If you’ve decided to have custom cabinets installed in your home, either as part of a new build or as a renovation project, here’s a breakdown of a few things you’ll need to consider when you start to work on your design.
• Color – Selecting the right color for your new custom cabinets can be daunting. Do you paint or stain? Should you stick with a light shade or go darker? There are thousands of shades and colors to choose from, and it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out what will work best and match the rest of your home. Make sure you ask your cabinet installation company to see samples of different options and discuss the overall aesthetic of your home with them so that they can offer advice accordingly.
• Space – Consider what you will be doing in the space before you finalize any design plans. This may seem obvious, but it can be easy to overlook the small details that make life easier as you work on the bigger picture. For example, a built-in wine rack might elevate your after-work routine, but upon careful consideration, you might discover that you’d get more use and enjoyment out of extra space to store your wine glasses. Extra-large coat cabinets in the mud room could solve your wintertime wardrobe woes, but added compartments to keep shoes organized would be useful year-round. Carefully consider your top needs and the space available as you work with your design team, and share details of your home habits with them so they can offer suggestions for maximum space utilization.
• Features – Not all cabinets are built the same, and there are some great features out there. Deciding what features to include isn’t just about choosing hardware like handles and deciding if you want glass doors to show off your plate collection or wooden ones to hide your junk food. There are endless customization options for features like soft-close drawers and cabinets, slide-out shelving, extra deep drawers, hidden pet bowl storage, or pull-out trash and recycling bins. Your custom cabinet design team can talk with you about what features would work best with your space and make your custom cabinets as functional as they are beautiful.