Kitchen Cabinet Finishing to Enhance Happiness

Have you ever walked into a friend’s newly remodeled kitchen and just felt happy? Maybe it’s the clean look and feel of the new cabinets, or maybe it’s the color. Everyone knows that color can make people feel a certain way and the same can be said for the diverse collection of water-based finishes available at Decore-ative Specialties.

Personalizing your kitchen cabinets can create a happy and welcoming atmosphere. Colors like blue or gray create a calming effect and can take away stress after a long day. Depending on the other types of finishes in the kitchen, choosing the right cabinets will enhance your space. If you have dark colored flooring in your kitchen, you should probably consider light cabinets. Choosing a light water-based finish will give your cabinets an elegant look that will reflect light and give your space a cheerful mood.

If you have light colored hardwood floors or tile in your kitchen, you may want to consider darker cabinets. Virginica Brown or Rye are warm sophisticated colors that will add a cozy feel to your kitchen which is often the heart of the home. If your kitchen is open to your family room or dining room, make sure the finishes on your cabinet coordinate with the other colors in the area.

Many homes also show off a large island in the kitchen. When choosing the color for the cabinets – you might want to try a contrasting finish to give the island its own unique look. If your upper cabinets are a light color, consider a darker color on the island or lower cabinet. It’s amazing the impact kitchen cabinets can make in your home and the attitude of your entire family. If you want to create a happy home, decorate your kitchen with beautiful bright colors that make people feel good.
Kitchen Cabinet Finishing

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Durango Painted Kitchen (10214) – The perfect space for entertaining and relaxing, this kitchen features a timeless Durango door style and a cool, calming color palette.
Elegantly uncomplicated designs bring simplicity that’s practical and in harmony with your natural surroundings.

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The simple use of space, color, and texture with an unmistakable sense of urban energy and artisitic creativity.

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Flourishes of Country French and the quaint allure of English Country, this style is about comfort at its charming best.

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Butt Joint
Five piece construction with stiles and rails joining at a 90 degree angle in the corners.

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Miter Joint
5-piece construction with stiles and rails joining in the corners at a 45 degree angle.

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Raised Panel
A raised panel is made of solid wood that brings the panel height level to the frame.

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Solid Wood
Solid Wood is the top choice for drawer boxes and is available in a huge variety of species.

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9-Ply Birch
A cost effective wood option that is prefinished and ready for installation.

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White Melamine
Cost effective and easy to clean, a good option for doweled drawer boxes.

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Caps, or Capitals
Caps, or Capitals, are used as an accent piece and can be a great additional style element.

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Corbels bring an unforgettable, distinct look of skilled artistry to any project.

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Decorative Onlays can be used throughout cabinetry to contribute to the overall design.

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Crown Molding B
2-3/4″ x 8′
A perfect accent, the traditional 2-3/4″ stature of this wood molding allows it to be used in many settings.

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Crown Molding N
with Insert E
A wonderful accent, this versatile 3-11/16″ molding is fitted with insert “E” to give cabinetry a unique look.

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Crown Molding O
with Insert A
A wonderful accent, this versatile 4-1/4″ molding is fitted with insert “A” to give cabinetry a unique look.

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Corner Right Angle Base Cabinet
Streamline Components program Base Cabinet can be configured to meet your project needs, including set up for doors, drawers, pull outs, or shelves.

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Streamline Base Cabinet
Streamline Components program Corner Right Angle Base Cabinet provides a space-saving corner cabinet and can be set up for doors and shelves.

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Barley with Iron Glaze
Light stain that without hiding it, enhances wood grain beautifully while the Iron glaze adds depth and definition.

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Buttercream with Tawny Glaze
The addition of Tawny Glaze to Buttercream darkens the yellow ivory hue, giving it depth and definition.

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Rigid Thermal Foil (RTF)
Our Deco-form Rigid Thermal Foils (RTF) doors are seamlessly constructed with a durable, warp resistant composite core of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF).

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Typically the core is made of MDF or Particleboard. Laminate is available in a wide variety of colors, sheens, textures, and designs including solids, wood grains, and abstract designs and textures.

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Explore Decore Designer Face Frames – The New Face for Frames

SPECIAL 1-INCH THICK DOOR KITCHEN (10151) Well planned, meticulously executed, this space packs endless details and functionality into a small space while retaining a gorgeous appearance.
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Face Frame Program:

  • 13 Unique Frame Edge Options
  • 3/4” or 7/8” Frame Thickness
  • High-End Haunch Joint Construction
  • Custom Configurations
  • Available Assembled or Unassembled
  • Available with Pure Colors Finishing
Quality. Innovation. Convenience. Designer Face Frames make it easy for you to offer classy, designer-inspired looks without the hassle of making your own face frames.
Square Edge
The (FE-1) Square Edge provides a blank slate for your design and a minimalistic look that is the backbone of face frames.

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Arrow Inset Molding
The (FE-2 Arrow) Arrow Inset Molding Face Frames gives just enough detail to be noticed without having a dominating presence.

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Cord Inset Molding
The (FE-2 Cord) Cord Inset Molding upgrades any cabinet with a slight detail that can be used to accent several home design styles.

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Greek Inset Molding
The (FE-2 Greek) Greek Inset Molding Face Frame provides a one-of-a-kind unique look with clean, geometric detailing.

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Dart Inset Molding
The (FE-2 Dart) Dart Inset Molding makes a statement with beautiful egg and dart detailing, accentuated with a glazed finish look.

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Rope Inset Molding
The (FE-2 Rope) Rope Inset Molding gives a distinct look and pairs well with our rope molding cabinet doors and insert moldings.

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Square Notch
The (FE-3) Square Notch modernizes the traditional beaded frame by giving it squared edges, a perfect to highlight clean, straight lines.

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1/8″ Half Bead
The (FE-4) 1/8″ Half Bead combines traditional and modern frame beading by rounding one half of the bead but squaring off the edge of the bead.

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1/4″ Half Bead
The (FE-5) 1/4″ Half Bead frame rounds half of the bead but squars off the edge of the bead that lines up with cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

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Rapid Radius Program
1/8″ Bead
The (FE-6) 1/8″ Bead frame has a scaled down look compared to its larger counterpart, the 1/4″ (FE-7).

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1/4″ Bead
The (FE-7) 1/4″ Bead frame is one of the most popular beaded face frame options due to its just-the-right-size.

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1/4″ Bevel
The (FE-8) 1/4″ Bevel frame is a perfect option when beaded frames don’t meet the design aesthetic.

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The high-end haunch joint construction, customizable configurations, and ability to order assembled or un-assembled makes this program versatile enough for all project types while providing the best in quality.

Special Frame Door Kitchen – 10152

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Special Frame Door Laundry – 10184

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Square Raised Panel Kitchen in Alder – 10210

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Special 1 Inch Thick Door Kitchen – 10151

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Laguna Painted Kitchen – 10147

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Special Applied Molding Door Kitchen – 10178

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Special 1 Inch Thick Door Kitchen – 10151

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Shaker Bathroom with 3 Inch Frame – 10176

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Durango & Camden Kitchen – 10170

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Tuscany Kitchen in Maple – 10136

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Tuscany Kitchen with Radius Wainscot – 10115

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San Marino Kitchen – 10100

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New Enhanced Streamline Custom Cabinet Components

EXPLORE THE NEW ENHANCED STREAMLINE Decore-ative Specialties offers STREAMLINE™, a simplified process for ordering and quoting, ready-to-assemble frameless components!
The Streamline Program includes "Ready-to-Assemble" frameless components, ¾" thick cabinet materials with ¼" thick full backs, blind mortise and tenon construction, accurately sized CNC machined components, and assembly hardware included for each component.
Wood and Melamine.
Streamline Wood

Cherry Veneer / MDF

Maple Veneer / MDF

Red Oak Veneer / MDF

MDF Raw Paintgrade

Streamline Melamine

White Melamine 2S

Summer Flame Mel. PB

Almond Melamine PB

Black Melamine PB

Clark Cherry Mel. PB

Lewis Cherry Mel. PB

Natural Maple Mel. PB

Chocolate Pear Mel. PB

Honey Apple Mel. PB

Fashion Grey Mel. PB

Streamline Base Cabinets, Upper, Tall Pantry and Panel, Stock, Fillers in Maple Melamine.
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Custom Kitchen Cabinets Should Be Carefully Planned

Custom Kitchen Cabinets Should Be Carefully Planned

Custom cabinets will help to organize and maximize the available space in your kitchen. They will also give the kitchen a face lift and achieve a new look for the whole room without completely remodeling the entire kitchen. When done right new kitchen cabinets can add value to a house that will pay off if and when the house is sold.

There are many cabinet makers in the U.S. Finding one to custom make the cabinets you want should not be difficult. Designing cabinetry is relatively easy these days, with the help of computer software. You can design your own or have the cabinet maker design them with your input to get exactly what you want and need.

Local Cabinet Maker

Unless you have a local cabinet maker come to your house and measure the space available for the cabinets you will need to do the measuring yourself. If you order custom made cabinets from a remote source you will need to provide the measurements so they will know the size of the cabinets to build. When you decide on a design the cabinet maker can scale the design to fit the space available.

The best approach is to find a local cabinet maker who can come to your house. This will provide a feel for the overall environment and help with designing of the cabinets. The cabinet maker can give suggestions based on the overall environment and expert experience. Using a remote cabinet maker means you will pick a design for the cabinet maker to build without any expert design suggestions related to the overall environment

Custom Cabinets

There are a lot of choices when it comes to new cabinets. There are different door styles, finishes, pull-out pantries, built-in spice racks, wine racks and many more options to choose from. But custom cabinets can be expensive, so you should focus on quality materials as well as good looks. Pay special attention to the types of hinges and other hardware, and the pieces that hold the cabinets together. Some on the less visible aspects of the cabinets are what makes them last a long time or fall apart relatively soon. Make sure you understand the quality that you are getting for your money. Sometimes it makes sense to spend a little more to get higher quality; after all new cabinets are a long term item for most homeowners.

Custom cabinets can go as high as you want depending on the materials and the design. If the design calls for a lot of fancy and elaborate carpentry work you will pay for it. But you get what you pay for and having high quality cabinets can add value when it comes time to sell the house. So, at least in theory you should be able to re-coop all or part of the investment later when the house is sold. On the other hand if you skimp on the quality of the cabinets you may find yourself re-doing them again in order to be able to sell the house, in which case the cabinets will end up costing much more in the long run. It is important to carefully plan the purchase of kitchen cabinets and to think long term when doing so.

Decore-ative Specialties
2772 South Peck Road
Monrovia, California 91016

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

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

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.

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2772 South Peck Road

Monrovia, California 91016


Kitchen Cabinets Re-Facing

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.

Decore-ative Specialties Kitchen Cabinets

Decore-ative Specialties Kitchen Cabinets

Among the more recent developments at Decore-ative Specialties are designer face frames, custom mouldings for kitchen cabinets, the company’s environmentally friendly Pure Colors finishing options and the soon-to-be-available custom frameless kitchen cabinet box kits. According to Joel Boyles, Marketing Director, the kits will be targeted to Decore-ative Specialties customer base of face-frame kitchen cabinet cabinetmakers, enabling them to expand their own product lines by adding custom frameless products.

Finished Kitchen Cabinet Products

“The biggest difference between Decore-ative Specialties and other companies is our unique ability to ship quality, finished kitchen cabinet products in that short lead time,” Boyles says. Throughout the day, each order is checked against a control sample to ensure color consistency and quality control. Decore-ative Specialties offers more than 250 kitchen cabinet door styles in a wide range of colors and sizes.

Preparing Cabinet Components to be Finished