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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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Fall 2020 Kitchen Design Trends

An increase in home improvement activity is the basis for key Fall 2020 kitchen design trends.  A recent homeowner survey on Houzz reflects that for many people, spending more time at home has homeowners realizing they would like to improve function and appearance. Nearly 4 in 5 homeowners (79%) reported that they were thinking about making changes that could help them enjoy their homes more. Additionally, 23% of respondents would… Read More »Fall 2020 Kitchen Design Trends

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Kitchen Storage: 3 Smart Ideas

The featured photo above highlights the kitchen storage display at our showroom. We recently remodeled to install dozens of storage options for you to see and try. Every open door and drawer above contains a storage discovery. Come by and give them all a try. Consider our line-up of kitchen storage solutions below as a starting point. Spice Things Up Small items like individual spice jars are often the hardest… Read More »Kitchen Storage: 3 Smart Ideas

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The New Galley Kitchen

A galley kitchen consists of two rows of cabinetry that face one another with a walkway between. It can be enclosed or open. This layout takes its name from the kitchen spaces in ships, trains, or planes. This kitchen layout is all about efficiency and wise use of available space. This classic kitchen layout can be one of the simplest and most versatile layout choices. The layout can work in… Read More »The New Galley Kitchen

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The Truth About Custom Cabinets

Think Custom Cabinets Are Too Expensive? Selecting new cabinets as part of a kitchen remodel doesn’t have to be intimidating. Yes, they set the style for your new kitchen, have to be functional, and you’ll have them for years. And, cabinetry may account for as much as 40 percent of your kitchen renovation budget. Additionally, the word “custom” can add a whole other level of pressure. But what if custom… Read More »The Truth About Custom Cabinets

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Kitchen Design – The 60-30-10 Rule

A Simple Kitchen Design Rule Have you ever walked into a kitchen and it just felt right, but you couldn’t put your finger on exactly why? Chances are that proportion was a key factor.   The kitchen designer paid careful attention to balancing needed function with the colors used and the scale of the kitchen cabinets and other fittings. A simple but powerful design rule that can help achieve this balance… Read More »Kitchen Design – The 60-30-10 Rule

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Kitchen Remodeling Steps

There is a saying in the real estate industry: Kitchens sell homes.But in fact, because of low housing inventory, many people are deciding to remodel instead of selling. In addition, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report, 76 percent of Americans surveyed would prefer to upgrade their home to meet their needs – especially their kitchen. From a financial standpoint, the best (and smartest) kind of kitchen remodel is one that… Read More »Kitchen Remodeling Steps

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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 – New Solutions for Blind Corners

Almost every kitchen will have at least one blind corner cabinet. This is just the nature of the space. But they are a cook’s nightmare. They are where the sun don’t shine. They are where long unused kitchen utensils languish. They are deep, dark and hard to get at. Old time solutions to blind corners included: Simply blocking the corner off and not having any cabinetry there, a huge waste… Read More »Kitchen Cabinets – New Solutions for Blind Corners

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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