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2019 Kitchen Cabinets Trends

2019 Kitchen Cabinets Trends

WHAT IS IN FOR KITCHEN CABINETS IN 2019-2020?

LESS IS MORE. EMBRACE OPENESS AND GET RID OF THOSE UPPER CABINETS

The hottest trend in kitchens around Europe and Asia is the minimalistic kitchen. Simple and clean is stepping hard in the Home and Gardening World.  As Tamara Grant states on Destined Dream “A slow quiet trend that’s been quickly gaining speed in the last couple of years is the no upper cabinet trend. But as the minimalist movement takes shape, [she is] seeing clients wanting their spaces to appear as clean as possible. The best way to achieve an openness is to eliminate those upper cabinets.”  EuroCucina 2018 Show, one of the top influencers in the kitchen world, highlighted this trend.  Many of the kitchens shown during the event were bare of upper cabinets. Homeowners, started to fall in love with open shelving concepts

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Is this type of kitchen a good choice for your kitchen remodelling?

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Many kitchen renovations in Vancouver are following this European trend. These type of open kitchens increases storage and homeowners can determine what is available at their disposal.  Open Shelves kitchens are warm and welcoming to guests since it makes any kitchen look brighter and open.  Many of our Kitchen Remodelings in Vancouver’s residences are opting for open shelves kitchen cabinets. Vancouver’s homeowners find these types of kitchens to be much cleaner, easier to organize and inexpensive.  There are many ways we can achieve this effect; you can find inspiration in Instagram since this one of the most popular kitchen styles or you can talk to one of our designers at any of our locations.

If you are not ready to make such a big commitment, you can test trial the open shelving concept. Just remove your current kitchen cabinet doors (you can always put the cabinets doors  back as long as you do not loose or damage them). Though  we do recommend homeowners to visit Century Cabinets and Countertops showrooms to see a examples.  Come, visit and ask our experts about this type of kitchens we are more than happy to help you out.

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The Benefits of Quartz Countertops

The Benefits of Quartz Countertops

One of the most important design elements when renovating your kitchen is the type of countertop you choose. Although there many different options on the market, one popular material for countertops that we recommend considering is quartz. This material combines the beauty of natural stone, the durability of solid surface materials and the variety of colour and style available with laminate. Keep reading to learn more about why you should think about choosing quartz for your kitchen counters.

What are quartz countertops?

While you’d expect quartz countertops to be made of natural stone like granite counters, they’re actually man-made. Natural quartz and waste rock from quarries are crushed or pulverized and mixed with various polymer resins and pigments to create a very hard and resistant material. The end result is a slab that’s between 90 and 94 per cent quartz and other kinds of natural rock.

The look of a slab of quartz depends on how much the natural quartz was ground up and the colour of the resin it was mixed with. When the quartz is ground very finely, the final slab can be uniform in colour or mixed to mimic the look of natural stone. Sometimes materials like recycled glass, ceramic and silica are included in the mix to add a little extra sparkle or other interesting characteristics. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to the appearance of quartz. No matter your style, you’ll be able to find a quartz counter to match.

Olympica's Kitchen Cabinets with waterfall quartz countertop in a Vancouver Residence

Why quartz?

Quartz is one of the top choices for countertops in Vancouver because it combines beauty with durability. Because of the resin it’s made with, a quartz countertop is non-porous, meaning that it doesn’t need to be regularly sealed like granite or marble. It also resists stains, so there’s no need to worry if someone spills red wine on your new white counter. Furthermore, because the material is man-made and not natural stone, it’s a more predictable material to work with and will have few imperfections. 

When you renovate your kitchen with Century Cabinets & Countertops, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of quartz countertops from well-known brands like Ceasarstone, Silestone, HanStone, Diresco, Zodiaq and CanStone. We have five locations in and around Vancouver to help you make the right choice. Call the location closest to you to start building your dream kitchen.

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Selecting the Right Cabinet Hardware for Your Kitchen

Selecting the Right Cabinet Hardware for Your Kitchen

Once you’ve decided on the main design elements for your kitchen renovation, it’s time to think about the small things. The hardware you choose for your cabinets and drawers is what make a good design great. Century Cabinets and Countertops in Vancouver has some tips for making your kitchen pop.

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Handles and Hinges

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The first detail you should think about is what you’ll use to open and close your cabinets and drawers. There are two basic types of handle seen in Vancouver kitchens, which can be mixed and matched to create all kinds of looks and styles: 

  1. Knobs: these attach to your cabinet or drawer with one screw and work best for cabinets, though they can also be used for smaller drawers. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours to match your style.
  2. Pulls: these are attached with two screws and come in a variety of lengths and finishes. They work well on drawers and cabinets and can be made to look modern or classic, depending on their length, shape and colour. One type of pull is a cup pull, which is enclosed on top and usually shaped like a half moon—a great choice if you’re going for a classic or shaker aesthetic. 

If you’re looking to keep your kitchen ultra modern and sleek, go for a spring mechanism. With no handle at all, it just takes a little push to open and close your cabinets. 

 If your cabinets have visible hinges, make sure to match their look and finish to the handles you’ve chosen. 

Matching Cabinet Hardware to Your Appliances

While it’s not necessary for the finish of your cabinet hardware to exactly match the look of your appliances or faucet, it’s important that they complement each other. You want to make sure everything looks like it belongs together. Don’t be afraid to mix metals—if your faucet has a brushed nickel finish and your appliances are stainless steel, think about an oil-rubbed bronze, aluminum or matte black finish for your hardware.

Olympica's Urban Sugar Brown Kitchen Cabinets

Organizers

You may already use a utensil insert, but there are other items available to save space and keep your kitchen organized. You can use mug hooks under your cabinets near your coffee maker or canisters for dry goods to keep your pantry organized. If you’re storing your dishes in a drawer instead of a cupboard, make sure you have peg organizers to keep them from shifting every time you open the drawer. Finding the right hooks, canisters and organizers can be a great way to personalize your kitchen and help create the aesthetic you’re going for. 

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If you’re thinking about designing or updating your kitchen cabinets, we can help. Call us today to request a quote. 

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Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

Whether you’re planning a full home renovation or just want to replace a few strategic elements of your kitchen, the in-house interior design experts at Century Cabinets & Counter Tops can offer you advice on the latest in kitchen countertops, cabinets, closets and flooring. Some trends have meteoric rises and are forgotten just as quickly, while others stand the test of time. It can be exhausting to sort through it all trying to find what’s right for your Vancouver kitchen. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the five trends you should pay the most attention to in 2018.

1. To wood or not to wood?
It seems that people are divided on the subject of wood this year. While some want a rustic, homey feel that uses a lot of simply treated wood, others want to banish it from the kitchen entirely, opting for non-wood materials, even for their kitchen cabinets. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but in terms of trends, there doesn’t seem to be a middle ground these days.

2. Mixing materials
Whether you want a classic or modern feel to your kitchen, one way to add interest to even the simplest kitchen lately has been to mix unusual materials together. You’ll see a lot of harsh, industrial metal embellishments on simple wood cabinets in high-end kitchens these days, for example. It can be a great way to make your home feel unique without having to go overboard.

3. Everything can be lit
New LED lighting is an easy way to get lights where it would have been impractical to put them before. You can even put them in your cabinets to help you see when you’re looking for a late-night snack. It’s an easy way to modernize your home without having to do a full renovation.

4. Open concept is still in
No walls separating kitchen from living areas, large kitchen islands, lots of countertops or simple cabinets that keep clutter hidden! Open-concept kitchens have been popular for some time, and it looks like that trend will continue in stylish Vancouver homes.

5. Space-efficiency
The kitchen is returning to its place as the centre of people’s homes. That means we’re not just prizing comfort, but also functionality. The kitchen is where the food is made, the family dinners are eaten and the kids do their homework. That’s why more space-saving accessories have been popular these days, such as multi-layer shelving in kitchen cabinets.

At Century Cabinets & Counter Tops, we offer a wide variety of kitchen solutions to the Vancouver area. If you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen and need a few tips, we have in-house interior designers on staff that can point you in the right direction. Contact us today to find out how easy it is to have the kitchen of your dreams.

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What Countertop is Right for Your Home

What Countertop is Right for Your Home

When it comes to choosing bathroom and kitchen countertops for your Vancouver or Greater Vancouver area home, the number of options available can be overwhelming. With so many different materials and finishes available, there are hundreds of possibilities to choose from. So which material is best? Let’s review the pros and cons of five common countertop materials:

1. Marble 

  • Pros: Marble is an elegant choice for any countertop. It comes in a range of colours and finishes and is highly heat resistant. 
  • Cons: The main drawback of marble is that it’s porous and easily stained. Marble also doesn’t stand up well to scratches and can chip if not treated with care. 
  • Where it works best: In the bathroom. 

2. Granite

 
  • Pros: Granite boasts unrivalled natural beauty and can give any room an elegant, high-end look. It comes in a number of different finishes and is heat, stain and scratch resistant.
  • Cons: Granite is naturally porous and needs to be sealed on a regular basis in order to maintain the finish. Unsealed granite can stain easily, and the corners and edges of granite countertops are vulnerable to chipping. Granite is also more expensive. 
  • Where it works best: Suitable for both kitchens and bathrooms. 

3. Quartz

 
  • Pros: Quartz is a hard and incredibly durable natural material. It’s not porous and is highly resistant to heat and staining. 
  • Cons: Quartz is prone to chipping, especially around the edges and corners of your countertop.
  • Where it works best: Suitable for both kitchens and bathrooms. 

4. Corian

 
  • Pros: Corian, a surface material made from acrylic polymer, is non-porous and highly resistant to heat, scratches and stains. It’s incredibly versatile and can be moulded to any shape. Corian countertops can also look like one piece by sanding and polishing the joints for a seamless finish. 
  • Cons: The finish on a Corian countertop won’t be as bright and shiny as other materials. 
  • Where it works best: Suitable for both kitchens and bathrooms. 

5. Laminate

 
  • Pros: Laminate is one of the most inexpensive countertop options, and it comes in an impressive variety of colours and finishes, including some higher-end options. 
  • Cons: Laminate is prone to warping when exposed to water. It is easily damaged, and impossible to repair. 
  • Where it works best: The kitchen. 

Need help designing the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams? Come to Century Cabinets & Counter Tops today. We specialize in the fabrication, installation and design of custom-made cabinets, countertops, closets and flooring for clients in Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Maple Ridge, Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland. Make your dream kitchen a reality, with Century Cabinets & Counter Tops. Contact us today for more information.

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