Comments (57)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
terrynh

Just moved in my second custom built home in five years. Used a designer the first house and they ordered cabinets stock with the fillers Etc which was fine. This home we used a local cabinet company, who have been in business for over 20 years. My husband toured their factory area and gave his stamp of approval for how well they made their cabinets. I definitely had my own vision this time around and absolutely loved working with their guy who knew their cad software. They built all the cabinetry beyond the kitchen, including bathroom vanities (incorporating handmade tiles I found in NH), master closet, drop zone with filing cabinets, laundry room with much needed drawers beneath front loading washer and dryer (never bought those matching metal stack things originally), and my favorite of all, my walk in pantry. The cabinets go to the 10' ceiling and has the had to have ladder. I got everything I wanted and it was a blast working with a local company. I highly recommend it !


3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Colorado Kitchen & Bath

Be careful of finishes. Finishes separate the men from the boys in my opinion. Always use someone who finishes in a spray booth and NOT ON SITE.


Also study up on V.O.C.'s! There is a lot hype against them but make sure the custom cabinet maker uses a finish that will last! If they use a product just because it is low VOC you may end up with a finish that is just a gimmick and does not last. There are good products out there that do both but know what you are getting!

8 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Artistic Renovations of Ohio LLC

what is nice about our custom cabinets we can give them any color you can imagine and the conversion varnish holds up wonderfully.

Custom Amish cabinets · More Info

dark cherry is timeless

Amazing new kitchen that used existing underused space · More Info

detail glazing creates detail and defines the cabinet

timeless kitchen · More Info

custom hutches can make the kitchen pop - this one is hand rubbed for the worn look and flood glazed vs the detail glaze above

dog wash · More Info

we even custom build sleeping quarters for the Dogs

2 Likes    

Related Stories

Contractor Tips Contractor Fees, Demystified
Learn what a contractor’s markups cover — and why they’re worth it
Full Story
Kitchen Design What to Shop for in Cabinet Hardware and Millwork
Learn about finishing touches for kitchen and bath cabinets to pick the options that will work best for you
Full Story
Know Your House Insulation Basics: What to Know About Spray Foam
Learn what exactly spray foam is, the pros and cons of using it and why you shouldn’t mess around with installation
Full Story
Materials Insulation Basics: Heat, R-Value and the Building Envelope
Learn how heat moves through a home and the materials that can stop it, to make sure your insulation is as effective as you think
Full Story
Kitchen Cabinets Get a Grip on Kitchen Cabinets With the Right Knobs and Pulls
Here's how to pair the right style, type and finish of cabinet hardware with your kitchen style
Full Story
Kitchen Sinks How to Pick a New Kitchen Faucet
Learn all about mounting styles, handles, finishes and quality to get the kitchen faucet that best fits your needs
Full Story
Kitchen Design 12 Ideas for a Family-Friendly Kitchen
Include little ones in the fun, keep messes to a minimum and get organized with these kitchen tips from a mom
Full Story
Green Building A Surefire Way to Prevent Sun Damage Indoors
Why let light ruin your furniture, floors and artwork, when the solution could be as simple as applying high-quality window film?
Full Story
Decorating 101 Decorating 101: How to Choose Your Colors
Learn where to look for palette inspiration — and one commonly advised place maybe you shouldn’t
Full Story