5 Reasons to Invest in Custom Cabinets When Finishing Your Basement
1. Cabinets Built to Accommodate Your Space
Many basements characteristically have odd nooks and crannies, owing to the fact that they are often home to HVAC equipment and venting, sump pumps, crawl space access, and the like. Designing custom cabinets for use in the basement allows you to make use of every available inch of space, without the need to use fillers to close gaps between cabinets, or having wasted space above cabinets.
2. Unlimited Styles and Finish Options
Create a seamless transition from your main-level cabinetry to that in the basement; or, perhaps you’d rather go with a statement-making pop of high-gloss color. The choice is yours! With custom cabinets you’re not limited to two or three basic selections, your creative options are nearly endless to express your personality.
3. High-Quality Construction
As with anything custom-made, cabinets of this quality have features not commonly found in the mass-produced variety. Features such as full-extension drawer glides, dovetail construction on all four corners of drawer boxes, 3/4″ thick plywood shelving inside cabinet boxes, and wood dowel pins for reinforcements in both the doors and face frames distinguish custom cabinetry as such. Materials and lumber used in construction of custom cabinets are also of higher quality.
Custom cabinets are built to endure extended use over time. Not only are the interior components constructed with fine craftsmanship, but the exterior finishes should include a coating to protect the stain or paint. One such finish is a catalyzed conversion varnish, which is applied as a clear coat over the chosen finish, and–once cured–makes the cabinets moisture and mar resistant for years to come.
5. Increased Property / Home Value
As with any home improvement, the addition of custom cabinets adds value–perceived and real to your property. Think how much better a home with beautiful custom built-ins will show in both photographs and in client tours. But the reality is, you’ll want to live in and enjoy your new basement!