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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… Read More »Cabinet Wood Species: Maple

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Kitchen Cabinets – Trash & Recycling Solutions

Modern kitchen designs will almost always account for under counter trash and recycling disposal. This is usually done with an under counter pull-out waste system that contains dual trash and recycle containers located in a single cabinet close to the dishwasher and food prep area. If space allows, some kitchen owners have a preference for separate trash and recycle containers in different cabinets. You simply slide the unit out by… Read More »Kitchen Cabinets – Trash & Recycling Solutions

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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… Read More »Kitchen Cabinets – Aging-in-Place

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Palm Springs Condo Remodel – Kitchen & Bar

Cabinets of the Desert recently completed this kitchen and bar for a rehab/flip project in Palm Springs. Being budget-conscious for the purposes of the flip, our client went with one of our economical lines. But there was no skimping on style. We used a greige textured laminate cabinet for the refrigerator run upper cabinets. We then added a high–gloss super white European-style slab door for the lower cabinets and bar.… Read More »Palm Springs Condo Remodel – Kitchen & Bar

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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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Maximum Kitchen Storage

Kitchen storage is always a concern. In addressing, this manufacturers like Hafele are doubling up storage capacity in kitchen  drawers with clever multiple tiers like those illustrated above. Go here for the complete Hafele catalog online. And don’t forget that our Design-Craft line gets a jump on this entire issue by offering high storage capacity cabinetry as standard.  Click here for the Design-Craft Gallery. Come to our showroom and talk… Read More »Maximum Kitchen Storage

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Blum Aventos HL: Bifold Lift System

This is a hot trend for 2016 and going forward. Hardware manufacturers, like Blum, are changing the way cabinet doors and drawers function. These hydraulic, easy-close doors fold up and out of the way making them perfect for kitchens where space is an issue.  They can be stopped in any location, meaning the handle always stays within reach. Go to the Blum site here: Aventos HL.

Community Snapshot – Palm Valley Country Club

Palm Valley Country Club lies on 433 acres to the north of Country Club Drive between Eldorado Drive and Washington in Palm Desert.  Construction started in 1984 and was completed in 1991.  The development comprises 1274 condominium units laid out on nine miles of roadway and features two 18 hole Ted Robinson designed golf courses.  The 6,545 yard Challenge Course is set aside for public use.  The master plan provided… Read More »Community Snapshot – Palm Valley Country Club