Blog & News

  • Selecting cabinetry doesn’t have to be difficult!

    Selecting cabinetry doesn’t have to be difficult! We are now half way through the year and summer is upon us. The trend that we are seeing is that many homeowners are choosing to stay in their current home and remodel. … Continue reading

  • Remodeling Hot Spots

    Friday, November 11, 2011 Our Triangle area is becoming one of the remodeling hot spots in the country as new house inventories shrink. Many of the homeowners who might have wanted to leave their houses and trade up are staying … Continue reading

  • Hot Summer News!

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 New Staff-Custom Colors-Furniture Vanities-LG Studio & DCS Appliances. Staff Additions As some of you may be aware, we have added new sales designers to our staff. Kelly, Kevin and John have now had time to settle … Continue reading

  • The State of Business

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011   We are now officially in the summer heat! While many areas of the country are suffering in the new construction and remodeling sectors, our Raleigh triangle market is having a small rebound! While we are seeing … Continue reading

  • Bathroom Furniture Vanities

    Monday, May 23, 2011 Cool new furniture vanities on the showroom floor this week, we have styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. Stop by and check us out! Just because you don’t see on the floor, it does not mean … Continue reading

  • Remodeling

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Remodeling in our Raleigh Triangle market has steadily increased month after month for the past 6 months. Recently our market was named one of the top remodeling markets in the country. Kitchens and Bathrooms are the … Continue reading

  • New Offerings For Our Remodel Customers

    Friday, April 01, 2011 We all are aware of the tightening of credit for consumers. Credit cards, lines of credit, home equity loans, mortgages and on and on. Many of us who would like to remodel cannot when we want … Continue reading

  • A Thank You Note

    Friday, March 04, 2011 Dear Cliff, I’m writing to you as a very satisfied customer of 1stOur family did a major renovation which included a new kitchen and new bathrooms.  We had planned for custom cabinetry, but when the quote … Continue reading

  • Excitement is in the air! Part 2

    Friday, February 18, 2011  New Product Lines We have added two new cabinetry lines: Norcraft Cabinetry and Shiloh Cabinetry. This will help broaden our offerings in the popular priced and transitionally priced cabinetry lines. We have also added LG Appliances to … Continue reading

  • Excitement is in the air! Part 1

    Friday, February 18, 2011 Here at 1st Choice Cabinetry, we have several new exciting things to discuss in this issue. New General Manager January was an eventful month with lots of positive changes! We are proud to announce Adrian Carroll has become … Continue reading

  • Exciting News!

    Thursday, February 03, 2011 January has been an exciting month at 1st Choice Cabinetry with lots of change and new developments. We are proud to announce that Adrian Carroll has become our new General Manager. Also we have hired three … Continue reading

  • Cabinetry Islands

    Thursday, December 16, 2010 We are now in the “new normal” with regards to how we live at home, how we shop, how we communicate, and how we spend our time away from work. Kitchens are the focus of family … Continue reading

  • Our new Wellborn Cabinet Display!

    Thursday, December 16, 2010 We have ordered and are in the process of installing a new line from Wellborn Cabinets. This line is custom with regards to box dimensions, and uses premium all wood ¾” plywood box construction. Our display … Continue reading

  • What’s in store for 2011

    Thursday, January 13, 2011 Homeowners are projected to stay put in their existing homes due to credit tightening and a weak job market. This will result in more remodeling in our market going forward. Remodeling kitchens and baths will be … Continue reading

  • December 2010 Newsletter Part 3

    December 2010 Newsletter Part 3 Friday, December 03, 2010 Sales Position 1st Choice is seeking to fill a new sales position which will focus on remodel contractors in our market area. This individual will further illustrate our commitment to this … Continue reading

  • December 2010 Newsletter Part 2

    Friday, December 03, 2010 Appliances Appliances are also in our bag of goodies here at 1st Choice Cabinetry. In the new Wellborn display, we will be showing all new Fisher & Paykel appliances. DCS appliances are already featured in another … Continue reading

  • December 2010 Newsletter Part 1

    Friday, December 03, 2010 More Good News! Fall is a busy time for everyone. Here at 1st Choice Cabinetry, we have several more new things in the works to discuss in this issue. Wellborn Display First on our list is … Continue reading

  • 1st Choice Cabinetry is hiring!

    Monday, November 15, 2010 1st Choice Cabinetry will be hiring a person to engage and sell to remodel contractors in our market area. The skills and attributes we are looking for include strong communication and sales skills, excellent people skills, … Continue reading

  • Green building best practices

    Monday, November 15, 2010 Green is a word and color that has many shades and meanings! Green for the home building and remodeling industry is here to stay. Our government and the consumer are wanting green products and services to … Continue reading

  • Employee Spotlight

    Friday, October 22, 2010 We like to recognize our employees because they make us who we are. This month we are especially proud to present Kristin Johnson, who recently earned her Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer certification. Kristin has been a designer with 1stChoice Cabinetry … Continue reading

  • Fall Newsletter

    Friday, October 22, 2010 In this month’s issue we are continuing the updates we began in our last newsletter, so please share it with anyone you feel that may benefit from the following information! Kabinart Did you know 1stChoice Cabinetry … Continue reading

  • What materials are available for countertops?

    Thursday, October 21, 2010 Countertops are usually replaced when cabinetry is replaced. There are many alternatives available today for the consumer to choose from. Granite, engineered quartz, solid surface, soapstone, quartz, wood, laminate, stainless steel, marble, copper, etc. are countertop … Continue reading

  • Bundling Products

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Saving money on your cabinetry purchase can be achieved in many ways, but one of the best ways is to find a dealer that has a broad range of cabinetry lines and products, and buys them … Continue reading

  • Remodeling your house

    In this recessionary environment that we find ourselves in we are seeing more and more people considering remodeling areas of their homes to improve the quality of their lives. There are so many things to consider in one’s remodeling budget … Continue reading

  • Style Reports

    Friday, January 29, 2010 The NKBA conducted a survey of members who designed residential kitchens or bathrooms during the last quarter of 2009 to determine style trends in the market. The survey confirmed some already apparent design trends currently in … Continue reading

  • Hardware Sale

    Monday, January 18, 2010 Spring Cleaning came early! We are cleaning up the warehouse and have a lot of overstock hardware,please come in and check it out, it’s a deal that’s hard to pass up. Hardware ranges from $1 to $2.50Offer … Continue reading

  • Organizing Spaces

    Thursday, August 19, 2010 Organizing spaces is something that most of us need to do and want to do, but just do not know how to do. This process of organization requires much thought about how we live or want … Continue reading

  • Space and Storage Utilization Don’t Necessarily Go Hand In Hand

    Monday, August 09, 2010 Cabinetry is usually associated with door styles, wood types and finishes, but what is most important to many is space utilization and storage functionality. Storage options are a function of user preference and need, and should … Continue reading

  • Islands

    Wednesday, July 07, 2010 As time goes on kitchen design has progressed to a point that we are no longer just designing for a cooking area, but for a family lifestyle. Islands have become an integral part of most kitchens … Continue reading

  • Living Spaces

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Most of our lifestyles have changed over the past several years. Casual lifestyle is here to stay. Whether it be in the workplace or at home our focus seems to be trending towards a less formal … Continue reading

  • Appliances

    Monday, June 14, 2010 Most of us who have appliances think that they will last forever and get used to using them as we can on a daily basis. We don’t think about replacing appliances unless they stop working or … Continue reading

  • Aging in Place

    Tuesday, June 01, 2010 The Baby Boomer generation is either in retirement or nearing retirement, and many of these families are taking care of their parents rather than putting them in assisted living environments. Many of these baby boomers are … Continue reading

  • Kitchen Design

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 How many of us would like to change something in our kitchen or bathroom that would make it easier for us to use the space for the intended use? There are lots of options with cabinetry … Continue reading

  • Tips for some value added features in your kitchen!

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 Many of us who use our kitchens daily will benefit from some of the space saving, organizing and special features that are available in today’s cabinetry. Many of these can be retrofitted to older cabinetry with … Continue reading

  • Work areas in the kitchen

    Monday, May 10, 2010 Many of us are familiar with the concept of a work triangle in the kitchen. This has been a tried and true formula in the past for where appliances, work areas and the like have been … Continue reading

  • What does being Green mean?

    Monday, April 26, 2010 It depends on which shade of green that you are referring to! Just like the color Green of which there are many shades, being Green also has many different variations. Being Green doesn’t have to cost … Continue reading

  • New in this week!

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 The Compton Walnut Cottage Vanity. This is a 60” double bowl bath vanity with two under mount sinks, a black granite top and a drawer stack in the center with four drawers and additional surprise drawer … Continue reading

  • The Benefits of Investing in a new kitchen or bath

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Investing in new kitchen or bath cabinetry for your home can accomplish two important objectives for the homeowner. First a newly remodeled kitchen or bath will allow the homeowner to take advantage of the latest design … Continue reading

  • March Madness

    Thursday, April 01, 2010 1st Choice Cabinetry has enjoyed a fabulous March by achieving our third month of successive sales increases. We now have two new displays of our Legacy Cabinetry, one in the “builder grade” Advantage Series, and one … Continue reading

  • Spring is here!

    Thursday, April 01, 2010 Spring has sprung people! The showroom is buzzing like a bee hive with activity and we couldn’t be happier! Our new Legacy display is almost finished so come in and check it out, now we can … Continue reading

  • 10% off of cabinets, closets and interior design.

    Monday, March 15, 2010 Is your kitchen looking tired? Is it hard to find the things you need in your closet? Is it a chore to get ready in the mornings in your bathroom? Let us help. We have a … Continue reading

  • An Age Old Problem

    Thursday, February 25, 2010 With the Baby Boomer generation remaining active in the marketplace, the idea of “aging with dignity” has become increasingly important. The preference is not to visibly make concessions to getting older with specialized fixtures and settings; … Continue reading

  • Residential remodeling is poised for a recovery

    Thursday, February 18, 2010 starting after this year’s first quarter, according to economists speaking at last month’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. While remodelers will still encounter some reluctance from their prospective customers who have been rattled by financial … Continue reading

  • Wellborn finish update

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009 A new finish named Spiceberry is being added to the Maple lineup. Spiceberry is an addition to the Select Series and is a Standard Finish with rich reddish brown tones; this is a great new addition!

  • New Door style from Wellborn

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009 NEW! Barcelona Oak from Wellborn. This is a slab door with horizontal graining, great for those who love the strong grain of oak but whose style is a little more modern. This door is available in … Continue reading

  • Wellborn Estate Collection update

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009 Wellborn has added Character Cherry, Character Maple, Oak and Hickory on all Inset Door Styles! WOW!

  • Kabinart introduces a new contemporary door

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Kabinart has a new Manhatten door, it’s a slab! Go and check out the pictures in the Kabinart Gallery from one of our installs designed by Debra Foglesong. If your looking for something other than traditional, … Continue reading

  • Showroom update!

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 New Wellborn displays almost complete!  The showroom is looking much improved with all the new Wellborn door styles and colors now on display.Visit our Facebook page and look at the photos of the showroom progress, and … Continue reading

  • New Appliances

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Check out our new Refrigerator drawer from Fisher Paykel. This thing is COOL! It can be a refrigerator, a freezer, a wine bottle chiller or a vegetable chiller with just the touch of a button. Also, check … Continue reading