With Spring right around the corner, you may be thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your home. Here are some ideas for you.
OUTDOOR KITCHEN IDEAS
What is a must for an outdoor kitchen?
The most popular item in most outdoor kitchens is the built in gas grill with access doors and a side burner. A compact refrigerator, sink and a trash bin are also a very good idea for your new outdoor kitchen. Pizza Ovens are very popular in an outdoor kitchen as well.
Can you build an outdoor kitchen on a concrete slab?
Yes, You need to make sure you have a secure and level foundation to construct your outdoor kitchen on top of. This foundation can be a concrete slab, arrangement of pavers, or even traditional decking.
4 Cons of adding an outdoor kitchen
Outdoor Kitchens Require Space.
You Will Need Some Weather Protection.
Outdoor Kitchens Need Security. Security can become an issue with outdoor kitchens
They Need to be Maintained.
Is it worth it to build an outdoor kitchen?
Installing an outdoor kitchen is a great way to get the most out of your backyard, but are they really worth the investment? According to recent studies, outdoor kitchens generate a 100 to 200 percent return on your investment. In other words, they’re worth the money and then some!
How much should an outdoor kitchen cost?
Outdoor kitchens can cost anywhere from $3,000 for one with a good-quality grill, a 6 ft. long counter and a patio to $15,000 and up for higher-end versions with an assortment of appliances. Although it’s tempting to compare outdoor kitchens to the one indoors, there are some key differences in materials. Think sun, rain, wind, etc. 😉
What is the cheapest way to build an outdoor kitchen?
One of the best ways to build an outdoor kitchen on a budget is to work with salvaged materials like recycled stone and brick. They’re less expensive than new materials and are better for the environment.
A well-placed wet bar can elevate any space in your home. Whether it’s a basement, bedroom, or kitchen, there are numerous different ways to transform a space just by adding a wet bar. Have a man cave in the basement? A dark, rustic wet bar might be just what it needs. Have a bright, white kitchen? A light, simplistic wet bar may just do the job, or dark cabinetry to contrast. Want it to stand out? Flashy hardware and a colorful backsplash behind the wet bar will look amazing!
Wherever your home wet bar is, there are many ways to enhance it’s visual and functional appeal. Let’s check out some ideas to make your wet bar the social center of your home.
Basement Wet Bar
Many basements are referred to as a “man cave”, which usually entails a darker, more rustic design. Add some spice to the basement with a wet bar that will do the job and look great too!
For example, a wet bar that includes lots of seating room and plenty of counter space, beautiful cabinets, and hardware that brightens the cabinets without taking away from the feel.
If this look is too dark for you, a simple rug in front of the wet bar to contrast with the floors will quickly brighten up the space. These cabinets are perfect for achieving a warm feel and are sure to ‘wow’ any guests!
Dramatic Wet Bar
Looking for a wet bar that immediately catches everyone’s eye? A sleek cabinet mixed with gold or silver hardware might be the right look for you!
This wet bar creates some visual drama. It’s eye-catching, but in a simple way.
The dark tone of the cabinets is contrasted by silver hardware, and a beautiful grey countertop. Not only is this wet bar a functional space, it’s a work of art! This space would be a perfect contrast to a bright white kitchen. It’s the perfect mix between dark and light.
This dramatic wet bar idea would also work with lighter cabinets, such as light grey cabinetry, or even a dark espresso shaker cabinet.
Simple Wet Bar
Have an area in a room that serves no purpose? An awkward nook or tight space that you can’t seem to figure out what to place there? Try a wet bar! A wet bar can elevate a space while also serving a functional purpose.
Look at this simple, oak wet bar. This wet bar adds more style and functionality to the room.
This type of wet bar is perfect for those awkward spaces you can’t seem to fill. With simple oak shaker cabinets and traditional hardware it effortlessly continues the bright and clean theme of the room. The glass and oak upper cabinets are also a nice design touch, as they allow you to display any decorative dishware or bottles.
With a simple wet bar, you are adding functionality and style to a room without breaking the wallet, as well as potentially filling a space that was awkward prior to adding the bar.
Modern Farmhouse Wet Bar
Lots of white, lots of shiplap. If modern farmhouse is your go-to style, this type of wet bar is perfect for you! The farmhouse feel doesn’t have to be rustic; it can be clean, bright, and sleek while still following suit with the farmhouse-look.
This beautiful wet bar executes the modern farmhouse style perfectly. The shiplap brings the farmhouse feel, while the tones of the countertop, flooring and open shelving warms up the stark white of their surroundings.
This look can be easily achieved with a simple white cabinet, dark hardware, shiplap, and countertops that resemble concrete. Shiplap is a fantastic and simple way to elevate a wet bar’s look without making it look too busy. Even with the shiplap, a beautifully patterned backsplash would be a great way to also elevate this wet bar while also potentially adding more color. This farmhouse style wet bar is the perfect addition to any modern farmhouse!
Moody Wet Bar
Looking for something a bit more dramatic? Try going for a moodier style with darker tones and an eye-catching backsplash.
This wet bar would have a dark, alluring feel. The dark cabinetry mixed with dark hardware and a reflective backsplash are contrasted with a lighter wood countertop and natural wood shelving. This contrast of dark and light gives off a ‘moody’ feeling, which is accentuated by backlit shelving.
A moody wet bar can be achieved with any color of dark cabinetry. Dark navy blue, dark green, or black cabinets are all great options when paired with some dark hardware. A lighter countertop and shelving helps break up this darkness and give the wet bar more of a warm feeling. Also note how the backlighting can illuminate any bottles or glasses, creating an almost showcase-like effect. This light not only bounces off the glasses, but also the reflective backsplash, which gives the wet bar more texture and dimension.
Create Your Dream Wet Bar With S&W Cabinets
Rustic or modern, large or small, we’re here to help you create the wet bar of your dreams. We offer a wide selection of premium cabinetry, hardware, shelving and more to help you create a timeless wet bar that stands the test of time.
The kitchen is one place where you spend most of your time, and almost every visitor enjoys taking a peek at it. These are reasons why you can’t ignore how your kitchen looks and what people perceive from it at a glance. But if you take on the job of giving it a makeover yourself, you will need tons of assistance to get through the process.
Kitchens are rooms where you should be more meticulous than you might think. There’s heat, steam, sharp knives, hard-to-remove colors, and a good load of stuff to arrange around it. All these things require you to make informed choices and make decisions that will make your life easier. And that is just the primary requirement of setting it up.
If you want the surroundings to be a little more elegant, then you need to go the extra mile and add nuances in designs to make it stand out. It doesn’t mean that you paint each wall with a different, overly-intense color and choose mismatched cabinets to blow things out of proportion. Instead, make subtle changes that are coherent yet impossible for people to ignore. Look into the designs of kitchens at S&W Cabinets to get a good idea of what you aim to achieve. They will help you distinguish your kitchen from others across the US.
If you are looking for some general advices to navigate you through the process, here are some useful tips on choosing kitchen cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, and floors.
Set the tone
The first thing that you should keep in mind is that you are aiming for a synchronized environment. The cabinets shouldn’t disagree with your color theme, the counters with the backsplash, and the floor with everything.
A rule of thumb for most kitchens is to go a tone lighter with every selection, starting with your wall paint. If you choose a dominant grey, go for mild silver cabinets, light grey backsplash, and granite colored countertops. That way, you won’t have to worry about making individual choices with every section. Besides, most floor options would fit nicely with this idea, be it stone, tile, or wood.
Choose your material
Material is notably relevant when making all these choices, especially with the diverse set of options we have these days.
There’s stainless steel, melamine, and wooden cabinets, each of which is a great choice, but the most commonly used is wood, thanks to its aesthetic appeal. Countertops have similar options in the form of laminate, wood, concrete, and solid surfaces. One deciding factor may be how carefully you handle hot pans because a single mistake can prove quite costly.
As far as the floor is concerned, vinyl, stone, cork, wood, and tiles, everything is an option. The only requirement is which of these complements the interior of your kitchen the most.
Pay attention to patterns & designs
The trivial perks and features you add to these items breathe life into your choices, so pay close attention to designs and patterns.
Adding borders to your countertops or using round edges to break the monotony in designs is one way to go about this option. Going for a combination of glass and surfaced cabinet doors is another brilliant idea to put its contents on display while introducing a variety in design.
People also like the thought of interrupting the backsplash patterns with a design accent or a tile above the stove that stands out amongst the others. A more dominant alternative besides this is colored grout to line the tiles of the backsplash. So, the choice is yours to make.
Don’t neglect the finishing touches
A common blunder that most individuals make is that they think their job ends with these choices. But unfortunately, that isn’t the finish line. There are still some refinements that you need to add to this mix to make it extraordinary.
For cabinets, consider carefully picking the hardware like pulls and knobs to add a touch of style. There are so many to choose from.
Enjoy exploring the markets for these items. Or, contact an S&W Cabinet specialist to help you with your decisions.
Backyard Bash 2020 was a huge success! S&W Cabinets is proud to have been a sponsor.
The jam packed day began with the Backyard BBQ Competition at 9am. At around 10am the cars of local car clubs cruised in for a car show. The hot dog eating competition followed shortly afterward. At 4pm the whole hog BBQ and all the trimmings were served.
There was music and fun throughout the day with 9+ acts taking the stage during the day. Some of the entertainment included Diamond Farm, Jarod Yount, Dillon Kilburn, Shoe, and Logan Chapman.
All proceeds were donated to the Angel Food Box Program of St. Ambrose School and the Chaffee Senior Center
Each month, WPMA Wood Products Manufacturers Association features one of their members’ business.
We are proud to announce that this months spotlight is on our very own S&W Cabinets, located in Chaffee, MO
Below is the complete article published in their July 2020 issue
In 1945, two men by the names of Marcus Seyer and Gregory Westrich started a small millwork shop to meet the needs of various construction projects in the local area. As time went by, they became aware of a market niche for their custom cabinets. Because of their unique craftsmanship, impeccable quality of their product and their rapid increase in customer demand, the two founders decided to officially join their efforts.
In 1954, they began S&W Cabinets. As generations have passed, the achievements of S&W Cabinets continued to excel by carrying out the same creativity, quality, and personal attention to each and every client, as it was in the beginning.
By the mid 1970s, yet another generation of the Seyer Family entered into the business. With hard work and effort, the demand for quality custom cabinetry continued to grow. The Residential Division continued producing custom kitchens and eventually expanded to include pantries, bathrooms, laundry, and other beautiful spaces in your home.
In the 1990s, S&W Cabinets expanded to a second manufacturing facility. The Commercial Division began accommodating the demand for commercial cabinetry including spaces for hotels, schools, hospitals, and other settings.
In 2005, a third facility was opened to accommodate the manufactured line of cabinets. The Manufactured Division provides quality spaces for single family, apartment complexes, multi-family housing, and development projects.
The thing about clutter is that we don’t have to keep looking at it. That’s right! AND you don’t have to throw it away, although some people clearly need to do just that. I know, we all have those sentimental things that we love sitting around and there’s nothing wrong with that unless it takes over your entire house. Ask yourself if you feel like you have too much “stuff” hanging around that you don’t need.
Ask yourself the following 3 questions while looking at each item in your home:
Is it SENTIMENTAL? (Does it bring you some kind of emotional value?)
Do you NEED it? (Don’t cheat, be honest)
Does it bring you JOY? (Happiness?)
A general rule of thumb is that an item must have two yeses to stay.
It’s a proven fact that if we keep our spaces organized, we tend to be twice as productive and more energized. Here are a few things that can help.
Baskets can be used to compliment your decor while adding a place to store your clutter. There are so many different styles and shapes to choose from these days so you shouldn’t have any problem finding your perfect match for your room. Baskets are great for organizing childrens toys, games, etc. Baskets are a wonderful solution to any room in your home.
These can be used for more than just clutter. You can use them to hold recipes in, bills, or coupons, etc.
Crates will hold a lot of clutter. Maybe you have an artsy child at home and need a space just for arts and crafts. A crate could be just what you need. Maybe even a few of them 😉 Crates are also great for toys
Your children are more likely to clean their rooms when they have a place to put their toys away at the end of the day. Try rewarding them for it, that always works.
Plastic containers can be found most anywhere and come in all shapes and sizes. Barbi and Thomas the Train love to be stored in them. These containers can also be used for blankets, sheets, medical supplies, makeup, and the list goes on and on.
Over-the door Storage
These can be used for more than just shoes you guys. They are great for makeup and beauty supplies. Hang one in your bathroom and you’ll be clutter free in no time.
You may want to install extra cabinets to hold some of your things. Even if you only have room for 1, it’s a step in the right direction 😉
Let’s face it – we’re all busy, and some of us more than others! What we need are things in our lives to make things less cluttered, easier and faster for us so we have more time to focus on the important things, like spending time with family and friends for example.
One of the things I’m talking about are space saving ideas like pull-out storage for the kitchen or bath. We know all to well what it’s like to try to find a bowl, a pan, or maybe even a cookie sheet in the bottom of a dark cabinet. It’s not fun and it’s hard on your knees. Pull-out storage is the answer and getting it installed is a lot easier than you might think.
Let’s go over a few of the most popular items.
S&W Cabinets has many different drawer organizers and one of them is the Spice Drawer Organizer. If you’re tired of having to move every jar of spice until you finally find the one you’re needing, try this! You’ll wonder how you ever survived without it. The Spice Organizer is also available mounted on the inside of your cabinet door, or as a narrow pull-out base cabinet.
Cookware has to be one of the biggest storage problems known to mankind. It’s always in the bottom cabinet, the lids fall out on the floor, and you have to get down on your knees to find what you need and then again to put it all away. Well no more! Not with new Cookware Organizers from S&W Cabinets. Choose from a handy pull-out base cabinet for pots, pans, and lids, a Lazy Susan that you can hang your pots and pans on, or a sturdy wire pullout that includes a place for your lids.
Tired of sifting through a drawer full of utensils looking for your favorite spatula? Search no more because with this Utensils Pull-out from S&W Cabinets it will always be at your fingertips.
Do you enjoy making homemade bread, etc. but dislike having that big mixer sitting on your cabinet? Now it doesn’t have to be sitting there taking up all of your space. Put it away and then just pull it out on the Appliance Lift when you want to use it. When you’re done, simply push it back down. Problem solved!
Enjoy a nice glass of wine after a hard days work? Like it room temperature? Keep your bottles conveniently located with either of these options. A pull-out cabinet that holds several bottles, or an under the counter mount for just a couple of bottles. Impressive either way.
LIDS & BOWLS
Make it easy to find the right lid for those bowls with a new Storage Drawer from S&W Cabinets
CANNED GOODS & MORE
Why not keep some of your most used food items handy? Imagine your canned goods, cooking oils, snacks, all conveniently located in a pull-out drawer.
Keep that trash out of site and handy at the same time. Like to recycle? So do we and we have the perfect solution. A pull out quad to keep your recyclables separated with ease.
Looking for something to keep you even more organized? How about a Custom Pantry built just for you and your space? YES, S&W Cabinets can do that too! Give us a call today or stop by our Showroom.
The traditional 4-inch backsplash or something else?
When we think of a backsplash, we generally think of the traditional 4-inch backsplash. Is there anything wrong with that? Of course not.
Today’s backsplash can still be a traditional 4-inch backsplash but you can have a very nice updated version of that instead of the rounded off top edge that we see in most homes.
Your backsplash can even be a completely separate piece and not molded with the countertop at all. It can even be squared off for a very modern look.
Want a really different look? Try using the squared off backsplash combined with a fully tiled or half tiled wall.
Or, maybe you want to forgo the 4-inch splash altogether and go with a fully tiled wall. In this picture, you see where one of our customer has done just that. They chose a beautiful black and gold tile to go with their white custom cabinets and accented with gold cabinet hardware for a striking finish.
Going with a Corian Quartz countertop? You may want to consider bringing it up the wall for a truly customized look.
Traditional 4-inch Backsplash
Corian Quartz Backsplash
This S&W customer chose to go with a fully tiled wall for her Backsplash
The backsplash possibilities today are virtually endless so go ahead, think outside the box. Whether you choose traditional or something totally “off the wall”, S&W Cabinets will help you with the perfect cabinets and countertop to match your style.
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All good decorators know to always, always, always decorate in odd numbers. This is no different when choosing a color scheme for your kitchen or bath project.
1.Choose 1 main color, and 2 accent colors.
2. Choose your countertop. Solid surface countertops are a good choice due to the fact that they can be formed into any shape you need and your countertop and sink can be one piece. They are also very durable, hygienic and affordable. Or, you may want to choose a nice Quartz countertop. They are very durable as well and are practically maintenance free.
3. Choose your cabinets. Homeowners have so many cabinet style choice today as well as colors. You might want a rustic style, or maybe a more traditional style. S&W Cabinets has Custom and Semi-Custom Cabinets to fit your needs. These are available in a variety of shades and colors. View our Semi-Custom Cabinets HERE and view our Custom Cabinets HERE
Of course you’ll need to find that perfect hardware to accentuate your cabinet and countertop choices. S&W Cabinets carries a wide range of choices. If we don’t have what your looking for in stock, we’ll get it for you. Take a look at some of our choices HERE