Cabinet Finishing

Cabinet Door and Drawer Front Finishing

Cabinet Door and Drawer Front Finishing

Cabinet door and drawer box making is a true Cabinetmaker art form. The ability to transform blah, uninspiring kitchen cabinet doors into a homeowner’s dream takes many years of experience, an eye for detail, and the right products and tools.

At Decore-ative Specialties we understand that cabinet makers are always striving to do their utmost to please their demanding customers. We also understand that it takes a lot of precious time and effort for cabinet makers to keep their customers happy. That is why we have worked hard on our end to design and craft products such as cabinet doors, drawer fronts and drawer boxes that can not only live up to a cabinet maker’s expectations, but also take some of the burden of creation off of their hands.

Cabinet Door Finishing and Drawer Front Finishing

Although we know that cabinet makers typically do their own cabinet door finishing and drawer front finishing, we also know that these jobs can consume a lot of their job time. So we offer our lovingly crafted cabinet doors and drawer fronts in many finished versions, as well as our more traditional unfinished cabinet doors and drawer fronts. By offering cabinet door finishing and drawer front finishing for our cabinet makers, we believe we can help substantially reduce our valuable customer’s work load.

You will find that very few other cabinet door manufacturers offer finished cabinet doors and finished drawer fronts for sale. That is because most cabinet door manufacturers do not want to take on the sometimes substantial additional cost of operating a finishing plant. Most other manufacturers also don’t want to deal with all of the rules and regulations that come with operating such a facility, especially in states like California.

Professional Cabinet Makers

Yes, we know that it would be far easier for our company to follow suit and to not operate a finishing plant, but we believe that this is a valuable service that many of our customers will appreciate, and so we believe it is worth the added aggravation. Just like you, the professional cabinet maker, we at Decore-ative Specialties realize that this extra step is what a lot of our clients are looking for, and so we strive to please our customers, just as you try to please your customers.

Because Decore-ative Specialties has been in business since 1965 and because we are a leader in our industry, we carry all of the materials necessary to create these finished cabinet doors and finished drawer fronts, and we can pride ourselves on being able to craft products that should exactly match your creations.

We offer a variety of finishes, including glazes that allow the beauty of the natural wood to peek through, as well as our Elite Choice paint-based finishes that can completely coat the wood. The Elite Choice finishes creates a sleek no grain look that looks especially fantastic in modern kitchens.

So matter your customer’s preference, colonial, modern or country chic, we believe that our expert and experienced craftsmen can provide just the right finished cabinet door fronts and finished drawer fronts for your projects. We know you take pride in your work, and so we craft our drawer fronts and cabinet doors to meet your high expectations.

Decore-ative Specialties
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
800-729-7255
www.decore.com

The Five Top Benefits of Becoming a Decore-ative Specialties Customer

The Five Top Benefits of Becoming a Decore-ative Specialties Customer

Some people claim that you can’t always get what you want. Well, these people have obviously never been a customer of Decore-ative Specialties! Not only do our customers get everything they would expect from an experienced custom cabinet manufacturer, they also receive services that they probably hadn’t even thought about.

WE OFFER SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE

First and foremost, Decore-ative Specialties customers can expect to receive incredible customer service every time they call for a quote or place an order. We, at Decore-ative Specialties, know that it is because of our customers that we’ve been as successful as we have been over the years. Since it is very important to us that our customers are always happy and satisfied with our services, we have a very knowledgeable, friendly and experienced customer service department waiting to give them their undivided attention.

One of the benefits offered by Decore-ative Specialties is the ability to place an order on the phone. Our customer service representatives are always happy to walk customers carefully through the ordering process and help them choose from our vast product lines of high quality cabinet doors, drawer boxes, deco-form accessories, hardwood and wood accessories. We will not place an order until we have verified that everything on it is exactly what the customer is expecting and that he is completely comfortable and confident with the accuracy of each item and feature.

SECURE ONLINE ORDERING AND ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Clients who want to order online can simply register as a Decore-ative Specialties customer on www.decore.com and then request web access in the application. Once the application has been processed, customers will have the ability to order online and also manage their accounts. Decore-ative Specialties’ exclusive “Anytime Online Account Management” system allows customers to place orders, view their last five invoices or last five orders, ask technical questions, check the status of an order, and even import drawings from third-party software applications.

In addition, our customers will never have to worry about their information when placing orders with www.decore.com as we offer secure online ordering.

MULTIPLE ORDERING OPTIONS

In addition to phone and internet ordering, our customers can also order our cabinet doors and drawer boxes, which are the finest made in the United States, by fax.

ACCESS TO STREAMLINE AND PURE COLORS

Decore-ative Specialties offers two exclusive programs to its customers, Streamline and Pure Colors, that will not only make their jobs easier, but will also allow them to be more productive, as well as be more profitable.

Streamline is a user-friendly software design program that makes ordering our ready-to-assemble, frameless components and custom orders simpler. With Streamline, orders ship in six working days and are economically priced.

Pure Colors is the name of our factory-quality finishes that will protect and add beauty to your cabinets and drawer boxes. These finishes are available in six different collections and include clear and specialty finishes, as well as stains. Customers who prefer to let the natural beauty of their wood shine through will love our Natural Collection, while clients who are seeking a more artistic appearance will delight in the offerings available in our Elite and Premium collections.

STABILITY, REPUTATION AND HISTORY

Probably the most important thing that we have to offer to our clients is our experience. Decore-ative Specialties has been in the cabinet door manufacturing business since 1965 and enjoys an excellent reputation in the industry.

We are also able to offer an impressive variety of cabinet door and drawer box styles to our customers. Over the years, Decore-ative Specialties has added many new lines of products and styles, and we now have over 250 door styles from which to choose. We also have the ability to create custom-sized products out of any available wood species, RTF, laminates, as well as veneers. In addition, Decore-ative Specialties can manufacture for its customers almost any custom door design imaginable.

To facilitate ease of ordering, all of our color catalogs, which showcase our standard cabinet door styles, drawer boxes, deco-form accessories, hardware and wood accessories, are available online All of our customers also have access to our exclusive pricing catalog online, and we also provide a large national staff of on-call professional salespeople for our larger accounts.

Decore-ative Specialties
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
800-729-7255
www.decore.com

Closets for Bedrooms, Dens, Living Rooms, Laundry, Garages and Home Office

Closets for Bedrooms, Dens, Living Rooms, Laundry, Garages and Home Office

With the installation of a closet, you can take all of the clutter out of your home office, living room, garage, den, laundry room, bedroom, bathroom, your kitchen, and other rooms in your home so it can all be organized. Take bedroom closets, for instance. Most of us are familiar with bedroom closets or wardrobes and how clothes can be neatly hung and shoes and other items placed upon shelves. This keeps clothing and other items off of the floor and prevents clothes from bulging out of dresser drawers, which makes the room look much better. In the meantime, you save time from not having to iron wrinkles every day out of almost everything you wear.

In addition to de-cluttering a room and organizing your belongings, the closet itself can add a decorative element to a room. You do not have to settle for a plain brown door or plain white door. There are different types of wood that are utilized in the construction of closet doors and the trim surrounding them. This means that you have options based upon the style of the room in which the closet is to be installed and your individual taste.

Closets Give Rooms the Essence You Desire

You can base the color of the door and the trim upon the trim within the room so that it blends well. A closet can look as if it has always been a part of your living room, den, or home office. You also have many door options, such as a standard hinged door, a wardrobe sliding door, a folding door, French doors, and many others to satisfy your taste and to either maintain or give a room the essence that you desire it to have.

Overall, you are taking out the clutter in your life and adding something to a room that increases its aesthetic appeal. As for how large the closet is depends on you. If you have the space and a lot of belongings that need to be stored and organized, you may want to opt for a walk-in closet. Perhaps you have a lot of outfits or tons of shoes that need to be organized on wire racks. Then again, maybe you would like to have a private area to get dressed. Many individuals like to place mirrors or vanities within their walk-in-closet. This is an area that can be made into a beautiful personalized space with the use of light or dark woods for the doors and trim.

Closet Installation

But no matter how large or how small your closet, it becomes a place that allows you to add order to your life while making a room more comfortable and beautiful. Most families need a lot of storage space and, unfortunately, many homes only have a few closets within them. The absence of closets in the hallway, the office, the kitchen, the laundry room, bathrooms, and various other areas that need them can result in clutter that is hard to manage. Fortunately, closet installation can be done quickly and is more cost-effective than renting a storage space or buying a storage building large enough to accommodate everything. Plus, they look fantastic within a room and even add value to your home.

Decore-ative Specialties
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
800-729-7255
www.decore.com

No Added Formaldehyde (NAF) Compliant Environmental Program

No Added Formaldehyde (NAF) Compliant Environmental Program

As a family-owned company, we recognize the importance of leaving the next generation with something they can be proud of. We want to do our part in taking care of the planet our parents left us and that we will leave for our children. Since 1965, Decore-ative Specialties has remained conscientious of our natural resources and is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality products.

Green Leaf

Taking Care of Our PlanetThe green leaf highlights our Green program products, made with natural, sustainable, Eco-friendly, or environmentally certified materials. Keep an eye out for the green leaf throughout Decore-ative Specialties literature in the future and request Green Program products for upcoming projects.

What is Green, Greener, Greenest?

The constantly evolving “green” building industry can be difficult to navigate at times. That is why we categorized our Green Program into 3 tiers, ranging from sustainable wood materials in the Green Category to environmental certifications in the Greenest category. There is room in the “green” building industry for every one and every project!What is Green, Greener, Greenest?

Decore-ative Specialties
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
626-254-9191
www.decore.com

A Beautifully Designed Walk-in Closet is an Instant Upgrade

A Beautifully Designed Walk-in Closet is an Instant Upgrade

Closets are often overlooked when people begin tailoring their homes to suit their needs and desires, but adding custom closets, especially in the bedroom, can really add dramatic appeal and value to a home. Watch any of the reality shows that are dedicated to flipping, selling or redecorating a home, and one of the first things buyers want or remark upon is a gorgeous walk-in closet. A beautifully designed walk-in closet is an instant upgrade to a home that can make it appear classier and more high-end than a similar abode with an ordinary closet.

If your home doesn’t already have a nicely designed walk-in closet, you can have cabinets and wardrobes built to order to fit into your existing closet. Your new wardrobe and cabinets can either be built into the existing walls or created as a stand-alone piece. There really is no reason for anyone today to continue living with a poorly designed closet with little shelving and wasted space when one phone call will bring an expert to your home who can finally create exactly the walk-in closet of your dreams.

Custom Walk-in Closets Aren’t Just a Status Symbol

Custom walk-in closets aren’t just a status symbol either. They are truly valuable for a number of reasons. A custom walk-in closet will reduce the eyesore that clutter and disorganization creates. In a poorly designed closet, shoes are thrown in a heap on the floor, clothing is piled on top of each other and a lot of usable space is sadly wasted.

With custom closets, everything in your wardrobe, from skirts to pants to shoes to accessories, has a designated space. Depending on your preferences and space, you can have a custom closet service build specially designed shelving for your shoes or drawers to hold your scarves and belts. Think of all the time you will save in the future getting ready for work when all of your accessories and wardrobe pieces are easy to see and find.

Create Custom Wardrobes

An experienced closet designer can create custom wardrobes that take advantage of every nook and cranny; you will probably find that you have more room in your closet. With the proper design, even the spaces at the top of your closet or the hard-to-reach, hidden corners will be opened up for storage use.

If adding beauty, as well as function to your home is important, don’t settle for pre-fab closet units that look cheap and weren’t designed for your specific closet. An experienced cabinet maker will create your walk-in closet out of fine materials, such as oak and glass, and then finish them to echo the look of your home.

Finally, while you may not be thinking about selling your home at the present time, it is important to note that a new walk-in closet will definitely add value to your house, and it is definitely one of the things that buyers remember when comparing different units for purchase. According to Realtormag’s website, the official magazine of the National Association of Realtors, a beautiful walk-in closet is one of the top items that a buyer looks for in a new home.

Decore-ative Specialties
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
800-729-7255
www.decore.com

Kitchen Cabinets – Custom Fit Cabinet Solutions

Kitchen Cabinets – Custom Fit Cabinet Solutions

One of the easiest ways to create a beautiful, unique kitchen is with the addition of customized cabinetry. Cabinet doors are some of the first things people notice when they walk into a kitchen. If the cabinets are old and outdated, the entire kitchen can appear shabby and rundown. On the other hand, the look of a new cabinet can brighten up the whole space, making it feel warm and welcoming.

With more than 250 styles of beautifully crafted cabinet doors to choose from, Decore-ative Specialties makes it easy to bring new life to an old kitchen. Decore-ative Specialties gives customers a choice between 43 types of wood and 37 types of Rigid Thermofoils (RFT) in a range of price points. Customers may also submit a request for a different material to receive a customized quote. The overall cost of a door depends on its style, as well as on the materials used to build it.

Affordable Kitchen Cabinet Renovations

Imagine someone being able to create their ideal kitchen while staying within their budget. Kitchens that boast a traditional Western feel, a grand estate style, a cozy Nantucket atmosphere or an exotic Eastern-influenced appearance are all affordable with the help of Decore-ative Specialties.

A traditionalist might choose Mission doors crafted out of a rustic, knotty alder wood or a similar Decoform door with a white finish. For someone who wants cutting edge cabinetry a better option may be a white, minimalistic Decoform door or a Brookhurst cabinet with a soft maple veneer. With more than 50 door styles and 14 materials that fall into Decore-ative Specialties lowest pricing tier, the choices for beautiful, affordable cabinet doors are endless.

Mid-Range Cabinet Options

Those with a larger budget for their kitchen renovation will find plenty of quality cabinetry to choose from at Decore-ative Specialties. Acajou mahogany, backwoods sycamore, Sakura cherry, brushed aluminum and maple cream are just five of the beautiful, mid-priced finishes available for the company’s durable RTF cabinets. Wood species offered in this price range include a variety of cherries, white oaks and pecans, along with a natural walnut, a gorgeous maple and a white birch.

Of course, even the world’s most attractive finishes would not do much good if the cabinets were not equally as beautiful. All of Decore-ative Specialties expertly crafted, RTF Expressions Doors are in the company’s mid-price range. People working with this budget also have many styles of wooden cabinetry to choose from. The Cheyenne cabinet is a Western-style door that features detail work reminiscent of a saloon door. Other wooden doors offered in this price range include the Maverick, the Redondo and the Tuscany.

Luxurious Dream Kitchen Cabinets

Homeowners who crave an elegant, luxurious kitchen need look no further than the high-end kitchen cabinets sold by Decore-ative Specialties. Even the names of the individual doors; the Waterford, the Bellingham, the Pinnacle, carry an air of distinction and class.

Choosing the ideal cabinet doors is only one step of creating a refined kitchen. The homeowners must also choose a material that enhances the room’s style. Top of the line wood species include a stunning teak, a rich walnut select, a classic maple birds-eye and three varieties of mahogany. Durability and luxury go hand in hand with Decore-ative Specialties’ high-gloss RTF options.

Everyone can find the perfect cabinet doors for their kitchen at Decore-ative Specialties, no matter what their style or budget may be.

Decore-ative Specialties
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
626-254-9191
www.decore.com

Cabinets – The Value of Using a Custom Cabinetry Professional

Cabinets – The Value of Using a Custom Cabinetry Professional

Cabinets that are customized are one of the most important steps that homeowners can take if they want the best kitchens, offices and entertainment centers. Custom cabinet makers use flexible design options and individual expressions. Every custom cabinet project differs by size, location and budget, so using the services of professionals is recommended.

Custom cabinetry helps people create a precise fit and look using the right colors, materials, styles, finishes and embellishments. Custom cabinets are created based on specific details like width, height and depth. The best planners and designers work with clients even after the process is completed.

Reasons to Use Custom Cabinets

    Design Variety

  • The main benefit of custom-made items is the variety of designs available. When individuals decide to go for custom work, they have more styles and materials to choose from compared to if they went the standard route. For this reason, custom materials are usually higher quality and more expensive than the regular kind.
  • Furniture Options

  • Custom cabinet makers have the tools needed to create units that resemble real furniture. Customization involves taking a standard cabinet design and making it greater so that it resembles any look that the owner wants. Cabinets could be built-in units or free standing pieces, which shows that custom design options are endless.
  • Increased Function

  • Designers use room specifications, client requirements, size and other basic design factors. Increasing the value of cabinets is recommended for homeowners. Some individuals and families have expanding needs that go beyond basic cooking, meal preparation and dining. Also, the kitchen and bathroom are the busiest places in many homes. Some designers make shelves or drawers that support certain items like china or silverware. Bathroom units could contain shelves that hold a certain number of linens. Without a proper place to put linens, toiletries and other supplies, the entire area easily becomes cluttered.

    A home does not always have cabinets that provide efficiently for everyone’s needs. This is why people are figuring out the benefits of custom design. However, large sizes for one room or home may not work for all of the others.

  • Home Value

  • Whether custom cabinets are included in the kitchen or some other room in the home, this investment is one of the best ways to improve home value. Putting in attractive kitchen cabinets that have maximum functionality is a bold selling point. In addition, designers are always there to correct problems or add new features until the last cabinet has been created, designed and installed.

Starting the Process

Homeowners should be able to have as small or big of a cabinet as they want. After the cabinets are finished, they can design and put in other furniture pieces as enhancements. Specially designed cabinets are individualized, fitted, high quality and come with certain warranties. In addition to design flexibility, specialized cabinets provide material flexibility.

It is important to choose a well-known craftsperson who has dealt with a wide range of design projects. This professional guides clients who must know how to arrange their needs and wants properly. Cabinet work is an investment that requires only the most knowledgeable planners.

Decore-ative Specialties
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
626-254-9191
www.decore.com

Product Spotlight: High Gloss Maria Rose

Product Spotlight: High Gloss Maria Rose

Dazzle your next kitchen cabinets project by using our new Deco-form color; High Gloss Maria Rose. The layered kitchen cabinets look of this 3D laminate changes with light reflection to provide a high end, beautiful brown and bronze appearance of these kitchen cabinets. This home (pictured) uses our DBQ (816) door style, filler C for trim, and false front doors as end panels. Additional Decore-ative Specialties products can be used to achieve a similar look: Nolita (118) or Greenwich (117) Aluminum Frame doors can be ordered with white glass inserts and our 10” Contemporary Pull (7053) in Brush Nickel can be applied horizontally and vertically to DBQ kitchen cabinets doors.

Special Selections Kitchen Cabinets: New High Gloss Colors

Special Selections Kitchen Cabinets: New High Gloss Colors

Four new High Gloss kitchen cabinets options join the Deco-form Special Selections program Group D. High Gloss Aluma Red, Grey, Blue, and Bronze bring a beautiful brilliance to the HG options available through this program. Expand your offering by more than 100 different options by using Special Selections if our stock offering of over 65 colors for kitchen cabinets doesn’t have exactly what you need.

Find the off-the-wall high gloss look or the wood-grain match you need for your next kitchen cabinets project by choosing from this special offering. With the most extensive RTF offering in the industry, Decore-ative Specialties provides the kitchen cabinets looks you need.

Thank you for your interest in Decore-ative Specialties where we are committed to providing the perfect complement to your cabinetry through our wide selection of superior quality, custom cabinet doors, kitchen cabinets and accessories.

Decore-ative Specialties
2772 South Peck Road

Monrovia, California 91016

626-254-9191

www.decore.com

Kitchen Cabinets Staining with Pure Colors

Kitchen Cabinets Staining with Pure Colors

Kitchen cabinets finish line by Decore-ative Specialties is certified through SCS. It is especially helpful to small kitchen cabinet shops if they have products finished here, so they don’t have to undergo the certification themselves. The Pure Colors kitchen cabinets finishing program is just one element of the company’s commitment to green. Decore-ative Specialties is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and offers Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood products. In addition, the company is also a member of the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. and a supplier member of the Cabinet Manufacturers Assn.

Kitchen Cabinets Certified Through SCS

Let the natural beauty of your cabinets wood shine through by choosing our durable, factory quality, Clear finish. As with all the Pure Colors offering, our Natural Collection is available with multiple sheen options to provide just the look you need. From basics to accents and lights to darks the Original Collection adds warm, attractive color to any interior giving you beautiful, lasting finishes… every time.

Premium Collection of Kitchen Cabinets

Exuding elegance, these classic kitchen cabinets coatings will dazzle any setting. The artful depth and definition accenting of some Choice Collection looks takes beauty to the next level. Our top-of-the-line kitchen cabinets designer finishes feature specialty looks that add character and artistic flair for your kitchen cabinets customers who crave an edgier, more distinctive color scheme. When a solid color is a better fit for the décor, the paint-based finishes in the Elite Collection help you achieve little to no grain appearance. Providing the consistent, clean look of paint, upgraded kitchen cabinets with high-end accenting for a more artistic appearance, the top of the line Premium Collection of kitchen cabinets will add distinguished elegance to every space.

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Our Specialty kitchen cabinet products are the extra details that delight the senses, give your cabinets the look of fine furniture and make your room truly unique. We are known for our expertise at making custom kitchen cabinet products, be it a unique door style, arched French lite, curved door, special routed design, etc., let your imagination run wild. These original custom products will add the extra touch that makes your room extraordinary.

Decore-ative Specialties exciting new Expressions line of five piece Rigid Thermo Foil kitchen cabinet doors feature unique glazed inside applied moldings for the look of real wood without the added expense of painting or finishing. For a contemporary, clean kitchen cabinets look as distinctive as the great artists who inspired this line, Expressions offers an opportunity for you to create a masterpiece of your own.

Distinctive as the Great Artists Who Inspired Us

Expressions kitchen cabinet doors feature three unique glazed inside applied moldings for the look of real wood kitchen cabinets without the added expense of painting or finishing. For a contemporary, clean look as distinctive as the great artists who inspired this. Using the latest technology, Deco Lam has been created to offer an alternative to traditional laminates as an exact match to our Deco-form(RTF) doors. Apply Deco Lam to the cabinet box for a seamless transition of material between the door and cabinet.