There are many reasons why you might need to replace the cabinets in your New England kitchen. Perhaps they were damaged by fire or water, or maybe they just don’t offer enough storage space. Regardless of why you are considering new cabinets, the idea of custom kitchen cabinets is one that is worth entertaining for several reasons. In today’s post, we will highlight the difference between premade cabinets and custom cabinets, and we’ll review five reasons why custom kitchen cabinets are always a wise choice.
Are you ready to experience the benefits of custom kitchen cabinets in your home? At D.R. Dimes Kitchens, we specialize in creating specialty woodwork for many purposes, including cabinetry, and we would love to help you design the kitchen of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you create a kitchen that is as beautiful as it is functional!
Five Benefits of Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Durability and Longevity
If there is one thing you want your kitchen cabinets to be, it is durable so that they provide a lifetime of usefulness. Custom kitchen cabinets are engineered with a higher degree of quality than premade cabinets, so you can be sure they will stand up to the rigors of everyday use. The cabinets you find in the big-box stores are often put together on a factory assembly line and made of subpar materials, like particle board and wood glue, that just aren’t designed to stand the test of time.
Variety of Material Choices
When you walk into a home improvement store and shop their prefabricated cabinets, you are likely to be let down by the variety of material choices they have to offer. Additionally, there is no telling where the wood was sourced from, leaving you questioning the impact the manufacturing process had on the environment. When you choose to install custom kitchen cabinets, you have a wide variety of woods at your disposal, such as tiger maple, butternut wood, and locally sourced hardwoods, to ensure a beautiful and eco-friendly kitchen.
More Storage Space
Premade cabinets are made with predetermined measurements that are designed to fit the average kitchen. Unfortunately, this can leave you with a lot of blank, unusable space once the cabinets are installed, especially if your kitchen has a unique layout. Custom woodworkers specialize in using their creativity to ensure that no space is wasted with your cabinets. That means that you can have extra tall cabinets or extra thin cabinets where you couldn’t with premade cabinets, allowing you to enjoy more storage space. Who doesn’t want that?
Better Quality Craftsmanship
It might seem like a no-brainer, but the quality of premade cabinets that you find in the store just can’t compare to the quality of those that are built by expert woodworkers. For example, store-bought cabinets are likely joined together with wood glue, nails, or screws. While effective, these joinery methods are not conducive to long-lasting cabinets. When you have custom kitchen cabinets made, you can rest assured that the woodworkers use premium joining methods, like dovetail, dowel, or mortise and tenon joints.
Built to Suit Your Needs
Finally, prefabricated cabinets are built to suit a wide variety of individuals and standard storage needs. This means that if you are very tall or very short, store-bought cabinets might not work very well for you. It also means that you could have a hard time finding the cabinet that lets you showcase your rare teapot collection in a way that accentuates its incredible qualities. When you have custom kitchen cabinets made, they will be built to suit your unique needs, making them incredibly convenient and easy to use.
Start Your Custom Kitchen Cabinet Design Today
Once you know the benefits of custom cabinets for your kitchen, it is hard to deny yourself the experience of having them in your home. D.R. Dimes Kitchens has been helping homeowners just like yourself design the kitchen of their dreams for more than 55 years, and we are confident that we can do the same for you. Our New England woodworkers are committed to a level of craftsmanship that you just won’t find in the premade cabinets available in big-box stores. What’s more, we are happy to offer a 35-percent discount off of our furniture for life when you choose us to design your kitchen.
Sound good? Contact our team today to start designing custom kitchen cabinets!