There are plenty of reasons why Toronto homeowners are choosing custom cabinets over prefabricated ones. For one, they are built to last – crafted by skilled tradesmen rather than put together on an assembly line. They usually have stronger joints, they open and close smoothly and generally look better. Of course, custom cabinets are also built to the exact specifications you want, meaning that everything will finally have a place, and everything will finally be in its place. You no longer need to have awkwardly fitting cabinets in inconvenient places.
How to Make Sure Your Custom Cabinets Are a Good Match for the Room
That’s all well and good, but one factor that is surprisingly often overlooked, is how well the new cabinets will sit with the overall decor and ambience of the room. It makes sense that, if you’re going to have custom cabinets made to suit your needs and personality, they should also be a good fit for the room that will hold them. This means taking account of the features, colours, materials, shape and ambience of the room in the design of the cabinets. That sounds quite easy, but in fact, in practice, it can be quite tricky to get it just right. Here are some tips to help you achieve the right look and design for your room:
- Know the Dimensions of Your Room – This is obviously key when it comes to gauging how much space you will have once installation is complete. You don’t want your cabinets to look cramped or crowded in, but you also need to be able to store your items. Modern units usually stretch to the ceiling, so take advantage of this where possible. Be aware, also, that cabinets will obviously protrude out from the walls – you must ensure that there is still enough room to move around comfortably once they are in.
- Take a look at the Prominent Materials in the Room – Whether your room is dominated by oak panels, stone tiling or minimalist glass, you should definitely factor this into your cabinet design. Any large contrast between the types of material already found in your room, and those used to build your custom cabinets, will likely appear awkward.
- Consider the Styles Already Used in Your Room – This will have a big effect in determining whether you opt for glass insets, beaded panels and so on. Again, you want your cabinets to feel they naturally belong in the room.
- Think About Who Uses the Room and How it is Used – If you’re not the most organized person, it might not be wise to go for open shelving or glass insets – especially if the cabinets are to be in a room in which you will host guests.
- Doors or Drawers? – Many people don’t like the look of deep drawers in their rooms, but admit that they are often more practical. If that’s how you feel, be aware that you can have the best of both worlds by concealing the drawer with a normal cabinet door.
As custom cabinets become more and more popular across Toronto, there is no longer any reason to put up with ill-fitting and mismatched designs. Once you’ve made the decision to go with custom-built units, be sure to take into consideration the above factors when coming up with your design. As mentioned, you want the cabinets to feel like they naturally belong in the room – almost as if the room was designed around them, to fit in with their design. With some careful consideration at the design phase, you can achieve exactly that.