Remodeling Work and Home Value Upgrades

Remodeling a residential space can be both thrilling and rewarding. It can lead to various practical advantages, too. That’s because renovation projects can in many situations upgrade the values of associated homes. If you want to give the value of your living space a huge boost, then you should find out about any and all approaches that may assist you with matters. There are all sorts of things you can do to breathe new life into the price tag of your property.

Garage Door Systems

Garage door systems are big parts of homes. People rely on their garages to safeguard vehicles of all varieties. If you have a garage door that’s not exactly reliable or effective, it may interfere with your day-to-day existence considerably. Faulty garage doors can be loud. They can move in unpredictable and inconsistent ways, too. If you want to do something positive for the value of your residence, you should think about replacing an old and tired garage door with a fresh one right away. Doing so can be favorable for everything from serenity to safety.

Kitchen Appliance Updates

Food preparation spaces that are sleek, bright and streamlined can make residential spaces a lot more appealing to possible buyers. That’s how they can enhance property value in a dramatic way. If you want to make the value of your home a lot stronger, you should think about overhauling your kitchen. You can overhaul your kitchen by updating any old and tired household appliances that may be part of it. You should think about replacing everything from the sink to the microwave oven. Don’t forget to zero in on the floors, countertops and cabinets that are part of your kitchen, either. Replacing kitchen cabinets that have many scrapes can make your home look a lot better. It can give it a polished ambiance that may be hard for possible purchasers to be able to to resist.

Think about installing custom cabinets, too. Customized cabinets can give your home a feel that’s welcoming and contemporary.

Deck Installation

If you want to make your home a lot more irresistible to others, then you should think in detail about your outdoor space and its feel. Don’t underestimate the value of a yard that’s pleasant and enticing. If you want to make your outdoor space as enticing as possible, you should think about constructing and installing a lovely and sizable deck that’s made out of wood. Why exactly are decks so advantageous for home value boosts? Decks can give you access to a lot more room on your property. They can also be suitable for people who like organizing outdoor gatherings of all kinds. If you want to enhance the amount of storage you have at home, deck installation can work. If you want to make your home a more exciting place, it can work as well. Contact the hard-working Walker Woodworking team A.S.A.P. for further details about home remodeling projects in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Popular Bathroom Cabinet Styles

Relaxation is a must

While the kitchen is the heart of the home, the bathroom is considered a place of relaxation. It is here that we can shed the stress of the office, recover from the rush of the day and allows us an area of solitude. Bathrooms have evolved from a simple room used to meet the basic needs, to a personal retreat, a way to have a spa of our own. It is the one room in the home that signifies peace and tranquility.

Extras you need

While the extras like lighting, tile, and storage are important, the bathroom cabinets in Charlotte NC are key to creating a pleasing space. It is the cabinets that have the ability to transform the entire look of the bathroom while helping to provide the storage needed for all of the essentials such as toiletries, cosmetics, and necessities.* 

Design matters

A well thought out bathroom and cabinet design can allow homeowners to store all the things they need to properly function within the bathroom while keeping it beautiful and clutter-free. 

Popular cabinet styles

Creating bathroom cabinets out of wood, one of the most popular materials used today comes with the benefit of being stained or painted any color. This allows for a truly custom experience that enables the homeowner to have a bathroom that is completely reflective of their personality and style. Learn more about some of the most popular bathroom cabinet styles and the benefits of each.

Inset Style cabinets

Inset

Precision is the number one word used to describe the inset style cabinets. Some of the features include drawers and doors that fit inside of the cabinet versus extending beyond the cabinet frame. This style of cabinets was popular during the Victorian and Georgian eras and has been making a comeback in recent years. Learn a little more here. This style is a wonderful choice for bathroom cabinets. Some of the benefits of this style is a unified look in the design, the ability to save space due to an absence of the overlay, and of course it has one of the best aesthetically pleasing looks. There are also multiple ways to customize these cabinets such as adding beaded inserts or moldings that are representational of your special style.

Flat style cabinets

Flat Style

This is a great choice for those looking to have a more modern, contemporary, or industrial styled bathroom. While Shaker-style cabinets tend to be the most popular because of their traditional look, flat style cabinets also known as “slab” cabinet doors are on the rise due to their ability to create a modern space. Since they are constructed out of one solid piece of wood, they are considered frameless cabinets. This style can create a modern look or one of minimalism due to the sleek, elegant, and uncomplicated final design. Adding a small amount of hardware can add the final touch to these bathroom cabinets. Click to see one of our bathroom projects that used frameless cabinetry.

Shaker style cabinets

These tend to be the most popular style of cabinets used in kitchens and bathrooms because of their versatility. Originally designed by those in the Shaker faith to be simple, functional, and durable, these cabinets still hold true to these principles but have also veered off to be more flexible too. White Shaker cabinets tend to be reflective of an elegant, feminine style, while the warmer woods tend to be representational of a strong, masculine feel. The timeless elegance of these cabinets are a perfect fit for any bathroom and can also increase the value in the home.

Ready to help

No matter the style of cabinets you choose, Walker Woodworking is ready to help you bring it to life. There is no greater satisfaction for us than when a customer loves their final design because it is everything they had dreamed it would be. Our desire is to help you discover what cabinets best suit your needs and reflect your style. We look forward to assisting you with your home project.

3 Reasons to Drive to Shelby

Is the drive to Shelby worth it?

Many of our clients live an hour or more away in the Charlotte metro area. This usually leads people to ask, “Why should I drive to Shelby, when I can go somewhere closer”. We understand the reason behind the inquiry and want to share these reasons why we believe that you will find value in taking the time to make the drive.

The drive is not that much different

If you drive anywhere in Charlotte or other large cities, you understand the frustration of being stuck in slow to almost standing still traffic, just to go a short distance! While you are sitting in traffic, think about this…

  • It is no more time than driving to or from Lake Norman area (and at least you are moving most of the time and not sitting still on I 77!)
  • If you plan your trip after the AM and before the PM rush-hours, it is less than an hour from the South Park area.
  • Our process is more efficient. Since we have all the products in the showroom and we do “live design”, we can accomplish so much with one trip to our showroom. Other showrooms that don’t offer real-time design can lead to multiple trips and your project can drag out for weeks.
New Construction or Remodel Projects

Take a break from the hustle and bustle

Try something new! Many of our clients enjoy the drive to Shelby because it’s a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. As a bonus, we have some of the world’s best BBQ at Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge, or maybe you prefer their rival Alston Bridges BBQ. Yes, it is a local ‘Battle of the BBQ’. You can always find hidden treasures in a small town, so be sure to plan your trip with plenty of time to explore Uptown Shelby.

“After researching six custom cabinetry providers in and around Charlotte, NC, we chose Walker Woodworking for all of the cabinetry needs for our house renovation. We were thoroughly impressed with the Walker’s professionalism, design assistance, wood quality, variety of door styles and accessories, physical plant organization and cleanliness, and their unbeatable prices.

Jennifer & Kent H ~ Charlotte, NC

Home Renovation

We offer a unique customer service

To us it is more than selling a product, it is about building a relationship and partnership with our clients. This is the foundation and philosophy that our company was built upon. Our clients matter to us and their specific needs are what drive us to create a design that is unique for their lifestyle. Our number one priority is to learn our clients, no one is the same and neither are their needs. Each client has something unique about them and that is what we want to cater to, to find that blend of styles that matches them. The experience we have gained over the years in doing home renovations and the extensive knowledge of our product is what sets our service apart. We understand what works and what doesn’t in a home, and we also know how to create a design that blends all your wants and needs into a perfect balance. Our clients always appreciate how we can take their ideas and bring them to life, that is our specialty and our calling.

We use the best materials available

There is a difference between going to a ‘Big Box store’ and buying premade cabinets versus shopping with a company that can custom make your cabinets to suit your space and style.

“There are tons of cabinet options, most which use particle board in some areas. We wanted solid wood and quality construction.  We visited the shop of Walker Woodworking, seeing the attention to detail and quality in production confirmed that we made the correct choice. Quality and design were very important to us!”

homeowner – F. Potocnik

We have the very best product out there, a product that we proudly can stand behind. This requires us to invest ourselves personally into the process. Our custom cabinets are handcrafted with pride and can be built to fit any style and any space. Whether you need a drop zone that has built-in charging docks, a bathroom drawer that is large enough to place large cans of hairspray or a kitchen with spice pullouts that make cooking so much easier, we have it all.

Take a drive to beautiful Uptown Shelby and visit our 5000 square foot showroom, we promise you a warm welcome and personal commitment to help see your dream become a reality. We are proud to serve twelve counties including but not limited to, Cleveland, Buncombe, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Henderson, Polk, Iredell, Gaston, Catawba, Spartanburg, Greenville, and York Counties. We will be with you every step of the way.

4 Reasons to Go Custom with your Bathroom Cabinets

At Walker Woodworking, we know the value that custom cabinetry adds to any kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. Based in Shelby, North Carolina, our local custom cabinet company has been producing fine furnishings for homes in the foothills of North Carolina for 20 years. If you are considering or actively planning your own bathroom remodel, we’d like to share with you some reasons why custom cabinetry from professional cabinet makers is your best option.

The High-Quality Option

When it comes to cabinets, custom is generally going to be of higher build quality than off-the-shelf options. At Walker Woodworking, we know that our Charlotte NC cabinet makers are true artisans and craftsmen who take pride in creating a quality product. This is especially important for your bathroom because they will need to stand up to the intense moisture and humidity of shower steam as well as water occasionally splashing on them from a sink. Custom cabinetry has the best chance of standing up to all of this without warping or swelling.

More Practical and Functional

For a bathroom remodel, you will tend to be more limited on space for your cabinets than in a kitchen. This means they may have to be designed for tight spaces where off-the-shelf cabinets may not fit. Custom cabinet makers can create just what you need for just the space you have available for maximum functionality and practicality in your storage space.

Custom Cabinets Won’t Break Your Budget

Even if it’s a fairly decent-sized master bathroom that you are having remodeled, there will typically be far fewer cabinets in any bathroom than in a kitchen. While going custom with all of your kitchen cabinetry might exceed your budget, doing it in your bathroom should be more feasible for many homeowners.

Getting Exactly the Look You Want

This benefit is one that holds true whether you are getting cabinets for your bathroom or are having kitchen cabinet builders create them specifically for that room. With custom, you can get exactly the material, design, finish and size that you desire. If you want cerused oak cabinets, then a local custom cabinet company can do that for you. Getting exactly the look you want in your bathroom remodel is a luxury that is possible, at least as far as the cabinetry is concerned, when you go with custom cabinetry from quality cabinet makers.

Quality Bathroom and Kitchen Cabinet Builders in Shelby, NC

With our design office and manufacturing facility located less than 50 miles west of Charlotte, we have been bringing beautiful, high-quality, custom cabinetry to homes throughout Cleveland County and beyond since 1999. Employing about 30 designers, artisans and other professionals in Shelby, NC, everything we make is handcrafted and built in the USA. If you are looking for bathroom or kitchen cabinet builders in the foothills of North Carolina, please contact our local custom cabinet company. We’ll help you finish your next remodel with the exact cabinetry you desire, and we’ll do it within your budget.

Looking out for your four-legged friend

Looking to create that perfect kitchen space you have dreamed of? And not sure where to put the dog’s bowl so that it doesn’t clash with the design? Are you wanting to create that amazing new bathroom but tired of having the cat’s litter box be an eyesore and are unsure of how to hide it with style? We can help! While we are a custom kitchen and bath cabinet design center, we also can do much more because we specialize in doing the unique in your home.

Creating function without compromise

Here at Walker Woodworking, we care about the needs of our clients and that extends beyond the two-legged kind. Since most of us here have our own furry companions, we understand the importance of including them in the design. We have become experts in creating functional spaces without compromising beauty. Every pet owner wants their little friend to be comfortable which sometimes requires planning to utilize the space to its maximum potential which is where we come in.

We encourage our clients during the design meeting to share any specific needs or wishes they have for their little fur babies. By knowing in advance what they need makes the planning stage much easier. These requests have resulted in some amazing little details added to some of the projects we have done over the years. One great example was a special cat-shaped door created for a litter box area. Allowing the owner’s cat to use the litter box while keeping with the design looking fantastic! Feeding areas for pets can be a problem, especially with dogs since some of them enjoy turning their food bowls over. We solved that problem by creating an open cabinet with custom cutouts that fit the feeding bowls of the owner’s dog neatly inside while remaining easily accessible to their pet. It was a functional and practical space while remaining true to the original design.

Custom designs to suit your unique needs

We strive to think outside the box to add those little extra touches that meet a need while staying true to the design. It is possible to have function and beauty coexist together. We take what you have, factor in what you need and create a space that is perfect for everyone. Sometimes it is necessary to live in smaller spaces which creates a need for a well-used area to function for multiple purposes. Because we are a custom cabinet place we have the ability to create the perfect space for your pet, this allows us to blend the needs of your pet seamlessly into the function of your lifestyle. Here are some important questions we ask during our initial meeting with our clients.

  • What type of space are we working with?
  • Who will be using the space?
  • What style and atmosphere are you looking to create?
  • Are there any particular special needs we need to consider when creating the design?

It is our pleasure to assist you in having a home you always wanted for you and your sweet companions. So don’t forget to include your furry friend in your design, they have given you so much love and deserve to be taken into account. We look forward to helping you create a space that is perfectly suited to the whole family’s needs.

Creative Storage Solutions

Valuable Storage Ideas from Cabinets Designers to Interior Designers

Not all storage works the same. Some items are more difficult to store than others, even when space isn’t the issue. Doors and drawers each serve a purpose to stash different types of items, especially in heavy-traffic areas such as bathrooms. When our kitchen and bath designers team up with Interior Designers, the results are amazing. We are open to working with your own interior designer and even welcome it.

Vanessa Fleming, owner, and designer of Acorn Interior Design took the lead for her client to remodel a master bathroom in a Georgian marvel built-in 1941. Vanessa’s clients fell in love with this home and even moved to Gastonia, NC to live in this house.

It started with a plan

Vanesa started out by making a wishlist of all the items the homeowners wanted to incorporate into the design. Then she did an inventory of everything in the closet (# of shoes, shirts, pants, dresses, etc.) so that we were able to design the space specifically needed for each item.  We even had room in the closet for a pullout hamper that could stay out of sight.

As for the homeowner’s wish list, they wanted a separate toilet room, a large walk-in, zero-threshold shower with rain shower and jets. They also wanted space for two people to stand by the mirror at the same time but not two sinks. The husband wanted a fully cedar-lined closet. With having only one medium-sized closet in the master bedroom, another closet was needed.

There was so much wasted space in the previous bathroom because the bathroom connected “his and hers” master bedrooms. We were able to use all of that square footage by walling in the doorway that led to one of the master bedrooms, which is now a playroom.  We also incorporated the playroom closet into the bathroom to allow more room in the new master bathroom.

New space, better functions

The new space functions so well because two people can be in the bathroom at the same time because there are now four distinct spaces:

1) a separate toilet room,

2) an enclosed shower,

3) the vanity for make-up,

4) the sink area.

The wardrobe/closet was built for the husband and his collection of clothes and shoes (men like fashion too!)  Because of the wool suits, we made the closet space from cedar to ensure moth control.

The docking drawer inside the vanity has a plug inside the drawer for convenience so that the cord does not lay across the counter making is also less cluttered. The drawer also includes a stainless steel holder for the hairdryer and toiletries so that they all remain in one accessible place.

A reflection of detail

Vanessa was able to stay within the parameters by keeping the entrance to the bathroom and windows where they were and incorporating all the wishlist items.

This team approach made the project go smoothly from design to cabinet install. It was a great opportunity to work with an interior designer to help produce a finished project that made the owners smile.
The results reflected all the attention to detail in this amazing master bathroom remodel. These creative storage solutions were a collaboration of both cabinet designer and the interior designer.

Walker Woodworking proudly serves nine counties including but not limited to: Buncombe, Polk, Henderson, Catawba, Mecklenburg, Cleveland, York, Spartanburg, and Greenville. Located 45 miles west of Charlotte, Walker Woodworking is your one-stop-shop for all of your custom and woodworking needs. Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina, we’ve been producing locally-manufactured cabinetry since 1999. We can provide beautiful, custom storage solutions for any room in your home. If you’re looking for distinctive cabinets for your kitchen, then most of what’s available off-the-shelf at retail stores will not do. Contact us and find out how we can make your kitchen stand out from the ordinary at a price you can afford.

6 Tips For Choosing The Best Kitchen Cabinets

Our team at Walker Woodworking know firsthand that cabinets are essential for organization and storage in your kitchen. Our experienced wood cabinet makers, who create some of the finest custom cabinets in the foothills of North Carolina, can tell you that cabinets come in a variety of styles including traditional, shaker, rustic, contemporary, country and a number of others. If you are completely remodeling your kitchen or simply updating some worn or dated cabinets, there are several factors you should take into consideration when choosing replacements.

They Need to Match Your Kitchen’s Style

There are a plethora of kitchen styles as well as various cabinet styles. Some of these will blend well together, and others will be a design disaster when trying to combine them. Contemporary cabinets, for instance, might look out of place if you have a country farmhouse kitchen. The same could be said for country cabinets in a modern kitchen. If you don’t make the right decision on style, it won’t matter what material or color you choose for the cabinets.

Their Color Needs to Match

Getting cabinets with matching colors for your kitchen does not mean that they have to be the same color as other major items in your kitchen. In fact, making them the same color would be a design disaster since you should have some color differentiation between cabinets, countertops and flooring. For instance, black cabinets can be a nice contrast to white countertops or vice versa. You may find, however, that you don’t want to go with so striking a contrast. Different shades of neutral colors can be effectively combined to work well in your kitchen. For example, dark gray countertops might go well with beige cabinets.

Choosing the Right Material

Kitchen cabinets come in a decent variety of material choices. You can find them in melamine, medium-density fiberboard, plywood, stainless steel, metal and wood. Wood is still one of the most popular choices since wood cabinets will blend in well with many kitchen styles. It also gives you many choices based on the type of wood you choose. You can go with maple, pine, beech, walnut, hickory, cherry, mahogany or oak. There are even variations within these. For instance, you might decide to go with French oak kitchen cabinets. Nothing has as beautifully natural a look as stained wood cabinet doors with the wood grain showing.

Off-the-Shelf or Custom Cabinets?

Another thing you need to determine is whether to go off-the-shelf or custom when sourcing your cabinets. Custom cabinets will cost more, but you’ll be able to get the exact look, material and finish that you’re going for to perfectly complement the rest of your kitchen. You can find an impressive variety of premade cabinetry today that will work for the kitchen in many homes. For older homes, though, you may need the custom touch to create cabinetry that fits unique or tight spaces that modern store offerings won’t accommodate. You may also want to transform your kitchen into your dream culinary area. Doing this may require the exacting specifications only available from custom wood cabinet makers to turn this dream into reality.

Local Custom Cabinet Company

At Walker Woodworking, we know cabinetry. Our wood cabinet makers have been producing quality fine furnishings since 1999. Located in Shelby, North Caroline, not far from Charlotte, all of our custom-crafted cabinetry is designed and made right here in America. Whether you are looking for built-in cabinets, French oak kitchen cabinets or any other custom design, our artisans and craftsman can create what you desire. Don’t tailor your cabinetry needs to what’s available on store shelves. Contact us and we’ll tailor custom cabinetry to your specifications.

The Most Timeless Kitchen Cabinet Styles

If you’re renovating part or all of your kitchen, the choice of kitchen cabinet style will be a big consideration since they take up such a large amount of the visual real estate in your kitchen. If you’re going to the trouble of remodeling this room, you may as well use design elements that will stand the test of time. If you plan to sell your house someday, overly ornate or personalized cabinetry that you love may repulse prospective buyers. The following are some time-tested cabinet types that will still give you plenty of choice in crafting a kitchen you’ll love walking into every day.

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Shaker Cabinets

The door of this popular cabinet style consists of a vertical piece on either side and a horizontal piece on the top and on the bottom with a larger recessed panel in the middle. This style blends easily with other kitchen design elements such as various types of countertops, and it can even mix well with other cabinet types such as those with a flat front or glass front. Their relative popularity means they are commonly available, which also means that you should be able to get some for a good price.

Beadboard Cabinets

In appearance, beadboard resembles a series of vertical boards fitted together. In reality, however, the material for these types of cabinets is usually made as a single piece with vertical grooves throughout to make it look like separate pieces of wood fitted together. This style is definitely more detailed and textured than most other basic cabinet types and may not be for someone who’s shooting for a minimalist look for their kitchen. With all the grooves, they can also make cleaning a bit more of a challenge.

Plywood Cabinets

Plywood is a fairly common construction material if you’re going for a basic and natural look to your cabinetry that is warm and inviting. Its greatest benefit over lumber is that plywood will not shrink and expand with temperature and moisture changes, which are rampant in any kitchen. This means they won’t be prone to warping over the long haul. You can use a clear finish to preserve the visual appeal of its grain, or you can paint it any color you like.

Flat-Front Cabinets

As the name implies, this cabinetry style is about as minimalist as you can get with no framing or other panels to it. It can work well in a variety of kitchens including contemporary and modern, and as you can imagine, its completely flat surface makes cleaning a breeze.

Unfinished Wood Cabinets

This may not be the best choice for longevity since moisture can warp the wood over time, but it’s hard to beat this choice when going for a completely natural look to your cabinetry. This is also one of the cheapest options available for your kitchen cabinets.

Glass-Front Cabinets

The literal transparency of this style choice immediately makes it stick out from all the other options above. It could be considered impractical in the sense that glass can break more easily, yet it’s also very practical in that it lets you see what’s in the cabinet before you’ve even opened it. Given the potential breaking problem, you won’t want to use glass cabinets below countertop height. As an added benefit, they mix well with a shaker or flat-front cabinets that you can use in those lower areas where an inadvertent knee movement might take out a glass cabinet.

Read what HGTV has to say about kitchen cabinet styles

Custom Cabinetry for Your Home

If you live in the foothills of North Carolina, then Walker Woodworking is your one-stop-shop for all your custom cabinet and woodworking needs. Located 45 miles west of Charlotte, we’ve been producing locally-manufactured cabinetry since 1999. We can provide beautiful, custom storage solutions for any room in your home. If you’re looking for distinctive cabinets for your kitchen, then most of what’s available off-the-shelf at retail stores will not do. Contact us and we’ll find out how we can make your kitchen stick out from the ordinary at a price you can afford.

Popular Paint Colors For Kitchen Cabinetry

Our team of designers and craftsmen at Walker Woodworking have been creating beautiful custom cabinetry and accessories in the foothills of North Carolina since 1999. While the actual designing and craftsmanship part of creating cabinets rightfully takes most of our time when starting a project, we realize that the color of the final product will also be important to you.

Perhaps more than any other criteria, the finish and color of your custom cabinets will help determine how well they mesh with the rest of the décor and items in your kitchen especially major elements such as countertops, appliances and flooring. The following are three general color schemes that many homeowners doing a kitchen remodel choose among when trying to select just the right look for their cabinets.

Neutral Paint Colors

These are time-honored and safe colors to go with as far as not offending anyone else’s style sensibilities should it ever become time to sell the home. This includes colors such as cream, tan, light gray, dark gray and beige. They will blend in with most appliance finishes and countertop surfaces. In short, they are a versatile choice that will never go out of style, which is why so many people go with neutral colors.

Tuxedo Coloring

The fact that so many people do go with neutral colors might make them a less than ideal choice if you’re trying to make your kitchen stand out from the pack. If you find neutral…well…boring, then you might want to spice things up with this stylish two-tone color option.

Unlike an actual tuxedo, this kitchen cabinet coloring choice can be more than just white and black although that certainly would be the highest contrast option you could go with. You also have some choices about where to make the color contrast. A common approach would be to make the upper cabinetry one color and then lower cabinets either a completely different color for a high-contrast look or a different shade of the same color. You can also put different colors between rows of cabinets at the same level against different walls in your kitchen. One color for wall cabinets and another for those in an island in the center is yet another idea.

Bold Colors

Using bold colors is the ultimate personal statement in your cabinetry color. You may have a particular color or mix of colors you adore but you’re not sure if others would. If you know you’re planning to stay in the home a good long time, then you may want to throw caution to the wind, and go for a color choice that makes you happy. Remember that bold does not, and probably should not, have to mean bright or gaudy. Bold colors can be done quite tastefully, so you can reduce any potential downside if you do end up selling someday while still having a cabinetry color choice you really want.

Here for Your Cabinet Design and Finish Needs

The above color options are some of the more popular ones. This is, of course, in addition to the very widespread alternative of going with a wood finish. Whatever specific look you’re going for with your kitchen cabinetry, our designers and artisans at Walker Woodworking can turn it into a reality. Read what Benjamin Moore has to say about adding a splash of color the heart of your home.

With our showroom located in Shelby, North Carolina, we’ve been designing and installing cabinets that have helped homeowners have the kitchen of their dreams for two decades. For any of your custom or semi-custom cabinet and accessory needs, please contact us, so we can show you what we can do to transform your kitchen or another room in your home with our fine woodworking.

Located 45 miles west of Charlotte, Walker Woodworking is your one-stop-shop for all of your custom and woodworking needs. Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina, we’ve been producing locally-manufactured cabinetry since 1999. We can provide beautiful, custom storage solutions for any room in your home. If you’re looking for distinctive cabinets for your kitchen, then most of what’s available off-the-shelf at retail stores will not do. Contact us and we’ll find out how we can make your kitchen stick out from the ordinary at a price you can afford.

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinet Materials for Your Project

There are many elements that have to come together in a successful kitchen remodel to transform this room into the one envisioned by the homeowner. One of these is certainly the cabinetry. They take up a large portion of the space in a kitchen and typically a hefty chunk of the budget as well.

At Walker Woodworking, our custom cabinetry craftsmen know that one of the most basic decisions about your kitchen cabinets is the material from which they are constructed. You certainly have a number of popular choices when it comes to this decision.

Your Cabinet Material

As appealing as solid wood may sound for some applications, it’s not a favorite when it comes to kitchen cabinets. There can be quite a bit of moisture in this room over time with steam rising from cooking pots and from hot water at the sink, and everyone knows that solid wood can contract and expand in reaction to moisture and temperature. The most popular choices in material for this part of your kitchen are medium density fiberboard (MDF), plywood, particleboard with melamine and possibly stainless steel.

  • Medium Density Fiberboard MDF is appreciated by homeowners because of how well it stands up to cracking and peeling. It’s also smoother than plywood and is easy to cover with a coat of any color paint you’d like for your cabinets to make them match the rest of your kitchen décor.
  • Plywood This is a popular material for manufacturers of cabinetry given its relatively low cost as well as its stability and resistance to moisture. When used in cabinets, the outer layer of particleboard will typically be covered in wood veneer or plastic laminate to provide superior durability and protection.
  • Particleboard This material will not generally be used in high-end kitchen remodeling projects. It basically consists of wood chips that have been glued together and fused into flat panels. It has the least structural strength of all the options.
  • Stainless Steel While appliances made of this material are frequently all the rage, using it for cabinetry is definitely an area of personal taste. Many people consider that there’s nothing quite like wood or at least wood-derived products like some mentioned above when it comes to a warm, natural-looking kitchen.

Choosing the Right Material for Your Kitchen

Several factors may go into your final choice of material for your kitchen cabinets. You want them to blend in well with other design elements you already have and budget will certainly be a concern for some. You might even end up with a different material for the doors as compared to the cabinet box. The doors are, after all, the most visible and style-setting part. If you’re looking for a natural wood look, you may not want to choose MDF since it can’t be stained. Solid wood might work well for doors that need to have a natural look to match the rest of your kitchen. See what Bob Vila has to say about kitchen cabinet materials.

Custom Cabinetry in the Foothills of North Carolina

If you’re looking for kitchen cabinetry that stands out from the crowd, our artisans at Walker Woodworking have been crafting custom creations since 1999. We can help guide you with regard to design, materials, and layout of the cabinetry in your kitchen remodel. If you need a custom fit for unique spaces or a one-of-a-kind look for refined interiors, we’ve got you covered. Whatever your custom cabinetry needs, please view the before and after gallery on our website to show you what we can accomplish for you, and then give us a call to see how we can help you realize your kitchen cabinetry goals with the material and design of your choice.