Modern Kitchen cabinet and Countertop decisions present an infinite panel of decisions. Most are plain in their makeup. We have decided to present to you the most consistently striking kitchen design (in our eyes) are ones which play a sequenced wood veneer against a white countertop with white cabinets. Much like in the Museum of Modern Art, where white walls are juxtaposed with colorful art pieces, one can accomplish the same stunning effect on a smaller scale in their kitchen design.
Personalizing the wood with a sequenced veneer is accomplished by patient listening to what the client wants, and verifying the patterns of the sequenced veneer are perfectly aligned with the flow of the kitchen. Modern European style cabinetry accomplishes this very easily since the doors are simple rectangular panels with no details on the door facade. Minimal clearances of ⅛” allow for the sequence to play out almost uninterrupted by the breaks in the doors. Moreover, as bona-fide minimalists ourselves, we feel that elongated door panels can artistically create a smoother kitchen cabinet look overall.
Contemporary design trends allow for unlimited visual effects. The way the grains are stitched together is easily accomplished when working with high-end veneer suppliers whose experience and artistic abilities compose the veneer panel in a perfect array. While the colorful palette of wood colors can range from busy walnut to harmonious light maple, it is the perfect mate for a pure white glass countertop. Too often we look for patterns atop patterns when the simplest of answers is right in front of us. Also, the bright shiny nature of white glass countertops plays beautifully with the satiny finish of the veneer. We won’t bore you with the differences between rift or rotary cut veneers…it is best to simply bring us a picture of what you are trying to accomplish, and we can produce a scale drawing and 3D rendering incorporating your desired veneer cabinets. Once the pricing is approved, the sequenced veneer cabinets can be fabricated and protected with a durable conversion varnish. We use Milesi waterborne finishes that protect the wood extremely well without altering its natural appearance. In modern furniture and design the beauty of the wood and its sensual feel are foremost. This produces an elegant, clean look that is not overpowering or too busy…but rather just right. Modern Kitchen designs often incorporate several “layers” of color e.g. Glossy White, or Matte Charcoal upper cabinets and wood veneer lower cabinets. This powerful interplay is simply breathtaking to behold. We have attached several examples of artistic kitchens (by others) that depict this style. We hope that these examples have inspired you to share with us your dream picture for rendering and fabrication. Come see us, and we can show you various pricing combinations that suit your kitchen remodeling needs.
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