DIY: How to Build Sink Storage

Yes!! Finally! Thank you storage gods for creating an amazing storage solution. Yes, it is true! You can have organization under your sink. Yippe!

Special thanks to our friends at The Family Handyman, for this amazing tutorial.

Why should you follow this tutorial? Because:

  •  It is a simple weekend project
  • No major construction tools needed
  • Variations included for better fit in your own home
  • Cost: $50-$100

For exact instructions, visit our friends at The Family Handyman

Weekend DIY project: Under-Sink storage


If you are interested in a consultation for your design and build home remodel please call us at #516-775-8696.

* DJ’s Home Improvements is an award-winning design and build remodeling company. Vita and Jerry have been staples of the Franklin Square community for 30 years. As homeowners and business owners for over 21 years in Franklin Square, we are also members of the Franklin Square Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, Sons of Italy, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, plus the National Kitchen and Bath Association and awarded Big50 in Remodeling. In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 we have received the Contractor of the Year awards. Visit us at

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A Beginner’s Guide to Updating Your Kitchen – Cabinetry Style 02

Continued from : “A Beginner’s Guide to Updating Your Kitchen – Cabinetry Style 01”

First of all, Everyone, Happy Holidays! Best wishes to you and all of your friends and family!

Now that we have discussed some of the steps in designing your kitchen and choosing a direction in your style of cabinetry, let’s take a look at some of the cabinet finishes you will be deciding on.

We are using examples from the Kraftmaid cabinetry line, a line I use often for its beauty, durability and affordability.

Line of Kraftmaid cabinetry

* Please click on the names to see an example

Stained Finishes – enhances the inherent beauty of each wood type

Highlighted Finishes – a base stain hand-rubbed for maximum absorption

Glazed Finishes – a base stain is applied and then a coat of glaze, emphasizes subtle variation in color

Antique Glazed Finishes – for an heirloom look

Burnished Finishes – creates the warm traditional look of fine furniture

Painted Finishes – heavily pigmented for beautiful color

Vintage Finishes – labor-intensive finish process creates the heirloom look, distressed and over-sanded

Thermofoil – for flawless silky smooth surfaces

These are just some finishes, but there are also many other things to consider in selecting your new cabinetry. To see some of our completed projects using some of these cabinetry finishes, please visit our kitchens portfolio on

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A Beginner’s Guide to Updating Your Kitchen – Cabinetry Style 01

Cabinet manufacturers have an extensive offering of styles, finishes, storage solutions and decorative enhancements, so you can personalize your living space with the perfect combination of cabinetry details. There are many ways to begin your journey.

Steps to Your New Cabinetry:

Inspiration (Find Your Style)

Selection (Explore Your Options and Discuss with your Designer)

Request (Your Designer Orders a Finish and Door Sample)

Design and Order (Your Designer Presents Your Newly Created Space)

Installation – the Designer Oversees (Enjoy Your New Cabinetry Design)

Planning Your Design

Creating a personalized living space takes careful planning. Choosing your own unique combination of features, from the door style to the finish to decorative hardware and enhancements, will bring your own personal style to life. Make sure your designer orders finish and door samples to help finalize your selection.

You may be inspired to choose a finish color first, or perhaps you’ll gravitate toward a certain door style from the very beginning. Just follow your instinct and use the following information to create your own path. With so many choices, you can design a living space that’s so personal, it could only belong to you.

Cabinetry Options To Look For…

There are beautiful options for just about everyone. Enjoy the journey of creating an attractive living space you are proud to call your own.

Standard Cabinetry Features:

– Full-depth shelves provide 25% more usable storage space per cabinet than half-depth shelves.

– Sturdy ¾” thick shelves are adjustable for maximum storage capacity

– Special Permaset™ bumpers cushion doors for a quiet close

– Concealed hinges are adjustable six ways for optimum door alignment

– Round face frames duplicate the appearance of fine furniture and keep hands scrape-free

– Cabinet boxes feature I-beam braces or corner blocks for stability and strength

– The 14-step fine furniture finish process brings out the innate beauty of the wood

Standard Drawer Features:

Full-extension, self-closing drawer buffer system provides easy access to contents and closes drawers quietly

All-wood drawer boxes with dovetail construction provide strength and durability

cabinetry style 101

Greater clearance between the drawer box and cabinet frame enables storage of larger items


Before you begin the selection process, I recommend finding your personal style with the help of your designer.

What’s Your Style? …

Contemporary: Sleek, modern, sophisticated
Classically Traditional: Authentic, refined, time-honored
Natural and Warm: Informal, inviting, Cozy
Luxe transitional: Distinct, stylish, striking
Light and Timeless: Simple, streamlined, functional

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