About us

Our goal at Cabinets & Designs is simple: to help you create the kitchen of your dreams.

In order to do this we provide the best kitchen design, the best cabinetry and counter tops – all professionally installed.

We also provide the very best, guaranteed follow-up service.

Because we want you to know that you’ve made the right choice.


Laura Dalzell, Owner/Designer
Laura is the owner of Cabinets and Designs. With over 30 years in the construction and kitchen industry, Laura has earned a well deserved reputation for high quality work with very functional and creative designs. Working predominantly with a referral-based clientele, Laura has completed hundreds of jobs all over Kentucky and the United States. Her designs have been featured in Southern Living, The New York Times Magazine, This Old House Magazine, Woman’s Day, Beautiful Homes, Kitchens by Professional Designers, and Kentucky Homes & Gardens. Laura was the first female to graduate from the Construction Management program at Southern Illinois University and minored in architecture. Cabinets and Designs, Inc. is an active member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, The Lexington Home Builders Association and Remodelers Council, and the Lexington Art League. Cabinets and Designs also believes in giving back to our community. Laura and her staff contribute countless hours and product to Habitat for Humanity, The Child Development Center of The Bluegrass, The Alzheimer’s Association – Best Friends Day Center, as well as several other volunteer organizations.


Tom Shirley, Designer
Tom developed his understanding and appreciation for fine design by studying architecture and building antique furniture reproductions. After several years managing Pier I Imports Tom now enjoys working closely with his customers to design and provide a living space that is both functional and beautiful.