The Benefits of Custom Cabinet Design & Installation

Ellegant Home Design
June 6th, 2021

Custom cabinetry is considerably different from the traditional types of cabinets installed in the average home. It is not only more reliable in terms of fit and function, it adds considerable value to the home. However, the term custom cabinetry may be used a bit more freely than it should be.

First, let's look at what custom Cabinetry is and the benefits it offers. Then we’ll detail the associated services so you can understand the process to make the right decision for your home.

What Is Custom Cabinetry?

Every set of custom cabinetries is designed especially for the customer. This means every aspect is based on the preferences of the client, from the custom cabinet design to the installation in the space where the cabinets will be placed. They aren’t made to fit well into every home – they were made specifically to go into a particular home. This means that cabinets that are pre-fab or semi-customized don’t really fit into this category because they could fit into almost any home. To make them fit better, installation requires fillers and other additions that custom cabinets don’t, potentially creating a less seamless appearance.

When you opt for custom cabinetry, the company you hire sends people to talk to you about your preferences and desired look. They then measure the space to optimize how the cabinets will fit into it based on the discussion. They also consider the other items that will go into the space, including things like sinks, appliances, and the amount of counter space needed for the way you plan to use the area. For example, if you have a small bathroom, they will work to maximize the counter space or storage, depending on how you plan to use the cabinets. If you love to cook, they will maximize the amount of countertop space you have to make your culinary masterpieces.

Understanding the Benefits of Custom Cabinetry

The most obvious benefit is the increase in home value. This is because the cabinets are customized to fit the spaces where they are installed, they look amazing with no gaps or awkward spaces between the cabinets, the wall, and the floor.

Most custom cabinets are made of solid wood, which makes them look better, as well as making them more sturdy. They are more spacious so that you can quickly find items that you are looking for. For tighter spaces, the cabinet maker can customize doors, including adding folding doors and pullout shelves for items like trash cans.

Perhaps the most enjoyable benefit – besides the look – is the shelving. You can have different types of shelves installed, depending on how you plan to use them. You can have extras like a lazy susan or something similar to cubbies so that you can store things for easier finding and access, or you can use vertical or adjustable shelves.

The Benefits of a Consultation

This is what really sets custom cabinetry apart from the other mass produced cabinets. It is the consultant who takes the time to understand what you need, what you prefer, and what will work based on the space.

Our expert staff are both knowledgeable about the hardware and are master communicators to understand what you want for an end result. If you aren’t quite sure what you want, they can take the information from the initial questions to let you know what your options are. These will align with your answers, so you don’t have to do any research beforehand. They will also listen to you, talking through what you want to ensure that the final product will meet your needs.

If you have time to stop by our showroom, you will get a fantastic idea of the kind of skills that we use and the designs our expert staff can make based on a consultation. From the kitchen to the bathroom to any other space that you want organized, our consultants will make sure to record your final decisions.

The next phase is the most artistic part of the process.

Custom Design Work

Custom design work is what makes this particular element of interior design a challenge. There is so much to consider that it can be overwhelming. This is why the consultation is so important – our professionals who will design your cabinets need a lot of information. The following are just some of the important aspects that they will consider while working on each project:

  • The type of wood
  • The color
  • The number and size of the cabinets
  • The kind of handles
  • The room
  • The desired aesthetics
  • Your personal style

Don’t worry, you’ll get a chance to review the ideas before the custom cabinet design is finalized. You will be involved during the process as well.

After all of the work that goes into understanding what you want and how to best bring it to life, it’s time for the final step – the custom cabinet installation.

What You Should Know about Installation

Even though it is the final stage, it is absolutely critical since this is where the ideas are turned into your ideal cabinets. Our professional installation teams know how to take the designs and hardware and install it in a way that matches the final design.

Ultimately, it is the installation process that really makes the custom cabinet design a success or failure. The best laid plans need perfect execution to actually work. Our staff knows how to bring all of the previous work that has been put into your home to make the most of your spaces.

Our Preferred Brands – and Why

We definitely have our own preferred brands, largely based on a combination of the functionality they offer and their appearance. Here’s a quick look at which brands we prefer and why.

  • Bertch is known for handcrafted cabinets that are made in the US. Their designs take into account the most important aspects of any space, such as lighting, fixtures, and room, to create aesthetically pleasing yet highly functional cabinets for nearly any budget and need.
  • KithKitchens are renowned for their homey, comfortable, unique designs. They strive to make exceptional cabinets that help enhance any room.
  • Wolf Cabinetry is popular for a reason. They combine the best in style and functionality, making any space look great while helping to keep you organized.
  • J&K Cabinetry gets right to the point, focusing on what you want so that they can help tailor a solution that works for your needs. Their expert understanding of space and style is what we love about this particular brand.
  • Forevermark Cabinetry offers many different styles, from basic to modern to inspirational. Their motto is “You don’t have to settle for an ordinary kitchen,” and they have taken that motto to heart in their creations.

If you are interested in learning more or would like a free estimate for your current project, you can contact us to get started.