People often ask why they should opt for custom cabinets instead of ready-made, off-the shelf cabinets they can buy at some stores here in Toronto. It’s a perfectly understandable question – many, if not most people, have only ever used factory-built, mass-produced cabinets and simply adapted them for whatever use they were needed, or adjusted the use to fit the cabinet. It’s a little bit like asking why you should have a suit tailored, when there are plenty of suits that look fine, already made up and ready on the hanger.
Custom Cabinets Are About Much More Than a Good Fit
Sticking with the suit analogy, most people can relate to the idea of buying a shirt or a pair of pants that needed something adjusting in order to fit properly – the collar, the sleeves, the waist and so on. Buying a tailored suit is different – it fits you when you put it on, because it was made to fit you. In many ways, custom cabinets are like that – they are designed to fit the space they will live in. However, that’s just a small part of the story. Just like a suit – just because it fits you, doesn’t mean it suits you. Custom cabinets don’t just fit into a particular space. They fit into your life – they’re made specially and exclusively for you. This is a hugely important difference, and here’s why:
- Custom-Made Means You’ll Get the Right Materials – Once a craftsman knows what the cabinet is to be used for, they can make an informed decision of which materials to use in order to make the best cabinet. Some uses are more suited to soft woods, others might need a hard maple body, for example. Whichever wood is chosen, will be selected with durability and longevity in mind. A cabinet you pick up off of the shelf in a store is factory built with cheaper wood, and designed to satisfy a number of potential uses. Your custom cabinet is built to serve the purpose you want it to, and for a long time.
- Custom-Made Means Unique – You may need a cabinet built to fit into a very awkward place in your home, but that’s not what we mean by ‘unique’ here. The best cabinet makers in Toronto will get an idea about your personality and what you like and dislike about the existing furniture you have. They’ll try to get a feel for your tastes and passions. The more you talk with them, the better understanding they will get about what designs and styles might excite you. All of this will be put together and built into your cabinet. Not only will your cabinet fit perfectly and do exactly what is required of it, it will look perfect. In fact, the best cabinets are those which look like they should have been there all along.
- Custom-Made Means Flexibility of Design – People who have very specific setups requirements for furniture can often end up being frustrated by the limitations that mass-produced cabinets give them. If you have a gaming setup, a home studio, a movie room and so on, you will probably appreciate just how essential that one drawer, compartment or funny-shaped cabinet is. In fact, pretty much all of us can relate to this when we look at our kitchens. Buying custom cabinets means doing things the right way round – finding a perfect solution to your problem, not trying to fit your problem into a pre-made solution.
Overall, the aesthetic beauty, individualized design and high-quality materials make custom cabinets the clear superior choice in pretty much every way.