Cabinet Trends: Green & Navy

The grey and white color scheme is far from disappearing from interiors, or cabinets in general, but our sources predict more use of color in the kitchen in the near future. We are already getting requests for green and navy cabinets, and we have to admit...we love it!

Here are few examples to inspire your next project!

Image Via DeVol Kitchens

Image Via DeVol Kitchens

Image Via Pinterest

Image Via Pinterest

Image Via Kristen Marie, Inc. 

And why not take it a step further and use both colors in the same space the way Crystal did for her clients in this vintage eclectic remodel? 

We are on board with this trend and can't wait for our next adventurous customer to embrace these beautiful colors as well. What do you think? Contact us to schedule your next appointment with one of our designers! 

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What’s Your Budget? (and why does it matter for your quote?)

Renovating your home is an exciting process that comes with many great benefits. Whether it be improving the spatial layout of your home, updating cabinet styles and colors, or improving energy efficiency, the end goal for most homeowners is to update their home into a more functional and livable space that best fits their needs.

That being said, many homeowners are reluctant to share their actual bottom line budget with their designers and contractors. We know that the budget conversation can sometimes be an awkward one, but here’s why we think it’s a very important conversation to have. When a designer or contractor asks what you have in mind for a budget, it’s their way of figuring out what products to specify and how to better guide you through the process. This question makes many people uncomfortable, but not defining your budget can be a detriment to your project in the end.

A clearly defined budget helps your designer determine the priorities for your project and make realistic choices that are not going to blindside you when you see that number on paper. In some cases, budget constraints can actually make a project better as it helps us to focus on what’s really important to you. Often, if your budget doesn’t match your vision, your designer can bridge the gap by making suggestions that might not have occurred to you. Defining your budget helps us work with you to get the most value for your hard-earned dollars. Establishing your budget early in the process is extremely helpful to your design team, as it will provide them with the guidelines necessary to design a beautiful and functional space that fits your lifestyle.

Check out these photo below that showcase painted kitchens from our stock and custom cabinet lines, proving that similar looks can be achieved at a variety of price points!

Location: Orange, MA

Location: Orange, MA

Location: Leyden, MA

Location: Leyden, MA

Location: Colrain, MA

Location: Colrain, MA

Location: Greenfield, MA

Location: Greenfield, MA

Touring Subzero & Wolf

During a recent trip to the Subzero & Wolf Showroom at Clarke in Boston, Classic Kitchens & Baths Intern Ken Rooney was able to tour this newly built showroom and learn more about these american based appliance brands. Having the chance to see the newest products up close and personal was a great opportunity. One of the great new findings this trip was that Wolf is now offering a  30" & 36" induction range in both the professional and transitional options. For all those clients that want the look of the professional range and oven with the smooth glass top of an induction unit this checks the boxes.  Another interesting and fascinating fact was learning about how these appliances are "smart" and how by using the programmable touch screens the ovens to aid you in making your gourmet meals. These gourmet settings will walk you through what you want to cook and help you program the appliance correctly for flawless results. The Clarke Showroom Manager was able to also walk him through details of how a steam oven works and the many uses it has for cooking. Clarke does this with every client that comes through the door. Everyone can get a guided tour, learn about the products and ask the questions to find out what appliances are the right fit for their lifestyle and cooking style. Clarke also has a team of chef's and demonstrations are also given in the showroom to show clients how they operate and give them more of an understanding about using and living in a Wolf/Subzero Kitchen. Another standout item on his list was the Sub-Zero units with Built-In refrigerator options, he especially liked the built in wine cooler unit that was integrated with a built-in refrigerator/freezer unit. So even when there is no room for a separate wine cooler you can just build it in! The refrigerator and freezer drawers are still as impressive and functional as when they first hit he showroom floor making kitchen design and refrigeration seamless.  In addition to these two american made brands Clarke also represents Waterstone Faucets, the faucet display and the faucets were very impressive and were used in the kitchen displays as well. If your remodeling or building a new home and are considering this kind of investment in your appliances Clarke is a great way to start your journey. Showrooms are located in Boston, Milford MA and South Norwalk CT. These showrooms are also great to get a feel for what you might like in a kitchen for your cabinetry,  with Transitional, Classic and Contemporary displays that show much more than just the appliances it is a great place to visit. We highly recommend visiting the team at Clarke to learn more about Subzero and Wolf appliances and start the journey to cooking like a gourmet chef in your living kitchen! 

Learn more about Clarke, Sub-Zero and Wolf from the links below 

https://clarkeliving.com

http://www.subzero-wolf.com

 

Slideshow of Clarke Showroom - Boston MA