Basically, custom cabinetry can be installed in any room of the house in many applications.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Basically, custom cabinetry can be installed in any room of the house in many applications.
The guidelines laid out by the NKBA are as follows:
- Doorways are to be at least 32” wide and no more than 24” deep
Walkways are to be at least 36” wide
- The work triangle should be 26 feet or less with no leg shorter than 4 feet or longer than 9 feet.
- Single cook work aisle should be at least 42” wide, multi-cook to be 48” wide
- A 36” clearance should be between the counter or table edge and the wall or obstruction behind a seated diner if no traffic is to pass behind them.
- A 65” clearance is need for a walkway behind the seated diner.
- Wall kitchen cabinets should be at least 30” high and 12” deep and should contain adjustable shelves.
- A kitchen under 150 square feet should have at least 144” of wall kitchen cabinet frontage.
- Kitchens over 150 square feet should have at least 186”.
- At least 60” of wall kitchen cabinet frontage should be within 72” of the primary sink center line.
- Base kitchen cabinets should be at least 21” deep.
- A kitchen under 150 square feet should have at least 156” of base kitchen cabinet frontage.
- Kitchens over 150 square feet should have at least 192”.
- A kitchen under 150 square feet should have at least 120” of drawer or roll-out shelf frontage. Kitchens over 150 square feet should have at least 165”.
- At least five storage or organization features should be located between 15” and 48” above the finished floor.
- At least one functional corner storage unit should be included.
- At least two waste receptacles should be included- one for waste and one for recycling.
Clear floor space of 30” x 48” should be provided at the sink, dishwasher, cook top, oven and refrigerator.
- A minimum of 21” clear space should be between the edge of the dishwasher and any object placed at a right angle to it.
- The edge of the dishwasher should be within 36” of the edge of the sink
- At least 24” of clearance between cooking surface ad a protected surface above. Or 30”between cooking surface and unprotected surface.
- Cooking surfaces should have an exhaust fan of at least 150 CFM
- Cooking surfaces should not be placed below an operable window unless the window is at least 3” behind and 24” above that surface.
- The bottom of a microwave should be between 24” and 48” above the finished floor.
- Kitchens under 150 square feet should have at least 132” of usable counter frontage.
- Kitchens over 150 square feet should have at least 198”.
- At least 24” of counter frontage should be to one side of the primary sink and 18” on the other side
- At least 15” of landing space, at least 26” deep should be located above, below or adjacent to the microwave
- For an open-ended kitchen, at least 9” of counter space should be on one side of the cooking surface and 15” on the other side. For an enclosed kitchen at least 3” of clearance space should be between the cooking surface and a flame retardant material and 15” on the other side.
- At least 15” of counter space should be on the latch side of the refrigerator. Or on either side of a side-by-side, or at least 15” of counter space no more than 48” across from refrigerator
- At least 15” of landing space, minimum 16” deep should be next to or above and oven.
36”continuous countertop at least 26” deep is need for a preparation center. This center should be next to a water source.
- If two landing spaces are adjacent to each other, than their combined width is determined by taking the longest of the two and adding 12”
- No two primary work centers should be separated by a full-height, full-depth tall tower configuration.
- Open counter corners should be clipped or radiused to eliminate sharp corners.
- Controls, handles, and door/drawer pulls should be operational with one hand.
- Ground fault circuit interrupters should be specified on all receptacles within the kitchen.
- Fire extinguishers should be visibly located away from cooking equipment and 15”-48” above the finished floor.
- Smoke alarms should be installed in or near the kitchen
- Windows or skylights area should equal at least 10% of total square footage of kitchen or total living space that includes the kitchen
- Every work surface in the kitchen should be well illuminated by appropriate task and/or general lighting.
Because it is not always possible to follow all of these guidelines it is important to consult a kitchen designer. Kitchen designers can help make the appropriate choices to balance your needs and limitations to achieve the optimal balance. Call, email or come by The Savannah Cabinet Shop today and we’ll start the process together.
The Cork flooring not only adds elegance and aesthetic movement to the space but is durable, sustainable and naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Cork also absorbs sound and shock, creating a quieter atmosphere and a softer feel under tired feet.
The cabinet doors, wall panel inserts, and bed platform are made of a Teak and Holly plywood. Along with its beauty, Teak is naturally weather resistant. The natural oils present in Teak make it termite and pest proof. The beautiful white of the Holly wood adds unexpected visual interest as a natural foil to the rich brown of the Teak.
The Corian® countertop provides the look of natural stone and glass embedded in concrete without the weight and maintenance. Corian® is easy to clean and because it is nonporous, stains do not penetrate the surface. Corian® resists the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria and is one of the few countertop materials that can be easily repaired. Shallow cuts, stains and burns can be sanded out and the sheen returned with a Corian® specific cleaner.
The paneling behind the kitchenette and the inserts in the coffered ceiling are a metal veneered laminate in a brushed light bronze aluminum finish. This surface adds glamour and is easily cleaned. The decorative metal surface also makes the most of the Sprinters’ windows, allowing light to reflect and bounce throughout the cabin.
The curtain dividers are made of a PVC oilcloth in a gold lace design to add a funky flare and touch of whimsy. This fabric is waterproof and fade, stain, and soil resistant.
The couch and bed cushions along with the throw pillows are covered in a woven indoor/outdoor fabric in both geometric patterns and bold solid colors. This fabric is resistant to mold, mildew and fading allowing for years of use.
We look forward to begining the installation process. Check back for updates on the project’s status and pictures of our work in progress.
You can mix and match the styles between the doors and the drawer heads or you can keep them the same. Some clients choose one door style for the top or wall cabinets and another one for the bottom or base cabinets. Others use one style for the top or “A” drawer head and another style for the bottom or “B” drawer heads. However, in order to keep the design from getting too busy if the top and bottom drawer heads are different styles, then the ”B” drawer heads should match style of the base doors. For those of you visual learners you can find pictures of some of these options’ here.
When The Savannah Cabinet Shop first acquired the building, the bottom floor was little more than some plastered walls and a lot of dust. After extensive remodeling and restoration, we are pleased to invite you to the best place to purchase cabinetry. We designed our cozy and sophisticated cabinetry showroom to feel more like a home and less like a store.
We added a full bath, including a floor to ceiling glass tile shower stall and river rock tiles floor. We exposed the original brick wall, added a wide plank, reclaimed heart of pine floor, extensive interior moldings and architectural details and a full gourmet kitchen. There is also a living/sitting area with a large flat screen TV, a dining/meeting area in the front bay window, several large hutches and other assorted cabinetry pieces. We also enhanced the exterior of the building by adding stamped concrete resembling cobble-stone on the walk, black awnings on the ground and second floors, pigmy palms and a whole new exterior paint scheme.
The Savannah Cabinet Shop caters to new home builders, contractors and clients wishing to remodel their existing home in the greater Savannah area. With knowledge and experience in both new construction and Savannah home remodeling, The Savannah Cabinet Shop can handle any and all projects large and small. Our in-house interior design service is available for kitchen and bath design, color consultancy, materials selection and space planning. So, if you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, come down to our newly remolded showroom and let’s get the project started today. Please visit our portfolio for examples of our work.
The Holidays Will Be Here Before You Know ItThe key to having your kitchen or bathroom remodel done in time for the holidays is allotting the correct amount of time and planning ahead. Our team of experts at The Savannah Cabinet Shop can help. Our on-staff kitchen designer will help you plan a remodel that fits your timetable and budget and make sure our cabinetmakers, installers and contractors are scheduled for an on-time completion
Give Yourself the Gift of a New Kitchen or BathNothing makes a home like a newly remodeled kitchen or bath. Be the envy of your friends and family this holiday season. Give yourself the counter space, storage and convenience features that you need to cook your holiday meals. Make sure your bathrooms can handle the holiday guests and traffic. Make your master bath the sanctuary you need to escape the holiday stresses. Start your kitchen or bath remodel today with The Savannah Cabinet Shop and have the gift you always wanted for the holidays- new kitchen or bath
The Savannah Cabinet Shop offers custom, semi-custom and stock cabinetry at competitive prices. We are Savannah’s go to shop for custom cabinetry and millwork.
Also, depending on the size and scope of your project, each option has a specific price range. Generally speaking refacing is the quickest and most cost effective way to update the look of your kitchen cabinets. A total remodel of the space will require significantly more time and money, but will allow for the most change and result in the biggest impact.
When you reface your kitchen cabinets you are keeping the box of the cabinet you already have. Because of this, if the quality or function of your existing cabinetry is a problem for you, this option will not fix it. However, if your cabinet boxes function satisfactorily and your only real problem is with the general aesthetics of your kitchen this is an option you might want to consider.
Refacing can be as simple as hiring a decorative painter to refinish the doors and boxes of your kitchen cabinetry. You might also take the opportunity to change the hardware to match the new look. Refacing can also involve replacing the doors and drawers of the cabinets with a different door style or wood species. If you have framed cabinetry that you are refacing, it will be necessary to match the face frame to the new look, especially if you switch the door’s wood species or finish. It is up to you if you wish to replace the countertops or appliances at the same time, but doing so will add cost and time to the project.
If the function, aesthetics and/or construction of your existing kitchen cabinets is part, or all, of your problem, but the function of your work triangle is not, then replacing the cabinetry is your answer. This allows a total change in the aesthetics to take place without major construction on the room itself. Plumbing and electrical are not moved in this scenario, so if the placement of your appliances or sinks are an issue for you in your current space, then this is not the option for you. Because the countertops are removed in order to remove the existing cabinetry, most of the time they are replaced in this process as well. Of course, this adds to the downtime of your kitchen. If your existing flooring runs underneath your existing kitchen cabinets, or you are planning on replacing the flooring during the process, than the kitchen cabinet plan is open to change. If the floor is staying and does not run under your existing cabinets then the new kitchen cabinetry will have to follow the same general floor plan as the old. The type of cabinet box and organizational features within are still free to change, though, so even when keeping the same outline, function and aesthetics can still be greatly improved.
Lastly, if not only the aesthetics, the construction and the function of your kitchen cabinetry is bothering you, but the function of your work space across the board, or the aesthetics of the kitchen as a room in general are a problem, then the only solution is a complete kitchen remodel. This is obviously the most costly and time consuming of the options, but it also offers the most opportunity for change and improvement.
Plumbing and electrical can be relocated to form a better work triangle. Walls can be knocked down to open up or enlarge the space. New wall, ceiling and floor coverings can be installed during the construction time, as well as extras such as lighting, or even exterior doors or windows. A total kitchen remodel often involves replacing everything from the kitchen cabinets to the appliances to the countertops.
When trying to decide which kitchen update is right for you, consider what your issues with your current kitchen cabinets are. Next, be honest with yourself and your kitchen designer both about your budget and how long you and your family can live with an out of commission kitchen. Together you can decide based on your customized pro/con list, which option is best for you. Call, email or come by The Savannah Cabinet Shop today and we’ll start the process together.
With the government and state tax credits for first time home buyers, and foreclosures being sold at drastically reduced rates, now is the perfect time to buy a house. But, getting a steal of a home doesn’t always mean getting the exact kitchen or bath that you had dreamed of. Don’t fret! The Savannah Cabinet Shop makes home remodeling easy and affordable.
Our monthly specials can help stretch your remodeling dollar so you can update and improve every area you had hoped for. Our wide selection of styles and construction options guarantees that we have the perfect cabinetry for your Savannah remodeling project. Our in-house interior designer can help you with space planning, materials selection and everything else associated with your Savannah remodel. Let us set up your tile and countertop appointments and help you with selection. We can also recommend Savannah remodeling contractors such as plumbers and electricians.
Our downtown Savannah showroom has the look and feel of a well-appointed home so spending time in design meetings is stress free and fun. Access to our own custom shop means that if you can dream it, we can build it. Get inspired with our portfolio or call and schedule an appointment today.
While any room or space in your home can be remodeled, there are certain areas that tend to be popular Savannah home remodeling candidates. Kitchen and bathroom remodels are the obvious front runners. Kitchen and bathroom remodels are also popular when trying to sell a house. As every real estate agent can tell you, updated kitchens and bathrooms are what will sell your Savannah home.
Master closets and home offices are also popular locations for Savannah home remodeling projects. The variety and availability of closet and office cabinetry has really taken off in the last couple of years. Many people are remodeling their home offices and dressing areas to take advantage of these recent cabinetry innovations. Many Savannah families are growing or taking in additional family members, be they recent college graduates or elderly relatives. Bonus areas and attic spaces are being remodeled to accommodate these unexpected additions. Entire home additions are even being added onto existing Savannah homes to adapt to the new shape and circumstances of today’s American family.
At The Savannah Cabinet Shop we can help you navigate the sometimes intimidating world of Savannah home remodeling. With our Savannah home remodeling knowledge, we will help guide you through the process. Not only can we provide you with any cabinetry that you might need for your Savannah home remodel, but our in-house interior designer can assist in space planning and materials selection. Our relationships with Savannah home remodeling contractors make selecting skilled remodeling labor easier than ever. Visit our portfolio to see some examples of our Savannah home remodeling or to get inspiration for your home remodeling projects. Call or come into our downtown Savannah showroom today to start the home remodeling process.
Thinking of remodeling your kitchen or bath in Savannah? The Savannah Cabinet Shop can be your Savannah remodeling contractor. The Savannah Cabinet Shop’s newly remodeled cabinetry showroom in downtown Savannah is the place for all of your cabinetry and design needs. Come enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the individual attention of Savannah’s premier cabinet shop. Our showroom offers something for everyone including builders, contractors, and home owners in the greater Savannah area.
The gourmet kitchen in our showroom features top of the line appliances from Livingoods, including a Wolf dual-fuel range, a paneled Bosch dishwasher and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The kitchen countertops are double thick, honed granite with a decorative ogee edge from Creative Stone Accessories. Garden State Tile provided the rectangular, textured glass tile backsplash. The kitchen cabinetry features a mixture of frameless, full-overlay, raised panel, cherry base cabinets in a dark burnished stain and arched Louis XIV drawer heads, and framed, inset raised panel, maple wall cabinets with a distressed white heirloom paint finish. The large mantle style hood and enclosed armoire refrigerator are also finished in the distressed heirloom white paint. The wall cabinets feature a variety of heights and depths creating visual interest. There is a countertop cabinet with a pocket flip-up door to hold the microwave and a beveled glass mullion door above. Other specialty wall cabinets include a wine cubby wall cabinet with two spice drawers and a diagonal wall Lazy Susan corner cabinet. The base cabinets include spice pull-outs with split post fronts, a double trash pull-out, two easy reach base corner cabinets with drawers, and a tray divider cabinet.
The large hutch in the dining area is designed to function as a bar. One of the tall cabinets has a mirrored back with glass shelves, stemware holders, and wine cubbies. The center wall cabinet has a swing arm spice shelf. Below, is a liquor base cabinet with roll outs designed to hold liquor bottles and bar accessories, a base pantry pull-out for bottles and cans, and a pull-out serving cart. Each of the tall cabinets is topped with a lift-up door wall cabinet. The center wall cabinet features an “X” mullion, antique glass door and a split top bonnet. While the entire piece is finished in a distressed black paint with rub-throughs, there are two distinct door styles mixed together: a low profile, raised panel door with chamfered inside edges and a recessed, flat panel door with molded edges.
The full bath was remolded from two separate half baths, completely gutted and then dry walled, tiled, and re-plumbed. A shower stall with floor to ceiling glass tile was added. A tiled wainscot runs the perimeter of the room, and the floor is made from river rock tiles for visual interest and a touch of whimsy. Again, all tile was provided by Garden State Tile. A freestanding furniture vanity made from a recessed flat panel cabinet with zebra wood insert panels and tapered furniture posts along with stainless steel accents finishes off the Zen look and relaxed yet modern feel.