Signature Kitchen Blog

January 06, 2020 - 10:16 AM

Can We Talk About Cabinets?

As the only custom kitchen and cabinet designer on the Barrier Island that offers unparalleled professionalism and quality, let’s talk about cabinets. Signature Kitchens of Vero Beach partners with Holiday Kitchens, Plain & Fancy, and Omega Cabinetry. Each partner offers their own techniques and styles. It is, therefore, the responsibility of our team of designers to put together the vision of your space utilizing different styles to anchor the mood of the room.

The overall aesthetic determines style choice.

Modern – Modern-style often features neutral colors – white, gray, black – but modern cabinets can also be colorful. They do share the unifying qualities of being sleek, clean, and minimalistic. They typically have flat surfaces and simple hardware, creating a simple backdrop to help emphasis other statement pieces or features in the room. This style has the added bonus of making smaller spaces appear larger. Contemporary, flat-panel, and slab-style cabinets can also be grouped within this category. These cabinets are easy to clean, often sport a glossy or shiny finish, and are a fresh take on the traditional face of a cabinet.

Shaker – Adding a little more detail to the modern-style cabinets, shaker cabinets feature a simple five-piece design: the base face of the cabinet and four outlining panels or rail frames. This creates the look of a recessed center. Also typically in neutral colors, shaker cabinets create a basic backdrop for the space. They can hold a strong presence depending on the materials and colors you choose to move forward with.

Traditional – When most people think of cabinets, images of traditional styles come to mind. Shaker cabinets can sometimes fall into this category, but true traditional cabinets feature a raised-panel or bead board and a higher level of detail when compared to the two other styles already discussed. This cabinet style has a timeless feel and continues to be a popular choice in modern designs. Variations of color and hue, finishes, and materials all contribute to the longevity of this style’s popularity.

Vintage – When looking to make a statement with your cabinetry, a vintage style is your best choice. This style has the highest level of detail, and when mixing styles, can draw attention to a specific area in the space. Named for their history of popularity, vintage-style cabinets can feature decorative molding and beaded boards that pay tribute to past eras. Often times the details in these cabinets are highlighted using a variety of staining techniques and variations of color. When coupled with more modern elements, vintage-style cabinets were the perfect complement at Palm Island Plantation, bringing in a brushstroke of tradition into the modern island charm.

Many styles of cabinets exist, each with their own profiles and characteristics. The team at Signature Kitchens of Vero Beach works to find the best fit for your vision of your space, whether it be your kitchen, closet, or living area. We utilize these styles as well as open cabinetry, glass panes, and other details to give you the space you’ve always dreamed of; one that is both practical and beautiful. Stop into our showroom today or view our portfolio at

September 04, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Cabinets that Can

Have you ever really thought about what sets your kitchen apart from any other room in your house? When it comes down to it, it’s basically two things: appliances and cabinets. As the more stationary of the two, your kitchen cabinets say a lot about your space. The color scheme speaks to your personal taste, the style and layout give insight into your lifestyle, and the overall feel and atmosphere your kitchen possesses is created by your cabinets.

The designers at Signature Kitchens of Vero Beach, therefore, take cabinet work very seriously. As arguably one of the biggest components of a kitchen space, it’s important to us that the cabinets we install are not only modern and stylish, but practical and convenient as well. This is why we’ve partnered with three premier cabinetry companies that supply what we believe to be some of the highest quality cabinetry you can find.


Holiday Kitchens

Holiday Kitchens is a valued partner with a long history of creating custom cabinetry designed for each client’s individual lifestyle; a methodology we value highly at Signature Kitchens. They believe that the kitchen, once the literal hearth of the home for many activities and chores, remains the hub of the home to this day, though its purpose has pivoted slightly. Holiday Kitchens offers over 100 different door styles, both framed and frameless construction options, exotic veneers and metals, and many other custom finishing options. These coveted cabinets are only available through authorized Holiday dealers and we are honored to be one of them.


Plain & Fancy

A family-centered mindset is the basis of Plain & Fancy, a leader in custom cabinetry centered in Pennsylvania. Plain & Fancy, owned by the Achey family believes that the most important component in crafting a kitchen space is creating an environment in which you and your family can thrive. Each and every Plain & Fancy cabinet is hand-crafted to perfection, undergoing their fine-tuned process to turn out high-quality, completely custom cabinets. Their rich, Dutch family history of craftsmanship gives their products an essence of both simplicity and tradition, components that many of our clients crave.


Omega Cabinetry and Dynasty by Omega 

Omega Cabinetry focuses on bringing together beauty and functionality. Hand-selected woods, top of the line hardware, and hand-applied finishing techniques are all elements of Omega Cabinetry that set them apart from the rest. Specializing in color, our design team at Signature Kitchens will often move forward with Omega or Dynasty by Omega cabinetry should our client desire their cabinets to be a true focal point of the space. These cabinets are also backed by the most comprehensive warranty in the industry, making them a premiere choice among competitors.

As an authorized dealer of high-quality custom cabinets like these, Signature Kitchens of Vero Beach is equipped to create your dream kitchen from the ground up. Meet with a member of our design team to get started talking inspiration, practicality, and timelines. Visit or call 772.234.0155.

August 12, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Make a Splash with Your Backsplash

When we create your dream Signature kitchen, we take care of everything from the demo down to the details. One of our favorite details to incorporate is a smaller one that has a huge impact: your kitchen’s backsplash. Once flooring, cabinets and countertops, and appliances are all decided, the backsplash is the element that brings everything together. Here are four popular backsplashes that take your kitchen from common to complete.

1.       The Clean-Cut Classic

Because a backsplash occupies such a unique space within a kitchen, it’s important to have a proper balance of wow-factor and cohesion to ensure that the backsplash isn’t overlooked, but that it also doesn’t steal the thunder from the space. Therefore, when our designers choose a backsplash for a space, we look first at shape itself and what sort of similar shapes and angles make the most sense for the space. We look at the other lines and proportions of the kitchen design as a whole and pick out similar styles that complement these existing elements. Oftentimes, we opt for the classic subway tile. This shape brings a clean-cut feel into the kitchen that is complementary and timeless yet still modern.

2.       A Pinch of Pattern

Sometimes the shape of a backsplash takes a backseat to the pattern that’s created with the tiles. Different shapes and sizes of tiles can be brought together into a cohesive backsplash by created the perfect pattern. A hot trend right now is a fish scale style that offers an ode to the sea, perfect for many of our Florida projects. Should the overall design of one of our projects be clean and modern, we might opt for a funkier backsplash pattern to add in some interest. Should the opposite be the case, a more common but classic pattern might be more appropriate.

3.       Texture that Shines

As many of our kitchen designs incorporate a natural element to some degree, it often comes to light in the form of the backsplash. Rough cut or natural stones and tiles can be used to not only add visual interest but texture too. We love everything the natural Florida landscape has to offer, and often our designers draw inspiration from such natural beauty, utilizing certain elements in our kitchen designs.

4.       A Spin on the Color Wheel

An often neglected element, the backsplash can be the fun pop of color that your kitchen needs. Mixing different colors in the same family can create dimension in the title pattern or mixing opposite colors on the wheel to draw in other elements of the space and create interest are two strategies used by our design team to make the most out of the space between your countertops and cabinets.

At Signature Kitchens of Vero Beach, we believe that creating the perfect kitchen for our clients all comes to the details. Whether you’re looking to completely redesign your space or just add a few personal touches (perhaps in the form of a backsplash), we’re here to help make your dream kitchen a reality!