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Fully assembled. Install yourself or let us do it.

Manufactured in Santa Cruz, CA!

Local people, quality materials

Quality materials

Wilsonart textures and colors

Simple, affordable, easy and fast!

Since 1995

Beautiful, durable cabinets

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Cabinets for Silicon Valley and the California Central Coast

Silicon Valley Cabinets are high-quality cabinets manufactured right here in Santa Cruz, California since 1995. Our free browser design tool allows you to design a kitchen, bathroom or garage without installing software! Design and install yourself for substantial savings, or let us do it all for you. The choice is yours!

Design your own cabinets, or let us!


Use our free, easy browser-based cabinet design tool and design yourself. Or, let us design it for you. [read more]

Install yourself, or let us


Installing your own cabinets can save a lot of money but it isn't for everyone. We can help! When designing your cabinets, simple select "Installed" and we will install them for you. Same for design - do it yourself or let us help.

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.

Video: making cabinets

We have been making great cabinets in Santa Cruz, California since 1995. Watch this short video to see how we go from design to CNC machining to create perfect cabinets!




Want an attractive, durable, affordable countertop option? Check out ThinScape by Wilsonart.

We can also provide you with laminate or butcher block countertops. Quartz, stone and  Corian are also available from our stone partners. 

Fully-assembled, any size


Our advanced cloud-based cabinet design software allows you to create cabinets of any size. Nothing to buy and easy to learn. We assemble the cabinets for you and install if you choose. Click here to begin your design, or contact us and let us design for you.

Garage cabinets


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.

High-tech melamine


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.

Beautiful 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).

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. We even offer matching colors for base trim and crown moldings.

Panel processing 


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.


Design your own closets! You can even mix closets and cabinets in our custom design tool. Click here to see amazing closets in various colors, shapes and sizes. We work with Closet Magician for design and installation.

News and jobs by Silicon Valley Cabinets

Woodwork Institute: Surface Terminologies

By David Wright | February 19, 2021

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.…

Aptos kitchen designed by the homeowner – updated!

By David Wright | February 17, 2021

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!…

Garage storage bonanza!

By David Wright | February 17, 2021

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!

Kitchen design: the basics

By David Wright | February 16, 2021

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 a cabinet can tell you a lot

By David Wright | February 8, 2021

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.

Euro-style cabinets, hinges and full overlay doors

By David Wright | February 8, 2021

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)…

Flush pulls: form meets function

By David Wright | February 8, 2021

These flush pulls are great for garages and other applications where space is at a premium or protruding pulls are impractical. These are not available in the software right now but we can add them for you when we review your design together.

Drag-and-drop cabinet design!

By David Wright | February 5, 2021

This kitchen was easy to design and will provide beauty and convenience to the homeowner for generations. Thermo-fused laminate (TFL) provides the color, texture and durability to this premium kitchen. The images show the kitchen in wire-frame and rendered forms.

Point & click cabinet catalog

By David Wright | February 5, 2021

While the 3D designer is the most fun, many people just need a cabinet or two – no 3D room layout needed. With a simple point-and-click you can set the size and specs and order your cabinets quickly and easily! Read more about how it works.

ThinScape Countertops go viral

By David Wright | January 27, 2021

ThinScape countertops by Wilsonart look great and the price is hard to beat (about the same as laminate tops). Popular in Europe, now available in North America. Below are photos of recently-installed ThinScape tops in the real world. Durable, attractive and affordable – a great countertop option!