Norfolk Kitchen & Bath | Family Owned Since 1934

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Designer Kitchen Cabinets

Most kitchen cabinets come in a standard set of sizes & finishes. However, our Designer kitchen cabinets have the ability to be sized & configured specifically for your space, fitting all the little nooks and crannies. As a result, custom cabinets allow you to make the most out of every inch of space, and maximize that space with hundreds of different cabinet storage upgrades available. It’s more than just a new kitchen – it’s a kitchen that’s customized to your space, your needs & your style. Check out some of our recently completed custom kitchen projects in our Inspiration Gallery!

At Norfolk, we pride ourselves on offering affordable, customized kitchen cabinet options for your home. Our Designer tier cabinets are made in America, with all-wood construction, a variety of door style options, and the highest-quality finishing process. Best of all, each cabinet comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, so you can shop for your dream kitchen with confidence.

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Designer Cabinet Construction Options:

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Framed Overlay

Door & drawer headers are in front of the cabinet’s face frame, and are slightly larger than the cabinet opening so that they overlay the frame. Framed cabinets are also the most common cabinet construction in today’s kitchens. Partial or full-overlay options are available, depending on the door style you choose.

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Doors & drawer headers are fitted inside of the cabinet face frame. Popular because of the “built-in” look, inset cabinets usually require a higher level of precision and craftsmanship, which can sometimes lead to a higher cost than framed cabinetry.

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Also known as European-style or frameless, full-access cabinetry is constructed without a face frame, and is found in many contemporary kitchens. This construction is popular because of it’s ability to show off simple, clean lines.

Designer Cabinet Specifications:

  • Door Styles: 80+
  • Wood Options: Standard & exotics
  • Paint Finishes: 30+ standard paints, custom paint matching, distressed & glaze options
  • Box Construction: All wood construction, and available in framed overlay, inset or frameless.
  • Drawer Construction: All wood construction with dovetail joinery & self-close capability.
  • Cabinet Sizes: Standard, specialty & custom cabinet options
  • Modifications: Yes
  • Upgrades & Accessories: Yes, a large selection of cabinet upgrades & accessories available
  • Lead Time: See Designer
  • Price Range: $$$ – $$$$

Kitchen Cabinet Paints & Stains

Our custom kitchen cabinets have a limitless selection of cabinet colors & finishes to choose from. There are over 30 standard paint offerings, as well as specialty finish options & custom paint matching through Sherwin Williams. Custom cabinet paint finishes use a multi-step process, including a final topcoat with an oven-baked varnish for superior durability. All finishes are offered in your choice of satin or matte sheen.

Standard Paint Color Options:

Simpli White


Extra White

Pure White

White Dove

Soft Cream

Dover White

Heron Plume

Gun Smoke

Simpli Gray

Dorian Gray

Gauntlet Gray

Westchester Gray

Light Mocha


Light Greige

Mid Greige

Urbane Bronze


Accessible Beige

Downing Slate



Iron Ore


Smokey Blue

Hale Navy


Dark Night

Teal Stencil


Evergreen Fog

Moss Green


Sherwin-Williams Color Select Program

The ColorSelect program allows you the flexibility of choosing your exact cabinet hue from the entire Sherwin-Williams color catalog, with over 1,000 colors to choose from. In addition, the ColorSelect Custom program lets you choose a color from any paint brand. This option is perfect for homeowners who wish to match their custom kitchen cabinets to other elements in their home. Some limitations apply, please see your kitchen designer for more details.

Specialty Custom Cabinet Finishes

Additionally, our custom kitchen cabinets also offer customization through handcrafted cabinet glazing and vintage finishing. Glazing adds contrast and depth to areas of detail on your cabinets. Vintage finishing uses techniques like hand-paddling, over-sanding, chain distressing, and dry brushing to create an elegant aged look to your cabinets.



Cabinet Stains

While many of our kitchens predominately consist of painted cabinetry, many homeowners still elect to use stained cabinets, particularly as an accent piece like a kitchen island. There are a large variety of cabinet stain options available. In addition to the standard offerings, our designer cabinets also offer more translucent character stain options, which highlight the grain and variations found in the cabinet wood. Since the look of stained cabinetry varies depending on the wood species, we recommend that you always view physical cabinet samples at one of our 6 local design showrooms.

Kitchen Cabinet Upgrades & Accessories

Our manufacturing partners offer a wide variety of custom kitchen cabinet upgrades to add to your design. These upgrades include things like pull-out drawers, mullion glass cabinets, wood hoods, mixer lifts, cutlery dividers, spice shelving – your imagination is the limit!

Cabinet upgrades are not only meant to accessorize your new kitchen but are also intended to help the design be more functional. In fact, many homeowners who choose not to add cabinet upgrades to their kitchen design end up regretting it later on.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

All of our custom kitchen cabinetry is made in America and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty for the original cabinet owners. While some restrictions may apply, please see your kitchen designer for more details.

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