Cabinetsmith Designer Tips

All White Kitchens Do’s and Don’ts

By far, white is still our best selling colour in every door style we offer.  So, it’s probably time we should talk about the All White Kitchen trend we’ve been seeing for the past year or so. Here are a few items we think you should consider when planning an all...

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The Little Things

I had an interesting experience recently.  Friends of mine are renovating their kitchen.  The kitchen they just renovated less than eight years ago. The flaws in their original design weren’t many, but they were glaring and made me think about the importance of the...

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The Next Big Thing

We’ve seen a trend happening around here at Cabinetsmith, and it’s pretty exciting. For the first time in our manufacturing history, our wood alternative cabinet door options are outselling our wood doors.  And we couldn’t be happier about it.   What...

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We’re Proud to be Canadian

Cabinetsmith is a truly Canadian company.  Everything that goes into a Cabinetsmith cabinet (except our Blum hardware, which comes from Austria) comes from within a 50km radius of our home in Barrie, Ontario.  We don’t import parts from overseas and assemble here, we...

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Choosing a Great Designer

I remember visiting a store several years ago.  The designer there had several beautiful hand renderings hanging up in her office.  This woman was seriously talented.  When I asked the store’s owner what kind of sales volume was coming out of the...

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Small Bathroom Design

Small Bathroom Design I have been flipping through images from Architectural Digest, looking at impossibly massive bathrooms with impossibly decadent designs.  Sigh.  For most of us, an ensuite with a full wood burning fire place, divan, freestanding bath...

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New Technology and Your Kitchen

New Technology and Your Kitchen I think a lot about developments in technology when making big purchases these days.  Is my new smart phone going to be compatible with my four year old vehicle? (Spoiler alert: it isn’t, and it’s irritating).  It’s something we think...

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Get in the Map

Get In The Map I did a kitchen design for an old friend the other day.  I say I did a design, but really what I did was take a builder’s plan and re-draw it to get a price, but sometimes that’s the job.  I looked at it when I was finished and was pleased.  It’s nicely...

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Your New Kitchen and Your Budget

Kitchen Renovation Budget I said it.  I said the B word.  Budget.  Ugh. Whether you’re a designer or a consumer, budget is always presented to me as the biggest challenge of any kitchen renovation.  Customers don’t know how much a renovation is going to...

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On the Question of Colour

What colour should my new kitchen be? The question designers are asked more than any other. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the colour of your new cabinets! 1. Are you renovating to sell? If so, all my real estate agent friends say when it...

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Style Basics: Transitional, Traditional and Contemporary

Transitional Style: Transitional styles are currently the most popular when it comes to kitchen design, according to the NKBA Trend Watch report.  No surprise, given Transitional styling takes the best of traditional and contemporary styles, blends them up, and gives...

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So You Want to Renovate Your Kitchen?

So you want to renovate your kitchen - a few things to consider before you start shopping. 1. Motivation: Are you renovating to achieve your dream home? Are you renovating to sell? Are you renovating because of a fire/flood?  What’s your motivation renovate and what...

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