Archive | August, 2012

Do the Laundry “IN STYLE”!

29 Aug

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Let’s face it.  We all have dirty laundry. No, not the dirty laundry of some secret lurking in the closet, but rather, those piles of unclean clothes that can accumulate. Not to mention the baskets of clean clothes to be ironed, folded and sorted. .

Often overlooked laundry rooms can be created into highly functioning areas of the house and provide efficient organized space  The ideal laundry room offers cabinetry designed specifically for that purpose  with pull-out bins for sorting clothes, a pull-out ironing board, and pull-out storage shelves to create a laundry room that’s both beautiful and efficient.

A well-designed and well-organized laundry room can make a boring chore more pleasant and help your home to function well.  And for the less than glamorous part of our lives – dirty laundry can be a joy.

Let us bring your dream laundry room to life!

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Rosario Cabinets has a economical “Made in America” cabinet solution for you!

22 Aug

At Rosario Cabinets we provide an economical cabinet solution while providing the “high-quality” of American Made Product, this distinguishes us from the imported product of our competitors.
Whether you are a Homeowner, Designer, Builder or Multi Family Developer let our design team work with you to create a “High-quality” cabinet at a price that fits your budget.

Be Bold and Sophisticated with Dark Cabinets

21 Aug

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Create a kitchen that really makes a statement by using dark cabinets throughout the kitchen or as accents. Without a doubt, deep, dark cabinet finishes make an stunning impact.

Light and Color

When considering dark cabinets, think about contrast, light and color. To avoid a heavy look in the kitchen, consider extremely light countertops to contrast the cabinetry. If there are places you can leave out upper cabinets, it will brighten the kitchen, as will using more natural light. Opt for open or glass front cabinets in the upper cabinets to provide the lighter, open feel that will balance dark cabinets.

Color Accents

Dark cabinets provide the perfect backdrop for stunning splashes of color. For example, a dark kitchen is the perfect place for an intricate backsplash made of tiny mosaic tile or heavily veined marble. Unique kitchen hardware really shines against the backdrop of dark cabinets.

Accent Cabinets

Consider pairing a lighter cabinetry in the main part of the kitchen with dark cabinets around the island or along one wall of the kitchen for a contemporary, stylish look. Or use dark cabinets around the walls and light cabinets on the island, creating a bright focal point for the entire room.

Contrast Surfaces

If considering dark cabinets, you may be happy using other materials in the kitchen that reflect rather than absorb light. For example, look at stainless steel appliances, bright white tile for the floor, countertop or backsplash, white grout and light colored walls to provide a bright contrast to dark cabinetry.

Whatever style of cabinet you choose, you are sure to be pleased with the striking look of a dark kitchen.

“MIX” it up!

15 Aug

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So we know that mixing and matching colors and styles in clothing is a favorable trend, and it would appear that the same can now be said about kitchens.

Here at Rosario Cabinets we encourage clients to “MIX it up”.

Mixing-and-matching colors and materials can highlight one particular area and add visual interest!

Cleaning you new Kitchen Cabinets

10 Aug

Clients often ask how to take care of their new cabinetry, good question. Kitchen cabinet cleaning doesn’t have to be an exhausting chore. Unfortunately, between dust, pet hair and grease, it’s something we all have to do. Following these simple tips will have your cabinets clean in no time flat!

Inside the Cabinets- To clean the inside of your cabinets, empty them out and put your belongings somewhere safe; you don’t want broken dishes! Use a solution of bleach/water or mix a half of a cup of Borax with hot water. Dust out the shelves with a dry cloth and then wipe them off with a damp cloth using either bleach/water or Borax. Scrub any stubborn stains with a toothbrush or scouring pad.

 Outside the Cabinets-To clean the outside of your cabinets, use a dish detergent like Dawn mixed with hot water. The dish soap will cut through any grease clinging to your cabinet doors. The detergent will also be gentle enough to your cabinets’ finish. Wipe the cabinets down with a clean, dry cloth to finish the job.

DO NOT use abrasive cleansers or pads on exterior cabinet surfaces, they can cause scratches that may be irreparable!

Take a few hours every six months or so to give your cabinets a good cleaning, inside and out. Doing so will not only give you clean cabinets but will keep pests at bay. It’s an easy job to do if you arm yourself with the right tools!

GO GREEN! (4) Eco-friendly ideas for you Kitchen remodel

8 Aug

Increase the resale value of your home and do your part for the planet by incorporating one or more of these green innovations into your kitchen remodel.

Lighten Up!

Equipped with electricity-guzzling appliances, the kitchen uses more energy than any other room in the house. Lighten the load by replacing old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs with new, energy efficient compact fluorescent or LED lamps. Install freestanding fixtures above the sink and stovetop to effectively light those surfaces. Use dimmer switches and mount under-cabinet lights to illuminate work areas without relying on overheads. To brighten the kitchen without extra expense, eliminate heavy curtains, blinds and shutters. If you’re doing a complete kitchen remodel, consider cutting a skylight or adding a greenhouse window to flood your daytime kitchen with free, natural light.

 Do Bamboo!

Bamboo is a grass, and just like your front lawn, it keeps on growing after it’s been cut. This naturally renewing material is an environmentally friendly alternative to hardwood for flooring, kitchen cabinets and countertops. When properly treated, bamboo is as strong as oak or maple, and it has a unique appearance that adds flair to modern kitchens. Ready-to-assemble bamboo kitchen cabinets are striking, strong, sturdy and can be installed by homeowners without extra expense. Don’t waste gas driving around to home improvement emporiums and cabinet showrooms. Shop online instead and reduce your carbon footprint even more.

 The Bin Is In!

While you’re planning your new kitchen cabinet layout, make room for built-in recycling bins. The kitchen is more than a place to cook and eat. It’s also the room that produces the most household waste. Research has shown that people are more likely to recycle when it’s convenient and easy to do. Adding color-coded pullout drawers or boxes for paper, plastic, metal and glass makes it simple to separate and store your recycling until pick-up day. Contemporary kitchen designers recommend a kitchen built for multitasking. For best results, include a recycling center that is integrated into the work triangle of cutting board or island, stove and sink.

 Oh, Sunny Day!

Even if you don’t have the budget, the power usage or the inclination to convert your entire home to solar power, hot water heating may be an option. Solar water heating is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to utilize solar power in the average home. Unlike solar panels that must be connected to a regional grid, a single solar water heater is small and easy to maintain. The collector can be housed anywhere, not just on the rooftop, and it provides heated water only for household use. In smaller homes, a single solar water heater can provide a kitchen, bath and laundry room with plentiful hot water on demand.

“JAZZ” up your Kitchen with a Chandelier Hood Vent

1 Aug

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There are just some points in the day when it’s harder to be glam than others. People on TV wake up with the sun streaming through white drapes, swing their tanned legs out of the bed and tiptoe elegantly across wooden floors to breakfast. We know that’s not how first thing in the morning really works.

Real life is not quite so glam. But there’s one real-life non-glam moment that we can jazz up: dinner time. Even if your kitchen isn’t the romantic candle lit setting you’d like to entertain your beau in you can dim the lights and add inevitable glamour with one of these chandelier cooker hoods from Elica.