Last November we installed Crown Point frameless cabinets and glass doors in one of the houses we were working on. They feature some innovative toes kicks and continuous horizontal trim pieces.
The kitchen cabinets in the ProHOME are manufactured by Crown Point Cabinetry out of Claremont, N.H. It was nice to work with a company only 10 minutes from our office.
The cabinet style of choice was “Barnstead,” a naturally finished, frameless 3/4-in. Douglas fir construction. They look very sharp now that they are installed, especially with the soapstone tops and gray-toned flooring as accents.
Installing Crown Point cabinets is a little different than we are used to. As one example, the toe kick is not built into the base cabinets. Instead, adjustable feet are screwed to the underside and then can be used to level the cabinet. The toe kick trim piece then snaps on to the leg of the adjustable feet. While different, it was nice to be able to run the laminate flooring underneath the toe kick space to allow for more expansion and contraction than we normally can. With fixed toe kicks, the laminate flooring needs to be cut pretty tight because the trim piece is typically only 1/8-in. thick.
Here are some more examples of cabinets from Crown Point Cabinetry. http://www.crown-point.com/