Your Home Needs Custom Built-in Cabinets – Here’s Why

Your Home Needs Custom Built-in Cabinets – Here’s Why

Charmaine Kon by Charmaine Kon on Feb 4, 2017
Why you should care

Learn about custom cabinets and how they are the perfect storage and design piece for your kitchen, bedroom, and more.

Built-in cabinets get a bad rep for being expensive. With advantages like durability and customisation, we make the case for why they’re more value for your Ringgit.

Before we get into the benefits of custom cabinets, here’s a clear differentiation between stock cabinets, semi-custom, and custom ones:

  • Stock cabinets – manufactured in standard sizes with few to no customisation options.
  • Semi-custom – manufactured in a few sizes and styles for you to choose from.
  • Custom – built based on individual specifications for size, colour, style, material, and finish.

Custom Cabinets Will Last

Custom cabinets are hand crafted by professionals as opposed to assembled in a factory. As a result, more care and time is invested into custom pieces, making them more durable. Stock and semi-custom cabinets on the other hand, are made in large quantities at a higher rate, and as a result are poorer in quality.

So while a wardrobe from Ikea might be in optimal condition for 5 years, a custom cabinet will last many, many, many, many, many – you get the picture – years.

Wardrobe home


Everything You Can Imagine is Real

To no one’s surprise, the best part of a customised cabinet is the customisation. Choose your size, storage style (drawers, cabinets, shelves, etc), finishing, door, and materials.

If you’re an avid collector of figurines, for example, display it with pride at the TV wall for a truly unique focal point.

Another creative use for a custom cabinet is partition for an open space. Take a cue from this elegant bookcase that is both storage and partition.

Custom cabinets also serve very particular needs well, such as a walk-in wardrobe or even a secret room.

Walk in closet


bookcase door


Optimise Your Unique Space

Custom-built cabinets are especially useful for unique floor plans and layouts. Got an unused corner in the living room or an especially long and narrow kitchen? Then custom built cabinets will optimise your space.

An often wasted space is the TV wall. Here, custom wall cabinets and shelves are not only space efficient, but are useful for storing things like remote controls, magazines, sofa throws, decorative ornaments, cables, and more.

Design for Your Lifestyle and Taste

Working with an in-house cabinet maker designer or an interior designer means getting expert advice on cabinets that suit your needs and style. The designer can consult you on your unique usage of, for example, your kitchen. If you cook a lot, your cabinets can be designed to optimise work stations, storage, and stain-resistant surfaces.

Cottage kitchen interior


Instead of making guesses with stock cabinets, you can plan for your room’s cabinetry by viewing your designer’s 3D rendering to help you visualise the look and feel of your completed space.

Not sure which cabinet style suits your home? Get in touch with Malaysian interior designers.
You can also check out other local interior design portfolios.

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Why you should care

Learn about custom cabinets and how they are the perfect storage and design piece for your kitchen, bedroom, and more.

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