Cabinets 101

Every cabinet you’ve ever used to hide messes or gifts or dishes was designed and installed by someone passionate about his or her craft. If you’re looking at the cabinetry in your San Francisco home or business and considering completely redoing it, you’re in for an exciting adventure. The sky’s truly the limit when it comes to cabinet design, and the expert team at JV Cabinet Makers is here to give you the cabinets of your dreams.

In our last blog, we explored a few clever things you can do with your cabinets, including making a padded bench, creating built-in shelves, and creating long, space-efficient desks. However, before you get too crazy, it’s important to understand the basics of cabinetry. The storage that fits so agreeably in your bathroom, kitchen, and garage is made of carefully-innovated parts that each play an important role in the convenience you enjoy. In today’s blog, we want to take you through the parts of the average cabinet setup. There may be more than you expect!


When you want to invest in cabinets, you will generally invest in one of the following types:


These are the fastest, most convenient type of cabinet you can buy. They are built in common cabinet dimensions and will offer a limited number of colors, finishes, and door styles you can use to customize yours. We love stock cabinets when they’re high-quality because they are the quickest and most affordable way to bring your dream to life. If you have cabinets you’re hoping to keep rather than replace, we offer two services that can keep your stock cabinets looking like new: cabinet refacing and refinishing. Learn more about how we can help!


These cabinets offer buyers a hybrid experience. They come with a wider range of styles, options, and features than stock cabinets. If you choose semi-custom cabinets, you’ll enjoy choosing from a wide array of stains, paints, finishes, glazes, and specialty finishing techniques. You’ll be able to embellish your cabinets with cabinet legs and feet, crown molding, and a wide range of hardware that will give your cabinets a truly unique look. As for the interiors of the cabinets, you’ll have access to advanced features like door racks, organization inserts, and roll out shelves. These cabinets truly offer the happy medium between stock and custom!


These cabinets are exactly what they say they are: completely custom storage solutions. When you invest in custom cabinets, you get to sit down with our team and choose wood type, finishes, construction platforms, and unique modifications to suit your needs. Whether you want to keep some existing cabinets and build new ones to match or you want to start at the drawing board, we are here to ensure you get the exact cabinets of your dreams.


We hope that this review of cabinetry makes it a bit easier for you to put together your optimum plan. Whether you’re renovating, remodeling, or building a new home, we have the expertise you need. We proudly offer San Francisco the following cabinetry services:


If you want to be able to call all of the shots when it comes to your cabinets, we will be more than happy to meet with you and make your dream cabinets a reality. We use only the highest-quality materials and techniques to ensure you get cabinets that will look beautiful and last a lifetime.


If the bones of your cabinets are solid and they have already been made to fit into your home or business, there’s no reason to rip them all out when aesthetics need to change. Instead, call on our experienced team for cabinet refacing. One of our biggest passions, this thorough facelift procedure includes new cabinet doors and drawer fronts designed and finished to your specifications. We can replace worn out drawers and install special features like spice racks, Lazy Susans, and tilt-out trays. This is the perfect way to get new cabinets without paying for a new system from the ground up.

Jaime Villagrana