Posted by Merillat Design Professional, Sarah Reep on Oct 18th 2018
Millennials – the generation reaching adulthood in the early 21st Century – are now our largest category of new home buyers. They’re also among our most enthusiastic fixer-uppers. And Millennials’ tastes in kitchen and bath design aren’t as strictly Modern as you might think.
We’re seeing many young homeowners embrace the Modern Farmhouse style. The watchwords here are comfort and craftsmanship, hearth and heritage, simplicity and sustainability.
Whether they’re rehabbing a neighborhood bungalow or a genuine Midwestern farmhouse, Millennial homeowners carefully blend rustic furnishings and Industrial-inspired accents. They’re focusing their living spaces on family heirlooms and artisanal details – yet with no sacrifice in the latest high-end amenities and high-tech conveniences. The result is a Modern Farmhouse both warmly welcoming and completely contemporary.
keys to the Modern Farmhouse Style:
The refreshed product offering you have been asking for is finally here. We are proud to unveil The Masterpiece® Collection—the very best from Merillat Cabinetry—coming to a showroom near you starting March 13, 2018. With more than 4,000 new SKUs, including dozens of new door styles, and fresh paints and finishes, this collection delivers beautiful, functional, and flexible options to [...]
Can These New Cool Tones Get Your Kitchen into the Grey Zone? Grey tones remain popular in the kitchen. And why not? Grey is a fresh alternative to white or off-white that takes the color palette to the cool side in a Modern-style kitchen. Grey is so versatile. It works well with paint and stain, tiles and textures. Grey also accepts a [...]
If you prefer the charming ambiance of a traditional farmhouse kitchen, there are many ways to easily achieve the warmth and nostalgia that are defining characteristics of country kitchens. From exposed wooden beams to antiques, wicker baskets, and heirlooms, every element that goes into designing a country kitchen reflects what you’ll get out of it. 1. RUSTIC [...]
In a Much Lived-in Kitchen, Glass Doors Help Personalize the Design Do you like to spend a lot of time in your kitchen – even you’re not cooking, eating, or cleaning? This calls for a kitchen designed just for you. Even a relatively small touch, like glass doors for certain cabinets, can help bring the personal touch to your kitchen. A glass door [...]
Never Too Many Places to Stash Things – So No Skimping on Storage! Cabinet storage can be key to a kitchen design both beautiful and functional. In selecting your cabinets, you’ll want to leave as little space as possible to waste. This requires a very careful investment. If you budget too tightly now, you can miss out on the newest [...]
Stained finishes enhance the unique characteristics inherent in each door and drawer, bringing out the natural beauty of the wood grain. Pictured above on oak cabinets, contrasting stained finishes give this kitchen loads of rustic contemporary character. Tolani oak cabinetry in an Amaretto stain, meets Tolani in a Pecan stain via plain square posts on the island and corner [...]
In the Connected Kitchen, Plan for Tidy Charging Space and Device Storage Today’s average household has six connected devices. Some have 15 or more. And while many devices are small (smart phones, tablets, laptops), you need to manage their power and connectivity – especially in the kitchen, where so much of living takes place. Think of all we now do online in the [...]
In the Gen Y Kitchen, It Takes Two (Two Cooks, That Is)Are you a Millennial? Do you call Y your Generation? If so, you’ll likely be re-shaping and re-outfitting your home for many years to come. And you probably won’t want your mother’s kitchen. You’re creating ways to live that are uniquely your own.Yet many of today’s kitchen floor plans, [...]
Never sacrifice walkway clearance to accommodate a bigger island; 36” is the minimum for clearance. Being able to move freely through your kitchen is much more beneficial than have a larger island. Check appliance specs and clearances. Make sure your refrigerator doors will not hit walls when opening, or provide obstruction to cabinets and other appliances.