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2018-01-19 11:01:56
Should You Opt for Custom Kitchen Cabinetry?


A home’s kitchen is its very heart. You’re no doubt familiar with that sentiment. So what better way to treat such a space where family and friends gather than with custom cabinetry that’s built to your standards, not someone else's? 

High-end custom cabinets aren’t merely important for their quality, although that’s a definite plus. They help transform an existing home, or one that’s still in the design stage, into something that's perfect for your family. 

Get a Better Fit For Your Home Than Stock Cabinets

Stock kitchen cabinets are designed and built to certain standard dimensions. For example, many base cabinets are 24 inches deep and 34 1/2 inches tall. But what If you want something different? Or what if your home is older and has imperfect corners?

Not everyone can work comfortably with a standard-height base cabinet. And modern appliances are becoming slightly larger, making some of them stick out beyond the edges of a stock cabinet.

Stock cabinets are commonly modified during installation using filler strips and other adaptive measures. But custom cabinets are designed and built to fit your needs and the dimensions of the room. That means fewer gaps that need covering, fewer shims for leveling and a room filled with beautiful cabinets that fit well. 

Custom cabinets offer choices, and choices make your kitchen special. 

Become More Involved in the Finished Product

While it’s possible to find what you want in stock cabinets, there’s much to be said for taking an active role in the way your kitchen will look and perform. According to Houzz, custom cabinets offer a level of hands-on design influence that’s not possible with pre-made cabinets. 

With custom cabinets, you have almost limitless choices. These are just a few of the most common ways you can get involved:

  • Wood species
  • Wood finish
  • Custom finish treatment
  • Door style, such as Shaker, French Colonial and many others
  • Hardware style
  • Trim style

But there’s much more. Custom work lets you integrate special features that make your cabinets unlike anyone else’s. 

  • Wine racks
  • Stem glass racks
  • Special-purpose cabinets
  • Wider or deeper drawers
  • Adjustable-height work surfaces
  • Glass door panels
  • Decorative corbels and legs
  • Shelves anywhere you want them
  • Plate racks

Enjoy Built-Ins That Survive Renovations 

Time does interesting things to style choices. As much as you love your home today, chances are you'll eventually want to change and update it. With custom cabinets, you get evergreen quality. They're made to last, even through future renovations.

Imagine that one day you want a different design aesthetic. Today, maybe your kitchen is traditional or transitional. But tomorrow, you might have your heart set on something sleeker with minimal detail. 

With custom cabinets, the base cupboard is so beautifully built that there's no need to replace it. Just replace the doors and other finish details for a brand new look without another full investment. The custom cabinets you buy today can stay with the home indefinitely, no matter how your tastes change through the years. 

Choices are everything, especially in a custom home. Although stock cabinets offer lots of styles, wood finishes and special features, they can't compare to the quality and range of possibilities in custom cabinetry.


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