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Pet-Friendly Kitchen Design

Posted by Amy Cornell on Fri, May 22, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

 

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Americans love their pets and they spoil them rotten. Our devoted friends are never far, following us from room-to-room, determined not to miss out on any of the action. Most folks could use a little less company underfoot in the kitchen, however. 

If you are planning an upcoming kitchen renovation and have pets, consider some of these thoughtful additions in your kitchen cabinetry design. They will keep your animals safe, comfortable and may help avoid a sprained ankle, or two one day. 

man's best friendPet Beds: The kitchen island is the perfect space to house a cozy pet bed and/or feeding station.  If you have the floor space, you don't even have to sacrifice storage. Simply extend the counter top past the back of the cabinet. Small kitchens can carve space too by leaving off the door of a base cabinet to make a narrower niche for smaller dogs and cats.

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Pull out dog bowls from PinterestFeeding Time: Many cabinet manufacturers offer pull-out drawers which discreetly house pet bowls. Add a roll-out cabinet with plastic kibble bins beside it and make feeding even more efficient. An easy way to create space for bowls away from feet (without losing storage) is by recessing a base cabinet and adding a little ledge.Quality kitchen companies can help you customize such a space most anywhere in your kitchen or utility room. 

These ideas are just scratch the surface of pet-friendly kitchen design. When you select a quality cabinet manufacturer along with a talented kitchen company, you can create almost anything to delight your furry friends. 

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We're also animal lovers at General Woodcraft. Our talented kitchen design team can help you to create a kitchen that you - and your pets - will enjoy for years to come. If you are within driving distance of our New London, CT kitchen design studio, schedule a complimentary one-hour consultation.

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Kitchen Design with a Place for Everything

Posted by Amy Cornell on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

 

cabinetry with purposeIf  your kitchen's overloaded cabinets could qualify you for the TV show 'Hoarders', we are here to help. Today's cabinet manufacturers have created ingenius storage solutions to make your new kitchen a thing of beauty AND organization. The key is to identify an experienced kitchen designer who will listen closely to your needs, assess your space and budget, then select a quality cabinet manufacturer whose solutions will best meet the goals of your kitchen renovation. Greenfield Cabinetry's custom cabinetry is featured and can be easily customized by General Woodcraft for your own supremely organized project.

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If you would like to find out more about how General Woodcraft can transform your Pinterest board and magazine clippings into reality, contact us today.

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Kitchen Design is in the Details

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Apr 07, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

General Woodcraft Kitchen Design Budget Ideas

Like a timeless black dress, white kitchen cabinetry is a beautiful choice that will never go out of style. How do you stand out amongst others who share your love of the classics? Accessories, of course. Homeowners perennially gravitate toward white cabinetry because it provides a crisp neutral backdrop which can be customized to reflect one's style (and budget). Add some unique hardware, artful glass, furniture-style legs and feet (photo), custom molding and panels, whatever suits your taste. The only rule is this: make it your own. Because nobody likes to hide behind the punch bowl because they're wearing the same dress as their neighbor.

General Woodcraft kitchen designers work with quality cabinet manufacturers whose incredible accessory choices will help to create your dream kitchen. If we can't find the "bling" you're dreaming of, chances are good we can build it. Our onsite woodworking shop has professional craftsmen ready to help bring your kitchen project to life.

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If you would like to find out more about how General Woodcraft can transform your Pinterest board and magazine clippings into reality, contact us today.

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets - What are they and can I afford them?

Posted by Lisa Kobar on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

So you’re thinking about custom cabinets for your new kitchen...what does the term “custom kitchen cabinets” really mean?  To professional kitchen designers it refers to the types and amount of modifications that can be done in a specific cabinet line. Custom cabinets can be built by “hand” in a small shop by master cabinet makers, ordered from a high end manufacturer that offers many modification options, or even bought  from a mid-line manufacturer that can change some of the specifications (height, width, depth…) but not as many as the more expensive lines. 

Sharp custom kitchen cabinet designSo, when you think “custom cabinets”, you are probably thinking “expensive”? Am I right?  While this can be true, instead you could design your new kitchen so that you utilize mostly stock size cabinets with little or no “box” modifications.  By ordering standard cabinets where they make sense, you can save yourself a fair amount of money. You can then “customize” specific cabinets in order to create a beautiful custom cabinet look without having to pay for an entire kitchen full of custom cabinetry. 

If you plan things right, you can save yourself enough money in your kitchen budget to splurge on items that will give you that custom cabinet look and stay on budget... wainscot on your island, glass doors on some upper cabinets, or even a hutch with furniture feet.  All these details will give you the look of custom cabinets without having to use a custom manufacturer.  All it takes is a little research, a good kitchen designer that understands your needs and the patience to work through the details. 

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