The multi-unit housing development puts a roof over the heads of some of the nation’s most talented professors and teaching staff while on assignments at prestigious Stanford University. Our client is in the process of remodeling units in their large development to deliver contemporary, high-end housing with high-quality products that will last. Nestled in the pricey real estate market of Palo Alto, wisely using space, providing helpful solutions for tenants, and using a welcoming color palette makes these condos a perfect place for visiting professors to call home.
Time is Everything
Timing is of the utmost importance for our customer as they typically remodel 10 units per month. With approximately 14 different unit configurations, orders consist of a large volume of custom sizes. They get everything they need for installing new kitchen cabinets that are both high quality and high quantities. Our customer values working with one vendor for all their cabinet components because they have one invoicing company. This eases job cost tracking and the consistent pricing from one supplier creates fairly fixed and dependable unit remodel costs. The reliable, quick lead time of 2-1/2 to 3 weeks delivered includes integrated finished ends on their cabinet boxes. Keeping a tight timeline and relying on dependable delivery of large volume orders in custom sizes has been imperative.
Decore-ative Specialties’ comprehensive offering is a perfect fit for this client who orders everything for a condo remodel. Orders include:
- Streamline RTA cabinet boxes,
- Doors and drawer fronts with finishing,
- Drawer boxes,
- Door and drawer hardware,
- Decorative pulls,
- Molding and accessories.
They completely gut older units, reconfigure the space, and install new Streamline cabinets. Adding large pull-out drawers provides a special upgrade not commonly offered in multi-family housing units. Large pull-out drawers are extremely helpful for maximizing space and increasing lower cabinet usability. Tall pull-outs designed for storing a trash can are also added next to the sink base, solving an inevitable space issue for their tenants. All items for each unit ship together from Decore-ative Specialties, improving job scheduling, enabling quick installation, and minimizing vacancy time.
All the Right Products
Streamline RTA (ready-to-assemble) Cabinet Boxes
Doors and Drawer Fronts
Durable dovetail drawer boxes are an excellent choice for multi-family housing that may see higher than average wear and usage.
The customer selected Gingerbread Water-based Finishing with a warm medium brown hue that is universally appealing.
|Glides and Hinges
High-quality Blum® hinges and glides assure that doors and drawers will repeated open and shut smoothly. The integrated soft-close mechanism results in less damage to the cabinet boxes, doors, and drawer fronts while reducing maintenance time for repair and replacement compared to lower quality hardware.
The Contemporary Pull perfectly accents the clean lines of the Shaker style and also adds to the timeless feel of the room, keeping the cabinetry looking fresh and appealing.
The finishing details, including crown, base, and trim molding, complete the look and ordering them finished assures a matched color that is ready for installation.
Save time for installers with everything for a cabinet project bundled together from one supplier, even the little items like shelf pins and clear bumper pads used for protecting cabinets.
Ultimately, using the comprehensive offering with all their cabinetry components delivered from Decore-ative Specialties helps this customer accomplish beautiful remodels while keeping them on schedule, providing fixed unit remodel costs, and reducing their overall vacancy time.
A key figure in the success of Decore-ative Specialties has been the leadership of Jack Lansford, Jr. in the expansion of its products and capabilities, which in turn has influenced the custom cabinet market.
Celebrating Milestones: Jose A. Reyes Retiring After 19 Years!
On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Decore-ative Specialties celebrated the retirement of Jose A. Reyes! Serving as a team member in the Specialty Wood Shop and producing the most custom components ordered, Jose began his employment in 2001 at our Irwindale, CA facility. He completed his tenure at the same location.
Celebrating Milestones: Dan Ruettgers Retiring After 24 Years!
On Friday, January 31, 2020, Decore-ative Specialties celebrated the retirement of Dan Ruettgers! Serving as a team member in the Purchasing Department, Dan began his employment in 1996 at our Irwindale, CA facility. He completed his tenure at the same location.
New Catalog and Pricing Guide!
We recently released our newest wood catalog and pricing guide! Combined with artistic photography and industrial design, our wood catalog provides over 200 pages of the most comprehensive product offering in the custom cabinet components industry.
WMIA 2016 Innovator of the Year
Decore-ative Specialties’ use of a custom CNC shaper sander has significantly increased capacity and improved production in its cabinet door making process.