Archive for the ‘Kitchen & Bath Cabinets’ Category
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Remember back in March or April when our minds were all aflutter with thoughts of the wonderful home projects we wanted to accomplish this summer? Maybe we were thinking of adding some lovely decorative vinyl shutters to give our façade a little pick me up. Or possibly we were going to finally rip out those old cracked basement windows and replace them with glass blocks. There may have been a little mention of once-and-for-all removing that decaying wood heap we try to pass off as a railing system, adding an adequate gable vent to allow proper airflow (thereby reducing cooling costs), or finally wrapping those less-than-attractive post with a pvc column wraps?
Did you get all of that stuff done? Did you get any of that stuff done? Yeah, I didn’t either. But it’s not too late! We still have 1 whole official month left for summer 2009. So what are you waiting for? There’s no time like right now to commit to getting at least one thing off of your “to-do” list. For me, it’s going to be shutters. What’s it going to be for you?
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Never one to shy away from a mighty undertaking, Accent Building Products is pleased to announce the addition of 9 brand new cabinet styles to our already expansive collection. All of these styles are part of the framed, full overlay collection.
Thanks to our friends at Marsh Furniture we now have even more styles to please the new kitchen builder and remodeler alike. Like the Summerfield style that came before it, the Arcadia, North Brook, Ardmore2, Ardmore3, Wentworth1, Jefferson1, Jefferson2, Trenton1, and Trenton3 are all offered in your choice of maple or cherry wood. These designs offer something a little more decorative than the standard cabinets we’re all very aware of. They are a traditional framed construction, which offers unbeatable sturdiness; but with full overlay doors they offer the look of the more modern European frameless designs. Plywood construction and glazed finishes are some of the more popular upgrades available on many of these styles.
Monday, November 24th, 2008
Custom kitchen and bath cabinetry is often considered to be a fantastic means to differentiate your interiors, making it ahead of the pack and delivering a feel that is uniquely yours. But what we frequently see as “custom cabinets” are actually stock cabinets that are customized with upgrades to please your specific needs.
Honest to goodness custom cabinets (as in totally built from scratch) will cost an absolute fortune and often require months to fabricate. Customized standard cabinets can give you that little something extra that an off the rack cabinet cannot, all while keeping the budget reasonable. With choices such as solid maple drawers, full plywood construction, full extension drawer glides with soft close, beautifully glazed finishes, totally unfinished cabinets, or a depth increase or reduction it is easy to see how your cabinets can be “uniquely yours”.
Monday, June 16th, 2008
Our preferred kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer is Marsh Furniture. One of the many reasons with we comfortable with their product is that they are a member of the KCMA, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association. Founded in 1955; the association certifies that the cabinets offered meet the American National Standards Institute for the manufacturing and quality of cabinets. With the exception of sink bases and oven cabinets (which need rear exposure for water, gas and electrical lines) Kitchen and Bath Cabinets construction must be fully enclosed with sides, backs and bottoms as well as tops on wall cabinets in order to meet the KCMA standards. In addition, the frames, ends, tops and bottoms must be of a rigid construction. It pleases us even further that Marsh has also qualified for the new KCMA Land Stewardship Program. This means that the company is sustainable in resource management, environmental stewardship and community relations. All in all making the world a better place; one kitchen or bath at a time.
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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
Gone are the days of slamming kitchen cabinet drawers shut. Go to any kitchen cabinet showroom and you are sure to experience the beauty that is silent closing drawers. Give them a strong push and instead of hearing a slam, you’ll see the drawer catch itself and smoothly guide itself close. Is it magic? No, just the utilization of what is becoming the most popular drawer glide for cabinetry, made by the industry leader, Blum. No more noise! No more pinched fingers! No more unpleasant stares from your mother!
What’s more….our silent closing drawers also have full extension capabilities giving you easy access to every inch of your drawer. Ordinary drawers when open will leave several inches still within the cabinet box, making the contents in the back of the drawer hard to reach. But with the full extension drawer guides you can fully expose the entire 21” drawer box giving you full view and access to your drawer contents. The full-extension, silent closing drawer glides are available on the all-wood drawer upgrade, giving you a 5/8” thick maple hardwood drawer with dovetailed joints. The glides are under-mounted allowing the drawers to be constructed wider, giving you even more storage space. Silence, it’s a win-win situation.
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Friday, April 18th, 2008
Along with glazing becoming a top trend in today’s kitchen cabinetry, so to is the use of mix-and-match finishes. Cabinetry is no longer just about wood, it is about using a combination of stains, paints and glazes, all to give your kitchen a personalized and wholly unique look. For example, accenting your kitchen with a center island that differs in color from the rest of your kitchen cabinets is just one way to implement the mix-and-match style. This eclectic approach combines comfort and charm into your space infusing your personality and style. You may also choose to accent just your corner cabinets, or you may try having the wall cabinets all one stain and the base something different. If the mixing and matching of cabinet colors is a bit more than you want to experiment with you could always keep everything uniform and just use a darker crown molding. This adds definition and can help “pull in” a large expanse of cabinets. Whatever you choose; make it uniquely yours.
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Monday, February 11th, 2008
Cabinet glazing has become a trendy element to today’s kitchen cabinet design. Glazing enhances the cabinetry’s profile and details while adding richness and depth to the finish color. For you ladies out there, it is like going to the beauty salon to get highlights added to your hair. Highlights add dimension and life, as does a finish glaze to your kitchen cabinetry. A glazed finish offers character and personality for those seeking something a step above a mass-produced cabinet finish.
The popular look of cabinet glazing has taken on two different approaches. Once, a glaze that adds subtle accents, like a light glaze on a light finish or a darker glaze on a deeper, darker stained finish. This style is hardly noticeable, but adds just enough to provide some dimension to the cabinetry. The second approach in cabinet glazing is to achieve a more dramatic contrast, like a light glaze on a dark stain or a dark glaze on a lighter finish. This styling is very noticeable and quickly transforms the entire look of a kitchen.
Our maple cabinets in an Ivory painted finish offer three glazing choices; Caramel, Chocolate and Alabaster. The rest of our maple finishes are able with the optional Chocolate and Alabaster glazes. These are also available for our cherry cabinet finishes. Add the casual elegance of cabinet glazing to your order, begin by review your options and ordering a sample door.
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Monday, February 11th, 2008
For those seeking a bright, clean-looking kitchen the only choice in the past has been the option of all white cabinets. Typically produced with thermofoil, the white lines have been exactly that, white. While this meets the design goals of some, others struggle with installing such a bright white set of cabinets claiming they are a little too bright or too modern for their personal tastes. Finally, there is a new option, Ivory.
Ivory painted kitchen cabinets and vanities brighten your space while adding casual elegance. Ivory cabinets break away from the starkness of pure white by adding warmth, charm and beauty while still providing a lighter option than a darker stained wood.
The painted Ivory option is available on our maple cabinet styles; Florence, Florence Arch, Brunswick, Shaker, Mission and Windsor. Whereas some manufacturers’ consider the painted Ivory finish as an upcharge, our Ivory finish is the same price as any stained finish options.
The Ivory finish can be kicked up a notch by adding a glazing. As previously mentioned, a glazed finish creates dimension by highlighting the cabinets’ profile and details. There are three glaze options available for the ivory finish; Caramel, Chocolate and Alabaster.
Don’t forget, you can always order a sample door from us to get a first hand look at any of our finishes.
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