What are the best ways to utilize the space I have?

We have multiple options for every type of space. We regularly utilize built in organizers, roll out drawers, and many other use specific items that are easy to incorporate. Our team will help you to come up with the most effective solutions for your particular space.

How can I get more counter space?

The easiest way to get more counter space is to include an Island in your kitchen. One of the other ways to accomplish this is to “hide” countertop appliances in the cabinets, either above or below the counter, and to utilize hanging appliances like microwaves.

What is a butcher block countertop and can I use it just like a cutting board?

A butcher block countertop is made just like a cutting board, using multiple pieces of hardwood glued together and sanded down to a smooth finish. While you can certainly use it just like any other cutting board, it is not necessarily recommended as regular cutting in the same place will cause scores in the surface and eventually create uneven wear. See Butcher Block Care for additional information on how to care for this type of surface.

What kinds of countertops are the most durable?

Stone countertops are the most durable.

What are the cabinets made out of?

Our cabinets are built using 3/4” prefinished plywood, the drawer boxes are made from 5/8” solid maple.

Will my cabinets go all the way to the ceiling?

We build our upper cabinets with a 5” space from the ceiling. That space will be covered with crown moulding that extends from the top of the cabinet to the ceiling.

Can I get lighting installed under the cabinets or in a place where prep work will be done while cooking?

We can install lighting under the cabinets, however this will depend upon the position of the electrical outlets, and may require an electrician. If lighting is something that is desired it will only be included in the quote if it has been previously discussed and agreed upon.

What kind of trash system can be incorporated into the cabinetry?

We utilize a double or single pullout trash system that is built into the lower cabinets.

What kind of touchless hardware is available?

We are able to get any kind of hardware you would like! Feel free to check out some options in the Hardware section of our Shop page.

Are there any locking mechanisms for childproofing that can be incorporated?

We normally don’t include childproofing hardware upon installation, however we are happy to help you choose the best hardware options available for keeping your children safe.

Do you have an under the sink organization system to better utilize that area?

We are able to install a custom drawer for under the sink that will help to utilize the space while still allowing room for the plumbing. Check out this Vanity

How can I best use the corner cabinet space to make it easy to access the items stored there without at the same time losing space?

While there is no way to incorporate an easy to access system without losing ANY space, we do have corner systems that will allow you to pull out racks to get to your items much easier than without.

Is a trash compactor a worthwhile investment?

Everyone has their own opinions on this item, but in our experience there are some big drawbacks to this particular appliance and we would recommend doing some research on the life expectancy and operating costs of having a compactor.

Should I put mug hooks in the cabinets?

This is a decision solely based on preference and if there is enough space you can certainly do so.

Do I need an oven hood? What are the pros and cons?

Most residential building code does not require oven hoods, but check with your municipality before deciding whether or not to install one. Even if your building code doesn’t require you to have one though, think about how often you prepare food that causes a lot of smoke and/or strong odors or creates a lot of grease.

Toe-Kick storage, is this a good option? Do the items tend to get more dusty?

Toe-Kick storage is an option, but doesn’t offer very much space. The items don’t necessarily get more dusty, but they aren’t the easiest to access.

What kind of finishes are available?

We are able to paint or stain the cabinets. We can color match any color and also have samples of colors as well as stains in our showroom to look at and choose from.

What do I use to clean my cabinets?

We recommend using Magic Cabinet and Wood cleaner, or any gentle wood cleanser to remove dirt and grease from your cabinets.

Do I have to pay extra for hardware?

While mechanical hardware (hinges, slides, etc.) is included in the quote you will receive, surface hardware is not. This is due to the large variation in pricing of surface hardware. You can look for options in the Hardware section of our Shop page and we will be happy to provide you with pricing.