A Handsome Home Office Remodel

A Handsome Home Office Remodel - Parr Cabinet Design Center

Our customer came to the Parr Cabinet Design Center in search of a wall-to-wall home office desk to fit under an existing window. He wanted the masculine style and colors of a classic den, and for the piece to feel built into the room. In addition, our customer needed a balance of practical storage solutions for both big and small items, such as file cabinets, decorative books and curio displays.

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What You Should Know About Cabinets Wood Types

Cabinet Wood Types - Parr Cabinets

Are you in the market for new cabinets? Here’s a tip you should keep in mind when selecting the type of wood the cabinets are made out of:

No matter which wood type you choose for your new kitchen or bath cabinetry, no two pieces of wood are exactly the same.

Stains are likely to exaggerate the difference between open and closed grains and other markings in wood. Grain variation and color change should be expected. As hardwood ages, it will darken when exposed to different types of light. Color differences or changes in wood can also be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals, extreme heat, or other contributing external conditions. In addition, wood species exhibit other defining characteristics, such as mineral deposits/streaks, knots, sap runs, pin holes, and wormholes. These markings make the wood unique and contribute to its enduring beauty.

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Three Kitchen Cabinet Styles to Consider

Kitchen Cabinet Styles - Parr Cabinets

There are an infinite number of cabinet design combinations available, which can make the selection process a bit daunting. This article highlights three popular cabinet designs and provides readers with a head start on finding the right kitchen cabinets to fit their needs. The design experts at Parr Cabinet Design Center are well versed in cabinet designs from modern to traditional, so schedule a free design consultation today to start your project.

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Cool Kitchen Features

Cool Kitchen Cabinet Features - Parr Cabinets

In the past, kitchens weren’t prominent rooms in our homes. Instead, they were often hidden away and simply considered places to prepare food. Until the late 60s, home design favored separating the kitchen from the main living area with at least a door but often a full hallway. Even more extreme were the layouts of English manors, such as those seen on Downton Abbey, where the kitchen was located on a completely different level than the main living areas. Homeowners wanted guests to see an orderly and beautiful home rather than the mess that was required to prepare the meals. Today, this concept is about as popular as wearing a bustle and as practical as employing a valet.

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Turn Your Kitchen into a Universal Design

Amstead Kitchen Cabinets - Parr Cabinet Design Center

If you are interested in learning about Universal Design or considering the concept for your custom home or remodel project, Parr Cabinet Design Center is an ideal resource. We can explain the products and concepts that make Universal Design an efficient, affordable, and long-term benefit for your next construction venture.

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A Quick Guide to Kitchen Cabinets Construction Basics

A Quick Guide to Kitchen Cabinets Construction Basics - Parr Cabinets

In the market for kitchen cabinets? Aesthetics are important, but here’s a quick guide to help you recognize key elements of cabinet construction and quality.

Cabinet Box

The stability and durability of a kitchen cabinet depends on the quality of its box construction. So how do you determine whether or not a box is built to last? Look for how it is reinforced. The box is most commonly made from particleboard, MDF, or plywood. Look for triangular braces in the corners of the box or a beam brace that runs in a dado slot along the inside of the side panels or along the back. These methods will ensure the box remains rigid and stable.

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