Custom cabinets are made specifically for your home and your needs after you pick the wood, millwork and door style, decoration, finish and color. At Plain & Fancy, we offer a large variety of options in hardware, storage, color and finishes. The designer will measure the space you have and will draw a plan for you. A custom cabinet maker like Plain & Fancy will build the cabinetry and supervise it while it is installed in order to make sure that it fits well.
An Experienced Designer is Key
No matter what area of your home, be it the kitchen, the bath or even your lounge, you need to work with a designer. He will know what design to give you keeping in mind the size and nature of the room. A good designer will have great ideas, the technical know-how and the professionalism to complete your project with perfection and on time. Click here to find a designer in your area or give us a call at 1-800-447-9006.
Basics of Kitchen Design
Redesigning your kitchen is the most common application of custom cabinetry. Do some research first and gather knowledge from countertop, appliance and cabinet manufacturers. Visit some showrooms to get a feel of materials and actual look in the lightning. Think about how family utilizes the kitchen and draw ideas accordingly.
Consider the old ‘work triangle’
Your sink, fridge and cooktop will make a ‘work triangle’ – they should be spaced out so that they don’t hamper each other’s users.
Compartmentalization always helps
Keep your cookware and spices near your cooktop and dinnerware and cutlery far away. Put away the tabletop items and drinks far away from the cooktop so the people who are making drinks or setting the table do not bump into you.
Your panty should be well-managed. Keep the dry goods there. For root vegetables, have the lighting, shelves that are adjustable and wire baskets for storage.
Kinds OF Custom Cabinetry
Following are the custom cabinets that Plain & Fancy offers:
· Base Cabinets
· Tallers (tall cabinets)
· Wall Cabinets
· Freestanding furniture
Styles of Doors
Door styles in custom cabinets are categorized in two ways: by how they are set on the cabinet and second by the door front’s profile. The former kind can include Overlay, Beaded Insets, Lipped or Flush Inset, while the latter include Glass windows, Recessed Panel, Raised Panel and Flat Slabs.
Door frames at Plain & Fancy are made in two ways:
- Five-Piece Doors made conventionally: They use tenon and mortise making, and are sanded, pinned and glued to an accurate fit.
- Mitered Doors: they use 45 degree joints which are cut by miter between rails and stiles. This method is unique in the market for its strength and accuracy.
Construction of Cabinets and Drawers
At Plain & Fancy, drawers and cabinets are made in two ways:
- Frameless cabinets involve dowel construction to join different parts of the cabinet or drawer.
- Framed cabinets involve mortise or tenon in which a projection from one component goes into the hole of another.
Species of Wood Used
Plain & Fancy offers a wide variety of woods. You need to ensure that the finish you choose also compliments the choice of wood since the final appearance will depend on both. The most widely used woods include Knotty Pine, Cherry, Walnut, Maple and Red Birch. There are some exotic options to choose from too, e.g.. Quartered Black Walnut, Quartered Figured Anigre, Medium-Heavy Birdseye Maple, etc.
P&F can source almost any and all kind of wood for you. Contact us for the same by clicking here or calling us on 1-800-447-9006.
As mentioned earlier, the finish you choose will affect the overall look and appearance of the cabinets along with the wood chosen. Plain & Fancy is the best in the industry for the variety and quality of range that it offers to its customers. We have hand sanding wood; staining with standard and low-sheen finish; glazes; distressed finishes; brush mark and brush mark crackle, along with plenty others.
If there is a finish you want and we do not offer it so far, show it to us and we will create it for you.
Acrylics and Foils
We also provide top quality laminate finishes. There are wood veneers, thermofoil finishes and thermosetting plastics. These are applied to medium density fiberboard because it provides a stable core for the cabinet. End result is a painted feel without using any paint.
Plain & Fancy also offers a wide range of handles, knobs, pull in styles etc. For hinges and drawers glides, we offer ‘soft close’ technology for hinges and Blum Tandem concealed full-extension runner systems for drawers to ensure that the drawer is opened fully and all its contents are accessible.
P&F offers multiple configurations and options for storage as per requirement. Consider the following:
- Tall pull-outs, multi-storage swing outs and base cabinet pull-outs are some options for pantry.
- Large utensils like pans and pots should be kept in an open space
- Cutlery drawers are organized for easy access
- Open dish displays show dinnerware well
- Islands provide storage as well as dining options
With custom cabinetry, we offer a range of decoration for all your furniture needs. They include:
- Custom carved molding
- Plinth blocks
- Classic carved cornices
- Dentil molding
- Egg-and-dart molding
- Carved corbels
- Custom turned posts and legs
- Carved or turned columns and posts
- Carved legs and feet
At Plain & Fancy, we take about eight weeks to finish off a project to ensure quality. We make cabinetry not only for your kitchen but also for your bedrooms, offices, studies, libraries, etc. We can also do individual pieces of furniture like tables, armoires, etc. We do decorative treatment for different places like hearths, mantels, fireplaces, etc.