Make Your Kitchen a Showplace with a Right Cabinets

No matter how big or small your kitchen it is important to carefully consider where your cabinets will be placed. The placement of your kitchen cabinets will place a huge role in how user friendly your kitchen is and how easy it is to find the items you need when you need them. We’ve helped clients source the right cabinets for all types of kitchen styles including: modern, transitional, traditional and contemporary.

Furthermore, Distinctive Cabinetry is one of the top cabinet suppliers and kitchen designers in the East Bay Area. For the past 39 years we have been an important part of Lafayette kitchen remodels, Alamo kitchen renovations and Walnut Creek kitchen designs. Whether you are remodeling an existing kitchen or starting from scratch with a newly built home it is important to lay out your kitchen cabinet design carefully. Below are three areas we discuss with clients when determining the right cabinets for any project:

1. Kitchen Islands

Modern-kitchen-remodel-walnut-creekA kitchen island can be an incredibly useful part of your kitchen design. Placing an island in your kitchen is one of the best ways to make use of all the space you have available while creating a design that is both easy to use and pleasing to the eye. Kitchen islands also provide some unique options for the placement of kitchen cabinets. Some kitchen island designs come with cabinetry built in, while others employ swing out drawers and other features to make finding the items you need fast and easy. No matter which cabinet design you incorporate into your kitchen island, these cabinets are perfect for storing large and bulky items like blenders and other appliances. Large cooking pots and frying pans can also be placed in these kitchen island cabinets.


2. Make the Most of Overhead Space

Even the smallest kitchen may have a great deal of space overhead, and those overhead spaces can be excellent places to put extra kitchen cabinets. From the space above the stove and the dishwasher to underutilized wall space, it is important to make the most of all available space. This unused overhead space can be even more important for small kitchens with insufficient storage space. Just placing a row of cabinets high up on the wall or above the sink can provide plenty of extra storage space for canned goods and other groceries.


3. Short Cabinets for Tight Spaces

While every homeowner needs to have a set of roomy kitchen cabinets for storing kitchen appliances, pots and pans and other bulky items, small cabinets have their place as well. Installing a row of short kitchen cabinets in what would otherwise be wasted space is a one of the best ways to make the most of the space you have available. These half height kitchen cabinets are the perfect size for storing canned goods, boxes of pasta and other dinner essentials. The exact placement of these small cabinets will depend on the layout of your kitchen, so it is important to examine your own kitchen and look for those areas where there may be wasted space.

Distinctive Cabinetry ONLY works with quality kitchen cabinet manufacturers. Some of these include: StarMark Cabinetry, Ultracraft Cabinetry, Waypoint, Plato Woodwork, Eclipse Access Cabinetry, Shiloh Cabinetry & W.W. Wood Product Cabinetry. We’re here to help when you need to select the right cabinets for your kitchen remodel, kitchen renovation or new construction build.


Redesigning your kitchen is exciting and there’s no doubt there is an abundance of choices when it comes to kitchen islands & kitchen cabinets. However, the right cabinets will fit seamless with your design, aesthetic and most importantly function. Distinctive Cabinetry would be honored to help you determine the right cabinets for your next kitchen or bath project. Stop in our Walnut Creek Showroom to view a wide variety of cabinet samples.


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