Your Guide to Custom Cabinets

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Your Guide to Custom Cabinets

When most people think of custom cabinets they think about the kitchen. That makes sense, as kitchen cabinets are the most popular type of custom cabinet sold each year. However, a lot of people don’t realize you can install custom cabinets just about anywhere, from your bathroom, bedroom, entertainment room, and garage in your home to your office, break room, and conference room at work. 

The best custom cabinet makers can build custom shelving to create a one-of-a-kind storage space that can transform any room in your home or office, giving you the ability to stay organized and boost aesthetic appeal at the same time.  

In this article, we’re going to talk about why custom cabinets are in such high demand, where you can add them to your home or business, and how an experienced cabinetry shop can build just about any type of storage space you can imagine.  

Table of Contents 

  • What Are Custom Cabinets? 

  • Why Choose Custom Cabinets? 

  • Custom Kitchen Cabinets 

  • Custom Bathroom Cabinets 

  • Custom Cabinets for Your Home Office 

  • Custom Cabinets for Entertainment Rooms 

  • Custom Cabinets for the Garage 

  • Custom Cabinets for Home Storage 

  • Custom Closet Systems 

  • Custom Cabinet Refacing 

  • Commercial Custom Cabinets 

  • Conclusion  

What Are Custom Cabinets? 

Custom cabinets act as storage areas and are designed to fit a unique space. When mounted to the ceiling, the floor, or the wall, they can dramatically change the look and storage capacity of any room.

When you choose custom cabinets you’ll work with a professional cabinet maker. They’ll measure each space within a room and then work with you to plan and design cabinets to match the layout and measurement of that room. 

Smaller rooms benefit from floating cabinets that hang from the wall and maximize space. They are built to order in a cabinet shop and installed by skilled professionals. 

Stock cabinets purchased from big box stores or online are not custom. They are typically made from less durable materials and come in limited shapes, sizes, and finishes. Custom cabinets are made from a variety of high-quality materials, come in any size or finish, and can be accessorized with a seemingly infinite amount of options. 

Why Choose Custom Cabinets? 

When you choose custom cabinets the biggest benefit always comes back to choice. You don’t have to settle when you choose custom. You know the finished product is going to be exactly what you want. At the same time, you’re making the process a lot easier. Instead of hunting for stock cabinets that might not fit in your space or meet your needs, when you choose custom cabinets you’re guaranteed to find something you love. 

Personal Selection 

Stock cabinets can include dozens of possible combinations, but you are always limited by product availability and materials. Custom cabinets provide you with a diverse selection of wood, style, finish, door styles, and hardware to address your personal storage goals and achieve both the aesthetics and functionality you want and need. On the other hand, stock cabinets made in assembly-line batches at different times often result in non-matching materials and finishes. In other words, you don’t always get what you think you’re getting with stock cabinets.  

Local Sourcing  

If you’re concerned about the origin and quality of the wood used for your cabinets, then you’ll want to work with a custom cabinet shop. You’ll have a much broader choice of wood for your project including local or domestic hardwoods. Local also means not waiting weeks or months for your order to come in. An established local custom cabinet shop will have material ready or have the connections to source them quickly. 

Built to Fit 

Have an unusual or unconventional floor plan? Stock cabinets are designed for stock kitchen sizes. If you have more space or less space a custom solution will work best. Built to maximize space and functionality, custom cabinet doors and drawers utilize every inch available in a seamless way. 

Custom Kitchen Cabinets 

The most popular types of custom cabinets are of course the ones found in your kitchen. Custom kitchen cabinets maximize your storage space and are built to fit your lifestyle, design preferences, and kitchen shape. Because they’re hand built you have no limits on size, shape, materials, or finish. If you’re working with a local cabinet maker, you’ll often get your cabinets faster because you’re not waiting on shipping delays, supply chain issues, or out-of-stock models. 

Custom Bathroom Cabinets 

The next most popular choice for home custom cabinets after the kitchen is the bathroom. Customized for aesthetic appeal and to take on the environmental challenges bathrooms present, bathroom cabinets offer long-lasting value. 

Humidity and fluctuating temperatures put stress on poorly constructed cabinets. Bathroom cabinets constructed from the right type of wood species that are properly sealed will outlive their less expensive counterparts, allowing you to enjoy your investment longer while adding value to your home. 

Custom Cabinets for Your Home Office 

Today more and more people are working remotely from home. That means the home office has taken over the spare bedroom. But bedrooms were designed to be used as bedrooms, not offices. A comfortable and functional office has shelving and storage space. An experienced cabinet maker can design and build the exact shelves and storage cabinets you need to make your home office feel more like a workspace. 

Entertainment Rooms 

Entertainment rooms are often the most expensive rooms in the house. They hold thousands of dollars worth of expensive audio and visual equipment. They’re also a great place to display some of your most treasured valuables and memorabilia. Media cabinets designed specifically for your space add to the aesthetic theme of your home or room. They allow you to maximize storage space so you can enjoy a clutter and wire-free media center. 

Cabinets for the Garage 

If you’re anything like most homeowners your garage is much more than a parking space. More often than not the vehicles get in the way of what could be a nice workspace. Storage for your garage frees up the clutter and opens up space to add workbenches, bike racks, wine storage, and more. Garage cabinets protect your tools and keep things organized so you can find what you need when you need it. 

Home Storage 

When storage space is at a premium, adding a custom cabinet can often make all the difference. If you have a room with high ceilings, you can utilize that vertical space with taller cabinets. Tired of having shoes and coats scattered around your mudroom? Adding built-in storage cabinets creates a look of installed furniture designed to match your home’s theme.  

Closet Systems 

An experienced cabinet maker will be able to design and install a custom closet system for your master bedroom or any other room. The closet system can include custom shelving for shoes and custom cabinet storage for items you don’t want out in the open. Personalize your closet with materials, finishes, and style to create a unique look. Shoe shelving, built-in lighted mirrors, and accessory storage options have no limitations with a custom closet system. 

Cabinet Refacing 

If you have solid, high-quality cabinets that just need a makeover, cabinet refacing can be a great option. Refacing can give outdated or worn cabinets a new look without the cost of total replacement. However, if your cabinets have rot, mold, water damage, broken pieces, or are misaligned, then cabinet refacing may not be the best option. 

Commercial Cabinets 

First impressions matter, especially in the business world. A well-designed lobby gets noticed and sets a professional tone. When you have a well-organized space that’s beautifully designed with custom cabinets and shelving, customers, clients, and business partners view you as more credible. 

The same goes for your breakroom. Employees feel better when they’re in an organized, aesthetically pleasing environment. Adding custom cabinets and storage to your break room and offices can create an environment of sophistication and show your staff you’re willing to invest in their comfort. 


As you can see, custom cabinets and storage solutions can maximize the space of any room in your home or business. These cabinets cost more than stock cabinets, but when you consider the time saved by not having to shop around and piece together different stock cabinets to make them work with your space, that alone can be worth it. 

Then there’s the cost of waiting when something is out of stock. There’s also the cost of feeling stressed because you don’t know if you’re going to get what you need or want. Also, stock cabinets aren’t going to last as long, nor do they add the same value to your home. 

When you add up all the variables, working with a cabinet maker is usually the most cost-effective way to get exactly what you want. Enjoy a tailor-made product that lasts!  

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