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New Faucet Technology from Sonoma Forge

Check out these stylish designer faucets from Sonoma Forge. They use a new “hands-free” technology that does not rely on infrared – so no hand waving required! With a list price of $1,900, this is not inexpensive but is definitely something that will make a statement in a powder room and then become a conversation piece. Sonoma Forge calls their sensor technology “Sans Hands.” You can visit their website here:


Slot Sinks

Although primarily designed for public facilities, the dramatically minimalist look of the slot sink is also making it popular for an in home powder room. The sink’s basin can easily be modified to fit multiple faucets and durability and easy cleaning are  a plus. The manufacturer is Evans + Paul. Their website is  at ss of the location, it’s important that both durability and cleanliness be the two defining factors for fabrication. At Evans + Paul, we manufacture all of our products out of nonporous solid surface solutions that are designed to resist potential staining… 


Native Trails – Farmhouse Sink

We really like products  by Native Trails. They were at the Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles this year. Here we show their Farmhouse 3018 concrete kitchen sink. It is remarkably light for being made of concrete, due in large part to being artisan crafted in NativeStone®,  a blend of concrete and jute. It is equally at home in a rustic as in a modern setting. It is available in Ash, Slate and Pearl. For more from Native Trails go to:


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.


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… 

New Showroom for Cabinets of the Desert!

We have moved to much larger space in our showroom/office condo in the Venture Commerce Center at 73700 Dinah Shore Dr, #302, Palm Desert, CA 92211. We are near Sam’s Club and just a little to the East of Bedrosians. Our showroom is still a work in progress but we already have some great displays featuring our 4 lines of cabinetry – Executive Cabinetry, Ovation, Design Craft and Envoy. Come check us out!

Nordic Ware Egg Boiler

We love simple kitchen gadgets and this one is great. Very inexpensive too. Microwave egg boiler for hard- or soft-boiled eggs Interior shelf holds up to 4 eggs upright No piercing required Dishwasher safe BPA (Bisphenol A) and melamine-free Actual height is 6 1/4″ and it is 5 1/4″ across at the widest point The secret to the whole thing is the eggs are protected from the microwaves by an aluminum hood inside the plastic lid. The microwaves boil the water and the steam cooks the eggs. You can find it on Amazon here. Here… 

Rev-A-Shelf Sink Base Drip Tray

Line the base of your cabinet with this Sink Base Drip Tray from Rev-A-Shelf to help prevent damage from water leaks and spillage. The tray is designed with a slope that will push water out of the cabinet onto the floor, so you are aware of a leak and the bottom of the cabinet is protected from water damage. The tray, which is resistant to most household chemicals, comes in a variety of sizes and can be trimmed to fit with a utility knife. The tray is available on and Walmart.

NKBA People’s Choice Awards 2015

HGTV and the National Kitchen and Bath Association have posted the results of the NKBA People’s Pick Design Competition. Please go here  ( to view the nominees for Best Kitchen and Best Bathroom.


Drawer Slides – A Technical Note

Our cabinets are beautiful but they have to work. In part this means that our cabinet drawers have to slide easily, close softly and carry the load safely and smoothly. So our cabinet manufacturer installs top-of-the-line Blum Tandem Full Extension Drawer Slides with Blumotion. These drawer slides have an incredibly smooth full-extension action combined with a self closing mechanism that engages 2″ before the drawer is closed. This gently eases the drawer back into the cabinet. Plus the slides are totally concealed, so there is no clunky metal to detract from the beauty of your…