Your kitchen is already fully loaded with a Sub-zero refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, a Scotsman ice maker, and a six-burner commercial-capacity Russell range with a built-in, outdoor vented barbecue. Now…how about those high end, luxury kitchen cabinets?
Every Realtor will tell you that some of the most important features buyers want in a kitchen are an open concept layout, quality appliances, and high end built in gadgets, because the kitchen is a room where people naturally congregate these days – and expensive products here show an attention to detail that is likely to be repeated throughout the house. Yet with kitchen cabinets dominating up to 50 percent of the room, the aesthetics and quality of the kitchen cabinetry are going to be major considerations, too. Not just for home buyers, but for homeowners who wish to enjoy their kitchens for years to come.
What Makes a Luxurious, Quality Kitchen Cabinet?
The thing with kitchen cabinetry, like so many other products in our modern world, is that appearances can be deceiving. Time was, a shoddily made piece of furniture looked cheap and poorly made; there was no way to disguise bad workmanship. These days, cutting edge materials and machine manufacturing mean that two cabinets of very different quality can look virtually identical. While kitchen cabinets are valuable simply on the practical level of providing needed storage space, someone with a high-end kitchen will naturally want to make sure that the cabinets are more than just functional and accessible, but beautiful and durable as well.
Most kitchen cabinets look nice at first glance, yet the truth is that real quality is usually hidden and only becomes apparent over time. Finely crafted custom cabinetry won’t just look fancy at the store, it will be built to last a lifetime – and you’ll see the difference when the scratches, dents and closure issues begin to occur with mass produced cabinetry soon after purchase.
Here’s what to look for in well-made, luxury custom kitchen cabinets:
- Materials: Look for high grade, solid hardwood as opposed to MDF (medium-density fibreboard), which offers a smooth surface for staining and painting but won’t stand the test of time. Depending on your tastes, try popular woods such as oak, maple, alder, ash or birch, all of which can be stained to your liking.
- Mortise and tenon joining is a technique used by master woodworkers whereby the frame pieces, stiles and rails are joined with long tenons and deep mortises. This type of joining will last much longer than glue, staples or nails.
- European hardware and engineering techniques, such as hardwood drawer slides that are routed with a groove that supports the drawer base and dovetailed joints, are preferred
- Shelves and doors are at least ¾ inches thick
What Else Do You Need to Look for in High-End Custom Kitchen Cabinets?
Besides quality materials and quality workmanship, the most important aspect of your high end luxury kitchen cabinetry is going to be design. High style and even high quality aren’t going to help you get the most from your available kitchen space. At Trillium Kitchens and Baths, we’re experts at maximizing kitchen space. We take the extra time to handcraft solutions that utilize space in innovative and often surprising ways, bringing the whole kitchen into play.
For high end, luxury kitchen cabinet manufacturing that will transform your kitchen into a stunning showpiece you will want to spend more time in… the right choice is Trillium Kitchens and Baths!