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Adelphi defines large space by contrasting colors, cabinets

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Adelphi Kitchens and Cabinetry paired two complementary styles, Legacy 1 and Cambridge, in contrasting tones to give one large space an open, contemporary feel.

Along the perimeter of the room is Adelphi’s Legacy 1-style cabinetry with an Elite framing bead. The Legacy 1 cabinets are finished in a soft Snowcap white, complementing the brighter hues of white used on the walls, drum-shaped overhead lamps, and accents throughout the room.

Cambridge-style cabinetry is used for the island and hood. Both are finished in a full cover of black over French-cut distressed wood, which draws the eye to key focal points in the room. The island, complete with a sink and ample storage, also has an adjoining breakfast counter with enough space to seat a family. The high cabinetry maximizes storage, eliminates dead space and adds visual appeal.

White granite countertops with flecks of black fuse the color scheme together within in the kitchen area. The contrast of the white and dark hues of the cabinetry helps to define individual functional areas, such as dining, food preparation and cooking areas in the kitchen.  The warm cinnamon-colored hardwood flooring provides the continuity unify the entire communal living space of the kitchen, dining and living room areas.

See images at www.adelphikitchens.com.

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September 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

Glossy cabinets shine in today’s kitchens

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As ultra-contemporary kitchens gain in popularity, interest is soaring in shiny cabinets that contribute a huge modern cachet.

New York-based designer Patrick Mele loves the sheen and reflection that variations on glossy paint, other finishes and lacquer add to a kitchen. He and other designers credit European cabinetmakers for producing some of the smoothest, glass- or mirror-like finishes, rivaling those from automotive manufacturers.

Patty Vila is among American homeowners who like the look. She resurfaced kitchen cabinets in her Miami Beach home by having them spray-lacquered white. “They look amazing, and it’s a popular look for others living on the beach. It makes the room look larger, sleeker and cleaner,” Vila says.

Chicago designer Scott Dresner also likes glossy cabinets as a way to add a pop of shine and make a kitchen look more distinct. He has his own private label line fabricated in Italy.

Mele, who likes a choice of hues depending on the colors in the rest of the interior, gives black a big thumbs-up. “It’s like having a tuxedo in your apartment,” he says.

But there’s another trend that’s emerged, which appeals to those who may not want such spare sophistication, reminiscent of the high-tech lab look popular in the late 1970s and ’80s. They favor warming up minimalist glossy cabinets with some matte or wood-grain cabinets and honed countertops, says designer Veronica Van Deusen, owner of Fabulous Interior Designs in Fredericksburg, Virginia. But combining finishes and colors like a pro takes some careful planning.

Van Deusen recommends separating the different surfaces — either above or below countertops, or isolating the glossy cabinet boxes in a certain area such as an island or butler’s pantry as a focal point.

Besides deciding whether to go with a total or partial glossy look, another key decision is which type of gloss to select, which can affect price. Many of the glossiest cabinets reflect a labor-intensive process of rolling or brushing on paint, spray-painting, applying a urethane-type finish or lacquering, often in multiple layers and sometimes with an automobile manufacturer-style buffing afterward. These choices can end up being as expensive as pricey stainless-steel and custom-painted cabinets, says Dresner.

To see more tips, check out the full Chicago Tribune article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/home/sc-home-0810-glossy-kitchen-20150805-story.html

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August 14, 2015 at 7:00 am

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World demand for cabinets to reach $64 billion in 2018

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Global demand for cabinets is projected to reach $64 billion in 2018 on advances of 5.5 percent per year.  Increases will be driven primarily by robust growth in developing regions, as cabinets increase their market penetration in residential markets at the expense of other storage options such as freestanding furniture and shelves.  An additional boost to global expenditures on cabinets will come from a recovery in demand in developed countries, where building construction was depressed as many countries faced economic downturns.  These and other trends are presented in World Cabinets, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

The U.S., the world’s largest market for cabinets, will see strong increases in demand through the forecast period.  Following the collapse in U.S. housing construction that began in 2006, cabinet demand declined for several years.  According to analyst Mariel Behnke, “A recovery in building construction spending, particularly in the residential market, will boost US cabinet demand to $16 billion in 2018.”  In addition to stronger construction activity, interest in more expansive kitchen and bathroom designs will boost unit demand for cabinets, while rising interest in premium features and finishes will support value growth.

Cabinet sales in the Asia/Pacific region, the largest regional consumer, are expected to reach $20 billion in 2018, nearly one-third of the global total.  The Asia/Pacific region will also see the fastest regional growth, at 7.3 percent per annum through 2018, fueled by rapid demand growth in developing countries, primarily China and India.  China is expected to continue to see the fastest increases in cabinet demand of any country, surpassing Japan to become the second largest global cabinet market.  Rapid growth in installations of cabinets in new and existing homes, as well as in nonresidential buildings, will support the robust demand growth in China.

Western Europe, the largest regional market for cabinets in 2013, is expected to recover from the declines suffered during the economic recession, with cabinet sales reaching $17.5 billion in 2018.  However, by that year it will be surpassed by both the Asia/Pacific region and North America, which can expect more rapid growth.  Western Europe’s intensive cabinet use and continued interest in high-end features will support the recovery in demand in spite of expected stagnating housing completions in some countries.

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March 20, 2015 at 7:00 am

KraftMaid Cabinetry announces price increase of up to 12 percent

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KraftMaid Cabinetry, a division of Masco Cabinetry, will increase prices by up to 12 percent on Dec. 23, due to increased raw material costs. Actual price increases will vary based on cabinet configuration and options.

The increased materials costs are driven by duties applied by the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission on varieties of imported hardwood plywood from China, as well as inflation on a range of other raw materials including particleboard, cardboard, hard and soft lumbers. Anti-Dumping and Countervailing duties totaling 73.04 percent, some of which are retroactive, will be applied to all shipments of affected plywood entering the United States.

“The Anti-Dumping and Countervailing duties announced this week significantly increase raw material costs for manufacturers, such as KraftMaid Cabinetry,” said Rick Roetken, president of Masco Cabinetry. “As a consequence, we regret to announce that it is necessary to increase our prices at this time.”

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October 4, 2013 at 7:00 am

Dura Supreme launches new Bria cabinetry line

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Dura Supreme’s newest product line, Bria, is now available through authorized Dura Supreme cabinetry dealers throughout the U.S. Bria cabinetry is crafted with ¾-inch-thick construction with a furniture board or plywood option. Dovetailed, solid wood drawer boxes and roll-out shelves are standard with a full-extension soft-close drawer guide. Heights up to 108 inches are available with full-dimensional modifications for personalized design.

1305CMFdurasupreme.jpgDura Supreme’s new Bria cabinetry line.

“Contemporary and transitional styling have become more popular and prevalent, which lends itself to the tighter reveals associated with frameless cabinetry.  Coupled with a very competitive price point, homeowners and dealers alike are enthusiastic about the versatility of this new product line,” says Karen Wistrom, vice president of marketing, Dura Supreme (www.durasupreme.com).

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May 28, 2013 at 7:00 am

Armstrong Cabinet Products debuts more than 380 new cabinet styles, accessories

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Armstrong Cabinet Products, a brand of ACProducts Inc., is debuting more than 380 new cabinet styles and accessories to offer more decorative and functional cabinet options. The new cabinet options include a low-VOC-emitting Maple veneer door style, installed accessories and door styles in a new wood species: Rustic Alder.

Three new Alder door styles, Shaker, Arch and Raised Panel, with two drawer options are offered to bring a rustic, textured look to the kitchen with random knots in the designs. Stains and glazes are offered in 11 different options.

Armstrong Cabinets also offers eco-friendly, low-VOC emitting materials to provide added options when building or remodeling a home or buying cabinetry. Offerings include Origins Premier No Added Urea Formaldehyde particle board construction and Novara, a new Maple veneer door style with five stain options that utilizes a PureBond urea-formaldehyde free, soy-based adhesive.

In addition, the company offers 35 new decorative molding SKUs, medallions, valances, posts and legs, as well as 94 columns. The complete range of new offerings can be viewed at www.armstrongcabinets.com.

“Aesthetics, function and cost are primary concerns when designing a kitchen, and our goal is to present different options so customers can make individual choices with confidence,” said Louis Nemeth, manager, ACPI product management.

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May 24, 2013 at 7:00 am

Cabinetmaker redirects his passion to home building

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For 15 years, Jim Theoret worked on the supply side of the home industry at Classic Woodcraft Ltd., a local manufacturer of kitchen cabinets and doors. In 2007, he founded Prairie Living Homes, and he now builds an average of 10 houses a year, including spec homes and custom builds,

TheStarPhoenix.com reports.

Whether Theoret is building a 1,000-square-foot starter home or a custom dream home twice that size, his objective is the same.

“I build a home so if I were to live in it, I’d be happy with it,” Theoret told the Star.

Prairie Living’s new show home in Rosewood, Saskatchewan, is a craftsman-style raised bungalow that offers an open floor plan measuring 1,253 square feet, enhanced by nine-foot ceilings upstairs and down. Priced at just $369,900, the three-bedroom home is loaded with upgraded trim, hardware and lighting packages.

Theoret’s experience in the cabinet industry is apparent in the kitchen. Dovetail drawers, soft close hardware and maple print interiors highlight the outstanding quality of the hard rock maple cabinets, topped by sleek granite counters. The large sink-free island has a convenient eating bar.

The large master suite offers a generous walk-in closet and a four-piece suite with a kitchen-height vanity.

Energy savings will be realized thanks to the home’s Energy Star windows, high-efficiency furnace, water heater and HRV system.

To boost the home’s affordability, the Prairie Living show home has the potential for a two-bedroom basement suite, including a separate rear entrance to the basement.

Prairie Living Homes has received the Saskatchewan New Home Warranty Program’s gold service award for several consecutive years.

Theoret told the star, “I have really great tradespeople – good finishing carpenters, railing guys, drywall crews. It really makes a difference at the end of the day.”

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February 22, 2013 at 7:00 am

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