For three years we’ve told ourselves we need to retire our Home Show booth and start fresh. But we put all of our energy and focus into making sure our client’s have great looking cabinets. Sure, getting ready for the Home Show is at the back of our mind, but we always come to the point we have to take our ten-year-old booth out of storage and spiff it up for the show.
Of course, it’s our cabinet door finishes that are the star attraction. The walls of our booth are only the background.
But last year we hit a crisis. Our home renovation forced us to act. Our Home Show booth is stored in our lower level. We never considered his when we rebuilt our basement stairs and extended our living room floor.
We had only inches to spare as we contorted the center section or our booth up the stairs. After last year’s show I cut the booth in pieces and set it on the curb to be hauled away.
So this year we have a new booth as well as some new cabinet finishes.
One of the trends we see in kitchen cabinets is a sleeker glaze look when cabinets are painted. The old-world, dirty white finishes are out. The cabinets are still glazed and have dimension and character, but they are calmer finishes that call less attention to themselves. They don’t have to make a statement or stand out.
The result is that your kitchen decor becomes a background. This is good because it gives you the option to dress your kitchen up or down merely by changing some accessories.
This new finish got a lot of attention at the Home Show. We also just completed a refinish of a built-in desk and cabinets. I’ll have before and afters and a story about that project coming up soon.
We have one more show this year: the Johnson County Home and Garden show. If you are in Kansas City that weekend come by the show and see our new booth and finishes.