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JUN 2018

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The Designer Collection from JSI Cabinetry includes Norwich, a Shaker style cabinet painted light gray. Norwich will also be the first of the collection to feature dovetail-box construction, resulting in a clean, CAM-free interior and structurally stronger cabinet, the company reports. Circle No. 176 on Product Card The clean, simple profile of Marsh Furniture's Savannah 1 and Savan- nah 2 Shaker door in Graphite finish translates to a transitional style for this kitchen. Both full-overlay door styles feature a flat veneer center panel with 2" stiles and rails. They are available in maple or cherry in a range of finishes and glazes. Circle No. 175 on Product Card Recent kitchen trends include mix- ing opposites, as displayed in this Mid Continent Cabinetry kitchen. The light maple island with Rohe door style and Divinity finish transi- tions into the abutting room, while the grainy oak perimeter cabinets with Rohe door style and Charcoal finish command the kitchen. Circle No. 178 on Product Card FRAME7, the latest creation from eggersmann, is a new development in its Unique series and features a 7cm mitered edge frame. Angled and chamfered stone edges con- tinue the Unique series line of the homogenous, one material concept. Circle No. 177 on Product Card CWP Cabinetry offers Ceruse Oak, created using a centuries-old technique. When applied to a wood such as oak, the white pigment fills and highlights grain without chang- ing the overall color of the wood's finish. CWP Cabinetry offers this technique on any stain or paint. Circle No. 180 on Product Card Siteline Cabinetry has introduced two new white cabinet paint colors – Iceberg and Aspen. Iceberg, shown on the Coulter door style, is a bright white, and works well as a base color for cabinet surfaces. As- pen, shown on the Gallagher door style, is a grey-tinged white that is effective as a base color for a true, cool white kitchen. Circle No. 179 on Product Card Ovation Cabinetry's Pacific door style, shown here stained in Brown- stone, a rich dark brown, works in both the transitional and updated traditional kitchen. Ovation offers a wide variety of door styles, materi- als and colors. Circle No. 182 on Product Card Executive Cabinetry's Lineare Cucina, shown, features the compa- ny's Roma Collection Trio door style in Carbone Textured finish. Lineare Cucina is comprised of two distinct, Italian-inspired collections – Modello, which features high-gloss slabs, and Roma, which delivers durable textured looks. Circle No. 181 on Product Card what is on the inside of the cabinetry is often as unique and personal as the outside." Korsten adds, "We are also seeing a unique shift into kitchens that use multiple tall/utility sized cabinets in their layout, often at the expense of standard wall cabinets." Marlin cites top trends that include furniture-style cabinetry, open shelving below the countertop, open or glass door cabinets that include an interior accent color, and consumers opting out of upper cabinets entirely, sometimes replacing these with open shelving. Miller agrees that open designs are gaining in popularity. "Floating shelves will sometimes be used in place of wall cabinets," he maintains. Jeff Ptacek, CKD, director of product development at Sioux Falls, SD- based StarMark Cabinetry, sees more open floor plans where cabinets flow easily from one room to the next, almost like furniture pieces. He adds that StarMark is starting to see splashes of color on islands and other parts of the kitchen that coordinate with white or gray cabinets around the perimeter. "In today's kitchen design, we no longer see wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceil- ing cabinets in the same color. We see homeowners putting their unique stamp on their homes with specialty finishes that allow the cabinets to be featured as a focal point rather than blending in to the rest of the home," says Marlin. While there used to be a trend, particularly in open-concept homes, to match cabinet finishes and styles to other furnishings, now Storage is an essential consideration, allowing homeowners to get use out of all the space available. "Today's homeowners desire for their kitchen and overall home design to make sense, meaning it should be beautiful and functional at the same time. Creative storage options make sense and make use of awkward or small spaces in cabinetry," points out O'Neill. "There's a desire to have clean, uncluttered countertops, so accessories like pull outs with utensil bins and knife block drawers are popular as well as caddies for pots and pans, wastebasket cabinets for garbage and recyclables, deep drawers and nested drawers," adds Marlin. SHIFTING SIZE AND STYLES While standard cabinets will always have their place, manufacturers say there is more variety in the types of pieces selected, from furni- ture-style cabinets to open shelving, as well as cabinets of unique shapes or sizes. "Homeowners are not content to place standard-sized cabinets in spaces that require fillers that interrupt the visual symmetry of the de- sign," believes Korsten. "It is becoming increasingly unusual for orders to come our way without heavy modifications being made to most cabinets; our cabinetry is being crafted to place specific contents in specific spaces with a priority being placed on de-cluttering. This also shows through increased use of interior organization components by homeowners, so Photo: Kitchen design by Ellen Lopez 66 Kitchen & Bath Design News • June 2018 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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