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 […]
Category Archives: Cabinet Basics
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 […]
So many of us are dreaming of home improvements and working on DIY projects more than ever before. If you’re lucky enough to be a handy person, many of them can seem easy, but not every home improvement project is a DIY. One such project, is new kitchen cabinets. Cabinets for your kitchen typically are […]
Choosing styles and materials for your cabinets can be confusing. To help, we are breaking down the basics of cabinet door construction and materials, and explaining some of the lingo used when referring to cabinet doors. Anatomy of a Cabinet Door Almost all wood cabinet doors are constructed with the following components: Center Panel: Panel […]
Now that winter weather has arrived and the heat is keeping your home warm and cozy. You should be aware of how it can affect cabinetry.
With the increased popularity of painted cabinets, we want to share what to expect with painted cabinetry and how to properly care for them.
Many people are under the impression that custom cabinets have to come from a local shop. Some believe local shops have more custom capabilities than a manufacturer like Crystal.
What if we told you that Crystal started as a small local shop, but have grown and expanded over our 70+ years in business? Today, our knowledge and experience has positioned us as an industry leader in custom cabinetry.