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Cabinet Wood Species: Maple

Cabinet Wood Species: Maple What is Maple Wood? Sugar maple (Acer sacharrum)-the same tree that gives us pure maple syrup-is also used for furniture and cabinet making. It is sometimes called Hard or Black Maple. A dozen other species of maple, such as striped, silver, red, or bigleaf, are classified as “soft” maple and sometimes used in fine furniture making.  The maple tree is native to the northern United States and parts of Canada. The Great Lakes area and Vermont produce most of the world’s furniture maple wood.   What Are the Types of Maple Wood?… 

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Palm Valley Color Palette

We love the way the colors in this Palm Valley Country Club remodel came together. Cabinets of the Desert played a big part in the design of this project and provided the kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. Come and see our showroom in the Venture Commerce Center at 73700 Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert.

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1920s Pasadena House Remodel

Cabinets of the Desert participated in this stunning remodel of a 1920s house in Pasadena. The kitchen utilizes a traditional door style in a striking combination of Super White paint for the perimeter cabinets with a contrasting Black Stain for the island. The master bathroom, Jack-n-Jill bathroom, and linen cabinets are classic shaker-style doors also in Super White paint.

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Palm Springs Bathroom Vanities

Cabinets of the Desert was recently involved in a condo remodel project in South Palm Springs. For her bathrooms, our client selected a black European-style slab door. This door is made of a Norway fir veneer married to an industrial MDF substrate. MDF is a very stable material that is well suited to our desert environment because it doesn’t expand and contract at extreme temperatures.

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Trends in Bathroom Fixtures

We feature here in the scrolling images some interesting and stylish innovations in bathroom fixtures. 1 Robern Vanity Cabinet with TV Here’s how to catch up on the world while shaving or putting on makeup. This two-in-one mirrored cabinet features an 8-inch LCD TV screen tucked into a corner of the door. This unobtrusive placement gives you a clear view of what you are doing and, when the TV is off, a translucent silver covering provides a reflective surface. Robern has all kinds of beautiful stuff: http://www.robern.com 2 Porcher Floorstanding Vanity This little vanity from Porcher… 

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PGA West Project

This full-house cabinetry design and installation included providing complementary cabinetry for the kitchen, bar, master bath, guest bath, and casita.   Our client selected a deep brown textured laminate simple European-style slab cabinetry for the kitchen and baths. TSS laminate has a wood-like texture and a rich mahogany color but is easier to maintain than wood cabinetry.  A simple white Shaker door was used in the laundry and casita. Modern, graphic, silver hardware ties the cabinetry together throughout the house.  

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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: www.sonomaforge.com/designer-sensor-faucets.html

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Getting Cabinets Handled

Once you have your cabinets selected, what about the hardware? Choosing hardware is not as simple as you might think. There is a lot to consider and here are some things to think about to make sure you make the right selection out of the vast number of choices available to you. Remember, you will be looking at, touching and feeling the hardware every day for a long time. Knobs or pulls: Knobs are attached to a cabinet door or drawer front with a single screw/attachment point. Pulls are attached to a cabinet door or… 

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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 www.evansandpaul.com 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… 

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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.