Appliance cabinets are designed to hold and function with specific appliances (i.e. microwaves, wine fridges, dishwashers, ovens, etc.) Appliance cabinets often need to be designed to hold more weight, have specific clearances to account for door movement, vibration, heating, and ventilation. Some appliances need specific cut-outs for ventilation tubes, water hoses, or electrical cords. We have even built roll-out, swivel, or pop-out platforms into cabinets per our customers' requests. Many but not all things are possible, it doesn't hurt to at least ask!
Base Cabinets stand on the floor and are typically attached to a wall unless it is an island base cabinet. Base Cabinets are typically installed side by side in a row along a wall and have a counter-top affixed to the top. Our standard base cabinet is 23 7/8" deep and 34 3/4" tall.
Where two perpendicular lines of cabinets intersect in a corner it gets a little bit more complicated to manufacture/design a functional cabinet. Fortunately there are several designs to choose from that each take a different approach to utilizing the storage of the otherwise difficult to reach corner cabinet. Currently we make three different types: an 'L' shaped corner cabinet, a 45 degree corner cabinet, and a blind corner cabinet. For a more detailed description you can email, call, or check out our terminology page for in-depth definitions of most of these cabinetry specific terms.
Floating cabinets can be made to your specifications. Typically a floating cabinet's depth falls somewhere in between the depth of a base cabinet (23-7/8" and a wall cabinet (11-7/8".) You could argue that a floating cabinet is a type of wall cabinet. The difference is that floating cabinets are installed at a similar height to base cabinets but do not actually touch the ground. These are especially popular in bathrooms as an extra measure to avoid water damage to the cabinetry in the case of flooding, easier access to the floor underneath for cleaning, and stylistic reasons as well. They require stronger 'nailer' material, which is the horizontal members built into the back of the cabinet through which long screws can be driven into studs within the wall. *We do not recommend installing floating or wall cabinets unless you have consulted all applicable codes for installing/hanging cabinetry, have reviewed every piece of manufacturer's literature, and are aware of the general trade knowledge associated with the practice of hanging floating cabinets. If you do not know what you are doing you risk damaging our products, your property, and most importantly, yourself!
An island or peninsula cabinet is a type of base cabinet that is not affixed to a wall but rather stand out in the open in a small set arranged in a shape similar to their namesakes. With these types of cabinets it is usually necessary to build them such that their exposed backs or lateral sides look presentable. At the very least this translates to having one or more "finished ends" whereby they are made from high quality sheet material that matches the wood type of the doors or are painted to match. In many cases this can be taken to the next level by building cover-panels to match the styles of the doors - in which case the panels are referred to as wainscot panels. Additional embellishment is often added to islands and peninsulas as they are 'center pieces' in the kitchen/dining room. In some cases decorative toe molding, corbels, or stylish island legs are built into the cabinetry.
Pantry Cabinets are tall base cabinets that usually reach from the ground to the same height as the top of your upper cabinets in a kitchen. Pantry cabinet are a great way to store large amounts of food if you don't already have a pantry room in your house and can be made to house a microwave or oven. Pantry cabinets are commonly used to unify the look and feel where cabinets of different heights and elevations terminate.
Sink Base Cabinets
Sink Base Cabinets are very similar to a standard base cabinet, but there are a few key differences. Because are cabinets are frameless, we build all of our cabinets with full thickness tops - except for our sink base cabinets. The top is left open in order to make room for a sink basin and its plumbing. In order to regain the structural stability lost from not having a cabinet top, a solid wood sink rail is installed along the upper face of the cabinet.
Upper or Wall Cabinets
Upper/Wall Cabinets are shallow compared to base cabinets. They are installed to hang on a wall, typically directly above a base cabinet with space between (18" between the top of the counter below and the lower edge of the upper cabinet is standard.) Standard height of the lower edge of an upper cabinet is 54" from the ground; however, this can be adjusted according to your own preference. Our Upper/Wall Cabinets have a standard depth of 11 7/8" and maximum width/height of 48". In some cases we can make wider or taller wall cabinets, when a Customer requests a size that exceeds our recommended dimensions special materials, manufacturing methods, or hardware may be necessary, considerably affecting the price but don't let that stop you from asking!
Vanity Cabinets are typically stand-alone cabinets found in bathrooms/powder rooms/dressing rooms, slightly smaller than kitchen base cabinets. Our standard vanity cabinet depth is 21" and height is 31". A vanity cabinet's purpose is to not only hold a sink but to conceal the plumbing underneath as well as provide storage.