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Markraft Cabinets


Markraft Cabinets specializes in cabinet and countertop design and installation in both new residential and commercial construction, as well as custom remodeling projects. The company has been in business for more than 30 years.  

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Jun 28, 2019

Get Organized with Space Saving Designs

Organization and space saving are hugely important to any home design, especially for homeowners who like to spend summer months entertaining. How can you organize outdoor areas, living rooms, dining ...

Jun 18, 2019

Meet Markraft Designer Melissa Marsh

For Melissa Marsh, moving to Wilmington was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Markraft designer made her way to the area in September 2018. Two days before Hurricane Florence, to be exact. &l ...

Jun 4, 2019

Ditch The Big Box Approach to Kitchen & Bath Design

You’ve spent countless hours on Houzz and Pinterest. You’ve flipped through dozens of home magazines. And you’ve watched your share of HGTV makeover shows. Armed with lots of idea ...

Apr 9, 2019

Design on Display at Parade of Homes

Markraft Cabinets has built its business, in large part, through the support of area builders. So, it’s no surprise they like to give back to the local industry whenever they can. ...

Residential Real Estate
Jan 28, 2019

Outdoor Living on Display at Markraft

The weather outside might be frightful but inside Markraft Cabinets’ showroom, there are now some delightful signs of warmer seasons soon to come. Recognizing the ever-growing trend of ou ...

Residential Real Estate
Dec 4, 2018

Kitchen Trends for 2019

Move over grey – there’s a new tone in town. While, admittedly, smoky gunmetal hues aren’t exactly going the way of avocado green in kitchens, Markraft designer Amanda Fisher is ...

Residential Real Estate
Nov 20, 2018

Get Creative with Kitchen and Bath Designs

Remember avocado-green countertops? Harvest gold appliances? Pepto Bismol-pink bathroom walls? Fuzzy toilet seat covers? Like clothing, kitchen and bath designs routinely – and often, quickly ...

Residential Real Estate
Nov 20, 2018

Meet Markraft Designer Amanda Fisher

As a child, Amanda Fisher was fascinated with the art of construction. “I was always building things with blocks, and I loved looking through architecture books,” she recalled. Amand ...

Residential Real Estate
Nov 20, 2018

Customers are the 'Core' of Markraft's Mission

These days, nearly every company has a mission statement – a concise explanation of purpose – that is supported by core values – a set of guiding principles aimed at achieving that p ...

Residential Real Estate
Jul 10, 2018

At Markraft, Renovating Is As Easy As 1-2-3

Tired of your outdated kitchen? Is your bathroom in need of new life? Even if you know it’s time for home improvements, the thought of a renovation project can be so overwhelming you might no ...

Jun 12, 2018

Meet Markraft Designer Kevin Briggs

Kevin Briggs came into kitchen and bath design by way of the construction trade and restaurant industry. While it may seem, at least on the surface, like a roundabout professional path, to Kevi ...

May 8, 2018

Outdoor Kitchens Provide Convenient Open-Air Charm

Move over backyard barbecue. The days of dear old dad dumping charcoal on that rickety old metal grill has gone the way of the dinosaurs. In its place is a trend that brings all the modern conven ...

Apr 2, 2018

Parade of Homes Showcases Markraft's Craftsmanship

Thinking of remodeling your home – or buying a new one – but aren’t sure where to begin or what style suits you best? If you’re in the market for a little inspiration, plan ...

Mar 1, 2018

Meet Markraft Designer Rachel Jindra

A chance encounter at a professional training session brought Markraft Cabinets designer Rachel Jindra from the Minnesota countryside to the sandy beaches of the east coast. But looking back, it se ...

Dec 20, 2017

2018 Brings "Space" Age Kitchen Trends

New cooking technologies and big, multifunctional sinks are among the coming trends in kitchen design, according to Kevin Briggs, a designer for Markraft Cabinets of Wilmington. One of the hottes ...

Nov 16, 2017

Markraft To Showcase Latest Trends At WILMA Expo

Want to get a look at some of the hottest new kitchen and bath designs? Talk with expert designers? Ask questions in a fun, no-pressure environment? Then stop by Markraft Cabinets’ booths a ...

Sep 15, 2017

Stylish Storage Among Latest Bathroom Trends

Uncluttered but visually appealing bathrooms top this year’s most popular home design trends because they combine the practicality of storage with the decorative possibilities of fine linens a ...

Sep 5, 2017

Make Your Kitchen Cool With Hot Design Ideas

Summer heat can make us retreat to the kitchen for a cold drink or pop into the bathroom for a cooling shower. In either of those spaces, you might want to look around and consider whether it’s ...

Jun 6, 2017

Aim For Durability In Rental Home Kitchen

We all want our kitchens to hold up to years of use and be easy to care for. Those considerations are doubly important when designing a rental home. Unfortunately, tenants tend to be harder on prop ...

May 3, 2017

Remodeling Results Are Worth The Challenges

In kitchen remodeling, the moment of truth arrives when old cabinets come out and construction begins. This is when the homeowner needs to be the most courageous. There’s no getting around it ...

Apr 11, 2017

Markraft Style On Display In Parade Of Homes

Whether you’re in the market for a new home or just want to see the latest trends in household décor, the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes is the per ...

Mar 6, 2017

Essential Allies For Your Kitchen Remodel

You have decided to remodel your kitchen, and you have a pretty clear vision of what you want. You’ve accumulated photos, swatches and magazine clippings. You’ve finished your wish list an ...

Feb 6, 2017

Spring Brings New Kitchen Colors And Finishes

Springtime is fast approaching, and many homeowners are thinking of ways to modernize and freshen up the old homestead, including remodeling their kitchens. And since many people are expecting a su ...

Residential Real Estate
Dec 5, 2016

Home-made: N.C. Company Offers Cabinets With European Charm

Who wouldn’t want more space for storage without having to build a bigger kitchen? That’s one of the advantages kitchen designers see in the Ultracraft custom cabinets line, which offers s ...

Residential Real Estate
Nov 1, 2016

Custom Cabinets Offer Unique Touches, Lasting Quality

Sometimes even the best manufactured product isn’t the perfect fit for a homeowner’s tastes and lifestyle. When that happens, it’s time to think about something more tailor-made. ...

Residential Real Estate
Oct 28, 2016

To Complete Dream Home, Couple Returns To Trusted Design Team

What does it take to get a long-ago former client to seek out a company again? Workmanship, customer service, convenience - these qualities persuaded Earl and Diana Hughes of Shallotte to rehire ...

Sep 1, 2016

Elegant Kitchen Design Is A Product Of Invisible Teamwork

Creating a beautiful, functional kitchen or bathroom can appear to be just a creative task, with talented designers putting their ideas to work for customers. That part is true, but there’s much ...

Aug 1, 2016

Clever Devices, Design Tricks Can Hide Or Disguise Power Outlets

Today’s kitchens use more and more appliances and devices that require electricity, which threatens to create a mess of exposed outlets and tangled cords. Fortunately, designers have techniques ...

Jul 1, 2016

Engineering And Design Make Once-Wasted Space Useful

Awkward, hard-to-reach spaces don’t have to be useless and forgotten now that clever pull-out, swing-out and roll-out gadgets are part of kitchen design. It’s no longer necessary to leave ...

Jun 1, 2016

Creative Custom Cabinetry Isn’t Just For Kitchens

A design imperative for today’s homeowners is to organize and enclose the many amenities of 21st-century living, hiding clutter and helping keep living spaces looking neat and clean. That idea i ...

May 1, 2016

Think Lifestyle First When Planning To Downsize Home

As families change, so do households, and a common mid-life transition for homeowners is to downsize: living in a smaller home with a simpler inventory of possessions. New ideas for more compact kitch ...

Apr 1, 2016

Remodeling Peace Of Mind: Knowing What To Expect, Who to Call

Planning a major kitchen remodel is romantic, exciting and fun, a creative process full of wish lists and swatches, showroom visits and design consultations. But then comes the nitty-gritty of demolit ...

Mar 1, 2016

New Laundry Rooms Are Versatile, Multi-Function Spaces

What was once among the home’s most mundane spaces is becoming a new center for household activity as the laundry room evolves into an attractive, convenient place to get things done.   & ...

Feb 1, 2016

Manage Kitchen Traffic Flow With Specialized Stations

How often do you have to stop work in the kitchen to make room for your spouse, kids or guests to squeeze by to get a drink or to warm up a snack? An increasingly popular solution for such traffic and ...

Residential Real Estate
Jan 1, 2016

Ten Easy Ways To Update Your Kitchen Or Bath For The New Year

Does your home need a fresher look for the new year, but you’re not ready for a complete makeover? Small changes can make a big difference in how a living space looks and feels, or even in how w ...

Dec 1, 2015

Island Living: Some New Ideas For That Kitchen Focal Point

A centerpiece of most new kitchen designs is an island, which often combines multiple functions in one space. By taking the place of the kitchen table, islands designed for dining are revolutionizing ...

Nov 1, 2015

Remodeling Can Solve Kitchen Or Bath Frustrations

By the time your kitchen looks outdated or the cabinets get shabby, it may be well past time to renovate. Long before it’s obvious to look at, your kitchen – and bathrooms, too – wil ...

Oct 1, 2015

Before Remodeling Your Kitchen, Ask These Questions

When shopping for new kitchen cabinets, you should ask some key questions at the store or stores you’re considering for your purchase. But even before you talk with designers, you should ask you ...

Sep 1, 2015

Celebrating 30 Years With 30 Kitchen And Bath Ideas

The designers at Wilmington’s Markraft Cabinets, celebrating 30 years in business, love sharing their expertise with their clients. That’s why they compiled this list of their top 30 desig ...

Aug 1, 2015

A Remodeling Dilemma: Kitchen Specialist Or Big-Box Store?

Setting out to create a new or remodeled kitchen, one of a homeowner’s first choices is: what sorts of professionals should I enlist? Three options are available. The first is to deal with i ...

Jul 1, 2015

Plan Ahead For Technology In Kitchen And Bath Design

Hi-tech electronic tools continue to transform our homes and lives, which makes careful planning for today’s – and tomorrow’s – technologies essential in kitchen and bath desig ...

Jun 1, 2015

All-White Custom Kitchen Features Bright, Modern Decor

Take one homeowner with a vision of light, bright and white, add a close-knit team of contractor, designer and cabinet supplier, and multiply by high-tech communication. That formula adds up to a show ...

Residential Real Estate
May 1, 2015

2015 Kitchen Trend: Neutral Gray Tones And Whites

Neutral tones and white are big trends in kitchens for 2015, but vibrant colors still have their place.   Consumers planning new or renovated kitchens are looking for “anything in gray ...

Business Growth
Apr 1, 2015

Markraft Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary!

Markraft Cabinets is opening a brand-new showroom featuring “the best of the best” products for kitchens and baths … its biggest and best showroom ever!   Markraft was here: ...

Mar 1, 2015

Omega Cabinet Lines Offer Quality, Flexibility

When it comes to redesigning a kitchen, many homeowners have resigned themselves to having to adapt their plans to a fixed inventory of cabinet styles, dimensions and colors. It doesn’t have to ...

Feb 1, 2015

Be Prepared: What To Expect From A Kitchen Or Bath Remodel

Few projects add more to a home’s appeal than remodeling the kitchen or bathroom. But before tackling such a big project, homeowners should know what to expect. Lauren Hill, a designer for Ma ...