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Bring Your Cabinet Door Samples Home – Dennis Serge

Dennis Serge, Designer at Kitchen Views in Mansfield, MA

Regardless of which cabinet manufacturer you choose to supply your new kitchen, one of the most important decisions you will make during the design process at Kitchen Views is choosing the door style and finish color for your new kitchen. Here is a very helpful hint. Once you have made your selection, arrange to sign out a sample door in the style and color you have chosen and take it home with you. Showroom lighting can be dramatic and varied and is not always similar to that of a normal residence.

Sometimes a finish color may not look the same in the showroom as it does at home. So, bring that sample home for a few days so that you can look at it carefully on a sunny day, a cloudy day, and at night when the lights are on. This way you can be certain you will be satisfied with the color once your new cabinets are installed. Every so often, I have had a customer come back and tell me that the sample looked “different” when they got it home, and, in a few instances, I have had clients change their color selection as a result. As the old saying goes, “better safe than sorry”.

Dennis Serge, Showroom Manager
Kitchen Views at National Lumber
71 Maple Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
Tel.: 508-339-8020  Ext. 5617
Fax: 508-261-6426

5 More Tips to Help in Your Kitchen Design Journey

Previously, we had listed 10 tips to make your kitchen design journey as smooth as possible. Here are five more tips.

Stay organized. Use a large binder with folders to keep track of paperwork, floor plans, product specifications, etc. In one section, collect photos and clippings illustrating your ideas and taste. In another keep samples, color chips, etc. This type of organization helps keep the final vision for the kitchen stay in focus.

Create a realistic time frame for the project. Many skilled professionals are required in any kitchen remodel. As part of their written estimates, you should be aware of the expected lead times. Custom cabinetry and countertops can especially require a lot of lead time.

Project yourself into the future and plan accordingly. If you plan to have this kitchen a long time, go wild and personalize the space. If you plan to sell in the near future, remain consistent with the values in the neighborhood and select a style with broad appeal. This can include planning display space in your kitchen for your favorite objects, as well as some artwork.

Bring home all samples and view them in the space. It’s especially important to be aware of differences during day and night. Sunlight and artificial light dramatically change color and texture.

Cabinet Door Samples Available at Kitchen Views, Warwick, RI

Use your senses. See, touch, feel, and smell everything prior to purchasing. Don’t choose solely from a catalog or the internet because you may feel differently when you see the item in person.

For more tips and design inspiration, visit the Kitchen Views website at

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