If money is no object, and you want a truly original, one off, and unique kitchen, then custom kitchen cabinets are the way to go. Custom kitchen cabinets give you the ultimate control and choice, allowing you to add your own quirkiness or personality on the kitchen. When you consider that it is the cabinets and work surfaces that give a kitchen life, you are in a truly unique position, but there are certain things you need to consider before choosing and ordering your cabinets.
If you are buying stock kitchen cabinets from a large company, there are certain inbuilt benefits. There is likely to have been significant testing done on mass produced cabinets, and there will be some form of guarantee against staining and wear and tear. A kitchen is quite a considerable investment, after all, so you don’t want to spill the pickled beetroot once, to find your white cabinet door soaks up the purple color like a sponge. If you are employing a one man band, they obviously won’t have the resources to test products so rigorously. So make certain to ask what the guarantee period is, and what would the procedure be should disaster strike.
Perhaps the most important thing about the kitchen especially when you have the option of designing It from scratch is to utilize the space to its full potential. Many people obsess over the color scheme of the cabinets, but over time, it is always possible to change that, but once you have chosen the units, you are pretty much stuck with those forever. Do you need a wine rack? Have you made good use of the corner areas? Visit kitchen showrooms and steal their ideas, so you can show your designer exactly what you want.
The size of your kitchen area should have an influence on your color choices. If you have a relatively small kitchen, you would be best advised to choose light colored woods, such as oak or maple, as these make the room look brighter and more spacious. Dark colored woods can give a more dramatic impression but will also make the room seem smaller and more cramped.
Quality Of Materials
If you are paying to have custom kitchen cabinets made, then you probably want solid wood, or at the very least plyboard. You shouldn’t really be getting MDF as the foundation for your cabinet. The runners for the drawers should be secured properly to give you many years of reliable service. The corners of the cabinets at the rear should generally have metal braces for rigidity. Choosing a new kitchen should be a fun and exciting experience. With a little bit of knowledge and forward planning, you should be able to get a kitchen that you will love for many years to come. Here are some kitchen ideas to get your brain thinking and to give you some further ideas have a look at this video. Finally, make sure to enjoy the experience, most people don’t get to design a kitchen from scratch so you should try to really have some fun with it.