Making Knoxville More Beautiful, One Kitchen at a Time
Cabry Design & Cabinetry has been designing and remodeling kitchens in the Knoxville area for more than 15 years. They are excited to showcase their expanded design center and announce new cabinetry partnerships – all to better serve their clients!
We spoke with founder Todd Thomas recently to learn about their trusted approach in helping clients realize their dream kitchens.
EK: You didn’t start out in the remodeling business. How did that change come about?
Todd: I have a sales and marketing background but have always loved being creative. Many years ago, our church purchased a building that needed to be totally remodeled. I volunteered to help and found that I had both the passion for the transformation and the attention to detail required for that process. That project led me to cabinetry, so I combined those passions to form a Design-Build firm here in Knoxville. At Cabry Design, we are passionate about what we do. I love the endless possibilities and that with every new project comes new ideas. There is a lot of satisfaction seeing the clients’ reactions as we transform their space.
EK: Explain how your Design-Build process works.
Todd: Design-Build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the Cabry team – works with the homeowner to provide complete design and construction services. This allows us to be by our clients’ side from start to finish of the entire remodel. We provide comprehensive plans that act as a “roadmap” for our construction and install teams to ensure that your dream kitchen becomes a reality. By offering all of these services in one place, it takes the stress off of the homeowner from having to find their own capable designer, source cabinetry, employ a contractor, and making the (literally) hundreds of selections and decisions that are involved in a kitchen renovation. Furthermore, it minimizes the surprises and miscommunication throughout the course of the project because we, as a team, are solely focused on that one client and that one project as a whole.
EK: Will you describe your unique approach your projects?
Todd: First and foremost, we listen. Although it sounds simple, we want to truly redefine your space to be visually stunning, as well as functional and organized to enhance your everyday life. We do this by listening to your wants, needs, favorite appliances, storage preferences, and so on. After that we are able to create a design concept followed with 3D design options. These will help you to envision and choose the best option with which to transform your home. With each project, we bring our design perspective, experience, ideas, and knowledge, but we are careful not impose a “style.” We create individual answers every time that are custom tailored to each client while respecting the budget and personal preferences. Our Design Team will then work closely with our Construction Team to evaluate construction costs and coordinate everything from tile and lighting to install and hardware.
EK: There are so many options when planning a kitchen remodel. How is Cabry Design & Cabinetry able to best help clients make the right choices?
Todd: Shopping for beautiful materials, products, and colors for your remodel or new build can be both exciting and overwhelming. At Cabry Design & Cabinetry, we make it a priority to stay up to date with design trends, appliances, and organizational hacks. We’ll recommend quality materials that best fit your space, style, and budget, always keeping in mind that your new space should complement the architectural style of your home. Our Design Team will assist you with your material, product, and color choices to ensure a cohesive, finished look. This phase can be overwhelming with all of the decisions involved, but our Design Team strives to make it enjoyable, organized, and stress-free. Depending on your availability and location, we’ll shop with you in-person or virtually. We also gladly work with local designers to collaborate on your project.
EK: What about design trends and new cabinetry options?
Todd: As I stated, our purpose is not to impose our “style” but to bring out yours. Our designers are always aware – and excited – about new color trends and available materials that make every kitchen unique and functional while being the room you love to come into!
In addition to our tried-and-true, beautiful Amish cabinetry, we are excited to introduce a new partnership with Plato Woodwork, Inc. They are the second oldest cabinet maker in the world, proudly made here in the USA. We are also proud to partner with Signature, Kith, Europa, and many more. As you can see from our photos, we are not “cookie cutter.” We offer distinctive designer level cabinetry at an excellent value. We have made sure to carry lines that will work with anyone’s budget. Our designs are what make the difference to create a show-stopping space that you will want to share with all of your friends and family.
EK: Anything else you would like our readers to know about Cabry Design & Cabinetry?
Todd: We feel that what sets Cabry Design apart is not only the level of design, but the attention to ALL of the details necessary to ensure your dream kitchen comes true. Closely behind the designers is a dedicated, well-honed team who is personally involved in the management and execution of each project. Each member of the Cabry Design team – from the designers to the installers – knows that their role is essential, and they take that responsibility seriously for each and every client. We strive to be the best at what we do and are here to make your dream kitchen a reality.
Cabry Design & Cabinetry
8705 Unicorn Drive, Suite 114
Knoxville, TN 37923