Previously I wrote an article which was subsequently published by Surfaces & Panel magazine entitled:
3D Laminate Thermofoils are ideal for High End Kitchens
Earlier this year I decided to remodel my Kitchen and of course I used our product. Although this is certainly not the first Kitchen to utilize an affordable 3D Laminate in a high end Kitchen, each project is unique. I think that marrying kitchen design with the specialized knowledge of 3DL is key.
DACKOR Legno Wenge drawers: Match to Arauco Libretti
DACKOR Stone Grey- custom color upper doors
Miele Speed Oven H4084BM
Miele Convection Steam Oven DGC4084XL
Miele 30" Induction KM5753
Miele 36" Hood DA 3490
Miele Dishwasher G5225SC
Subzero Refrigerator IT-36CIID
Everpure Water Chiller EV931830
Everpure Water Filter H140
Miele Dishwasher G5225SC
Pompeii Quartz Counters , Color Milky Way
Hafele Ribbon Strip lighting for under cabinet
Blum Soft Close and Blum Tandem Stainless boxes
Solid Plywood boxes with white melamine overlay
Higher upper cabinets for mirror install
It should also be noted that the fridge gables were manufactured by mitre folding of our laminate however on the light valances, DACKOR Stone Grey peel and stick was used. Dackor, produces and sells this peel and stick directly to Membrane Press or Vacuum Press companies or via thepeelandstickstore.com.
My experience with this Kitchen gave me some unique perspectives. I was able to learn how truly difficult Kitchen design can be, I learned a lot about how high end European appliances require special considerations, about how peel and stick can be used on the job site for specific uses such as light valances, fillers and even fridge gables.
The Subzero Freezer drawer. Notice the 1" Fridge gables and how they frame out the fridge.
With over 150 stock colors, I really was perplexed as to which color I'd use in my own personal Kitchen. I knew that I'd be investing most into appliances and that they would cost more than the boxes and doors since I'm (In the industry). I ultimately chose our Legno Wenge which is a stock design and our Stone Grey which is a stock transfer from German Stock. The unique thing about this Legno Wenge is that it has hints of grey inside as well as taupe. All of the walls in the house were Benjamin Moore Mineral Ice 2132-70 and most of the floors are travertine and Brazilian cherry.
I'd like to give special thanks to Reid Pasternack. http://www.reidpasternack.com
He was the interior designer of the house interior and was instrumental in the color scheme and layout. Chris Buffington was key in the cabinet box sizing, light valance and really made the Kitchen production possible. And finally Zsolt Lovas, originally of Austria and now an Orlando based Cabinet installer did an outstanding job.
Hopefully more people will share their High End Kitchens that utilized 3D Laminates. If you have a project that used Dackor 3D Laminates and would like to share your project please email me.
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