Know Before You Go: What is Custom Cabinetry? What Makes a Cabinet Custom? What does the term custom cabinetry mean to you and your kitchen remodeling project? Custom cabinets are measured, designed, and built to fit your specific kitchen. This article will provide an overview of custom cabinetry to help you purchase your new kitchen cabinets. Selecting your new kitchen cabinets is a big design decision. They set the style for the kitchen remodel-whether modern, transitional, or traditional. They also need to be highly functional and last for years. Additionally, kitchen cabinetry accounts for a… Read More »The Truth About Custom Cabinets
How to Choose the Perfect White Kitchen Cabinets As you plan your kitchen remodel, you may be wondering, “Are white kitchen cabinets a good idea?” In the ever-changing world of kitchen design, white cabinetry is a classic choice. It is both neutral and versatile. Whether your taste is for a sleek modern look, modern farmhouse, or traditional style, white cabinetry effortlessly adapts, transcending trends. In this blog, we’ll help you decide if white kitchen cabinets are the right choice for your home. You will learn how to incorporate them into your kitchen design and tips… Read More »White Kitchen Cabinets
Know Before You Go We’ve talked about what makes a quality build for a cabinet box and what materials are used in cabinet building. Next up is the fun part – choosing from the different kitchen cabinet door styles. Which style is right for you? The door style you choose will set the overall design for your kitchen. Is your dream kitchen sleek contemporary, chic transitional, warm traditional? Maybe you have always wanted display space for a collection, island/urban look louvers, or a farmhouse kitchen with rustic beadboard doors. Let’s look at the types of cabinet… Read More »Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles
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.… Read More »Kitchen Cabinets – Aging-in-Place
The inclusion of products and materials that create an environment hostile to bacteria, fungus and mold is not an idea that should be the exclusive province of hospitals, nursing homes and the hospitality industry. It makes excellent sense for domestic kitchens too. The key is in the selection of non-porous surfaces, especially for countertops. This means avoiding wood, such as butcher block, and avoiding natural stone, such as granite. Both of these materials are full of pores and fissures, making them an ideal environment for bacteria looking for a place to live with food, moisture… Read More »Promoting Health & Hygiene in the Kitchen
When choosing your kitchen cabinetry and counter top material, be mindful of the type of sink you will install. Elkay’s Luxe sink is a lighter weight alternative to the standard enameled cast iron. It comes in a variety of configurations and is made from a stain and scratch resistant blend of stone and acrylic resin all reinforced with fiberglass. The micro-fine quartz material used is smooth and non-porous. It will repel dirt, food, liquid and stains and will prevent the spread of bacteria. This sink comes in a number of different configurations and a variety… Read More »Elkay’s Quartz Luxe Collection of Sinks
Cabinets of the Desert provided and installed the cabinets for this beautiful PGA West kitchen. The wall cabinets are in the Urban shaker style in a soft white paint. The island cabinets are also in the shaker style but in a contrasting walnut stain.
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.
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… Read More »Toe Kick Storage
Rev-A-Shelf has come up with a 30 K-Cup organizer. This is a solid wood insert that simply drops into a standard 18″ or 24″ cabinet drawer. Or it can be trimmed down to any size you want. Your single serve coffee maker is a great piece of equipment but now you do not have to put up with the typical K-Cup clutter that typically goes with it. You can find this organizer at the Rev-A-Shelf website here.