Planning to have new kitchen cabinetry installed in your home? If so, and if you're looking for ways to maximize style and functionality, there are some great custom features you'll want to consider adding to your new cabinets. These small yet practical features can help take your kitchen to the next level and make cooking in your kitchen even more enjoyable.
1. Built-In Lighting
Consider having energy-efficient LED lighting installed either below your cabinets, inside select cabinets, or both! Under-cabinet lighting can create a nice ambiance in your kitchen in addition to providing additional task lighting while you're preparing meals. For cabinets with cut-outs or glass inserts, in-cabinet lighting is a great way to showcase some of your favorite china or other dishware.
2. Soft-Close Drawers
How frustrating is it when you accidentally slam a kitchen drawer shut? Not to mention, if you have small children, traditional closing drawers can create a finger-pinching hazard. With soft-close drawers, you'll never have to worry about accidentally slamming your drawers shut (or little fingers getting hurt) again! Built-in hardware senses when a drawer is being closed and automatically closes the drawer softly once it reaches a certain point.
3. Pull-Out Storage
Say goodbye to digging around the backs of your cabinets for pots, pans, and lids. These days, you can have convenient pull-out storage options installed in your kitchen cabinets that make it easy for you to access every single item inside a cabinet--even those items way in the back. Simply open the cabinet, pull out the sliding storage compartment, grab the item you need, and close it. Simple as that!
4. Hidden Hinges
When aesthetics are important, you might also want to consider upgrading your cabinets from traditionally-exposed hinges to hidden hinges. These hinges are installed inside of the cabinets, so they're not visible from the outside and are a great option for showcasing the natural beauty of your cabinets and chosen hardware. Hidden hinges can be installed on just about any cabinet configuration and are one of the more affordable custom cabinet upgrades to install, making them a great option for homeowners on any budget.
These are just several of the top trends in today's custom cabinet designs. If you're looking for ways to maximize functionality and beauty in your kitchen design, you'll want to consider implementing some or all of these ideas! Any custom cabinetry professional should be able to incorporate these into your design.