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Clear Alder and Knotty Alder

Clear Alder and Knotty Alder What is Alder Wood? Alder is a fast-growing deciduous (annual leaf-shedding) tree and a member of the birch family. It thrives near rivers and streams from the Great Plains to the Western part of the U.S., Northern Europe, and parts of the Middle East and Eastern Africa. Alder trees are grown for their wood, medicine, decorative bark, and catkins.  What Are the Types of Alder… Read More »Clear Alder and Knotty Alder

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Interior Designer’s Own Home

One of the interior designers that we work with regularly asked Cabinets of the Desert to provide cabinetry for the renovation of her own home. The designer chose a mix of matte black, glossy white, and sophisticated walnut cabinetry to showcase the new open kitchen layout and integrate it with the living area. The white cabinetry-a modern take on the 5-panel Shaker door with slender rails-is repeated in the Master… Read More »Interior Designer’s Own Home

Buying Kitchen Cabinets

Know Before You Go You’ve done your online research and looked at articles like our Kitchen Remodeling Steps article. Now you are ready to move on to actually buying your kitchen cabinets. Making the right cabinet choice is important because kitchen cabinets play a big role in how your kitchen looks. They can have a big impact on budget too. In this article, we are going to walk you through… Read More »Buying Kitchen Cabinets

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Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

Know Before You Go You have figured out the door style you like – now it is time to bring some personality into your space with cabinet door finishes. This choice will establish the final aesthetic of your kitchen cabinet design. We will cover the different types of kitchen cabinet finishes in this post, the manufacturing techniques used, and the pros and cons of each type of finish. Painted Cabinet… Read More »Kitchen Cabinet Finishes

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Kitchen Cabinet Terms

Know Before You Go Visually, cabinets will set the design tone for the rest of the kitchen. This makes choosing kitchen cabinets one of the most essential parts of your kitchen renovation. You want to choose cabinets that look good, work well, and last. Picking up some basic kitchen cabinet terms before you go cabinet shopping will help you understand what designers and contractors are talking about. You can also… Read More »Kitchen Cabinet Terms

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Natural Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Natural wood kitchen cabinets offer several positives not found with other materials. Our modern kitchens use stainless steel and glossy finishes. The natural warmth, texture, and durability of wood provides the perfect visual contrast. Also, any well-built quality wood cabinet will last for decades.  Plus, they can be stained to highlight the wood grain or painted to a smooth, lasting finish. Following is an overview of the available hardwood choices… Read More »Natural Wood Kitchen Cabinets

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Classic Shaker Cabinetry

Defining Classic Shaker Cabinetry People often gravitate to Shaker cabinetry for their kitchen remodels because the style is simple and timeless. The most popular color for Shaker cabinets is white. But there are many finish types available. This cabinet style can work in a traditional, transitional, or contemporary kitchen. How did Shaker Cabinets come to be the very definition of a kitchen cabinet classic? The History of Shaker Cabinets This… Read More »Classic Shaker Cabinetry

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Italian Kitchen Cabinetry

Italy Opens Its Doors Many of us know, firsthand, about the unrivaled food and wine that’s synonymous with Italy. Its art and history are also among the most notable in the world. Yet, how much do you recognize Italian kitchen cabinetry? Join Cabinets of the Desert’s Ed Pedalino and his wife, Barbara, on their first trip to Florence and the Tuscany Region. They’ll share moments from their memorable stay at… Read More »Italian Kitchen Cabinetry

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Style Meets Substance

Becoming as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional, modern kitchen and bathroom cabinets are evolving with distinctive style and substance. Of course, with space and storage leading the way in purpose, contemporary cabinet designs are more artfully blended with such present-day designs as contemporary, mid-century modern, transitional and traditional elements. Not your grandmother’s cabinetry, quality and competitively priced cabinets now appeal to “lighter and brighter” inside and out, and complement… Read More »Style Meets Substance

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Choosing Great Kitchen Cabinets

The Importance of Choosing Great Kitchen Cabinets Any contractor, real estate agent, or home buyer or seller knows that the added value in a home is found in the kitchen and bathroom spaces. Kitchens are a focal point of any home and for every dollar spent three times the value is added. Kitchen cabinets are the foundation of style and quality in the space, and they also serve to set… Read More »Choosing Great Kitchen Cabinets