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A detailed list of options The materials your cabinets are made of not only determine how they look, but how durable they’ll be as well. Ideally, you want a cabinet that withstands heavy daily use without issue. You don’t want to compromise your vision but you don’t need something that won’t last either. Knowing what your options are will help you achieve the best of worlds, style and function. Here’s a look at what’s available:CABINET WOODSRed Oak Red Oak is affordable for the most part and is considered quite durable. You can find it in a variety of styles and finishes. It...

This once undervalued material has emerged in prominence With popular woods like Mahogany becoming ever more scarce, coincidentally as forests are being destroyed, the cost of such preferred materials has skyrocketed (you may question what the real cost is). Is it finally time to look to materials that are sustainable? Should we at last make a major push to be environmentally conscious? And if so, where do we start when it comes to the needs of wood for the construction and furniture industries? After all, preserving our forests is a priority, but what of the countless jobs at stake?You may not...

Chopping it all down The unique beauty of hardwood is partly in its individuality – no two pieces are alike. That’s why it’s such a popular choice for cabinets; its unique elegance is created by variations of grain and color. But if you prefer uniformity and consistency there are other options, and we’ll address those, too. But first, let’s explore the world of natural hardwoods…It’s becoming much more commonplace for homeowners to seek to offset the coldness of stainless steel and glass in their kitchen with the warmth of hardwood. It is crafted, joined and finished into the finest cabinets that...

Let out-of-the-box thinking turn your backsplash into a unique work of art “Is this all there is?” you ask, when shopping for backsplash tile. You’re discouraged by the generic look of white porcelain squares or the gaudiness of the large colorfully designed tiles “isn’t there anything better?”Of course, the concept of “better” may be entirely subjective, but there are tiles that are not only considered as such, they tend to be more personally fulfilling as well. Look no further than the realm of DIY (Do It Yourself) for a world of options designed to capitalize on your very own imagination and...

From Glass to Green - A guide to the most prominent cabinet stylesThe choices you make for your kitchen are important, and you have to be able to live with them. They will not only establish the style that will be prevalent for all to see, they will determine how efficiently the kitchen functions as well.In this in-depth directory, we take a detailed look at all of the types and styles of kitchen cabinets that are available. Most of what you need to know is right here (and anything else is surely within the pages of this site!). DOOR...

5 cost-saving tips for choosing cabinets You never really thought twice about your kitchen ‘till someone mentioned that it looked, “vintage”. That could be cool, if it were intentional. The fact is, it’s just old. The kitchen cabinets are chipped, dirty, and there’s that one in particular you always have to slam to make sure it stays shut… what if you replace the cabinets only? You’ve got a little extra cash right now and it’s probably a good investment, why don’t you check online to see?Yup, just as you thought, new cabinets can make the kitchen look all-new and increase the...

Regardless of kitchen style, there’s a cabinet that’s perfect You can’t just throw caution to the wind, cabinet doors are too important to make an uneducated choice about. They can be the identifying factor of your kitchen’s design. They are certainly considered the most visible. If you’re not careful, they may also be the most expensive. Whether you have the budget for the elaborate, or simply prefer the simple route, there is a door designed to be the right fit in any scenario.Among the most well-known cabinet styles is the Shaker-style door. It is in fact, the most common in use...

Working the Galley to make it work for you A central corridor that is sandwiched between parallel rows of cabinets is called a “galley”. Such a layout works inherently well in a kitchen. Many seasoned chefs embrace it, and prefer to work within a galley setup. They believe the design contributes to greater safety and efficiency.Named after the food preparation area of a multitude of transportation vessels such as ships, the galley is traditionally a compact area that maximizes use of its limited size by cramming in as much storage and work space as possible. This is why the concept is...

Know the distinctive traits common in the world of traditional kitchens Traditional kitchens flourish in a wealth of exquisite features. It doesn’t matter what worldly style is used to influence the setup, it will always share a number of certain combined elements affiliated with its popular arrangement.For instance, pay attention to the architectural details. They’re everywhere, rarely is an area missed. It seems as if even the most finite components are embellished. But the best related design assemblies aren’t overbearing or gaudy, they’re a tasteful potpourri of arches, carvings, moldings, and raised panel cabinets.Speaking of cabinets, their construction type has a...

How to make your same-old cabinets appear all-new You’ve had your eye on new kitchen cabinets for some time now. You’re just waiting for that small cash windfall to enable you in the endeavor. Unfortunately it’s only more time that comes to pass. Your budget never expands, but fret not. There are options to updating those cabinets without replacing them. The best solution - you are going to re-face your cabinets!What does re-facing involve? Naturally there are a number of aspects to consider. Ideally, your cabinets should be healthy enough to last another ten years. If so, they will be able...