Custom Cabinetry MN | Custom Cabinets and Countertops
In a world that is leaning toward smaller spaces, smaller budgets and higher expectations, it’s important to know there are design choices that allow for affordable spaces homeowners will love. And one choice that can be applied to a number of rooms in the home is the creative use of cabinetry. But this requires thinking outside of the box in terms of design – like using cabinetry throughout the entire home.
Not Just for the Kitchen Anymore
The days of cabinetry only being used in kitchens and bathrooms are in the past. Today’s cabinetry is extremely versatile and able to meet the specialized needs of other-room applications.
Custom Cabinets Can Turn Any Room In Your Home To Functional Living Spaces
Cabinetry has long been used to create distinctive kitchens and baths, but by choosing affordable and versatile cabinetry, those same cabinets can be used throughout the home to add style and function to nearly any room.
The Great Room
The trend of open living spaces is still stronger than ever; however, the great room is becoming smaller in size. With this in mind, homeowners need to consider making every inch of the home, including the great room, functional for that specific living space.
Consumers today are more organized and want to put everything in its own place.
For instance, media centers are not just for televisions. Custom-built pieces in family and great rooms for televisions, stereo systems and video equipment are turning ordinary rooms into ones that resemble concert halls, movie theaters and video arcades – all in one!
For example, the entertainment center is usually the focal point of the room, so why not make it beautiful. The TV doesn’t have to live on its own with just one purpose; cabinetry can be used to house the TV or to surround it. And, this cabinetry can serve as great storage for everything from DVDs and video game systems to board games.
If reading is also a part of your family’s lives, bookshelves in the study room are another dramatic and functional design addition that can be created with cabinetry. This is a great way to add personality to a room. It adds valuable storage without taking up a lot of room.
A little creativity can go a long way when it comes to cabinetry design, including the use of cabinetry in the bedroom. As homes are getting smaller, bedrooms are sometimes being used for more than just sleeping. Often it serves as the home’s office or craft room, and with these dual purposes storage becomes even more important.
Cabinetry is often overlooked as being useful in the bedroom, but it has the ability to transform into a desk, window seats or a built in dresser. In addition to being extremely practical, cabinetry has the ability to look like high end furniture pieces, at a fraction of the cost.
While cabinetry may seem like a long term decorative commitment for a bedroom, with these simple considerations it can stand the test of time and add long-lasting value:
- Choosing cabinetry with clean lines and neutral finishes has the ability to work with most any décor, from whimsical to modern.
- Remember, a simple change to hardware can dramatically change the look of a furniture-like piece.
- Consider including in a bedroom layout, areas that can accommodate a child and a teenager; for example, where a child can sit and color can adapt to a computer/homework desk later on. Plus, a space where a child plays with their toys could also be a dressing area for a teenager.
The Multipurpose Room
Another growing trend in today’s homes is the need for a “multipurpose” room. These types of rooms can be used for anything from hobbies to everyday activities such as laundry, ironing or even a place to use exercise equipment.
In creating a multipurpose room, cabinetry presents homeowners with a solution that accommodates the miscellaneous items and activities of today’s busy family without compromising style. It provides homeowners with functionality, yet has the ability to blend in with the décor of the rest of the home.
Smart use of cabinetry in this room can provide a great deal of storage to accommodate all of the homeowners needs. For example, homeowners might want to consider the addition of a kitchen island on wheels in order to have additional storage and have a moveable work space. This movable kitchen island can be used to fold laundry, do homework, or other household tasks.
Many homeowners are incorporating office cabinetry in the kitchen.
Design Options That Work — In Big Spaces and Small
A higher level of taste and a demand for spaces that are functional doesn’t have to mean a higher price tag. Most of us don’t live in million-dollar mansions, but we still want to live in a home that gives us a sense of comfort and pride.
Custom Cabinets helps transform living spaces into spaces you’ll love, with cabinetry that add long-lasting value and bring utility, comfort and beauty to a home. In homes for GenY to Boomers, loft space to universal design, custom cabinets can provide beautiful solutions that stand the test of time.
Talk To A Minnesota Cabinet Maker & Installer
To learn more about the many design options available, visit a local Custom Cabinet Shop. A professional cabinet builder is essential in this design process, as they will be able to assist you in cabinet placement and measuring.
You owe it to yourself to talk to a pro about getting your cabinets built and installed correctly. Doing so can be the difference between cabinetry that will need to be replaced after a few short years and new bathroom or kitchen cabinets that last you a lifetime.