for your new home.
When building your new home, there are thousands of options for cabinetry.
- What is the best solution for you?
- Which brand presents the best value?
- What options are worth the additional expense?
- Why are there such price differences between all the companies out there?
Visit our Edmond showroom and let us walk you through the options for this important decision for your new home. You’ll be glad you did.
Which style are you?
Contemporary – Modern
Contemporary or Modern cabinetry includes long horizontal lines, large flat surfaces, various sheens, textures, and technology. One hallmark is a grid pattern or other geometric elements.
Rustic design provides the comfort that comes from a well-aged home. From mild – knotty alder cabinets, to real rustic hand-hewn beams, the choices for rustic design are as endless as the other styles.
Transitional design meshes newer door and cabinet styles with traditional function. The flat panel “Shaker” door is a staple of transitional design, available in many colors other than white!
Can’t decide? How about blending your favorite styles?
Industrial – with Rustic elements
Modern with touches of Rustic and Industrial
Transitional with Modern blended in
Which construction style do you prefer?
Inset – the doors sit Inside the frame
Frameless – offers maximum space utilization
Full Overlay – larger doors covering face frame
In a custom kitchen, we will often blend different styles – note the backsplash in the first and last pictures above – that’s the same kitchen.
Then there’s the fun stuff!
“Builders Grade” Custom cabinets
When investing in a new home, the vast majority of builders will install cabinets that are cut to fit in the allowable space, therefore they are referred to as “custom”. In OKC and surrounding areas, the builders have figured out how to build a home at the absolute lowest cost. While this means there are compromises taken, this does produce a home that is affordable for more buyers.
The methods they use to create a nice looking cabinet at the lowest possible price include these cost-reducing measures:
- Half-inch overlay construction – easy to make
- Drawers stop 4″ short of fully opening
- Fixed particleboard shelving
- Particleboard bulkheads
- Cabinets have no backs – using drywall as the back of the cabinet
- Finished in place along with all other wood in the home
- Finished with Nitro cellulose lacquer – easy to use but will not last long
- Hardware is sprayed over so the doors and drawers can be finished in place
- More single drawer cabinets with doors below than tall drawers banks.
Often times the cabinets are built off-site, then installed into the space and trimmed out prior to having a finish applied. Sometimes a carpenter will build the boxes in place, then have custom doors and drawer fronts made by one of the many door shops here in the area.
These steps result in a low-cost cabinet that looks good and is affordable. This is also considered to be the entry price point for cabinetry in new construction. Anything you do beyond this will cost more. If you are more discerning, or are seeking a higher level of quality in your home, then give us a call.
To reduce costs, doors are sprayed in place – resulting in painted or stained hinges and drawer glides. Runs and drips are common on site finished cabinetry as shown here.
Partial overlay cabinets with visible hinges. Sprayed with nitro-cellulose which will fail. More door base cabinets than drawers (harder to live with).
Most common finish on builders cabinets – nitro cellulose lacquer.
Our Professional Design and CAD services are included with every new space we create. Being able to see the room before it is built eliminates mistakes, reduces doubt, confirms design decisions, and helps keep a new home on schedule and on budget – which makes for a happier homeowner.