Design your own cabinets!
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Highest quality cabinets
made in Santa Cruz since 1995
Slab and shaker door styles
many colors to choose from
Full 3/4" pre-finished maple cabinet boxes
or industrial-grade white melamine box
Design in your web browser for free!
no software to download or install
Made in Santa Cruz since 1995
Silicon Valley Cabinets are high-quality cabinets manufactured right here in Santa Cruz, California since 1995. Our free browser design tool allows homeowners and contractors to design kitchens, bathrooms, garages and more without installing software! Design the kitchen of your dreams - we're always here to help. To learn more about our company, please visit our parent company Elements Manufacturing. To create a free design account, click the blue button, below.
Design yourself, or...
Let us help! Choose your cabinet box material, door front style and material, and lay them out! Get the design you want. After 3D, we re-draw and present you with shop drawings. You are welcome to visit our shop and material library but we do not have a showroom of example cabinets.
Beauty and durability are important qualities in cabinets and countertops. Choosing quality components can give a lifetime of functional millwork that always look great. Check out our cabinet specifications (materials).
Made in Santa Cruz, CA
Silicon Valley Cabinets are made right here in Santa Cruz, California. As a division of Elements Manufacturing, we have been building and installing commercial and residential cabinets since 1995. We live here, we work here and we care about our community and the success of your project. Learn more about us.
Many colors and textures
Silicon Valley Cabinets are built with quality materials and feature doors and drawer fronts by Wilsonart. Click here to see the beautiful melamine colors and textures of the Wilsonart Lujo series for your doors, drawer fronts, edges and finished ends.
Melamine has come a long way. Today's "thermo fused laminates" (TFL) melamines are durable and the colors and textures are better than many expensive laminates. And, TFL price points are much lower! Textured melamines look great, are very durable and competitively priced. Doors come in modern slab and traditional shaker styles.
What's more fun than designing good storage and work areas for the garage? Design it and install it yourself, or let us help! Get the functionality that suits your working style. We can deliver and/or install your cabinets.
We offer panel processing (aka component manufacture) for cabinet shops, closet installers and panel providers. Please visit our panel processing site to learn more about ways we can reduce your costs and simplify your next job.
News and jobs by Silicon Valley Cabinets
Feeling brave? Design your own closet! Or, let us help you with it. It’s a bit trickier than designing your own cabinets because closets share vertical uprights. This means you have to add a left, center, or right vertical, then add a shoe rack or hanging rack, then repeat. Build from left to right makes…
This beautiful kitchen was designed by the homeowner using materials not found in our design tool. This is not uncommon – the design tool is a great starting place for fast, easy, affordable jobs but sometimes you want go go big. In this case, the client chose walnut veneer with solid-surface surround countertops, a beautiful,…
This Los Altos home has a large, comfortable den that will soon double as a home office. A wall of cabinets and countertops will make for efficient storage while the opposite corner has a built-in desk and rolling “map island” (as we like to call it). The island is on wheels and has a flip-up…
Style by Emily Henderson has some fun ideas about what you can do with the space above your upper cabinets. One thing we do not recommend: taking your uppers all the way to the ceiling. One problem that can occur: if the ceiling is not perfect, cabinet doors can actually rub on the ceiling. A…
The Woodwork Institute is a national organization whose primary purpose is to ensure excellence and craftsmanship in woodwork. The WI collaborates with the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada to jointly sponsor the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards (NAAWS). Architects and millwork firms rely on this proven standard as the basis for quality architectural millwork.…
This Aptos condo needed new kitchen cabinets so the owner took things into her own hands – we’re glad she did! Her design resulted in a beautiful kitchen. How do you like that sideways tall cabinet on the end? We love it! As soon as we get photos we’ll post ’em – come back soon!…
15 feet wide, 7 tall – these tall cabinets can hold a garage full of stuff on a single wall! Not shown are the very cool flush pulls on a grey/green melamine. Garage storage has never looked so good!
In the mid-80’s, Ortho Books published a series of hardback construction books. One titled “Basic Remodeling Techniques,” published by Robert J. Dolezal, did a very good job of identifying basic design concepts that can be applied to most kitchens. Here is an excerpt you may find useful. “Arrange the various activity centers to provide the…
The back of this cabinet shows us the thickness of the box material – .75″ white melamine (aka industrial grade particle board), as well as the .5″ nailers and the cabinet back. The box can also be made of .75″ Russian plywood where the preference is for a wood interior instead of white.
European style cabinets don’t have face frames. This clean, efficient look is standard in commercial and modern residential settings. We use Blum hinges with .75″ thick doors with a full overlay (meaning the doors cover the edge of the cabinet box). A small reveal (meaning the box is visibly wider than the doors and drawers)…