One of the mistakes that many homeowners have made in the last decade is failing to consider the long-term quality, safety and lifespan of their new kitchen renovations.

In the last decade, the trend has been to sacrifice on the long-term quality, safety and lifespan of renovations for the lowest price possible. Many of those homeowners have been discovering problems with their kitchens in the last several years, causing a reversal of that trend. Those same homeowners are replacing their kitchens again, understanding the importance of long-term quality, safety and longevity.


Many of the lowest-priced cabinets used in kitchen renovations over the last 10 years have been manufactured in China, notorious in the news for cutting corners to the point where oftentimes the resulting products are unsafe to use in homes.

Stories of no quality control in the factories are familiar to homeowners.

Many factories turn out substandard wood filled with voids and patches; or wood contaminated with toxic and cancer-causing chemicals like formaldehyde, sulfur, lead and other resins, which are illegal for American manufacturers to use because they are banned by the EPA and the CARB initiative.


Oftentimes these cabinets simply start falling apart or warping after a few years because they were not produced correctly or with care. Finishes are thin and inconsistent, drawer fronts bow away from the wood underneath, and the cabinets are out-of-square and don’t fit. Hardware is made from cheap, stamped light-gauge metal and fails quickly.

Today’s trend is steering away from these cheap, unsafe cabinets and toward quality American-made cabinetry, understanding that the safety and longevity of the products are well worth it. Also, when considering the total cost of a renovation, many times the total is only 10 to 20 percent more.

CS Design Builders is a specialist in high-quality, American-made cabinetry made of sturdy plywood boxes of up to 3/4 inch thickness and environmentally friendly and safe materials. They have custom hand-made finishes and craftsmanship with exceptional care in manufacturing and assembly. This ensures your kitchen will not only be built with quality, safety and longevity, but also will be exactly what you want in look, color, design and feel.


CS Design Builders can help you design, select and build your dream kitchen unique to you, and provide you with a kitchen that is safe for your family, built with quality and warrantied for its lifetime.

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