The Basics of Cabinet Making

Cabinet making is the installation, refurbishment, or repair of cabinets in the bathroom, laundry, or kitchen, as defined by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. It is an essential component of any home renovation or home build. Most cabinet makers are skilled artisans who can create unique cabinetry to suit any space, either built-in or as a standalone focal point of the room.

New cabinetry has the potential to lift the space, and after just one installation, revamp the area to look completely new and refined. Cabinetry is typically defined as a type of furniture with drawers or doors used to store miscellaneous items. Well-built cabinets in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and bedrooms are particularly essential to avoid any storage mishaps or damage to your items or clothes. Stand-alone pieces can be built to suit the space or as a unique heirloom with quality hardwoods and mouldings. Building your cabinetry from scratch allows you to be creative and to design the cabinets to suit the colour scheme or design in the rest of your home, as well as to store your items perfectly, leaving nothing without storage space.

There are just as many cabinet styles are there as styles of the home, such as Provincial, Rustic, Scandinavian, Mission Style, Hamptons and Glamour. The style distinctions can be seen through the use or absence of horizontal or vertical lines and the type of wood stain or mouldings used. Designs that are Rustic, with unfinished wood and simple lines, or Mission Style, with simple horizontal lines and natural-coloured panels, are potentially the most diverse styles to be used in standalone cabinetry to suit a range of decors. Built-in cabinets can be painted any colour and furnished with any type of moulding to suit the rest of your space. An outdated kitchen is instantly renewed by cabinets built with a Hamptons or Scandinavian inspiration and can quickly inspire the rest of your home.

There are three different types of cabinetry available to suit your needs and budget.

    1. Stock Cabinets – entry-level cabinets built to suit a range of spaces.
    2. Semi-Custom Cabinets – built to your specifications of style and features.
    3. Custom Cabinets – built to your specifications plus your choice of wood and finish.

Further to this, the construction design of the cabinet can be altered to suit your space or your storage needs, some examples of this include:

  • Frameless with wide-open space in the cabinet.
  • Framed sections to suit specific items.
  • Base cabinets to provide a sturdy stance for benches or sinks.
  • Tall cabinets to act as a pantry or wardrobe.
  • Hinged or sliding doors.
  • Wall hung or suspended from the ceiling.
  • Vanities that double as a bench space for inbuilt basins and sinks.
  • Built-in drawers.

New cabinetry adds value to your home both financially and stylistically and the cost of installing them can vary greatly. Some influences over the price may include the type of cabinetry you choose to use, such as stock, semi-custom or custom designed, along with the type of finishing and materials you select. The price is generally determined per cabinet and can range from $100-$500 depending on your choices and the size of your space. New cabinetry can have the greatest influence over the quality and aesthetics of your kitchen or bathroom and may require the largest portion of your budget yet add the greatest rewards for your money.

New cabinets are indisputably important when planning your renovation or build. Our team of cabinet making experts at Kitchens by Bowen are some of the best Cabinet Makers in the Sunshine Coast, and we love working with you to determine the type of cabinets your space will need. We are confident designing to any style or layout of the home, and we have never met a space that we cannot fit with a perfectly suited cabinet.

We bring a fresh approach to your residential or commercial space and offer personalized service to get the job done with the results you deserve. Our cabinets are built with affordability and quality in mind, and our team of experts is renowned for achieving outstanding results every time. Request a design consultation today to get started on improving the outlook of your space with brand new cabinets. We will contact you to discuss all your cabinetry needs, and you will be one step closer to the cabinet revamp you have been waiting for.