Laurie Gorelick Interiors


Pawsitive Feedback

I last wrote about the trend toward the integration and customization of kitchens and how Poggenpohl, a German brand, was forwarding that trend with its introduction of the P'7350 kitchen concept.

Take a look now at how Wood-Mode -- the largest U.S. manufacturer of custom cabinets for the kitchen, bath and other rooms in the home -- is championing that trend stateside.

At the 2015 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Wood-Mode featured new cabinetry options targeted to specific lifestyle needs. Its just-launched Coffee Station and Wine Bar is a complete beverage station, with lateral bi-pass doors that switch the focus from breakfast duty to bar service.


                                                              Photo courtesy of Wood-Mode.

The upper doors slide left and right, maintaining the upper cabinets sleek low profile.


                                                               Photo courtesy of Wood-Mode.

Cabinet interiors are constructed of solid walnut, making the cabinets as handsome on the inside as they are on the outside.


Pull out pantries are fashioned in chrome and white.


Recognizing the value of pets in our lives and the accommodations they require, Wood-Mode introduced the Pet Parlor last year and showcased it at KBIS. Doubling as a utility or laundry room, the Pet Parlor features low-height pull-out drawers with pet bowl cut-outs and and bin storage for pet food. A low cabinet unit can accommodate an apron sink for pet-bathing.



                                                      Photos courtesy of Wood-Mode.

Showcasing its ongoing partnership with Susquehanna Service Dogs, Wood-Mode brought to KBIS several Labrador service dogs including two adorable puppies -- service dogs in training -- to demonstrate the features of the Pet Parlor and the talents of these service dogs. You'd think that travelling almost 2500 miles by airplane to work at a trade show would be disadvantageous for the dogs. But interestingly, the trip was ideal for their training. Being able to guide their human companions among large crowds is just the skill these dogs have to master. A purely pawsitive outcome!

Disclaimer: Wood-Mode was a sponsor of BlogtourVegas and, together with other sponsors, paid for my Blogtour experience.