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What Is Your Kitchen Design Style?

Filed Under: Cabinets  By: East Coast Granite of Charlotte on May 26, 2023

A well-designed kitchen can make all the difference in creating a space that is not only functional but also beautiful. Kitchen design styles have evolved over time, from traditional to modern and everything in between. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect design style for your kitchen. In this blog, we will explore various kitchen design styles, their unique characteristics, and how to incorporate them into your home. Whether you're a fan of sleek and modern designs or prefer the warmth and charm of traditional kitchens, we've got you covered. 

Traditional

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Traditional kitchens are known for sophistication and classic design. Cabinets are usually painted or stained. Natural stone countertops, distinctive hardware, formal light fixtures, and elegant molding and trimwork are elements of this design style. An accenting tile backsplash in a neutral tone is also usually present.

Traditional Style Granite Choices

Traditionally designed kitchens usually feature a neutral countertop choice. Granite is typically a good selection for this design style. River White, Moonlight, and Snowfall Granite are all nice neutral granite countertop choices for this design style.

Modern Farmhouse

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Modern farmhouse style is known for its warmth and simplicity. This design style features natural textures such as wood tones and galvanized steel. Beautiful quartz countertops are showcased in this design. Creams and whites are the most popular color palettes for this style. However, pops of color go a long way to show off your individual style. Farmhouse style also emphasizes well-used and loved items.

Modern Farmhouse Quartz Choices

The Modern Farmhouse kitchen looks best with countertops that have a clean smooth look or a subtle pattern. Quartz is a perfect option for this design style. There are many quartz options that have the timeless look of marble but are highly durable and low maintenance. Some great choices for kitchen countertops are Calacatta Laza, Carrera White, and Marquina Midnight. Marquina Midnight is a beautiful black quartz if you are looking for a darker countertop.

Contemporary

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Contemporary kitchens are warm and stylish. This design features clean lines and full overlay cabinets in natural wood stain. Full overlay cabinets are where no frame from the cabinet shows. This reinforces the clean lines of the design. Contemporary design focuses on horizontal lines and geometric forms which you can see in this waterfall island and the spherical lighting fixtures. Sleek, simple hardware complements the clean lines of the contemporary style. 

Contemporary Granite Choices

Granite countertops remain the favorite in Contemporary design. Natural materials are often the focus in this design style. Granite is available in a wide variety of colors and variations. You can go bold and bright, minimal, or neutral. There are many beautiful granite option choices available.  Some favorites for this design style are Viscon White, Blue Bahia, and White Orion granite countertops.

Transitional

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Transitional design is the most popular kitchen style. If your style is somewhere between Traditional and Contemporary, then Transitional is where you fit. A Transitional kitchen features elements from both styles. Usually this means sleeker cabinets and hardware, minimal accents, a neutral color palette, and natural surfaces. Both granite and quartz are wonderful selections.

Transitional Quartz Choices

Quartz, granite, and marble are all seen in transitional kitchen designs, although quartz seems to be the most popular. Kitchen islands are a key element in the transitional design style. A waterfall island is also a nice added design flair.

 

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It Is Time For Your Countertops To Be Installed!

Filed Under: Countertops  By: East Coast Granite of Charlotte on May 24, 2023

Renovating your kitchen is one of the best ways to add value to your home. Replacing your countertops is a huge part of that process and can add more value than you realize. Therefore, it is important to know what the installation process looks like and how to prepare yourself and your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing your kitchen for new countertops.

Prepare Your Space

Replacing your kitchen countertops is a construction process. Creating a clear path for easy access to your kitchen and laying down drop cloths or tarps will protect your flooring and minimize any mess. We also recommend covering the construction area’s entryway and vents to contain any dust, as well as covering any furniture in the adjacent areas.

Before Installation

After we have confirmed your installation date, we suggest you schedule a plumber and electrician for the day afterwards so they can reconnect any plumbing and wiring. Installing countertops is a construction process, and there will be some dust and noise.

For areas directly affected by installation: 

  • Create a clear path through your home for easy access to the installation area
  • Cover furniture and floors along this path
  • Remove all items from cabinets

During Installation

On installation day, our professionals will be kind, courteous and efficient. Ensure an adult over the age of 18 is present to make installation decisions, and that children and pets stay away from the area for their own safety

After Installation

Your countertop will last for years and add value to your home if properly cared for. Please review the following recommendations for what to do following your countertop installation:

  • For granite countertops we recommend a high-quality long lasting sealer. If you purchase a 25 year sealer do not use your countertops for at least 2 hrs.
  • If you haven’t already contact a professional to reconnect your plumbing and electrical.
  • We recommend in most cases using warm water, soap and a non-abrasive cloth to clean your countertops. Please take care and use a cutting board and trivets so you don’t cause any lasting damage.

The most important thing throughout this entire process is communication. If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email or phone. 

Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Types and Styles

Filed Under: Cabinets  By: East Coast Granite of Charlotte on May 15, 2023

When you type “types of cabinet” into Google, you’ll get an array of words such as “styles,” “grades,” and “types” used to describe the same thing in some places and different in others. It can be exciting to choose cabinets for your kitchen, but with so many concepts and options where do you begin? While it is great to have choices, it can be overwhelming without an understanding of all the options available and how to use them to make the kitchen of your dreams. This guide will help you understand these terms better. But remember, we do free design consultations to help you get the most out of your kitchen space!

Cabinet Quality Grades

There are three different grades of cabinets: stock, semi-custom, and custom. You should decide on your budget for your cabinets upfront before you peruse the choices available. 

Stock

Stock cabinets are a basic, economic option that are pre-sized by their manufacturer. They are mass-produced and available in fixed sizes. However, our phenomenal install team can sometimes make modifications for that custom look. These cabinets are constructed on-site. They are primarily constructed of plywood sides and backs with wood doors.  Stock cabinets offer an economic style with a beautiful design.

Semi Custom

These cabinets mark the mid-range option in price point. They have a broader selection in both style and material and allow for some size adjustment. Semi-custom cabinets usually offer a range of styles, materials, finishes, and accessories. They are one of a kind with tailored sizes. While the design possibilities are infinite, these cabinets are harder on the budget. However, you will also get exactly what you want.

Custom

On the high end, custom cabinets are completely made to order and offer the widest range of styles, materials, finishes, and accessories. They are one of a kind with tailored sizes. While design options are limitless, these are definitely high-end cabinets. 

Basic Types of Cabinets

When choosing cabinets, you’ll need to consider all the types you will need for your kitchen remodel. There are four different types of cabinets: Base, Wall, Tall, and Specialty Units.

Base Cabinet

Base cabinets are the heavy lifters of cabinetry. They provide most of the storage space and sit on the ground beneath countertops. These cabinets create new possibilities throughout the kitchen. Standard base cabinets are usually 24 inches deep and 36 inches tall. They are used as kitchen storage and islands, window seating, and bathroom vanities.

Wall Cabinet

Wall cabinets or the “upper” cabinets provide much-needed storage space above the countertops. Upper cabinetry is typically 12 inches deep. They are the most important for the remodeling process as they are the most visible and carry the looks. These cabinets have many uses beyond food storage. They can serve as entertainment centers, laundry room storage, and dish storage.

Tall Cabinet

Tall cabinets or pantry cabinets top many other cabinets in terms of height and storage. They start from the floor and extend to the ceiling and are available in sizes up to 96 inches in height. These cabinets are used for pantry and utility storage. They can give the kitchen a dramatically vertical look.

Specialty Cabinet

Specialty units are the most important for the kitchen’s functionality and design. They add square footage and organization. Specialty cabinets include corner cabinets, sink and cooktop fronts, bottle racks, and microwave base. These cabinets add function and style.

 

Cabinet Styles

There are six different types of cabinet styles that we offer: Shaker, Specialty Shaker, Maui, Raised Panel, and Glass Panel. The style of your cabinets can make a space look contemporary and chic or more traditional. Your cabinet style should always tie the look of your kitchen together.

Shaker

Shaker is the most popular style of kitchen cabinets. They have a recessed center panel with clean lines and are used in modern and traditional styles. The framing of the recessed panel with sleek lines of the full overlay door is a unique, chic design. The shaker line is available in the colors white, antique white, gray, and espresso.

Specialty Shaker

Specialty Shaker is a variation on the traditional shaker cabinet door. The specialty shaker tends to have extra detailing on the door either through double edging or extra molding. These cabinets are offered in white, french vanilla, richmond stone, and richmond white.

Maui

Our Maui cabinets are also a different take on the basic shaker door. The Maui has a larger center panel and extra detailing around the door and the drawer. The Maui is available in espresso, pebble gray, or white.

Raised Panel

The Raised Panel cabinet provides an additional dimension to the door design. The panel which is in the center of the frame is actually raised creating more depth and character. These types of cabinets also have increased amounts of molding and details that tend to look best in transitional or traditional kitchens. We offer these cabinets in Casselberry Saddle, Casselberry White, Torrance White,  Classic White and Dark Chocolate.

Glass Panel

Glass Panel cabinets can be used in most kitchen cabinet installations. A glass panel is an open framed door with a glass insert. You can include a few to show off beloved glass collectibles, or to lighten up your kitchen. Glass panel doors reflect light and can be useful in dark kitchens as well as smaller ones to create an open feel.

 

Free Estimate

If you have any questions, please consult our team of experts to receive more information. We have everything you need from cabinets to countertops. We have over 15 years years of experience and have mastered multiple kitchen styles and installations. When you are ready to design the kitchen of your dreams, contact us for a free in-home estimate!


 


 

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Countertop Template: What It Is, Why It is Important, and How to Prepare

Filed Under: Countertops  By: East Coast Granite of Charlotte on April 13, 2023

New countertops are the most important and largest investment of the kitchen remodeling process. They can radically transform any space and add significant value to your home. However, before your countertops are installed, you must go through the templating process. Here is a guide that will go through the countertop template process including what it is, why it is important, and how to prepare for your template appointment.

What is Templating?

Templating is the process of creating a template that has the exact measurements of your countertop. Without a template, the fabricator cannot accurately manufacture your countertop.

How Can You Prepare for Your Template Appointment?

There are a few things you will need to do before your template appointment:

  • Make sure your cabinets are level and secure
  • Make sure all appliances are on site
  • Remove any objects on and around your countertops
  • Locate your water cut off valve before the technicians arrive
  • Set up a temporary workspace and prepare meals ahead of time
  • Ensure an adult over the age of 18 will be present to make decisions

How is Templating Done?

On the day of your appointment, a skilled technician will arrive and remove any existing countertops to take the measurements of your cabinets. There are two options countertop fabricators use to create a template: the stick method and the digital method. The stick method entails using plastic material and hot glue or acetone to create a template. This gives the fabricator a physical outline to place on a slab and cut out your countertop. The digital method involves using a high-intensity laser that records the dimensions and sends information to a computer. At the fabrication facility, a technician adds any overhands and cutouts, the template is laid out, and the stone is cut. We use the stick method because it allows our experienced technicians to quickly customize the template on-site and add any pertinent details that the customer desires.

 HOW COUNTERTOP TEMPLATES ARE CREATED STEP-BY-STEP
Step 1A technician arrives to take measurements
Step 2They remove the existing countertop to measure the cabinets
Step 3A physical template is created using plastic material and hot glue or acetone
Step 4Any pertinent details such as overhangs, cut-outs, or customizations on the template
Step 5

The template will be laid out on the slab. Our customers can choose where to place the

 template depending on which material you choose.

Step 6Lastly, the stone is cut out using the specific measurements of your countertop

Can You Make a Countertop Template on Your Own?

For stone countertops, you must have a professional complete the templating and installation process. Having an experienced professional complete the job will ensure accuracy, which is particularly important in such a large investment. If the measurements are even a fraction incorrect, it can cause issues with your project.

What Happens Next?

After the templating process is complete, you can set up an appointment to select where to place the template on the slab. Then the stone will be cut to reflect the exact measurements drafted during the template appointment. Lastly, you can set up a day for our team to deliver and install your new countertops.

Stone countertops can add visual appeal, increase the functionality of your space, and add value to your home. If you have any questions, please consult our team of experts or another design professional. We have everything you need from countertops to cabinets. With over 15 years of experience, we’ve mastered multiple kitchen styles. When you’re ready to design the kitchen of your dreams, contact us for a free in-home estimate!

Transform Your Bathroom with These Stunning Tile Trends for 2023

Filed Under: Tile  By: East Coast Granite of Charlotte on March 30, 2023

Your bathroom is more than just a place to get ready in the morning; it's a sanctuary where you can relax, unwind, and pamper yourself. And what better way to enhance your bathroom experience than by updating your tiles? With so many exciting tile trends emerging for 2023, you can transform your bathroom into a stylish and functional space that reflects your unique taste and personality. From bold colors and geometric patterns to metallic and iridescent finishes, there's a tile trend out there that's perfect for you. In this article, we'll explore some of the most stunning tile trends for 2023 that will elevate your bathroom to the next level.

 

Bold and Bright Tile Colors

If you're tired of the same old white and beige tiles, then it's time to embrace bold and bright colors that will add a pop of personality to your bathroom. In 2023, we're seeing a resurgence of jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue, and ruby red, as well as playful pastels like blush pink, mint green, and baby blue. These colors are perfect for creating a statement wall or adding a fun accent to your shower or tub. And if you're feeling really adventurous, you can even mix and match different colors and patterns for a playful and eclectic look.

When choosing bold and bright tile colors, it's important to balance them with neutral elements like white walls, natural wood accents, or matte black fixtures. This will prevent your bathroom from looking too overwhelming or busy. Additionally, you can use color psychology to create a specific mood or atmosphere in your bathroom. For example, blue is known for its calming and soothing effects, while red is associated with passion and energy.

 

Geometric and Patterned Tiles

Another tile trend that's taking the design world by storm is geometric and patterned tiles. These tiles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from hexagons and diamonds to chevrons and Moroccan-inspired motifs. They are perfect for creating a bold and graphic statement in your bathroom, and they can be used on floors, walls, or even in the shower. One of the great things about geometric and patterned tiles is that they can be mixed and matched to create a unique and personalized look. You can use larger tiles in a neutral color as a base, and then add smaller tiles in a bold pattern for a fun and playful accent. Or, you can create a feature wall behind your vanity or bathtub with a mix of different shapes and colors.

 

Metallic and Iridescent Tiles

If you're looking for a luxurious and glamorous tile trend, then metallic and iridescent tiles are the way to go. These tiles come in a range of finishes, from shiny gold and silver to subtle rose gold and copper. They can be used as a statement wall or as an accent to add a touch of elegance to your bathroom.

One benefit of metallic and iridescent tiles is that they reflect light, which can make your bathroom feel brighter and more spacious. They can also be combined with other materials like marble, concrete, or wood to create a unique and sophisticated look.

 

Large Format Tiles

Large format tiles are perfect to create a seamless and contemporary look in your bathroom. These tiles come in a range of sizes, from 24x24 inches to 48x48 inches, and they can be used on floors, walls, and even in the shower. They are perfect for creating a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom and making it feel more open and airy. Large format tiles require fewer grout lines, which can make your bathroom feel sleeker and easier to clean. They are made of materials like porcelain, ceramic, or natural stone to create a unique and customized look.

 

Textured Tiles

To add a touch of depth and dimension to your bathroom, then textured tiles are the way to go. These tiles come in a variety of finishes, from matte and rough to glossy and smooth. They are perfect for creating a tactile and sensory experience in your bathroom and adding a touch of personality to your space.

One of the great things about textured tiles is that they can be used in a variety of shapes and sizes to create a unique and customized look. You can use textured tiles in a herringbone pattern for a classic and timeless look, or in a random pattern for a more playful and eclectic look. Additionally, you can combine different textures to create a layered and interesting look.

 

 

Wood-Look Tiles

If you love the look of wood but don't want to deal with the maintenance and moisture issues, then wood-look tiles are the perfect solution. These tiles come in a variety of finishes, from light and natural to dark and rustic. They are perfect for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your bathroom and adding a touch of nature to your space. Wood-look tiles can be used in a variety of patterns and layouts to create a unique and personalized look. Additionally, you can combine them with other materials like concrete or stone to create a modern and industrial look. If you have a traditional or rustic-style bathroom, you may want to opt for a more natural and textured finish. If you have a modern or industrial-style bathroom, you can go for a more sleek and uniform finish.

 

 

Choosing the Right Tile for Your Bathroom

With so many exciting tile trends to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which one is right for your bathroom. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect tile for your space:

  • Consider the overall style and aesthetic of your bathroom. If you have a modern and minimalistic bathroom, you may want to opt for a more sleek and uniform tile. On the other hand, if you have a vintage or bohemian-style bathroom, you can go for a more eclectic and playful tile.
  • Think about the size and scale of your bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, you may want to opt for smaller tiles to avoid overwhelming the space. On the other hand, if you have a large bathroom, you can go for bigger tiles to create a sense of grandeur.
  • Consider the maintenance and durability of the tile. If you have a high-traffic bathroom or kids and pets, you may want to opt for a more durable and easy-to-clean tile. On the other hand, if you have a low-traffic bathroom or want a more luxurious look, you can go for a more delicate and high-maintenance tile.
  • Don't be afraid to mix and match different tiles to create a unique and personalized look. Just make sure to balance bold and neutral elements to avoid overwhelming the space.

 

Installation Considerations for Bathroom Tiles

Once you've chosen the perfect tile for your bathroom, it's important to consider the installation process. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Hire a professional tile installer who has experience with bathroom installations. This will ensure that your tiles are installed correctly and will last for years to come.
  • Make sure your installer is well-trained in waterproofing procedures and uses high-quality adhesives, grout, and epoxy. At East Coast Granite our installers use the best materials to guarantee your project will last.
  • Consider the layout and pattern of your tiles. Make sure to plan your layout and pattern ahead of time to avoid mistakes and ensure a seamless and cohesive look.
  • Consider the maintenance and cleaning of your tiles. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintaining your tiles to ensure that they stay looking great for years to come.

 

Conclusion

Your bathroom is an important space that deserves to be treated with care and attention to detail. With so many exciting tile trends for 2023, you can transform your bathroom into a stylish and functional oasis that reflects your unique taste and personality. From bold colors and geometric patterns to metallic and iridescent finishes, there are plenty of exciting options to choose from that will suit any taste and budget. Just remember to choose the right tile for your space, and hire a professional installer to ensure a seamless and long-lasting installation. Happy bathroom remodeling!

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Why a Tile Backsplash is a Must-Have in Your Kitchen: 5 Benefits You Can't Ignore

Filed Under: Tile  By: East Coast Granite of Charlotte on March 30, 2023

As someone who loves cooking, I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It's where I spend most of my time, whipping up delicious meals for my family and friends. That's why I always make sure that my kitchen is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. One way to achieve this is by installing a tile backsplash. In this article, I will discuss the benefits of having a tile backsplash in your kitchen and why it's a must-have.

 

The Benefits of a Tile Backsplash in Your Kitchen

Benefit #1: Protection from Moisture and Stains

Cooking can get messy, especially when you're making sauces and frying foods. Splatters and spills are inevitable, and they can leave stains on your kitchen walls. A tile backsplash provides a protective layer against moisture and stains, keeping your walls looking clean and new. Tiles are made of durable materials such as ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone, which can withstand high levels of humidity and heat. Moreover, you can easily wipe off any spills or splatters without damaging the tiles.

Benefit #2: Easy to Clean and Maintain

Cleaning your kitchen can be a daunting task, but with a tile backsplash, it's much easier. Tiles are non-porous, which means they don't absorb moisture or food particles. As a result, you can clean them with a damp cloth or sponge and some mild detergent. Additionally, tiles are resistant to mold and mildew, so you don't have to worry about any unpleasant odors or health hazards.

Benefit #3: Adds Aesthetic Appeal and Value to Your Home

A tile backsplash can transform the look of your kitchen, making it more stylish and modern. Tiles come in a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns, allowing you to create a unique design that reflects your personality and taste. You can choose a classic subway tile or go for a bold and vibrant mosaic. Whatever your preference, a tile backsplash can add aesthetic appeal and value to your home. In fact, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders, a tile backsplash is one of the top features that homebuyers look for in a kitchen.

Benefit #4: Versatile Design Options to Fit Any Style

Tiles offer endless design possibilities, making them suitable for any style of kitchen. If you have a traditional or farmhouse-style kitchen, you can opt for a rustic or textured tile that complements the wood cabinets and countertops. For a more contemporary look, you can choose a sleek and glossy tile that adds a touch of sophistication. Additionally, you can mix and match different tiles to create a unique and personalized design that suits your style.

Benefit #5: Cost-Effective Upgrade

A tile backsplash is a cost-effective upgrade that can enhance the look and function of your kitchen without breaking the bank. Compared to other renovation projects a tile backsplash is relatively affordable. Moreover, it’s relatively easy to replace any damaged tiles without disrupting the entire backsplash. You can simply remove the crack tile, replace it, and re-grout it in place.


 

 

Types of Tile Backsplash Materials and Designs

When it comes to choosing a tile backsplash, there are several materials and designs to choose from. Here are some of the most popular options:

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are a popular choice for backsplashes due to their durability and affordability. They come in a wide range of colors and patterns, making them suitable for any style of kitchen. Additionally, ceramic tiles are easy to clean and maintain, making them ideal for busy homeowners.

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are similar to ceramic tiles but are denser and more durable. They are resistant to scratches, chips, and stains, making them ideal for high-traffic areas such as kitchens. Porcelain tiles come in various sizes and styles, including textured and matte finishes.

Natural Stone Tiles

Natural stone tiles, such as marble, granite, and travertine, add a luxurious and elegant touch to any kitchen. They are durable and resistant to heat and scratches, making them ideal for cooking and food preparation. However, they require more maintenance compared to ceramic or porcelain tiles.

Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic tiles are small tiles that come in different shapes and colors. They can be used to create intricate patterns and designs, adding a unique and personalized touch to your kitchen. Mosaic tiles are ideal for accent walls or as a border around your backsplash.

 

A tile backsplash is a must-have in your kitchen due to its numerous benefits. When choosing a tile backsplash, consider the material and design that best suits your style and needs. Whether you opt for ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, or mosaic tiles, a tile backsplash can transform your kitchen into a stylish and functional space.

So, if you're planning to renovate your kitchen or simply want to upgrade its look, consider installing a tile backsplash. It's an investment that will pay off in the long run, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

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5 Reasons To Design Kitchens With Shaker Cabinets

Filed Under: Cabinets  By: East Coast Granite of Charlotte on April 13, 2023

Shaker cabinets are one of the best choices for timeless kitchen design. These cabinets are a versatile design choice, working well for transitional, contemporary, modern, or traditional designs. Shaker style emphasizes simplicity and functionality.

1. Timeless Style

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Shaker cabinets create a modern, clean, inviting style. These cabinets will not go out of style. Shaker cabinets have been popular since the mid 18th century when the Protestant sect named Shakers created them. The understated elegance and versatility can explain their ongoing popularity.

2. Classic White Shaker

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White kitchens continue to be popular with homeowners. Shaker cabinets are a popular choice for all kitchen styles. The clean lines and sleek design make these cabinets an excellent choice for contemporary and modern design. Stainless steel appliances and modern decorative accents complement white Shaker cabinets well. However, they can just as easily be used with a traditional classic kitchen style. Adding the right countertops and hardware can definitely give Shaker cabinets a more traditional feel.

3. Shaker Cabinets Pair Well with Statement Countertops

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The sleek design of shaker cabinets complement a more engaging statement piece for your countertop. The key is to find the right balance between the two design elements. You do not want your cabinets and countertops to be competing for visual interest. Open shelving is also an excellent design element to pair with Shaker cabinets.

 

4. Easy to Clean

Cleaning Shaker Cabinets

Cabinets with embellished detail are beautiful, however they can be a cleaning nightmare. The simplistic design of Shaker cabinets mean they attract less dust and grime, making them easier to clean. To clean your Shaker cabinets use a mild cleaner and a damp cloth to wipe down.

5. Simple, Calming Design

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Shaker cabinets are built with a flat center panel with square edges and minimal detailing. This is a practical design with clean symmetry. This type of design creates a visual calming effect. If you are looking to create a low-stress environment, Shaker cabinets are a great choice.

 

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Kitchen Cabinet Color Trends

Filed Under: Cabinets  By: East Coast Granite of Charlotte on March 30, 2023

Looking to update your kitchen cabinets but not sure what to choose? Whether you are interested in a deep color choice or something more neutral there is an option for everyone. Take a look at what is trending in 2023.

Espresso Cabinets

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Espresso kitchen cabinets are quickly becoming one of of the hottest design trends. Espresso cabinets are a sophisticated shade of dark wood that can create a modern feel with a timeless touch. One of the great things about Espresso kitchen cabinets is that they can stand alone or be paired with a lighter kitchen island for contrast to create a two tone kitchen design. If you want a rich, elegant look in your kitchen or bathroom, then Espresso cabinets are a great choice.

 

Green Cabinets

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Green cabinets have become all the rage, adding a spark of color and interest to your space. All shades of green are appearing in kitchens, from blue-green, hunter green, sage green, to a calm light green. Green can add personality and an unexpected beauty to your kitchen.  Greens are also a very earthy organic color that can go well with a rustic or farmhouse design.

 

Gray Cabinets

Dove Gray Shaker Kitchen Cabinets with IslandGray kitchen cabinets have come a long way from their “blah” reputation.  Gray kitchen cabinets give a since of sophistication to your kitchen while still maintaining a clean design. Gray cabinets offer a balance of warmth and neutrality. Gray works well with virtually any countertop or design style. The neutral hue is a timeless choice so it won't go out of style in a few years.

 

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Blue Cabinets

One of today’s hottest trends is the use of blue cabinets in kitchens. Blue can be used for its calming effects, and the feeling of harmony it brings to those in a room. This color has proven to be popular in kitchens and bathrooms alike, given its bold yet versatile appearance. Light blue tones can bring energy to a space while navy blue finishes are best for traditional, conservative kitchen designs. You will often see blue cabinets used in two tone kitchen cabinet designs as well.

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