Design-Craft Cabinetry: Thermofoil Styles & Finishes

Thermofoil Styles

A rugged alternative to hardwood, thermofoil styles are made with a durable PVC overlay, which is fused with heat to natural wood fiberboard. The result is a surface that has a superior stain and scratch resistance and is super easy to clean.

Raised Panel: A slightly raised center panel is characteristic of this door style and may have additional profile detail commonly found in traditionally-styled rooms.

Flat Panel: the flat center panel door style typically has minimal ornamentation and is a versatile choice for traditional, transitional and contemporary decor themes.

Beaded: the distinctive look of the beaded door style has a vertically ridged center panel and adds a casual style detail to your home.

Slab: descriptive of its solid, flat surface, the slab door style has little to no detailing and is exemplary of modern aesthetics with clean lines.

Thermofoil Finishes

The thermofoil finish is created by fusing durable PVC to natural wood fiberboard with heat. The result is a surface that has superior stain and scratch resistance, and is a breeze to maintain with simple wiping.

Matte: a solid, soft and muted finish available in two neutral tones. (This finish is shown above with the Caledon door).

Woodgrain: woodgrain finishes provide a realistic-looking, durable alternative to hardwoods. (This finish is shown above with the Ridgecrest door).

Gloss: is often used for contemporary or urban designs. These high luster finishes are available in a wide variety of colors. (This finish is shown above with the Eaton door).

Accents: enhanced with glaze, select matte and woodgrain finishes highlight decorative features of a door style. (The above pictures feature the Ridgecrest and Lawrence Door Styles. Both have an accent called Carbo Accent).


Would you love to have new cabinets in your home but getting started is the problem? Look no further than Cabinets Extraordinaire in SarasotaFlorida. OurDesign Center is located on Fruitville Road.

Published in: on November 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Design-Craft Cabinetry: Wood Door Styles

We are excited about the Design-Craft Cabinetry Line, so we would like to share some more information with you, about their Wood Door Styles.

Each natural wood style is finished with a satin or semi-gloss finish top-coat that preserves the beauty of your room, and protects against day-to-day wear.

Here are the woods that Design-Craft uses:

Cherry: the esteemed look of cherry ranges from light pink to varying shades of brown, and deepens in color with age.

Hickory: bold, prominent grain patterns are characteristic of hickory. Additional features include: burls, pin knots, mineral streaks and small sound knots.

Knotty Alder: the rustic nature of this light brown wood showcases pin knots, open and closed knots, and mineral streaks that are embedded in uniform straight-grain patterns.

Maple: the smooth texture and uniform grain patterns have a visible color range of creamy white to varying shades of brown, and turns amber with age.

Oak: arching grain patterns are typical of the classic oak species. Natural wood colors range from light tans to dark reds and browns.

Quartersawn Oak: the unique cutting of this oak creates close-knit vertical gran patterns that display a textured and figured appearance. Oak ranges in color from light tan to brown.

Calistoga In Cherry


There are many different door styles to choose from, all of them to help make your cabinetry truly yours.
Cabinets Extraordinaire’s, Sharon Hicks’ top choice is Calistoga, simple but elegant.

Valencia in Maple

Another two members of the Cabinets Extraordinaire family, Jana and Kerri’s top choice is Valencia. The simple details make it a stand-out style for them.

Published in: on September 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Introducing…Design-Craft Cabinets

We are excited to introduce: Design-Craft Cabinets! Medallion (Elkay) recently just introduced this great new line of frame-less cabinetry. This American company is located in Waconia, Minnesota.

Their simple, but powerful saying is: Great design. Greater capacity.

Design-Craft has space-making cabinets for the kitchen, bath and whole home. Their cabinets have more space inside, for everything. It’s the look you want, with the space your family needs.

With more room in every wall cabinet, you have a place for literally everything, including your entire stemware collection, and large dinner plates, and serving bowls that don’t fit into 12” deep traditional framed cabinets. Also with Design-Craft, you can store more in every drawer with up to 60% more space inside; graters, ladles and other odd-sized utensils will no longer get caught when opening the drawer. And, with more space inside, Design-Craft everyday storage solutions fit your family’s unique storage needs.

Design-Craft benefits:
     1. Deeper cabinet storage: 13″ deep.
     2. More drawer space, up to 60% more!
     3. Tailored organization: hundreds of storage solutions to stay
         organized and store more.

Whether traditional, transitional or contemporary, your vision for your new room is completely possible with the Design-Craft palette of materials. Choices range from woods and veneers to tough thermofoil and dramatic acrylics.


Would you love to have new cabinets in your home but getting started is the problem? Look no further than Cabinets Extraordinaire in Sarasota, Florida. Our Design Center is located on Fruitville Road.

Published in: on August 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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In a World Where Everything Should Have a Place: In the Kitchen

In today’s world it seems that the general person has a lot of stuff but not enough places to put it. On a daily basis there are people who wonder, “there has to be a better way” or “I could come up with something better”. Different companies are trying to find different ways around this dilemma.

The kitchen is one of these places that seems to accumulate stuff. The mail piles up in one corner, there are spices falling from the racks that your husband made for you, the fancy “show me off” plates are mixed in between the “everyday” plates, full wine bottles are put up against the back-splash (almost like they are part of the design), the cabinets are overflowing with miscellaneous pantry items and the list goes on. Does this sound like your kitchen? Do you walk into it every day thinking that you really wish that you had better storage or organization? Do you dread going into your kitchen because you are afraid that something might fall from the cabinets or you might end up finding something that got “lost” in the back of your pantry?

Kitchen cabinetry companies are trying to find different ways to help out, giving the consumer the option to have different storage as part of their cabinetry. It could be something really simple like having a cutlery drawer insert or having a special place to put your favorite bottle of wine.

Now as part of your kitchen, you can have drawer inserts, pull-out pantries, pull-out shelves, pull-out baskets, pull-out spice racks and the list goes on. Cabinetry companies are trying to help people on a day-to-day basis to make their kitchens more functional; knowing that the average household is getting more and more busy with each passing day, wanting to use the time they have in the kitchen to the utmost potential and not searching endlessly for the Nutmeg hidden behind a can of soup that was put there last week because it needed a spot to be put away and that is what you found.

Can you imagine these organizational tools in your kitchen? Can you picture going in and knowing that everything has a place for it and that it won’t be a treasure hunt to see where it was last put (that is assuming that your children or husband puts it back in the right spot).

The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home, the main gathering place. Make it special, make it your own! Simplify your life with any of these helpful must-haves!

Would you love to have new cabinets in your home but getting started is the problem? Look no further than Cabinets Extraordinaire in Sarasota, Florida. Our Design Center is located on Fruitville Road.