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Cabinets

Kitchen cabinetry is a very important decision in the building or remodeling process. If you haven’t shopped for cabinets lately it can be very overwhelming with all of the design and finish options available since you typically don’t plan to replace your cabinets! We have taken the guesswork out of giving you the basics you need to know before shopping. Cabinets are so important because they keep you organized and they are a major design element in a room. With today’s technology, there are endless finish options and organizational options giving you the opportunity to get a product that fits your style and personality exactly- budget permitting, of course.

In this section, you will learn about the different types of cabinetry, options for space saving and more efficiency, hardware as well as how to maintain your cabinets.

Before you get started consider the following:

    • Cabinet Accessories –roll out shelves, drawer trays etc.
    • Cabinets at different heights
    • Cabinets in different materials, finishes & styles
    • Glass doors, solid doors or combination
    • Open shelving
    • Drawers

– Utensils
– Silverware
– Make-up
– Hair dryer
– Deep drawers for tall bottles-lotion etc.
– Files – desk in the kitchen

    • Your storage needs

– Canned goods
– Cookbooks
– Pots & pans
– Baking pans
– Cleaning supplies
– Towels and linens
– Bathroom necessities

 

 

 

Call us today or visit our convenient showroom that’s open 7 days a week! Our In-store specialists have been through hours of training to educate our customers, answer tough questions, and provide the best customer service possible. We will show you why we deserve to earn your business!

Come visit our showroom in Santa Ana located near:

  • Anaheim Hills
  • Laguna Hills
  • Mission Viejo
  • Newport Beach

Cabinet Considerations

  • Space planning is very important for both the kitchen and the bath. Spend an adequate amount of time making sure that all of your needs will be met before the order is placed. It’s so much easier to spend a little more time planning on the front end than having regrets when the project is comp
  • If you find yourself constantly searching for items in the kitchen or bath, spend some time reviewing the storage and organization options available for cabinetry. Again, a little extra time planning on the front end can make your life a lot easier when the project is complete.
  • Durability and construction of the cabinets are an important consideration. If your cabinets are going to see a lot of use, it is important to buy cabinets that are made with quality hardware, quality interiors and door panels.
  • If the need for replacement comes up with cabinet parts that are stained and painted, be prepared that the color might not be a perfect match after time has passed from the original purchase.
  • If you choose a cabinet with a dark stain, adequate lighting needs to be taken into consideration to compensate for the darkness of the cabinets.
  • Think about resale. Don’t let it be your only deciding factor, but cabinets are not easy and inexpensive to replace so the style of the cabinets needs to compliment the style of the rest of the house.

Cabinet Options

  • Cabinets have more options than ever. Make a well thought out plan for your storage needs and how you like to cook. All of these features are not available in all cabinet lines. Check with your cabinet manufacturer to see what items they offer.
  • Lazy Susan’s with turntable shelves make the most out of storage for corner cabinets.
  • Pull out shelves make it easier to reach hard to reach items at the back of a deep cabinet. Pull out drawers with a taller front or lip are also available.
  • Appliance garages are designed to hide small appliances and keep the counter looking free of clutter.
  • Full extension drawer slides allow the back of the drawer to pull out past the face of the cabinet allowing large pots to be lifted out vertically instead of having to tilt them at an angle to remove them.
  • Spice racks can be found in drawers, inside of doors or in a small pull out cabinet designed into the base cabinets. Keep in mind that spices need to be near the stove, but not too close because heat will quickly weaken the strength of the spices.
  • Special inserts can be purchased for heavy items like mixers so that they can rise to countertop height without having to be lifted from a base cabinet.
  • Custom panels can be created for some appliances so that the face of the appliances looks like the cabinet rather than disrupting the flow of the cabinet finish.
  • Pull out tables are available in higher end cabinet lines that serve as another workstation, but can be retracted much like a pocket door when not in use.
  • Wicker baskets can be inserted into areas with no doors for optimal storage and a unique look.
  • Open shelving is a good option for displaying decorative items or cookbooks.
  • Built in trash cans and recycle stations can be included inside a cabinet. Some cabinet lines offer double stacking waste baskets in the same cabinet. Built in laundry hampers are available for the bathroom.
  • Pull out towel racks are available mounted in the doors of some cabinet lines. These are helpful in the bath as well as the kitchen.
  • Roll out serving carts that look like a cabinet door when retracted are great time savers and space savers.
  • Tilt out bins with wood or glass fronts make reaching for vegetables or other items a cinch!
  • Decorative plate racks installed in the upper cabinets make reaching for dinner plates very convenient.
  • Small apothecary drawers are perfect for small items that typically get lost in standard size drawers.
  • File inserts can be added for kitchens with separate work stations.
  • Knife blocks with separate slots for each knife keep knives in a safe organized place that keeps the counter clean and the knives from getting damaged by being in the same drawer together.
  • Cutlery dividers that are made to the exact specifications of your drawers keep your utensils neat and organized.
  • Again, to keep the countertop less cluttered, pull out cutlery boards are a nice option to be able to store after being used rather than seen on the countertop.
  • Tilt down sink front drawers are a perfect place to keep sponges and small dish cleaning items.
  • To keep bread fresh and in a consistent spot, stainless bread boxes are available as drawer inserts.
  • Media drawers that specifically fit CD’s and DVD’s can be incorporated into kitchen work stations.
  • Pantries have a variety of different configuration options from wood versus metal rack interiors, pull out and stationary shelving, pull out spice racks, sliding trays and drawers and other special storage options.

Cabinet Modeling

  • Crown molding or crown molding with decorative accents such as rope or a basket weave pattern can complete the look of your kitchen or bath cabinets for a furniture look or more finished look. Carved crown moldings with custom designs are available in some higher end cabinet lines. These molding can also be purchased to extend around the perimeter of the room to match the top of the cabinets, if desired.
  • Below wall cabinet treatments sometimes called light rail can be installed at the base of the top cabinet for a more finished look or to hide under cabinet lighting.
  • Corbels add elegance and sophistication to cabinet corners. Most commonly, corbels are found on islands. They are particularly helpful when a countertop that is thicker than a standard countertop is used. The corbels can appear as though they are supporting the weight of the thicker countertop or some can actually be used as support for the weight of the countertop.
  • Turned posts can be used in full to create table legs or they can be halved and applied to areas like island corners for added decoration and dimension.
  • Similar to turned posts, pilasters can be applied for a more elegant and sophisticated look. Pilasters by definition are slightly projecting columns built into or onto a wall or cabinet.
  • Decorative feet are designed to make cabinets look like furniture pieces or to give a different dimension to a special area. For example, if the sink cabinets are pulled out past the line of the rest of the cabinets for a more dramatic look, the front of those specific cabinets can have decorative feet. Decorative feet can also be found on the island or cabinets designed to serve as a china hutch to create a furniture look.
  • Examples of different styles of decorative feet and legs are:
      -Bun feet
      -Ball and Claw feet
      -Queen Anne legs
      -Cabriole legs
      -Flared legs
      -Shaker style feet
  • Overlays can be added to areas like the kitchen hood to give a more decorative focal point.
  • Wainscot panels can be used to accent the cabinetry by being installed on the perimeter walls of the room either below the chair rail or fully covering the walls.