Signature Kitchen Blog

August 25, 2021 - 4:09 PM

Creating a Beautiful and Highly Functional Pantry

Designing a custom pantry may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re building your forever home or just want an upgrade in the kitchen, it’s important to have a pantry that’s not only functional but adjustable to your needs. Customizing means you can choose the layout and accessories that best fit your lifestyle while maximizing the space in your kitchen.

Some things to consider when designing your ideal pantry are storage space, shelving preferences, and what’s important to you (design, space, aesthetics, etc.). You also need to think about what items you want to store in your pantry. It could just be for food, but some also hold linens, small appliances, paper items, or whatever else you see fit.

Much like regular closets, there are many different shapes your pantry can take: wall closets, reach-ins, and walk-ins. It’s completely up to your preference, but if you have the room, a walk-in can be a nice use of space in the kitchen.

A great starting point is to think about your past pantries. What worked for you? What didn’t? It’s also good to consider the different shapes and sizes food packaging comes in. You will want your pantry to be flexible to your changing needs. Also, think about what types of shelves you would prefer. A really popular option is to get shelves/drawers that pull out so you can see what’s in the back of your pantry. And for the items that don’t stand up or store on a shelf correctly, it can be nice to get baskets to store them in.

Like any other room in the house, you can pull in design elements to bring in your personal style to the space. If your kitchen has a pop of color, bring that into the pantry as well. If you have sleek, minimalist cabinets, copy that style for the shelves in the pantry. You also have the option to choose whatever lighting best suits you. If you don’t like a harsh, bright light when making breakfast in the morning, go for a soft warm light. You should add whatever feature is needed to best fit your needs and lifestyle. Get creative with it! Signature Kitchens can help you with all the steps along the way.

August 25, 2021 - 4:04 PM

Custom Cabinetry: Sized with your stuff in mind

Whether you’re designing your dream house or looking to upgrade your foundation, custom cabinetry can elevate your space to the next level. If you think about the standard “kitchen” cabinet, those can be used in any room outside the kitchen to provide more storage space for your stuff. Customization throughout your house creates a more polished, cohesive look. Think about what you need to store and how much space you need to store it before starting this process.

Bathrooms

The bathroom is a great place to start when adding custom cabinetry to your house. You can always use more storage space for your various towels and toiletries. This is also a great time to add a custom vanity for yourself if that’s something you’re interested in. Think about the various cabinets you can use to store any makeup or beauty products. You can even take it a step further by creating a “his and hers” vanity set up with custom cabinetry on each side. Slide out drawers can be really handy as well as built in outlets for any hairstyling tools.

Dining Rooms

Another great room to add custom cabinets to is the dining room. Cabinets with a glass front are the perfect way to display fine china. Or, if your dining room is an extension of your kitchen, these cabinets can be used as extra storage space for your cooking utensils that don’t get used as often. The dining room is typically used to entertain/host larger crowds, so you can also use cabinets to store any special platters and dinnerware used in those circumstances as well.

Laundry Rooms

Cabinets can be used to make the laundry room a more appealing and functional space. You need somewhere to store all your soaps, fabric softeners, and cleaning supplies. Having a designated space for all of your supplies can remove a lot of unwanted clutter from the laundry room. Creating customized cabinets that frame your washer and dryer is the best way to make the space look more polished.

Entertainment Rooms

Creating a state-of-the-art entertainment room is easy with custom cabinetry. Much like the laundry room, it’s best to use the cabinets to frame the TV, making it the focal point of the room. Another great tip is to use cabinets for lowers and open shelving for uppers to store photographs and other décor or memorabilia.

The possibilities are endless with custom cabinetry. You can incorporate them into any room for added aesthetics and functionality. Not to mention, custom cabinets throughout the house will tie each room together for a more cohesive design. Connect with our design team by phone at (772) 234-0155 or by email at signatureinfo@signatureofvero.com to help bring organization and style to your space!

August 25, 2021 - 3:59 PM

Creating Your Dream Custom Closet

You deserve to have a space that’s perfectly designed for you. When it comes to closets, there’s an extra emphasis on space. One could argue that it matters more how you use the space than how much given space there actually is. In reality, there’s a lot of factors to consider when designing your dream closet.

First, you need to consider your space. Do you want to make the change to a walk-in closet? Do you have room for a walk-in closet? The good thing about a well-designed walk-in is that you won’t need a traditional dresser anymore, so that saves some space elsewhere. On the other hand, there’s a lot of merit in wall closets and reach-in closets as well. It just depends on what works best for you. It’s also important to consider what items you need to store. In order to design a closet perfectly suited to you, you need to take inventory of what you have. Consider what kind of storage space you need for those items.

If you decide to add any additional shelving, think about how to best to utilize the fixtures. You should be able to reach everything with ease. For example, it’s best for open shelves to be placed at waist height with drawers stored underneath. The items you wear the least should always be placed toward the floor (you don’t want to be bending down all the time to get your everyday items). You can also opt to include shelving for your shoes. Just because shoes go on your feet doesn’t mean they have to go on the floor!

Above all else, you should let your imagination run wild when designing your dream closet. There are about a thousand different features you can add: LED lighting, custom curtains, even seating. Anything is possible, you just need to make the leap! Working with the Signature Kitchen team makes bringing your dream closet to life a breeze. Connect with one of our designers!