Letter of AppreciationJul. 27th

We take great pride in what we do here. Our cabinets, whether custom or production, are each made to the best of our standards and experience, and nothing pleases us more than a happy customer with a beautiful kitchen. Occassionaly, we receive thank you letters from our customers and each one is treasured. This letter of appreciation, however, is perhaps the kindest and most thorough we have received in our history. I took the trouble to scan it and post it here, but I will quote from it if only to encourage our salesmen, installers, drivers and swampers, nailers, finishers, and our various other specialists to keep up the good work.


No one enjoys having their home under construction or invaded by strangers but I must say your personnel felt like family and we'd do it again. You are truly blessed by your salesman John, your delivery personnel and installer Scott.


Testimonial for a Bathroom CabinetJul. 11th

No job is too small to merit our full attention.


This couple has a vacation condo in Ventura. They were here visiting from Florida and needed a bathroom cabinet within the time frame of their vacation. I told them we couldn't push them ahead of anyone, but if they worked with me on the details we could get it done quickly. 


So that is what they did. They even waited while I designed the cabinet so we could settle all the design questions at once. They paid their deposit, and within a few hours the cabinet was in production. With a little help from our favorite granite guy (more on him later) we were able to get the job done and in place with enough time for them to enjoy it before they returned home.


They were kind enough to post a review on our Yelp.com page, which I am reposting here for posterity:


When my husband and I planned to redo our bathroom in Ventura, we knew two things for sure:  (1) We wanted a custom look, and (2) we couldn't break the bank.  Oh, and we needed our dream vanity in record time because we had company coming.  Not only did Jay step up to the task and guide us towards a beautiful selection, but he was able to connect us with a great granite guy, who put on the finishing touches. If you think you can't afford custom work, think again!  We highly recommend this company.  They will serve you well, and we are looking forward to working with them again on our next project.


Thanks for the kind words and for your business.


mostlymommyhood.com Wants/Needs a BanquetteJun. 21st

Jeni over at mostlymommyhood.com admires our banquette from the Midtown Ventura Remodel post. Well, we'll be happy to build one. Those windows look a little low in the space she shows on the site. I wonder if we can notch around them.

Midtown Ventura RemodelMay. 26th

This midtown Ventura remodel must be seen to be believed. This family poured their heart and soul (not to mention plenty of hard work) to transform their kitchen from a small crowded room into a wide-open family space. I was pleased to be a part of their design process and, since I live nearby, I have been able to keep tabs on their progress. It has been a few months since we installed our cabinets, so I went over this morning to see the final result and take a few photos. Needless to say, I was very pleased with the results. They did a great job putting the kitchen together, choosing lighting and fixtures, wall, cabinet, floor, and countertop colors.

Banquette with Vinyl Cushion

2011 Santa Barbara Winter Home ShowFeb. 15th

The Home Show is coming to Santa Barbara, and Rubottom Cabinets will be there again.  The dates are February 26-27. 

One of the great things about the show for us is that it gives people a chance to actually see and feel our cabinets.  We have created a full-sized kitchen with in-cabinet accessories such as roll-outs, spice racks, soft-close drawers, baskets, and a pantry system that defies description, granite counters (thanks to Celestine) and true gourmet appliances (thanks to Reid's).  It's advantageous for our customers to see and connect with our cabinets in real life. It is also really helpful if we can meet with you and your kitchen or bath plans, magazine cutouts, and pictures to help get a complete picture of what you are looking for in the project.

Here's a link to what I originally wrote about our display; its design and inception.  And please come see us at the Santa Barbara show.

Santa Monica Custom AlderFeb. 01st

These cabinets are from a beach home along the PCH in Santa Monica, CA. We describe these cabinets as alder cabinets with a Shaker door, but really there is much more to it.  Your eye is drawn to the glass inserts in these cabinets for good reason, but pay attention as well to the perfectly scaled crown and the (difficult to photograph) rich tone of the Alder wood.


Buttress 2