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Designers - Worth Every Penny

The Value of Good Design

Your journey into the world of Kitchen and Bath design will more than likely include a visit to see a professional Kitchen and Bath designer. Many of these people have spent years studying design in school or working in an apprentice like fashion for a design studio. Additionally, they must keep abreast of the latest trends in design, materials and the technical aspects of several major product categories - Cabinetry, Countertops, Appliances, Flooring and Lighting.

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Not Your Fathers Particleboard

Today's Particleboard is a Great Option for Cabinetry

First off, you should know that for all of UltraCraft's Destiny wood door styles, you have the option to have your cabinetry produced with either particleboard, or more specifically, Engineered Furniture Core or plywood. So, which is the right choice for you?

Many people have a preconceived notion that particleboard is not a suitable material for building cabinetry. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, in some cases, particleboard is a better option than plywood. Just ask the manufacturer's of high end furniture which they prefer to use and you might be surprised to find that the answer is particleboard.

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Framed vs. Frameless Cabinetry

Cabinetry Construction - Deconstructed!

Cabinetry is divided into two major categories when considering construction methods - Framed and Frameless.

Framed cabinetry utilizes a 3/4" solid wood "frame" that is dadoed to the top, bottom and sides of the box. This frame actually extends beyond the width of the box and covers up some small portion of the inside of the box interior. Framed cabinetry gets it's structural integrity from this frame.

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About this Blog

Whether you are just starting on your journey to remodeling your home or have been researching it for a while, this blog's aim is to provide the consumer with the knowledge to make educated decisions about their design/build experience.

We hope that these articles will help to cut through the "industry speak" and make you more comfortable about the products you buy, the people you work with and your overall experience with designing and building your new kitchen, bath, den, or closet remodel.

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