Category Archives: cabinetry

Water Can Damage Fine Wood Cabinets

Water can damage fine wood cabinets.  We know what can happen in a major flood and we hope we never have such a catastrophe in our home, even a smaller catastrophe such as a burst pipe.  But there are other ways your cabinets can become damaged from the water sources in your kitchen. Take the cabinets below and around your sink.  It is easy for splashes to occur during every day activities like washing dishes.  Be sure to wipe up any water that gets on the cabinets quickly.  Those accidental spills will not harm your cabinets if taken care of…

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Cabinets – The Building Blocks of Your Kitchen

Cabinets create the structure of your kitchen.  They add value and beauty to your home and provide storage and functionality.  There are many cabinets to choose from but at their most basic, cabinets are boxes that serve as the building blocks of your kitchen.    There are three basic types of cabinets: wall, base and tall cabinets. These basic cabinets are combined with cabinet options to form other cabinet types such as a wall unit or tall pantry cabinet, a drawer base cabinet or used to create an island. Combining the possibilities to create a look with functionality customized for…

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Kitchen Storage

Kitchen Storage Options The cabinetry options for kitchen storage today are amazing.  From appliance “garages” to full pantry cabinets, you can find a way to decoratively hide everything in your kitchen and still keep it within easy reach.  When you think about a new kitchen, kitchen storage should be an important part of your design.  Think about all of the things that find a home on your counters, especially the unsightly things.  How can you hide your dishwashing tools such as that well used sponge, steel wool or scrubber?  What about your dishtowel?  Do you drape it over your faucet,…

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How Do You Tell A Quality Kitchen?

How do you tell a quality kitchen? There are many things that go into a quality kitchen: cabinetry, hardware, counter-tops, additional features or accessories for the cabinetry, and the labor and workmanship to pull it all together. The highest quality kitchens are typically a combination of great design, high-end materials, quality workmanship, and unique finishing touches. Wood is more expensive than any of the composite cabinet materials available, and solid wood doors and drawer fronts are typical in high-quality cabinets. Examples of woods used in quality kitchen cabinets are maple, cherry, oak, hickory, and walnut. These woods are durable and…

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What Your Kitchen Pro Needs To Know If Your Cabinet Becomes Damaged

Our kitchens are the heart of our homes.  They get a lot of traffic from the whole family and sometimes guests as you entertain.  What if your kitchen cabinet become damaged in some way?  We are careful and hope it never happens, but what do you do if it happens to you. For small scratches and nicks a Touch-Up Kit may exist and you can contact your kitchen provider to see what is available.  But for larger damage, cabinet repairs are best left to your kitchen pro.  You can, however, help immensely with trouble shooting and even speed up the…

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How To Avoid Wear and Tear Damage To Your Wood Kitchen Cabinetry

Like anything else your wood kitchen cabinetry is subject to wear and tear.  To keep your wood kitchen cabinetry looking beautiful for years to come follow these simple tips. Avoid Moisture Damage Avoid draping damp clothes or dishtowels over cabinet doors. This moisture can cause permanent damage — such as peeling and discoloration — to the cabinet’s finish. Avoid Heat Damage The heat generated when using an oven’s self-cleaning feature is much greater than during normal cooking. If this heat escapes from the oven, it can damage your cabinets. While this is a rare circumstance, you can minimize the risk…

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Caring For Wood Kitchen Cabinetry

Taking care of the fine wood kitchen cabinetry you have in your home will keep it looking beautiful for many years to come.  From regular dusting to cleaning splatters and spills, you can help maintain the beauty of your cabinetry by following these recommendations on how to clean cabinets. Routine Dusting and Cleaning Use a clean, soft lint-free cotton cloth for regular dusting.  Dusting the wood kitchen cabinetry should be done as frequently as you dust the other rooms of your home.  Packaged dusting sheets are not required or recommended. Do not use pre-moistened dusting sheets, and do not use…

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Time For A New Kitchen? Dream First™ With Houzz Pro, Wood Palace Kitchens

One of the most important aspects of designing a kitchen is to Dream First™ and that is exactly what we suggest to our clients when they begin the process of updating their kitchen. It is important to know what you like and what feeling you want in any new room you are thinking about adding or refreshing in your home. But it is just as important to know what you don’t like and it is often easier to come up with a list of things you don’t care for than it is to come up with a list of things…

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Understanding the Kitchen Remodel Process, Part II

So, you have gone through the first stages of the kitchen remodeling process. It’s time to move on towards getting the final decisions and ordering going. Making sure that you decide on what is right for you is a very important step in the process. As I say in my book Dream First, the decisions that you make at this stage are so important to your happiness over the many years ahead living in your space. Too many people make bad decisions here because of costs so they end up going with less quality products and or options that they…

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Lake Retreat

When David and Cameron Marzelli decided to move back east from their home in San Francisco, tearing down their old cottage home on a popular lake in Lakeville became their inspiration for a serene way of life where they could entertain family and friends. They turned to John Scanlon of Scanlon Construction to help make their dream come true. The result is a very open but cozy space where they can entertain and also sit back in a comfy chair to take in the wild life and beautiful water that they call their back yard. Home plans were drawn up.  The…

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