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Classic Shaker Cabinetry at Cabinets of the Desert

Classic Shaker Cabinetry

Shaker Cabinets Elevate Your Kitchen Design with this Elegant and Practical Choice. Are you looking to give your newly remodeled kitchen a timeless yet stylish look? If so, consider installing shaker kitchen cabinets. Shaker-style kitchen cabinets have simple, straight lines and flat-paneled frames. As a result, they offer a minimalist yet sophisticated look. They come in a full range of sizes, styles, and colors that can fit any space. This article covers the top things you need to know when considering Shaker cabinets for your kitchen. What Are Shaker Style Cabinets? Let’s begin with a… 

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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?… 

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 Wood? Clear Alder is a light hardwood with no knots, having a grain pattern similar to Cherry. Light brown and reddish undertones characterize it. It… 

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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 Bath. This project also showcases the value of working with a talented Interior Designer!  Check out the two before pictures below for proof.  Cabinets of… 

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 the process of buying cabinets so you know what to expect. The good news is that modern kitchen cabinets are future-proof.  There are plenty of… 

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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 Finishes Your color choices are unlimited when you choose painted cabinets. Our manufacturers offer a full palette of readily available colors, or you can choose… 

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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 learn what to look for in a quality cabinet. Basic Cabinet Terms There are four components to a cabinet: the Box, the Shelves, the Drawers,… 

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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 we have for your kitchen cabinets. Alder Alder wood is native to the Pacific Northwest and is characterized by a smooth, straight grain with some… 

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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 the Hotel Rapallo, the exceptional wine bars and gourmet food [envision grilled octopus and truffle mouse] they enjoyed. Buon appetito. Plus, you’ll discover the beauty… 

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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 statement furnishings with a variety of rich finishes and unique accents. Glass door inserts beautifully illuminate tableware and stemware, while automatic LED lighting further brightens…