Cabinetry Essentials

Newton Kitchen with Brubaker Cabinetry-designed-by-Diane-Burcz

Cabinetry is essential in our kitchens and baths. Even the most minimalist among us needs a place to store their stuff: utensils, tableware, pantry items, toiletries, knickknacks and doodads. Since the beginning of homebuilding in America, there have been built-in bookcases, closets and, yes, cabinets. Cabinetry has evolved into its own specialized category.

We’ve been working with Brubaker Cabinetry for the past five years because we love their product – solid wood rather than laminates or chipboard. They look beautiful and function well for the price.

Optimizing space in a beach house kitchen, we used contrasting custom cabinetry with slab front doors on the bottom and white awning-open cabinets above. Brubaker Cabinetry builds what we draw! That works especially well for kitchens and baths with smaller footprints.

kitchen cabinetry in a Provincetown kitchen

This kitchen has painted cabinetry from Brubaker (Sherwin Williams Concord Buff) with a specially designed roll-out piece. On either end of the kitchen are cherry cabinets in a Shaker style. The cabinet near the door serves as a coat and shoe closet.

Cherry cabinet as coat closet

Diane Burcz Interiors | Newton Kitchen with rollout cabinet from Brubaker resized

Mixing types of cabinets – open shelving with solid door fronts or glass front doors – and contrasting upper and lower finishes makes a statement in a kitchen.

Custom Bath Vanity

The vanity in this master bath also has custom roll-out drawers. Slab style doors are white oak with a driftwood stain that has tones of taupe and gray.

master bath vanity designed by Diane Burcz

Cabinetry Trends

We are seeing a lot more oak used in kitchens and baths because it has a beautiful grain and takes stain well. Employed as a simple slab door, white oak highlights the grain in a modern way.This is not your grandmother’s oak!

We also design many wall-hung cabinets because they appear to be floating and allow for heating and cooling ducts below.  The unit on the left holds two roll-out drawers that contain items that usually get lost in typical vanity design.

Today’s cabinets not only look good on the outside, they function well. We offer touch latch closures and slow closing hardware.

Help Is on the Way

If your cabinets are way past their prime, don’t despair. We can design for any size and style – city or suburban – when you’re ready to bring your kitchen up to date. Give us a call and let’s talk about how we can make your space work best for your lifestyle.


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