Take your home’s style to the next level with custom cabinetry from River Woodcraft.

Are you cabinets looking old and worn? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We are River Woodcraft, and we are your premier source for high-quality woodworking in Doylestown. With over 50 years of experience on our side, our team has what it takes to bring your vision to life. Whether you’re looking to upgrade the cabinets in your kitchen, bathroom or any other area of your home, you’ll love the beautiful craftsmanship of our custom cabinets.

Gain the knowledge you need to find the perfect cabinets for your home.

Here at River Woodcraft, not only are we dedicated to providing you with the custom cabinets you’ve been looking for, we also want to provide you with the insider knowledge you need to make the right decisions for your home’s interior design. Your satisfaction is always our number one priority in everything we do. And, believe it or not, there can be a lot of ins and outs to the process of upgrading the cabinets in your home. To provide you with the insider-information you need, we’ll be regularly adding advice, tips and knowledge onto this page.

Are you ready to take your home’s style to the next level?

If so, it’s time to contact the experts at River Woodcraft for your custom quote!

Tips Topics

Pick A Trustworthy Kitchen Contractor – September 2017

Looking for a reliable kitchen contractor for your next renovation project? Overwhelming? No doubt. Scary? Hmmm, can be. Here are some tips to help you find the right fit:

  1. Referral. Referral. Referral. Need we say more? The best of the best come by word of mouth. Get referrals of their actual and MOST RECENT customers, and get more than one if possible. A contractor should have no problem rattling off the contact information of previous customers who can vouch for their expertise.
  2. Take the tour. Can you see up close and possibly tour a previous customer’s project (if local), so the quality of work is evident? Look, touch, open and close, and see how their project has stood the test of time.
  3. Interview. When talking to a previous customer, ask questions, like: “How was the timeliness of your project?”, “How were additional expenses and change orders handled, if any?”, “How was the communication between customer and contractor?”, “Was your contractor easy to get a hold of?”, “Was your budget taken into consideration?”, “Did you receive a project plan, or were you notified regularly of scheduling?”, “ Was the contractor and his team courteous and considerate of you and your home?”, “Did they keep a clean working environment?” Basically, the big question is, “How was your experience working with….?”
  4. Are they able to give you a temporary kitchen hook-up in the interim of your kitchen remodel? Although this is not always an easy task and most likely an extra expense, it can literally save you from being without a kitchen if you are living through an extensive remodel project. Think BBQ dinners, a sink hook-up in the laundry area, a dry bar for dishes and utensils — you get the idea.
  5. Picture it! Every good kitchen designer these days should have access to 3D design, or at least be an amazing artist, who can share with you a render or picture of your final kitchen design.

River Woodcraft is happy to provide our customers with an extensive list of happy customers who are proud to show off their projects. Call to speak with someone from our design team and schedule your free estimate today.

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Advice Topics

THE GREAT REFACE/REPLACE DEBATE – October 2017

We know you’ve been there. Sitting in your kitchen clutching warm morning coffee while your eyes heavily wonder around the room; noticing little nook and crannies… literally. Crumbs gathering between your counter and sink, dull & dated cabinets, the junk drawer that refuses to open all the way, or the dreaded deep, dark corner cabinet forcing your arm to wave in circles in hopes to “feel” for the right pot; and we mustn’t forget the “not so convenient” over the fridge cabinet, made for 6 foot Sally on a good day.  Let’s face it; The Great Reface/Replace Debate is a big undertaking.  River Woodcraft breaks it down for you here with 4 easy questions to help with your next tough kitchen debate.

 1.  How long are you planning to live in your home?

New Homeowner: If re-doing the kitchen “someday” was a deal-breaker when purchasing, then painting cabinets at this point is a very short-term investment that may have you end up spending more money in the long run as ultimately, another “face-lift” will be needed in the future.  If you have the funds, go for the full remodel and replace! Get your biggest bang for the buck. Open your kitchen up to entertaining with the most classic, good quality cabinetry you can find, so you don’t end up with trends leaving you dreading another redo in the near future.  If funds are not available, hold off, resist the urge to paint and save.  Design tricks of the trade? De-clutter, use complimentary color tones in your accessories to play off colors you inherited instead of fighting against it.

Middle of the Road (most common debate time): Staying at least another 8+ years? Your cabinets now reveal a history of wear from years prior including dog scratches, dents from kids’ toys, an old leak from under the sink or maybe your kitchen never functioned properly during entertaining. Replace! Painting means your kitchen will most likely be super outdated by time you sell and the non-investment of painting will be evident when trying to sell at a decent asking price.

Heck, I’m ready to sell!: Selling in under 5-8 years? Go ahead; you have our permission, paint! It’ll give your kitchen (and you) a good pick-me-up. Keep in mind, “just paint” may be a less expensive alternative, however, it is still very labor intensive and can be just as invasive.

2.  Are you happy with the overall layout of your kitchen? Does it appeal to open entertaining and work well with multiple chefs in the kitchen?

If not, consider replacing.

3. Do kitchen drawers and cabinets function? Solve your storage solutions?

If not, consider replacing.

4.  Is the inside of your cabinetry coming apart? Water damage under the sink? Particle board crumbling or lamination starting to peal?

If yes, consider replacing.

At River Woodcraft, we want to help you make an educated decision based off our years of professional experience and stand by the questions above when helping our customers with their debate. For more information and help on your “Great Debate”, contact us at: 267-247-5123 or email: info@RiverWoodcraft.com.

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Does Custom Cabinetry Mean High-End Prices? – July 2017

So you’re shopping for the best kitchen cabinetry supplier in your area and suddenly Google bombards you with the words “custom kitchen”, but before you think to yourself custom cabinetry must come with a high price tag; your interest is suddenly peaked and you begin instantly clicking on a gallery of kitchen images, similar to those pinned to your favorite Pinterest board.

The definition of custom simply means “made specifically for”. To have a custom made kitchen by River Woodcraft, means special attention comes to designing a kitchen around your specific needs, your taste and the functionality of your home. Are you a master chef who can never find enough room to store the latest kitchen gadget? Maybe you or a family member require cabinetry designed to be handicapped accessible, yet you don’t want it to inhibit the aesthetics of your kitchen… we can help. Have one too many Pinterest kitchen styles pinned to your board that you can’t decide on your style? Or maybe you inherited the world’s tiniest kitchen and yearn for creative space-saving storage solutions. River Woodcraft is known for problem solving even the most challenging kitchens, by designing kitchen layouts and cabinetry outside the realm of standard dimensions.

Our idea of custom means we tailor our attention to detail. It’s never about achieving the most expensive look, but how we can design and achieve the best “bang for your buck”, while delivering your dream kitchen at the same time.

So the next time you think a custom kitchen must come with a high price tag, think again, and ask yourself, “What are my kitchen challenges?” and then remember River Woodcraft has your solution.

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Home Goals Topics

Farmhouse Envy – September 2017

Have you watched so many episodes of Fixer Upper that you’re seriously thinking of moving to Waco, TX in hopes of becoming BFFs with Chip and Joanna Gaines? Dreaming their friendship would only shower you with their latest and greatest tips in farmhouse design? We hear ya! Check out this authentic, 1800s-style farmhouse we did, complete with all the trimmings, such as Real Milk Paint, hand-forged hardware, reclaimed barnwood and restoration glass. And, these are only a few of the many traditional touches we put in this all-American, country kitchen. And, oh, you’re welcome.

Contact River Woodcraft to fulfill your rustic-charm, farmhouse kitchen dreams today.

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Custom Craftsmanship Topics

Living On The Edge… Live Edge That Is – August 2017

Nothing is more unique or more natural than bringing a slice of nature into the design of your home. Slice, because that’s pretty much exactly what Live Edge is all about — a beautiful and majestic sliver of a tree. Although its natural curves lend a sleek and sexy look on their own, its generous warmth and originality warrant versatility when it comes to furniture, shelving or accent pieces in the home. To be considered natural Live Edge instead of a simple wood piece, special attention must be brought into keeping the integrity of the tree’s natural shape and texture through a refined process that can be done with nothing else but the use of crafted hands and an artisan eye. River Woodcraft proudly sources all our hardwoods locally, where careful attention is hand-picked for the right piece to fit the right project.

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