October 14, 2019
Of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen involves perhaps the most decisions when you’re building or renovating. What kind of refrigerator will you need? Gas or electric stove? What kind of countertops?
In the midst of these decisions, it can be easy to overlook a very important consideration: storage! For anyone who has lived with a kitchen that very clearly did not have enough storage, you know how it can turn into such a headache. For example, there’s the worry that a cup or coffee mug may come careening toward the floor the next time you open the overcrowded cupboard, or pulling your hair out over the jigsaw puzzle of pots and pans that you know must all fit.
One major benefit of custom cabinetry is the opportunity to create a unique design that works for your specific storage needs. Wine lovers can add a bar-style wite glass storage and wine bottle cubbies. Families can incorporate “kid-friendly” drawers that make it easy for younger folks to find their snacks (without bothering mom or dad). You can even add custom woodwork over or around your stove’s hood to help it blend seamlessly into the rest of the kitchen.
But most importantly, custom cabinetry is completely customized to your space. Unlike stock or pre-built cabinets, which come in whatever size the manufacturer decides, custom cabinets can be built to fit your kitchen’s space exactly. A narrow space that might not accommodate a pre-built cabinet can become a storage space for serving trays or cookie sheets. Angled cabinets can be built into the corner, maximizing the available space.
Here’s an example of what’s possible:
Take particular note of the refrigerator on the right-hand side of the photo. Custom paneling was added to the doors that allows it to blend in perfectly with the rest of the cabinetry. A small storage cupboard was added above the fridge to maximize storage space and, again, maintain a uniform, integrated look. The heights of the drawers around the stove and ovens are measured exactly to match the appliances. In the corner, we find a hinged cupboard door that permits full use of the space without the annoyance of cabinet doors banging into each other.
Here’s another great example:
In this photo, every inch of available space is perfectly utilized. The microwave sits perched on its own custom shelf, there’s a pleasing cut-out above the sink, and a small, narrow cupboard was added to the left of the wine cooler. A section of wood countertop utilizes the same materials as the cabinetry.
As you can see from both of these examples, custom cabinetry not only provides your kitchen with the maximum available storage space, but does so in a way that looks fantastic!
Whether you’re building a new home or planning some renovations, we’d love to work with you to build the kitchen of your dreams. Give us a call today to get started!