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Best Cabinetry Styles For Small Bathrooms

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Whether you’re turning a closet into a half bath, or you just happen to buy a home with a small bathroom, you know the challenge and frustration that comes with trying to design a functional, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing room with little to no space. Every decision you try to make turns into a compromise with the walls, pipes, and square footage of the room. Fitting cabinets into these spaces can seem like an impossible task, but with the proper forethought, measurements, and a bit of creativity combined with technical skills, you can add cabinets into any size bathroom.

Flat style cabinets

Flat style cabinets are an ideal choice for smaller bathrooms. They are simple and minimalistic in their design. They are typically constructed of wood or laminate and can be purchased in a huge variety of sizes, colors and sheens so that they can fit into any space and match any aesthetic.

Wall mounted vanity cabinets

Vanity cabinets are a great way to fit a lot of storage into a small space. In order to open up your space and add a flow to the room, you can wall mount your vanity cabinet. If you need more storage simply add wicker baskets or boxes and store them below.

Custom cabinetry

The best way to utilize every square inch of space in your bathroom is to install custom cabinetry. Custom-style cabinetry allows homeowners to consult with professionals to come up with the perfect design that looks amazing and saves as much space as possible. By extending shelving, lengthening cabinets, and coming up with little tips and tricks that professionals will be able to apply, this is the best way to make sure that you’ve utilized your space properly and have created a design that you and your family will be happy with for years to come.

If you have any questions about cabinetry styles for small bathrooms, feel free to reach out to the friendly experts at Naffco Floors and interiors. You can give us a call at (813) 254-4066, or stop into one of our 3 locations in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. We’ll be happy to set up a completely free, no obligation consultation with you any time!

Vintage-Style Cabinetry Trending in 2019

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If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen in 2019, you’re probably going to be doing a lot of research online and in stores. When designing your home you want to create a space that makes you happy, comfortable and that you’re proud to share with your friends and family. You also need to think long-term. Are you going to stay in this house for the rest of your life, or are you going to sell it? Is that going to happen in 5 years? 20 years? There are many things to consider.

Your cabinets take up a huge percentage of available space in your kitchen, bathroom, and other rooms. They are major focal fixtures in your home and are absolutely vital when it comes to functionality. It’s important to consider both of these aspects when choosing cabinetry; they should be a balance of aesthetically pleasing and functional for your needs. They are a hefty investment so they should also be able to last for years to come.

One popular trend we’re seeing in 2019 is an emphasis on vintage and traditional cabinetry. Many homeowners are moving to more “personalized” design styles, such as rustic, vintage, farmhouse chic, eclectic, etc.Vintage cabinets are a great addition to any of these styles, and can really bring out the personality of the homeowner, and convey the history of the house.

We are starting to see a huge number of people adding vintage-style furniture and appliances to contemporary and modern designs. Cabinetry is one of the easiest and most elegant ways to harmonize vintage and modern. Large glass windows provide homeowners the ability to show off their valued possessions in a stylish way. Open shelving is becoming more and more common in all types of design. Eccentric colors are making their way into spaces in ways we haven’t seen in decades. All of these factors make vintage cabinets a trend that’s going to last.

If you have any cabinetry questions, please feel free to stop into one of Naffco’s 3 locations and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable experts. Or give us a call at (813) 254-4066. You can set up a free, no obligation consultation!

Top Kitchen Cabinet Colors

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Cabinets take up a huge percentage of kitchen space and are often a focal point of the room. If you’re not pleased with their color, you’re definitely going to get sick of them in no time. Whether you’re looking to install a completely new set, or just trying to spruce up your kitchen, choosing the perfect color for your kitchen cabinets should be a top priority.

There are tons of different colors that work well with kitchen cabinets, but because they take up so much space, you need to pay particular attention to the balance and contrast in your kitchen. Take into account all of the items and colors in the room. Walls, counters, backsplash, flooring, appliances, and any additional decor should be taken into consideration. 

If you have a lot of color in these other features, it’s best to choose white or another neutral color like dark gray, light gray, greige (gray/beige), or eggshell. Neutral colors help ground your space, add light and a calming tone in one of the busiest rooms in the house.

If you don’t want a neutral color, or enjoy a more playful palette, you have a number of options.

If you’re looking to add warmth to your kitchen, yellow is a common go-to color for kitchen cabinets. It creates a cheerful atmosphere, and brightens up your space. There are many shades, from soft and buttery to pastel to electric lemonade. Yellow is an energizing color that looks great in many kitchens.

If you’re looking too add a cool color, blue is one of the most popular choices. It is a very versatile color, and can lend different tones depending on the shade. Lighter hues can create a fresh, airy, and ethereal tone, while darker blues are a great way to add a little color in a modern design. 

Green is another color that can have different effects on your kitchen depending on the shade you choose. They tend to look great in spaces with a lot of white. Light, earthy greens provide a more neutral tone, while mint, lime, and emerald green really make the space pop, and can brighten up a space.

If you have any questions about kitchen cabinets, give Naffco a call at (813) 254-4066 or stop into one of our stores to speak with a friendly expert today.

Top Bathroom Cabinetry Trends for 2019

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Choosing cabinetry for your bathroom is a tricky process. You want something that is stylish and will match the rest of your home, but is also functional and provides you with the storage space you need. You want something that isn’t a giant pain to install, but also built to last. Luckily the experts at Naffco Floors & Interiors have years of experience helping our customers choose and set up their perfect cabinets. Here we’ve broken down some of the top bathroom cabinetry trends we’re seeing in 2019.

Compact & minimalist storage spaces

In recent years minimalism has gained a lot of momentum as a decor and lifestyle. We’re seeing this trend make its way into every aspect of home design, and bathrooms are no exception. This design element is meant to decrease stress and clutter and increase comfort and organization. Cabinets are getting smaller and sleeker, with methodical compartments for specific items. This is especially common in smaller bathrooms and half baths.

Natural wood cabinets

We’ve also been noticing a trend for homeowners to “return to nature.” Ecodesign is making a huge splash in homes and bathrooms everywhere, especially in rustic and coastal homes. Natural wood cabinets, often made from maple, teak, or hickory provide a chic and organic look for people who love nature.

Dark and bold

For a more modern look, bold and dark cabinets are the way to go. Dark woods such as hickory, birch, and pecan can provide a more natural look, while a painted or metal cabinet can give you a sleek ebony piece that looks clean and crisp.

Mix and match

Many new homeowners working on a budget are updating their homes by thrifting, bargain shopping, and creating an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic decor. Old, bold pieces juxtaposed with modern technology create a comfortable and functional atmosphere. This is a great way to infuse your personality into your bathroom’s decor.

If you have any questions about bathroom cabinetry, come visit one of Naffco’s 3 locations and talk with one of our experts. Or give us a call at (813) 254-4066 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.

Choosing the Right Color for Your Cabinets

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Your cabinets have a huge influence on the overall aesthetic and design of your kitchen and bathroom. On a practical level, you want your cabinets to fit in with your needs, as well as contributing to the the style and aesthetic of the space. Color is a huge factor in your decision – so check out some of our suggestions:

Size

As in most decor ventures, the size of the room should inform your color choices. If you have a smaller kitchen or bathroom, opt for lighter shades in order to create the illusion of space. If you’re fortunate to have a larger area to work with, you can experiment with darker shades.

Contrast

Contrast is a great way to create visual appeal in any room – and you can use your cabinets to do so. Choose a color that contrasts with the walls, countertops, or window treatments. A color wheel can help to pair shades perfectly.

Muti-Palette

Don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to two colors, building a pleasing color palette with multiple shades can be very effective. We often assume cabinets all have to be the same color, but in reality you can mix and match different colors in order to create a unique space. Pops of color can help create visual interest and add some playful character – even if it’s just a few strategically placed cabinet doors.

Style

Before settling on a color, you should consider the style of your cabinets. Some colors work better with certain designs. More traditional styles are not often seen in bright, eye-catching colors, but instead in neutrals, creams, and dark, dramatic finishes.

Selling?

If you’re planning on selling your home soon, it’s important to allow the buyers the opportunity to treat their potential new home like a blank slate. As such try and stick to neutral and light colors for cabinets ( and decor overall for that matter)

Upgrading Old Cabinets

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If you’re in need of an update to your cabinets but don’t quite have the budget to buy new,  there are many different ways in which you can improve them. Check out some of the following suggestions:

Paint

If you have the time consider painting your cabinets – it’s a great DIY project and an inexpensive way to give a facelift to your kitchen or bathroom. If you decide painting is for you, it’s imperative you find out what your original cabinets are made of in order to do the job correctly. For solid wood you can gently sand off the original paint, but that isn’t the case for wood veneer. There are many different products on the market, so do you research or you could end up spending more in the long run!

Tip – Why not try mixing different colors to create your own unique styles. You could have a neutral shade on the lower cabinets and a brighter on top.

Lighting

Another way in which you can give new life to your cabinets is smart lighting choices. Uplighting can immediately alter the mood and aesthetic of a space, and can be done quite inexpensively.

New Handles

Handles are another even cheaper way to upgrade. New handles can be purchased with relative ease and fitted in no time at all, creating a unique look to your home.

No More Doors

Instead of adding something, why not take away instead? Removing some of the cabinet doors and repainting the interiors can really open up the space.

Reface

Refacing your current cabinets is a great idea for those on a budget who want a entirely new look. Add a few glass inserts for variety, and you’ll have what looks like a whole new kitchen for a fraction of the price.

Smart Additions

You can also update the interior of some of your cabinets to make your life easier. You might want cabinets that roll out around corners for example.

Bathroom Cabinet Recommendations

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Your bathroom can be a very personal, expressive place. Some homeowners want their bathroom to be modern and clutter free with everything hidden away, whilst others want a way to display their belongings attractively for ease of access. Whatever your preference, cabinets are a huge part of the overall aesthetic and functionality.

Here’s some of our top tips to help you choose the right cabinet:

Layout

Your layout will greatly dictate the number and style of cabinets you need. If you have a lot of things to store, it’s important to opt for a variety of cabinet sizes and types. For example you may want a longer cabinet to store towels, a drawer for smaller objects etc. Quite often bathrooms have an open drawer for ease of access to commonly used items.

 

You then need to consider how large you want your vanity mirror and sink, as this will impact on the cabinets you can fit around them. Ensure your drawers are sturdy (not stapled) and are of a good thickness – bathroom items can get heavy and you want drawers that are built to last.

Material

Your bathroom goes through a lot and therefore need materials that aren’t subject to chipping, peeling, etc. Make sure the materials you choose for your cabinets are strong enough to withstands heat, moisture, and water. Most bathroom cabinets will be designed to combat these factors – but there are different tiers of quality in terms of both materials and finishes. It depends on how long you want your cabinets to last. If you don’t feel like redecorating anytime soon pay more and save in the long run. Check the waterproofing ability and ensure you use a high quality sealant to protect your precious cabinets. Solid wood is always a good option (research into the best type for your needs) though plywood does not expand so readily when faced with water, so is well worth considering.

Accessories

Having your cabinets designed with your needs in mind can make a big difference. so think logically. Will it make your life that bit easier to have a hair dryer drawer with a built in outlet? Well then why not! After all, you’re the one who’s going to be using it everyday.

Kitchen Cabinet Recommendations

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If you’re in the midst of redecorating your kitchen aren’t certain which cabinets to choose, then take a look at some of the following top tips:

Longevity

One of the first things to consider is how long you intend on staying in your current home, and how long until you plan on redecorating. If you’re in it for the long haul it makes sense to opt for a higher quality option (such as solid wood), whereas if you enjoy to redecorate often and you’re opting for a contemporary, on-trend design you may prefer veneer or MDF. If you are thinking of moving soon resale value is an important factor – a prospective buyer might well be swayed by a new, impressive kitchen complete with high quality cabinets.

Budget

Your cabinet choice is greatly controlled by how much money you have to spend. If you’re on a tighter budget then solid wood might not be attainable – thankfully there are many different, more affordable materials which can mimic oaks, cherry etc. You can also think about choosing less expensive woods, and mixing different materials to create a unique space.

Layout

Next you need to think about the layout of your kitchen – complete a quick sketch to give yourself a visual idea. Do you want an island? A long cabinet? What about your appliances, do you want them to be built into your cabinet doors? And have you considered glass cabinets to display or help illuminate the areas?

Will it fit in?

If your kitchen is a separate room then this may not be a concern for you, but if you have an open plan space then you want your cabinet style to complement the rest of the decor. Shaker cabinets are a great all rounder, but experiment and see what works for your home.

Choosing the Right Materials for your Cabinets

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Choosing the right material for your cabinet is just as important as the style you select. You need to consider many factors, including your budget, taste, and if it will complement your decor.

Solid Wood

The most well-known and traditional choice for a kitchen cabinet is solid wood. They have a very long lifespan, are durable, and can even be a selling point for your home. They do come with a higher price tag to match, but again this price varies based on the type of wood you choose. These include:

  • Red Oak (strong, more affordable, often used for traditional/customisable cabinets)
  • Maple (popular and used in many contemporary styles)
  • Hickory (a lighter, creamy, natural wood great for simple, rustic styles)
  • Cherry (very strong, often stained to create a uniform color)
  • Birch (more affordable and can give the appearance of a more expensive wood)

Wood Veneer

If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to solid wood, you can instead opt for wood veneer. This ingenious style of cabinet is actually made from a cheaper material (such as plywood) but has an outer layer of hardwood, giving a deceptive illusion for a fraction of the price. Wood veneer comes in pretty much any design that a hardwood does, and is just as pleasing to the eye (though it won’t last as long).

Stainless Steel

Many professional kitchens opt for stainless steel cabinets due to hygiene and longevity, but more and more homeowners are considering this contemporary material for their homes. It’s certainly more suited to modern, industrial decor, and if you’re not quite ready for the full steel cabinet you can add touches to your countertops instead to achieve a similar tone.

Glass

Having glass details in your cabinets can really open up your kitchen and create the illusion of light – as well as providing a place to display items. You may also want to install lighting to help illuminate different areas of your kitchen. More modern kitchens lean to frosted glass, whereas a more traditional style complements ornate leading.

Different Cabinet Styles

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Your cabinet choice is one of the most significant decisions you make when redecorating your kitchen. Cabinets are a major focal point, drawing the eye and setting the tone of the space, and there are so many different styles to choose from. Here are a selection of the most popular:

Flat

Streamline, simple, chic and with more than just an edge of modernity, flat cabinets are perfect if you want to create a contemporary kitchen. It’s hard line and minimalist, with no over the top decoration – if this sounds like your approach to decor then flat is the way to go. Flat cabinets tend to be offered in laminates, wood, and glass.

Shaker

A firm favorite no matter what your taste, shaker cabinets are built with both functionality and style in mind. The great thing about Shaker cabinets is they complement pretty much any and every type of decor – from traditional to modern. This also gives them a timeless nature, keeping them ‘in fashion’ no matter what fads come and go. Because of their ubiquitous nature Shaker cabinets come in every material you can think of, making the prices range from costly to more affordable.

Distressed

The distressed style has been growing in popularity of late, thanks to the overall appreciation of vintage fashion. You can choose any cabinet type, though more traditional styles work better with the distressed aesthetic. In terms of how to distress your cabinets, you can hire professionals or look online for DIY instructions and videos.

Louvered

Louvered cabinets are on the pricier end of the scale thanks to the workmanship that goes into creating their unique appearance. Each door is constructed using multiple slats making it easier to circulate air – this feature makes them a good choice for areas close to dishwashers and washing machines.

Inset

A more traditional choice, inset cabinets create a beautiful overall look to any kitchen. They’re lovingly crafted and have a price tag to match – but they have lasting power thanks to their design. They also come in a huge array of different materials.