Case Study: Kitchen Craft in VISION House Los Angeles
Kitchen Craft has choices to match a range of budgets and styles—from traditional appeal to international flair. The VISION House LA team looked to the manufacturer for a modern kitchen that would be warm and inviting.
The team also chose Kitchen Craft because the company earned its certification in the Environmental Stewardship Program administered by the KCMA (Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association). Aligned with the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Home Building Guidelines, this program recognizes manufacturers that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to environmental practices and sustainability by employing the use of environmentally responsible materials in cabinet products. The program also rewards companies that minimize the environmental impact on their local communities by recycling wastes and using low emission coatings.
Featured Products in VISION House Los Angeles include:
Pamli Door Style. Pamli door style provides a clean, linear design style with softly rounded profiles on all four sides of the door and drawer. Available in the horizontal, high-gloss woodgrain Thermofoil finishes, this door style is the perfect complement to any modern design and is easy to clean and maintain.
Terni Door Style. A contemporary door style, Terni provides a modern look through a horizontal grain direction on doors and drawer fronts, and a perfectly flat veneer with a slightly rounded outside profile. Terni door styles are available in specialty eco-friendly veneers.
Alumina Doorframe with Frosted Glass. Used as accent pieces throughout the home, the Alumina doorframe incorporates frosted glass to tie in a more classic, shaker style to the ultra-contemporary theme of the home.
White Gloss Finish. The White Gloss finish is a high-gloss color Thermofoil finish that perfectly accents the rich finish palettes, such as Camagon, throughout the home’s bathrooms, kitchen, and mudroom.
New Haven Door Style. Dramatically Shaker, the New Haven door style features 3 3/8” rails and stiles, and lends itself readily to any design that calls for strong lines and a solid presence. New Haven door style is available in Alder, Cherry, Maple, and Rift Oak.
Plymouth Door Style. The Plymouth door style features Shaker styling that is well suited to the design of the VISION House Los Angeles. Additionally, Arts and Crafts or Transitional designs will take well to Plymouth’s deeply recessed panels. Plymouth’s shaker style door is available in Alder, Cherry, Maple, and Rift Oak.
Maple Espresso Finish. Bold, dark and warm, this stain is as rich and brown as a fresh coffee bean. The Maple Espresso finish used throughout the home offsets the clean lines and softer finishes of the cabinetry to make a bold design statement. Espresso is also available in Cherry, Oak and Rift Oak.
Palermo Finish. Palermo is a premium hand-brushed finish. The hand-brushed application is completed by applying a base finish and topping it with a complementary glaze that is pulled through the finishes in a series of random brushstrokes. Palermo is a light finish in a grey-taupe color and is only available in Maple.
Calvi. Sleek and modern, the Calvi door style is well suited for the home’s contemporary design. Calvi’s simple design also helps to showcase the color and beauty of the cabinetry. Calvi is available in solid color gloss Thermofoil finishes.
Inclusion of Kitchen Craft products helped the showhouse achieve these certification and verification goals: LEED Certification, California Energy Star Certification and California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP), Cal-Green (Tier 2). The house will surpass the minimum Title 24 requirements by 30%.