What Does Custom Kitchen Mean?
Kitchen Design Blog
ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES The kitchen design world is in the middle of a bit of a renaissance, with the incredible popularity of home design shows with full networks designed to the craft. Every store with home supplies is selling some facet of the “Do It Yourself” modus operandi. So are those custom kitchens? Simply put, no. A custom kitchen is a whole lot of detail designed to seamlessly integrate into your home and it happens at the hands of professionals that make it all feel easy and stress free for you, the home owner.
What is Custom?
Amongst the largest centerpieces of a home, kitchen cabinetry is something not to be overlooked when it comes to the aesthetic of your home. The kitchen is where people gather, where the meals for the most memorable occasions are prepared and where the kids drop their school bags to tell you about their day. The kitchen is important, its why we feel so excited and passionate when you invite us into your home to get your design process started with a consultation.
Why go Custom?
Custom cabinetry is thoughtfully planned to ensure that your kitchen is designed exactly for how you will use it. The compromise of “this cabinet only comes in that size” is not part of the equation. Custom is exactly what it sounds it would be, made exactly to suit your needs. The other wonderful thing about custom cabinetry is the seamless fit to your home. Some homes are tilted a bit this way, or the longest wall in the room shrinks a bit at th end. We see this all of the time and you would be hard pressed to see the same since we had the custom element of their home installed. Beauty is our business, we make spaces that you can feel very proud of.
The Big Differences
Materials make a fundamental difference in the kitchen design process. Melamine results in a less expensive product for the short term, but the longevity of a melamine kitchen is dramatically shorter than that of custom wood cabinetry. Here are some of the elements that make a big difference:
Solid Wood Cabinets
Going with solid wood cabinets means durability, a longer lifetime for your kitchen and a kitchen that is able to be refinished in fifteen years when you are hungry for a fresh look in your favourite space.
Solid Wood Door Construction
A higher end look, the ability to be extremely customized and the visual appeal of a rich finished wood are the aesthetic benefits of this element of the custom cabinetry world, but there is more. The doors being made of solid wood will also lend to a long lifetime and, again, the ability to refinish if you get hungry for a fresh look in a few years.
The mechanical hardware, door hinges and drawer pulls, are not standard and designed as one size fits all. In fact, a custom kitchen has a selection of hardware elements to ensure that your kitchen is functioning beautifully and will continue to do so. The aesthetic hardware is another perk of the custom cabinetry world. The wholesale catalogues that are available in the custom cabinetry world give you the opportunity to find exactly what you are looking for as the final finishing touch to reach the kitchen of your dreams.
A standard “out of the box” kitchen doesn’t afford you the opportunity to get specific with your cabinetry functions. Do you want a drawer that neatly stores your knife set? Not a problem. A cabinet that swings open to reveal the tidily hidden away family organization essentials, consider it done. Are your kids culprits of slamming the cabinet door, taken care of. All of the little pieces that make your kitchen uniquely you can be achieved in a custom design.
Stress Free Kitchen
We mean this in two ways. The space will be stress free upon completion because everything will be exactly as you need it. The process itself is also stress free. With our team you get to enjoy the process of selection and leave the heavy lifting to the professionals. We handle the most beautiful homes in Niagara, yours could certainly be amongst them.