People Also Ask

A. Our cabinet sides are made from premium, cabinet grade, 3/4" thick, melamine coated medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or a cabinet grade, 3/4" thick prefinished plywood. Melamine offers a strong scratch resistant surface for the interior of the cabinet while the exterior will be painted with multiple coats a lacquer paint to match your home's trim color.

A. In most instances, we can cut a hole in the back of the cabinet and re-install the face plate. If an electrical outlet needs to be moved, you need to hire a licensed electrician to do so. Prior to installation, we will inform you if that is the case. Our custom cabinets have holes in the sides to allow for easy pass through of wires. Our shelves can be notched as well. We offer grommets for the counter top at no additional cost.

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  • Crown molding.
  • Lacquer paint.
  • Adjustable shelves with 3/4" x 1-1/2" built up, no sag shelf edge.
  • Counter top edge trim.
  • Toe kick molding.
  • Hidden and fully adjustable hinges.
  • Full extension drawer slides.

For more information, see our Standard Selection Sheet.

A. Since we custom manufacture and finish everything in our shop, we usually are in your home for less than a day.

A. We use lacquer. It is sprayed in an environmentally controlled booth that dries by a solvent evaporation or a curing process that produces a hard, durable finish. There is no paint done onsite so no foul oders in your home.

A. Yes, we like having visitors. Please let us know when you intend to come by.

A. Our boxes are joined with a combination of screwing and blind dados. Face frames and shelf edges are dadoes and glued on.

A. Custom cabinets are built to specific dimensions to fit perfectly into very unique spaces. The mounting methods vary depending on location, etc. and can be made from different woods depending on your desires.

A. The biggest difference is that custom cabinets are designed and then built to fit into a specific space and to work together to achieve your storage needs. Prefabricated cabinets will fit "generally" into your space.

A. Definitely! Prefabricated cabinets can be fit into your space, but custom cabinets are designed and built specifically for your space. And custom cabinets, in terms of quality, will go way beyond any prefabricated cabinet.

A. High quality cabinets will be made from all-plywood construction and the frames will be quality and long-lasting. They will have easy to clean interiors, full length back panels and dovetail drawer box construction.

A. High end cabinets (i.e. custom cabinets) are unique because of their styling, quality materials and quality workmanship. In non-custom cabinets you will note poor hinges/slides/fixtures, use of fiberboard, etc.

A. That's always a matter of ones own choice. Shaker cabinets are more contemporary and typically installed in rustic or modern kitchens while in traditional settings you tend to see raised panels being used.

A. One downside to a shakers compared to slab style cabinets is that there is a tendency for food/dust particles to gather in the crevices/grooves/corners. A little harder to clean, maybe?

A. For these, a distressed treatment can give a chic style finish, but this typically comes with a higher charge. For some people, this distressed look doesn't appear natural and overdone.

A. For kitchen cabinets, MDF and solid wood is hard to beat. Solid wood is durable and sturdy where MDF is known for smoother finishes and is resistant to humidity.

A. While there is only a minor space difference between the two a frameless cabinet is better for accessible space. Frameless also offers a sleep modern look with lower cost, larger drawers and interior room.

A. 36" is a standard height for vanities, and 72" wide for dual-sinks is recommended. It is normal to see pre-builts at 60" wide, but this make space a premium and is not recommended.

A. A vanity cabinet standard height is 32", but they can range anywhere from 30" to 36". The current trend is for them to get taller, which is referred to as a comfort height.

A. Custom cabinets are designed and built for storage. They can be mounted from floor to ceiling and are made from a variety of wood. The may also include tin or glass doors.

A. Custom cabinets are designed to fit your room's dimensions without wasted space. Their popularity includes the ability to select the type of hinges, handles or pulls to be used as a design element.

A. A quality kitchen cabinet is built using a full length plywood back and side panels. They may use dado joints and hot glue to create a strong base to support heavy material countertops.

A. Three factors define high-end cabinets and each contribute to the overall aesthetics people have come to expect from such. Unique styling, quality materials and workmanship.

A. Hardwood is the most durable material and resist scratching and denting more than softwood. Examples: Hickory and maple are both hard woods, walnut and mahogany are soft.

A. Common elements used for modern kitchen cabinets include metal, glass, concrete and plastic. When combined with semi-opaque or frosted glass, kitchen cabinets take on a more modern appearance.

A. IKEA's cabinets are made out of medium density fiberboard wrapped in a melamine finish. It is much stronger than particle board and used for the same building application as plywood.

A. Choice of color will help ground the space. Neutrals work best by allowing more vibrant colors to be incorporated. Neutrals include grays, whites and greiges.

A. Storage cabinets provide a space for items that are not used on a daily basis. Storage cabinets work well in home offices, kitchens and bathrooms. They can be built to resemble furniture pieces.

A. Shelving standards include base model which is 24" deep and 36" tall. Wall depth of 12" and wall height of 83.5" (good for kitchen).

A. A blind cabinet is positioned at the corner between two rows of base cabinets where one cabinet's contents are obscured by the other row of cabinets limiting the inability to see inside and limits usage.

A. Organize by placing less used items nearest to the back, use as appliance garages for appliances not used everyday, and resist overfilling space with fancy organizers.

A. A Lazy Susan works well for storing frequently used supplies like spices, coffee or tea and storage bags. Due to the rotating design, easy access eliminates sorting through various containers for any given item.

A. In many cases a hole can be made in the back of a cabinet for an outlet. Once installed a face-plate can be installed over the outlet. Moving an outlet requires a licensed electrician.

A. Built-ins serve multiple purposes. Storage and can support a great deal of weight, space to display items, or room to house equipment and when built correctly may add to the value of your home.

A. Yes, for some cabinet makers that is a standard feature. This only requires that you install mounting strips at the top of the cabinet which provides your nailing surface, then you can install crown moulding.

A. Nothing says it has to, but any color differences will be immediately noticed and quite obvious. As a result, it is most common to paint the crown moulding the same color as the cabinet.

A. Stock cabinets with extra detailing options are semi-custom. The basic sizes still apply, but consumers have options such as changing certain dimensions. For example resizing the cabinet drawers and door fronts.

A. A toe kick forms the area between the cabinet base and the floor (i.e. the recessed area at the bottom of a cabinet base). These are typically found in kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities.

A. Effectively, yes! A toe kick is essential for being comfortable while working at a counter, while at the same time the toe kick provides the cabinet a professional, finished look.

A. For high quality, custom cabinets, the boxes would be joined using a combination of blind dados and screwing. Face frames and shelf edges are also dadoed and glued as well.

A. A flexible vinyl material is heated and applied over medium-density fiberboard (MDF). This causes a cabinet door that has a very smooth surface that resists chipping.

A. A window seat is a wonderful way to create space and take advantage of gorgeous views you may have in your home. Typically they have storage underneath them, which makes them practical as well.

A. Window seats are considered by many to be the most wonderful element of a home. They are comfortable with a cushion on top, offer great views to the outdoors and are very cozy.

A. In most new construction homes the cabinets typically match, it's just more cost effective. In reality, you don't need to have matching paint in all rooms, any more that you need matching cabinets.

A. You could, but why would you? Why install cabinets from a big box store, when you can have the custom cabinets and vanities of you dreams, built to fit your unique space and tastes.

A. The use of bar cabinets is for storage of bottles of wine, liquor, ice, etc., to complement your bar. These cabinets will change your whole outlook on relaxing with friends and family.

A. This is a drawer that comes all the way out on it's slides. These are used in many different applications and have ball bearing slides which allow the drawer to come out all the way.

A. Yes, when you spec your new cabinets and drawers, soft close should be standard for your drawers. Once you have used this feature you will never want your drawers any other way.

A. Dovetail drawers, while optional for many custom cabinet manufacturers, make for a much stronger drawer with increased storage capacity. This construction method is typically found in higher quality cabinets.

A. Dovetail joints are extremely strong joints because of the way the pins and tails are shaped. This is old world quality and is a trademark of a high quality builder.

A. They are made out of wood by a custom cabinet maker and custom designed for your needs. When built, they are used as a slide out shelf or flipped and used as a tray.

A. There is a common set of pull sizes for standard sized cabinetry. When considering drawer pulls, consider whether they are knob or pull, square or curved, the finish on the pull and the comfort.

A. Center-to-Center of a drawer pull is the distance between one screw hole to the other. This is a critical in determining which pulls will fit and avoiding having to drilling new holes.