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Style Meets Substance

Becoming as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional, modern kitchen and bathroom cabinets are evolving with distinctive style and substance. Of course, with space and storage leading the way in purpose, contemporary cabinet designs are more artfully blended with such present-day designs as contemporary, mid-century modern, transitional and traditional elements. Not your grandmother’s cabinetry, quality and competitively priced cabinets now appeal to “lighter and brighter” inside and out, and complement statement furnishings with a variety of rich finishes and unique accents. Glass door inserts beautifully illuminate tableware and stemware, while automatic LED lighting further brightens… 

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What’s on Your Kitchen Wishlist?

Dreaming of a new kitchen?  There is no time like the present to start a wish list of ” can’t live withouts” for your future kitchen project.  Cabinets of the Desert has an idea or two about what homeowners want in a kitchen and can help you make the kitchen of your dreams a reality. Here are a few kitchen features to take into consideration when planning your ultimate kitchen: A Large Island: When entertaining at home most guests gather in the kitchen- especially around the island.  An extra foot or two of countertop depth… 

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Choosing Great Kitchen Cabinets

The Importance of Choosing Great Kitchen Cabinets Any contractor, real estate agent, or home buyer or seller knows that the added value in a home is found in the kitchen and bathroom spaces. Kitchens are a focal point of any home and for every dollar spent three times the value is added. Kitchen cabinets are the foundation of style and quality in the space, and they also serve to set the tone for the quality that can be found on the rest of the property.  If the kitchen is not remodeled well then that is… 

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A Microbrewery in Your Kitchen? Perfect for an Appliance Garage

We recently posted on appliance garages: https://www.cabinetsofthedesert.com/appliance-garages-clearing-kitchen-counter-clutter/. And we have just come across a perfect candidate for this application. If you like gadgets and beer, the Pico from PicoBrew could be just right for you. It is new on the scene and we have only just come across it. So we can’t speak from experience but you will see it has excellent ratings on Amazon. The Pico offers a Keurig coffee cartridge approach to brewing. It uses “PicoPaks.” These bring beers from microbreweries all over the world right to your kitchen. You put the PicoPak into… 

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Kitchen Cabinets – Aging-in-Place

We have covered Aging-in-Place generally elsewhere on this site. Please see https://www.cabinetsofthedesert.com/aging-in-place/ This blog addresses how the principles of Universal Design, which make kitchens “age-friendly,” specifically apply to the design and accessorizing of cabinetry. We start with the sink, which is where a great deal of kitchen work happens. Here cabinetry is designed to leave a space below the sink to allow a wheel chair to approach closely. If desired, doors can be attached to the front to improve the look of this arrangement. The sink itself can be fixed or motorized to make it adjustable.… 

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Kitchen Cabinetry for a Palm Springs Remodel

Cabinets of the Desert recently provided kitchen cabinets for a beautiful remodel project in the Palm Springs Movie Colony. The client selected a classic gloss white European-style cabinet.  We customized and modernized the look of the cabinetry by removing the toe kicks and installing contemporary brushed nickel steel legs.  Cabinets of the Desert offers quality cabinetry from: Our Manufacturers

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Faceframe vs Frameless Cabinets

Face Frame vs. Frameless Cabinets – What is the Difference and Should I Care? There are two industry-standard ways of building cabinets: Face Frame and Frameless. Frameless cabinet construction has been the industry standard in Europe for many decades. Frameless kitchen cabinets were initially developed to meet the need for durable and customizable cabinetry during the home building surge in European countries that followed WWII. Face Frame construction is more traditional in North American kitchen cabinet manufacturing.What do we mean by Face Frame construction? Face Frame cabinets are made with a wooden frame forming the…