Choosing Custom Cabinetry

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated June 1, 2018)

Have you ever gone over to a friend's home and found yourself amazed by the way that their kitchen looks? Often this is due to the custom cabinetry that they may have chosen to use. When properly used, cabinets can create actually make or break the entire look of the room. If you are thinking of creating a unique look for your kitchen, then you want to take some care when choosing custom cabinetry. Here are some guidelines that can help you with this.

  • What are your cooking habits? When choosing custom cabinetry, it is always a good idea to take time figuring out what your cooking habits are. This plays a major roll considering that you will be using the cabinets to store your ingredients, your plates, bakeware, and so on. Take time to decide how much you will be using your kitchen, where you cook the most, if you will even be cooking at all.
  • Get measurements. Before you can decide on the custom cabinetry that you want in your home, you will need to get the dimensions that you will be using. This is because often, cabinets will cost more depending on the materials that they are made from and how much of that material that you use. Write down the dimensions of the room, as well as the dimensions of your existing cabinets, and keep them handy for future reference.
  • Do some homework. Look into the different materials that are available. Do you want your cabinets to be made from real wood, particleboard, laminate or some other material? Take time to look up the durability, ease of use, and how easily the material is maintained. Consider these, and other facts, prior to making your decision.
  • Consult a professional. Before you make your final decision on custom cabinetry, it is always a good idea to get a professional opinion. Take your notes and talk to professionals at the local home improvement store to find out how much it would cost for the materials that you have in mind, or even have someone come over to your home and give you an estimate.
  • Test it out. Once you have talked to the professionals, try out the different materials. Open and close the doors, test the countertops, do what ever you feel you need to in order to get a first hand impression of the custom cabinetry that you are considering.
  • Make your decision. Once you have completed all the homework you have assigned yourself, it is time to make your decision. Choose the one that will fulfill the needs you have, and which will not break your personal bank.

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Lee Wyatt

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