Modern Kitchen Cabinetry

Diablo Valley Cabinetry is knowledgeable and well versed when it comes to modern kitchen cabinetry. We can help you design cabinetry with a sleek and stylish look that will make your kitchen cabinets stand out.

Modern cabinetry creates an ambiance and is an expression of your style. Whether the vision is pristine elegance or contemporary drama, it can be realized with your kitchen cabinetry. Personalizing the design with details that reflect your taste, your unique style and your new space will create the perfect setting for your story.

Diablo Valley Cabinetry Awarded Best of Houzz 2016 for Customer Service

Today we would like to pat ourselves on the back, because we’ve been notified that the Houzz community has voted Diablo Valley Cabinetry as the winner of their Best of Houzz 2016 award in the customer service category!

We now have a “Best of Houzz 2016” badge on our Houzz profile page, which is located here:

Houzz picks the winners through an annual survey and analysis of their community, which consists of over 35 million monthly users.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. We welcome the badge on our profile because it is a sign of our commitment to excellence. These badges also help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area, including San Ramon, CA which is home to Diablo Valley Cabinetry.

Kitchen Island Bar

The kitchen island bar featured in the photo was taken in Danville and is a great example of a kitchen feature that can combine both form and function.

A kitchen island bar is basically an unattached counter, situated in the middle of the kitchen area which allows access from all four sides. Kitchen islands can serve as the center for storage, cooking, food preparation, and eat-in dining.

13 Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas and What They Cost – Houzz Article

We here at Diablo Valley Cabinetry are always discussing unique kitchen storage ideas with our clients. This recent article from Houzz shows some interesting ideas to consider when planning your kitchen project. Each member of our design team always reviews the pro’s and con’s of all the storage options and works with you to develop a unique plan tailored to you families needs and conditions.

What does a Kitchen Remodel Really Cost – How to Budget

What does a kitchen cost? You ultimately decide by the scope of your project, the products you select and the services you like.

At the outset of almost every project, the question our design team is always asked is “How much will this cost?”. Seems like a simple question, but there are many variables involved in arriving at a representative budget range for your Kitchen Remodel Project. The simple answer we provide to customers in our area is anywhere from $40,000 to $75,000+ depending on the size of the kitchen, if you are making any structural changes to your home, etc.

Every year, the NKBA (The National Kitchen and Bath Association) publishes a Kitchen Planner tool (See image right side) which outlines expected cost ranges for each component making up your kitchen remodel. These numbers are looked at on an annual basis and can help homeowners get an idea of what to budget for each area. The 3 – 4 components making up approximately 70% of your remodel costs include Installation (your contractor) (17%), Appliances (10%), Countertops (10%) and Cabinetry (29%). These ranges can vary depending on your personal tastes and what is important to you and your family as you start down the path of considering a remodel project. See chart below from NKBA Kitchen Planning Tool.

Money Magazine recently published an online article referencing this research as well. See link below.

Some additional friendly words of advice as you start the process:

  • Get a detailed, line item estimate from your contractor. Most contractors when providing an initial estimate will make allowances for unknown selections at the time of the initial bid. When you are comparing estimates these allowances most often will make up the pricing differences. Remember, you have control over the final cost of these allowances based on your actual selections.
  • Plan for unknowns. It is prudent to plan on 10% – 20% above your budget for unforeseen things that come up. Hidden construction defects that need to be addressed, that specialty finish, appliance or hardware that you really want, etc. It is ok to go slightly over your budget for something you truly value. You and your family will be enjoying the remodeled space for many years to come and the last thing you want to do is wish you had spent a little bit more to get what you really want.

Open House and Food Drive a Success!

This week, Diablo Valley Cabinetry hosted our annual Open House and Food Drive. We took an afternoon to spend time thanking all of our customers for their business and support during this past year. Everyone who stopped by was treated to snacks, sweets, and some good old conversation. If you weren’t able to come by, please let us thank you for your support and patronage; we appreciate every family who spends time with us.

This and next week, we have partnered with the Food Bank of Contra Costa to do our part in feeding some of the 130,000 hungry people in the Contra Costa area. If you would like to donate, please feel free to stop by our showroom in San Ramon, or drop off your donation to one of the many donation locations in Contra Costa and Solano Counties.