Unexpected Cabinetry to Plan for in Your New Home
Updated: Jun 26
Odds are, if you’re in the early stages of planning a new build or home renovation, you’re inundated with decisions that need to be made. Colors, materials, finishes, sizes, prices, etc etc. So first of all, you should free yourself of any perfectionism. You will make mistakes. You will mismeasure. You will change your mind. It’s okay! With that in mind, we wanted to talk through several cabinetry projects that are slightly unexpected, but we think are important. Whether you plan for them now or wait for later, here are some unique cabinet projects that will increase the value, form, and function of your home.
If you’ve spent any time at all on Pinterest, you’ve seen the new pantry craze. There’s a place for everything and everything is in its place. In fact, pantries are one of the first things that young families look at when they’re touring homes. Pantries are definitely a more modern luxury, but practical and pretty nonetheless. Consider the height and depth of your pantry space, and how much walk-about space will be left if you add wall to wall cabinetry. Upper and lower cabinet doors can work extremely well in pantries because they can hide all of the food and kitchen items that you don’t want to showcase. Also, the pantry is a great place to experiment with fun, offbeat cabinet colors.
The Laundry Room
Another casual space that has gotten a recent rebrand is the laundry room. Gone are the days of an unattractive, unintentional laundry room. Nowadays these rooms are filled with wallpapers brass hardware, and of course… custom cabinetry. Similar to the pantry, a laundry room is a great place to serve as a catch-all for the things that you don’t necessarily want to display. Throw those cleaning products behind a pretty cabinet door, and call it a day!
Living Room Built-ins
Another trending yet cunning space that cabinets have infiltrated, is the living room. Custom built-in bookshelves have taken the living room market by storm… and for good reason! Built-ins are a great way to store beautiful and necessary living room objects. A popular choice is to add cabinet doors to the bottom of built-in bookshelves to hide the less attractive objects like blankets, toys, or even cable and wifi boxes. As you’re designing your dream family space, don’t forget about the option of custom built-in bookshelves and cabinetry. Again... form and function!
If space allows, closets are another clever place to install custom cabinets and doors. This gives a really fun and luxurious feeling to the space. By tucking certain items into shelves, and behind doors, you can free up hanging and display space for your pretty things. Some people even opt for glass front cabinet doors to display their jewelry, scarves, and other accessories behind. Create a department store vibe in your walk-in by working custom cabinetry into your closet plans.
All in all, custom cabinetry is a great place to invest your design budget. We have a long list of cool and custom projects that we’ve helped create in homes. Whether it be traditional kitchen uppers and lowers or off the wall pantries and closets. We’d love to help you in your unique cabinetry design plans!