Custom Designed Cabinetry
Cabinets are the finishing touches that provide both functional and stylish storage for your home. Residential spaces should be constructed for those that occupy them, rather than require accommodations for a one-size-fits-all design. Installing custom designed cabinetry in your home will not only add a personalized finishing touch but will also best serve you and your storage needs. Stonewater Architecture recognizes how much of a difference these details can make in any home.
Cabinets are storage components that offer concealed space and privacy throughout the house. There are several styles to select from, including custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinets. While stock cabinets provide a quick and affordable solution to storage needs, custom designed cabinetry offers you additional personalization based on your individual needs.
What is the difference between stock, custom, and semi-custom cabinets?
Stock cabinets are standard builds that suit most conventional homes. Although they are available in a variety of finishes, door styles, and colors, they do not accommodate more specific storage or style needs. This style of cabinet is often readily accessible and serves to finish remodeling projects efficiently.
Semi-custom cabinets provide more individualized style components, with a broader range of finishes, glazes, stains, and unique finishing techniques such as distressing. Besides offering a more refined style, they also come with a selection of storage features such as roll-out shelving, organizational inserts, and door racks. Embellishments like crown molding can further customize your home. However, some elements of this style may be limited in terms of further customization.
Custom designed cabinetry is the only way to ensure that your home has convenient and intentional storage spaces that also feature designs that reflect your style. Installing custom cabinet work allows homeowners to craft a look and functionality that meets their specific needs, even if it means working with existing cabinetry. Although stock cabinets may finish the design quickly, custom designs guarantee that every inch of your home is built with you in mind.
What are the benefits of custom designed cabinetry?
Homeowners seek custom cabinetry for various reasons, including personalized storage needs, unique style preferences, or even atypical room designs. Those who enjoy baking and cooking may have different kitchen storage needs than the average homeowner as their equipment may require more specific organization. Additionally, if a room is limited in space, stock cabinets may not be as effective as custom-built units. Custom cabinets provide an opportunity to design a home while considering the personal belongings and everyday household items.
Types of cabinets
When it comes to designing custom spaces for your home, several cabinet options can provide functional storage. Wall cabinets are mounted to the upper portion of a wall and provide eye-level access to items within them. Base cabinets often act as the foundation of a bathroom countertop, kitchen island, or even window seating. Tall cabinets are units that offer multi-level storage space as they frequently range in height from 84 to 96 inches.
How to design custom cabinetry to meet your needs
When beginning the process of customizing your space, it can be valuable to note past experiences regarding functionality, space, and design. Start by identifying issues encountered in previous living spaces such as insufficient overhead storage, narrow drawers, or disorganized cupboards. Make a list of inconveniences that could be resolved with a more refined design, and prioritize which ones are most important. The list will help remodelers better understand your needs and provide options for accommodation.
In addition to knowing your storage needs, you can start to develop your style by observing the colors, shapes, and textures that most reflect your preferences. Look at other custom designs online and note the units that you could envision within your own home. Consider which organizational elements, such as door racks or roll-out shelving, best speak to your lifestyle and storage needs. Make a list of items that would ensure functionality while complimenting your personality and style.
Designing cabinets for your home means an opportunity to customize:
- Building materials
- Finishes and stains
- Textures and colors
- Frame and door styles
- Glides (soft close or hard close drawers)
- Door hinges
- Drawer knobs
- Adjustable or fixed shelving
- And more
A truly unique home is not complete without custom designed cabinetry that serve both the homeowner’s style preferences and desire for functionality. When thinking about cabinetry for your home, you should consider the personal and household items that need to be stored. Both your style and your belongings should be part of the planning process. A home is a house that is built with you in mind.