Make sure you design your kitchen cabinetry to suit your home
You may think of kitchen cabinets as being little more than boxes with shelves and drawers hiding behind their doors, but when you consider that they’re the focal point of one of the most important rooms in your home, then it pays to think of them more as furniture. What’s more, they’re furniture which needs to be designed to reflect your individual personality and inject character into your kitchen, truly making it your own.
Cabinets from box stores may well be cheaper but in terms of what they can offer you and your kitchen, they’re never going to stack up in the same way. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of custom cabinets:
Longevity and durability
Unlike box store cabinets which are built on assembly lines, custom cabinets are lovingly built by skilled cabinet makers who are passionate about what they do. Using only the finest of materials and employing well-learned techniques such as dovetail and mortise-and-tenon joints, custom cabinets are built to last and will withstand anything that the rigours of a busy kitchen throw at them. In comparison many box store cabinets are made from inferior particle board and constructed using a combination of glues, nails and staples.
Local sourced products
If you’re conscious of just where your products have originated and where the materials have come from, then it makes sense for you to have your cabinets custom made. Typically custom cabinets offer a wider spectrum of wood for your project and by using domestic or locally sourced hardwoods, impact on the environment is reduced.
Choosing the elements that you want
Because everyone is different and everybody makes different uses of their kitchen, then it stands to reason that “standard” isn’t going to suit everyone. For example if you stand at just five foot, then you can order smaller cabinets so that the countertop height is at its optimum level for when you prepare food. Alternatively, if you’re over six foot, then you might like to order taller cabinets.
In addition you can choose your own drawer and cabinet combinations which fit your style of cooking and makes working in your kitchen easier. For example you can include a spice cabinet, wine rack, cookie sheet and cutters cabinet, trash pull-out, or an island which contains an additional sink and storage beneath.
Built to any size
Not every kitchen is a perfect rectangle. Many are narrow galleries, some have an unconventional floor plan, and others have tight, awkward corners. Stock kitchen cabinets only come in a limited range of sizes, so if the size doesn’t fit then you’ll need fillers. Custom cabinets can be made in any size that you specify which means that every single inch of your kitchen can be utilized, maximizing the space and giving a sleek fitted look which is very hard to achieve with stock cabinetry.
Kitchen cabinet makers aren’t necessarily kitchen designers and to get the best out of your custom cabinets it helps to work with a design expert who can talk you through your options and help you avoid any common design mistakes. JWH provide both custom cabinet making and design services so they can help see your kitchen remodeling project through from start to finish. Why not visit their website at http://www.jwhdesigns.com/ or call them on 914-967-6020.