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All Wood Cabinetry

All Wood Cabinetry
Shiloh All-Wood Cabinetry
The Initial Consultation

The route to obtaining an exquisitely designed kitchen starts off with a initial consultation/in-home measurement. Such a meeting takes place in your own home allowing us to gain an insight into the way you live and an understanding of what the kitchen means to you and your household. This would take approximately two hours, during which we spend time getting to know you, discussing your project, estimating and agreeing on a budget, developing a full and comprehensive brief, and recording detailed measurements with supporting photographs, all of which will assist us in producing an initial design concept. We will also require copies of your architect’s plans, if applicable.

Design Process

We will create elevations, perspectives, and floor plans. A follow-up meeting will be needed to discuss the designs and any potential modifications you would like to make. After modifications are made, we will create an estimate for cabinetry, installation, and countertops.

Getting ready

Gather a scrapbook of notes, photos, and articles that you have collected. Get together with your family and ask them for their input and wish lists. You may also want to review and complete the Kitchen Questionnaire. Come up with a budget you can live with.

Call us to make an appointment with Tammy Lee Bradley, Designer/Co-Owner at your home or in the studio.

Installation services

We provide installation services for all products purchased through the Cabinet Cottage. These services are also available for products purchased elsewhere and will be quoted on a per job basis. Tear out and disposal of your existing cabinetry and appliances also available. For clients within Florida, installations are completed by licensed and insured co-owner, Christopher Bradley. He will coordinate with the other contractors that are required to complete your project. To ensure a quality installation, a pre-installation meeting will be held at your home, with designer and installer, to discuss the details of your plan and installation schedule.

Inspiration featuring Shiloh, Crystal and Woodharbor Cabinetry

Consider Soapstone

Soapstone is a unique naturally quarried stone that is non-porous. It is becoming the gourmet’s choice for their designer/working kitchen. Famous Celebrities such as Paula Dean and Martha Stewart have soapstone countertops or cookware for their show sets or personal use. The natural soft silky feel of soapstone demands that it be touched. It naturally has a matte or honed finish so you never have to worry about finger prints or drip marks showing as you would with a high polished finish as seen on granite or marble. Soapstone cannot be “sealed” or “treated” because it is a non-porous stone. You can use any kind of cleaner or bleach on its surface and never have to fear of removing the chemical sealer like you would with granite, marble or limestone. Since you are able to use such strong cleaners it makes Soapstone a natural ‘anti-bacterial’ surface. Unlike other forms of manmade countertops, the stone will never fade with direct sunlight, nor will harsh chemicals such as Liquid Plumber or Drano “eat” the surface away. Soapstone is an amazing conductor of hot and colds. You can put hot pots and frozen objects directly onto the stone without fear of damaging it. We have found in our own personal kitchen that the stone will pull hot and cold from whatever object you place on it. It makes cooling an over hot cup of coffee and thawing frozen foods less time constraining. We believe that you will fall in love with the stone as much and if not more then we have.

SOAPSTONE FAQs

1. Does soapstone need to be sealed?

Stone sealers are meant to seal porous stones. Since soapstone is non-porous, it does not need to be sealed.

2. Why do you recommend oiling soapstone?

We recommend oiling soapstone to help the stone darken evenly, instead of in spots. The oil is not a protectant nor does the stone need to be protected.

3. What happens if you do not oil the soapstone?

The stone will naturally darken unevenly, appearing splotchy. It will appear more noticeably around the sink and countertop areas (those used more frequently). Leaving soapstone untreated, it will develop a rustic look which many clients prefer. The stone can always be oiled later on if the untreated results are not desirable.
4. What can I do to prevent the stone from darkening?

Darkening is a natural characteristic of soapstone and cannot be prevented.

5. Will my soapstone counters get scratched?

Yes they will, however most scratches can be hidden by applying mineral oil. Deep scratches, that are less likely to occur, can be sanded off with little effort and time.

6. Are some soapstones harder than others?

Yes, however, the average person cannot tell the difference. The more talc content in the soapstone, the softer it is. Since most of the soapstone sold in the US comes from the same area in Brazil, the variation of the soapstones you can find is very minimal. The way to make soapstone less prone to scratching is by leaving its surface at a coarser/less smooth finish. After testing our soapstone numerous times, we have decided to hone the soapstone up to 120 or 220 grit. Some producers prefer 80 grit, which we can also offer, but most people think it's too rough and difficult to oil.

We are pleased to be partnered with the finest soapstone fabricator in Florida.  VISIT OUR DESIGN CENTER TO LEARN MORE.