The Life Art of Cabinetry

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A home is one of the biggest investments a person will make. Further, renovations and remodeling will take significant time and money down the road. Both of these endeavors place emphasis on cabinetry in every room, but especially the kitchen.

The artistic history of cabinets goes back to Italy during the late Renaissance period. In many parts of Europe, cabinets became the most decadent pieces of furniture with great displays of carving inlay gilding and other artistic work. Some cabinets were placed on stands and others on chests. By the mid-1920s, several American manufacturers were marketing cabinets and other millwork that could be joined to create a unified appearance in a kitchen.

Throughout the decades, manufacturers began moving away from fully custom cabinets and began offering semi-custom and stock cabinets. This reduced cost and improved installation efficiency. However, many homeowners still prefer true custom cabinets. Below are several reasons to choose custom over another option.

Benefits of Custom Cabinetry

Created to fit any kitchen: Many kitchens are shaped uniquely, which requires tailor-made cabinets. There’s nothing more annoying than designing a kitchen then realizing late in the game there are no stock or semi-custom cabinets to adequately fit the space. This can waste a lot of time and money. With custom cabinets, the designer, pro builder and homeowner work together to ensure the cabinets are no only beautiful but also well-equipped for the space in which they be placed.

Materials selection: Everything about custom cabinets is customizable, including the materials used to craft them. The homeowner can decide on the type of wood, finish, style, as well as hardware. Decision-making is fun for some folks, but others find it overwhelming and instead, enjoy the ease of selecting stock or semi-custom from a narrowed list. Nonetheless, if your plan is to design a cabinet from scratch, custom cabinets are the right choice for you.

Higher quality craftsmanship: Properly built custom cabinets will last longer than stock cabinets. Stock cabinets are made in bulk on an assembly line. Custom cabinets are made by hand specifically for a client. While the upfront cost may be more for custom cabinetry, the lifespan of these cabinets is much lengthier, which would save the homeowner money in the long run.

Potentially more storage: Stock and semi-custom cabinets can become frustrating when they take up needed storage space or are too large for the respective kitchen. With custom cabinets, the cabinets can be tailored to fit tall, thin spaces or small, compact spaces. This ultimately maximizes storage.

When designing or renovating a kitchen, cabinets take up a significant amount of space, so it’s important that the homeowner makes intentional decisions from the beginning. In today’s market, there is a broad range of cabinet options, which meet all types of desires and budgets. If you have been dreaming of custom cabinets, you won’t be disappointed. While the price point can be higher, but not always, the advantages of custom cabinets usually outweighs the disadvantages. Call the Braemar designers today to get started on designing your new kitchen and selecting the perfect cabinets for you.

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