Design-Craft Cabinetry: Organization

Organize. Do More With More Space. Tailor your family’s unique storage needs with creative cabinet options.

Store: get savvy storage with a base cabinet pull-out with hidden shelves. The full-height door cleverly disguises two extra drawers for a cleaner “less is more” appearance.
Organize: no more digging into the dark interior of a corner base cabinet – these inspired corner base shelves with non-skid shelves easily rotate out for instant access.
Accessorize: sometimes it’s the simple accessories that provide the most pay-off. Large items such as, cookie sheets, muffin tins and pizza stones are easily found with a tray divider base with adjustable partitions.

Design-Craft has created an array of different items that you can have in your kitchen to help you with storage, organization and accessorizing. We are excited to share some of them with you:

 

Pull Out Table

Pull-out table: 32″ when fully extended. Extend the counter space of your new kitchen with this ingenious pull-out countertop.

 

Pots and Pans Storage

 

 

Pots and pans storage: store lids and oversized cookware in generous Design-Craft interiors.

 

Peg Board Drawer Organizer

Peg board drawer organizer: use an imaginative peg system to adjust to your ideal storage needs.

 

Tall Pull-Out Storage

 

 

 

 

 

Tall pull-out storage: the ideal, two-sided access cabinet for maximum storage of everyday necessities.

 

Pantry Cabinets

Pantry cabinets: more space inside never looked so organized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you like these helpful storage, organization and accessory ideas? If so, come by our Design Center on Fruitville Road in Sarasota, Florida so that we can help show you how to  incorporate these useful tools into a new kitchen from

Design-Craft.

The Walk-In Pantry

In the Spring 2011 NKBA: KBIS Issue1walk-in pantries were listed as #6 for the top 10 trends from the 2011 NKBA1Design Competition. The need for a larger, separate pantry has been necessitated by less wall cabinets; open plan kitchens are requiring alternative pantry and storage solutions, such as walk-in pantries. A working pantry is a tool that most homeowners would love to have.

Wikipedia explains a butler’s pantry (or serving pantry) as: a utility room in a large house, primarily used to store serving items, rather than food. Traditionally, a butler’s pantry was used for storage, cleaning and counting of silver; European butlers often slept in the pantry, as their job was to keep the silver under lock and key. The wine log and merchant’s account books may also have been kept in there. The room would be used by the butler and other domestic staff; it is often called a butler’s pantry even in households where there is no butler.

We all dream of having the best pantry possible and they come in all different shapes and sizes; but make sure to do your homework first! Here are 10 mistakes that the homeowner generally makes when it comes to kitchen pantries:
1. Planning the space before finding the shelving or cabinets. Don’t forget about the depth of the shelves or cabinets! The depth plays an important role in the design for your pantry, if you don’t allow for enough space for the depth, than you will end up losing valuable space.
2. Using doors that open inward. Why take up that valuable space inside of the pantry? And getting to those items stored behind the swing just leads to frustration. Stay with doors that swing outward, or if your space allows it, have a pocket door.
3. Not considering the pantry in the flow of your kitchen. Keep in mind how you would want to move from the pantry to the counter and the refrigerator. (Pay attention to how you move about your kitchen on a daily basis, where would a pantry be best placed for you?) Using your pantry will be an everyday thing, you need to make sure that you are able to access it with ease.
4. Not including electrical outlets. Especially if you are using it like a butler’s pantry, it is a great idea to have these. If you don’t think that you would ever use them, think about for down the road when selling your home.
5. Choosing bad lighting or no lighting at all. You want and need to make sure that you can properly find everything that you have in your pantry at any time during the day. Functionality is the key.
6. Taking up valuable space in your kitchen. Look for unused space, your kitchen doesn’t have to get smaller in order for you to have a pantry.
7. Filling your pantry only with shelves. You can have cabinetry, plate racks, wine racks and other storage compartments or containers. Thinking outside of the box can help you make the most of your pantry storage. Think about the items you stock most and set up your pantry to cater to your needs.
8. Placing your pantry near the laundry room. You need to make sure that the pantry is located in a clean, dark, dry place. Temperature is an important part of this small space. Keep in mind the walls that your pantry shares with other rooms in your home. Rooms like the laundry and office are heat conductors that would make your food spoil more quickly.
9. Using deep shelving. People think that deep shelves are a good idea because you can store more, but keep in mind that you need to be able to quickly reach items in your pantry for it to make sense. Deep shelving can also lead to losing items or items being pushed to the back, causing unwanted waste.
10. Quick planning. Don’t plan to quickly or without considering all angles. A great pantry can really make your kitchen special, spend some time planning it!

1. NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show)

Would you love to have new cabinets in your home but getting started is the problem? Look no further than Cabinets Extraordinaire in Sarasota, Florida. Our Design Center is located on Fruitville Road.

Cabinets: the Base to a Beautiful Room

When people think about cabinetry, they generally think about kitchens. Which makes sense because kitchens make up a large part of the cabinet industry today. But there is more to cabinetry than just kitchens.

There are so many different options to choose from when picking out cabinetry. Whether it is for a kitchen, bathroom, home office, outdoor kitchen, or an entertainment center (to name a few). There are different colors, wood species, styles, and designs to choose from; one could get flustered just looking at all the different options available to someone looking for new cabinetry.

Along with all the different options of styles and designs there are different manufacturers to help you along the way. Each manufacturer has their own technique and twist on the every day cabinet that helps each stand out in their own unique way. Here are some of the different cabinetry manufacturers:

Medallion Cabinetry was voted “Best Value” by Consumer Review last year in the arena of semi-custom cabinetry for your kitchen, bath, or any other living space. Medallion has a commitment to innovation, style and quality in a fashionable style to last a lifetime. This company is truly customer service oriented and provides a true value for the investment made.

Miralis has a unique cabinetry offering of veneers, foils, acrylics, exotic materials and more to achieve a kitchen that is urban, elegant and state of the art. Miralis cabinetry is known for its rich colors that will liven your kitchen and living spaces.

Holiday Kitchens combines its contemporary cabinetry line known as “Cucina di Festa” with a tried and true traditional offering. The Cucina line, although an Italian name, is American made along with all of Holiday’s products made in Wisconsin. Their kitchen products will work wonders in your remodel as they provide function and beauty with style.

Yorktowne will bring comfort and grace to your master suite with their extensive bathroom cabinetry collection featuring spa inspired bath or an ornate Victorian respite. All of the bath cabinetry collections give you an appearance of carefully crafted furniture pieces which will make your bath remodel a sure success!

No matter the room, choosing the right cabinetry will definitely enhance it! Cabinetry is also a great way to add more storage when you are limited on space, while adding character and timeless beauty at the same time.

Would you love to have new cabinets in your home but getting started is the problem? Look no further than Cabinets Extraordinaire in Sarasota, Florida. Our Design Center is located on Fruitville Road.