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What is Glazing in Cabinets?

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What is Glazing in Cabinets? Glazing on kitchen cabinets - Design Build Planners (1)The kitchen is easily one of the most important rooms in your home, however, when it looks outdated with drab looking cabinets, it can be really unappealing and not somewhere you enjoy spending your time. Fortunately for you, however, you can easily improve the looks of your cabinets and brighten up the kitchen with some old school charm. One of the best ways for you to go about doing this is to use cream paint and glaze and what makes this an even better option is that it is an affordable option for any budget and it is an easy to do DIY project. Continue reading

Formaldehyde in Flooring and Cabinets

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Formaldehyde in Flooring and Cabinets Formaldehyde free cabinets for kitchen remodeling - Design Build PlannersWe all have desks, bookshelves, kitchen cabinets and flooring in our homes but do you really know what your furniture and flooring contains? Many people, probably just like yourself, think that your home is completely safe but your furniture and flooring contains a toxic chemical, known as formaldehyde that can be very dangerous to your health. Formaldehyde is a high volume chemical that is used as the adhesive resin to hold composite woods, including particleboard, plywood and fiberboard together. It can also be used as a common disinfectant, but is most commonly found in the home in your furniture, flooring, cabinets, some fabrics and even makeup. There are some things you should know about formaldehyde to know how safe you are from its effects and whether you should consider green remodeling. Continue reading

Soft Close Doors and Drawers for Cabinets

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Soft Close Doors and Drawers for Cabinets wooden cupboard with opened empty drawerIt is important that you take the proper care of every room in your home, especially your kitchen, because you will spend a lot of time there. When you are remodeling your kitchen, you may be looking for some new appliances as well as cabinets or countertops. However, something that often gets overlooked is the way that your drawers and cabinets get shut. Often times, they are slammed or banged around, especially by children. This is something that can be prevented and the fix is simple. Why not install soft close doors and drawers on your cabinets? This is an easy DIY project that will take less than a day to complete and will prevent you from hearing that annoying slam, bang sound all the time. Continue reading

Black Painted Cabinets for Your Kitchen

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Black Painted Cabinets for a Kitchen Remodel SONY DSCYour kitchen is a very important room in your home, whether you realize that or not. It is the place you cook a great meal, talk about the events of the day with your kids and ultimately, make memories during the holiday season. Because the kitchen is so important, it is also important that you love the way it looks and that you enjoy spending time in it. One of the best things you can do when you are remodeling your kitchen is to update your cabinets. This is where you will store all of your goods and you always want to be sure your kitchen cabinets look clean and pristine. Sure, plain colored wood cabinets are nice, but if you want to make the kitchen your own and you want to give it some elegant, modern flair, you can paint your cabinets black. Black painted cabinets have many benefits and this is a job you can do yourself with ease. Continue reading

Kitchen Cabinet Wood Species

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Understanding Wood Species for Cabinets Kitchen Cabinet Wood Species (1)-Design Build PlannersWhen it comes to building a new home, there are many factors that you must consider before getting started. For example, you must finalize a location of your home and get the proper documentation and permission to start building. You must know your floor plan, the number of rooms and bathrooms, the floor and ceiling types, and what your kitchen will look like. And on the terms of kitchen features, you must also decide what type of wood to use for your cabinets. There is so many to choose from, like cherry cabinets, mahogany cabinets, maple cabinets, hickory cabinets, and oak cabinets. But, which do you choose? Keep reading for more information on the different wood species for cabinets.
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What to Do With Your Old Cabinets

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What to Do With Your Old Cabinets What to Do with Your Old Cabinets (1)-Design Build PlannersStorage cabinets are a vital part of every household. Though they accentuate the look of the kitchen when they are new, however, they start to lose their charm once they start getting old. When this happens, kitchen remodeling could be one of the options you can consider. Though complete kitchen remodeling can prove to be a great way to give a makeover to your place, it will weigh heavily on your pockets. This makes it important to come up with better ideas to reuse your old storage cabinets, without really spending much. Continue reading

Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel

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Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel (1)-Design Build PlannersGreen remodeling with green kitchen cabinetry is an option most people are choosing as they become aware of the hazards of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is used as an adhesive to bond boards made from various materials. Green cabinets are available in a variety of styles in various materials, besides bamboo, which at one time was the only green material available for kitchen cabinets. There is a whole range of green cabinets now available with formaldehyde free and low-VOC alternatives. These cabinets are durable and as other stylish as stock cabinets. FSC certified plywood, bamboo plywood and agricultural byproduct agrifier boards are some of the eco-friendly options that you can use to make green kitchen cabinets. Continue reading

Trends From a Kitchen Designer

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We had the pleasure of sitting down to discuss cabinetry design and trends with Kathleen Abrams, a Kitchen Designer with Direct Cabinet Sales. Direct Cabinet Sales has locations throughout NJ and in Boca Raton, Florida. Direct is one of our Preferred Trade Partners, and Kathleen has helped a number of our clients finalize their cabinet plans with great success. DBPlanners: What are some items that have recently become popular to include in a kitchen design? Continue reading