Materials

It should come as no surprise that fashion trends influences home décor and design. What may be surprising is the rapid pace of this trickle-down effect and the breadth of fashion styles that are now being interpreted in home interiors. Thanks to the popularity of social media networks such as Instagram and Pinterest, high-style fashion is accessible to larger audiences than ever before, and as a result the transition of these trends from runway to other interpretations, such as home interiors, is happening at a rapid speed.

When cabinets are specified for a high rise or multifamily residential project it is not only about how they fit or look in the space. It’s also about what’s on the inside – specifically, the mechanisms and construction methods that impact everything from cabinetry’s cost to functionality.

In the videos that follow, I’ll provide a brief overview of the three types of drawer box cabinet construction – the plywood drawer box, the metal drawer box and the maple dovetail drawer box – and explain the benefits of each as it relates to functionality and budget.

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While much of our work focuses on multifamily residential apartment buildings that are either being built or undergoing a renovation, the material selections we make and design principles we follow are relevant to any cabinetry project – residential or commercial.  So, whether you’re a developer in search of kitchen and bath cabinetry for an entire building or a homeowner looking to update a single room, we hope you find value in the insights from our experienced design team.

In this inaugural post, we are focusing on the basics – specifically, those pertaining to kitchen cabinet design. If you’re looking for ways to maximize usable space while staying within budget, keep these kitchen cabinet design considerations in mind: