Example of a mid-sized trendy u-shaped medium tone wood floor open concept kitchen design in Denver with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, quartz countertops, gray backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and white countertops

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Contemporary Kitchen, Denver

Note the large scale tile juxtaposed against the quilt style tile on the oven wall. This large and simple toned grey field allows the other area to stand out, yet this window wall detail also serves a purpose of showing how every area can be unique, but not glaring in contrast.
Example of a mid-sized trendy u-shaped medium tone wood floor open concept kitchen design in Denver with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, quartz countertops, gray backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and white countertops - Houzz

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Karen Heffernan wrote:August 16, 2020
  • Sheila Smith
    last month

    We are considering reconstituted walnut, wenge, or possibly something called "crafted" oak or maple, for a similar modern kitchen remodel in Tucson. Both products are from Walzcraft or Showplace, but we're unsure how either process might hold up over time -- especially since we're also in an extremely dry climate. Would warping also be a problem? Any thoughts?

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    KE Interior Solutions
    last month

    Sheila Smith Hi there! Yes I am familiar with Showplace Cabinetry. They have a good reputation, and like most cabinet lines probably choice options range from good better, or better best. Walcraft it seems is a supplier to cabinet companies, or custom cabinet makers.

    Are you buying new cabinets or planning to just replace doors/drawer front to existing?

    I ask this first.

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    "we're unsure how either process might hold up over time -- especially since we're also in an extremely dry climate"

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    Second like AZ, I am in CO and it is also dry here. We generally stay away from Solid Wood Slab doors for your concerns exactly - they WILL warp.

    Most slab doors are made with an MDF core and a veneer is adhered to the core.

    The core is stable and will not warp like wood, the veneer based on how it is applied tends to prove being stable also..

    This is where you need to ask questions or have your designer explain how they are made by the vendor you are considering, (the door/drawer fronts), how they are edge-banded, as there are good, better and best options on this detail. Also very important is to understand what your warranty is on your chosen product.

    a side note on veneers:

    If you scrape or ding the surface of a veneer it tends to show more visibly then if it were a solid wood door. Something to also be aware of and may also be determined by the veneer quality.

    I hope this is helpful..

    Thanks for your question!

    Donna

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