Making your kitchen design and cabinetry stand out from the pack is tough. Whether traditional or transitional, so many kitchens end up looking highly comparable to others. So how do you make your design unique? What can you do to separate your kitchen (and kitchen cabinets) from the rest?
The answer: custom design elements.
We’re always looking for custom elements that will help design clients own a kitchen that looks like no other. In the past, we’ve shown you fully customizable La Cornue ranges and appliances, reclaimed tin range hoods from Route 66, and even a motorized bar crafted out of a ’59 Corvette.
Now, we’re excited to introduce you to our latest find: a line of custom grilles crafted out of gorgeous, versatile materials.
These custom grilles are crafted in the United Kingdom, and available in a myriad of metals and finishes. From polished to satin finishes, nickel to brass, and a wide array of colors and tones, these grilles aren’t a “one size fits all” affair.
The beautiful rosette features on many of the grilles are eye-catching. For a more transitional look, considering matching the color and finish of your grille – satin nickel grilles and rosettes, for example. A more traditional, elegant approach would be to match polished nickel grilles with brass rosettes (like the Instagram post above).
We love the tight mesh backing on these custom grilles, which add a great deal of stability. The opportunities to use these grilles on cabinetry, There’s plenty of space to play with the size and spacing of the large diamond pattern, depending on how much design space you’re looking to cover.
What do YOU think about these custom grilles? How would you utilize them in your design? Do you like how they look on cabinetry? Are you more intrigued by mixed finishes and colors, or a more streamlined approach? Leave us a comment!
Peter Salerno Inc. Cabinetry: Full FAQ on Your Journey to Award-Winning Cabinets
Our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company in North America since 2002. A major facet of Peter Salerno Inc.’s success is the Maestro Rosolino line of world-class custom cabinetry.
Maestro Rosolino is named for Peter Salerno’s father, Rosolino, an artisan who began his cabinetry business in Sicily. Dreaming of a life in America for his family and children, Rosolino came to the United States – where his son, Peter, continued the fine family tradition of handcrafted custom cabinetry.
From the Peter Salerno Inc. website:
Peter Salerno Inc. strives to design the perfect kitchen, bathroom, wine cellar, library, and any other space for our clients. We do this by not only looking at it from an aesthetic perspective, but also from a functional perspective. Our approach is the same as a bespoke tailor; instead of designing and crafting together a suit or dress we are tailoring your home to your lifestyle. Much like a tailor with different grades of fabric, we too carry an array of options varying in quality and features to help fit your budget.
Here’s more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. custom cabinetry, the Maestro Rosolino line, price points and craftsmanship information:
FAQ and Price Points: Peter Salerno Inc. Custom Cabinetry
I Furniture Grade
This is our highest quality cabinet. These cabinets are entirely custom and are made to last a lifetime. They feature standard black walnut drawers, extra thick doors, extra coats of finish, exotic and reclaimed woods, and the sturdiest construction available. Every aspect of this level is customizable. All of these cabinets are made in the USA.
II Transition Grade
One step down from our Furniture Grade, Transition is a custom line offering high-quality construction without the extra bulk of our furniture grade. Available with either maple or walnut drawers and extra thick or standard doors, this cabinet can be as dressed up or down as you’d like while offering you complete design freedom. All these cabinets are made in the USA.
III Cabinet Grade
Cabinet Grade is great for tight budgets where the need for a lot of fine-detail work and custom sizing is not necessary. We base our design around semi-custom cabinet parameters to help keep your budget in check. All of these cabinets are made in the USA
IV Builder Grade
A builder’s budget is usually tight, but a great kitchen and bath design will help sell a house. Because of this we offer a quality stock cabinet while still offering our award winning design service. It’s the difference between just hanging boxes on a wall and installing a kitchen.
Under some circumstances we do offer a design-only service. We will take measurements (if local), or design based on architectural plans. We will provide (1) floorplan and (1) set of elevations based on our design specifications. Pricing varies depending on the scope of the project.
For more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. and custom cabinetry, please visit the official website or contact (201) 251-6608. NOTE: Peter Salerno Inc. will consider international projects!
Fall 2016 Kitchen Cabinet Design Trends to Embrace
Fall is a season of change. As the leaves turn to brilliant shades of red and yellow, daylight hours shift, and summer wardrobes make way for sweaters and pullovers, home design trends also begin to shift towards future trends.
Kitchen design often leads the way in home design trends, and rightfully so. The kitchen is the heart of your home, where family and friends gather to share meals, drinks, stories and life’s everyday moments. As such, it’s important your kitchen design fully reflect your sense of personal style, with design elements that tastefully bridge the divide between the classic and the contemporary.
There will always be new kitchen design trends with which to experiment, but one facet of your kitchen should always remain timeless – your cabinets. While statements are often made with backsplashes, accessories and countertops, your kitchen cabinets are often the “glue” that holds your kitchen design together.
So which kitchen cabinet design trends should you trust? Which can you embrace as an element of your holistic kitchen design for years to come? As passing trends fall out of vogue, these Fall 2016 kitchen cabinet design trends will stand the test of time. Consider them as a wise investment for your kitchen design or re-design project this fall.
Our Favorite Fall 2016 Kitchen Cabinet Design Trends
1. Gray and White Cabinets are Always “In”.
At first, one may typify a gray or white cabinetry scheme as staid or prosaic. In actuality, the right cabinet maker and kitchen designer will make white and gray cabinetry a clean, stunning focal point in your kitchen design.
Experts from HGTV to the NKBA laud the use of white and gray cabinetry, rewarding their use in design with some of their highest 2016 awards and honors. Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning kitchen and bath design firm in North America since 2002) used gray and white cabinetry to earn a prestigious HGTV People’s Choice Award during the 2016 KBIS Convention.
2. Personalized Cabinets.
When installing new cabinets in your home kitchen, bear in mind you want them to last for a long time. With that in mind, Peter Salerno suggests adding personal modifications to your cabinet design. In Peter’s own home kitchen, his cabinets are adorned with hand-painted flowers, each of which represents the birth month of his family members.
As a result, Peter is reminded of his loved ones every time he enters his home kitchen space. He also reaps the benefit of owning world-class cabinetry decorated by beautiful rustic floral artwork!
How can you add a personalized touch to your kitchen cabinetry? Choose a color scheme, decorative pattern or other detail that marks your kitchen space as your very own. It’s a subtle yet intimate way to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen design.
3. Custom Carvings.
Another fantastic Fall 2016 kitchen cabinet design trend is the implementation of custom carvings in and around your cabinetry. While the intricate woodwork likely requires hiring a master craftsman like those at Peter Salerno Inc. (see the video below), the end result is a gorgeous facet of your kitchen design that will never be duplicated.
Be creative when deciding how to use custom carvings in your cabinet design! Will they be used as cabinet handles? Will they outline the cabinets themselves? Or will you hire a custom master cabinet craftsman to design custom carved crown moulding above your high cabinets?
Whatever kitchen cabinet design trend you embrace, make sure it properly blends fresh ideas with classic design elements. With that balance in mind, your Fall 2016 kitchen cabinet design (or re-design) will be a lasting, cherished focal point of your home kitchen for years to come.
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