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All Wood Cabinetry

All Wood Cabinetry
Shiloh All-Wood Cabinetry

The Initial Consultation

The route to obtaining an exquisitely designed kitchen starts off with a initial consultation/in-home measurement. Such a meeting takes place in your own home allowing us to gain an insight into the way you live and an understanding of what the kitchen means to you and your household. This would take approximately two hours, during which we spend time getting to know you, discussing your project, estimating and agreeing on a budget, developing a full and comprehensive brief, and recording detailed measurements with supporting photographs, all of which will assist us in producing an initial design concept. We will also require copies of your architect’s plans, if applicable.

Design Process

We will create elevations, perspectives, and floor plans. A follow-up meeting will be needed to discuss the designs and any potential modifications you would like to make. After modifications are made, we will create an estimate for cabinetry, installation, and countertops.

Getting ready

Gather a scrapbook of notes, photos, and articles that you have collected. Get together with your family and ask them for their input and wish lists. You may also want to review and complete the Kitchen Questionnaire. Come up with a budget you can live with.

Call us to make an appointment with Tammy Lee Bradley, Designer/Co-Owner at your home or in the studio.

Installation services

We provide installation services for all products purchased through the Cabinet Cottage. These services are also available for products purchased elsewhere and will be quoted on a per job basis. Tear out and disposal of your existing cabinetry and appliances also available. For clients within Florida, installations are completed by licensed and insured co-owner, Christopher Bradley. He will coordinate with the other contractors that are required to complete your project. To ensure a quality installation, a pre-installation meeting will be held at your home, with designer and installer, to discuss the details of your plan and installation schedule.


Trends in Bathroom Lighting
The current trend in bathroom lighting is toward larger, sunnier baths, and today's top bathroom designers are placing more emphasis on artificial lighting as well. A single, small lighting fixture protruding from the middle of the ceiling doesn’t suffice by today’s standards. Alternative sources of general lighting include recessed ceiling fixtures or indirect lighting that bounces off the ceiling or walls. In addition to good general lighting, adequate task lights are a must.

How the bathroom lighting is selected and placed depends on the size and layout of your bathroom. It also depends on the color scheme—bright colors reflect and enhance lighting effects; dark hues absorb and subdue them.

Lighting a Mirror
Small or large, a bathroom typically functions as a grooming center. For this reason, the area in front of the mirror should be evenly illuminated and free of shadows.

Experts' Insight for Bathroom Lighting

When planning a lighting design for your bathroom, follow these guidelines to ensure adequate general lighting.  Light sources should be placed so that light emanates from above, below, and both sides of the mirror. This technique, called cross-lighting, effectively eliminates shadows. If you have light coming only from above, it hits your eyebrows, causing shadows beneath your eyes—not an encouraging sight first thing every morning.
 The first consideration should be a fixture that casts light just over the front edge of the sink and countertop. If you choose a light-colored countertop, more light will reflect up onto your face. Then add more lights centered on each side of the mirror.

If fluorescent fixtures are selected to illuminate a mirror, tubes designed for vanity illumination or tubes that produce daylight-spectrum light is ideal. The light from standard fluorescent tubes can be cold and harsh—acceptable for office or shop lighting but not for makeup application. Use one 24-inch, 20-watt tube on each side of the mirror. Two 24-inch, 20-watt tubes mounted above the mirror or a 32-watt circle light on the ceiling will offer adequate lighting to this space.

If fixtures are selected that require incandescent light bulbs, one option is to mount one wall fixture or pendant lamp on each side of the mirror. These side lights each should contain two 60-watt or 75-watt bulbs. If the ceiling fixture is round, it should be at least 12 inches in diameter and contain a bulb or bulbs rated at a total of 100 to 120 watts.

Larger mirrors that are 36 inches or more in width may require a different approach. If standard guidelines are followed, the center of the mirror may appear a bit dark. To avoid this, more powerful overhead light fixtures should be selected, and full coverage over the width of the mirror should be ensured. One effective option is a double row of recessed ceiling fixtures over the vanity.

Small powder rooms typically require one light above the mirror, a fixture on each side of the mirror, and one ceiling light directed toward the front edge of the vanity countertop.

 Bath and Shower Lights

 In an enclosed shower or tub area, most codes call for enclosed, vapor-proof lights. Use caution when positioning them, however; you don't want to look right into the light when you're lying in the tub. An infrared heat lamp mounted just outside the tub or shower will help avoid chilly exits. All switches should be located at least 6 feet from the tub and shower.

Stall Lights

In toilet compartments, a centered ceiling fixture using a 60 to 75 watt incandescent bulb or a 30 to 40 watt fluorescent tube should be installed.

The Right Light

Most experts recommend using incandescent bulbs in the bathroom, because the light that’s produced has natural, complexion-flattering properties. But incandescent bulbs also produce a good deal of heat that's often unwanted. Compact fluorescent fixtures are a good alternative. They demand far less electricity per lumen (a measurement of light intensity), and the tubes render a warm, pleasing spectrum of colors.

Consider having a dimmer switch installed for your bathroom's overall lighting. Fluorescent lighting doesn’t typically function on a dimmer switch. This will allow you to adjust the light to suit your needs and moods. Dimmers also make night-time visits to the bathroom more bearable, since the light can be turned down below the blinding level. Be sure to install a switch by each doorway so no one will have to cross the bathroom in the dark.

 All lights shown on this page are available at http://www.lumens.com/.  We are pleased to have a trade account with them.  Visit their website and we can order any item for you. 

Visit http://www.nkba.org/ or http://www.americanlightingassoc.com/ for more lighting articles.