Atlanta’s Trusted Resource for Remodeling Professionals Find the remodeling professional who is best suited to your particular project and location at http://bit.ly/2tMUHYT WHAT’S SHAKING IN METRO ATLANTA CABINETRY By David DiCristina , co-owner, Timberland Cabinets (www.TimberlandCabinets.net) Cabinetry design trends can differ within a relatively small geographic radius. The Shaker style, which is characterized by simple, clean lines, is popular in metro Atlanta. That style is far less in demand outside the Perimeter. But style is a personal matter, and informal geographic boundaries shouldn’t keep you from choosing a different look than what’s popular in your neighborhood. The Shaker style is a good choice for many homes because it can blend well with either traditional or modern kitchen designs. Add an element of decorative contrast to the simplicity of Shaker cabinets or drawers with hardware in darker colors. Replace the knobs and pulls with a new style every year or two to freshen the appearance at a modest price. Update the traditional Shaker style with subtle color. Light gray shades are popular in parts of Atlanta, and since these colors are not far from classic white, you can be creative without venturing into avant-garde remodeling. For additional variety, you may also want to install cabinetry in darker woods or stains in the master bath. Planning to remain in your home for some years and age in place? Explore the many design elements that can improve accessibility, such as lazy susans or roll-out trays in lower cabinets, cabinets with glass doors, pull-down shelving, and upper wall cabinetry that is several inches lower than the conventional height. Designers have also devised cabinetry to enhance convenience and accessibility in the master bath, such as drawers and cabinets specifically for blow dryers or cosmetics. New ideas are constantly entering the market, so spend some time exploring your options before making final decisions.