Cabinets: How to Get the Most for your budget

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CABINET:
So you have seen the INTERIOR you want on a TV show or in a magazine. Now you are trying to see if that kitchen, built-ins, vanity, etc. will fit the budget. More importantly you are searching for the right company to get you that look. Sure, it would save you time if you came straight to us, but we understand that you want to do your homework. So to make things easier on your quest here are a list of things to look for:
TIP: Consider the following when shopping for the right cabinet. At any time call with questions: 612-490-3232

Donegal in Sabbia 16x 16 field

Box Construction

Look for a cabinet that is constructed for years of use and abuse. A solid hardwood construction is best. If you plan to use glass doors a finished interior is critical.

We also put dovetail drawer boxes. This adds beauty and strength to the construction. Open one up and see the difference.
Edgefield in Beige 16x 16 field

Style That Fits

Your taste is unique and more than likely the TV Show or Magazine pictures you see showcase custom cabinet shops. Make sure you can get all of the elements that showcase your style. For example:
  • - Decorative cabinets: wine rack, shelving, stain glass, furniture feet
  • - Custom stain and color: Antique, distressed, painted, glazing
  • - Full Overlay doors (great for Shaker or Mission Style cabinets)
  • - Wood range hood with stainless steel insert
  • - Wood paneled refrigerator and dishwasher doors
  • - Matching toe kick (the space under the cabinet where your feet fit)
Elka Heartwood Maple V-groove

Big Details

Make sure you can accomplish the "finished" look by adding what we call the big details. These are moldings, archways, stain glass inserts, furniture style feet, finished ends and interiors. Most of these things are overlooked by inexperienced designers. In fact, most design programs don't allow for such details to be put into a design view. They do add to the cost, but these are the details that will keep you loving your house.
Gerflor Cassiopee Grass Super Solar

Hardware

We not only pride our shop on quality wood from the best lumber yards, we also continuously shop for the best hardware. Make sure you test out drawer slides and door hinges. Are they sturdy, do they conceal, do they look good? The "slam-proof" or soft close slides and hinges are really cool. Cabinets should function too!

Call for more details: (612) 490-3232