes.

Kitchen Color Trend Example 1: Dark Cabinets and Light Countertops - Grey Tones

Kitchen Color Trends | Dark Cabinets and Light Countertops

Why do we love this dark-against-light kitchen design?

Black and white kitchens have stood the test of time. And dark espresso with cream-and-grey infused whites are a modern take on this lasting trend.

The kitchen pictured to the right is located immediately off the foyer - designed to draw your eye as you enter the home with an immediate wow factor for your guests.

 

Kitchen Color Trend Example 2: Dark Cabinets, White Island

Kitchen Color Trends | Dark Cabinets and Light Countertops

 

The kitchen pictured to the left is tucked between the great room and formal dining, out of view from the foyer.

But the effect is just as dramatic: a huge bright white island with bar seating contrasts sharply with dark cabinets and dark tile back splash.

The stainless steal gas range, pot filler, and large sink make this kitchen perfect for those who love to cook.

Kitchen Color Trend Example 3: Dark Cabinets, Light Countertops - Shades of Brown

Kitchen Color Trends | Dark Cabinets and Light Countertops

The kitchen pictured to the right is located off the great room and breakfast nook - designed for stylish efficiency.

Cabinet storage and countertop square footage are maximized in this kitchen floor plan design. 

The speckled cream countertops have an easy contrast against the cabinets - creating a smooth integration of lights and darks.

The contrasting custom tile backsplash with diamond insets brings the entire kitchen together.

 

Kitchen Color Trends

While we see a trend towards contemporary style kitchens with a heavy contrast between features, we can't ignore other popular designs that focus on the use of tans and browns - with maple and oak cabinetry.  Watch for more trends and tips!

 

Popular Custom home kitchen design trends:

Choosing between a wall oven and kitchen range - why the trend is moving towards wall ovens

Kitchen oven styles - how to choose the right one

Why choose a gas cooktop? Top reasons homebuyers think gas powered ranges are better

What is a kitchen "work triangle" - How to design a kitchen floor plan

What Kind of Kitchen Countertop is Best?

2012 Kitchen Design Trends - Is Stainless Steel on its Way Out?

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New Home Kitchen Oven Styles | Don't Choose the Wrong Oven!

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 @ 14:04 PM

New Home Kitchen Oven Styles

Types of Ovens to Choose from for your Raleigh New Home - How to Make the Decision

 

With endless kitchen oven options - single wall, double wall, gas range, electric range, double range, convection - you probably need some help choosing the right one.

Here are answers to some of the most important questions you should ask before choosing an oven for your custom home kitchen - learn what oven best suits your needs, while adding aesthetic appeal to your favorite kitchen layout.

Wall Ovens - Double or Single

2012 New Home Kitchen Oven Styles | Don't Choose the Wrong Oven!

What is a wall oven?

A wall oven is separated from the cooktop and installed within kitchen cabinets.

This separation provides two distinct work stations - making it easier for multiple cooks to move around the kitchen.

Should I choose a single or a double wall oven?

A single wall oven can certainly meet daily cooking needs, and can add even more convenience by ensuring both the microwave and oven are located together.

Double wall ovens are very popular in 2012 kitchen designs, however, as homebuyers are looking for space maximization in the kitchen and twice the baking, roasting, and prep space for large family gatherings and special occasion cooking. 

Read more about choosing between a wall oven and kitchen range.

Convection Ovens - Modern Oven Styles

 

2012 New Home Kitchen Oven Styles | Don't Choose the Wrong Oven!Why are convection ovens gaining popularity?

A conventional oven is a traditional (and now less chosen) oven that relies of radiant heat - drawing heat from the bottom to the top of the oven.

A convection oven is preferred because it uses a fan to evenly circulate heat throughout the oven. Convection ovens cook food faster than conventional ovens.

The custom home pictured to the left, a version of the Carwile, features a convection oven with gas cooktop - designed specifically to compliment this "All American" farmhouse style kitchen. 

Kitchen Ranges - Oven/Cooktop Appliances

 2012 New Home Kitchen Oven Styles | Don't Choose the Wrong Oven!

Should I choose a range, over a separated oven/cooktop?

Another common selection for new homes is a kitchen range - with the oven and cooktop as a single appliance (and, typically, microwave placed directly above).

This option can be less expensive than a wall oven/cooktop combination, and can be a better choice for families with one main cook or fewer occasions requiring multiple dishes.

The custom home pictured to the left, a version of the Beaufort, features a stainless steel gas range.

Double Ranges - Two Ovens in One Range

2012 New Home Kitchen Oven Styles | Don't Choose the Wrong Oven!

When should I choose a double oven range?

Double oven ranges can be a great (possibly less expensive) alternative to double wall ovens.

Need to cook multiple dishes at the same time, such as a peach pie and a pot roast? This option may be best for you.

The custom home pictured to the left, a version of the Ellsworth, features a stainless steel double oven gas range.

 

Gas Ovens

2012 New Home Kitchen Oven Styles | Don't Choose the Wrong Oven!Should I choose a gas oven? Or is  electric powered better?

Depending on the size, style, and complexity of your cooktop, a gas range is could cost more up-front.

But, many professionals swear by the benefits of a gas oven. Faster heat-up and cool-down time provides flexibility - especially when following complicated recipes that call for constant temperature adjustments.

More gas cooktops also use an overhead ventilation system, which can be more visually appealing.

The custom home pictured to the left, a version of the Worthington, features a gas range (oven and cooktop) - designed for professional-grade cooking.

Read more about the benefits (and costs) of gas versus electric cooktops.

Electric Ovens

2012 New Home Kitchen Oven Styles | Don't Choose the Wrong Oven!

Why choose an electric oven?

Electric ovens don't require open flames - which could be seen as a safety concern by some homebuyers.

Electric cooktops generally cost less up-front than gas cooktops.

Flat electric cooktops are easy to install and easy to clean. There is no need of an additional fuel source.

The custom home pictured to the right, a version of the Beaufort, features an electric range designed for ease-of-use with a "work triangle" kicthen layout.

 

Popular Custom home kitchen design trends:

Choosing between a wall oven and kitchen range - why the trend is moving towards wall ovens

Why choose a gas cooktop? Top reasons homebuyers think gas powered ranges are better

What is a kitchen "work triangle" - How to design a kitchen floor plan

What Kind of Kitchen Countertop is Best?

Kitchen Design Trends - Is Stainless Steel on its Way Out?

Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina. 

Tags: kitchen layouts, Custom Home Kitchen Design, Raleigh kitchen trends, Types of Ovens

Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 @ 09:03 AM

Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends

Adding a Built-in Wine Rack to Your Custom Home Kitchen

 

Where should I place a wine rack in my kitchen?

Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends 2012

Built-in wine racks can be designed as a bold centerpiece of the kitchen, or as a descrete storage area.

The NC custom home pictured to the left, the Worthington, includes an espresso wine storage cabinet with stem glass holders built-in below and open glass cabinet doors on either side.

Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends 2012

 

  

Keep in mind: both light and excessive heat can damage a bottle of wine.

 

So, if you are planning to store wine in a rack or open cabinet (versus a climate controlled refrigerator or basement/cellar storage area), try to place the built-in rack on a wall receiving as little natural light (and heat) exposure as possible.  

 

 

 

Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends 2012

My kitchen is already packed with cabinets and appliances. Where else can a wine rack be integrated into my new home?

If you already love your kitchen floor plan, another favorite location for a built-in wine rack and/or refrigerator is a butler's pantry.

A butler's pantry can be located in the dining room, a hallway, an alcove underneath a staricase, or a transition area between a kitchen and dining room.

The NC custom home pictured to the right, the Kessler, features an optional dining room butler's pantry with built-in wine rack and wine cooler.

 

 

Why are racks designed to store wine sideways?

Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends 2012

Wine racks are designed to store bottles sideways to ensure the wine stays in contact with the cork.

A moist cork maintains a tight seal, keeping wine fresh. A dried out cork can shrink, allowing oxygen to spoil and age the wine.

The NC custom home pictured to the left, the Almodovar, freatures a Tahoe Cherry Java built-in wine rack with liquor cabinet above.  

 

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Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends

Best Kitchen Countertop Ideas

Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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Kitchen Island Trends | Photos and Ideas for Kitchen Islands

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

Kitchen Island Ideas

New Home Style Trends for the Kitchen

Kitchen Island Ideas | 2012 New Home Kitchen Styles

 

A kitchen island can be an integral part of your new home kitchen design -as the center for activity in your new home. 

Islands can be accessed from all sides, which makes them ideal for workspaces, storage, and bar seating.

 

 

Kitchen islands can be a beautiful feature in custom homes, even on a budget. 

Kitchen Island Ideas | 2012 New Home Kitchen Styles

The style, size, and design depend on both taste and budget. 

Looking to keep your kitchen costs down?  Consider an island with one bank of full cabinets, with a great seating area.

The custom home kitchen island pictured to the right - the Kimberly - features cabinet storage and plenty of granite countertop space for comfortable bar seating.

Add some pendant lighting to emphasize this focal point of the kitchen.

  Kitchen Island Ideas | 2012 New Home Kitchen Styles

In some kitchens, the island can provide the majority of the counter space.

Guests and family can be seated around the kitchen island while meals are prepared.

The custom home kitchen island pictured to the left - the Worthington - features a contrasting white cabinetry selection with lavender hardware, to compliment the expresso kitchen cabinets.

 

 Kitchen Island Ideas | 2012 New Home Kitchen Styles

 

Homework routines can even revolve around the kitchen island - it's easy to answer those math questions while chopping vegetables!

 A kitchen islands can feature a microwave, cooktop range, sink, drawers, shelves, spice racks, cabinetry and more. 

  

Thinking of moving the kitchen sink to your kitchen island? 

Kitchen Island Ideas | 2012 New Home Kitchen StylesHere's some thoughts to consider:

- Is there enough room for the dishwasher next to the sink (both depth and width)?

- Can the dishwasher open comfortably, with room to walk around?

- Is there room to include a pull out garbage bin/recycle center?

- Can the silverware be stored near the dishwasher?

- Is it possible to use dual height counters to better hide those dirty dishes?

  

Want to use the kitchen island mainly for food prep?

Keep these thoughts in mind:

Kitchen Island Ideas | 2012 New Home Kitchen Styles

- Are there outlets for small appliances?

- Is the refrigerator and cooktop conveniently close?

- Do you want a prep sink?

- Should you consider a butcher block counter?

 

 

Looking to cook at the kitchen island?

You'll want to talk to your builder about:

Kitchen Island Ideas | 2012 New Home Kitchen Styles

 - Countertop materials: should it be heat resistant for ease of cooking?

 - Is there at least 18 inches of counterspace on either side of the range or cooktop?

 - Can an overdraft hood be added, or is a downdraft cooktop required?  What is the additional cost versus a typical range or cooktop?

- Should a raised eating area be included?

The custom home kitchen island pictured to the above - the Kelley - features a convection cooktop (downdraft cooktop), granite countertop, raised bar with tile backsplash, microwave underneath, cabinets, and spice drawers.

 

Will you dine frequently at the kitchen island?

Kitchen Island Ideas | 2012 New Home Kitchen Styles

Discuss your options for informal dining at the kitchen island.

- How many can you seat comfortably at the island?

- Should stools be tucked away when not in use?

- How much will seating limit your storage options?

- What height should the island be?  Do you want two heights?

 

Your new kitchen island design should reflect your taste, be fully functional, and be ready for multiple uses and plenty of storage.

Talk to your builder about your ideas for your kitchen island design - and which features are most important to you.  Islands can include: raised bar seating, appliances (sink, cooktop, dishwasher, microwave) storage (cabients, drawers, open shelves), spice drawers, "peninsula cabinets" (open on both sides, with two sets of doors), roll-out recycle bins, and more.

Bring pictures of what you have in mind.  Stanton Homes will help you decide what's right for you, based on budget, size of kitchen, traffic flow, features, and other design considerations

You may also be interested in these other Raleigh new home articles - top tips straight from Raleigh's most exceptional new home builder, Stanton Homes.

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 Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

Tags: custom kitchen design, Kitchen Islands, kitchen trends, kitchen layouts

How to Choose a Kitchen Sink | Custom Home Kitchen Design

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 @ 12:02 PM

Custom Home Kitchen Design

Kitchen Sink Style Options

 

As you make plans for the Durham, NC custom home you’d like to build, it’s always fun to choose your favorite kitchen features.

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms of the home, and you will use your sink every day.  Take a look at these recently completed custom homes in the Durham, NC area for 2012 kitchen sink and faucet style ideas.

 

Sink Material Types: Stainless Steel, Cast Iron, Composite

Custom Home Kitchen Style Ideas

 

Stainless steel sinks are one of the most popular choices for custom home kitchens. Stainless steel sinks are easy to clean and durable. 

A lower-gauge stainless steel makes a higher the quality kitchen sink.    

The NC custom home pictured to the left has a single-bowl stainless steel under mount sink with single lever pull-out spray faucet and matching built-in soap dispenser.

 

 How to Choose Your Kitchen Sink Style | 2012 Custom Home Kitchen Ideas | Pictures of Kitchen Sink Styles

Cast iron sinks are becoming more popular in custom homes - giving the kitchens a sought-after modern-antique feel. Cast iron sinks are:

 - Available in white and other colors

 - Heavier than stainless steel and composite sinks - the under cabinets must hold the weight

 - Not as scratch and wear resistent over time

The NC custom home pictured to the right has a double-bowl white cast iron under mount sink with single lever faucet and spray arm, fitted to granite countertops.

How to Choose Your Kitchen Sink Style | 2012 Custom Home Kitchen Ideas | Pictures of Kitchen Sink Styles

 

Composite sinks can be a popular choice when trying to meet a budget. Composite sinks can:

 - Come in a variety of colors

 - Could possibly scratch and stain more easily

 

The NC custom home pictured to the left has a double-bowl composite under mount sink with double-lever faucet and matching spray arm.

 

Sink Placement

A kitchen sink can be an under mount sink (placed under the counter) or a rimmed sink (placed on top of the counter.

Under mount sinks are more popular because they have no rim or eCustom Home Kitchen Designdge to catch water, dirt, and food particles.

But, under mount sinks require a solid countertop made of materials like corian, granite, cement, or stainless steel.

Rimmed sinks (pictured to the right) are mounted above the countertop, with a smooth integration.

Rimmed sinks are not limited to solid countertop materials, and are usually placed in formica countertops.

 

Number of Sink Bowls 

Custom Home Kitchen Design

 

Custom home kitchen sinks usually come with one or two bowls, although some kitchens use three bowl sinks (which are handy when there are multiple cooks needing to share the same sink space).

Single-bowl sinks can accommodate large objects like pots and pans.

Double-bowl sinks are more common in Durham new homes. They are convenient for prep work and can accommodate a range of objects of various sizes.  Typically double-bowls come in a 60-40 size ratio. 

Sink Faucets and Special Features

Two of the most popular custom home sink faucet special features are the spray arm and the pot filler.

A spray arm is an additional attachment that can be installed next to the sink faucet, or it can extend out of the faucet. The sprayer helps wash larger objects or reach out to fill containers. 2012 Custom Home Kitchen Ideas | How to Choose Your Kitchen Sink Style

A pot filler - used to fill large pots - is installed above the kitchen range. The faucet arm folds against the wall, and can extend out to reach over a pot on the stove.

2012 Custom Home Kitchen Ideas | How to Choose Your Kitchen Sink Style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Worthington (pictured above) is a great example of a gourmet kitchen designed for frequent cooking - with the convenience of a pot filler.

 

NC Custom Home Kitchens

When you build an NC custom home with Stanton Homes, making changes to your kitchen floor plan is easy.

And with Stanton Homes free initial design services, you can see all the possibilities for your new home kitchen, before you make any decisions.


Get ideas from these kitchen floor plan transformations, designed by Stanton Homes to fit the lifestyles of our homebuyers.


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Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

 

 

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White Subway Tile Backsplash Ideas | Kitchen Design Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 @ 08:02 AM

Top Kitchen Design Trends

White Subway Tile Backsplashes 

What are some top design trends for Chapel Hill new home kitchens?

One top trend is adding designer appeal to the kitchen without spending a lot of money - with a tile backsplash.

Take a look at these Chapel Hill, NC custom home kitchens with white subway tile backsplashes, and get ideas for your new home.

Chapel Hill New Home Kitchens | Top Kitchen Design Trends of 2012

White On White - Classic Kitchen

A classic 3 x 6 glazed white subway tile, along with white colored cabinetry, has withstood the test of time.

White subway tile backsplashes have the ability to transcend style - from cottage charm to traditional elegance to modern simplicity.

The Chapel Hill new home pictured to the left has a "Farmhouse" style custom kitchen with white subway tile backsplash.

 

Chapel Hill New Home Kitchens | Top Kitchen Design Trends of 2012

Brick Style Backsplashes Are Bigger

Any time a brick pattern is used in a back splash area it visually expands the space.

If your favorite Chapel Hill new home floor plan has a smaller or alley style kitchen, a white brick tile backsplash may be the perfect compliment.  

The Chapel Hill new home pictured to the left is a kitchen in a single story floor plan, the Bethesda

The Bethesda kitchen is an alley style, open to the dining and great room.

 

Chapel Hill New Home Kitchens | Top Kitchen Design Trends of 2012

Open and Bright Kitchens

The Chapel Hill new home pictured to the left features white cabinetry paired with white subway tile, for a trendy yet tasteful combination.

A custom-designed pencil listello tile inlay sits above the gas range. 

Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and subtle touches of black help define this kitchen.

Click here to see more photos of this new home kitchen.

3x6 white subway tile backsplashes can help spotlight intricate cabinetry, with a simple look that only feels more expensive - this type of tile is readily available and inexpensively priced.

Chapel Hill, NC New Home Kitchen Design Process

When you build an NC custom home with Stanton Homes, making changes to your kitchen floor plan is easy.

And with Stanton Homes free initial design services, you can see all the possibilities for your new home kitchen, before you make any decisions.


Get ideas from these kitchen floor plan transformations, designed by Stanton Homes to fit the lifestyles of our homebuyers.

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Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

 

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Kitchen Design Ideas | Top 3 Kitchen Makeovers

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

Top 3 Design/Build Kitchens

Custom Home Kitchen Designs by Stanton Homes

Designing a kitchen is tough.  Each family is unique.  Is your style country, casual, contemporary, or something in between?

Here are some of our Top 3 Kitchen Makeovers - we'll show you start-to-finish what our interior designer did to make each kitchen work perfectly, and what you'll want to consider before you get started. 

1. The Lowery - Design/Build Custom Kitchen with Hand Rendering

Design Build Kitchens

 

The homeowners were yearning for a gourmet kitchen that would be infused with deep, rich color tones and a sophisticated style.

They were drawn to deeper colors as a radical departure from their Florida home which had incorporated a lot of white.

The granite is a Santa Fe Brown. The cabinets are a Maple Espresso finish.

 

Design Build Homes | In-house Design Services | 2012 Custom Kitchen Design

 

Several areas of this kitchen were extended, to accommodate  additional cabinet storage space for the homeowners' multiple dish sets.

The tile backsplash originally ended at the bottom of the cabinets, and was later extended to the top of the stainless steel chimney.

42 inch cabinets with upper crown molding are standard in your Stanton Home.

 

Click here for more information about this design/build kitchen and to view photos of the completed kitchen.

 

2. The Kelley - Design/Build Custom Kitchen with Hand Renderings

Design Build Kitchen

 

The Kelley kitchen was designed especially for large family gatherings, daily cooking, open interaction space, and a clear golf course view, through the angled breakfast room windows.

 

 

 

Kitchen Design 2012 | Free Interior Design Services | Design Build Custom Home Kitchens

 

The island was modified into an elongated, angled shape per the homeowners' request.

Stacking spice drawers on end of island were always on homeowner's wish list. 

Both drawers and cabinets included in the island, to cover a variety of storage needs.

The raised bar backsplash is sealed and enhanced Durango Travertine subway tile with Cinnamon glass pencil insert.  

Click here for more information about this design/build kitchen and to view photos of the completed kitchen.

 

3. The Linda - Design/Build Kitchen with Hand Renderings

Design Build Kitchen Ideas

The "Lovely Linda" kitchen layout was completely re-arranged to meet the needs of the homebuyer

Click here to see a red-line drawing of all the custom kitchen redesigns.

In this kitchen, you will find eye-catching architectural presence:

 - Raised panel Maple Cognac cabinets with graceful arches and a soothing color palette of Vyara Gold granite 

 - Sealed and enhanced Bianco Travertine subway tiles with honed stone mosaic accents in Carmel mix


Design Build Kitchens

 - Graceful lines, angled open shelves

 - Crown molding, light rail, raised center cabinet and crown valance detail over the sink

 - Important details you may overlook when designing your kitchen, like multiple lighting sources

 

 

Click here for more information about this design/build kitchen and to view photos of the completed kitchen.

 

Design/Build Kitchens - Real Homes for Real People

See how kitchen design ideas can flow together in the sketches we made for real people building real homes here, and contact us to talk about your own special layout.


We'll help you determine kitchen layout options, cabinetry dimensions, special features like backsplash designs, appliance/sink spacing, open walkway space and more. 

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