As cabinetry providers, we’re constantly in search of kitchen design solutions that add value — both aesthetically and financially — to the multifamily projects we manage. Sometimes, going up is the best way to bring costs down without compromising style. One trend that has (literally) been on the rise in recent years is increasing the height of the backsplash to 24-inches, a small but notable increase from the standard 18-inch backsplash found in many kitchens. Multifamily developers in particular have gravitated to the style not only because of its visual appeal, but also the added functionality and cost efficiency, the latter of which has become a selling point amid rising construction costs. Visual Appeal Openness in apartments, especially those with smaller floor plans, is critical. Any trick that can make an apartment feel larger is always welcomed, and elevated cabinets do just that by giving the illusion of more space in even the tiniest of micro-units. A taller backsplash also provides the opportunity to incorporate eye-catching designs into the backsplash itself. There are a variety of tiles and treatments that, when used tastefully, can infuse personality into each unit. Functionality A taller backsplash adds more than aesthetic value to a kitchen: it also increases functionality. While...

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Jane Kelly, Lead Designer at Bristol Design Group shares insights and solutions into the latest kitchen cabinetry and bath design trends, innovations, materials, and solution-focused ideas to help educate and inspire multifamily developers and architects on your next renovation or new construction project. Your feedback is welcome! ,  solutions to help make your vision a reality. For more information, please contact us here. Happy reading!...

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We couldn’t agree more with this article. There are so many choices that must be made when choosing kitchen cabinets – from cabinetry color and material to how they’re configured and accessorized using hardware. One of the up-and-coming trends we’re seeing is the use of display cabinets with metal grate fronts instead of traditional glass, as described in this article. The look adds a layer of sophistication to the space and matches the industrial aesthetic we are seeing in the many multifamily properties we work on. Read the full article here....

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