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5 Steps to Design the Best Custom Cabinets

Design Custom Cabinets for your Kitchen

How to Create the Best Custom Cabinets with a Designer

Selecting the right cabinets for your home can be an exciting, yet overwhelming process. There are so many different types of cabinets that serve different functions that choosing the right one can be like navigating through a maze.

Choosing to create custom cabinets can be the best way to get exactly what you want, without the worry of navigating through store after store to find the right style for your home.

For a stress free remodel, try following these five simple steps:

Step 1: Get Inspired

The first and most important step is to find out what you like. No matter if you have an exact picture in your mind or are starting from scratch, try searching through catalogs, magazines, or searching online to find an image of your style.

Scrolling through images of homes that you like can help you discover the styles, colors, and other aspects of the overall design that you would like to see in your home.

Not only will this help you with your remodel, but also your cabinet designer. They will be able to take a look at your collection of images and help create a space in your home that matches all of your requirements.

Step 2: Dive into the Details

Now that you have found some images of homes that you like, you might want to try taking a deeper look. Study the finer details, such as:

  • Color
  • Wood species
  • Hardware
  • Size
  • Detailing
  • Placement, and more


These details will help you determine if the style you see in the picture can be feasible in your own space. Noting the fine details that you like now will help you and the designer create something that is truly a piece of custom work that can be appreciated for a long time.

Step 3: Communicating with Your Cabinet Designer

Having open communication with your custom cabinet designer, architect, or installer is key to creating a home you love. Sharing all of your ideas, likes, dislikes, and more with your designer will help you both create beautiful cabinetry for your home in the most efficient manner.  Your designer will spend less time guessing and you will spend less time worrying about the overall outcome.

Sharing your preferences on the design is one thing that many homeowners focus on. Share your entire vision of what you can expect from your cabinets. Is storage an issue in your current space? Can your space accommodate floor to ceiling cabinets? These are just a few of the questions that you should ask yourself before sitting down with your designer. This will help you both create an overall goal for your space.

Step 4: Ask for Advice

If you are unsure of what will look best in your home, don’t hesitate to ask. Designers are there to work with you, not against you. They may have the answers you need and the skill to see assess your space to ensure your new cabinets are designed to match fluidly.

Step 5: Collaborate Don’t Compromise

When working with a designer, it is important to remember that it is a collaboration. Designers share their opinions with you out of a place of experience, not from a personal taste. This is something that many homeowners overlook. Designers are there to bounce ideas off of and ensure that you are creating the best cabinets for your needs.


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