These homeowners were looking to adopt a very specific construction method called “modified flush inset” for their kitchen, living room, bathroom, and laundry renovations. They turned to Holland’s because we are one of a very few cabinetmakers capable of making this type of cabinetry, which essentially removes the face frame between some cabinet elements to create a mix of European (frameless) and Flush Inset styles.
In addition to the unique Modified Flush Inset look and scribe fit (no trim molding on cabinets), the client wanted to incorporate these elements throughout the entire home in a way that was unique to each room and its function, but also maintained a consistent look and feel.
Challenge accepted, over several months, Holland’s worked with the homeowners and their designer to achieve the desired modern, sophisticated, and minimalistic look.
In the kitchen, highlights included a custom granite covered hood with matching backsplash and countertops, contrasting blue bottom cabinets as an accent color, with white cabinetry overhead. Coupled with light-colored, wide wooden flooring the design opened up and brightened the space.
A large central island with seating for four also incorporated the blue accent color and the look and feel of the granite hood and countertops.
The homeowners wished to add a bit of understated sophistication to their living areas, with shelves and cabinetry for organizing books and display items, as well as to highlight a piano and incorporate large windows that allowed ambient light into the room.
This resulted in understated design elements throughout that let artwork on the walls and the natural beauty of the home “pop!”
Custom office shelving and cabinets were also deployed to provide serious amounts of organization that blended seamlessly with the rest of the décor.
In the bathrooms, we continued the Modified Flush Inset cabinet designs which just so happened to match the quiet elegance of high-end brass fixtures and accents throughout. We also stayed true to the use of multiple accent colors, with thoughtful use of muted yellows, roses, and grays.
Storage and organization remained critical factors, so we provided custom solutions to fit sundry bathroom and personal items.
By their nature, closets and laundry rooms are typically more utilitarian in design. However, we did not let that deter us from optimizing ease of storing, organizing, and accessing various items with custom solutions for clothing, shoes, and various personal items. At the same time, we maintained the look and feel of the modified flush inset design, white cabinetry designs, pops of color for contrast and accents, and ample lighting for a bright, airy feel.