Ventura Hills Remodel

We build our cabinets to last

But some materials are more durable than others. Some cabinet materials are better suited for having small kids or pets in the house. You may want to rethink those alder cabinets with applied molding, solid panel, doors if you have toddlers running around the house licking cookie batter off of spoons. We all know those sticky fingers grasp doors and climb up drawers any way they can.

Laminate Cabinets

If you're in this situation, a laminate material might be for you. Stop thinking about the ugly cabinets in your doctor's office. Those are most likely laminate, yes, but it's not the only solution. Believe it or not, this kitchen is using laminate cabinets:

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There is plenty of warmth and charm with a well-chosen laminate

Here we are using "thermafoil" shaker style doors in a soft-white color. The thermafoil - which is a process that wraps an mdf door in a thick plastic foil, is designed for residential use and is really really durable.

The thermafoil is intended to look like a natural material, but of course combining it with the natural floors and the butcher block countertop helped tie the look together and give it a "painted" shaker look and feel.

Check out more pictures from this kitchen below.

A Classic Coastal Home in the Pierpont Ventura Neighborhood

We've been excited to share this home with you. The Ventura beach community of Pierpont is near and dear to our hearts, and this is a special installation for Native Oak. The timeline of this custom home echoes the timeline of Native Oak as a business, and we've been working with the owners from the very beginning. We decided to hire local rockstar photographer, Raya Carlisle, for the installation because we knew the photos needed to be perfect to convey the beauty, details, and the careful design that went into it.

Beauty and details - these wood shelves add a nice little touch

Making use of accessories

Our designers and owners were intimately involved in the layout and function of the kitchen, bathrooms, closets, pantry, and laundry. It was the vision of the owners that we were endeavoring to realize with our designs, and I think we were able to capture what they wanted in the end product.

It was important to the owners that the kitchen not only seamlessly integrate with the house and be beautiful, but that it is functional as well. So we carefully planned to use some of the newest kitchen cabinet accessories to maximize their space.

Making use of awkward space - this cabinet next to the range was too small to be useful, but this accessory pullout solved that

Solving a tricky corner

No one likes a dead corner. We used this pull-out to solve it.

Kitchens we have installed

Check here for some of our kitchen work, or go to nativeoak.com/blog for more

Mid-town Ventura Modern Take on 1950s Kitchen

This customer knew what she wanted and it was not from this decade. Featuring all new vintage looking Big Chill appliances in red, and inset face frame cabinets in white paint, this kitchen screams 1950s.