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When you decide that it is time to remodel your kitchen starting with your cabinets, which should you choose? Should it be custom cabinets or stock cabinets? Both cabinets have their own advantages and disadvantages but only after you look at your requirements and lifestyle should you decide which one to buy. Both can serve your basic purposes and look great.

Custom cabinets

This type of cabinet is made to fit your requirements in any given space and is made-to-order. There are no specific features of this type of cabinet except that you can add the following and more from custom cabinets.

• Silent hinges
• Drawers that are soft closing
• Corner shelves
• Cabinets that are customized according to your utensil size
• Crown molding that is ornate
• Sliding cutting boards
• Designer pulls and knobs.

With custom cabinets you have the ability to include almost any feature you want with more options in texture, finish, and design. These cabinets can be made so that they will fit into odd spaces such as angular or curved walls. They also have a longer lifespan, which can be fifteen to twenty or more years. It is easy to refinish them and they can be designed to accommodate large items like big pots and pans. There are also drawbacks with these cabinets and one is that they can become very expensive. Since they are customized, the work to build them can be done on or off site.

Stock cabinets

This type of cabinet is built on a big scale with the wall cabinets built one day and the next day the base cabinets are built. These are the cabinets that you just order from the shelf by looking at a brochure and letting the sales clerk know which ones you want and hope that they will fit into your kitchen. Some of the features of stock cabinets include:

• They are assembly ready.
• Come in sizes with three inch increments starting with nine inch widths and ending with forty-eight inches
• The standard height is between thirty and thirty-six inches
• The standard depth is twenty-four inches for the base cabinets and twelve inches for the wall cabinets.
• The material most often used is particle boards
• Standard hardware

These cabinets are affordable and available with fast delivery and installation immediately. There is a wide array of finishes. The drawbacks are styling options are limited, cannot be refinished, and have a short lifespan of ten years.

If you are remodeling your kitchen and want to make it unique choose custom cabinets.


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Cabinets are a household essential, but that does not mean that consumers have to harm the environment. Instead of purchasing new cabinetry, scrap wood can be used to make shelves that can be used to store cups and plates. Scrap wood can also be sanded down to make beautiful cabinetry with a natural appearance.

If scrap wood is not an option, there are still environmentally friendly alternatives. Bamboo cabinetry is often safer for the environment for a couple of reasons. First, bamboo takes less time to reach the maturity that it needs to in order for it to be harvested, meaning that it will not become close to being extinct, like some trees are. Second, bamboo is often more durable than some woods, making this product ideal for home owners that want something that looks unique but lasts awhile.

Bamboo does still come from the environment so it may not be as environmentally friendly when compared to using scrap wood for shelves and cabinetry, but bamboo is a nice alternative to wood cabinetry.

Use Nature

The world is full of wonderful things that can help a home look unique, like the bamboo used for cupboards. Large tree branches can be used to make some new shelves for the living room. Need some rustic end tables? Use tree stumps instead of spending money on pricey glass and metal tables.

Home owners that love the appeal of flowers outside can up cycle a few concrete blocks to plant them in instead of spending money on products that will also harm the environment. These ideas aren’t just better for the environment; they are also a bit easier on the wallet.

Flowers can be used to liven up any living area. Homeowners can pick a bouquet of fresh grass and flowers, and then use their findings to decorate end tables and more throughout the home. This is also a great way to decorate according to season. Acorns will complement fall décor and pine cones can be used to add charm to a Thanksgiving table.

Furniture and carpet

Furniture and carpet can be environmentally friendly too. As more homeowners become interested in going green, more and more carpet retailers are offering more eco-friendly materials for carpet. Ditching the carpet all together is another great option.

Furniture is mostly made of wood, but up cycling some used furniture is always a great alternative to buying new. Thrift stores often have great deals, and some sand paper and a coat of fresh paint can make any piece of furniture look like a brand new addition to a living room or outdoor patio set.

Many people choose not to decorate their home in environmentally friendly ways because of the stereotype that it will be too expensive. Some products, like special lightbulbs, may be more expensive than the alternative, but lessening the carbon footprint that we leave behind on the earth is priceless. Homeowners that do not want to spend the extra money can still use these decorating tips to help their home be more green than ever before without have to empty their savings accounts.

Domain Cabinets Direct offers homeowners the opportunity to re-decorate their homes at an affordable cost. Bamboo cabinets for the kitchen and bathroom are available in a variety of styles and sizes. Consumers also have the option to design their own rta cabinets via their website. Knowledgeable customer service representatives are able to help customers that have any questions, and a one-year warranty covers the product in the event that there are any manufacturer defects.
Doman Cabinets Direct currently works with Habitat for Humanity, is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is also an active member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.


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White remains a more popular choice for areas that are going to be decked out in white, black and grey. These custom cupboards will coordinate perfectly with a modern home or complement an elegant look, making them a versatile choice that will help them last for years regardless of how many remodels a home sees or what style a homeowner prefers.

On the downside, white shows dirt easier than any other color. If the house is full of small children with dirty hands, homeowners are going to feel as though they spend half of their day scrubbing dirt off of the doors and drawers, particularly if they are place in high traffic areas. This color also shows dirt and dents easier than any other color, as well as imperfections like scratches. Homeowners with several children, or grandchildren, that are always in and out of the eating area may want to consider another option.


Custom black rta cabinets will add a sleek look to any modern home. This color will not show every single smudge or fingerprint, letting homeowners wipe them down when they have the time to instead of when they can see the dirty smudges.

The primary downside to owning custom black cabinetry is that it tends to show scratches just as easily as white ones, if not more so. The only other con listed by consumers is that black is simply not as versatile as white. These will complement modern styles, but won’t look well if a homeowners wants to remodel and change everything over to a traditional style.


Custom grey rta cabinets may seem a bit outside of the box, but that is exactly what makes this color so popular. Instead of wood or going with a black and white, grey allows homeowners to showcase their unique personality and style. They also give the perfect combination of pros from both black and white. For example, they coordinate wonderfully with several different decorating schemes, from modern to elegant. Grey will not hide dirt as easily as black, but it won’t show dirt the same way that white does either. It doesn’t show scratches as much, but doesn’t completely hide them either.

Custom Grey kitchen cabinets give the perfect balance between the benefits and downfalls of black and white.


Wood kitchen cupboards come in a variety of colors, but the same basics of black white and grey can be applied to the shade of wood. For example, darker woods will show scratches easier, but they will not show dirt as well. Lighter colored wood is more versatile, and will stand the test of time as it coordinates perfectly with one remodel after another.

The important thing to consider when choosing wooden rta kitchen cabinets is the type of wood. Harder woods are usually suggested due to their durability.

Designing rta kitchen cabinets is a great way for couples to make their home look unique as they showcase their personality through every single detail of their home.

Domain Cabinets Direct offers customers a variety of choices to help their home both look unique and suite their needs. Both kitchen and bathroom cabinets can be customized to be the perfect size and the ideal color. RTA kitchen and bathroom cabinets are also available for purchase.
Cabinets are available in a wide array of colors, styles and materials. Some of the more popular choices include: grey shaker kitchen cabinets, bamboo bathroom and kitchen cabinets, and customized cabinetry. A full list of products, complete with pictures, and the latest sales can be found on the company website. All products are covered by a one year warranty that covers manufacturer defects.


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A vanity is an often overlooked piece of bathroom furniture. It can not only increase storage in your bathroom but can add a stylish touch to your decor. You can not only hide any unsightly pipe work, but you can also incorporate drawers or cupboards for all those bathroom necessities. However, there is a massive choice of vanity cabinets available, so you may need a little help to choose the right option. Fortunately, here is a basic guide to buying vanity cabinets.

What Kinds of Bathrooms Are Suited to A Vanity?

Bathroom vanity cabinets are available in a wide range of styles and designs, which means that they can be used in bathrooms of all shapes and sizes. Even if you have a smaller bathroom, you can make use of the potentially dead space under the sink. You can fit a slimline unit that looks stylish and adds valuable storage space.

There is no one bathroom style that is suited to a vanity. There are units available in traditional and contemporary styles to suit all types of decor and personal preference. Whether you choose an ornate design or the clean lines of a basic unit, a vanity is sure to be an excellent addition to your bathroom.

Considering Size:

The size is perhaps the most important consideration for vanity cabinets. Bathroom dimensions will determine your choice of sizes for your unit. Remember that you will need to allow space for the doors or drawers of the unit to be opened fully. Be sure to take careful measurements of the existing sink area and consider if you would prefer a little more space. If your bathroom is on the larger size, you could always opt for a double vanity unit. This will allow you to have two sinks side by side for even greater practicality.

Recessed or Semi Recessed Sinks:

The first choice you need to make for bathroom vanity cabinets is whether the sink is recessed or semi recessed. This simply means whether the sink is flush with the cabinet top or if it is raised above it slightly. This is usually a matter of personal preference, but there are some considerations you may not have given any thought. The first is how you tend to use your sink. If you are the kind of person who likes to have clean surfaces with everything tidied away, you are likely to appreciate a recessed sink. However, if you prefer to have bottles and containers around the sink, you may prefer a semi recessed sink, as there will be a more defined perimeter of the sink. It may also help to prevent bottles from slipping into the sink.

If you are considering bathroom vanity cabinets for your home, you should speak to us. We offer a full range of bathroom fixtures and accessories. The Stallion team would be happy to help to guide you through the options for vanity cabinets that would be suitable for your home.