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Do summer weekends at the lake have you thinking about making some upgrades?

Our friends at Showplace cabinetry provided us with inspiration photos from their cabinet lines that we can picture fitting right in NEPA homes, especially lake houses.

These inspiration photos include unique elements and features, and each has its own feel.  But all of them provide a modern and fresh look, fitting for any getaway home (or really any kitchen where you want a relaxed vibe).

In terms of design elements, some simple style choices can help you create “vacation” feelings of lightness and relaxation. These include:

  • Color Choices: Keeping the mood light and airy helps to create feelings of serenity and coziness. Consider earth tones such as greens, blues, ivory and tan, or pops of brightness.
  • Simplicity of Hardware & Cabinet Styles: When the details flow together nicely, it helps create a feeling of calm. Minimize the bold and striking options, and instead choose styles that blend together more than stand apart.
  • Natural Lighting: Consider the available natural light, and then include flexible lighting that complements it. Options include can lights, dimmable lights/lamps, or skylights. Having a variety of lighting options will allow you to adjust the lighting to feel warm and relaxed at any time of day or night.
  • Functional Storage: Keep the clutter away with functional storage options, such as deep drawers and built-in dividers, spice racks, etc. When everything has its place, it’s easier to fix meals and keep the kitchen tidy.
  • Locking Cabinets & Drawers: It can be helpful to include a set of cabinets that lock to keep personal items safely out of the way from renters and other people who might use the home.

Which of the inspiration photo styles would you like to see in your getaway home?

Modern blue kitchen with large window

White kitchen cabinets with brown island countertop

White kitchen cabinets with large brown island

Coastal kitchen with white cabinets and green backsplash

Brown bathroom with walk in glass shower

Brown kitchen cabinets in wood log home

White bathroom with large bathrub and green cabinets

White kitchen with blue island

Our designers are available 6 days/week at our showroom in Old Forge. You can make an appointment or just stop by. We’d be happy to chat with you about how we can help upgrade your kitchen, bathroom, closets, and more.


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