Insights

Keeping on top of trends, brands and products

For three decades Markraft Cabinets has been delivering results beyond expectations in product selection, custom design and installation, and customer-focused post-job service and warranty. Along the way, President and General Manager Cee Edwards has witnessed the evolution of top-selling brands,…

Pre-Planning Essentials for the Frequent Traveler

Frequent travel requires a lot of advanced planning. Passport? Check. Swimsuit and flip flops? Check. Briefcase and quarterly report? Check. But in all that preparation, there is one item that likely has never been included on your to do list…

Board Members Shaping The Future Of Plantation Village

Plantation Village is a nonprofit Life Plan Community governed by a Board of Directors, six of which are women.What better place to showcase the achievements of our female board members than WILMA? Having such strong, successful women involved in the…

Financial Stability: Just a Drop in the Bucket(s)

How many spreadsheets do you have on your computer? Most have a few.  But where’s the spreadsheet that counts all the emotions we feel while planning our future? It is, after all, called ‘personal finance’ for a reason.  That’s why,…

The Importance of Planning Ahead

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be difficult to keep up with all our personal and professional obligations. From remembering to pay the electric bill to meeting a project deadline at work – and all the…

Discover the Unique Power of CBD Beauty Treatments

Did you know that Wilmington is home to the first hemp spa in North Carolina? Taylor Jameson, your local licensed cannabis esthetician -- specializing in beautification of the skin -- has been offering CBD skin treatments since 2017. In January…

Celebrate True Independence with Pre-Planning

You’re a modern woman in every way, and it shows. Perhaps you are juggling two jobs and parenthood… all on your own. Maybe you’re a young professional diving headfirst into the career of you always wanted … pursuing your graduate…

Plantation Village Book Showcases WWII Veterans

Those of us who live and work here at Plantation Village are fortunate to have so many WWII veterans as residents. The Greatest Generation dealt with adversity during the Great Depression, went to war because it was the right thing…

Get Organized with Space Saving Designs

Organization and space saving are hugely important to any home design, especially for homeowners who like to spend summer months entertaining. How can you organize outdoor areas, living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens to be functional yet welcoming to groups…

Meet Markraft Designer Melissa Marsh

For Melissa Marsh, moving to Wilmington was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Markraft designer made her way to the area in September 2018. Two days before Hurricane Florence, to be exact. “We were here about two days, shoved everything unpacked into…

Offering a Passport to a Rewarding Lifestyle

To help potential residents get a taste of the Plantation Village lifestyle, we have launched an exciting new program called the Passport Club. An exclusive sneak peek into the exceptional quality of life our residents enjoy on a daily basis,…

Ditch The Big Box Approach to Kitchen & Bath Design

You’ve spent countless hours on Houzz and Pinterest. You’ve flipped through dozens of home magazines. And you’ve watched your share of HGTV makeover shows. Armed with lots of ideas (and maybe even a few photos), you’re ready to get started…

65 Years. 3 Generations. 1 Mission.

Top photo: Jim Moore (2nd generation) and Adrienne Moore (3rd generation). Bottom photo: James E. Moore and Ann S. Moore (1st generation) help Jim Moore (2nd generation) take his first steps. Anniversaries are a time for reflection and celebration. At…

Retirement By Design

I have been working with folks transitioning to retirement for 20 years.  When I started in my career, it was the Greatest Generation retiring. Now it is all Baby Boomers. There is a stark contrast in the financial make up…

Dispensing Care and Quality of Life

Port City Dispensary has been a partner in Cannabis education and Hemp retail since the passing of the North Carolina Hemp Pilot program in 2015. Founded by a Marine Corps combat veteran as a way to share the healing power…

Correcting An Improper Bite Helps Adults Preserve Teeth

Improving one’s appearance is the most obvious reason for orthodontic treatment, but for many adults, another important motivator is avoiding the premature loss of teeth and the need for extensive restorative work. It’s well understood by dentists, but not by…

Design on Display at Parade of Homes

Markraft Cabinets has built its business, in large part, through the support of area builders. So, it’s no surprise they like to give back to the local industry whenever they can. Markraft will once again participate in the Wilmington-Cape Fear…

Make Family Togetherness Last Forever

“Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.” – Grace Kelly Those words from the legendary star and style icon may have been spoken long ago, but even in this era of the modern do-it all working…

Markraft Wins Best of Houzz

  Customers come first is a phrase so oft-repeated by companies that it can be difficult to tell when it’s sincere and when it’s just a slogan. At Markraft Cabinets, you don’t have to take their word for it. In what…