Time for a Change!

This kitchen had remained the same since the new owners purchased it years ago, and they wanted an updated look that would be classy for years to come. So we replaced their old Crown style stained door and drawer fronts with clean square slant raised panels, then accented these new features by adding a glaze to the white paint. The … Read More

Split personality?

It was common in the 50s to combine white frames with wood doors and drawer fronts which was thought to expand decorating options. But look: this bright and clean kitchen was hiding behind that confusion! This homeowner chose painted bead-board shaker door fronts giving a nice overall lift to the layout. They opted to stay with Formica counters but added … Read More

Typical 50s/60s kitchen

Plywood flat panels were common in the 50s and 60s because they were budget-conscious times, and this kitchen layout was comfortable and familiar. This family just wanted to update it, so, to add interest, we created arched panels for the uppers and square raised panels for the base. Because we were making no changes to the footprint, we were able … Read More

Let’s add some storage, too!

Besides the obvious difference of deciding to go from dark Oak with exposed hinges to clean and bright white doors and drawer fronts with shaker flat panels, this couple wanted more storage. What was formerly an empty wall was converted into another handy workspace. We wrapped the cabinets around a corner, creating more storage and what we’re guessing is a … Read More

Old-style oak to “Oh my!”

This family’s original kitchen cabinets sported exposed hinges that were common when they were installed. The Formica counters were blue, and made a statement…but not necessarily one anyone wanted to hear! We refaced their kitchen using square raised panel doors and drawer fronts in Maple with a Honey stain. We also replaced their old Formica countertop with a beautiful new … Read More

Remember these?

Popular in the 80s and 90s, these builder grade cabinets were everywhere ~ the best (or worst?) of laminate, classed up with wood rails! These homeowners knew the layout was functional for them, but the appearance was not going to work! So we built a beautiful new Hickory kitchen, keeping the best of the old and giving it new life. … Read More

Golden Oak to Clean White!

Golden Oak was one of the most popular design choices in the 80’s and 90’s and even into the 2000’s, as evidenced by this “before” picture. It’s no surprise the new homeowners wanted to update the look of the kitchen ~ eliminating the busy-ness of the arched door panels with a simpler, cleaner look.  We were happy to help them … Read More

Night & Day Difference!

This kitchen was night-and-day different in just a few days, when we converted their 1980s Golden Oak cabinets into stylish solid white cabinets with glaze, contrasted by the dark painted bead board on their island. GORGEOUS!! This home went from relaxed to stand-up-and-take notice, thanks to Doors and Drawers!

The Key to Hidden Beauty

This couple was tired of the dark and oppressive feel of their old kitchen, saying it felt like a “dungeon”. Our design consultant was able to help them brighten the kitchen up by recommending Hickory door fronts with shaker bead board panels in a Natural stain.  Formica was chosen as a budget-conscious option for their countertop, in a complimentary color.  … Read More

Goodbye 1960!

This kitchen is a style that was dated even when some of the oldest of us were young, featuring the mix of painted white cabinet faces with wood doors and the oh-so-common scalloped edges. Even their 70’s laminate butcher block counter updates didn’t help much. No wonder they were so anxious for our help! We replaced the facia of their … Read More