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Best of East Bay 2022 – Home Improvement

Best of East Bay 2022 – Home Improvement
Home is where the heart of improvement is. (Photo by Bernie Almanzar)

Cabinets of Curiosity

Mod Cabinetry, Berkeley

As always, we can thank the Germans for coming up with awesome compound words to describe esoterica. 

Consider the “wunderkammer,” which roughly translates to English as a “cabinet of curiosity.” More than mere furniture, the wunderkammers contained multitudes—well, at least, in terms of odd collectibles often depicting (if not outright falsifying) intriguing specimens of natural history and other baubles sure to capture the imagination. Should you install one in your home to establish your social position as a person of cultivated and rarefied tastes as some 16th century collectors did? Sure. But first, you’ll need a cabinet.

Look no further than Mod Cabinetry, which offers a remarkable way to design and buy assembled cabinets—completely online. The cabinet company lives for “sleek modern European frameless cabinetry” ready for kitchens, laundry, vanity, home bar and a range of other spaces. 

Those who are new to the concept of ordering major home renovations off the internet need not worry—you’re in incredible hands. Mod Cabinetry is the sibling company of Berkeley’s legendary Eco Home Improvement, which specialized in offering responsible, eco-friendly products designed to minimize their environmental impacts. The owners decided to concentrate their efforts on the cabinet biz and gently closed the doors to the improvement juggernaut in June 2020.

“We are excited about the change, and we are grateful for all the customers who have supported us along the way! Thank you for all of you who have helped us build Mod Cabinetry into the strong brand it is today,” wrote Taja diLeonardi and Nina Boddeker, signing off on the old company website and ushering in the era of Mod Cabinetry. 

The team at Mod has streamlined the process of obtaining new cabinetry to five simple steps: get samples, get an estimate, choose a plan, choose a line and then choose a time. Of course, there are a lot of nuances throughout and within the steps, but the general idea is to make the experience point-and-click-simple. Aren’t you the least bit curious? 

Visit modcabinetry.com. 

—East Bay Magazine Staff


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