Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Trend Alert! Drawer Dish Storage

August 31, 2013

At Seigle’s, our team is full of kitchen and cabinet design experts who notice emerging trends quite often. Because of this, they are able to help you plan and personalize your remodeling projects. Recently our Design Consultant Stacy Carsello noticed a trend that’s perfect for those looking for more organization and storage possibilities.pegged-dish-storage

“One of the latest trends Seigle’s is seeing is dish storage in drawers. It’s a popular option for our senior clients who don’t like to have to lift heavy dishes into an upper cabinet. Ruth Prais of Lake Bluff loves the pegged dish drawer option we provided from Decora Cabinetry,” said Carsello. “Families with children love it too, so the kids have access to setting the table and emptying the dishwasher without help.”

If you’d like help with designing your kitchen for maximum storage with the latest trends and designs, make an appointment to visit Seigle’s today.

“Color Forecast 2014” Design & Dine Event!

August 8, 2013

We would love for you to join us for our free September Design & Dine event! Learn about the new and exciting directions in color, both in our homes and in our lives, from Mark Woodman of Color Marketing Group. Seating is limited so RSVP today!Design and Dine September 2013

What: Design & Dine “Color Forecast 2014”

Speaker: Mark Woodman, President of Color Marketing Group, a premier color and design forecasting organization. 

Presentation: A journey through a world of colors and the inspirations and influences that will bring them into our homes and lives. From the refreshing draw of a breath to the excitement of digi-animation influences, Mark will guide you with anecdotes, video clips and more in revealing the world of color’s new and exciting directions.

When & Where:
– Tuesday, September 10: Elgin Showroom, 1331 Davis Rd
– Wednesday, September 11: Mundelein Showroom, 1440 Townline Rd
– Thursday, September 12: Geneva Showroom – SOLD OUT!
Please note: Seating is still available for the event at our Elgin and Mundelein Showrooms.

Time: Appetizers and refreshments starting at 5:30; Program will run from 6:15-7:30

To RSVP: Call Allyson at 847-742-2000, email or register online at
Please specify which date and location you will be attending.

Design and Dine-2013

The Role of Pinterest in Kitchen Design

July 11, 2013

By Stacy Carsello, Seigle’s showroom designer, Mundelein

Pinterest has become a valuable tool for consumers to find new and creative ideas for their home.  Our clients often see designs on Pinterest they like for their kitchen or bath, and it’s my job as a Seigle’s designer to find a way to make it work.

Pinterest example

Pinterest example

One of our clients found a new organizational method for kitchen drawers on Pinterest and brought it to us to see what we could do.

DuraSupreme Drawer

Seigle’s design

I used Dura Supreme Cabinetry specifically for the custom modifications that they offer. I took the cabinet below my client’s cooktop and modified the bottom drawer to be taller to fit cookie sheets and cutting boards which made the top drawer smaller – perfect for utensil storage.  I then used a modification to partition the drawers resulting in plenty of organized storage.

Follow Seigle’s on Pinterest to see more photos of our room renovations and cabinetry options. Make an appointment to visit a Seigle’s design team member to make your Pinterest vision come to life.

Love It or List It – Design & Dine Event, June 20th

June 11, 2013

You’re invited to attend our upcoming Design & Dine event on June 20th from 5:30-7:30pm at our Geneva showroom. Local Real Estate Expert and Managing Broker, Joyce Courtney from The HomeCourt Real Estate will be giving practical advice on how to update your home to sell it for top dollar within optimal market time.

This free presentation will provide insightful guidance as to which rooms are the best to upgrade, where to spend your remodeling dollars and what buyers are looking for in homes today.

Design&Dine June

Please RSVP to Carlson’s Flooring by Tuesday, June 18th

By phone: 630.232.4964
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Jeffrey Alexander and Elements Vanities Now Offered at Seigles

June 3, 2013

Seigles is excited to announce the launch of new product offerings: Jeffrey Alexander and Elements vanities by Hardware Resources. These vanities are beautiful—they resemble furniture pieces, and will complete your bathroom renovation with style.

Jeffrey Alexander Vanities

The vanities offer rich finishes in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles to suit any design. The counter can be customized to your taste and to make the design entirely unique. The vanities are made with high quality wood materials and furniture-style construction so they will last.

And even better—they are functional. They offer ample storage space, with full extension and soft-close slides.

Elements Vanities

Elements offers wood grain, highlights, and shading created by hand in multiple designs, sizes, and colors. The high quality MDF wood is beautiful and long-lasting. Granite, marble and porcelain counters are available at 2 cm thick.

Elements vanities have large cabinets and drawers, and include full extension slides to maximize storage space.

Visit  Hardware Resources for more photos of the vanity selection you can purchase through Seigle’s Cabinet Center.

Visit the Seigles showroom to check out these beautiful vanities for your bathroom renovation today! Schedule an appointment.

Save-The-Date for the “Updating Your Home” Design & Dine Event

May 28, 2013

Please join us for our Design and Dine event taking place on June 20, 2013 at Carlson’s/Seigle’s Showroom, 728 W. State Street in downtown Geneva! Learn about updating your home to love it or how to sell it fast. Swedish appetizers and cool refreshments will be served. Check out more details below.



New Commercial Cabinetry Expeditor Offers Personal Service at Seigle’s

May 23, 2013

Seigle’s is proud to announce the rehiring of Laurie Gould, Commercial Estimator/Expeditor, a new role at the Chicago-area cabinet and countertop dealer. Laurie has been hired to provide accurate, cost-effective timely proposals to general contractors for commercial projects utilizing residential cabinetry.

Gould’s hiring solidifies Seigle’s as the best kitchen and countertop supplier for commercial projects in the Chicagoland area. Commercial remodel and new construction projects now have a dedicated professional to provide personal service. “Clients can rest in the knowledge they have one person dedicated solely to project work supplying proposals expeditiously,” said Gould. Seigle’s can help with Senior living facilities, condominiums, apartments, dormitories, hotels, motels, and more.

We are fortunate to have someone join our team with as much experience as Gould, who previously worked at Seigle’s for 14 years. “My favorite thing about Seigle’s products is the extensive selection and variety we are capable of providing to our customers. Our products range from economical builder series cabinetry to full fashion custom cabinetry and everything in between,” said Gould.

Gould is passionate about her job and working at Seigle’s. “I am thrilled to return to Seigle’s in light of their industry recognized commitment and dedication to our customers by the entire team. Seigle’s continually strives to be the best in everything we do,” said Gould.

We are fortunate to have Gould rejoin our team! Schedule an appointment to meet with Gould for your next commercial cabinetry project.

Aristokraft Launches New Cabinet Styles and Finishes for 2013

April 30, 2013

At Seigles, one of our great cabinet suppliers is Aristokraft, who just recently announced their launch of new products. We are featuring a few of our favorites from Aristokraft Vanwyketheir line below.

Vanwyke Door Style in White
This clean, simple door is in a transitional shaker style that will work with both modern and traditional decor. The recessed panel offers a subtle, stylish detail. The white option is simple, but creates the base for a dramatic look.

Aristokraft Overton Purstyle

Overton Purestyle in Toasted Antique, Wentworth Maple in Umber Finish
The Overton PureStyle door offers classic lines for those with a clean, modern style. And the Umber finish, available on Birch, Maple, Cherry, Rustic Birch, and Oak, offers a warm, nutty color without traditional red. These rich browns offer earthy, natural tones.

If you’d like to see more of what Aristokraft offers make an appointment at Seigles today.

Success Stories: New Cabinetry in Winnetka, IL

April 23, 2013

Seigle’s recently finished a home remodel with North Shore Builders just one block from Lake Michigan in Winnetka, IL. This brand new construction home features MasterBrand Cabinetry throughout with brands including Décora Cabinets and Diamond Cabinets.

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In the kitchen we have Décora Prescott inset cabinets painted white. The top doors in the 48” high stacked wall cabinets all have clear glass and a 2 piece crown moulding go to the 9’0” ceiling. Inset panel ends are on all the exposed ends and panels on the fronts of the refrigerator and dishwasher to maintain a consistent look in the kitchen. The island has an open shelf at one end and wine storage on the other end. The back of island is finished with wainscoting.

Breakfast Area
The breakfast area uses the same inset cabinetry as the kitchen. Peninsula wall cabinets with mullion doors are used and can be seen from the kitchen or great-room.

Bulter’s Pantry
In the butler’s pantry, the same look as the kitchen was maintained with painted inset cabinets. The center wall cabinet is bumped out and staggered to the ceiling. The sink base below is also bumped out and 2 tapered legs replace the toe kick. On the ends, the wall cabinets have three drawers below that set on the counter top and match the three drawer base cabinet below.

Master Bathroom
In the master bath, we have cherry chocolate cabinetry. The arch toe kicks on the vanities are used to give a furniture look and feel.

Basement Bar
The basement bar is meant for entertaining with a large wet bar using Diamond cherry cabinets with glazing. The wall cabinets are staggered with the corner and two end cabinets bumped out and raised going to the ceiling with crown moulding. Bead board is used as back panels of the base cabinets to finish the look of the bar.

Join our eList for more design and remodel success stories. Schedule an appointment to visit Seigles today!

Zillow Digs: Check Out Remodeled Rooms and Their Estimated Costs

March 14, 2013

We recently found a site anyone remodeling a home should consider visiting: Zillow Digs. Like Houzz and Pinterest, this site allows you to view pictures that people have posted or that Zillow pulled from home listings so you can be inspired for your own home remodel. But Zillow Digs takes it a step further and allows you to see the estimated cost to replicate each remodel. Zillow hired contractors to come up with these costs, so you can have a real idea of whether this remodel is within reach of your budget.

A few things you can do on the site:
• Search by which space you are remodeling, the style that you like, or cost
• Search for elements from a room, like “granite” or “quartz” if you are considering a specific material, design element, or brand
• Each image has an estimate in the corner
• Like images and save to your boards, similar to Pinterest
• Like or comment on images to leave your thoughts

Here’s a Washington Post article about this site, where you can get more information.

Check out Zillow Digs to inspire your remodeling project, and stay within budget. If you like particular cabinets or countertops make an appointment at Seigles so we can get you an estimate to make your dreams a reality!