Material Insights on Textured Melamine

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Textured melamine has been a growing trend for residential cabinetry and interior design. Because of its increasing popularity, we wanted to share a few insights and educate you about the material. Quality melamine panels, are highly durable, easy to clean, and incredibly uniform in color and grain.

Cabinet Color Trends

Project Planning Guide

The color of your cabinets is an extremely personal choice, regionally influenced, and rapidly changing.  The good news is, Crystal has you covered with our custom color program aka Color Per Sample (CPS). With dedicated color technicians, our paint lab specializes in creating custom colors just for you. Our technicians often hand mix finishes and […]

What to Expect with Your Next Renovation Project

Many companies had shutdowns or reduced production during the pandemic, leading to reduced material in the supply chain. This short supply, combined with the increased demand for home renovations, is having some unique impacts. As a manufacturer, we are experiencing price increases and shortages from our suppliers at an extraordinary rate. Because of that, we […]

The Perfect Storage You Need in 2021

Storage needs are unique to people’s homes and lifestyles. Crystal has the capability to build custom storage cabinets to hold and organize just about anything you desire. We’re certain you’ll want to incorporate a few of these ideas into your next project— inspired from the year that was 2020. 

Pet Friendly Cabinet Ideas

Pets are members of the family and you don’t want to forget their needs when designing and planning for new cabinetry. Laundry rooms and mudrooms are perfect spaces, providing the opportunity to design storage and comfort for your pet.  We gathered a few pet friendly cabinet ideas to help you and your pet stay organized […]

Why is a Sample Door Important?

Why is a sample door important

Have you ever ordered something online, and when it arrives, it looks nothing like the picture? My guess is we can all answer that question as, YES! We all love getting design inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram and Houzz, but most images online will not be a realistic representation. This is especially true for paint colors […]

Hood Designs of Today

Range hoods are very important to a kitchen. Their function is to help keep the air clean of smoke, grease, and other contaminants, but the design of the hood is just as important as the function. A well designed range hood can make any kitchen stand out, and it will vary depending on the style […]

Fun in the Sun Experiment

Did you know wood cabinetry will change color over time? This naturally occurring event is often referred to as “mellowing” (Its technical term is photo-degradation). Many underestimate the power of the sun and its mellowing effects on wood. To showcase this, we conducted a little experiment by placing seven different wood species in a window […]

Elements of Mid-Century Modern

If there is a style dominating the home and interior design world, it is Mid-Century Modern. You can spot its influences everywhere from furniture to home décor. Mid-Century Modern’s minimalist and contemporary qualities are exceptionally inspiring for kitchen design. Clean Lines & Simplicity To achieve Mid-Century Modern’s understated and sophisticated style, here are some door […]