Whether you’re designing a brand-new home from the ground up, renovating an existing home to suit your family, or hoping to do some updates to your house to ensure that you get maximum profit at auction, custom cabinets are one of the best things you can do to add value to your property. There are a number of reasons why this is the case; we have outlined just some of them in the article below:
1. Personalised Style
When you opt for readymade cabinets, you’ll quickly find that your options are limited and you may end up settling for something that doesn’t quite suit your needs or your tastes. Taking the custom route, however, will ensure that you get exactly what you want and that it fits seamlessly into the style of your home. You will have total control over the design, from the materials to the colors used.
2. Tailored Solutions
Many homes are really lacking in the storage department and readymade options don’t always allow you to make the best use of the space. Going custom, however, will enable you to design cabinets that suit your home and your specific needs – no space will be wasted and you will be able to use it to the best of your ability (such as drawers, cupboards, and racks of all shapes and sizes).
3. Quality Craftsmanship
You simply cannot beat the quality of custom cabinetry. They’re designed, built, and installed by experienced professionals using premium quality materials – readymade and flatpack options cannot compete. They also go through rigorous quality assurance tests prior to being delivered, so you can rest assured that their construction is sound and will stand the test of time.
4. Cost Effective
From the joins themselves through to the handles, there’s no denying that custom cabinets are built to last. Readymade options, on the other hand, are generally made from low-quality materials and assembled less securely – all of which means they won’t be as long-lasting. Having to repair or even replace the units down the line can quickly make this the more expensive option in the long run.
5. Uniquely Yours
From start to finish, the cabinetry has been specifically designed and built for you and your home. What this means is that the finished product is truly one of a kind – you will not find cupboards, drawers, bookshelves, and nooks that look exactly the same as yours anywhere else. This can be a real feature and selling point should you ever decide to relocate to a new property in the future.
6. Eco Friendly
Since you have no say in the materials that go into readymade cabinetry, you have no idea what sort of impact it has on the environment. When you go custom, however, you have more say over the materials used – and it’s more than possible to choose options that are more environmentally friendly (such as using recycled materials or sustainable ones like bamboo).
7. Improved Strength
The last thing you want is to place something on a shelf and have the whole thing come crashing down. Not only could this lead to damage to your personal possessions, but it can also lead to costly repairs. The great thing about custom shelving is that it’s been designed and constructed with strength in mind – the joints and dowels used will ensure a long-lasting, durable hold.
8. Special Features
Another benefit of the custom route that can add value to your property is the various special features that could be included as a part of your design. Lazy Susans, pull-out rubbish bins, vertical or horizontal folding storage, specially designed nooks for jewelry and accessories – all of these things give your home a high-end appearance and are special, custom features.
9. Mixed Materials
Mixing different finishes in a single piece of furniture is a really on-trend way to give your home that wow factor. It is, however, a more involved – and, therefore, more costly – a process that isn’t generally possible with readymade units. Your design team will seamlessly blend the materials together, which can be a great solution for concealed storage or even lighting.
10. Decorative Handles
Whilst it is possible to upgrade the handles and other hardware on readymade cabinets, you are often still limited as to what will fit the unit. For a truly beautiful finish, however, you should think of hardware as jewelry. From a variety of finishes to a range of styles, you can make whatever you like work with your design. Long bar handles, for example, are very popular at the moment.
11. Tricky Spaces
Most homes have some awkward spaces that we aren’t sure what to do with – why not hide these spaces or even highlight them whilst providing ample storage thanks to custom cabinetry? Making the most of tricky spaces will ensure that you’re not wasting any space – you’ll be able to store all of the little knickknacks that you’ve accumulated over the years without trouble.
12. Design Flexibility
No matter the size, shape or available space that you’re working with, you’ll be able to utilize every inch. Readymade cabinets can only be so wide, so tall or even so deep – if you want something that isn’t standard, you’re going to have to compromise. The flexibility of custom units is often what makes them so attractive – you don’t have to stick to standard measurements.
13. Local Options
Most readymade units are built in a factory somewhere, usually overseas. When you opt for the custom route, you can rest assured that you’re investing in some locally made joinery. It’s great to support local businesses and trades – particularly at this time when so many have lost work due to Covid-19 – plus you may find that delays due to shipping aren’t as much of a problem.
If you’re thinking about adding cabinetry of some kind to your home, from cupboards and drawers to open shelving and hanging rails, we hope that the information provided in this article has shown you why custom is the ideal route to take. The team at Spaceworks Design has decades of experience and would love to provide your property with the value-adding cabinets of your dreams – get in touch with us today.