Custom cabinetry allows you to include your or own desired function while also giving you full control over the design to match your specific taste.
For instance, when developing kitchen cabinetry, there is nothing more annoying than having the recycling in a different location than the trash. When you design your own cabinets, you can have a simple divider so the recycling has a separate bin than the trash. It’s the small things that make life pleasant.
Another simple feature that can be so important is to utilize that tiny space in front of a sink for a shallow pull-down draw that will hold the cleaning brush and other small dish cleaning tools that you do not want out in the open.
Once the choice to have cabinets built custom to your needs, then the next decision is wood or laminate. Generally the decision is merely the cost difference.
Wood is natural and strong. Maple and Ash are the common woods for cabinetry in the Northeast.
Laminate cabinets are sheets of laminate adhered to a variety of manufactured wood products.
As stated in Homes and Gardens, Understanding Cabinet Material:
“Manufactured wood products known as substrates are hidden behind laminate, vinyl film, or wood veneers. Here are the various types used:
- Particleboard is made from wood particles mixed with resin and bonded by pressure. It serves as the base for most cabinetry covered with laminate and vinyl film. New technology and improved resins make particleboard a strong, reliable building material. In poor grades, though, hinges and other fasteners tend to fall out; and particleboard that’s too thin will buckle or warp under the weight of kitchen gear.
- Medium-density fiberboard is a high-quality substrate material made from smaller fibers than particleboard. It offers superior screw-holding power, clean edges, and an extremely smooth surface. In addition, its edges can be shaped and painted.
- Plywood is made by laminating thin layers of wood to each other with the grain at right angles in alternate plies. Varying the direction of the grain gives plywood equal strength in all directions. The layers are bonded with glue under heat and pressure. Thinner plywood is typically used on cabinet backs; thicker plywood forms the sides.”
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At Vericonstruction, we design and build fine cabinets for any room in your home or office. We handle Wood and Formica cabinets with a selection of Granite & Corian tops.
Interested in designing your own cabinets to meet your own specific needs? Contact Veri Construction in New Jersey to learn more. We would love to help you make this dream a reality.