This year, Henrybuilt, a customizable kitchen system company known for its unparalleled craftsmanship and commitment to sophisticated, modern design, is branching out from its traditional wheelhouse of sleek European minimalism. In its new expanded product line, Henrybuilt is adding fresh aesthetics (think more traditional and rustic options) to their signature modern style in an effort to accommodate and complement various kitchen styles.
You'll still find the hand-made artisanal quality and function Henrybuilt is known for, but this time with the flexibility you would get with a custom cabinetmaker. "Until now, homeowners would have needed to go to a custom cabinetmaker to achieve this level of personalization and craft, sacrificing the functionality that comes with a kitchen system," explains Lisa Day, Henrybuilt's director of marketing.
Because of Henrybuilt's new, expanded design options, their kitchen systems now work in nearly any style house, from a mid-century bungalow to a pre-war townhome.Want to check out the new line for yourself? Here, we give you a sneak peek at this modern company's latest look.
1. Textured Backsplash Panels
New Henrybuilt backsplash panels offer a modern, natural feel. Photo courtesy of Henrybuilt.
Henrybuilt's new textured backsplash panels feel modern, yet warm, thanks to their rich, all-natural look. From beach pebbles to tall grass, the earthiness of the panels adds a laid-back layer to an easily forgotten space in your kitchen. Plus, the versatility of backsplash panels provides plenty of flexibility when it comes to how and where you choose to use them. Panel an entire wall for the look of slab or a textured wallpaper effect, or use the panels as tiles for a more modern mosaic.
Design tip: Softer, warm finishes (as opposed to super shiny, high gloss choices) give a sense of history while providing visual interest in the kitchen.
2. Quality Wood Pieces
Henrybuilt drawer fronts finished with a pop of bold blue. Photo by Henrybuilt
Only using the finest materials on the market, like furniture-grade Douglas Fir, this new collection sets the bar for quality. Raw wood will always lend itself to a modern kitchen, but lacquering the wood in a bold color, like this deep chalky blue, gives the client a way to express their personal style. The drawer fronts are also finished with a classic molding, giving an old-meets-new sensibility to the piece.
Design tip: Using reclaimed wood in a brand new kitchen brings a one-of-a-kind feel to a space and adds instant character.
3. Hardware With Character
Using an exexpected material (in this case, leather) for kitchen hardware adds visual interest. Photo by Henrybuilt.
One of the keys to great design is innovation. Instead of using traditional cabinet hardware to accompany their new rustic designs, Henrybuilt opted to go with reclaimed leather pulls in a looped design. All of the reclaimed leather tabs are made in house using traditional saddle stitching techniques, proving that small details can make a huge difference and have a big impact on the point of view in your kitchen space.
Design tip: Always think twice about your kitchen's hardware. An easy item to switch out, hardware is a place where you can really think outside the box without sacrificing the entire look of your kitchen.
4. Streamlined Storage
A wall-mounted cutting board is a smart kitchen solution. Bonus: it looks great too. Photo by Henrybuilt.
Instead of cluttering a countertop with appliances and kitchen tools, Henrybuilt integrated storage solutions into their new designs, from custom butcher block drawers to wall-mounted cutting boards.
Design tip: Turn unused space, like backsplashes and the inside of cabinets into storage to maximize your space. An easy DIY project, like mounting racks or hooks under cabinets and inside cabinet doors, will leave you with instant storage.
5. Mix of Materials
Tongue-and-groove cabinetry, topped off with a paperstone counter. Photo courtesy of Henrybuilt.
To some, tongue-and-groove construction has gotten a bad rap for being boring or predictable. However, outfitting cabinets with tongue-and-groove paneling and topping it off with a paperstone counter provides a custom rustic look with a refined edge. When working with certain aesthetics, like a rustic look, be sure to mix contrasting styles, like a modern textured backsplash with a masculine Black Walnut cabinet, to give variety and depth.
Design tip: Don't be afraid to mix styles in your kitchen space. By combining contemporary and traditional elements, for example, you'll create a modern and warm design.