Considering a custom kitchen for your home? Want to see some spectacular images of kitchens fore ideas? There are many reasons to consider custom kitchen design over the products available at big box stores.
First, an experienced custom cabinetmaker has the freedom to design your kitchen to make the most of the space available. They are not limited to standard sized, pre-assembled cabinetry that may not be the ideal fit for your space. Each square foot is designed with efficiency and convenience in mind. A small kitchen can be designed to feel much larger and more luxurious with the appropriate custom touches. A more substantial space can be designed to include details that you may have not considered.
Secondly, a business that builds and installs custom cabinetry will take the time to meet with you to learn about how you plan to use the space, your personal design style and those details that are non-negotiables for you. Make sure to ask them to see images of kitchens they have completed. They will then provide you with plans and renderings to give you a clear vision of how the kitchen will look once it is completed. This helps to take the guesswork out of kitchen design, ensuring that your money is well spent and that you understand the process.
As well, while custom cabinetry costs more than stock, you can be assured that your money will be spent on the details that are important to you. A custom cabinetmaker is able to make changes and additions to suit your budget, from a design that is simply elegant to one that is extravagantly detailed.
Additionally, a reputable custom cabinetmaker will build your cabinets with quality materials that are designed to last. This is especially important as a kitchen is can be one of the most frequently used rooms in the home. Daily meal preparation, cooking and cleanup can all cause kitchen surfaces to wear down over time. The use of durable materials will ensure that your kitchen will stay looking new for years to come.
When looking for a custom cabinetmaker there are a few things you should look for. Choose a company that is passionate about what they do and the services they offer. A company that is invested in their products will go the extra mile to ensure that you are pleased with the end result. It is also important to work with a company that has a proven track record. Ask to see pictures of work that has been recently completed, as well as customer reviews. Finally, it is important that a cabinetmaker has at least some training in interior decorating and design. This will ensure that their designs are aesthetically pleasing and well balanced. Quality materials will not appear so if the layout and design is unappealing.
For ideas and inspiration for your kitchen renovation view our picture gallery below. We hope you will be able to use the designs and layouts of the following kitchens to create a space that is truly your own.
Custom tile work set in a decorative pattern provides a beautiful focal point above the kitchen range. A custom island with ornate legs and decorative feet provides additional custom touches to the space.
This modern kitchen is equipped to keep the space clean and uncluttered by installing a wall of sleek, flat-paneled cabinetry. A long island with a stone waterfall feature coordinates beautifully with the space.
This custom kitchen features Shaker-style cabinetry and bar pulls. A glossy, gray backsplash creates a dark and dramatic focal point.
This impressive custom kitchen features delicately designed cabinet doors, furniture toe kicks and a custom island. A large range is housed in an alcove accented by custom tile work.
This traditional kitchen features richly-colored cabinetry and cherry wood flooring. Beautiful granite countertops and matching backsplash add to the luxurious feeling of the space.
This dramatic kitchen features Shaker-style cabinetry and stainless steel countertops. Custom features such as stacked double ovens, pot filler and expansive island provide additional convenience and luxury.
This contemporary kitchen features stainless steel appliances and tile flooring. The island features two levels, providing space for food prep and a breakfast bar.
This tiny kitchen is designed to feel upscale by installing solid stone surfaces and modern cabinetry. The built in oven and microwave take advantage of the vertical space available in this kitchen.
By installing the majority of the cabinets on one wall this gallery kitchen remains open and airy. A large island with undermount sink provides a space for food prep and a convenient breakfast bar.
This rustic kitchen contains loads of unique, custom details. Decorative cabinet feet, a marble farmhouse sink and open shelving with decorative corbels fill this space with personality.
This open concept kitchen features an extended kitchen island with built-in dishwasher and undermount farmhouse sink. Two, unique pendant lights add an elegant touch to this light and airy space.
Instead of additional upper cabinetry, this kitchen features a section of open shelving for the display of decorative objects and dishware. The Shaker-style cabinetry features furniture toe kicks and burnished bronze handles.
This elegant kitchen is full of custom details. The dark wood island is supported by curved legs and covered by a solid marble countertop. A decorative mantle and corbels creates a beautiful focal point above the kitchen range.
This kitchen is designed with old world charm in mind. The dark wood cabinets with custom detailing are grand and luxurious. The substantial island is designed to look aged like a family heirloom.
This glossy white kitchen features plenty of storage space including an extra row of horizontal cabinetry above the kitchen window. Stainless steel bar pulls and appliances provide a sleek, simple silhouette.
This large space features all the bells and whistles involved in a luxury kitchen. The stainless steel farmhouse sink, pot filler, large island/breakfast bar and custom range hood, among other things, all create a sense of grandeur.
This two-tone kitchen features raised panel cabinetry and simple nickel knobs. The large island resembles the rest of the kitchen cabinetry by incorporating raised panels and baseboard trim.
This French-country kitchen is designed to feel warm and inviting. The brown and cream color palette, window treatments and red-brown diamond tiles all create a welcoming atmosphere.
This stately kitchen features decorative legs, furniture toe kicks, pot filler and decorative range hood. The island makes a striking focal point with its dark wood stain and detailed wood accents.
The combination of soft, creamy-yellow cabinetry and large windows fill this kitchen with lots of natural light. The design of this kitchen includes plenty of custom touches from the furniture leg details and large island and breakfast bar.
There is no lack of counterspace in the expansive kitchen. An island and a breakfast bar provide space for food prep and to eat in. The two-tone cabinetry adds an additional custom touch to this space.
The combination of black and white cabinetry in this kitchen creates a dramatic touch. Details such as furniture toe kicks, a custom range surround and decorative cornices provide additional custom touches.
This modern kitchen combines a modern cabinetry with accents that are often considered traditional, or at least transitional. The farmhouse sink and marble countertops are an unexpected, yet beautiful, addition to the space.
This showstopping kitchen features rich, cherry wood cabinetry with classic nickel cup pulls. The large island contains a gas cooktop that is accented by a custom range hood.
In this kitchen the contrast of dark and light cabinetry creates a striking backdrop to additional custom features. The focal point of the space is the generous island with its decorative panels and spindled legs.
The amount of cabinetry in this kitchen is an organizers dream. The custom refrigerator panels ensure that the fridge blends seamlessly into the space and does not break up the run of elegant, white cabinetry.
This custom kitchen is designed for family interaction. The island/breakfast bar and small office nook allow guests and family to work and visit while a meal is being prepared.
The layout of this kitchen is designed to draw the eye upward. A unique, raised ceiling panel provides the ideal location from which to hang a chandelier.
This country kitchen is filled with lots of unique details. A plate rack in the island provides an ideal place to display pretty dishware. The vine detail on the cabinet uppers adds another interesting touch.
The u-shaped layout of this classic kitchen makes work in the kitchen convenient and efficient. Custom details such as furniture toe kicks ensure that standing at the sink or counter is not awkward for the homeowner.
White and bright is the theme of this kitchen. A light wood island, white kitchen cabinetry and coordinating backsplash all combine to create a warm and inviting space.
This kitchen features Shaker-style cabinetry and contrasting dark wood flooring. The soft grays of the mosaic tile backsplash draw the white cabinetry and dark horizontal surfaces together to create a cohesive space.
This custom kitchen keeps things simple by emitting cabinet hardware. The curved Subway tile in the backsplash provides an unexpected element to this contemporary kitchen.
This custom kitchen featuresfeatures Shaker-style cabinetry accents by a glossy, gray Subway tile. The island/breakfast is designed in a similar style to the kitchen cabinetry and features a solid stone surface and undermount sink.
This elegant kitchen is designed with sage green cabinetry accented by creamy tile and slate floors. A custom alcove takes the place of the traditional range hood while blending seamlessly into the space.
The focal point for this kitchen is the large, dark gray island. It is designed to reflect the kitchen cabinetry but with a variation in color and countertop material.
This classic kitchen features wood ceiling beams, a custom range hood and large island with a waterfall countertop application. The island provides plenty of space for food prep and cleanup while allowing the cook a clear view of the living area.
The unique layout of this custom kitchen includes a peninsula that accommodates a gas cooktop and breakfast bar. The lack of upper cabinetry and large windows keeps the space light and airy.
The subtle green color of this kitchen’s cabinetry adds a touch of personality while adhering to its simple, modern design. A large island provides space for up to four bar stools, as well as an undermount sink for kitchen cleanup.
This kitchen features Shaker-style oak cabinetry and bronze bar pulls. The mosaic backsplash adds a touch of sparkle to the space. Additional custom features include furniture toe kicks and paneling on the island.
This apartment kitchen feels anything but with its substantial island and cabinetry. The sleek, modern cabinetry keeps the space clean and uncluttered.