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5 Things Learned By Working From Home

Whether you’ve worked from home off and on, or have never worked from home until now, this is a huge disruption to daily life. Going into a different physical space helps to separate work life from home life. Having compartmentalization is helpful for everyone to be effective in all aspects of life. 

However, the last few weeks have blurred the lines for almost everyone. Working from home is no easy feat, especially if you have kids who are online learning and need structure. In this post, we went behind-the-scenes with one of our Commercial Sales Reps, Sabrina, to see what she learned by working from home in a new virtual (literally) reality.   

1. Keep Everyone on a Schedule

We all have a schedule. Whether it’s our children who have assigned class and lunch time, or us who set up certain meeting times, our bodies and minds are accustomed to set schedules.

COVID-19 has changed all of that. It has put us in a position where we need to be flexible during a time of uncontrol. Now more than ever we need to set schedules and boundaries. It will help make life feel as normal as it can be during this time. 

So how do you set a schedule for yourself and kids to prevent them from interrupting during conference calls? 

Don’t break your routine. Before COVID-19, did you wake up at 5 am to work out, shower, and get your children ready for school? Don’t stop now. Still continue to do that. 

Also make sure to maintain your children’s school schedule as much as possible. For example, do they have math at 9 am? Gym at 11 am? Lunch at 12 pm? On weekends, create a schedule for the week that would match what they would follow if they were in school. 

Try to match your work schedule to your children. Schedule that conference call for 9 am when your kids are quietly working on homework. Eat lunch as a family at the same time. Have your children attend that online learning session while you respond to emails. 

We know this is a tough time! We’re all being the best substitute teachers and work from home employees that we can be. Hang in there. 

2. Designate a Work Space

It might be easy to curl up on your couch or in bed to work; however, that could actually make you less productive. Creating a “work zone” will help to keep that normalcy feeling of going into the office. Whether you have a dedicated room in your house  or you’ve taken over the kitchen table, mentally this work space will give you the same level of compartmentalization of going into an office. 

Where should your kids go? Sabrina mostly works from her kitchen table, and has her kids work at the dining room table. This way she has created two separate spaces, but is close enough to assist with any questions. 

3. Take Breaks

It can be easy to forget to take breaks while working from home. Normally if you’re at the office or on the road, you have certain triggers that cause you to take breaks. At home, you could be missing these triggers. It’s imperative to take breaks. Whether it’s a 5 minute yoga break, grabbing a quick snack for your kids, or a short walk around the block, do it. These breaks will allow you to have a clean break from work and you’ll feel revitalised and more productive. 

For children, their main break revolves around lunch and recess. They will still need at least 20 minutes to run outside, work on a puzzle, or play in an imaginary castle. This will help them to burn off energy and mentally take a break. 

Besides lunch and recess, try taking a 10-15 minute break mid morning and mid afternoon. We bet both you and your children will feel more refreshed. 

4. Try to Keep Home Clean and Bacteria Free

COVID-19 has taught us all to focus more on cleaning. With the recommendation to wear gloves, masks, and constantly wash your hands, maintaining a clean space can quickly start to become a worry. This is where breaks can help you to keep the house clean. 

Every couple of hours take 5 minutes to pick up any messes or move a load of laundry. Have your kids take a 10 minute break from school work so they can pick up their rooms. If they are old enough, make sure to set the expectation that they must pick up their plates and cups after eating. More often than not, these simple chores can be easily accomplished throughout the day so come 6 pm, you can focus on other tasks. 

On top of every day cleaning, you now have to worry about different surfaces and how long bacteria and infectious diseases can live on them. Some of the products we supply are non-porous so bacteria does not grow or absorb into the material. In fact, a variety of grocery stores, restaurants, and healthcare facilities use Corian® Solid Surface or Corian® Quartz which means you can feel a bit better about venturing out for those necessities. 

5. Take Time to Bond and Live in the Moment 

 Cherish this time with family. There probably won’t be another time where we are all forced to stay at home. Instead of rushing around everyday after school or work going to dance classes or sporting events, create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Sabrina has been using this time to go on bike rides with her kids. They are playing outdoor games and drawing with chalk. Her littlest even learned how to ride a bike with no training wheels. 

Yes, we are all in a situation where we are being tested in ways far beyond what we could have ever imagined. Take this time to enjoy, learn, and love your family. We’ll all get through this together.

On behalf of the entire H.J. Oldenkamp Company, we hope you stay safe and healthy!

 

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3 DIY Home Projects To Complete During COVID-19

Now that many of us are working from home, unable to go out as we please on the weekend, why not use that time for some DIY home projects?  A little reorganizing or freshening up is good for the soul and will improve the look of your home too.  

Office Space 

As I suddenly find myself working at the dining room table, I’ve been scoping out other areas to create a new space to call my home office. Many homes don’t have a dedicated office space, so we need to get creative. Basements, corners in bedrooms or living areas, unused formal dining rooms, dens or nooks can be reimagined to create a temporary office set up. How about a standing desk area?  It can save your back and requires less floor space. Audio or video conference calls can be done on a comfortable chair or out on your deck. While our formal office or cubicle at work might not be portable, we’re not limited to staying in a single place at home. Make it your own, move it around and see if you can find a new, more comfortable spot, to call your home office.  

Closets

Your laundry pile has likely shifted to a more casual look these days too. While you dig deeper in the closet for a clean pair of sweats, start your donation pile and work on organizing those shelves. Hold on to select favorites like college hoodies or classic garb, but toss anything that’s worn out, stained, or out of style. Then again, the decades do cycle and some of those gems could be making a comeback, so check Pinterest first to see if you’re back on trend. Take a survey of your accessories. Donate any purses, bags, belts or shoes that don’t make your normal rotation. Spring is a great time to toss out the old and make room to filter in some new items to update your wardrobe. A little online retail therapy will have you ready to hit the ground running. Linens, pantries and coat closets may also need some organizing.

Merillat Classic Pantry

As you stockpile toilet paper and canned goods, you may need to reconfigure those areas to make your storage spaces more user friendly. Many stores are open with delivery or pick up options so you can get shelving and inserts to make these areas more efficient.  

Projects

Take a look around the house for smaller DIY home projects that you can accomplish on a weekend or over the course of a few days. Updating light fixtures, switch plates, back splashes, painting, new accessories or simply rearranging furniture can breathe new life into tired spaces.  Make notes and plans for larger projects that will require hiring a professional. Many companies are now working remotely and available to help for current projects and future planning. H.J. Oldenkamp Co. is operating safely to provide essential projects with cabinetry and surfacing needs, as well as offering in-stock cabinetry and placing orders for future projects. Designers are working remotely and available to virtually walk you through the planning process and get started on new floor plans.  

Wrapping it up

Soon enough our pets won’t have our laptops or spec books to sleep on, we’ll be back to our usual office or work routines and the kids will be in summer school, we hope. Until then, let’s all look around the house that keeps us safe and do a couple of DIY home projects to spruce it up.  You don’t need to spend money or be in the home improvement industry to be creative. Accomplishments come in all shapes, sizes and colors!  

 

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Top 3 Free Virtual Room Designer Tools

For most companies the health and safety of their employees and customers are of great importance. In order to maintain a healthy working environment during this unprecedented time, we know that a lot of companies are urging employees to work from home. 

We, ourselves, are  implementing enhanced safety and cleaning measures suggested by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization), one of which is making our showroom appointment-only. 

But don’t fret! Architects, designers, builders, and homeowners can still continue with those much needed projects! Below we’re highlighting three free virtual room designer tools. 

#1: Merillat Cabinets – Your Design Style Quiz

Knowing your clients (or your own) personal style will make it a thousand times easier to design a space. Merillat has a styling tool that asks questions and shows pictures so you can find the best cabinets and products suited to a particular style. 

This tool is suited to those projects that keep going back and forth in design. Utilizing this tool can help the entire design process.

#2: Corian® Design Moodboard Maker

Need to create a moodboard for a client presentation? Look no further than Corian® Design moodboard maker.With this free virtual room designer tool, you can combine photos, textures, and of course, Corian® Solid Surface and Corian® Quartz to create a one-of-a-kind inspiration board. 

MyCorianDesignMoodboard

Bonus: Another great tool is Spaces by Design. In this augmented reality app, you can add any Corian® Solid Surface or Corian® Quartz color to instantly see it in your own space.

#3: Arborite – Dream It, Build It, See It Visualizer Tool

As an architect and designer, we know that visal is always better. Whether you’re helping to design a space in education, healthcare, or retail, Arborite has a great tool to use. From changing the ceiling tiles to cabinets to flooring, this 3D tool will allow you to customize a space while interacting with their decorative laminates. 

Of course, these tools are just the beginning. Please contact our team today, and we’d be happy to send you samples or host a virtual meeting with you. 

On behalf of the entire H.J. Oldenkamp Team, please continue to stay safe.

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Budgeting for Your Future Home Renovation

You bought a house – congrats! Now comes the fun (and hard part): turning it into your own home. Whether it’s your first or fifth year in your house, there’s a lot of time, energy, and money that you’ll put into your home renovations. While the end result will always be worth it, it’s hard to not get caught up in the finances. 

Being in the kitchen and bath industry, we often get asked, “How much should I spend on a home renovation?” Of course, that answer depends on each individual homeowner. What we always suggest is to create a price range that your comfortable with. Even if you have some extra cash that you can dedicate to your home renovations, you can always budget to save even more for your dream home.  

3 Tips to Budget for Future Renovations

Studies have shown that the average homeowner spent $7,560 on home improvement projects in 2018. With this staggering amount, it’s easy to understand why the thought of renovating a home is so overwhelming to so many people. Luckily, with the right tips to guide you, budgeting for your home renovations doesn’t have to be such an arduous task.

Tip #1: Have a Clear Goal in Mind

Coming up with a plan is a lot easier with a clear goal in mind. We recommend to develop a vision of what you want your home to look like after the renovation. Then, you can generate a rough estimate of how much money it would take for you to achieve it. This will then serve as your guide when developing a working plan.

Marcus, an industry expert from Goldman Sachs, explains that breaking a goal into parts will make it easier for you to achieve broad milestones such as “saving some money”. For instance, if you plan to dedicate a whole year to save money for your home renovation, determine how much you need to save every month to attain your monetary goal. While you are at it, also consider placing your savings into an account that earns interest. This way, you can earn extra money that you can add to your overall budget.

Tip #2: Be Thorough

Renovating your home can be such an exciting undertaking, and for first-time renovators, it’s super easy to get caught up in the beautiful fixtures and finishes and not pay attention to the price. Fortunately, The Washington Post reports that this issue can be easily resolved by being thorough when it comes to planning and budgeting.

Thorough planning also includes looking for contractors as early in the process as possible and comparing the quotes you get from them. Scheduling projects ahead of time is usually cheaper too.

Tip #3: Take Your Time Picking Out Materials

Home renovation costs depend on three things: how big the job is, the complexity of the project, and the materials you will use. While labor costs can take up as much as a third of your total renovation expenses, the remaining two-thirds will go towards the materials. As such, picking the right materials can have a huge impact on your budget.

Once you are done with formulating a general home renovation plan, it’s important to take your time to pick the right materials. While there is the option to purchase materials online, keep in mind to only purchase from certified manufacturers to avoid substandard and faulty materials. 

Another great option to help in the home renovation process is to work with designers in a kitchen and bath showroom. There, you’ll be able to get a variety of ideas and have access to the industry’s name brand products. Here at the H.J. Oldenkamp Company, we have a showroom that features over 18 different displays:

  • Kitchen and bath displays featuring our cabinet and countertop options
  • Cabinet Selection Centers which exhibit a vast array of door styles and finishes
  • Surface sampling devices for assistance in product selections

 

While we are a “wholesale only” distributer and can’t sell to the general public or retail consumer, our showroom welcomes anyone who needs kitchen and bath help.

Wrap-Up

So, how much should you spend on a home renovation? A guiding rule to apply is allotting 5-15 percent of your home’s value on kitchen renovations and 3-7 percent on bathroom renovations. Following this simple rule effectively helps to keep homeowners from over-improving their homes. 

With the right planning and budgeting, home renovations can become a fun and stress-free undertaking that doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

Exclusively written for the H.J. Oldenkamp Company
By: Bella Elena

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Intrigue Your Eyes: 5 Kitchen Storage Ideas

The kitchen is the heart of a home. Serving as the perfect gathering spot for family and friends, a kitchen’s main function is to also store food, cooking equipment, and small appliances. For a well-functioning and beautiful kitchen, one must have effective kitchen storage solutions. When everything has a designated place, you’ll not only be maximizing your kitchen’s existing storage, but you’ll feel more confident as a cook.

We’re here to show you a variety of kitchen storage ideas so you can implement this organization before the holidays hit!

The Role of a Kitchen

Your kitchen is the center of your every day. Most likely, your day begins with either a cup of coffee or breakfast with your family in the kitchen. Guests also gather in the kitchen to eat and socialize. This room acts as a bonding area that turns your house into a home, and bonds your loved ones together.

In fact, a recent Cambridge study stated a person’s longevity increases with cooking at home on a frequent basis. It’s also a place where social skills and manners are learned. Having a beautiful kitchen is an investment towards your family’s health and happiness. A well-organized and functional kitchen will draw family members and friends into the heart of your home. The key to this is to draw inspiration from top kitchen storage ideas

Why Kitchen Storage Solutions Are Important

In our industry, we see a great need for kitchen storage space. In fact, when designing kitchens, we oftentimes include certain storage solutions that will help to create a practical space with amenities to streamline the prep, cooking, and cleanup process. 

By incorporating more storage space into a kitchen, you can easily prep those holiday meals stress-free. When your kitchen doesn’t have sufficient storage solutions and is unorganized, you aren’t operating at your best. Your meals and even emotions about cooking will start to suffer. 

Fear not! With a variety of kitchen storage ideas that are easy to install, you’ll love your kitchen even more!

Choosing The Best Kitchen Storage Solutions

When it comes to kitchen organization space, there really is never too many places to stash items. 

When selecting storage solutions, you’ll want to make sure that you leave as little space as possible to waste. In the planning process, think about how you can group items by a specific task. For example, baking pans and bowls stored together in one drawer will make it easy to pull them out when you start baking those holiday cookies. 

Additionally, think about the best ways to maximize kitchen space. Does it make sense to take up counter top space with a spice rack, or should you put in a spice pull out drawer? 

In our experience, the below approaches work best when thinking about kitchen storage ideas:

  • Choose the latest technology so you can get many years of use out of it. According to Merillat, full-width trays perform better and are easier to clean with concealed glides.
  • What is your preference to store items? In a drawer? Behind cabinets? Choose solutions around how you live from day to day.
  • What storage solution will truly maximize space? While some solutions help to organize, others help to store more. For example, tiered drawer storage can actually hold two silverware sets in one drawer.

 

You can also rely on our design team to help guide you to make good storage choices.

Setting Standards for Kitchen Organization & Storage

When thinking of kitchen storage ideas, it’s best to set standards for the different cabinets in your kitchen.

Kitchen Cabinet Organizers: while Lazy Susans probably pop into your head first, they certainly aren’t the only option out there for cabinet organization. From tray dividers to adjustable shelving, you’ll have that perfect place to store those larger serving dishes.

Pull-Out Trays: tired of crouching down on your knees to find a pot or pan? Pull-out organizers not only alleviate the need to bend down, but you’ll be able to easily find everything that’s in those deep dark corners. 

Drawer Inserts: Crowded or messy drawers? Take back control. Drawer inserts will have a space for anything so you can easily find it, and it’s also very appealing to the eyes. 

When you have everything you need in the proper place, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is cooking those delicious holiday cookies. 

5 Kitchen Storage Ideas

Now, let’s talk about some of the top kitchen storage ideas that will leave you inspired:

#1: Base Double Wastebasket Top Mount Kit

We love the convenience of two separate bins: one for trash and the other for recycling. Plus, installing this under your sink keeps it nice and close to your work area, but neatly concealed to keep it out of sight. Merillat in both their Classic and Massterpiece Collection offers this solution. 

Merillat Base Double Wastebasket Top Mount Kit

#2: Base Swing-Out Shelves

Corner cabinets can be the epitome of any kitchen. With a swing out shelf, you’ll not only increase the storage in your kitchen, but you’ll have easier access to those pots and pans. 

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#3: Wine Storage and Stem Glass Holder

Why should you have to go down to your basement just to grab a bottle of wine?! A wine storage cabinet complete with stemmed wine glass holder will complete your entertainment corner. 

#4: Spice Drawer Insert Kit

There’s no need to take up counter space or cabinet space. With a spice drawer insert kit (available from Quality Cabinets), you can simply pull out a drawer and viola – your spices are neatly organized saving you time and frustration. 

Quality Cabinets Spice Drawer Insert Kit

#5: Cutlery Drawers

These wide and spacious organizers from Fabuwood oftentimes have movable compartments that make it super easy and convenient to hold any type of cutlery – whether that be silverware, knives, or cooking utensils. 

Fabuwood Cutlery Drawers

Let H.J. Oldenkamp Help You Prepare For The Holidays

Being a wholesale distributor for multiple cabinet lines means that we have a variety of options to meet your needs. We offer two semi-custom lines, a frameless series, three affordable cabinets lines, and two that provide a great value and options for the price.

With all of these cabinet lines, there are a range of kitchen storage ideas that you can choose from. The best part is we have a beautiful showroom filled with over 18 different displays and selection centers so you can see our cabinet lines and kitchen storage ideas in person. Please contact our team today for more inspiration on kitchen storage ideas

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5 Popular Wood Species to Know

Being in our industry, we’re surrounded by wood. Different wood species are better for certain architectural projects than others. For example, maple is a great wood type used for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. The type of wood chosen will determine the beauty and strength of the finished piece.

Do you know the most popular wood species? How about the specific characteristics that make up different wood types? This blog post will introduce you to the most popular wood types and their characteristics.

The Beauty of Natural Wood

There’s no denying the beautiful characteristics of wood. It’s actually the variety of color hues, grain patterns, and other natural characteristics that make wood perfect for furniture, countertops, and cabinets. 

Color and grain pattern are the two primary factors that influence the appearance of wood, and both can be easily enhanced when the finish color is applied. 

What naturally influences color variation in wood species? There are a few: soil, minerals, water levels, available sunlight, temperature, and genetic composition. In a forest, natural chemical extractives found in the cell walls create color variation. These variations are traceable to: red, orange, yellow, and violet. 

In a commercial farm, the range of variation can be increased when mixing wood species. For example, it’s common to mix red oak and pine oak together. 

Similar to color variation, grain is influenced by many different factors including tree size, growth rate, climate changes, site conditions, genetics, bird, insect, and fire damage. 

Even the same wood species that grows in another part of the world can look drastically different from one another. 

Hardwood vs. Softwood

The type of wood chosen for a certain project depends on what is being built. For instance, a bookshelf needs to be built with strong wood that can withstand a lot of weight. However, a coffee table could use a wood species that’s more lightweight and good-looking. So what’s the difference between hardwood and softwood?

Hardwood

Hardwood comes from deciduous trees, and typically are more expensive simply because they are hard to find as they take a long time to grow and mature. 

Hardwood is strong, and has beautiful texture, color, and grain patterns. Some common examples of this type of wood include ash, oak, teak, birch, walnut, and mahogany.

Softwood

This type of wood comes from evergreen or coniferous trees. Typically, softwood grows in cool climates, often found in Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia. Since these trees grow faster than hardwood, softwood tends to be cheaper.

Softwood is light, soft, and easy to work with. Some common examples of softwood include pine, spruce, cedar, and redwood. 

Other Wood Species

But, what about maple? It actually comes in hard and soft! Soft maple is easy to work with, while hard maple is a bit tougher. This wood species is actually pretty common as it’s grown on commercial farms. Choosing either soft or hard maple is better and stronger than other softwoods. It’s also less expensive too!

Have you heard of plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF), or particle board before? These are manufactured wood types. In this process, wood particles are pressed together and bonded under pressure. Hardwoods are typically used on the outer side to give different looks. These wood types are exclusively used for kitchen cabinets and shelves. 

5 Popular Wood Species

While there are over 50 types of wood species (and more than 60,000 trees worldwide!), we’re here to breakdown the 5 most popular ones that are commonly seen in both cabinets and countertops. 

Let’s take a moment to admire (and learn) about the biodiversity of the earth’s wood species:

Cherry

Being a very popular and all-around great wood, cherry is easy to work with, stains and finishes well, and ages beautifully. The color variation can range from a nearly white to light red to dark reddish brown. It also has a fine to medium, uniform grain pattern. Cherry is in high-demand and can be more expensive compared to oak or maple. 

Oak

Most commonly used for furniture, oak is available in either red or white, and is another wood species that’s very easy to work with. The color variation of oak ranges from light tan to pink to red to dark brown. Oak does have a consistent medium fine grain pattern. 

Soft Maple

Being easier to work with than hard maple, soft maple has a color variation that goes from nearly white to light gray. The fine, straight, and uniform grain pattern help to create a very stable and beautiful wood.

Hard Maple

While difficult to work with, hard maple is one of the most beautiful woods. Similar to soft maple, this wood type has a fine consistent grain pattern. Oftentimes, you’ll see the color variation range from nearly white to a slightly reddish brown. Both soft and hard maple are less expensive than other hardwoods, making them one of the most popular wood species on the market. 

Hickory

Similar to hard maple, hickory is a very difficult wood to work with. However, the beautiful color range from nearly white to dark brown make up for it. Featuring a fine, uniform grain, you can use hickory to make a beautiful statement piece. 

Wood Products at the H.J. Oldenkamp Company

Typically, when we think of wood, we usually think about bookshelves, tables, and flooring. However, wood is very versatile, and here at the H.J. Oldenkamp Company, we supply the industry with some great wood products.

Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinets

The kitchen and bathroom are two very important rooms in any home. You’ll want to ensure that those spaces are both functional and stylish. One of the best ways to accomplish that is to invest in top quality cabinets from some of the top manufacturers in the United States. 

These top cabinet brands will build durable, strong, and beautiful cabinets that last for many years. 

We are pleased to offer 8 cabinet brands:

  • Merillat Masterpiece
  • Mid Continent Cabinetry
  • Vista (frameless)
  • Merillat Classic
  • Fabuwood
  • Quality Cabinets
  • Quality – Woodstar Cabinets
  • Kountry Wood Products

 

ColorMatch™ from the Merillat Masterpiece® Collection

While choosing kitchen or bathroom cabinets can be a tough decision, just remember that there is a cabinet line, door style, and color that will meet your tastes and needs. 

Surfacing Materials

A unique wood application (and one of our favorites) is residential and commercial countertops. A butcher block countertop is both practical and gorgeous. Plus, with a little proper upkeep,  you’ll have countertops that will last for many years with minimum wear and tear. 

Wood Welded Butcher Block - Commercial Dining

Residentially, butcher block tops can serve many different purposes including kitchen countertops, island surfacing material, make/prep station off a kitchen island, and rolling workstations. 

Industrially, this product is great for bench tops in the locker room or in an institution. Commercially, we’ve seen butcher blocks used as dining table tops in a cafe, bakery and food prep areas, and as professional cutting boards.

One of the reasons why we love Michigan Maple Block is the fact that it’s customizable for any type of space, and look and feel. Butcher block tops come in a variety of traditional wood species like maple and cherry. They also come in more exotic finishes such as black walnut and teak. Whether you’re looking for a space with an industrial look or one with chic innovation, the possibilities are truly endless.

Vertical Wall Applications

A way to awaken a space is with wood wall paneling. Plankwise interior wood wall panels are made from only the finest North American natural wood species including walnut, maple, and white oak. Featuring 8 finish options, the perfect look can easily be found for either a residential or commercial space.

plankwise Wood Wall Planks - Kitchen

Ideal for a vertical wall in a kitchen, living room, or bedroom, plankwise can also be installed on a ceiling to help accent skylights. With tongue and groove profile, these wood wall planks are super easy to install and will stand against moisture and humidity allowing for minimal movement and warping. 

This is definitely another wood application to help make a unique space.

Final Thoughts on Wood Species 

There are many wood species that can be used for cabinet, countertop, and furniture projects. While there are pros and cons to each type, there definitely is no “one size fits all.” It all comes down to your tastes, which elements are important to you, and your budget. Knowing the characteristics will allow you to select the best wood species for your space. Interested in learning more about our cabinet lines or Michigan Maple Block? Contact our team today!

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5 Unique Applications of Corian Solid Surface

Corian® countertops have been around for many years. DuPont invented this material back in 1967, and since then it has grown in popularity. However, the recent rebranding (2018) of Corian® to Corian® Solid Surface have left many confused about this countertop material. 

Is there a difference? Absolutely, not. Corian® and Corian® Solid Surface are, in fact, the same material that DuPont has always made. The only two things that have changed are the name and different applications and uses.

With the increase in popularity, Corian® Solid Surface has continued to evolve into a new world of possibilities. Not only is this material perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, but Corian® Solid Surface can be used for interior vertical walls, furniture, and outdoor garden enhancements. 

So let’s discover the versatility of Corian® Solid Surface:

The Rainbow Surfacing Material

One of the aspects of why Corian® Solid Surface is viewed as such a versatile material is due to the extensive color palette. While this surfacing material does have those subdued earth-like tones, there are plenty of colors that have flair and patterns that bring life and movement to a space. With over 100 colors, you can pick from a pure black or white such as Glacier White and Deep Nocturne. You can also get playful with solid colors in blue, red, and green.

One of the big differentiators of Corian® Solid Surface compared to other brands is the evolution of new patterns. Veins, pebbles, shading – all can be seen throughout the collection of colors. Plus, there are even designs that look quite similar to marble and granite. 

Custom colors are also possible. Whether you have a piece of fabric or a paint sample, DuPont will match it. 

With limitless colors, it’s easy to see why this surfacing material can be used for way more than just countertops in a kitchen or bath. 

Benefits & Features of Corian® Solid Surface

While some benefits (tough, durable, and easy-to-clean) are more well-known, there are other truly unique features that many are unaware of that lead to more design options. 

For example, there are a variety of different edges, backsplash options, sinks, and seams one can do. 

From a simple bullnose to a fancy double classic, there are approximately 19 different edge styles that are offered with this surfacing material. 

Choosing a full backsplash with the same color as your Corian® countertops can help to create a smooth, seamless look. 

While seams seem to be the bane of countertops, with Solid Surface there is no reason to fret as this material has nearly invisible seams. This material does have to be installed in sections, but the way the material is made allows for a seamless look when all of the pieces are fitted together. 

Another huge benefit to Corian® Solid Surface is the ability for it to be molded into essentially any shape or curve. Whether your space has an unusual shape, or you’re looking for a clean, hypo-allergenic piece of furniture, Corian® is king and is the most versatile for unconventional shapes. 

We also love the fact that certain colors are gorgeous when illuminated. When installing a kitchen countertop, table top, or built-in couch, lights will be able to glow through this surfacing material resulting in one incredibly unique space. 

5 Unique Applications of Corian® Solid Surface

Corian®’s adaptability is perfect for showers, bar tops, boats, and exterior wall cladding. Below, we’re listing some of the most unique applications to help inspire you.

Shower Surfaces

Kitchen Choreography, an interior design and remodel company in northern Michigan, has a strong desire to always provide clients with unparalleled service from start to finish, even if that means saying ‘yes’ to a more challenging project. 

For one particular residential project, the homeowners decided they wanted a full remodel of their bathroom that incorporated a crisp, clean, and modern look.

One unique challenge was incorporating a wainscot paneling in the shower. Typically, this type of application uses either wood or veneer for the wall covering. With this particular placement, the right material needed to be chosen in order to keep the shower clean, clear of mold and residue, and durable for many years. This material also needed to have the right texture and look in order to match the homeowner’s vision.

It was recommended to complete the shower renovation with Corian® Solid Surface. The shower walls are comprised of field tile and b-board in Cameo White. Light hues of white, cream, and gray help to accent the shower and give this bathroom the much-desired look. 

Wainscot Corian

Interior Vertical Walls

For another unique application, we’re spotlighting the artist Mario Romano, creator of M.R. Walls. Unlike tile or print, Corian® will allow any vertical space to have a unique, uninterrupted design with a material that’s impervious to mold, virus, and bacteria. And, it’s completely water-proof.

Inspired by nature, you can choose from one of Mario’s creations or create a pattern together. Perfect for shower walls in either a commercial or residential space, kitchen backsplashes, or a statement wall in the lobby of hospitality or retail, M.R. Walls has some incredible applications that will leave you awe-struck.  

Furniture

Corian® can truly help to enhance any type of space. For example, in this residence, the huge living room wasn’t appropriately accommodating the needs of the area. The homeowners wanted to create a dual-use for the space: one area for watching tv and the other to sit in front of the fireplace and talk.

By incorporating the original design of the home (step detail in a piano-shaped curve), Mark Gacesa of Ultraspace transformed the space with Corian® Solid Surface in Witch Hazel by using it for the frame of the couch.  

During the day, this material complements the existing furniture in the room. By night, the entire room glows to create a magical and soothing spot. In this application, the Solid Surface is both backlit and underlit to allow for auto dimming. 

University & Retail Spaces

We mentioned earlier that DuPont will color match any color, and that’s exactly what happened with the University of Michigan.

A top-ranked public university, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has a tradition of excellence in research, learning and teaching, sports and the arts, and more. They were looking to complete one of their newly renovated spaces by building durable, custom trophy cases.

In order to complete the desired look, Corian® Solid Surface in their famed maize and blue were chosen. Providing a seamless, matte, and bold look, these trophy cases are durable and easy-to-clean. They also help to add a distinctive element for the University of Michigan. 

UM Trophy Case

Exterior Spaces

Ellard Custom Countertops, a small business located in Paw Paw, Michigan, specializes in fabricating Corian® Solid Surface for some pretty unique projects.

One residential project they worked on was for an outdoor porch. The homeowners didn’t like the current look of the lattice under their porch. They wanted a material that would blend well into the natural surroundings while still serving a purpose of keeping those woodland critters away. 

One unique challenge that presented itself during this project was finding a material that was durable enough to withstand the harsh outdoor elements, and one that they wouldn’t have to replace time and time again.

It was recommended to complete this project with Corian® Solid Surface in Deep Nocturne. They closed off the space with 8-1/2″ tall strips and bolted them to the 4×4 wood posts of the deck. A piece was also placed behind the step to ensure the space was completely blocked off from any critters looking to call that space home. The color Deep Nocturne was chosen as it blended well with the mulch and surrounding greenery and helped to create a cohesive look.

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Final Thoughts

From the extensive color palette to the different molding abilities, Corian® Solid Surface can really be transformed into just about anything. If you’d like to receive more information about Corian® Solid Surface and its capabilities, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department today at 800-462-6047. 

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The Top 8 Kitchen Cabinets To Buy

Updating your kitchen? Choosing new kitchen cabinets can be such a hard decision to make, and it’s also the most important one you’ll make with any kitchen refresh. The key is to learn about the different cabinet lines and find the door style and color that matches your lifestyle and vision. If you choose a highly recommended company, like us, you’ll have zero issues with getting high quality kitchen cabinets for the right price.

How do you choose the right kitchen cabinets to buy? Let’s get you started.

The Importance of Choosing Top Quality Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen is the heart and soul of any home, and just like with any room in your house, you’ll want to make sure your kitchen is both functional and stylish. The best way to do that is to invest in top quality kitchen cabinets from some of the top manufacturers in the United States. 

All kitchen cabinets have characteristics that contribute to their lifespan. The top kitchen cabinet brands will be durable, strong, and beautiful while lasting for many years. Unfortunately, in the cabinet industry not all will provide you with many years of high functionality. Some kitchen cabinets can even show wear and tear after 1-2 years. Some top issues that we usually see are crooked doors, sagging doors, loose hinges, and warping of boxes.

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Sadly, these issues will cause a premature deterioration of your kitchen. By choosing kitchen cabinets with top construction, you and your kitchen will be happy for many years.

How Do You Choose Your Kitchen Cabinets

While the brands and choices for cabinets can be a bit overwhelming, below are some tips to help you find the right ones for your space:

Tip #1: Choose Your Door Profile, First

Your cabinet doors will be the most visual element in your kitchen (yes, it surpasses the color and any shiny new appliance), which is why door style plays a vital role in kitchens. To narrow down your selection, choose the door profile that you like the most. For example, some popular ones include recessed square and slab.

Different kitchen cabinet door styles

Knowing the look you want in your kitchen can help to narrow down your selection even more. For instance, if you’re wanting a modern look, a slab door will achieve that. 

Tip #2: Narrow to Your Favorite Style

This step is actually easy as your budget will be the big driving factor on cabinet line and style. When using our showroom, our designers will be able to show you a variety of different styles and cabinet lines. From there, we recommend to take pictures of your top 3-4 cabinets. Then, over the next few days revisit those cabinet door styles and delete the ones you don’t like. In a few days, you’ll have chosen the door style you love. 

Tip #3: Decide Wood and Color

Dark cherry wood or white laminate kitchen cabinets? Again, knowing the overall kitchen style that you want will help to make this decision. Working with designers or our design team can also help you to determine what wood type, stain, or paint color you should choose. 

Tip #4: Think About Organization

It’s time to think about how you use your kitchen. For example, are you an aspiring chef? If so, you might want to design a kitchen with more drawers for pots and pans. If you’re a baker, finding a cabinet line with organization options such as a spice pull out, might be an appealing feature and one you must have.  

Merillat Kitchen Cabinets Organization

Tip #5: It’s All in The Little Details

The key from liking your kitchen cabinets to loving them is in the little details that might normally get overlooked. If you have little kids or are actively cooking, there are cabinet lines out there that offer soft-close hinges, which is a piece of hardware mounted to the hinge and gets activated when the door is about 1-inch from closing. It creates a silent, self-closing motion compared to other traditional cabinets and hinges that slam shut.

The Best Kitchen Cabinets for Sale

Now that you know a bit more on how to select the right style, color, and accessories for your kitchen cabinets, let’s talk about some of the top cabinet lines you can choose from. 

Semi-Custom Series

At H.J. Oldenkamp, we offer two semi-custom cabinet lines. In choosing either one of them, you will be able to build the exact kitchen of your dreams. With the variety of colors, features, and options, you won’t have to compromise on your kitchen cabinets

Merillat Masterpiece

Masco, a global leader in the home building industry, produces the Merillat Masterpiece Collection. The benefits in choosing Masterpiece include:

  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Wide range of finish options
  • Accessories galore
  • Proprietary topcoat
  • Modify sizes within 1/16-inch

masterpiece kitchen cabinets

Mid Continent Cabinetry

The other semi-custom line we offer is Mid Continent Cabinetry. With this semi-custom cabinet line, you’ll receive:

  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Custom paint and cabinet options  to create a totally unique space
  • Vanity program
  • Wide selection of moldings and wood hoods

mid continent kitchen cabinets

With either Masterpiece or Mid Continent Cabinetry, if you can dream it, they will have a custom solution for you.

Frameless Series

One of the new trends in cabinetry is frameless. What are frameless cabinets? They are cabinets that don’t have a face frame. In this industry, they are also called full access cabinets, and originally became popular in Europe. 

One of the many great benefits of frameless is that they offer more storage room than traditional cabinets. 

Vista Cabinetry

The frameless line of Mid Continent Cabinetry, Vista Cabinetry has the following features:

  • 15% more storage than traditional cabinets
  • Easier access with no center stile
  • Wider drawers for more storage
  • Many wood and finish options

Vista Cabinetry Kitchen Cabinets

Mid-Range Series

Offering impeccable style and great functionality for an affordable price, we are happy to offer three distinct cabinet lines in a mid-price range. 

Merillat Classic

Another Masco produced cabinet line, Merillat Classic is known as “America’s Kitchen.” Additionally, Merillat Classic also features a 25-year limited warranty, new finishes that keep up with what’s trending, and stylish yet practical options.

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Fabuwood

A modern cabinet line that will transform any space into one that’s both beautiful and functional. With Fabuwood, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll receive:

  • 5-year limited warranty
  • Variety of modification options
  • Semi-custom
  • All-plywood box

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Quality Cabinets

Top value and creative lifestyle solutions help to make QualityCabinets an attractive cabinet option.

Some of the top benefits in choosing this cabinet line include:

  • 18 paint/stain options
  • 8 door styles
  • Soft-close hinges
  • Dovetail drawer option


Masco Cabinetry is also the parent company of Quality Cabinets.

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Value Series

We also offer two cabinet lines that offer great value and options for the price. 

Quality Cabinets – Woodstar Series

Part of Quality Cabinets, the Woodstar Series is an attractive cabinet line that offers creative solutions and benefits including:

  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Budget friendly
  • 5 door styles and 6 color options

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Kountry Wood Products

Hand-crafted, versatile cabinets that offer the industry’s most popular finish and storage options, Kountry Wood Products is also our most affordable cabinet line. You will also see great benefits like 21 finish options, 10 door styles, and eco-friendly initiatives.

Kountry Wood Products Kitchen Cabinets

The best part about all of these cabinet lines is that we have a selection center in our showroom so you can see them in person before making your final decision. We even have two cabinets (Kountry Wood Products in Lava Cherry and Quality Woodstar in Maddie White) in stock for quick delivery. 

Why Choose H.J. Oldenkamp for Kitchen Cabinets

Here at the H.J. Oldenkamp Company, we’ve been supplying the industry’s top interior building products since 1946. We’ve quickly become the Midwest’s leading wholesale distributor, and we are 100% dedicated to having the products you need exactly when you need them. 

Our Royal Oak, Michigan warehouse has over 100,00 square feet of space filled with products that are ready for pick-up or immediate delivery. We even have a clearance vanity section where you can browse over fifteen ready-made bath and kitchen cabinets for sale.

Our team also offers a variety of other services to help keep you, our customers, more than satisfied. 

Wrap-up: Top Kitchen Cabinets for Sale

While choosing kitchen cabinets can be a tough decision, just remember that there is a cabinet line and style that will meet your tastes and needs. Working with a kitchen designer can definitely help in this process. Whether you have questions about one of our cabinet lines, would like to tour our showroom, or would like to request a sample, please contact our Customer Service Team today at 1-800-462-6047.

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The Best Surfacing Material: Quartz vs Solid Surface

So you’re in the market for a countertop material that looks high-quality, has a high return on resale value, is long-lasting, and resists heat. You’ll probably find yourself debating between quartz vs solid surface. While it can be a bit hard to distinguish between the two, they are actually quite different. 

What are the main differences between quartz vs solid surface? We’re here answering some frequently asked questions about these two surfacing materials. 

Quartz

At H.J. Oldenkamp, we are the wholesale distributor of Corian® Quartz (formerly known as Zodiaq). But, what exactly is Corian® Quartz surface material? It combines the natural beauty of quartz with the advanced technology of Corian® Design. This quartz material is made up of 93% quartz, and has a variety of beautiful colors.

What Sheet Sizes and Thickness Does Corian® Quartz Come In?

2CM (¾-inch) slab is available in 63” x 120”, and the 3CM (1-⅛-inch) slab is available in 63” x 120”. Slab sizes do vary by color and some of the new Corian® Quartz colors are available in a jumbo slab size.

What Are The Available Colors of Corian® Quartz?

In the 2019 collection, there are 48 colors that range from Cloud White to Indus Red to Space Black.

Can Quartz be Used in Food Prep Areas?

Yes, Corian® Quartz is nonporous and can be used in a kitchen. In fact, a lot of homeowners choose quartz over granite for food preparation areas. 

Corian® Quartz can also be used in other applications such as walls and vanity countertops. There are a wide range of edge treatments that can be applied to your quartz slab during fabrication. 

Is Corian® Quartz Hard to Care for?

No. Actually, Corian® Quartz is very easy to maintain mainly due to its durability, nonporous, and chemical-resistant characteristics. Unlike granite, quartz doesn’t require any sealants or waxes in order to maintain its luster, color, and smooth surface. 

We do recommend to routinely clean your quartz with a damp cloth or paper towel. If needed, a small amount of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleaning can be used for those tougher stains. 

Quartz is Durable, but How Well Can It Withstand Heat and Scratches?

While this surfacing material is very resistant to heat, scratches, and stains, we do encourage the use of trivets and hot pads. If you do decide to use quartz in a food prep area, make sure to use a cutting board when slicing or chopping, especially if using a serrated knife. All spills should be wiped up asap. 

Solid Surface

Just like with quartz, we also distribute Corian® Solid Surface (also known as Corian®), which is the brand name of a solid surfacing material created by DuPont. This surfacing material lends itself to creative uses and innovative solutions, and pairs with other companies such as M.R. Walls. Corian® Solid Surface can be cut, routed, drilled, sculpted, and bent. 

Now with 116 colors, the ever-evolving color palette allows everyone to create their dream space. 

Is Corian® Solid Surface Heat and Stain Resistant? 

Yes, similar to Corian® Quartz, Corian® Solid Surface is nonporous which means that stains can’t penetrate into the surface. It’s also very easy to clean and maintain, and also doesn’t require a sealant. 

Corian® Solid Surface can remain undamaged with temperatures up to 212°F, however, a high heat and flame will damage it. While most damage can be repaired, we don’t recommend placing a hot pot directly on the surface. A trivet with rubber feet and hot pads are Corian® Solid Surface best friends. 

Is Corian® Solid Surface Easy to Clean?

Yes, extremely so! Soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaner is all that’s needed for daily cleaning. While minor scratches and discoloration can be easy for you to repair, any major damage should be repaired by a Certified Fabricator/Installer of Corian® Solid Surface.

How is Corian® Solid Surface Installed?

The only professional who can install Corian® Solid Surface is a trained and certified fabricator or installer. Corian® Design has redefined the installation process and has a group of exclusive certified professionals who do a wonderful job of installing Corian® Solid Surface. They’ll also be happy to talk you through the entire process so you can ask any questions and will know what to expect. 

Why Does One Choose Solid Surface Over Another Surfacing Material? 

Easy to clean and kosher are two of the main reasons why Corian® Solid Surface is chosen as a surfacing material. This material is also nonporous and resits the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Lastly, Corian® Solid Surface is a material that is both heat and scratch resistant. 

Even with Key Differences Between Quartz vs Solid Surface, Can They Be Used Together?

Absolutely! For example, a Corian® Solid Surface sink can be easily installed in a Corian® Quartz countertop. You can even mix and match quartz and solid surface in a kitchen and kitchen island to create a dramatic statement. 

What’s The Best Way to Measure a Countertop for Quartz vs Solid Surface Material?

Both Corian® Solid Surface and Corian® Quartz come in large rectangular slabs, which is why the best way to measure your countertop is to “cut” it into rectangle pieces. 

You’ll see below that both kitchen countertop layouts are sectioned off into measurable rectangular pieces. 

Simply take the length of each section and multiply it by the width of each section and then add it together. For example, here is the math for the U-Shape kitchen pictured above:

Section A: 62.6 x 25 = 1562.5 inches

Section B is the same size, 1562.5 inches

Section C: 125 x 25 = 3125 inches

So 1562.5 + 1562.5 + 3125 = 6250 square inches

However, this surfacing material isn’t bought by the square inch but rather by square feet. You’ll need to convert the above number.

A square foot is equal to 144 inches (12 inches x 12 inches). You’ll need to divide 6250 by 144 to get 43.403 square feet. Rounding up is a standard practice in this industry so the above kitchen is 44 square feet. 

Why Choose® Corian Design and DuPont?

Since its inception, Corian® Design has provided the world of design and architecture the perfect medium in which to innovate. Renowned for its adaptability, its variety of patterns and color schemes, its sensorial qualities, and its durability and cleanliness, Corian® Design has ably met the challenges of modern living and ends the “debate” between quartz vs solid surface by offering both. 

Being under the DuPont umbrella with expertise spanning two centuries, Corian® Design is a major source of inspiration and is used to meet the requirements of even the most demanding clients and homeowners.

Wrap up: How To Choose Quartz vs Solid Surface

There are both different pros of quartz vs solid surface, and ultimately the decision will come down to cost, sanitation, and maintenance. If you would like more information on quartz vs solid surface, or to order samples and literature, please call our Customer Service Department today.

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3 Reasons Why The Shaker Door Is A Popular Kitchen Cabinet Style

There’s a secret that will make all kitchens look amazing: choosing classic kitchen cabinet styles

Between the shiny, new appliances, gorgeous countertops, and expensive decor, it’s no secret that we spend a lot of money on kitchens. In fact, Houzz recently compiled information and published the 2019 Kitchen Trends Report indicating that the average spend on a kitchen remodel is $11,000.

How can you get the most bang out of your buck so you aren’t spending $11,000 every five years on a kitchen remodel? The secret lies in your kitchen cabinet styles. In choosing a style that will withstand the test of time, you’ll save yourself time, money, and frustration. 

What kitchen cabinet styles should you choose for your new kitchen? The shaker door style is one of our top contenders. Below we’re spilling all the secrets on why the shaker door style will never go out of style.

What is a Shaker Style Cabinet Door?

These kitchen cabinet styles are made of a 5-piece construction, a flat recessed center panel surrounded by a raised square frame. This simple construction allows them to last for decades with regular care and maintenance.

]The classic lines (as you can see in the above Fabuwood Cabinetry kitchen) help to give this door style an elegant look. Plus, designers and homeowners like the versatility of the shaker door style as it can be easily paired with any kitchen style you can dream of – farmhouse, traditional, and modern.

What are the Key Characteristics of the Shaker Door?

This simple and classic door style encompasses the following details:

  • Great style for natural wood finishes including oak, maple, and cherry
  • Comes paint-ready
  • Clean, elegant look
  • Raised outer frame beveled at 90-degree angle to create a shadow effect
  • Outer frame helps to strengthen the cabinet door

The Origins of the Shaker Door

This door style was inspired by the historical shaker furniture style. It represents the core ethics of the Shaker society: strength and stability. These two characteristics are achieved from the efficient and practical design. 

The shaker door style has been around for over 100 years, and is the basis of influence for many home interiors. It’s really no wonder why this door style remains as one of the most popular styles for many cabinet manufacturers.

The Modern Day Shaker Door

While this door style was originally based on the Shaker furniture style which, unfortunately, lacked decoration and details; nowadays, the shaker door has been modernized through the addition of subtle elements such as finishes and hardware. 

Due to the flat center panel, the shaker door is a wonderful canvas that showcases the natural beauty of wood grain and stained finishes. If you’re looking to add a large splash of color to your kitchen, this door style also works with a laminated or painted finish, another modern twist to this classic door.

Some cabinet manufacturers add a beadboard or decorative edging to the stiles and rails of the door creating a touch of elegance. The more details added to shaker kitchen cabinet styles, the more they can complement a range of kitchen designs from a modern bathroom to a chef-inspired kitchen and any style in between.

3 Reasons Why Shaker Doors are so Popular for Homeowners

The shaker door style features simple, clean lines which gives you a variety of finish options to choose from. Our designers here at H.J. Oldenkamp have seen a trend for both white and gray shaker doors, but those are just two options. Shaker kitchen door cabinet styles look beautiful with a paint, stain, and sheen. You can even dress them up with decorative pulls – the sky is truly the limit. 

We also think the affordable price range of the shaker style door is another reason why it’s such a crowd pleaser. From a value series to semi-custom cabinet lines, there is a shaker door that can fit within just about any budget. 

The shaker door style is also seen as timeless. Building your dream home or remodeling a kitchen is a once in a lifetime experience. Choosing a classic cabinet style, such as the shaker, will guarantee that you’re investing in cabinets that will withstand the test of time.

Take Your Shaker Pick at H.J. Oldenkamp

We have a few different cabinet lines that offer shaker kitchen cabinet door styles

Merillat® Classic is one of our mid-price range cabinet lines. With a 25-year limited warranty, new finishes and stylish options, this cabinet line is known as “America’s Kitchen”, and it’s easy to see why. Merillat® Classic offers a variety of shaker kitchen cabinet styles cabinet options including the Marlin, Ralston, Tolani, and Vance. 

Featuring a limited lifetime warranty, wide range of finish options, proprietary topcoat, and custom sizes within 1/16-inch, Merillat® Masterpiece is one of the semi-custom cabinet lines we offer. Two popular shaker door styles are the Carlin and Mesa.

Mid Continent Cabinetry is another semi-custom cabinet line where the styles and custom paint options are truly endless. With a limited lifetime warranty and a wide selection of moldings and wood hood, Mid Continent Cabinetry is a great cabinet line for those wanting a more specific look. Some popular shaker door styles include the Adams, Lewis, and Allen.

Fabuwood, one of our mid-price range cabinet lines, has a 5-year limited warranty, a variety of modification options, semi-custom, and is made with an all-plywood box. There are two shaker kitchen cabinet styles: Galaxy and Discovery. 

Quality Cabinets offers two popular shakers: Peterson and Reagan. Both are met with 18 paint and stain options, soft-close hinges  and top quality cabinet construction

A great value, Woodstar cabinets have a 3-year limited warranty, are budget-friendly, and have 5 door styles and 6 color options available. Three popular shaker doors in the Quality Cabinet Woodstar Series are Derby, Kittery, and Maddie.

Made in America, Kountry Wood Products has 21 finish options, 10 door styles, and is our most affordable cabinet line. This eco-friendly product offers a range of shaker doors including Harmony (which HJO stocks in Lava Cherry) and Jamestown.

All of these styles offer smooth finishes and are perfect for residential and commercial projects.

Final Thoughts on Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Cabinets make a bold statement in both kitchens and bathrooms. Depending on the cabinet line, you could be faced with a plethora of door styles, drawer fronts, and side panels. If you’re wanting to achieve a classic look that will never go out of style, the shaker door is your best bet. Not only will you see the value but this door style can really elevate any type of space. To learn more about kitchen cabinet styles, please feel free to call our customer service team at 800-462-6047.

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