Trendy or classic?  Modern or old-fashioned?  These are questions we ask ourselves when designing a new space.  Our suggestion is: do your research.  Buy current design magazines, use the internet to see what is new in the remodeling world.  Resources are easy to find if you know where to look.  The other option is to contact Founder’s Choice and speak to one of our experienced and talented design professionals.  With their help, you will be empowered to design the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams.

Consider these top trends to personalize and make your kitchen or bath space smarter!

Light & Simple:  White or even off-white doors create a light and clean looking in a kitchen or bath.  Cabinets in tones of white are enduring and versatile, appearing in cottage, traditional, and even modern design schemes.  Consider the simple lines of Shaker styled doors to complete this light and airy look.

Efficiency Storage:  We offer an extensive variety of options that go beyond lazy Susan’s and built-in spice racks.  Consider the latest options of pullout trays, removable cutting boards, and even customized smartly placed storage for cookie sheets and pizza stones.

Rethinking the Island:  Instead of a typical stand-alone rectangular island try a high table with chairs or stools to create a cozy space.  Easily versatile by pulling the seating away to make room for additional meal prep room.

Customized Drawers:  Drawers can now declutter your kitchen by offering inserts for dishes, cutlery or flatware.  Cabinet doors can be attached to shelves to make smart spaces for garbage, recycling or even composting bins.

Glass Fronts:  A wonderful way to add dimension to your space and break up the wall to wall cabinetry look.  Great for displaying your favorite pieces or collections.  Even just adding a few glass front doors will create a light and fresh look.

Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinetry:  When storage is at a premium and more is needed floor-to-ceiling cabinets are an excellent option.  These can also be considered in high ceiling spaces to fill out the space proportionately…add in some glass to further dramatize the look to create built-in hutches!

Pet Food and Water Station:  Rex and Fifi can own their corner of the kitchen with built-in food and water bowls with storage ideas for their supplies (food & treats!).

Built-In Appliances:  For a richer and more cohesive look consider concealing your fridge or other appliances with matching planted on false cabinet doors.

Mix and Match Cabinets:  A section of cabinets or the center island in a color or wood that’s different from the rest of the kitchen works like accent pillows on a sofa!  More than a finishing touch, this idea can break up the monotony to become a pivotal design piece.

The Look of Furniture:  Customize your kitchen cabinets with furniture-style details. … Cabinet-style cupboards and islands feel like fine furniture, but offer all the amazing perks of modern cabinetry.  Turned legs, freestanding buffets and built-in china hutches are some of the most popular ideas.

Colorful Accents:  Add a pop of color to glass front cabinet interiors or open shelving with bright paint or even bold wallpaper.  Complete the look with contrasting accessories to compliment the rooms color scheme.  Using a bold color in a small area offers high-impact and an alternative to the color-averse.

Embellishments:  Easy to add to your kitchen or bath space to personalize to your taste.  Undercounter corbels, planted on false doors to the end of cabinet, wooden legs/posts and even arched openings provide focal points to differentiate your space.  Carvings, cutouts and moldings add emphasis to the decorative aspect of the cabinets.

Open Shelves:  What’s old is new again.  Sometimes polarizing, they are becoming a frequent feature in remodeled or new kitchens.  Perfect for displaying your favorite items or even having your most used pieces within easy reach!