One option is to have your local trim carpenter do the work while they are actually in your house.
This option involves designing and making the cabinetry without a detailed master plan and the use of precision woodworking machinery. And it lacks the controlled environment to build and finish to the highest industry standards.
It also typically involves a great amount of sawdust and noise because work is actually taking place and things are being created on site.
Another option is to have things engineered and pre-built. However, transforming an idea from paper to product takes skill, expertise, and a firm grasp of cabinetry and construction technology.
Here’s why having truly custom, pre-built cabinetry, is a better blueprint for success:
Stability – having cabinets that are manufactured in a shop allows things to be put together in a more solid way – with things like rabbits and biscuits (even though those sound like things that are fuzzy and edible – they actually increase the rigidity of a cabinet). Additional bracing and support can be easily identified during the pre-build phase as opposed to an afterthought in the field.
Longevity – something that is fabricated and built in a shop means that things are created under optimal conditions using state of the art woodworking machinery and skilled craftsmen – and that means they will last a lifetime.
Finish Quality – any piece that is finished in a dust controlled spray booth and with a finishing specialist will have far superior quality than anything that’s ever done in the field. You just can’t get the optimal conditions and environment for creating a beautiful finish when you’re doing the work inside someone’s home.
Less Guesswork with Upfront Engineering – if your cabinetry is made in the shop, it’s fully designed ahead of time and incorporates all aspects that need to work together to create a truly custom solution. It’s also easier to install because it’s a set of solid boxes, not a conglomeration of loose pieces and field guesswork.