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Ideas To Design Versatile Custom Cabinets For Kitchens

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Kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most requested renovations of this day and age. With many of us living in older homes, it makes sense that these spaces will become outdated fairly quickly. Whether you want to add more storage to your kitchen, you love the idea of an island bench, or you want to add storage space for particular items, custom cabinets are a versatile option. Here is our guide to designing the perfect cabinets for your needs:

Pre-Planning Considerations

Before running out and buying those amazing cabinets you saw in a magazine, you should take a moment to assess your kitchen and your needs. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you want a completely new layout?
  • Do you want the cabinets to blend in with the space or do you want them to be a feature of it?
  • Do you want to add any unique features to the custom cabinets, such as open glass panelling or a built-in wine rack?
  • Do you have any unique space challenges that require solutions?

This is also a great time to meet with a designer, as they will help with measurements, visualisation and renderings of the designs so that you can see what they will look like before signing off.


Whether you’re planning to stick with your kitchen’s existing placement or you have opted to gut the whole room and start from scratch, you need to think carefully about the ideal layout. Keep the work triangle in mind, which says that the oven/stovetop, sink and refrigerator should form a triangle of sorts to ensure that everything is easily accessible. To keep costs as affordable as possible, try to avoid changing the placement of plumbing and electrics.


When you have opted for the custom route, you will need to choose which material you would like the cabinets to be made from. Pre-fabricated carpentry comes in timber, stainless steel and even glass options. It is also possible to blend multiple materials together to achieve a particular look, such as timber shells with glass-fronted doors. Just remember that the more unusual the material or the combination, the more you will likely spend.

Finishing Touches

In order to add some final flair to your custom cabinets, there are a number of designs and touches you can add to them. One such option is your hardware choices – the kind of door handles and drawer pulls that you select can be the ultimate finishing touch for the whole room. Do you like minimalism or do you prefer French traditionalism? Do you want a crisp stainless steel finish or does bronze with a worn patina better suit your style? The possibilities are endless.

Creative custom cabinet designs in your kitchen can help you to make a beautiful statement about you and your home. This is why it’s important that you think carefully about the design at each stage of the project, as this will help to ensure that you are satisfied with the finished product. Ensure that you have partnered with a professional team with plenty of experience in the creation of cabinets for kitchen spaces – their ideas will be invaluable.

Spaceworks Design deals with storage cabinets installation in Sydney including custom built in wardrobes, custom cabinets, entertainment media units, home office fit outs, modular wardrobes etc.

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