Kitchen & Bath Design News

JUN 2019

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The Jamestown Shaker door style from Kountry Wood Products showcases the company's newest paint finish – Limestone. All doors with painted finishes are con- structed of composite board. Door options include glass and mullion insets. Circle No. 184 on Product Card The Riley Collection from Sunny- Wood features traditional styling such as raised panels and shaped moldings, combined with fresh white base color and hand-applied gray accent finish. The cabinets feature soft-close mechanisms, sol- id-wood dovetail drawer construc- tion, full-extension drawer slides and ¾ -length storage shelves. Circle No. 183 on Product Card FENIX NTM, by Arpa Industriale, is now available from Greenfield Cab- inetry. The low-reflective surface is opaque and fingerprint-resistant. It also has anti-bacterial proper- ties, and is resistant to dry heat, scratches and dents, notes the firm. Greenfield offers FENIX NTM in the ¾ "-thick full-access Fargo door in several finishes. Circle No. 186 on Product Card Dura Supreme Cabinetry's custom- ized storage larders hide away items such as small appliances, frequently used tools and other goods that take up countertop space. Custom- izing the interior of the cabinetry to create a dedicated work zone keeps all items related to a specific task in one contained area, yet easy to conceal behind closed doors. Circle No. 185 on Product Card Raywal Cabinets has been creating one-of-a-kind kitchens and living spaces for more than 60 years, the company notes. The company's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility delivers thousands of on- trend door styles, species and finish combinations, as well as custom modifications. Circle No. 188 on Product Card The Fusion Evolution Collection from Superior Cabinets is a col- lection of wire-brushed, textured MDF finishes, available in over 30 on-trend solid paint finishes. The Fusion Evolution wire brushing technique on MDF results in a com- plex, authentically textured cabinet door, the company reports. Circle No. 187 on Product Card Painted cabinets continue to be popular at Brighton Cabinetry, with designers often choosing light finished perimeter cabinets accompanied by an eye-catching accent color like the one featured on this island. A broad range of custom colored paints has been trending as well to add a pop of color like the custom blue shown here. Circle No. 190 on Product Card Executive Cabinetry by Essential Cabinetry Group offers a versatile and flexible full-access cabinetry solution with a wide variety of styles and colors as well as a standard modification program. Hundreds of door style combinations in wood, en- gineered veneers, thermofoils, MDF and metal door styles in an almost unlimited array of colors are available. Circle No. 189 on Product Card accessible and functional continue to be in high demand. Specialty spaces and designs around pets are also on the rise, she notes. Ptacek says they're starting to see more powered SKUs, such as waste basket cabinets that open with a touch of the knee to provide for easier internal access. Wilcox believes the kitchen environment is full of unique products that are both high tech and high style. "Today's younger consumers can have their choice of products and interior designs from around the world, and they can be delivered to their front door almost effortlessly. I think this makes younger consumers more daring in their choices," he notes. The three purposes cabinetry serve for the consumer, he continues, are surface space for working and entertaining, storage for stowing away necessary kitchen items and style. "Anything that can enhance these basic functions will do well. I think the most significant technology that has won universal appeal for consumers is soft-close mechanisms becoming pretty much a standard requirement." Miller agrees: "Soft-close drawers and doors are consistently requested by consumers." Lighting is another add-on that is becoming more prominent in cabinetry. "Lighting is on the rise – interior and exterior LED lighting for ambiance and functional task lighting," says O'Neill. ▪ Clever, concealed storage is also trending, according to O'Neill. "Consumers continue to gravitate toward concealed and clean integration in kitchen design, with maximized and clever storage solutions," she says. "Coffee lovers rejoice with the variety of K-cup storage solutions. Spices are a pain to store; Wellborn's vast array of spice storage and organization options are endless. Pots and pans now have a unique spot in the kitchen – hanging pot and pan pull-out and wide-deep drawers." GETTING TECHNICAL In cabinets, technology solves practical problems and adds flexibility and convenience to the space. "We live in a world where technology is king," says O'Neill. "Technology will continue to drive innovations and new pleasures in the kitchen, giving homeowners ever more specific home appliances targeted to their tastes. Motorized lifting systems are a trend to watch; more and more homeowners want easier accessibility. The Ninka Qanto lift hides kitchen appliances with the touch of a button. The lift solves the inacces- sible space in the corners of the kitchens by providing a vertically rising tray for maximum space usage," she says. "Bringing technology into the home is now easier than ever." Baber says that internal accessories that make the kitchen more Photo: Redstone Graphics 58 Kitchen & Bath Design News • June 2019 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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