3 Ideas for Custom Wood Cabinets with Doors and Shelves

20 / February

Custom wood cabinets with doors and shelves provide a warm contrast against metal and ceramic surfaces. That’s why many homeowners now choose custom built wood cabinets for their dream kitchens.

If you also want to complete your dream kitchen with a custom wood cabinet, here are a few ideas you can start with:

1. Choose maple wood for durability

Maple offers high resistance against scratches and cracks. If you prioritise durability, maple wood is the clear choice (although it could be more expensive or less available than oak or cherry).

Aside from toughness and durability, maple wood also has an intricate grain that best exemplifies the natural appearance of wood. Many homeowners choose maple wood because of the graining and natural feel it evokes.

2. Choose a combination of glass and wood as frontage

Glass can increase visual space and give you capabilities of showing more of your kitchen utensils and cookware. Also, glass can provide some variety to your kitchen surfaces (especially if your cabinets, counters, tables and splashback are made from wood).

Kitchen cabinets may also have varying sizes of shelves and doors. This could give you more ideas and design choices before making the cabinet a permanent kitchen fixture. You can request for different designs and decide which one is perfect for your taste and kitchen.

3. Go for semi-custom cabinets

Perhaps you’ve decided to go for custom built cabinets because you want to optimise the space and make your kitchen truly reflect your lifestyle and personality. Some homeowners though compromise (to save on budget) by purchasing semi-custom cabinets instead.

These kitchen cabinets have the basic design (e.g. the frame and shelves are already built) but you can customise the doors and panels. This is ideal if the overall dimensions perfectly fit the allocated space for it.

However, many homeowners still choose custom built cabinets (either for new kitchen construction or remodel) for the following reasons:

  • Flexibility
  • Wide design choices
  • Optimisation of space
  • Perfectly aligning and matching the cabinet with the kitchen design

Custom wooden cabinets may take longer to build (measurement, design, fabrication, finishing) but remember that they’ll be in your kitchen for years to come. Many homeowners are willing to invest more for something long term.

Custom wood cabinets with doors and shelves

Here at Signature Joinery & Design (SJD) we specialise in residential and kitchen joinery to create elegant custom wood cabinets. We’ve already worked with many Sydney homeowners, interior designers and architects to achieve the client’s vision.

Contact us today and let’s turn your idea into reality. We’ll work with your design idea and preference.

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