One of the best things you can do you for yourself in your kitchen is to design spaces for items you use on a consistent basis. You not only want to consider where to house your tools and small appliances, but also how you access them. For instance, if you are a baker and love to use your stand mixer, do what a recent client of ours did: Create a built-in solution that allows you to easily access your mixer. An added bonus: build plug-ins where you need them so you don’t have to worry about moving your items around the kitchen to make space
Do You Hate Wasted Space?
The glory of custom cabinets is that you no longer need to deal with wasted space. You can work with your designer and cabinet maker to create unique storage ideas … Read More
If your budget is not a consideration, then consider custom-made kitchen cabinets as a viable option to remodel your kitchen and give it a new lease on life. This is not to say that custom-made cabinets are unaffordable, it just means that if you decide to opt for custom cabinets, the sky is the limit.
Before deciding on the cabinetry, you should have clear-cut idea of what you are looking for. This means you need to decide upon the style and color of the cabinets. Study the market and you’ll find that cabinetmakers will be able to match any color of your choice or an existing cupboard in your kitchen if you so desire. Then you need to check out your preferences in term of wood or steel.
Also, depending upon whether your home is a modern apartment or a centuries old house, you can think in terms of traditional … Read More
Stock, or store cabinets, are what you see if you go to a large home improvement store. Each store will typically have a very basic, unfinished cabinet line that is stocked in store and ready to purchase and take home that day. These are usually your cheapest option, but selections are very limited. Most of the time these will need to be finished either by you or by a contractor. Don’t expect anything spectacular, these are usually cabinets in their most basic form. Drawer fronts are typically made from glued up strips of wood instead of one single piece of wood. Doors are usually paneled doors instead of raised wood panel doors. The carcasses of the cabinets will typically be cut from particle board, and if there is a back panel it is usually 1/8″ hard-board. Countertop fastening brackets will be small, plastic corner brackets with a single … Read More
Custom cabinetry is a mark of distinction in a home, and it gives you the most direct way to get what you want. Remodeling provides an opportunity to make creative use of storage space and to enhance the livability of indoor areas. Kitchens are often the rooms that get the most benefit from remodeling, providing time saving conveniences and improving access to frequently used storage space.
As the most popular room in homes today, a kitchen is often the favorite gathering place for family and friends. Providing comfortable space that allows room for everyone to rest or socialize as well as adequate work space for the chef, a remodel of your kitchen cabinetry is the perfect place to start a transformative project.
Focus on Needed Improvements
Real estate agents confirm that kitchen remodels provide the best return on investment. To get the result that you want to achieve, focus on … Read More
Have you been shopping for kitchen cabinetry and been dissatisfied with the selection of the big box stores and import cabinet dealers? Well perhaps you should really take a close look at considering custom built kitchen cabinets as an option for your kitchen remodel project. Here I will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of both stock and custom cabinetry.
Stock Kitchen Cabinetry
What are stock kitchen cabinetry? Stock kitchen cabinets are cabinetry that are pre-built to a specific size and then resold by a cabinetry dealer. Stock cabinets are typically produced in 2 inch increments. In some basic kitchen layouts such as an L shaped kitchen you can lay cabinets out without much problem. But what do you do when you are fitting cabinets between two walls? Well in this case the cabinet dealer can supply you with filler pieces to take up any large gaps that will … Read More
They can improve a house lacking current storage space. If a certain area has the potential for storage, custom cabinets can utilize the square footage. Stock cabinets are less likely to fit into unique spaces or cater to the quirks in an older home. Adding storage to your home will reduce unsightly clutter, helping you create a calm, organized environment.
Personalize Your Project
When thumbing through a stock cabinet catalog, you are limited in your choices by the manufacturer’s offerings and the material’s availability. Custom cabinetmakers do not have the same limitations. Many different materials must be chosen: case wood, face frame wood, hinges, hardware and finish. You have control over the selections for your home, and you are not limited to calling the help line of a giant manufacturer. They most likely are going to work with you step by step, so that no design … Read More
Custom cabinets may be the right solution for the dilemma presented by older homes that, despite their undeniable charm, lack adequate storage spaces. Built-in storage provides solutions to clutter and overcrowding problems while keeping, and even enhancing, the look and feel of classically styled rooms.
In the Kitchen
Often small and cozy, kitchens before the turn of the century were practical and notably lacked places to store blenders, food processors, and other modern culinary necessities. By purchasing made-to-order cupboards, homeowners can choose the finish, style, and size of storage that best fits the home. Options range from solid wood to a durable thermo-bonded melamine finish. If choosing wood, custom cabinetry companies often offer a much broader choice, including local or domestic hardwoods that can lessen the impact on the environment.
In the Bedroom
When many older homes were built, closet space was an afterthought because previous generations relied on armoires … Read More
Bamboo kitchen cabinets have become one of the top choices for homeowners around the world. There are a number of reasons why bamboo kitchen cabinets are such a popular choice in homes worldwide, the main reason being that they are eco-friendly solid wood options for homeowners who are trying to reduce their carbon footprint while renovating their kitchen or building a new home.
Looking at the eco-friendly benefit first. Bamboo is a renewable and sustainable solution. This is not a wood, but is actually a reed, but is stronger and more durable than many of the wooden products available on the market today. In addition to this, this product can grow and mature within seven years, reducing the impact you place on the environment. When buying this type of product and you’re concerned about environmental impact, ensure your supplier only sources their bamboo from reputable and sustainable suppliers or forests.… Read More
There are many choices to be made when remodeling your kitchen. From color choices, layout, style, and type of materials to be used throughout the kitchen. With so many choices to be made, you may not know where to start.
I personally recommend to my clients to first decide on what TYPE of cabinetry they want. There are two main choices of cabinetry to choose from. Custom Built Cabinets or Ready Made Cabinets, also known as Stock Cabinets. The main investment in your kitchen is the cabinetry you choose. When chosen correctly, it makes the kitchens ease of use and pleasure of cooking a whole lot better.
To make an informed decision, its important to know the differences between the two types of cabinets.
Ready made cabinets also known as “stock cabinets” are usually made ahead of time and stocked by a distributor ready for sale. These cabinets come in … Read More
Who in this world doesn’t want a highly customized house and rooms in order to utilize the space in the best way it can be done. One cannot simply spend money every time on renovation. Custom cabinets are best for this purpose. These are storage areas that are measured, designed and built to fit a particular room, as the word customized delineates it is specially built for the area in which they are going to be used, unlike ready-made ones that sometime misfits the space they are buying for. These cabinets can be mounted over floors and ceilings to utilize the area that is being wasted. Custom cabinets can be designed for multipurpose rooms or around appliances that are not in standard size.
How customized cabinets can be beneficial to you and your house?
Customized cabinets are far better than the stock and semi-customized cabinets as you pledge to choose … Read More