Detailed by Design

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Carla Jordan is a professional journalist and nationally published home design and lifestyle writer. Her work has appeared in well-regarded magazines, newspapers and websites like:, House Beautiful SIPs, Coastal Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Modern Luxury and (Showtime Network). 
What elevates design to its highest level? Attention to detail. Discerning homeowners know this and so does Wood-Mode. That's why our designers are acclaimed for both their eye for style and flair in focusing on the finer points of cabinetry customization.
To play off the airy feel of this chic urban dwelling, Wood-Mode Vanguard Plus doors in a Black Bean finish and Mirrored Stainless Steel drawers team up to create a bar that seemingly floats along the wall.
Lateral sliding doors conceal a coffee bar. Cocktail essentials are dramatically illuminated from within by LED lights embedded into glass shelves with aluminum frames.
A clear acrylic serving shelf is anchored to the bar, giving items placed on it the look of mid-air suspension. Beneath the shelf are Wood-Mode Vanguard drawers with Mirrored Stainless Steel fronts. They add contrast, reflection, sheen and, of course, storage.
One wall of this classic dining room has been converted into a handy butler's pantry and serving area with Wood-Mode Yardley Raised and Recessed doors in a Nordic White finish. Details like an LED-lit eyebrow arch, mullion trim and a walnut backsplash made with Woodford antique mirror inserts add definition and a few unexpected elements.
This bathroom is all about dramatic detail derived from the grain of African sapale ribbon mahogany with a vanity and storage tower crafted of Wood-Mode Park Avenue Recessed doors and Murray Hill Recessed doors in a Potomac finish. The clean lines of this exotic wood are repeated in the slatted storage shelf beneath the vanity.  
In this Mason, Ohio home, designer Cyndi Kohler of Neal's Design Remodel opted for Wood-Mode Kensington Raised doors in a Matte Siena finish on cherry to create a pub room with a Prohibition-era speakeasy vibe.
The unique shape of the room drove her design. "The cabinetry was split into serving areas and storage and display areas in between the windows," explains Kohler. "It just so happened that the long wall worked for the 25" deep cabinets and appliances, and there is an 18" deep bump-out that housed the tall display cabinet perfectly. And the windows were a good height to create seating beneath them."
The wet bar was designed with glass front upper doors and glass shelves. Their split placement proved both practical and purposeful, creating multiple serving stations (a plus during parties) while moving the eye around the room to take in other design elements.
"The homeowner wanted an old pub feel and to be able to throw peanut shells on the floor," adds Kohler. So, sturdy materials were found for both the floor and countertops. The floor is a mix of slate and reclaimed wood. Custom counters are made of antique copper with riveted iron strapping on the edges.
The Wood-Mode cabinets also balance nicely with showstopper details found elsewhere in the room, like this four-walled cathedral ceiling made with reclaimed barn wood and beams.
Ready to dive in to the details of good design? Head to your nearest Wood-Mode showroom. There you'll see that Wood-Mode is, indeed, detailed by design.