Traditional-style cabinetry remains the top seller in kitchen and bath cabinetry, but the runners-up, transitional and contemporary styles, are gaining ground. Partly a reflection of troubled times, consumer interest in all-around simplicity has risen: Designs with clean lines and surfaces are in ever-increasing demand.
Other concerns for today's consumers include increased functionality and value for the dollar. That doesn't mean they are willing to compromise on the number of choices available to them. European-inspired designs are hot, as is the inclusion of color, both mild and bold, in finishes and treatments. This year has seen an influx of cabinetry with unusual and exotic woods and grain-patterned veneers such as quartersawn oak, teak, zebrawood and the oftentimes sustainably grown bamboo.
The choice by an increasing number of homeowners to reduce a kitchen project's carbon impact has led to environmentally friendly materials, sustainably harvested woods, low-VOC paints and finishes and the greening of manufacturing practices. Options available to kitchen designers seeking to create a greener kitchen project are virtually limitless.
Kitchen & Bath Design News’ 26th annual “Kitchen Cabinet Style & Design Guide” is designed to provide current and key information to help cabinet specifiers keep abreast of the types of products being offered. Featuring over 300 companies, this 21-page guide is a year-round reference tool for specifiers.
Information provided in this cabinet directory includes type of cabinets manufactured, target markets, number of dealers and distributors, geographic boundaries of distribution, delivery methods and more.
Since cabinet lines and offerings change frequently, KBDN suggests that product specifiers contact the companies listed directly when additional information is required.