What's Happening in the JF Cabinet Shop? #workinprogress

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It’s always a hive of activity in the JF Cabinet Shop, I like to drive the guys crazy by wandering through snapping Instagram-worthy pics every few days. On a recent foray, I was struck by one project in particular that makes storage a priority.

Designed by JF’s Paula Accioly, this kitchen is like the Tardis, it will fit more on the inside than the stylish outside betrays. The design is both thoughtful, beautiful and customized to fit the needs of the homeowners perfectly.

Let’s check out a few of the fun storage elements in this design.

Photo Jun 01, 10 14 15 AMDrawers, behind cabinet doors. To maintain the look of a classic kitchen cabinet, but fully utilize all the space behind the doors, drawers are the solution. JF drawers are beautifully made and roll in and out on high-quality hardware so that nothing is lost in the dark areas at the back of a cabinet.

Photo Jun 01, 10 11 42 AM   Photo Jun 01, 10 12 13 AMDivide and conquer. We’ve all been there, the junk drawer – a collection of things with no rhyme or reason that pile on top of one another. The solution to this is dividers. JF Makes custom drawer dividers to fit the drawers perfectly, made out of the same materials as the drawer – seamless and beautiful.

Photo Jun 01, 10 13 18 AMFarewell trash. There’s nothing stylish about a trash can – they are best hidden away. This particular project was unique in that the homeowner had a trash can that she specifically wanted to be incorporated into her design – we can do that. Alternatively, there are trash and recycling systems that are not BYO can.

Photo Jun 01, 10 10 25 AM  Photo Jun 01, 10 10 35 AMNo more dead corners. We all know about the old Lazy Susan, and even the Magic Corner has become more mainstream. This design uses the Lemans corner unit solution – this is pretty sweet. The engineering that has gone into this is outstanding, it’s light, easy to use and extremely durable.

Photo Jun 01, 10 12 56 AM  Photo Jun 01, 10 09 54 AMGetting custom. One of the aspects of this kitchen that I particularly like are the details designed to make sense for the way the homeowners live and cook. Such as the drawers on either side of the range – to the left are two drawers for utensils, with dividers. To the right, two drawers for spices and herbs – with dividers of course. Perfect for easy access while cooking. Also the vertical storage shelves in the peninsula for large platters and cookie sheets. The mix of both vertical and horizontal drawer dividers mean that everything will have a place.

Good things happening in the JF cabinet shop.