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Kitchen cabinetry is on show as never before which makes the choice of wood, finish and design more important than ever

A simple door style and stacked appliances complement cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, room, brown, orange
A simple door style and stacked appliances complement the transitional look of this kitchen from Mouser Custom Cabinetry.

Now that our kitchens have becomethe heart of our homes, we're increasingly looking for high-end cabinetry with the look and durability of fine furniture.

It's a development that's been gathering pace over the last decade or so, says Steve Pfister, director of sales and marketing for Mouser Custom Cabinetry.

The other change is toward kitchens with more work space and appliances, as home chefs encourage family and friends to join them while they prepare a meal.

"Multiple sinks, preparation areas and ovens are more common, along with commercial cooktops, undercounter microwaves and warming drawers," he says. "Homeowners are also looking for two or three places to gather and eat together, such as around the kitchen island and at a dining table nearby."

This contemporary entertainment centre was designed and made cabinetry, floor, flooring, furniture, hardwood, home, interior design, laminate flooring, living room, room, shelving, wall, wood, wood flooring, wood stain, brown
This contemporary entertainment centre was designed and made by Mouser Custom Cabintery

Mouser Custom Cabinetry produces handcrafted cabinetry in one of ten wood selections, and five glazing choices.

"Maple and cherry are still our mainstays, but select alder and knotty alder, and quarter-sawn white oak, are gaining in popularity," he says.

The company offers many options, with 75 door styles and hundreds of finishes in solid colors, stains and glazes.

"Our designers guide homeowners through the whole process, finding out what's important to them, what's missing in their current kitchen and what appliances they need," says Pfister. "As experienced professionals, they can advise on the best color tiles for the backsplash, or the most suitable appliances."

The Island's select alder cabinetry is paired with cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, dining room, furniture, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, room, table, wood, red, orange
The Island's select alder cabinetry is paired with wall cabinetry that has a distressed finish.

The designers also work alongside contractors to ensure the cabinetry is installed correctly in new kitchens, or in remodeling projects.

Mouser Custom Cabinetry offers a limited lifetime warranty on its cabinetry. The company has environmental stewardship certification, awarded by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.

For details, contact Mouser Custom Cabinetry, 2112 North Highway 31W, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, phone tollfree (800) 345 7537, fax (800) 472 5889. Website: www.mousercc.com.

Story by: Trendsideas

04 Apr, 2008

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