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  • December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Design Trends, Insights | Tagged ,

    Kitchen Trends for 2019

       Move over grey – there’s a new tone in town. While, admittedly, smoky gunmetal hues aren’t exactly going the way of avocado green in kitchens, Markraft designer Amanda Fisher is forecasting warmer colors for 2019. “I think you’re going to see more people moving away from grey to beiges, clays, and taupes,” Amanda noted.Read More

  • November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Design Trends, Insights | Tagged ,

    Get Creative with Kitchen and Bath Designs

    Remember avocado-green countertops? Harvest gold appliances? Pepto Bismol-pink bathroom walls? Fuzzy toilet seat covers? Like clothing, kitchen and bath designs routinely – and often, quickly – fall in and out of fashion. Rather than jump on the latest trend – and wind up stuck with mustard-yellow laminate floors – think outside the box to createRead More

  • May 8th, 2018 | Posted in Blog, Design Trends, Insights | Tagged , , , ,

    Outdoor Kitchens Provide Convenient Open-Air Charm

    Move over backyard barbecue. The days of dear old dad dumping charcoal on that rickety old metal grill has gone the way of the dinosaurs. In its place is a trend that brings all the modern conveniences and charm of the kitchen to the open air – outdoor kitchens. And it’s a trend that CeeRead More

  • September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Blog, Design Trends, Insights | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Stylish Bathroom Trends

       Uncluttered but visually appealing bathrooms top this year’s most popular home design trends because they combine the practicality of storage with the decorative possibilities of fine linens and accessories. Bringing the linen closet into the bathroom is great for those looking to build from scratch or remodel, says designer Rachel Jindra of Wilmington’s MarkraftRead More

  • August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Design Trends

    Perfect Designs Just One Click Away

    Homebuilder and president of Stevens Fine Homes, Craig Stevens keeps his finger on the pulse of the latest design trends. When building a spec home, his company selects the most popular cabinet and countertop combinations that will appeal to most of the potential buyers. Stevens Fine Homes has a selection of popular products and clientsRead More

  • April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Design Trends

    Powder Room ‘Wow’ Factor

    One trend that is taking off is bathroom vanities that look like furniture. It can give a guest bathroom or powder room some extra style. “It gives a different look for the bathroom rather than your standard cabinet,” said Cee Edwards, president of Markraft Cabinets. “I think people like it because it’s not your typicalRead More

  • September 1st, 2013 | Posted in Design Trends

    Lemons for Lemonade

    When a pipe burst behind a kitchen wall in Littonnie and Todd Summerlin’s house, they saw it as an opportunity. The couple had wanted to remodel their small kitchen with dark wood, which was original to their house built in the 1970s, but had not gotten around to it yet. They have owned the homeRead More

  • June 1st, 2013 | Posted in Design Trends

    Cabinet Builder Exclusively Selects Markraft

    North Carolina-based cabinetmaker, UltraCraft Cabinets, takes pride in its products. The company based in Liberty, NC has been designing and crafting cabinets since 1986. It employs over 250 people including skilled craftsmen and engineers. They do not distribute their cabinets in big box stores. “We only sell through professional kitchen dealers with top notch designRead More