About Us


Three Generations of
Impeccable Service

Our roots date back to 1960 when Norman MacDonald started manufacturing cabinetry under the name MacDonald Kitchens, and soon, all five of his sons joined the family business.

Paul and Frank eventually evolved the company to manufacture cabinetry hardware, with Paul inventing the popular “Shelf Lock,” which allows cabinetry to be shipped with the shelves installed, thereby revolutionizing the cabinetry shipping process.

In the mid-1980s brother Ed left manufacturing to go into the custom kitchen design business. In 1993, he started Kitchen-N-Counters, and successfully built an ever-growing client base throughout Massachusett’s South Shore. Paul’s daughter Marlene joined the company in 2002 and spent a year working alongside her uncle before purchasing the company and christening it, The Cabinetry.


Custom Design & Delightfully
Personalized Service

Today The Cabinetry is a robust team of experienced designers and project managers who have completed hundreds of renovations for some very happy (and relieved!) clients. So often when we meet with a client, their overwhelm and indecision is palpable. We strive to put them at ease, to make them feel like their needs and desires have been heard, and to give them the peace of mind that their home renovation is in extremely capable hands from start to finish.

Our Philosophy

Let Us Tell You a Secret
(or Seven)


The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. Make it a space that invites leisurely conversations, cooking collaboration, and plenty of room to gather with friends.


A well-designed walk-in pantry is life-changing for a growing family. It’s an extension of the kitchen but doesn’t have to match, so make it functional and fun!


When selecting a countertop, consider visiting a granite yard and falling in love with a piece of stone that makes you happy. It will feel really personal and you’ll always remember the fun of finding it.


The first-floor half bath is an opportunity to do something bold and push your home’s design. Don’t be afraid to really go for it.


Hardware is the style-defining jewelry of your cabinetry. Make a statement and do the unexpected!


It’s never too early to hire a kitchen designer. If you’re building a new home, it’s less expensive to change architectural plans than to move walls.


Resale value matters, but so does your daily life. Make sure you design it so you can enjoy it now!

Our Team

Happily at Your Service

Marlene MacDonald Ketchen


Tara L. Callow



Business Manager

Angela Carlson

Lead Designer

Kimberly Faiella

Design Assistant

Meg Bonnevie

Showroom Manager

Ermal Draci

Project Manager

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