Cabinet & Countertop Inspirations

Cabinet and hardware manufacturers continue devising new options to help organize your kitchen. As you plan a remodel, remember to discuss cabinet accessories with your designer ... they will help the efficiency and organization of your kitchen. Here are a few of the items to consider.

As we wrap up this blog series on range hoods, a few final aspects to consider are:

  • Range Hood Width -- Regardless of the type of range hood chosen, the range hood should be as wide ... or slightly wider ... than your cooktop. This provides a canopy, or capture area, that effectively traps the heat and impurities as they rise. For a 30" stove, the range hood width needs to be between 30" and 36."

The blower in a range hood is sized, or rated, by CFM ... the cubic feet of air moved per minute. It is important to correctly size a range hood based on your stove, room size, and ductwork. In this blog, we will look at ways to calculate the CFM requirements for your kitchen.

Cabinet & Countertop Inspirations

Divide and Conquer Kitchen Clutter - Part 3

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This is the final installment of options to better organize your kitchen. Read on for more information on wastebaskets and knife storage.

Wastebasket Pullout:  How many times do you wish your kitchen wastebasket was out of sight? You can hide it. In almost all of our kitchen designs, we include a wastebasket pullout. Placing the wastebasket inside a cabinet keeps it readily accessible, while making it invisible when not in use. The pullout typically has two wastebaskets ... one for trash and one for recycling. This accessory can also be incorporated in other cabinets throughout your home, including the laundry room, bar and home office.


Knife Storage: Have you ever reached into a cabinet drawer and gotten stabbed by one of the knives stored there? Accessories are available to solve your knife storage ... keeping them organized, covering their sharp edges / points, and preventing damage to other utensils in the drawer.