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.
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
Custom Design Series – The Beauty of Custom Cabinet Doors
Kitchen and bathroom cabinet door remodeling jobs typically require a big investment of time and money from a homeowner, so it is important that the project be done correctly the first time. Unfortunately, too many homeowners have a tendency to get caught up in the short term cost of a remodeling project rather than looking at the long-term benefits of their finished project. As the dollar signs add up, they rashly cut back on items that may seem unnecessary at the time, but could potentially be the difference of whether they will be happy with their kitchen or bathroom or whether they will have to invest in another remodeling project later on down the line.
One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners tend to make in terms of bathroom and kitchen cabinet door remodeling projects is to assume that just replacing their current cabinet doors and drawer fronts with new but basic stock versions will be good enough. These homeowners may have already invested more than they expected into counters or appliances and so they then decide that new boring stock cabinetry will have to suffice.
Down the road, these very same homeowners may sadly realize that those stock cabinets doors and drawer fronts just look frumpy and out of place in their newly updated kitchen and will kick themselves for not adding the beauty of custom cabinet doors when they had the chance. This is especially unfortunate as cabinet doors and drawer fronts are usually the first things that catch a person’s eye as they enter a room.
Custom Wood Cabinet Doors
Sadly, many homeowners aren’t aware that they can get the rich beauty of custom wood cabinet doors for not much more than the cost of generic stock cabinet doors. Because of this reason, it is important that cabinetmakers give their clients an idea of the choices in cabinet doors and drawer fronts that are available to them today. Without some outside guidance, homeowners will frequently only think in terms of the kitchen and bathroom cabinet styles that they were raised with and so may have a hard time envisioning newer or more fashionable styles.
For instance, homeowners may not be aware that they can get very detailed and beautiful French Lite cabinet doors and drawer fronts that boast stylist decorative cut-out details in the panels. Glass or other inserts can then be added to the cut out areas for a stunning, sophisticated and one-of-a-kind look.
Custom cabinet doors with glass fronts are another beautiful option that really adds refinement and class to any kitchen or bathroom in which they are used. Homes boasting French Lite doors or glass-front cabinet doors and drawer fronts really make a lasting impression on visitors.
French Lite Doors
It is very important for homeowners to choose the right company to create their custom cabinet doors and drawer fronts. An experienced company like Decore-ative Specialties that has been in business since 1965 will not only carry all of the materials and hardware necessary to craft gorgeous custom cabinet doors and drawer fronts, it will also have the talented artisans on hand who can create the cabinet doors and drawer fronts of a homeowner’s dreams.
When it comes to intricate pieces such as French Lite doors, it is, of course, even more important that a homeowner’s custom cabinet doors and drawer fronts are made by experienced craftsmen, such as those at Decore-ative Specialties.
In the end, investing in custom cabinet doors and drawer fronts is really a no-brainer. These pieces will add refinement and sophistication to your home while you are living in it, and will also add value to your house if or when you ever decide to sell it.
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
Options for Customizing Your Drawer Boxes
Decisions, decisions, decisions… During a remodeling job, a homeowner has to make what seems like a million decisions, including what style he wants to go with, how much he wants to spend on his project and even such small details as what type of hardware to put on his cabinet doors and drawer boxes. After a while, some homeowners feel like just throwing their hands up in the air when it comes to the smaller details and just have their remodeling contractor or installer have the final say.
Although it may be tempting for a homeowner to give up control of these small details to his remodeling contractor, it would be a big mistake for him to do so. Something like the features of a drawer box may not seem important when a homeowner is overwhelmed with making numerous decisions at the same time, but later on when he is spending every day using the item, he may come to regret not having more input into his home’s design and features.
Drawer Box Manufacturing
As mentioned earlier, drawer boxes can be one of these items that homeowners may not typically put a lot of thought into. When they walk into their kitchen or bathroom, for instance, they just take it for granted that the drawer box will glide open smoothly and then hold their items. Of course, anyone who owns drawers that slide open all on their own or have cracked bottoms know that having poor quality drawer boxes can be a daily aggravation.
Because having high quality drawers will save you from this type of aggravation and because beautiful drawer boxes can make or break the look of a home, it’s important to purchase them from a company, such as Decore-ative Specialties, that has years of experience in the cabinet door and drawer box manufacturing business. With Decore-ative Specialties, you know that you will not only be receiving top quality drawers that will last for years, but that your beautiful drawer boxes will exactly match your cabinet doors, as well.
Drawer Boxes from Decore-ative Specialties
Contractors and homeowners will also be delighted to find that Decore-ative Specialties offers a large selection of drawer boxes that are available in every style, including but not limited to Country, Traditional and Modern. In addition, these high-quality drawer boxes are available in doweled versions for those homeowners who need a sturdy, no-nonsense drawer or with dovetail corners that provide extra strength and durability.
Customers can also order various features on their boxes, including having them lipped, angled, scooped or Top Edge Finished. Drawer boxes from Decore-ative Specialties can also be ordered with such important details as built-in dividers or even file notching for boxes that are intended for use in a home office. If a customer desires even more flair and distinction, Decore-ative Specialties can engrave its logo on the drawer boxes.
Lastly, Decore-ative Specialties can make its beautiful drawer boxes out of any of the available wood species, including such exotic beauties as Ribbon Grain Mahogany or Sapele. With all of these choices, a homeowner or a contractor should have no problem finding exactly the type of drawer box he needs from Decore-ative Specialties.
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
Refacing Your Kitchen For a New Look
Whether your kitchen cabinets and drawer fronts look worn or outdated or you are just simply in the mood to transform the appearance of your kitchen, refacing your existing cabinets is a more affordable and quicker way to achieve your goal than installing completely new units.
So what is refacing? It is a technique in which the existing cabinet boxes are left in place, but new cabinet doors, drawer fronts and hardware are installed in place of the old features. To complete the look, matching high-quality laminate veneers, such as DecoLam, are installed onto the side panels of your cabinet boxes so that they exactly match the new doors and drawer fronts. If a refacing job is done properly, your guests will be under the impression that you purchased all new cabinets.
Refacing Your Existing Kitchen Cabinets
Before making a decision on whether to install completely new cabinets or to reface your existing ones, you will need to consider several factors. First, are you planning on completely changing your existing floor plan and moving cabinets around? If not and your cabinet boxes are still in good condition, then refacing your cabinets may be a good money and time saving option for you.
Second, are you on a tight budget or just prefer to save money whenever possible? Purchasing new cabinets can eat up to 50 percent of your kitchen remodeling budget. Refacing your existing kitchen cabinets will cut your costs substantially, but still give you the updated, new appearance that you are seeking.
Third, do you hate having your life disrupted for long periods of time? A typical refacing job can usually be completed in three to five days. In addition, your kitchen is still usable, to some extent, as your appliances will remain in place. Of course, it’s probably best not to try cooking when your contractors are trying to install your doors.
A full kitchen remodeling project, on the other hand, can take much longer, possibly even months, and your kitchen will be pretty much off limits to you during this time. Most people find it rough living without a usable kitchen for a long period of time.
Beautiful Drawer Fronts
Refacing is not a good idea, however, if your cabinets are in terrible condition or are of cheap construction. Putting beautiful drawer fronts and doors onto cheaply built cabinet boxes is like putting lipstick on a pig.
On the other hand, if you do have good quality cabinets and decide to reface for an entirely new look or just to refresh your kitchen, you will probably be stunned by the beauty of your refaced cabinets, especially if you choose to use high-quality cabinet doors and drawer fronts from Decore-ative Specialties. Because this company also offers its DecoLam veneers to match its cabinet doors and drawer fronts, your refaced kitchen cabinets will have a seamless, finished appearance.
Decore-ative Specialties also offers many different styles of doors, including ones with stylish glass fronts. Decore’s cabinet doors are also crafted in every available species of wood.
If you want the look of a brand-new kitchen, but don’t want to invest huge amounts of money or time, then you should definitely look into refacing your cabinets versus installing new units.
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
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
Decore-ative Specialties offers two exclusive programs to its customers, Streamline, 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.
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.
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
Drawer Boxes Beautifully Built to Last a Lifetime
You probably don’t think about your house’s drawer boxes very often, but they are a very important part of your home. Drawer boxes are what help keep your home organized. They store your daily needs, as well as your junk. Every day, you will use these drawers multiple times without a thought. That is, until one has a bottom panel break off or a drawer refuses to remain shut any longer.
When it comes time to remodel, it is important that you only consider using high quality drawer boxes manufactured by an experienced, reputable company that not only knows what it is doing when crafting a drawer box, but also has the expertise to make it the best it can be.
Beautiful Drawer Boxes
For instance, national cabinet door and drawer box manufacturer Decore-ative Specialties crafts each of its beautiful drawer boxes with a special mechanism that slows them down as they are about to close so that they glide smoothly shut, without slamming. It is the small details like this that only a company that has been in business for a long time will know to include when building drawer boxes for its customers.
Decore-ative Specialties is also the ideal company to turn to when a homeowner or contractor is planning a custom remodeling or new home construction job, especially one that will be incorporating unique designs and styles. For instance, if you are opting for a very non-traditional, high-gloss, colorful kitchen, it may be hard to find drawers and cabinet doors in your particular area that will work with your modern vision. Decore-ative Specialties carries the materials necessary to fulfill your dream kitchen’s needs. Of course, Decore-ative Specialties also carries drawer boxes that feature traditional styling, as well.
Dovetail Drawer Boxes
Decore-ative Specialties is not only concerned with the way your custom drawer boxes will look but also with making sure that its products will be of the best quality and construction possible. It offers both dowled drawer box options and also dovetail drawer boxes that feature an interlocking joint system that delivers a stronger product and is preferred by experienced builders, installers and home remodeling contractors. These drawer boxes can come finished or unfinished and are crafted to last you a lifetime of use and maybe even a little abuse.
If you are the type of homeowner who wants his home remodeling project or new home construction to be a reflection of your personality and style, then you definitely need to seek out the talents of Decore-ative Specialties. While simple drawer boxes will function perfectly fine for some people, you will need something more that will show others that you have exquisite taste and will never skimp on the details. Decore-ative Specialties can craft custom drawer boxes out of every species of wood available and add dividers to a customer’s specifications. It can also finish your boxes with elegant touches such as scooped fronts or fashion angled drawer boxes for you.
While most people may not be concerned with such details, you are not most people and it will show in the final appearance and even the feel of your elegant remodeling or new home construction.
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
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.
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.
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016
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.
Kitchen Cabinets Re-Facing
Decore-ative Specialties offers a comprehensive kitchen re-facing program for your kitchen cabinets that will change the look and feel of your kitchen and your entire home. The program includes our high quality Deco-form doors, pre-finished drawer boxes, accessories, etc.
Decore-ative Specialties also offers a variety of knobs, pulls, and decorative hinges with our kitchen cabinets to provide the perfect accents for your next kitchen cabinet job. Ranging in style from Contemporary kitchen cabinets to Country kitchen cabinets and everything in between, you are sure to find hardware to suite the design style you are aiming to achieve.
Green Building Council – Certified Wood Products
Our 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 kitchen cabinet products. In addition, the company is also a member of the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. and a supplier member of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assn.
Decore-ative Specialties kitchen cabinets finish line also is certified through SCS. “It is especially helpful to small shops if they have products finished here, so they don’t have to undergo the certification themselves.
Kitchen Cabinets from Decore-ative Specialties
Our contemporary kitchen cabinet doors have a fresh, modern look, with straight lines and minimal detail. These sleek, understated kitchen cabinet designs look exquisite in any material, from exotic kitchen cabinet woods and patterned laminates to clean, solid color Deco-form (RTF) kitchen cabinets.
Victorian Style Kitchen Cabinet
A contemporary take on a classic turn-of-the-century kitchen cabinet look, today’s Victorian style kitchen cabinet is enjoying increasing popularity in refined kitchens everywhere. Highlights of this regal style kitchen cabinet includes dark-grained woods polished to a high luster, elaborately carved designs combined with strong color schemes and distinctive trimmings. The Victorian kitchen cabinet look is anything but “no-frills.”