Custom cabinets have been popular since the early years as they offer functionality and also adds to the beauty of your home. No matter what theme you have in your abode, there will always be a custom cabinet material just for you that will fit whatever you store inside, whether it is your plates and other cutlery, an experienced carpenter will be able to turn your plans into reality.
Types of Custom Cabinets
There are three main types of cabinets that differ due to their size and function. If you want to have a cabinet made, you will need to know what type you really need that will fit what you will use it for in the space where you will place it.
1. Tall Cabinets
Tall cabinets are often measured in their length and are usually more than 84 inches in height. This type is often made for use in pantries or to store utilities. Tall cabinets are usually placed in kitchens and bathrooms and can feature a single, butt, double door, or no door. Depending on your preference, you can opt to have more shelves placed or minimal ones to be able to make space for taller paraphernalia.
2. Wall Cabinets
Wall cabinets or upper and wall-mounted cabinets are the storage that is placed on the wall compared to those that are placed on the floor. This type of cabinet is popular because it saves so much space and is easily accessible for daily use. There are a lot of types of wall cabinets based on their use and make. It can be mainly for decorative purposes as well. Because wall cabinets are easy to personalize, many people have their carpenter make them in a way that will serve the most purpose. For example, a wall cabinet placed on the kitchen that will have a partition for a microwave while also having small drawers for spices.
3. Base Cabinets
Base cabinets or lower cabinets are meant to be reliable and sturdy which is why it is commonly made of heavy-duty wood such as oak and cherry. Base cabinets are often used to double as a countertop, a vanity, or a kitchen island. Most base cabinets have ¾ shelves in-depth, however, everything from the doors, drawers, handles, and shelves used are fully customizable and will fit your needs.
4. Cabinet Drawers
Cabinet drawers can be in various shapes and sizes, and can be used to store a wide range of items, from plates, silverware, clothes, to other memorabilia, drawers would be a great choice for people who want a storage option that can be for multiple uses. If you have an experienced carpenter, asking them to make you a cabinet drawer for your utensils, vanity, or files should be a worry-free process.
Materials that are commonly used in custom cabinets
One of the reasons why custom made cabinets are so popular is because it is fully customizable according to your preference, from the design materials, doors, patterns, and handles, you will be the one to decide each of them and will be the one to make your requests known to your carpenter.
Oak material is perfect for homes with a traditional look and feel. There are many colors of oak and it can be stained a specific pattern easily if that is what you prefer. Oak is the usual material for countertops and cabinets.
Though this material is more expensive when compared to other custom cabinet materials, cherry is absolutely worth the extra money because of its very attractive color and smooth grain. Cherry is perfect for homes that are aiming to achieve an elegant and lustrous look and feel.
Walnut is popular in some countries like the United States or Canada where the tree usually grows. Walnut is perfect for people who greatly appreciate the “wood” material that is on the darker side of the colors of brown. This material can be customized and comes in a variety of shades and grains.
Beech is popular for people who want a smoother and more subtle texture for their cabinets. This material can be very easy to customize because it is easier to cut and stain for a specific shade or pattern. Beech is perfect for a variety of homes as it can easily fit any theme.
Often used in cabinet doors, laminate has been increasingly finding its way to most modern homes in the present. This is because of its attractiveness and functionality which makes the cabinets very easy to clean just by wiping with a damp or dry towel. This material is also lighter on the pockets compared to its wooden counterparts above, and can also hold its own in terms of durability.
Custom made cabinets with glass fronts are very popular due to their attractive façade and also their accessibility and function. Many people who want to show off or display their prized kitchenware or their various décor opt to get glass as they are the best way to store the memorable stuff.