Weather Alert  

Tropical Storm Fay Winding Down This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **Tropical Storm Fay Winding Down** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - Tropical Storm Warning cancelled for New York City boroughs, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union and Hudson Counties. * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northwestern Suffolk, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 20 miles northwest of New York City NY or about 120 miles west of Montauk Point NY - 41.0N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 40 mph - Movement North or 5 degrees at 17 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay, located west of NYC, will continue to weaken as it lifts north of the Tri-state overnight. The remaining threats are for gusty winds tonight and dangerous surf conditions into Saturday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Life-threatening rip currents are expected for all people entering the surf zone. Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide tonight through Saturday. Localized minor flooding, inundation of 1 ft or less, along vulnerable coastal and shoreline locales of the Great South Bay of Long Island and Jamaica Bay, Lower NY/NJ Harbor, Coastal CT, Coastal Westchester, and Gardiners Bay during times of high tide tonight. * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - A few large tree limbs broken off. A few trees shallow rooted trees uprooted. Some roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated.

Long Island Custom Cabinets

Long Island Custom Cabinets: What is the definition of custom cabinets? Do you need them in your Long Island kitchen? Are they better? What's so great about custom cabinets? And, most important, what is the ...

Print Email

Long Island Custom Cabinets: What is the definition of custom cabinets? Do you need them in your Long Island kitchen? Are they better? What's so great about custom cabinets? And, most important, what is the difference between custom cabinets and semi custom cabinets?

Custom cabinets can be confusing to those who are just starting to look for kitchen cabinetry. Stock, semi custom, custom, so much to learn! Let's talk about what custom means.

Long story short, "custom" means different things to different people! One thing most professional kitchen designers would agree on is that custom does mean that it is made to order. They are not pre made cabinets which are taken off a shelf, for example and shipped to you. That is a fundamental agreement by many.

Custom, in its purest sense, means that every part of the cabinet can be changed, or reconfigured in some way. The dimensions, height, width, and/or depth can be manipulated to solve any design issue which arises. I engineer my cabinets to fit within 1/8", and custom cabinets which are a good fit has the look and feel of integral architectural elements within a space.

Custom finishes! Here is where one can truly express oneself in the kitchen. I've coordinated finishes from the nuances of Benjamin Moore paint samples, custom stains for wood, perhaps with a custom glaze, all chosen for a unique, personal, look. Sometimes a client requests a light or a heavy glaze on paint, certain types of distressing...these are examples of the potential of going beyond standard finishes. To express oneself, that is the point.

Custom cabinets are also defined by the quality of construction. Better drawer glides, and even a choice of drawer glides. Custom doors, custom framing on the cabinet, a choice of hinges, and other types of construction customizations define a custom cabinet. These construction details are what differentiates a custom cabinet from a semi custom or stock cabinet.

Do you need a custom cabinet? Of course not. As I often say to my clients, a door will open and close just as it will in a mid priced cabinet. So, no, one does not "need" a custom cabinet.

Is a custom cabinet better than other types of cabinets? Technically, yes. Like any other product, you will be able to see and feel the superior level of quality, just like a pair of shoes or a car or any other high quality product.

Custom cabinetry is a wonderful way to get a seamless, tight, and built in fit in your kitchen. It's unique, one of a kind, and expressly, YOU.