Custom Kitchen Cabinetry
by HDME Staff
When you want to give your kitchen a fresh new look, nothing makes a bigger difference than custom kitchen cabinetry. Though it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, the cabinets, along with the countertop, are the boldest statement in the room.
Furthermore, they are one of the most closely examined elements by prospective home buyers, helping them to decide on the condition of the house, and how up to date it is – or is not.
Aside from acknowledging that it can update and improve the room, it is important to recognize how important it is to have a kitchen decorated in a way that will help you to enjoy the space. Consider the amount of time that you spend in the kitchen, and what goes on there. You will use that room every single day to prepare your meals and those for your family.
Moreover, you will spend time talking on the phone or with family members. How often have you discussed your days, shared troubles, or just chatted about nothing at all in the kitchen? In all likelihood, this happens virtually every day of the week.
Since you’re spending that much time in the room, it is easy to recognize how important the decor of the space truly is. You’re spending a lot of time there and performing some important tasks – if you are doing these things in an enjoyable room, you’ll enjoy cooking more, you’ll be creative, and you’ll be more inclined to stick around and take the time to chat with family members. You’ll be happy there.
Custom kitchen cabinetry ensures that you’re bringing your personal taste and style into your kitchen. It is indeed an investment into the enjoyment of your home as well as into the value of the home itself. They are considered to be the best available cabinets and are made just for the space they will fill.
Consider custom kitchen cabinetry options such as:
- Wood Type: such as cherry wood, oak, hickory, or maple. Or opt for thermofoil if you’d rather not have wood cabinetry.
- Finish: once you know the material, you can choose to keep the wood tones, add a glaze to the natural color, or opt for a color cast to customize the specific color of the cabinetry.
- Door Styles: this refers to the design or style of the door, including options such as slab, recessed, raised, shaker, cape cod, or arch.
- Overlay: select either a standard or full overlay
With all of these custom kitchen cabinetry options, you can create a one-of-a-kind combination that suits your specific taste and your kitchen decor. Don’t forget that there are many other options that can help you to customize your cabinetry to your liking, such as shelving styles, options for hanging pots, pans, and other kitchen tools, glass door inserts, hardware, and other changeable features.
The main drawback is, however, that when you are working on a very limited budget, this particular investment will likely be cost prohibitive. The extra work, value, and tailored result does, after all, come with a price tag.
This being said, if you can afford the additional budget, it will pay itself off many times over in the appeal your kitchen will have for you, as well as in the value it will bring your home when it comes to resale.
Not only will the words “newly renovated kitchen” draw a great deal more attention to your home than to other similar structures, but the words “custom kitchen cabinetry” will also bring in lots of attention. When the potential customers come to see your kitchen for themselves, the difference that the custom job will make in the price they are willing to pay will be a meaningful one.
In terms of practicality, custom kitchen cabinetry allows you to design your kitchen storage precisely as you would like it to be. You can have just the types of materials, hardware, shelving, angles, and cupboard space that you have always wanted.The Big Question for YOU!
What type and style of custom kitchen cabinetry are you seeking and why? And if you've purchased custom kitchen cabinetry before, tell us about your experience and any lessons learned from buying or installing it.