Sep 15, 2018
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Kitchen design: Function and Luxury

While kitchen facilities may be nightmarish economically, it cannot be denied that it is the focal point of the home. This common ground deserves all the attention and the expense. A wise investment, besides the style factor that is so important these days, the utilities play a significant role. Property values are going to increase significantly, if the occasion arises to sell and relocate, maybe to greener pastures.

Begin planning!
It is important to be clear about what is expected from the new kitchen. Perhaps the layout of the old kitchen was limited. Smart space utility would turn it around. Structural alterations may be needed. If needed, a window and door may need to be bricked up if they are getting in the way. Plan the locations of the cooking range, worktop and the floor storage units, the sink and the overhead shelves. Size matters for sure and the older homes traditionally have smaller kitchen spaces, maybe 4 m X 3 m. It would be a test of imagination to figure out what goes where.

Sketch a detailed floor plan to scale to visualize what the arrangements would look like. What design would be feasible? Ventilation is crucial and lighting too. By bricking up the windows and door, I now got two complete walls. French doors would lead to the back garden.

Budget reasons made us decide that the plumbing expense may be reduced by keeping the worktop and sink in the same position. The fridge would remain where it was and the possibility was of more cupboards and working space with the two walls. A breakfast bar would also serve as a working table. The sketch being ready, the work could commence.

Installing the cupboards
You can imagine the mess while the builders were at work. Along with the plumber, the electrician and plasterer did their work. I was busy planning the cupboard positions. I know carpentry and would save some expense with the IKEA kitchen units. DIY experience does help.

At the end of the sink would be the breakfast bar in an L shape with two stools. Extra space came from the washing machine that was now in the bathroom.

Cupboards went next to the cooking range on the wall and floor, under the sink and above the sink. Frying pans, sauce pans and oven dishes need to be conveniently near the cooking area.

A feel of the outdoors
Along with the French doors leading to the back garden, an awning would create greater space dimensions and fuse the inner and outer ambiances.

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Sep 12, 2018
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New Door Style Fall of 2018 – The Charleston

Charleston

Simple elegance, combined with conventional designs, highlights the Charleston® collection. This modern, transitional door style features clean lines making it a popular choice for those seeking a sophisticated kitchen in their new home.

Charleston doors are solid wood and full overlay. Available in cherry, maple, and painted finishes.

Charleston Door Styles

Available Finishes

Click each finish below to view the large door.

Maple

Maple NaturalMaple RyeMaple SpiceMaple Mocha GlazeMaple CognacMaple Auburn GlazeMaple TruffleMaple Espresso

Painted**

Painted LinenPainted Pewter GlazePainted SilkPainted Hazelnut GlazePainted CashmerePainted HarborPainted Ember GlazePainted StonePainted Boulder

Cherry

Cherry AutumnCherry SpiceCherry MerlotCherry JavaCherry Slate

Features

  • Solid Hardwood Doors
  • Dovetail Hardwood Drawers*
  • Full-Access Hidden Glides®*
  • Adjustable Hidden Hinges®
  • 3/4″ Thick Wall & Base Shelving

Customizing Options

  • CushionClose®
  • Reduced/Increased Depths
  • Glass Front Doors & Matching Interiors
  • Plywood Ends
  • Inverted Frames

*Excluding vanity and 21″ deep desk cabinetry
**Painted doors feature engineered wood center panels for a superior finish.
Decorative hardware is required and must be ordered separately.
Accuracy of door color may vary with settings on your computer monitor.

Sep 8, 2018
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Amazing new finishes from Top Cabinet Manufacturer

Many new finishes as of Fall of 2018 are being offered all from one cabinet line. LKN Cabinets is proud to be an independent retailer the public can rely upon for the Charlotte area for this great line of cabinets.

 

Premium Finishes- TIMBERLAKE CABINETS

Add luxuriously rich color to your cabinets with a premium finish. Choose a painted finish for a beautiful soft look or go with a glaze to accentuate the wood’s natural personality.

Painted Linen

Painted Linen Premium Finish

Painted Pewter Glaze

Painted Pewter Glaze

Painted Silk

Painted Silk Premium Finish

Painted Hazelnut Glaze

Premium Painted Hazelnut Glaze

Painted Cashmere

Premium Painted Cashmere Finish

Painted Harbor

Painted Harbor

Painted Ember Glaze

Painted Ember Glaze

Painted Stone

Premium Painted Stone Finish

Painted Boulder

Painted Boulder

Maple Mocha Glaze

Premium Maple Mocha Glaze Finish

Maple Auburn Glaze

Premium Maple Auburn Glaze Finish

Thermofoil

Thermofoil is a thick vinyl film bonded to engineered wood. The color is consistent throughout the film, making the surface durable and easy to clean.

This Species is available in the following Colors:

Linen

Thermofoil Linen Finish

Silk

Thermofoil Silk Finish

Stone

Thermofoil Stone Finish

Cherry

Cherry is a closed grained hardwood with occasional pin knots and fine grain variations appearing as curls and waves. Cherry naturally ranges from a pale yellow to deep reddish brown. Staining reveals subtle variations and colors, which typically darken over time.

This Species is available in the following Colors:

Autumn

Cherry Autumn Finish

Spice

Cherry Spice Finish

Bordeaux

Cherry Bordeaux Finish

Java

Cherry Java Finish

Slate

Cherry Slate Finish

Maple

Maple is a finely grained, exceptionally hard wood species. Maple’s natural colors range from creamy white to light blonde tones to dark reddish browns. As with other wood species, darker stains will reduce the natural wood color variation.

This Species is available in the following Colors:

Natural

Maple Natural Finish

Rye

Maple Rye

Spice

Maple Spice Finish

Mocha Glaze

Maple Mocha Glaze Finish

Cognac

Maple Cognac Finish

Auburn Glaze

Maple Auburn Finish

Truffle

Truffle Finish

Espresso

Maple Espresso Finish

Painted

Cabinetry with painted finishes blend hard woods and engineered materials to achieve durability and allow for even, consistent paint coverage.

This Species is available in the following Colors:

Linen

Painted Linen Finish

Pewter Glaze

Painted Pewter Glaze

Silk

Painted Silk Finish

Hazelnut Glaze

Painted Hazelnut Glaze Finish

Cashmere

Cashmere Finish

Harbor

Painted Harbor

Ember Glaze

Painted Ember Glaze

Stone

Painted Stone Finish

Boulder

Painted Boulder

Oak

Oak is a prominently grained hardwood, with pattern variations from straight grain to arcs. When finished with a light colored stain, noticeable differences in color will be evident between the open- and closed-grain areas of the wood. Darker stain colors will provide a more uniform appearance.

This Species is available in the following Colors:

Honey

Oak Honey Finish

Tawny

Oak Tawny Finish

Espresso

Oak Espresso Finish

Not all species and finishes are available in all categories. The finish and color displayed on our website will vary due to original studio lighting conditions as well as the settings on your computer. Please visit your nearest Home Depot location to view live displays and door samples.

 

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