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Carefree Kitchens & Lighting understands the value your kitchen adds to your home. Carefree offers quality products, great service and competitive pricing, making Carefree Kitchens and Lighting the clear choice for your kitchen.

If custom work is what you’re looking for, we will customize any cabinet to your satisfaction, providing virtually any cabinet color you want and any door style you can think of.  Our wide range of kitchen product is designed to suit every need; from well-priced basic cabinets to high-end custom cabinetry.

Here are some of the details that ensure high quality and great service:
• All of our cabinet doors are made in-house, not contracted out. This ensures the product is always available.
• All of our boxes are constructed with fluted dowels, not conformant screws.
• All of our cabinet interiors are made with a top door grade melamine as standard and can go to matching veneer or solid wood if desired
• Solid wood, dove-tail drawer boxes are available as well as many other styles

Contact our sales team today and ask for a FREE computerized kitchen design service (a minimum $300.00 value)!

Click on the image beside to see some of our many Door Styles, Color Options, Wood Species and New non-wood Door Options we offer to Personalize your New Kitchen. We can also offer to do ANY color of door style you want and any amount of customization.

Kitchen Craft
A few products from our immense catalog

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What are the differences between the woods used for cabinets?

Maple has always been favored for its delicate color, fine grain and extreme hardness. This plentiful, fast growing tree fills many forests. Its distinctive leaf and fabulous fall color combine to make it one of our best known treesibus leo.

The irresistible blush of cherry creates the quintessential “woody” tone that so many people love in furniture. This smooth, even-grained hardwood takes stains from natural to Bordeaux beautifully. Part of cherry’s charm is that it ages with exposure to sunlight, becoming darker and redder.

Gently swaying in western breezes, alder fills the mountains with bright green and, in autumn, bright yellow. Sometimes called “the poor man’s cherry,” rustic alder has cherry’s warm, reddish glow as well as several advantages all its own, including knots. This lovely hardwood is fast becoming a cabinetry favorite.

“Strong as an oak” is one good reason cabinetmakers and families have long relied on oak. An exceptionally hard wood, oak has a distinctive grain that stains well. Clear finishes are enlivened by the wood’s natural color variations.

An all-wood substrate, MDF is used for painted and thermo-foil finishes. It provides unequaled smoothness and stability, characteristics that are perfect for these finishes.

5/8″ melamine is constructed by a sophisticated process that eliminates the possibility of delamination.

FREE CONSULTATION

Would you like to get more space out of your kitchen than you thought possible?

Our professional kitchen staff can do a free computerized planning session with you to meet all your needs and even fit in some of the things on your “wish list”.  Our state-of-the-art system allows us to take your room measurements and precisely fits the optimum amount of cabinetry.  Add ceiling-high cupboards, back-splash lighting, or a number of other options and right in our office you can view a 3D rendering of your kitchen’s full potential.  Call us or come in today.

Kitchen Tips
  1. Before you begin your renovation, decide what problems you want to solve and what features you would like to incorporate in your renovation.
  2. Before you begin your renovation, determine the look you would like to have, perhaps contemporary, country, or high tech.  To assist you in determining your specific look, find photos or magazine articles of kitchens you like.
  3. To properly design your kitchen the designer requires precise details of any planned changes that will affect the cabinet layout, such as the replacement or relocation of windows, plumbing, heating, electrical and appliances.
  4. The type of floor covering you choose may affect the design of your kitchen.  Hardwood and tile may be up to an inch thick, which could be significant in the design of your kitchen.  Ensure to discuss the type of flooring with your design expert at Carefree Kitchens and Lighting.
  5. When preparing for the installer; ensure the old cabinets are removed prior to the arrival of the new cabinets.  If we are removing the existing cabinets, then all items must be removed from the cabinets and countertops before the installer arrives.
  6. If you plan to reuse or sell the old cabinets keep in mind that cabinets that are built in place or in large sections may not be removable without considerable disassembly and damage.  If you plan on keeping the existing cabinets, ensure you have discussed this with your sales rep before the final quote..
  7. Old floor covering should be removed and new sub floor installed prior to cabinet installation.  Vinyl floor covering or prefinished hardwood flooring should not be installed until after the cabinet and countertop installation.
  8. Unfinished hardwood flooring can be installed before the cabinets but should not be sanded or finished.
  9. Modifications to plumbing and electrical lines must be completed before the cabinets are installed.  Existing plumbing should be capped 4”-5” from the wall.
  10. As with all wood products, avoid excessive moisture on your wood cabinets.  Simply wipe with a clean, damp cloth.  Wipe dry immediately with a dry, soft cloth.  We recommend that you use a 100% cotton cloth.  This process may be done as often as needed.It is recommended that you complete a small area at a time so that any moisture from the damp cloth will not sit on wood for an extended period of time.  For best results, wipe in the direction of the wood grain, rather than in a circular motion.
  11. Avoid using products containing ammonia, bleach, wax, or silicone.  The use of these products may damage the finish on your wood cabinets.
  12. Wood has a tendency to expand during humid seasons (spring & summer) and contract during dry, cold seasons (fall & winter).  Ideal humidity levels are 40%-50%, which should be maintained through the year.
  13. Self-cleaning appliances create a great deal of heat during the cleaning process.  Since there is a chance that some of this heat may escape through seals or gaskets, we recommend you either pull your oven out approximately eight inches, or remove doors and drawers that are directly beside the appliance while the self cleaning feature is in use.