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Manufacturer Spotlight: Elkay Cabinetry

Manufacturer Spotlight: Elkay Cabinetry

Your home’s look and feel can change dramatically with only a few aesthetic upgrades. For example, new paint color, different carpeting, or a new tile floor can transform rooms, making them feel brand new. In addition to flooring, another small change that can have a dramatic effect is cabinetry. Different stains, hardware features, and accents make for a significant addition to your home. So, if you’re ready for something new in your kitchen or bath, Elkay Cabinetry’s seven distinct cabinet looks offer all the options you need.
Manufacturer Spotlight: Elkay Cabinetry

Family-Owned for Almost a Century

Elkay Cabinetry was founded in 1920 by a father and son in Chicago and is still based in the Midwestern United States. Their company has over 3,500 employees, and they take pride in the quality of their work over the past 90-plus years. Initially started as a sink and faucet provider, Elkay soon expanded to cabinetry, becoming a one-stop shop for commercial and residential kitchen and bath needs.

Brands You Can Trust

Elkay Cabinetry has 7 different cabinetry brands. This diverse set of offerings allows Elkay to offer their customers flexibility in cabinetry solutions, as well as price points perfect for any budget. Most importantly, Elkay Cabinetry is made from the highest quality products and certified by the following organizations: Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Environmental Stewardship Program, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Their cabinetry brands include:

Each cabinet brand offers its own unique set of styles, from different stains and finishes to hardware and door designs. So no matter your aesthetic, there is an Elkay Cabinet perfect for you.

Proud Partner of Go Mobile Flooring

Go Mobile Flooring is proud to partner with outstanding providers like Elkay Cabinetry. By working closely with quality vendors, we’re able to offer customers in Tampa Bay a complete interior design solution. To find out how to incorporate beautiful Elkay Cabinetry in your home, please contact Go Mobile Flooring today for a free quote.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Mid Continent Cabinetry

Manufacturer Spotlight: Mid Continent Cabinetry

At Go Mobile Flooring, we know we’re only as good as the brand partners we work with. That’s why, it is our goal to bring the highest quality and most sustainable decor options to all of our customers. In this light, we’re proud to carry Mid Continent Cabinetry. Founded in 1966 in a small Minnesota town, Mid Continent Cabinetry is recognized today as an industry leader in cabinet making. The company is also the fifth largest cabinet maker in the United States.

Manufacturer Spotlight: Mid Continent Cabinetry

Sustainable and Sleek

Mid Continent Cabinetry has a long history of producing sustainable goods that leave minimal impact on the environment. In fact, they have even recently partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 10,000 trees over the course of a year! Committed to reducing deforestation, Mid Continent Cabinetry strives to excel in the following areas:

  • Everyday Responsibility
  • Renewable Materials
  • Environmental Stewardship

Social consciousness and beautiful cabinets too!

A Different Approach to Environmental Responsibility

Mid Continent Cabinetry employs a variety of methods to reduce their impact on the environment. By having employees work four 10-hour days instead of five 8-hour days, they are helping to reduce greenhouse gasses. All of their wood is purchased from domestic managed forests that are committed to reforestation. And all of their cardboard packaging is 100 percent sustainable. Over the last three years, Mid Continent Cabinetry has purchased 6,400 tons of recycled packaging, saving more than 100,000 trees.

Home Decor You Can Feel Good About

Mid Continent Cabinetry is committed to using sustainable materials and employing the old recycling adage of “reduce, reuse, recycle.” Customers can rest assured they are purchasing finely crafted cabinetry at little detriment to the environment.

Go Mobile Flooring services the Tampa Bay area, taking our mobile showroom directly to our customers. In addition to hardwood, tile, and laminate flooring, Go Mobile Flooring is also proud to help customers re-imagine their kitchens. Working with partners like Mid Continent Cabinetry makes it easy.

Call Go Mobile Flooring today to find out how you can get our mobile showroom to stop in your neighborhood! You can also call to schedule a free measurement so you can start making your home redecoration dreams a reality.

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Modern Cabinetry

Today there are many options to consider when you decide to upgrade your kitchen with modern cabinetry. If you watch any of the popular TV shows about restoring, renovating, flipping, or purchasing homes, you will notice how quickly the customers react when they view the kitchen of a potential new home. Often the first thing they react to is the type of cabinets in the kitchen and say things like, “that needs to go,” “that is so the ’80’s,” “that’s too gaudy,” etc.

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“Modern” means different things to different people, possibly to all people. Remember that when people react to out-dated cabinets from a past era, at the time of installation they were probably the most modern and trending looks.  It usually has to do with time. That’s why it is important to think in terms of TIMELESS qualities.

To help you think this through, consider these five aspects: styles, colors, materials, functionality, and costs.

Modern Cabinetry STYLES

Style is a very subjective thing. You have to decide what is appealing and beautiful in your home. After all, you and your family are the people using the kitchen and the cabinets every day. If you want modern cabinetry in your home, be sure the style fits the appliances and the rest of the decor in the room. If you achieve that, you will be happy.

Modern Kitchens are stylish and bold. They can be described as minimalist, and geometric.
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Modern Cabinetry COLORS

There is nothing worse than gaudy, bright colors when it comes to cabinets. Having said that, there are still many options when it comes to color, tint, grain, texture, and sheen. As you consider what sort of modern cabinetry is best for your home, takes these into consideration.

Modern Cabinetry MATERIALS

Is real wood important to you? Or is wood something you want to avoid. Options for the materials in modern cabinetry include wood, laminate, steel, polymer glass, high-gloss, and matte surfaces.

Modern Cabinetry FUNCTIONALITY

Obviously your modern cabinetry is supposed to serve a purpose. It’s not just there for aesthetic reasons; the kitchen is not just a room for modern sculptures. I know a young woman who had a beautiful apartment with very stylish cabinets. They slanted upwards and looked very cool. One slight problem – the dishes could only be placed on the top shelf nearly out of her reach.

So it makes sense to inventory your cooking needs and the utensils you keep. Consider where you will store the dishes, silverware, pots, pans, etc. A wise person thinks ahead!

Modern Cabinetry COSTS

It goes without saying that pure oak cabinets will cost much more than cabinets made from composite materials. Steel or glass might be even more of an investment. So as you compare and contrast, be sure to know the dimensions (Height, Width, Depth) to figure out the cubic volume (HxWxD). This may seem trivial, but it’s better than finding later that there is no place to put your pots. Know the placement and know the installation prices. Specialized fitting could add to the cost of your upgrade.

Imagine a gorgeous kitchen with sleek lines and spacious storage. Envision it as one of the most desirable areas in your home. And don’t forget that modern cabinetry can be one of the best choices you make to add to the value (and re-sale value) of your home. You’ll surely enjoy making a delicious meal for your family in that room. Oh yeah – and what fun it will be to sit down to eat together with a view of your new cabinets!

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Refreshing Your Kitchen With Awesome Cabinet Upgrades

Refreshing your kitchen with awesome cabinet upgrades is a wise investment. Since the kitchen is one of the most used spaces in your home, it ought to be one of the best kept-up and upgraded areas as well. Cabinets do have a range of costs but regardless of how much you spend, it will always yield a profitable return.  As our name implies, we can bring our showroom to you. We can stand alongside you and be your advocate in making the best decision for your home upgrade. Our field professionals are highly trained and well equipped to serve you in this way.

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Refreshing your kitchen with awesome cabinet upgrades is EFFICIENT

The kitchen is where you prepare food, talk, visit, share a cup of coffee, and in many homes where you eat your meals. It makes a home your favorite place to enjoy food and fellowship. Hence, you do a lot of things and use a lot of tools in the kitchen. You spend a great deal of time in the kitchen. It needs to be as nice as you can make it, and it needs to offer a lot of space to put things. Cabinets are where you put the tools and kitchen ware. If the cabinets are done right and well thought out, it makes the area more comfortable and practical for living. If the cabinets are too small, incorrectly placed, or too high, it reduces the enjoyment level of the living space. Again, this is a reason our professionals can help you as you plan ahead. Our goal is to help you enjoy your kitchen as much as possible.

Refreshing your kitchen with awesome cabinet upgrades makes your home more BEAUTIFUL

These are the four basic types of cabinets:

Base. Standard base cabinets are 24 inches deep and 36 inches tall. Depth may be increased up to 27 inches on some semi-custom and custom applications. For ease of use, base cabinetry rests atop a four-inch recessed riser called a toe kick.

Wall. Upper cabinetry is generally 12 inches deep but can be increased to 17 inches on some semi-custom and custom applications.

Tall. Tall cabinets are typically 83.5 inches in height, serving as pantry space and broom storage.

Specialty Units. Specialty units maximize square footage and organization efforts. They include corner cabinets, sink/cooktop fronts, suspended units, hutches, bottle racks and appliance garages. An 18-inch backsplash creates usable workspace between countertops and the bottom edge of upper cabinets.    HGTV

There is a plethora of options when considering cabinet upgrades. They can have face-frame construction with the solid wood frame visible around the doors and drawers. Some may have crown molding, and styles can be offered to match any kitchen perfectly. We do made-to-order custom designs to assure the best combination in your home.

Refreshing your kitchen with awesome cabinet upgrades adds VALUE to your home and increases the resale strength

Your home kitchen is a special room that brings you comfort and nourishment every single day. Upgrading it is a wise thing to do. It’s worth it. But when the time comes to move, as it usually does, isn’t it encouraging to know the kitchen might turn out to be the most important feature that secures the highest price on the market? Yes, that is encouraging to know.

Best Matches for Grout, Color and Texture

Best Matches for Grout, Color and Texture

As mundane as it sounds, the workman’s terms for beautiful flooring needs to be considered. Grout, color, texture and other terms, if understood, will help you pick the best over-all flooring. Let’s examine the basics to better understand how they all work together.

Let’s think about GROUT.

Here is a basic definition for this weird sounding material:

Grout is a particularly fluid form of concrete used to fill gaps. It is used in construction to embed rebars in masonry walls, connect sections of pre-cast concrete, fill voids, and seal joints such as those between tiles.    – Wikipedia

Grout comes in and can be mixed to different consistencies depending on the application. Experienced tradesmen know how to carefully and quickly get the job done.

Let’s think about COLOR.

The great news is that grout comes in any color. In fact, you can have it colored to match your tiles, cabinets, or any other feature in the room. It would seem that this is the easiest feature to decide upon, but it still requires a professional eye. Anyone can tell you of a neighbor that painted their house fluorescent green because they love that color. But is that really the right choice to paint a house? Same goes for cars and floors!

Let’s think about TEXTURE.

Texture is one of those tricky features that you may not notice up close or at a glance but often has a drastic effect from a distance. If your selected room is modern with polished veneers, a smooth floor with shiny tiles may be perfect. If the room is rustic with a natural look, you may prefer to have rough flooring stones installed. Of course the three features we are discussing (grout, color, texture) need to compliment one another.

In SUMMARY:

Imagine how grout, color, texture and other features relate to each other. It has been said that there is no wrong answer, but in design that’s really not true. Professional installers and designers have the expertise you need to make the best choices for your space. Personal preferences sometimes are best trumped by options that elevate the over-all appeal of the room and of course the resale ability.

If resale value and general appeal doesn’t matter, then you have the freedom to mix and match grout, color, texture and any additional components you prefer. After all, it is the space you live or work in. Do what you want!

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Backsplash for the Bathroom

Adding backsplash in your bathroom is important because water tends to cause damage when it is allowed to sit or soak into materials. The purpose of backsplash is to avoid water damage to materials on walls or cabinets.

There are several good reasons to install backsplash around your bathroom sinks, showers, and tubs.

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Backsplash Preserves the Walls

We all know how water can ruin walls or cabinets. Paint helps, but in most cases it is not enough. The simple step to add a backsplash will provide greater protection.

Backsplashing the Sink

Around the Sink

Backsplash is an Upgrade

Many things contribute to the value of your home. Often small things add much more value to your home than they cost to install. It’s worth the small expense and a little of your time to backsplash your bathrooms.

Backsplashing the Tub

Around the Tub

Backsplash is Affordable

If your home is newly constructed, it is likely the builders already installed backsplash in the bathrooms and kitchen.  But often the areas needing protection are merely painted. You need to determine whether or not this upgrade is necessary. Fear not! The cost and is very low, and the labor is minimal.

The cost and effort associated with installing side backsplash pieces are minimal. All you need to do to install countertop backsplash is apply a little adhesive to the back of the backsplash pieces and press them in place up against the wall.

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The large home improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot carry everything you need to successfully complete this project. Also there is an abundance of YouTube videos showing step-by-step instructions on how to do it. The effort will pay for itself two-fold: it will add beauty to your home, and it will increase the value of your home. Go for it!

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Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2014

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Some of hottest kitchen remodeling trends.

It’s the warm, beating heart of your home. It’s a source of fuel, fun, and forgotten nights. Whenever you have a party, people always crowd into it. It’s your kitchen, and don’t you think it’s time it got a facelift? Whether you’re thinking a new fixture or an all out gutting, here are some of the hottest kitchen remodeling trends for 2014.

Open and glass-front cabinets. Many homeowners are switching their solid cabinet doors for glass or ditching them all together. This can make the kitchen seem bigger and more open. It also encourages you to pare down your kitchen wares, leaving only the great-looking pieces you need. You might need to upgrade your china, too!

Darker colors. A lot of kitchen remodelers are going for sleeker, more refined looks by getting black countertops or using much darker paint for their kitchen walls. By making the surfaces darker, you can foreground your fixtures, appliances, and even your meals, since they will stand out against the darkness. Presentation is important.

Camouflaged Appliances. Also in the interest of sleek modernity, some kitchen designers are predicting that more people will build-in appliances and have them match the counters and cabinets, creating a more unified, consistent look.

Brass. Everything old is new again. Many homeowners are embracing the retro-urban trend and using old, dented brass accents on their cabinets. Done correctly, these can add a fun, bohemian vibe to your kitchen.

Sustainability. Sometimes it can be a meaningless buzzword, but lots of homeowners are realizing that renewable materials can help their wallets along with their style. Materials like bamboo are sustainable, while also being quite beautiful. Bamboo flooring is low-maintenance, water-resistant, and not as fatigue-inducing as stone.

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Selecting the Right Kitchen Cabinets

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Having a great kitchen is all about choosing the right kitchen cabinets.

As an often high traffic, multi-purpose space, kitchens not only provide us with a room that inspires cooking, but a room in which many great things happen. From friendly conversations to lively family gatherings, the kitchen does it all. So naturally, we want our kitchens to be as charming and inviting as they are lovely. Having a great kitchen is all about choosing the right kitchen cabinets.

Cabinet Types

There are three basic types of cabinetry and each offer a unique advantage.

• Custom cabinets can be made to your taste, can match any color and have almost no style or fit limitations. However, custom cabinetry comes at a steeper price.

• The other types—semi-custom and stock cabinetry, have more limitations when it comes to style and fit, but can cost significantly less than a custom job.

Wood Finish

If you are going for a classic feel and working with wood, consider three important details: type, color and grain. Wood types can be classified as hard (think oak, hickory, maple or cherry) or soft (such as pine, spruce, or cedar). Grain and color will depend on the type of wood—cherry, for example, is well known for its reddish-brown finish which darkens over time.

Keep in mind that there are many great options for wood types that are beautiful and reasonably priced. Which wood type you choose will depend on your budget, how often the cabinets will be used and the overall look you plan for your kitchen, so consider it carefully.

Kitchens are the heart of every home and great cabinetry is at the heart of every great kitchen. Taking the time to work out a budget, packing yourself with  information and carefully considering your options will pay great dividends when you’re standing in the beautiful new kitchen of your dreams.

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Modern Kitchen Cabinet Styles

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choosing the right cabinetry will make all the difference.

As a high-traffic, multipurpose space, the kitchen is the hub of every home. Naturally, we wish our kitchen to be elegant, inviting and also to display our individual sense of style. If you’re looking to give your kitchen a look that expresses your modern flair, choosing the right cabinetry will make all the difference. Here are a few cabinet style tips to ensure you get the modern kitchen look you’ve always wanted.

Think Frameless – Your cabinetry should set the mood; the consistent spacing and sleek design of a full-overlay, frameless cabinet construction is exactly what you want in a modern kitchen. Given its overall industrial feel, the modern look relies heavily on the inherent beauty and blending of natural materials; when choosing materials for your cabinetry and overall kitchen space, opt for natural materials such wood, metal and semi-opaque glass.
Clear the air – The key to modern style is minimalism. In a modern kitchen, your cabinetry integrates with appliances to create a uniform, sleek and simple look. Modern kitchens make the most of the space; you’ll want to consider the layout and plan accordingly for storage. Kick drawers underneath the cabinetry, for example, can provide added storage without disrupting your design ambitions.

Horizontal Lines – You want your cabinet style to create plenty of horizontal lines that flow through and open the room. Think cabinets with horizontal grooves or a horizontal grain finish. You can accent horizontal themes by adding cabinet hardware the full length of the drawers and doors.

Less is more – In keeping with the modern minimalist theme, you’ll want to keep ornamentation to a minimum for a clean, fresh look that is striking and sharp. In modern kitchens your cabinetry, appliances and accents (such as a marble-finish island for example) are often all the décor you need to keep things striking and chic.

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Monthly Manufacturer Spotlight: Designers Choice Cabinetry

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Designers Choice Cabinetry, beautiful cabinetry for any home

When you choose Designers Choice Cabinetry, you are not only selecting a customizable storage solution for your home, but you are choosing American-made cabinetry produced in-house, right here in the United States.

At Designers Choice Cabinetry, located in Rockledge, Florida, they understand the need for storage in today’s homes. Whether you wish to redesign your kitchen or unclutter your closet, Designer’s Choice Cabinetry has a solution to meet your goals. With thousands of options to choose from including door designs, material, stains and even hinge location, they help to take the hassle out of kitchen design by offering 3D layouts for our customer’s visualization.

Designers Choice Cabinetry’s production staff of 160+ employees uses computer driven equipment to plane, cut and mould doors, rails, center panels and other cabinetry profiles from select lumber produced in the southeastern and northeastern United States. These wood products, constructed from Maple, Oak or Cherry hardwoods, come in a variety of designs and stains so you have endless options to give your home a unique appeal.

While their wood cabinetry products make up 90% of our Rockledge factory’s volume, Designers Choice Cabinetry also offers 20+ styles of foil and melamine doors to ensure you find the look you want in a budget that fits. These doors are available in a variety of laminate finishes ranging from matte white to woodgrains.

They sell our American-made cabinetry through kitchen cabinet dealers in a 30-state network and employ our own fleet of trucks to ship our fully assembled cabinets to these states including Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.

Because they take pride in the quality of our work, shipments made outside of these states are shipped using a contracted furniture shipper who exclusively ships cabinets for Designers Choice Cabinetry. They strive for 100% dealer and customer satisfaction and we employ a full team of customer service representatives standing by to take care of all of your needs.

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