Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Multi Purpose Cabinets


Here at Apple Wood Kitchen $ Bath, remodeling baths has become a major project for many of our clients recently. Everyone longs for their home "spa" experience.

Most showrooms have more Kitchen Cabinet displays than Bath Vanity Cabinets. Generally, potential customers must expect the showroom to be split equally between kitchen and bath displays.  The reality is I have been in this business for over 20 years. I have never seen a showroom set up equally, between the two. Here is a secret to help you. Companies that specialize in only vanity cabinets do exist. They are typically free standing units that incorporate a built in sink and counter top. Generally speaking the quality is less than that of the vanity cabinets available with major cabinet manufacturers. Custom and Semi Custom cabinet manufacturers offer numerous door styles in many different wood species or painted cabinets. These choices can be ordered for your bath vanity cabinets as well as any kitchen cabinets you prefer.

When you come in to our showroom, any door style and finish displayed and listed in our books for kitchen cabinets are available in bath vanity sizes as well. The base cabinets used for a kitchen application are 34 1/2 inches tall. The same cabinet used as a vanity can also be that height or 31 1/2. The tall cabinets utilized as a pantry or broom closet cabinet in a kitchen are mirrored in baths as Linen Storage cabinets. Base trash cabinets double serve as laundry hampers. The pull out spice cabinets available for base cabinets next to your range are perfect on either side of your bath sink as storage for make up, toiletries, or hair care in the bath.

The reality is that kitchen remodels are generally more popular than bathroom projects. Here at Apple Wood most of our business is repeat or referral business. Sometimes our customers do one project first then contract with us to come back and update the other rooms. We find our bath remodeling customers are so impressed with their new space, it is only a matter of time until they return wanting us to remodel their kitchen as well.

The bathroom is a perfect place to step up to inset drawers and doors with or without a bead trim. A true "furniture" appearance is the result when inset doors and drawers are chosen. The "bead" is a detail of a special grooved trim surrounding the frame the door or drawer is set into. Another furniture feature that adds pizzazz is feet added in front of the toe kick or actually lifting the bottom of the cabinet off the floor. Since a bathroom requires fewer cabinets, lights, and accessories, it is the perfect place to incorporate finer finishes.

For the home spa of Jacuzzi tub, rain shower head, steam and massage jets to pamper yourself in. Lighting that adjusts to the mood you want to create takes being refreshed to a higher level. Full glass surrounds in a dedicated shower enclosure creates the sense of space. Beautiful tile work set off by the accessory of strips of glass tile borders beckons us in to admire the reflective surfaces. You can also add stone tiles into the floor that will stimulate your feet with a reflexology treatment as you stand in our own shower.

One of my favorite combinations is a luxurious Jacuzzi tub with a place to comfortable lean back and enjoy a fireplace at your feet. You may never leave! The choices are endless. There are waterfall shower heads we can mount in the wall that will literally feel like you are standing under a natural waterfall. Large circular "rainfall" shower heads encircle your head and shoulders with soothing warm to hot water to relax tired muscles.  Control panels with strategically placed jets can massage your entire back as you relax in your shower too. Steam is available as well. A true Spa experience is just a few weeks away. You may never want to leave your newly remodeled bath.

Even if your bath is smaller than you prefer, we can expand the space for you with an addition. If not, designing your new bath wisely using all the new tile, stone, glass enclosures, heated flooring, and special shower heads will visually expand the square footage of your current space as well as expand your enjoyment of relaxing in your own "spa" bathroom.

Give us a call, let's dream together to create your perfect beginning to truly relaxing in your home.
I think  you will be sleeping deeply and dreaming more than ever about all the possibilities!      

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