April 20, 2012
Flexible, trend-forward cabinet line offers perfect balance of beauty, brains and brawn
JASPER, Ind., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With spring home improvement season in the air, Diamond Cabinets, a division of MasterBrand® Cabinets, is blooming with a fresh new line of kitchen and bath cabinet products ripe for the picking. The on-trend lineup of cabinetry solutions is designed to meet consumers' needs for flexible options in home remodeling and cabinet replacement.
Home trends continue to point to the kitchen as the heartbeat of the home. In fact, kitchens remain the focus of cabinet buyers at 78 percent of the remodel spending, followed by baths and other areas such as utility rooms and home offices, according to MasterBrand research.(1) Cabinet replacement is also a strong trend, with nearly 60 percent of cabinet spending used for remodeling part of a room, and a third for replacing old or outdated cabinets only. In addition, an American Institute of Architects survey showed increased consumer preference for combining household living space with kitchen space, and a growing popularity of adaptability and universal design features.(2)
Inspiring cabinet solutions
The new cabinets are engineered to make kitchens and baths the most beautiful and organized places in the home. Highlights include the latest innovation to one of Diamond's most popular cabinets, the Gourmet SuperCabinet™; cabinets that feature corner drawers; end cabinets that open from the front and the side; flexible glazes and finishes in soft, neutral colors that adapt to many styles of home decor; clean-lined glass inserts and accessories; SmartStop™ self-closing glides and hinges made standard, and toekick drawers now available as a modification on any cabinet 18-inches and wider.
Colors to spark the imagination
As cabinet color trends shift from orange-, red- or yellow-toned browns to a more versatile brown, Diamond's new glazes and finishes provide the perfect neutral. This move toward a softer palette allows homeowners choosing to reside longer in their homes feel confident that they have chosen colors with 'staying power.'
(1) MasterBrand Cabinets Inc., Scope Quarterly Cabinet Buyers Survey-Remodeling Projects, 1Q10- 3Q11
(2) American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey, March 9 2012, www.aia.org