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Bye-Bye Bi-Fold

Categories: Announcements, Blog, News, SeaGate Homes | Posted: April 23, 2019

After input from customers, employees and industry professionals, SeaGate Homes has decided to say bye-bye to bi-fold closet doors. Our drafting department has been hard at work determining the best way to replace as many bi-fold doors on our plans as possible. Beginning in May, newly built homes will feature sliding or swing doors wherever possible. There are still a few smaller closets that will have to retain the bi-fold doors but for the most part bedroom closets will have sliding doors and walk-in-closets, pantries and linen closets will have swing doors. This update will be a standard feature and will allow for a sleeker, more refined design aesthetic. Along with this change, we have decided to remove plant shelves from our plans to continue the efforts for a sleeker look.

Our team is always reviewing plans, suggestions and industry standards to make sure our plans are efficient, cost effective and elegant.

For more information on our new plans, open a chat session below.

Understanding Cabinet Overlay

Categories: Blog, SeaGate Homes | Posted: April 3, 2019

One of the most requested but often misunderstood cabinet features if the type of overlay. Overlay refers to the amount the cabinet doors and drawers cover or lay over the base of the cabinet.
At SeaGate homes, our first and second level cabinet designs feature Standard Overlay.
In this picture, note how much of the cabinet frame is visible around the door and drawers. That is typical of a Standard Overlay.

Most of our third and fourth level cabinet styles feature Full Overlay.
In this image, notice the almost non-existent spacing between the cabinet doors and drawers.

It’s quite a difference. On a standard overlay, there is up to and sometime over an inch of exposed base between the doors. On the full overlay cabinets, there is typically less than ¼” between doors.
Full overlay cabinets typically cost slightly more than standard overlay due to the extra material and design specifications required, but an added benefit is that the level 1 hardware is included due to the inability to open the cabinets without them.
So how do you choose which option is best?
It basically comes down to aesthetics, personal preference, and price. Our design consultants can help you work either look into your personal style and selections.
For an up close look at our cabinet options, visit our Design Studio during browse hours, every Tuesday between 3 pm and 5 pm.

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