By Carrie McConkey,

Yes, you read that correctly… we didn’t misspell the word “style!” We were referring to the stile – the narrow vertical piece of wood that separates two base cabinets. It’s also known as the section that you are constantly reaching around to get things in and out and the part that makes storing and retrieving large or bulky items near-to-impossible.

At Shelf Help, we love to help our customers remedy this inconvenient kitchen occurrence. Like magic, removing the center stile opens the entire base cabinet interior to maximize storage space. And, by installing fully-extending soft-close drawers, your cabinets transform into a pleasurable and practical asset for your home.

This easy storage solution is one of our most popular. Below, we’ve answered some common questions regarding stile removal:

What will my cabinets look like?

When your cabinet doors are closed, your kitchen will look no different than before. Our installers make precision cuts to remove the stile, sand and finish the piece as needed, then re-attach it to your choice of either the left or right cabinet door.

What kinds of supplies can I store?

Crock-pots, stock pots, air fryers, mixers, bread makers, and more… anything can be stored on our heavy-duty gliding drawers – they support up to 100 pounds! We can also install vertical dividers to make cookie sheets, cutting boards, cake pans, cookware lids, and casserole dishes a breeze to retrieve and put away.

Will this be expensive?

We are not a franchise but a locally owned small business that allows us to customize our services and keep our prices surprisingly low. From start to finish, we work with you personally to evaluate, design, measure, and install.

You won’t sacrifice style when you remove your cabinet stile! Increase your home’s value and usability with this low-cost, easy fix that can also be used in your pantry, bathroom, laundry room, or anywhere where you have base cabinets. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation, and start enjoying the freedom of more storage with less stile today!

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