Authors: Kitchen Design Online
New Corner Showroom-
After having been in our location for over 12 years, we were delighted to be able to take over the corner space when that tenant moved out. This space allowed us to have much more exposure because of the corner windows which are visible for traffic going north and south. Décor was developing a new contemporary line, Zonavita, so, it only made sense for us dedicate this space to that line of cabinets. This European style is about half the price of its competitors and, thankfully, is selling very well
Around the corner is our Miele refrigerator/freezer and full height wine cooler. Since Miele’s signature color is red, we made these two large pieces that same red. We moved these fairly close to the window so that they would demand a lot of attention – and that they do!
We have put the Miele steam oven and speed oven display side by side and made this 2/3 high to get that European feel. The top doors are in plexiglass in a white opaque finish set into an almost undetectable aluminum frame. The rest of the cabinet is made from thermofoil. The bright orange is a show stopper and with the added color under the breakfast bar, it has a happy presence.
The old photos on the walls are of my family. My grandfather had a Maytag appliance store back in the 1920’s, and,my mom is shown drafting planes for the war back in 1942. The Bellini chairs are a classic. Clients find the history very interesting.
The tub display is not quite finished yet, but, what we do have shows some more innovative hardware.The Corian countertops are backlit, and, especially glow at night. The green cabinets are made of Abet Laminati laminate and were purposely chosen to have a retro feel. These doors are on servo drive and open sideways. The wall is planked reclaimed wood, a trend that is very hot at the moment.
The coffee station display is made by Quality, a different cabinet line. We wanted to show a high gloss paint finish custom cabinet in a contemporary style. The coffee machine is working and is used for clients when meetings are held in that showroom. The white cabinets have a slight hint of yellow in them, and, the quartzite countertop compliments this color. The wood is engineered rift oak with a soft matte finish on the shelves and a gloss finish on the back panels.
Next time I will share some cool images of our displays from the other showroom, stay tuned.