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Our services offer all types of custom cabinetry.

Since Walker Woodworking is a custom cabinetry shop, our main market is kitchens and these rooms do account for 75% of what we build.  However, by not limiting ourselves geographically to areas between Charlotte and Shelby we have been able to expand our services to offer all types of custom cabinetry.  When working on a new construction project we have opportunities to fill an entire home with cabinetry that includes: bathrooms, offices, laundry rooms, custom closets, desk and work areas, entertainment centers, fireplace mantles, built-ins and even pet centers.  We offer diverse woodworking solutions for your home.

The process is much longer when planning a new construction project vs. a remodel.  Since this is the case we invest longer periods of time pouring over the design details with these clients and as a result, stronger bonds are made as we grow accustomed to their tastes and style.  Such was the case with this couple who was building in Lexington. Our designer got to know them very well and understood the way they wanted their home to function, far reaching from just the kitchen space.

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One area of their home that was of the utmost importance to them was the master closet.  They wanted to have one large room with an area for exercise equipment, and a separate his and hers dressing area.  Drawing on her experience of planning a previous job, our designer suggested to these homeowners that they change the layout of the space to also include a washer and dryer, doubling their main laundry capacity.  The homeowners loved the idea!  After all, who wants to walk around your entire home with piles of laundry?

In the end they have a functional dressing, exercise, and laundry room all in one!  The closet is right off the master bath, which provides a tranquil retreat for the retired couple.

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They share a bathroom, but she has her own vanity seating area, so they aren’t always rubbing elbows while getting ready!

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Of course, the kitchen was a large part of this custom home as well.  We worked diligently with the clients to plan the large angled peninsula and corner pantry so that they were all in alignment and nothing inhibited the work flow throughout the room.  We wrapped the pantry and paneled the appliances to give the kitchen an integrated appearance and make it feel warm and inviting. The painted finish of the perimeter compliments the stained island beautifully and the traditional styling lends itself to the French Country flair, without being to ornate.

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The desk we created, wine nook, and entertainment center all lend to the owners relaxed lifestyle in this one of a kind home.  If you’d like to incorporate some of these touches into your home, or if you are ready to begin planning the home of your dreams please contact us today to set up a time for a design consultation.

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Go ahead and think about more than just kitchens when it comes to custom cabinetry.

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But if you are thinking about what’s for dinner, imagine how nice it would be to prepare dinner in a custom built kitchen from Walker Woodworking.

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Explore all the possibilities browsing our website by  room or by style. Click here to see the entire gallery of photos from this French Country Home Project.

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Jan Blanton – Walker Woodworking

Living the Easy Life

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Of course, we all know the “Easy Life” is with a book in our hand, toes in the sand.

Then reality hits us right smack in the face! We are micro managers of our household! What could make life easier is organization.  Seems simple enough right? A kitchen well designed from the beginning will make for an easier life!

So, let me explain how it is you can have the“Easy-Life” with custom cabinets.

If you are considering building new or remodeling a home in the near future, you should consider custom cabinetry.

There are many more reasons to consider custom cabinetry than you might realize.

Cabinet organization can reduce clutter, make things easier to store and find–which makes cooking more enjoyable!

Organization built into your design might just begin to create the “Easy -Life” for you!

Benefits of working with a custom cabinet shop:

  • Built to last
  • Local sourcing
  • Elements you NEED, and none that you don’t
  • Personalization
  • Built to fit
  • Not mass produced
  • Space planning and functional design
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At Walker Woodworking we have a talented designer who can guide you through all the options of custom cabinets with your best interest in mind.  Custom design elements will increase the value of your home.  “Cookie-cutter” or boxed cabinet manufacturing cannot offer the elements of a custom shop.

Your kitchen design is often based on the purpose of your kitchen.  That may seem crazy to say, but not all kitchen owners actually cook; therefore, perhaps pan dividers and spice racks are not needed.  Your lifestyle is important to the design of your kitchen. Does the whole family cook? Do you need more counter space for preparations? Do you eat in the kitchen? Do you have large serving pieces?  All of these questions and more will help the design process be most efficient for you and your family.

Here are a few suggested kitchen design ideas that will help you begin the “Easy Life”.

Tray dividers: 

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Not a new concept to the kitchen, but new ideas in the design area.  Tray dividers can store various items such as: Cutting boards, cookie sheets, & serving trays. Placement for this type of storage will give your kitchen more function without compromising space.

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Base wall and pullouts:

Pullouts are perfect to fill in a space and use for storage of spices, oils, cooking utensils & other small items.  When closed, the pullouts will blend with the kitchen design and sometimes go unnoticed.  Maximize your storage and get the most out of your space.

Pantry & roll-out drawers:

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Adjustable roll-outs are perfect for canned goods and dry food storage.  This helps eliminate the problem of never seeing what’s in the back.  Everything is easily accessible and at your fingertips!

Appliance garage:

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The mixer now has a place to be stored.
No heavy lifting just to make a cake!  Coffee makers, blenders, toasters and small appliances can be stored with convenience; thus making your life easier and your back stronger!  Frees the counter top of clutter and begins to make life easier!

Recycle bin:

Recycling is important.  But really who likes having the three large ugly plastic storage bins at your garage door entrance?  Now you can get the family involved in recycling.  Recycling can be stylish and functional.  Custom cabinets will allow you to have more than one area of trash bins in your home.

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Picture shows a two-can trash pullout recycle bin to the left of the sink

and to the right, is a paneled dishwasher!

Docking drawer & drawer dividers:

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Free up your counter space–custom drawers, docking drawers and cutlery drawers will certainly help with the clutter of small items.  Several of our home owners need storage for various things including: hair dryers, curling irons, DVD’s, jewelry, guns, serving utensils, tools and so much more!

A designer will provide answers to your questions that will allow us to design cabinetry that is best suited for your lifestyle.Docking drawers are becoming more and more popular in today’s households.  A docking drawer has the electrical components inside the drawer which can charge your electronic devices without clutter on the countertop.

Refrigerator drawer and warming drawers:

Like the look of a mini bar, wet bar or need extra refrigerated space for the kids to have easy access to after school drinks and snacks?  A refrigerator drawer is functional and stylish.  Custom cabinet appliance panels can be placed on the outside to have the drawer look as if it was part of the cabinetry.  Warming drawers also can be incorporated into your kitchen design to blend with the cabinetry.

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We understand kitchen and home remodels or new construction can be a daunting experience.  It is our intention to assist you each step of the way.  At Walker Woodworking, our focus is on creating high – end custom made products to enhance your home and lifestyle. We believe that our quality, custom, hand-crafted woodworking makes the difference between an ordinary house and an extraordinary home. Quality is the foundation for everything we do.

Go enjoy the “Easy life” and call us when you need custom cabinets!

Jan Blanton – Walker Woodworking

Cookbooks to Tablets

Technology is what’s trending in today’s kitchen.

Today’s kitchen trends encompass far more than colors, counter tops, flooring and appliances.  Old cook bookYour grandmother’s recipe cards or cookbooks are now the latest framed Pinterest project.  Milk, bread and flour, once a staples in your grandmother’s kitchen, are now been replaced with a refrigerator that includes HD televisions and mounted kitchen tablets that are functional and fun.

Consumers have come to expect technology in all facets of their lives; the kitchen is no exception!

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It is important how the kitchen fits into your lifestyle and it is even more important how it functions.

Kitchens are now being designed as smart kitchens, with mobile devices everywhere. Smart homes feature WI-FI enabled appliances – all of which must be considered in your kitchen design.  Home management is important and you may want to have a message center, a drop zone, key racks, mail-slots and individual storage for each family member and even for the four legged family members.  Custom cabinet design features can help you customize your space.

Technology is being integrated into the kitchen design.  Interactive appliances with touch screens, digital devices compatible with phones and tablets, docking drawers and charging stations are increasingly popular in the latest kitchen designs.  Wireless appliances such as blenders and toasters are in the near future.

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Microwave drawers, as well as refrigerator drawers, and warming drawers are becoming more popular for the function and

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the safety for all generations, as we now have young and old living together in one home.

Accessibility, functionality, storage, style and “going green” are additional design trends being integrated into today’s kitchen design. Money-saving tips would be to have energy efficient appliances, low-flow faucets, task lighting and natural light.

At Walker Woodworking we will not only customize your cabinets, we will customize the design process to fit your family needs – keeping up with all the latest trends! Fitting all your wants and needs into one space and into your budget is our utmost objective!

Jan Blanton – Walker Woodworking

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 Call us today for more information about how we can help you customize your kitchen! 704-434-0823

Designer Jeneane Beaver

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As many of you know, our designer Jeneane Beaver recently added to her family with the birth her son in July.  As a mother of two small children Jeneane has had to face some difficult challenges juggling motherhood and her career.

She has decided to become a “stay at home MOM”.  Making this decision has been difficult for her.  Jeneane will be leaving Walker Woodworking with mixed emotions, since she has made so many good friends & clients over these past 6 years.  Many of you have greatly enriched her life with the kindness and encouragement that you have shown during her career at Walker Woodworking.

Making a transition such as this is not easy for all parties involved, however Jeaneane would like to make the transition as easy as possible for her successor.  At the request of Jeneane and a decision made by Travis Walker and Administration Staff, it has been decided that Brandon Fitzmorris will be gaining the the title of  “Designer” as of December 19, 2014.

Brandon (whom originally trained Jeneane and Travis on the current CAD drawing system used by Walker Woodworking)  will be able to work closely with our clients understanding your needs and generating both 3D drawings and elevations.  He will also recommend elements of design so that your space is functional as well as beautiful.

As our primary Cabinet Engineer, and with having well over 14 years experience in cabinet construction and installation, Brandon has plenty of knowledge & experience.  He has always worked closely with Jeneane and other designers to convert our clients design into cabinet construction drawings assuring accuracy for shop production.  The detailed knowledge Brandon has, in all phases of custom cabinetry, will definitely be a bonus for our clients. Brandon has always put the satisfaction of the customer first and will remain to do so with his new title.

Areas of his expertise include but are not limited to:

 

  • space planning
  • custom storage solutions
  • architectural elements
  • eye for detail and design
  • client communication
  • cabinet fabrication
  • schedule planning

For more information about Brandon Fitzmorris

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As a family owned business, we completely understand the loyalty Jeneane has to her family, and we respectfully accept her decision to move forward wishing her much happiness in her new endeavor.

We are eager and excited to see what the future holds at Walker Woodworking with Brandon becoming a certified designer, assisting our future clients.  His enthusiasm will be evident, since he too is equally excited to embark on this new journey.  As Travis always says, “ Customer satisfaction is what drives me and my team of professionals.”  

To our existing clients, we want you to be assured your custom cabinetry project will follow through as planned. In order to make this transition as smooth as possible,  Brandon will be contacting you soon set to set up a meeting depending on the phase of your project. If you would like to go ahead and schedule your appointment with Brandon, you may email him at [email protected].

Should you have any concerns about the change, please contact Travis Walker, [email protected].

On behalf of Walker Woodworking, and our staff we would like to thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Travis & Stacey Walker

 

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