Determining Your Kitchen Style

Here's a great blog by our friends at Fabuwood, full of info you should think about when you decide to build or remodel. Then ... call us to help you turn your ideas into reality!

https://www.fabuwood.com/fabuview#!/view/which-style-of-kitchen-is-right-for-you

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; Hafele; the Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

Outdoor Living!

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Check out this new #NatureKast serving kitchen we’ve recently installed in this Schwenksville, PA, pool house (right).

It features cypress resin louvered upper and lower doors in a weathered desert tan finish. Dual refrigerators flank the lower cabinets, and the flat screen TV is a centerpiece in the upper level.

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Big thanks to our partner Dee Hurford Designs for involving Open Door Building Solutions in her project! Have questions about the granite? Backsplash? Contact Dee at: deehurforddesigns@gmail.com.

Love it? You can score a great deal on the NatureKast products till the end of October 2017: all grill bases and related cooking cabinets are 20% off the list price. This includes grill cabinets (including suspended grill cabinets), ceramic grill cabinets (Green Egg, Primo, etc.), burner base cabinets, warming drawers, propane bases and stacked appliance cabinets.

Better yet, quantity discounts of 5-15% are offered on other NatureKast cabinets.

AND ... we’ll include decorative hardware FREE until October 31, 2017.

This is a perfect time to buy and install the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.

Call us now to start the design process.

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; Hafele; the Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

Things we love: Pot Fillers

Why limit faucet style and placement just to the sink? Here's an unexpected kitchen feature that can go wherever you can run a cold water line. The faucet is mounted high enough on the kitchen backsplash to provide a flow of water to a big pot of pasta or soup. We've seen it in action, up close and personal, and know it's a very cool idea!

 

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; Hafele; the Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

We obsess over it too...

Making a choice in the decorative hardware you purchase is often a personal one. The right collections should be the pinnacle of their chosen style—be they traditional, transitional or contemporary—and available in the right mix of finishes and sizes. At Häfele, we take the time do all of that for you. All you need to do is pick a collection you like and leave the rest to us.

Start browsing now and for a limited time you’ll receive 10% off all Häfele decorative hardware purchases, in any quantity, now through October 31, 2017.

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; The Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

 

Kill that Clutter!!

Here's a terrific article about getting rid of annoying kitchen clutter, compliments of Houzz. (Just click on the picture to read it.) Note that Elmwood Cabinets -- among our top sellers -- are featured here!

Need help? Call us.

 

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; the Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

We're So Proud of Cabico's Generosity

Cabico lends a helping hand to the victims of Hurricane Harvey

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In late August 2017, Texas was hit by Harvey, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the United States since Katrina. The devastating damage and loss of human life will affect the population in all areas of their lives for many years to come. The media has since moved on to other topics, but the needs of those affected are still just as pressing.

“We are profoundly affected by what the people of Texas are going through, and we would like to help them get their lives back on track,” said Cabico president Alain Ouzilleau. In the spirit of solidarity, Cabico is donating $50,000 to hurricane victims in Texas. “Although $50,000 is a drop in the bucket compared to the billions of dollars worth of damage, for us it’s a tangible way of telling Texans that we haven’t forgotten them, even a month after the event,” Alain Ouzilleau explained. “Some of our customers are among the victims, but so are their families, their own customers, their suppliers, their children’s schools, and on and on. This disaster has affected everyone. That’s why we decided to donate directly to the community.”

Solidarity comes naturally to Cabico

“The human touch has always been central to the Cabico approach,” the president added. “The idea of taking care of people is key to how we deal with our customers. Helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey is simply an extension of what we are, and we do it with a deep sense of empathy,” he concluded. Cabico joins the long list of major companies that are helping affected families get their lives back on track after Hurricane Harvey.

ONE FABUWOOD CABINET, DIFFERENT WAYS!

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The transitional Fusion cabinet, part of Fabuwood's Allure series, has proven to be a versatile choice of cabinetry that adapts well to a variety of settings, as shown in this picture gallery.

Notice that while these pictured kitchens feature the same cabinets, they look very different because of the surrounding elements and design details. All three kitchens use Fabuwood Fusion Blanc cabinets on the perimeter, anchored with Fusion Chestnut islands.

These are just three examples of designs with this versatile style, Think of the possibilities in your home ... then call us to discuss your ideas.

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; the Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

Introducing the beautiful Prescott Door style by Haas Cabinet

The Prescott in Haas Signature Series is a raised panel full overlay door style available in Hickory, Maple, Oak and Cherry.  The Prescott door feature a more transitional and/or traditional look available in the full complement of finishes for each wood species. Call us for information about this beautiful new door.

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; the Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

Goldtone hardware? Sure!

Look at the beautiful brushed brass hardware that’s mounted on these Fabuwood Nexus Slate cabinets. The color warms up an otherwise cool palette and carries through to the seats and legs of the stools. Very creative! 

Call us to discuss your choices -- and never rule anything out!

 

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; the Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

Check out two new Haas Lifestyle door styles for a beautiful, affordable transitional kitchen

Introducing two new door styles in the Haas Lifestyle Collection, which offers the same quality cabinets found in their Signature Collection, but in a limited number of styles, sizes and modification choices, allowing for a more attractive price point. Now available in a full complement of finishes, the Lifestyle Collection features the same quality wood and craftsmanship you’ve come to expect from Haas Cabinet, all at a better price. 

Haywood & Canton feature new, more modern-looking applied molding and wider door framing for the perfect transitional cabinetry look. We've got samples, so call us soon.

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; the Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

For Outdoors?!? Yes! And on SALE right now! Bring your indoor kitchen outside!

ALL GRILL BASES AND RELATED COOKING CABINETS FROM TREX OUTDOOR KITCHENS AND NATUREKAST WEATHERPROOF CABINETRY WILL NOW BE 20% OFF ON ORDERS NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2017. THE MORE YOU PURCHASE, THE MORE YOU SAVE! CALL (267-228-5494) OR E-MAIL US TODAY!

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from top industry manufacturers: Cabico's Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Haas Cabinet, Echelon, Fabuwood, & Canyon Creek Cabinets; plus Grothouse wood countertops, the Galley Workstation, Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry, and everything you need for cabinet hardware & organization. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry! Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

BACK TO SAVINGS SALE on Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry!

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All Grill Bases and related cooking cabinets will now be 20% off on orders submitted now until October 31, 2017. And the more you purchase, the more you SAVE! Call (267-228-5494) or e-mail us today!

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from top industry manufacturers: Cabico's Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Haas Cabinet, Echelon, Fabuwood, & Canyon Creek Cabinets; plus Grothouse wood countertops, the Galley Workstation, Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry, and everything you need for cabinet hardware & organization. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry! Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

What's your island style?

Let us know which color island you think goes best with a white kitchen. Check out these beautiful and very affordable Fabuwood kitchens and please, chime in with your opinion!

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from these top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon & Fabuwood Cabinetry; Canyon Creek & Haas cabinets. We also feature Trex Outdoor Kitchens & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry; Grothouse wood countertops; the Galley Workstation; plus an array of cabinetry accessories, decorative hardware & organization products. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

New Door Style Alert - Traditional or Transitional Villa in the Haas Signature Series

The Haas Signature Series Villa Door can be a traditional or transitional style. It's a full overlay, available in Maple, Cherry, Rustic Cherry, Hickory, Rustic Hickory and Oak. The Villa door by Haas features a more traditional looking raised panel, complemented by an inner bead. Call us for information about this beautiful new door!

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon, Fabuwood & Canyon Creek Cabinets; plus Grothouse wood countertops, the Galley Workstation, Trex Outdoor Storage & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry, and everything you need for cabinet hardware & organization. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry! Call or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR KITCHEN ISLAND

Whether it’s traditional, modern or transitional, just about every new home these days is outfitted with a kitchen island. For many, no kitchen design is complete without an island at its center. As the central hub, the kitchen should be designed in a way that accommodates busy families who want to use the room for more than just prepping dinner.

Islands are the heart of the kitchen, a natural gathering place for family and friends to grab a light lunch or unwind over a beverage. They are the place people congregate to discuss the day’s events, work on their laptops or spread out the daily paper.  Aside from their social function, they are also a drop zone for unloading bags and groceries. Since the kitchen is a busy intersection in the household, you want to build an island that is an asset, not an obstacle. Here are some tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your kitchen island.

FUNCTION FIRST!

Located in the most popular room in most homes, it only makes sense that the kitchen island is more than just an additional countertop. Islands have to work to earn the space they occupy in the kitchen. Homeowners today are opting for multi-functional islands equipped with sinks, cooktops, microwaves and even mini-refrigerators.

More workspace: Contemporary kitchen islands frequently include the cooktop and/or prep sink. With a second sink and work area, it’s a lot easier to prepare the meal with a partner. The island also serves as a great spot for kids to work on their homework while they eat an after-school snack. You may even want to consider a bi-level tiered countertop to separate the food-prep area from that of the social space. Any multi-tasking mother or father will appreciate the many uses for the added workspace.

More Seating: The kitchen island often replaces the breakfast nook, and in some cases it even becomes an informal dining table. In this case, you want to be sure that the island can accommodate all the necessary seating for your family to congregate comfortably.  With this extra seating around your kitchen island, you never have to worry about inviting more people to dinner. These extra stools or chairs will create an inviting space where friends and family can sit around to join you as you cook up an awesome meal.

Extra storage: One of the primary uses of the island in a kitchen is the extra storage space it offers. With so many appliances and gadgets competing for prime space in the kitchen, an extra bank of cabinets is valuable real estate. Cabinet drawers are a popular and functional choice for any kitchen island. They provide an ample amount of storage and are easily accessible when cooking or preparing a meal. You may also want to include open shelving to display plates, cookbooks or kitchen décor.

Entertainment Hot Spot: The island serves as the perfect place to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine with a friend or house guest. You might consider adding an under-counter wine rack and/or wine refrigerator to maximize the use of your kitchen’s centerpiece. If you use the island top as a self-service buffet when hosting a dinner party, it’s another way to make the most of your space while entertaining.

Kitchens are more than just a place to prepare and eat food: they serve as a family gathering area, homework station, entertainment center and virtual office -- with the island often at the center of it all.

When in doubt, add an island!

(Thanks to Fabuwood for this great content!)

5 MUST-HAVES FOR YOUR KITCHEN

If you are the one who does the cooking, you spend a significant amount of time in your kitchen each day. Creating an environment that is beautiful yet convenient can be challenging. There are necessities, luxuries, and then there are the little things that make a big difference. We compiled a list of things that can help turn your supper making chores into super manageable chores.

 

Award-winning Open Door Building Solutions in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, offers a wide array of high quality, affordable indoor and outdoor cabinetry along with unrivaled personalized design services. We understand that you lead increasingly busy lives, and with that in mind, we will bring you samples, designs & organizational ideas until you are completely thrilled with the outcome.  We offer stock, semi-custom and fully-custom cabinetry from top vendors such as Haas Cabinet, Echelon, Fabuwood, Canyon Creek and Cabico's Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry, Cabico’s Unique & Essence Series’, Grothouse wood & metal gilded countertops, the innovative Galley workstation, NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry, Trex Outdoor Kitchens & Storage along with everything you need for cabinetry organization and hardware choices from Hafele and many fine others. Whether it’s new construction, or renovation and remodeling, you’ll find our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry. Call or e-mail us today.

Haas Cabinet New Transitional Door Style - Cambridge!

The new Haas Signature Series Cambridge door is a full overlay style, available in Hickory, Maple and Cherry.  The Cambridge door features a more transitional-looking applied molding and wider door framing, available in the full complement of finishes for each wood species. Call us for information about this beautiful new door!

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Echelon, Fabuwood, & Canyon Creek Cabinets; plus Grothouse wood countertops, the Galley Workstation, Trex Outdoor Storage & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry, and everything you need for cabinet hardware & organization. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry! Call or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

Always Wanted an Outdoor Kitchen with FREE Decorative Hardware?

Match your TREX decking with a very cool Trex Outdoor Kitchen. Fully functional and pretty perfect in every way! Call or e-mail us before August 30, 2017 to take advantage of our free hardware offer!

3-D Rendering. Want to see what your outdoor space will look like? Contact us today!

3-D Rendering. Want to see what your outdoor space will look like? Contact us today!

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Haas Cabinet, Echelon, Fabuwood, & Canyon Creek Cabinets; plus Grothouse wood countertops, the Galley Workstation, Trex Outdoor Storage & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry, and everything you need for cabinet hardware & organization. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry! Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

Why I love....

We all know by now with my million social media posts that I LOVE what I do for a living. And I keep meaning to start a blog, which I will now do, entitled "Why I love..."  So many amazing door styles, colors, magazines and e-mails cross my desk.  Today, we put together this color palette for a client that I am so thrilled about! Haas Cabinet came out with a bronze color, thought it's more of a deep grey with a hint of green that I absolutely fell in love with. I have no idea which I'm more passionate about...this palette or the Barista Dusk by Cabico's Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry. Your thoughts? 

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Haas Cabinet, Echelon, Fabuwood, & Canyon Creek Cabinets; plus Grothouse wood countertops, the Galley Workstation, Trex Outdoor Storage & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry, and everything you need for cabinet hardware & organization. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry! Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.

Have you ever seen the iMOVE? No more step stool needed!

So there you stand, below the cabinet which holds exactly what you need. Should you get a chair to grab it? Nah. You need the Kesseböhmer iMOVE Pull Down Unit from Häfele—now with expanded sizes available.

Pulling gently on the handle delivers a perfect sequence of movement bringing the contents of the cabinet to you. Available sizes include: 21”, 24”, 27”, 30”, 33”, and 36” for single shelves and 21” and 24” for double shelves.

With easy installation and stay-put functionality, you can pull the shelfing half-way or the entire way, it will stay put wherever you leave it, even when empty.

iMove is also available in a variety of finishes including Champagne/Maple, Silver/Gray, Silver/White and Silver/Maple.

Click the Shop here button and tell us your kitchen challenges. We have a storage solution for everything!

Doylestown, PA-based Open Door Building Solutions offers stock to fully-custom cabinetry for all residential & commercial uses from top industry manufacturers: Cabico Elmwood, Unique & Essence Cabinetry; Haas Cabinet, Echelon, Fabuwood, & Canyon Creek Cabinets; plus Grothouse wood countertops, the Galley Workstation, Trex Outdoor Storage & NatureKast Weatherproof Cabinetry, and everything you need for cabinet hardware & organization. Our award-winning personalized service means that our commitment to your satisfaction is among the highest in our industry! Call 267-228-5494 or e-mail us soon to discuss your project.