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KraftMaid Design Process

Kitchen & Bath Center is the Gulf Coast’s only KraftMaid Vantage® Design Studio. Housed at our Mary Esther location, the Design Studio offers an immersive and comprehensive experience through an area that allows you to explore all the different options for your home’s next remodel project. Combined with working with one of our expert designers, the Design Studio will enable you to mix and match potential cabinet customizations in person instead of on a screen.  

The Design Studio simplifies your design experience because this quiet, comfortable, and well-lit space has everything you need to make your kitchen dreams a reality. Take your time by walking around, comparing samples, and bringing in elements from your home to see what feels the most like ‘you.’ The ability to touch and compare different design elements lets you visualize the final product, taking you one step closer to the kitchen of your dreams. 



KraftMaid’s skilled cabinetmakers create your kitchen cabinets using traditional woodworking techniques. Each cabinet for your kitchen is assembled by hand and built at the same time to ensure consistency. 

KraftMaid cabinets include standard features like: 

  • Solid wood face frames and drawer heads 
  • Plywood end panels 
  • Wood dovetailed drawer boxes 
  • Soft-closure hinges and drawer glides 
  • Two-layer topcoats 

With these design standards and additional features in every KraftMaid product, you can be confident that your kitchen will last a lifetime. In addition to providing standard cabinet offerings, KraftMaid enables homeowners to create their dream spaces with a wide variety of customizable options. Whether your remodel plan is for your kitchen or another area in your home, KraftMaid offers many ways to personalize your cabinetry so it matches your lifestyle and needs. 


Cabinetry trends 

Cabinets can take your kitchen from traditional to modern. Choosing your cabinets can be tough with such a wide range of options for colors and finishes. Some options for the physical structure of your cabinet doors include:  

  • Shaker 
  • Raised panel 
  • Recessed panel 
  • V-groove 
  • Slab 
  • Beaded 
  • Half or full overlay 
  • Frameless 

Once you have a design in mind, you can choose from an endless range of color choices. Whether you want a natural wood finish or a bold statement color, KraftMaid has dozens of options. Specific colors come with glazes or highlights to increase contrast and draw attention. 


Countertop trends  

KraftMaid offers a variety of cabinetry accents that fully develop the connection between your cabinets and countertops. Customers can add spindles, corbels, and other structures to increase countertop support and add accent pieces to their kitchen while matching their cabinetry. 

Some popular countertop trends that are often paired with KraftMaid cabinets include: 

  • Flecked or veined  
  • Pure white  
  • Dark or black  
  • Mid-tones and grey  
  • Marble or stone slabs used as backsplashes 
  • Wood 

Locally, our customers love the look of a white or grey countertop, whether flecked or pure. Dark tones for your countertops contrast perfectly with white cabinetry, and darker metal hardware brings the look together. The dramatic contrast of dark countertops allows them to become the kitchen’s focal point while complementing the rest of your kitchen. Regardless of your preference, Kitchen & Bath Center offers various options regarding countertop manufacturers, materials, colors, and finishes. 


Find and save your inspiration 

If you are still trying to determine where to begin with your kitchen’s remodel and design process, there are many galleries, publications, and tools to help you get inspired. Here are some great starting points for researching kitchen design ideas: 

Save the inspiration you find on your phone or bring in magazine images when you visit our KraftMaid Vantage® Design Studio. You can compare different ideas and see what they look like in person, removing the confusion of viewing materials online and wondering whether they look the same in real life. Once paired with one of our design experts, ensure you communicate your preferences for aesthetics and materials thoroughly and clearly. 

Get started with Kitchen & Bath Center 

Are you interested in how you can elevate your cabinetry with KraftMaid? Visit our Mary Esther location to explore our store and KraftMaid Vantage® Design Studio. With the help of our skilled designers, we can guide you through your next KraftMaid cabinetry project. 

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