Shaker-Style Kitchen Remodeling

A Guest Post by Adrienne McGuire

 
 


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The simple, clean look of Shaker design has proven to stand the test of time in many modern homes today, especially in the kitchen. One of the biggest draws of a Shaker-style kitchen is its minimalist beauty that focuses on clean lines, function and order. Everyone loves a kitchen that looks perpetually neat; thus the steady popularity of implementing Shaker design elements into the busiest room of the home.
 
 
Where did Shaker style originate?
 
 
In the United States, Shaker-style got its start in the mid-1800s along the New England coast. Many Shakers (a branch of Quakerism) set up settlements in the Northeast during that time period. The Shaker community in general is committed to living simple lives that are unobstructed by unnecessary ornateness. They were keen crafters, and made much of their own furniture, cabinetry and buildings. Their simple, modest belief system transferred to their crafting, and the Shaker-style craftsmanship was born.
 
 
Today, Medford Design-Build recognizes the stylistic advantages of Shaker style kitchens – as many of our clients request Shaker-style cabinetry. In fact, it is currently our most popular cabinetry style, so that should tell you just how well-loved this design truly is.
 
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Fort Worth Community Event: 2018 Neighborhood Litter Stomp

 
 

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Our featured community event for the Month of October is the Neighborhood Litter Stomp! This event is a citywide volunteer litter clean-up hosted by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful. Every fall, the organization host the clean-up event, encouraging local residents and businesses to focus on beautifying their surrounding community. It’s free and for a good cause, so get your friends, family and neighbors together and help clean your local park, school or block!
 
 
The clean-up event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, from 8:00 AM – 11 AM. Register by October 7th to reserve your spot!
 
• Register as an individual or a group.
 
• All registrants will receive gloves and bags.
 
• T-shirts are limited to the first 2,000 registrants.
 
• Select from a list of cleanup locations or choose your own.
 
If you are looking for a place to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to go, join one of the cleanup hubs. These are pre-selected sites throughout the city open to individuals and groups who want to participate in the cleanup:
 
Echo Lake Park
 
Eugene McCray Park
 
Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods
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Our September 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 

 
 

We love reminiscing on previous projects, especially when they turn out as great as this laundry room did! It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a full year since we completed this remodel in Arlington, Texas.

 
 
Even though it’s intended as a functional workspace in the home, we’ve found that the laundry room is commonly poorly designed, often lacking sufficient storage space, counters, and good lighting. This was exactly the problem faced by our recent clients. Their original laundry room was a good size, but the lack of counter space inhibited organization and resulted in random laundry baskets and clothes piled on the floor. Our designers were able to resolve this problem by reworking the space and adding ample cabinetry, pull-out laundry bins, large countertops, clothes racks, and more! Check out this beautiful transformation on our blog!
 
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A 1940’s Home Gets a New “Heart”

If you’ve read very many of our blogs or followed our posts on social media, you’ve probably heard us refer to the kitchen as the “heart of the home.” This title perfectly represents the space as a central hub for entertaining guests, enjoying family, and celebrating holidays and events. Part of the reason our team takes such pride in renovating kitchens specifically is because they play such a big role in the lives of our clients. The memorable sounds and smells that resonate from the kitchen flow throughout the rest of the house like a heartbeat. The humble title has never been more fitting than for our recent kitchen remodel in a 1940’s home. Read more

A 1940’s Home Gets a New “Heart”

 
 

 
 
If you’ve read very many of our blogs or followed our posts on social media, you’ve probably heard us refer to the kitchen as the “heart of the home.” This title perfectly represents the space as a central hub for entertaining guests, enjoying family, and celebrating holidays and events. Part of the reason our team takes such pride in renovating kitchens specifically is because they play such a big role in the lives of our clients. The memorable sounds and smells that resonate from the kitchen flow throughout the rest of the house like a heartbeat. The humble title has never been more fitting than for our recent kitchen remodel in a 1940’s home.
 
 
The layout of the Fort Worth property is structured so that the kitchen is located in the very middle of the house. Because it was built shortly after the recession, the floor plan was very small and modest. A few years ago, the master bedroom was added on to the back of the house, requiring our clients to walk through the entire kitchen and the laundry room just to get to their bedroom. Not only was this a hassle, but it also created unwanted traffic through the already crowded kitchen. Our clients knew it was time for a change, so they sought the help of our designers to find a solution to their dilemma.
 
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