Kitchen Design

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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We all dream of a freshly renovated kitchen – even apartment dwellers! This article in U.S. News provides great tips for homeowners to keep in mind during a kitchen remodel or renovation, with a breakdown of how big-ticket items should factor into the total project budget. We think the same tips apply to multifamily properties! As cabinetry providers, Bristol Design Group is proud to offer a wide range of cabinetry options to ensure our storage solutions align with client budgets, whether it’s a ground-up development or renovation of an existing building. But, we aren’t just order-takers. We review the overall kitchen design and make recommendations to help improve functionality and style. Read the full article here for other useful tips that apply to virtually any kitchen buildout or redesign....

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Successful bathroom design incorporates more than just the basics. And while these spaces can be an ideal canvas to experiment with different color palettes and materials, they must also be practical for everyday use. This Kitchen and Bathroom Design article addresses the need for functional storage – so each personal item has a “home” that’s tucked away, eliminating unnecessary clutter. When we work with multifamily developers to choose bathroom cabinetry, we gain an understanding of how we expect the space will be used and then model our designs accordingly by varying the depth of drawers and adding customized features like built-in storage dividers. For more on the importance of bathroom storage, read the full Kitchen and Bath Design article here....

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