If your clients have a glazed look in their eyes, try not to take it personally. Odds on, they're thinking about cabinet finishes. Glazing layers a secondary, contrasting color over the base, adding depth and "hanging" in corners and crevices to create a "rich, aged feel." I'd rather feel rich and not aged, but the combination has proved popular, a fact recognized in Merillat's Classic Lariat and LaBelle standard cabinetry lines. Bead detailing and rope molding give the glaze plenty to hang on. Merillat, 517/263-0771, www.merillat.com.
Beaded board wainscoting is a classic wall treatment that can add style to just about any room of the house. The Tucson line of cabinets, with its beaded panel treatment, could make itself equally at home in the kitchen, bathroom, family room, office, or bedroom. The doors, panels, drawer fronts, and face frames are produced in solid maple for...
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