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Entertaining Spaces – Cabinetry for the Whole House

Our client wanted an updated look for their kitchen and the adjoining entertaining spaces.  The project included the dining room, living room, powder room, and new oak floors throughout.  We used the same cabinetry through the whole house to tie the adjoining rooms together.


The kitchen features richly stained cherry cabinets in a Shaker style, St. Cecelia granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances.  The large island is a great gathering spot in the kitchen and new patio doors lead out to the deck.

Entertaining kitchen   

Dining Room:

The original plan was to remove the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room, but a thorough inspection revealed it could only be partially opened up.  Instead, a tall pantry and buffet counter add storage and serving space near the table.

Other Room Cabinetry Dining Room

Living Room

In the living room, we created a deluxe entertainment center complete with a beverage refrigerator and serving counter for drinks and appetizers.  A pullout trash bin makes it quick and easy to clean when the party wraps up.

Other Room Cabinetry Living Room

Powder Room:

The modern powder room features tile up the full height of the wall, a furniture piece vanity, and brushed nickel fittings.

Whether you entertain frequently or you just need the kitchen and the adjoining rooms to work better together, Cabinets Plus can help.  Visit our showroom to speak with a design professional about your project.

760 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL

(847) 358-0143

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Our showroom will be closed

Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st.

We will resume regular showroom hours

Monday, April 2nd at 9:00 a.m.

Palatine Small Master Bath – Before and After

Our client’s most important wish was to have a larger shower in their conservatively sized master bath.  By turning and moving the toilet, we dramatically changed the light, openness, and function of the space.


The toilet and shower compartments are cramped and break up the room.

Palatine Master Bath Before


By moving the toilet, we have given the homeowners a spacious and bright shower.  The vanity and matching medicine cabinet are stained our favorite Smokey Hills on Cherry and topped with a quartz countertop.  Timeless Florentine Carrara porcelain tile moves from the floor to the custom tiled shower base and up the shower walls.

Palatine Master Bath After

Palatine Master Bath Smokey Hills After Palatine Master Bath Shower After

To speak with a design professional about creating a bathroom retreat of your own, please visit our showroom at 706 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine.


Glenview Master Bath – Before and After

After – relaxing master bath


This tranquil master bath was created with clean lines and soothing shades of gray.

  • Classic Calacatta floor tile
  • Porchswing stain on Cherry cabinets
  • Neutral stone countertop
  • Un-obtrusive chrome faucetry, accessories, and shower door
  • Deep soaking tub


It’s All in the Details

A few subtle changes can make all the difference in the use and enjoyment of a bathroom.  First, we re-routed the heat vent from the original awkward floor location to a new vent through the toe kick space. Second, we added a seat in the shower which also provides extra elbow room without altering the original shower layout. Next, the vanity height was increased for greater ease of use and more storage.  Finally, we reduced the tub deck size and removed the step.  The result is more floor space, cleaner lines, and less of a tripping hazard.



How About Your Master Bath?

Working with a designer can help resolve your bathroom frustrations.  Visit Cabinets Plus to learn how we can help create a master bath retreat for you!

Open Kitchen Project in Palatine

Kitchen Remodel in Palatine

This chin-dropping kitchen renovation in Palatine illustrates just how dramatic removing a wall can be.  The existing dining room and kitchen each had one window.  We removed the wall between them and now both spaces benefit from the extra light and openness.  We removed the soffits to bring the cabinets right up to the ceiling.  This emphasizes the height of the room and provides more storage.  Additionally, the peninsula was replaced by a generous island. The result is an open floor plan with easy access to the kitchen from either side.


We topped Mouser cabinetry with Caesarstone quartz countertops.  The perimeter cabinets are maple, painted a soft white, while the island cabinets are cherry, stained in rich Espresso.  Brushed stainless faucets and sinks tie in with the built in stainless appliances.  Also, everything rests on new white oak flooring which runs throughout the living spaces.

Palatine Kitchen renovation

Seating at the island provides space for casual dining or chatting with the cook.  The beautiful island works hard, too, with a prep sink and microwave drawer.  There are glass front cabinets with lights on either side of the window. Under cabinet lights provide task lighting.  An updated appliance garage keeps favorite gadgets close at hand but behind doors.

Palatine Kitchen Renovation Before

Before photos with closed off kitchen.

Palatine Kitchen Rendering

3D Computer rendering illustrating the dramatic effect.

Not Sure About Taking Down Walls?

If you are considering a big change in your kitchen layout, it can be difficult to imagine how the result will look.  At Cabinets Plus, we offer detailed drawings and full color views of your new space to help. Call or visit our showroom to speak with a designer about your big ideas!



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