We were thrilled to welcome Wood-Mode Custom Cabinetry into the league of prestigious brands that support BlogTour during KBIS 2014 in Las Vegas last month. American made Wood-Mode, founded in 1942, certainly has long history in traditional kitchen designs but our tour of their exhibit spaces during KBIS showed another side entirely: A strong focus on transitional and contemporary designs, an wide array of color choices and fabulous storage solutions. Here are some highlights:
The Vanguard Plus door style had us at hello, the matte foundry finish on rough sawn oak is all that in terms of texture and opens the door to amazing design ideas that range from warehouse styles to cottage and even as contrast to a more polished interior space.
Sleeker versions of the same Vanguard Plus door style offer serious European design options, complete with metal, contrasting or matching straight edge banding for perfectly sleek, modern lines. It’s great to see a US brand mastering this look so well.
Vanguard Plus also comes on MDF or as a laminate option which means the sky’s the limit in terms of color or finish choices, again, very much what one would expect from a European kitchen, except it’s made right here, in Pennsylvania.
And finally, Wood-Mode showed absolute understanding of the functionality that is required from that cool Euro look by getting creative on the inside as well. The 48″ drawer base certainly looks great with its strong horizontal line but the interior is divided into two separate main drawers plus the height is used for two additional, hidden drawers. The result: Less wobble when using the 48″ unit since there’s more support internally and much better use of space than one huge drawer could offer. Notice also the walnut interior – WE LOVE THIS!!!
Similar concept as above except on a smaller drawer and for a bathroom vanity. On the outside we maintain the generous lines of tall drawers but the inside has to work, and it does with a hidden drawer doubling the storage for smaller items.
And finally, we love to see Wood-Mode collaborating with our friends at Kesseboehmer who in the States are known as Clever Storage US. High performance interior storage units make all the difference when you’re looking to make every inch count.
Style + Function = Wood-Mode. We can’t wait to see what’s next!