Monthly Archives: September 2011

Modern Supply Adds KraftMaid to Their Cabinetry Lines

Modern Supply Company, a kitchen, bath and lighting distributor, has added KraftMaid to their line of cabinetry vendors. KraftMaid, with more than 40 years of experience, is one of the largest and most recognized brands of cabinetry for the home. KraftMaid Design Centers have been installed in Modern Supply’s Knoxville and Johnson City, Tennessee showrooms for selecting styles and finishes.KraftMaid Cabinetry

“We’re excited to add KraftMaid to our cabinetry mix,” states Pace Robinson, Modern Supply CEO. “KraftMaid is known for their quality and has established name recognition through their aggressive advertising. They offer 100% built-to-order cabinets without steep prices and extended lead times.”

KraftMaid Bath

Cabinetry adds storage & beauty to your bath.

KraftMaid kitchen

KraftMaid Maple Cabinets in Sage with Cocoa Glaze

KraftMaid’s collection of over 100 door styles and more than 45 furniture-quality finishes is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, KraftMaid is manufactured by Masco Cabinetry and assembled in the United States. More about KraftMaid.

For more info on KraftMaid: 865.966.4567 Knoxville; 423.928.0302 or email:

Patience — the Key to Remodeling

Modern Supply Client Spotlight

If you’re planning a remodeling project, patience is key. Remodeling can be stressful and full of surprises. Focusing on your completed vision makes it all worthwhile. Modern Supply’s clients, Pete & Hiral Lloyd-Jones, can testify to the challenges of living through a kitchen remodeling project.

The Lloyd-Jones’ 1970’s kitchen needed an update−especially the dated appliances. The project evolved from updating appliances to a complete remodel when they discovered the built-in oven size was no longer available.

Hiral commented, “I had a vision of my dream kitchen.” She considered their lifestyle, likes and dislikes of the existing kitchen, budget and future resell value when developing her design.  After doing on-line research and talking with Modern Supply’s designer, Debbie Johnson, design objectives included:

– Lighten the kitchen
– Mix a cozy, county style with contemporary elements
– Create a warm, earthy feel
– Improve space functionality
– Maximize budget by doing some work themselves

Country kitchen remodel

A mix of country & contemporary for a cozy kitchen feel.

Cabinetry is a kitchen’s focal point and the foundation of a remodel. “I was tired of dark wood and paint. I wanted a lighter finish, to add color and incorporate unique elements,” Hiral said.  A maple wood finished in vanilla cream with a caramel glaze detailing was perfect. For a cozy earthy touch, a second finish of mossy green was incorporated. Granite countertops in peacock green—a dark, rich color—pulled the two finishes together. A backsplash of white subway tiles with dark green accents continued to complement the cabinetry and granite.

StarMark Mossy Green cabinet

The open doors & shelving adds a unique touch.

Earthy, brown slate flooring complete with a cable heating system complements the overall design while increasing winter comfort. Lighting included a mix of new recessed and pendants. Oil rubbed bronze pendant lights inserted a classic touch.

Pete & Hiral share advice for homeowners considering a remodeling project. “The best advice is to have patience,” Hiral says. “A remodel doesn’t happen overnight and can be stressful for everyone. Be prepared for dust—it was everywhere. Expect the unexpected. You don’t know what lies behind the wall or under the flooring. Also, purchase the best quality cabinetry your budget will allow. Features like dovetail joints make a difference.”

Porcher Farm Sink

Lovin’ this Porcher Farm Sink!

Pete adds, “If you’re trying to stretch the budget, choose the projects you undertake carefully. Make sure you’re up for the task. We removed the old tile, painted and laid the heating cables ourselves. I also sold our old cabinetry on-line.”

Would they do anything differently? Hiral states, “I

Kitchen remodel with Pete & Hiral Lloyd-Jones

View HGTV videos on the Lloyd-Jones’ kitchen remodel

love all of my choices and would not change anything. We enjoy the kitchen and spend more time in it. It’s rewarding to see our friends reaction when they see the kitchen for the first time.” did a series of 4 videos with the home owners & Modern Supply. View videos