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3 Advantages of Custom Cabinets When Designing Your Kitchen

There are many details to consider when designing your dream kitchen. Arguably the most important, aside from determining your budget, is deciding between a custom cabinet solution or a semi-custom/stock option from a major retailer. To help with your decision, we’ve put together a list of the three biggest differences between purchasing custom cabinetry over generic options to make your dream space a reality.

1.) Limitless Possibilities

By choosing custom cabinets for your dream kitchen, your design possibilities are virtually endless. Custom cabinets are designed to meet the unique dimensions of the space allowing for storage needs to be met while framing the space at the heart of your home.

No longer bound by catalog availability, you have complete control over the details. With custom cabinets, you’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of high-end materials to design a space that caters to your specific needs while guaranteeing your kitchen is built to last.

2.) No Installation Required

By partnering with a custom cabinetmaker, you can trust that everything from the initial design to final installation will be done right. As opposed to big brand cabinets that focus on cost over quality, custom cabinets are fabricated with your specific installation in mind. This means more craftsmanship is performed at the factory, pouring over the finer details before being delivered to your home. This is the element that creates that ‘custom look’ in your finished kitchen.

Another advantage of custom cabinetry is that, because your designer has tailored the design to meet the specific dimensions of your kitchen you can guarantee that your space will be filled with functionality. With stock and even semi-custom cabinets, designers are stuck with a catalog of limited sizes. For stock cabinetry, there is no ability to make adjustments. In semi-custom, the designer is forced to do their best with available sizes or incur hefty up-charges to the design. The design fix is typically to rely more heavily on filler pieces to close gaps between walls and cabinets. Not only does this waste potential storage space but it also affects the finished look of your space.

3.) Personal Touch and Care

As opposed to a mass-produced cabinetry, each custom cabinet is a handmade work of art, designed specifically for your kitchen. Because a team of designers and cabinetmakers are working together, you can trust that every detail is scrutinized and that imperfections are eliminated.

On the contrary, stock and semi-custom cabinets that have experienced the rigors of production lines and cookie cutter designs are more susceptible to damage and material deficiencies. In essence, they lack the personal touch and care that comes with purchasing custom cabinets.

For more on the advantages of custom cabinetry, and to begin designing the kitchen of your dreams, contact the expert cabinetmakers at Cedar Crest Cabinetry today.

About Cedar Crest

With over 30 years of custom furniture and cabinetry experience, Cedar Crest Cabinetry has been working alongside customers to deliver breathtaking custom cabinetry that is specifically designed to their needs and preferences. Comprised of durable, naturally sourced materials, we take the time to stress the details to create custom pieces that not only stand the test of time, but also provide a unique kitchen experience for you and your family.

We are supported by a creative, talented, and energetic team of experts who excel at assisting customers in every phase of design, construction, and installation. Contact us today to learn how we can help bring your vision to life. Call (603) 606-6123 or visit to learn more.



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