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15 Custom Cabinet Ideas for Your Kitchen

15 Custom Cabinet Ideas for Your Kitchen

For years, we’ve been following trends in kitchen cabinets and this year is going to be amazing! Let’s jump into our 15 ideas for improving the look and convenience of your kitchen through custom cabinetry.Create a pantry out of tall cupboards — with pull out storage...

Can I afford Custom Cabinets in the Bedroom?

Can I afford Custom Cabinets in the Bedroom?

A wonderful way of updating your master bedroom or a child’s room is to incorporate new custom cabinetry. You’ll be surprised how affordable this can be, because it won’t involve the complexity of plumbing, countertops and appliances!Our Kelowna showroom is brimming...

How To Update Your Kitchen

How To Update Your Kitchen

Are you tired of the same-old look in your kitchen? Do you want to spice things up with a new look? Perhaps this isn’t the time for the hassle and expense of a full renovation. We have great ideas and can help with a fresh new look and stress-free planning and...

2022 Trends for Your Kitchen Backsplash

2022 Trends for Your Kitchen Backsplash

When planning a new or renovated kitchen, you’ll want to make sure your beautiful cabinets work with a fabulous backsplash. What’s trending in backsplash features? We’ve asked the design experts at Kelowna’s Spectrum Cabinet Gallery to fill us in.Slab BacksplashesIf...

Would you consider bamboo kitchen cabinets?

Would you consider bamboo kitchen cabinets?

There’s a new kid in town! We want to introduce you to an environmentally friendly option for your kitchen renovation project. Bamboo cabinetry is taking the world by storm and, as experts in Okanagan cabinet design and installation, Spectrum Cabinet Gallery is here...

Trends in Cabinet Hardware

Trends in Cabinet Hardware

Design trends are constantly shifting and changing, and for cabinets and cabinet knobs and pulls, there are many choices. While it may be hard to keep track of what's what, it is essential if you want your dream kitchen, home office or closet to look its best. As we...

Consider Adding a Glass Partition

Consider Adding a Glass Partition

Glass partitions are increasingly popular rising in kitchen design. They are glass frames that create borders in the kitchen, and many modern homes are implementing them. If you are one of the many people that are currently intrigued by the idea of a glass partition...

5 tips for Designing an Amazing Walk-in Closet

5 tips for Designing an Amazing Walk-in Closet

Are you dreaming of a custom walk-in closet? We’ve got some important things to keep in mind before you speak to your cabinet designer.1. Find the right height for your top shelf.Usually this is just above eye level. In a closet, space is key. Nothing can be wasted....

Gorgeous cabinets for your home theater

Gorgeous cabinets for your home theater

If you’re thinking of adding a home theatre in your house there are some important things to consider. How big is your TV?The size of your TV is important. Theatres usually look best when they are built into cabinets, or cabinets frame the sides of the TV. Consider...

Designing a Laundry Room

Designing a Laundry Room

If you're like most people, you probably think of your laundry room as a place to just do laundry. But it doesn't have to be that way! With a little bit of thought and some creative rearranging, you can turn your laundry room into a functional and organized space. If...

Key factors to consider when designing a kitchen

Key factors to consider when designing a kitchen

We believe the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any house. When contemplating a replacement or renovation, consider how much time you spend there with loved ones, making meals or snacks, studying, or socializing. In most households, a family starts their...

When Should I Consider Modern Cabinets?

When Should I Consider Modern Cabinets?

In times past, the kitchen was not really a consideration when designing houses. The grand old houses with awe-inspiring columns and majestic arches didn't really have kitchens that kept up with the style of the rest of the house. These were places that were rarely...

To Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinet.. Or Replace?

To Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinet.. Or Replace?

Think for a second… you want a new look for your kitchen cabinets. You've thought it through, and it makes sense. You need a new colour and a new style so that your home can look renovated. Or perhaps you are thinking of selling. What would you consider doing: repaint...

Using Ultraviolet in Your Bedroom Décor

Using Ultraviolet in Your Bedroom Décor

What are the colors you see lately in homes? Marine blue, gray, farmhouse white, chocolate brown. Quite different colors than we all grew up with. But they have something in common, which is that they are mostly calm and subdued.But we love breaking conventions as...

How To Select Cabinet Hardware

How To Select Cabinet Hardware

When designing a new home or renovating, there are SO many decisions -some big, some small. The big decisions may not be easily noticed, such as ceiling height, closet space, or plumbing and heating systems. Often it is the small details that your guests will admire –...

Colour Complements – Colour Series

Colour Complements – Colour Series

Get out of the ordinary with new colour complements to brighten your custom cabinets. What are colour complements? This year, warmer tones continue to trend in kitchen cabinet designs, including autumnal oranges, complemented with beige and aqua. Complements are...

Top five reasons to consider a kitchen renovation

Top five reasons to consider a kitchen renovation

Your kitchen is probably the place you spend most time in your home! Especially during COVID… It can become outdated as your family and activities change, and so you are considering renovation. Some kitchens might require a complete remodel, while others are hugely...

Wondering how to choose a kitchen countertop?

Wondering how to choose a kitchen countertop?

Your kitchen countertop is where the action happens – whether it’s prep, cooking or serving. For this reason, it’s a critical choice when planning a functional kitchen. It adds huge appeal to any home, comes in a variety of materials, and should be selected carefully....

What is ergonomic cabinet design?

What is ergonomic cabinet design?

We all spend a lot of time in our kitchens and offices. Kitchens can be a crowded place for families during food preparation, or during parties. Offices tend to be smaller and need to be well organized. To reduce the amount of time spent, these rooms need to be...

New ways and styles for remodelling your cabinets

New ways and styles for remodelling your cabinets

Cabinet designs today are not only for storage but also add style and personality to any room. Your choices are highly subjective, but we always like to mention trends in 2021 you might not be aware of. If it is time to remodel and or install cabinetry from scratch...

What to look for when remodelling your home office

What to look for when remodelling your home office

Traditionally our homes were the place to relax after work, and the office the place to spend long working days. Now both places have merged. With COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, work-from-home has become the new norm, and it is likely to stay awhile. With that said,...

Planning and Preparation for New Kitchen Cabinets

Planning and Preparation for New Kitchen Cabinets

A Step-By-Step Guide to Planning New Kitchen CabinetsWhen planning and preparing for your new kitchen renovation, cabinets are a main feature for consideration. We like to ask our (happy) customers about time frames. An open discussion of how long your renovation will...

Designing A Private Wine Cellar

Designing A Private Wine Cellar

We have over 930 wineries in the Sunny Okanagan Valley, with 80 grape varieties harvested for the production of our award-winning wines. With so much opportunity to test and purchase world class wine right in our back yard, it makes sense to add a custom wine room for...

Spring Colours – Colour Series

Spring Colours – Colour Series

Spring Into Spring With Light, Bright ColoursMany of us are planning Easter dinners to share with family or those within our safe bubbles, where we can gather in the kitchen – the heart of a home – for good food and companionship. We design kitchens for a cozy,...

Thinking of building a home bar?

Thinking of building a home bar?

What type of bar do you want to build?A bookcase bar? Replace books for booze or keep a mixture of both. Add a countertop, some cabinets with ambient LED light, library stools and you’re set. Now it’s time to chill out, and sip your fav Okanagan white and read Jane...

Moody Blues – Colour Series

Moody Blues – Colour Series

This year, blue is trending, not only for kitchens, but other rooms in the house as well. Psychologically, blue colours and shades create a calming effect, often described as peaceful, tranquil and orderly. Blue Kitchen CabinetsBlues act as near-neutrals alongside...

How to Plan Your Walk-In Closet

How to Plan Your Walk-In Closet

Make the Most of a Small SpaceWell designed walk-ins take remove clutter and create usable space for everyday living. Although small, your closet is your go-to every day as you decide what to wear, process laundry and store seasonal clothing for easy access. Well...

Designing Your Kitchen For Light

Designing Your Kitchen For Light

Lighting is an essential part of planning for your new kitchen, bathroom, or other rooms in the house. Of course, some rooms like bedrooms and pantries are best left in the dark for rest and proper storage purposes, but ultimately, most of our active time is spent in...