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Sous Vide Cooking

We love gadgets and the sous vide water oven for the home is the best to come down the pike in a very long time. Sous vide (French for “under vacuum”) cooking is a method of cooking in which food is sealed in airtight plastic bags then placed in a water bath at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 131 to 140 °F) for meat and higher for vegetables. The intent is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and retain moisture.… 

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Rancho Mirage Condo Kitchen

Cabinets of the Desert recently installed cabinetry in a small kitchen in Rancho Mirage. The door style is Marconi Shaker, stain is Tawny and the wood species Pacific Maple. The condo owners are very happy with the result.

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Marrakesh Series by Arizona Tile

Our business partners, Arizona Tile, have introduced their new Marrakesh Series of tile. These 8″ x 8″ tiles look hand-painted and are offered in ceramic or porcelain, depending on the finish. They are available in grey and color mixes and glossy and matte finishes. Please go here (https://www.arizonatile.com/en/products/porcelain-and-ceramic/marrakesh) for much more. We found the Marrakesh Series at the latest NAHB Show in Las Vegas.

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Vauth-Sagel – Storage & Organizing Ingenuity

Vauth-Sagel is a German manufacturer of storage related items. It is an expert  on kitchen organization, offering a large selection of ingenious cabinet pull-outs and lazy susans. We really like these door organizer and ironing board ideas. A link to their website is here: Vauth-Sagel.

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New Counter Top Waste System

We at Cabinets of the Desert love innovation. And DropOut Cabinets does not disappoint here. Their combination forward tilt wastebasket and through counter top food prep/disposal system is outstanding.  Their website is here and a  great Youtube video showing how the system works is here.

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Bathroom Bling by Native Trails

This is a company with an unusual story. Their mission is to bring into the mainstream the work of undiscovered artisans throughout the world. We have featured some of their bathroom vanity sinks here. “I founded Native Trails with a dream of bridging cultures, of combining artisan heritage with innovative design and sustainable materials. Bringing the beautiful work of undiscovered artisans to homes all over the world is a passion I gratefully live out every day.” ~Naomi Neilson Howard, Founder/CEO Here is a link to the Native Trails website.

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IDS Palm Springs Chapter Lunch

On April 13, 2016 Cabinets of the Desert had the pleasure and privilege of hosting lunch for the Palm Springs Chapter of IDS. This was their Monthly Meeting and Mastermind Session. We have included some photos of our gathering above. The group discussed what’s new in the world and business of design, globally, nationally and here in the Coachella Valley. Notable at this meeting were the congratulations offered to Patricia Lockwood of Lockwood Interiors for awards earned at the IDS Designer of the Year event in Dallas, Texas on April 1. 2016. Lockwood Interiors was… 

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Toe Kick Storage

It’s out of sight and out of mind. But, everywhere you have a base cabinet, you have an unused cavity below in the space behind the toe kick. This provides an opportunity to create storage. Yes, it’s pretty shallow and you have to stoop but a toe kick drawer is perfect for less frequently used kitchen utensils, or only occasionally used platters (think Thanksgiving turkey), or emergency supplies like candles, batteries and flash lights. And don’t forget Fido. A toe kick drawer is also perfect for keeping pet food dishes contained and out of sight… 

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La Quinta Kitchen

Cabinets of the Desert recently completed this kitchen in PGA West. For the wall cabinets, the client selected a shaker door style finished in “Alabaster” paint. The island has the same door style but is finished in a beautifully complementary “Shadow” paint. The overall effect is warm, welcoming, and restful.