As kitchen and bath designers, Monarch’s team is constantly monitoring trends and we draw inspiration from a variety of sources.
Last October, when popular Young House Love DIY bloggers Sherry and John posted pictures of their latest kitchen renovation, Monarch designer Jackie Schagen was eager to see what they’d done.
As a long-time Young House Love blog follower, Jackie wasn’t surprised that Sherry and John had chosen to go with a white kitchen (their first two kitchens were also white); what she did find interesting was their departure from installing an Ikea kitchen.
For their kitchen renovation, Sherry and John chose white custom cabinetry from a local US manufacturer citing solid craftsmanship, colour consistency, and a variety of upgrade options as their reasons.
As Sherry notes in her kitchen-reveal blog post, using Ikea cabinetry “takes some ingenuity” to pull off some of the finishing touches and ensure everything looks well-balanced.
For their kitchen counters, they went with quartz from Cambria, a name Monarch blog followers no doubt recognize. Cambria’s durable, stain-resistant quartz countertops are nonporous and have been deemed as being as safe as stainless steel in commercial food preparation kitchens.
“Despite their love for Ikea cabinetry and saving money at every turn, in their third home renovation these seasoned DIYers decided to go with quality custom cabinetry and Cambria countertops,” notes Jackie. A decision the design team at Monarch can totally get behind.
Photos used with permission