About a year ago, I wrote a blog post on using cabinetry in rooms other than the kitchen. With the pandemic continuing to rage across the country, we are all spending far more time working from home than we could have ever anticipated and I feel like that post might resonate now more than it did when I wrote it. While most of us don’t have opulent home offices like the ones in this Wall Street Journal article, I love looking at them for inspiration and finding new ways to incorporate cabinets into the projects we design for our multifamily clients. Custom cabinet solutions can be used to replicate many traditional office furnishings – from floor-to-ceiling bookcases to expanded desk storage....

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4 considerations for multifamily kitchen cabinetry in response to COVID-19 Much of the country has spent the past several months sheltering at home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, and even now as restaurants begin to reopen, we’ve all been cooking and eating more meals at home – a pressure test of sorts for kitchens that are being used more frequently and, sometimes, for tasks that have nothing to do with food. Multi-Housing News recently wrote an article on five ways multifamily design will have to change as a result of the pandemic. In this blog post, I want to focus specifically on the kitchen and what cabinetry design shifts can be incorporated in newly constructed and renovated communities to make one of the most highly trafficked areas of the home more functional for apartment dwellers. Multi-purpose islands Inherently, kitchens are a place where people gather. Known as the heart of the home, today, the kitchen often needs to pull double- or triple-duty for cooking, working and learning.Whether stationary or mobile, islands are a multi-purpose solution that not only provides extra counter space for food prep, but also additional storage.It’s important to note that while islands have universal appeal, they are not...

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Over these last few months, many of us have been spending more time at home and, in many cases, more time in the kitchen. This has resulted in increased storage needs — for food ordered online or purchased in bulk at the store, as well as pots, pans, utensils and appliances that must remain accessible for everyday use. Here at Bristol Design Group, we believe the dine-at-home trend is here to stay, at least on some level even as restaurants begin to reopen, prompting us to reevaluate the functionality of the kitchen whether it’s located in an apartment tower or single-family home. This Multi-Housing News article takes a look at changes designers are incorporating throughout multifamily buildings, including kitchens within each unit. I’m working on a blog post dedicated fully to this topic (honing in on kitchen cabinetry, of course), so be sure to sign up here to receive notifications when new content is uploaded....

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