Kitchen Cabinets & Granite Countertops Des Plaines IL – Cabinets City


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The City od Des Plaines  locates next to O’Hare International Airport in Cook County, and a suburb of Chicago. It covers 14.42 square miles, and has a population of 58,947 as of 2014. The population as of 2015 is predominantly white (63.3%), Hispanic (18.7%), and Asian (14.8).

This area through which runs what is now called the Des Plaines River was home to three Native American tribes. The Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Chippewa before settlers from the eastern US came in 1833 as a result of the Treaty of Chicago. After them came the immigrants from Germany.

In the 1850s, the Illinois and Wisconsin Land Company bought railroad line to run from Janesville, Wisconsin to Chicago. The first stop of the Illinois and Wisconsin Railroad in the area occurred in 1854. This signaled the beginning of the business development in the area. Although it really took off after World War II and the construction of the Chicago-O’Hare International Airport.

Des Plaines became a village in 1873, and a city in 1925, with nearby village Riverview annexed in the process. Orchard Place annexed as well in 1956, among other areas.

Things to Do Around Des Plaines

If you love knowing about history of food.You will be interested to know that Des Plaines is the site of Illinois’ McDonald’s First Store Museum. When you stroll in, the first thing you will learn is that it isn’t actually the first McDonald’s store. However, it is the first franchise, and it embodied the concept of fast food by American businessman Ray Kroc, who was primarily the driving force behind enormous success of the franchise. If you are expecting a statue of Ronald McDonald to be prominently displayed, you would be disappointed. The original mascot was “Speedee,” a round-faced chef that epitomized “fast food.”

If shoes are more your deal, you might want to head on over to the Square Deal Shoe Store. While it is certainly a place where you can buy shoes, the unique thing about it is its mini museum of antique shoes, which date back to the 1900s. You will also find the size 26 shoes worn by the tallest man in the world Robert Pershing Wadlow . If you feel like taking a peek at your foot bones. You can try the Simplex shoe fitting fluoroscope, which became illegal in the 1970s.

More is better

The clients love their Des Plaines townhouse. It recently renovated, so they had all the bells and whistles: hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. However, they wanted an open-space layout to expand their 12×10 kitchen and adequate cabinets. It would require removing the cabinets separating it from the dining room, which would mean less storage space. We were asked to come in and design a layout where the available space will use to maximize storage space.


We brought designer to inspect the existing cabinets and consult with the client about what they wanted to happen. The kitchen was in an L-shape layout if the interior wall was removed. Cabinets did not go all the way to the ceiling, which was a waste of space.Also poor quality and should be replace. The designer proposed to tear down cabinets and replace them with upper cabinets that went all the way to the ceiling. Drawers for the base cabinets, and side and end cabinets for both the upper and lower. Pull-out pantry space on either side of the refrigerator. She made sketch of the proposed layout to show the clients the storage space it would create. The clients were more than inclined to agree, but wanted to see the 3D model before making a decision.

Our designer created the 3D modeling of her proposed layout, and sent it to the clients for approval. They agreed that it seemed like a winner, so we went back with our catalogues to help them pick out the cabinet styles before giving them a quote. Chose a stylish Cortland maple with full overlay and slab drawers in cider finish from Schrock cabinetry. We agreed on a price, and we ordered the cabinets. It would take up to 8 weeks for delivery for the custom pieces.


We followed up with Schrock periodically to speed up delivery. Finally, they came through six weeks later. We used the design made by our staff designer as a checklist for the different pieces, and inspected each one for any damage or defect. Missing two soft-close hinges, but the Schrock representative was able to send it over the next day. Then we delivered the cabinets to the clients, who were overjoyed to finally get the renovation done.

Post Installation

The cabinets fully installed in two days, and the soft-close mechanisms duly adjusted. We called the clients to get their feedback on the Schrock cabinetry, and they were very happy with the look and quality. They also reported that they now had a place for everything, and  kitchen looked much more welcoming and organized.

More options for you

We supply our clients with a large number of choices, from ready-to-assemble cabinets for the standard kitchen, to custom cabinets for irregularly shaped spaces from the top cabinet makers in the country. We firmly believe that more options increases the likelihood of giving clients exactly what they need.

Contact Cabinets City for all your kitchen cabinet and storage needs. We will take care of you.

Bayram Gulsen

Bayram Gulsen is the owner of Cabinets City. He always had this passion to redefine cabinetry to be at its best along with his dedicated team and the author of Cabinets City blog: You can find Bayram on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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