About Classic Cupboards

Designing Custom Cabinetry for the New Orleans Area Since 1983

Classic Cupboards is a locally owned and full service kitchen dealer, specializing in custom cabinetry and design services. Classic Cupboards was founded by Stewart Lagarde in 1983 and is now a second generation family owned company.

In 1996, Stewart was joined by his son, John Lagarde. As they worked together, Classic Cupboards became New Orleans’ premier kitchen and bathroom design firm. For the last 39 years our approach has always focused on tailoring our products and services to the needs of our customers. The majority of business is referral based, which we believe is attributable to original cabinet designs, high quality products and to the level of personal attention given to every client.

Traditions & The Future

Classic Cupboards’ organization is unique through its design team approach. This approach provides clients with the best possible planning, design and project execution. The staff includes professionally trained designers who understand the traditions of our families and community and who embrace the opportunity to create interiors of the future.

Visit our
Harahan Showroom

Visitors of the showroom frequently state, “Classic Cupboards has the most beautiful showroom in the city.” You are invited to browse our showroom and our custom cabinet portfolio to see why Classic Cupboards is the premier custom cabinet design and sales firm in the Greater New Orleans area!

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Expertise & Vision
To Make Dreams a Reality

“I have had the good fortune to be able to work closely with Stewart Lagarde for the past 20 years. He, and his vigilant staff, listen to our clients and have the expertise and vision to make their dreams a reality. They are sensitive to cost concerns without sacrificing creativity.”

Ron Domin, AIA, Architect

Highly Recommend
Attention to Detail

“We have done three kitchens with the help of Classic Cupboards. Each time, we appreciated the interest and attention to detail that we received. We would highly recommend Classic Cupboards to our friends.”

Jim & Donna Thompson

Style & Elegance
Our Dream Kitchen to Reality

“John Lagarde, and his team at Classic Cupboards, helped bring our dream kitchen to reality with the right mix of design consulting, product selection and installation expertise. Cabinetry, countertops, appliances – Classic Cupboards made sure that our kitchen could hold up to a busy household with style and elegance. Considering our tastes, and using the latest design technology, we moved from concept to completion at an efficient and manageable pace. We couldn’t be happier.”

Daniel & Denise Douglass

Beautiful Cabinets
We Love our Kitchen

“Our experience with Classic Cupboards was very rewarding. Not only did we love their beautiful cabinets, but their expertise in re-configuring our kitchen gave us more cabinets than we could have every imagined. Thanks Classic Cupboards for your hard work! We love our kitchen.”

Margaret & Henry

Kitchen & Bar
We Couldn’t be Happier

“In the process of building our new home in Metairie, we sought the recommendations of our architect, builder and friends on the design of our kitchen and bar area. After meeting with several very qualified businesses, we decided to hire Classic Cupboards, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our decision. John and Pat of Classic Cupboards worked with us and our builder to design plans for a functional kitchen. They educated us on the options we had with respect to kitchen cabinetry, and we were never pressured to move outside of our comfort range price-wise. They were always available for Sue to work with color and finish selections, and were most helpful in coordinating the kitchen cabinetry with our marble tops and hardwood flooring. When it became time to select appliances, John was able to work with us to provide top of the line appliances at a very competitive price. The delivery of all of our cabinetry and appliances was timely, and Classic Cupboards was there throughout a very efficient installation process. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product of our kitchen and bar areas, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Classic Cupboards to anyone building a new home or substantially remodeling a kitchen or bar area.”

Mike & Sue

Kitchen Specialist
Great Care & Professionalism

“As an architect, I have designed many kitchens over the years. However, when it came time for the remodeling of my own kitchen, I sought the help of a kitchen specialist. Working with Classic Cupboards turned out to be the best decision for my project. Their staff was attentive to my design concerns and made the selection of products, equipment, and materials an enjoyable process. They efficiently presented a host of options and were eager to assist me in the decision making at every turn. Most importantly, the delivery and installation was on schedule and handled with great care and professionalism.”

Dennis Brady, Architect

New Kitchen Build
Exactly What We Wanted

“We were building a house after Katrina where the kitchen is the main area of our home. We had photos, ideas, magazine clippings, etc. and needed someone who could execute our thoughts. John and Pat were amazing. They listened, made great suggestions and the finished product is exactly what we wanted.”

Frank & Annette

Kitchen Renovation
A Beautiful Well-Planned Kitchen

“John and Pat made working on my kitchen project go smoothly. We went over every detail to make sure that the cabinets came without a hitch. I love the organizing accessories for spices and utensils as well as the roll out trays and blind corner cabinet pull out; adding functionality. Classic Cupboards gives outstanding service and I am so pleased with my beautiful, well-planned kitchen.”



Take a look at our previous work for inspiration or stop by and browse our showroom in Harahan, Louisiana.