About custom kitchen cabinets
Perhaps you are looking for custom kitchen cabinets for your home or business? There are so many styles available but perhaps they don't match your existing theme or your vision. Modern kitchens usually go with an image of grey, white, black and beige. White is great for bringing more light into a dark or cramped kitchen. Furthermore it maintains a clean look. However if there's plenty of light, why not stretch out and be expressive with bright colours? You could use a feature colour on a few cabinet doors, for instance. Or lash out with an entire blaze of your favourite colour! Here at Carpentry By Freddy we specialize in tailoring solutions to meet your design ideas and impart a unique image to your space. We manufacture, so we are able to produce any custom kitchen cabinets you desire. The cabinets can be made of one kind of material or a mixture for contrast and function. For example, a very modern look would be using lacquer for high cabinets and wood for the lower ones. Or timber frames with lacquer or melamine door panels?
What kinds of kitchen cabinets do we do?
Lacquered kitchen cabinets are bright, sleek and richly coloured. And almost any colour is available. The shine is obtained by applying coats of lacquer then polishing and waxing. When done well the cabinet surfaces are durable and relatively scratch-resistant. Clean them easily with proper lacquer cleaner to maintain the glossy shine. In a busy kitchen environment or with young children around, lacquer might be prone to scratching. Thus one of the other materials below, or a custom combination, might be a better choice your purposes.
Melamine is strong, waterproof and hygienic. Furthermore we seal the edges and joins against heat and water (including humidity and steam). This material is also economical, less expensive than solid wood. It is available in matt and gloss in a wide range of colours and finishes. Whether you prefer block colours, faux wood grain, understated, or outrageously modern, there's a melamine for you. And you can mix different materials in the design of your cabinets. For example you could have melamine door panels and wooden frames. It is also easy to maintain - you can clean it using just mild detergent with a soft cloth or brush, avoiding abrasive products. With children and rough handling, the melamine surface can be chipped allowing water in. Thus you'll need to consider the likely environment before deciding upon your kitchen materials.
PVC (vinyl) coated kitchen cabinets are affordable and popular. A PVC kitchen can look just as elegant as timber, lacquer or melamine. The wood-look vinyl is hard to distinguish from real timber. One of the benefits of vinyl for raised panel cabinet doors is that you don't get cracking. This is because there are no seams. Nor does the surface discolour with time. There are also many styles and colours available. Furthermore it is extremely easy to clean with a damp cloth. When choosing materials for your kitchen, be aware that vinyl is best away from heat sources around the oven and stove. Also if you wish your kitchen furniture to last a lifetime, perhaps consider going for the more expensive option of solid wood.
For long-term durable kitchen cabinets, solid wood is unbeatable. From classic to modern, timber is suitable for all applications. Your solid wood cabinets can be simply oiled with or without stain for the natural look, or painted any colour you desire. If you run a busy kitchen where cabinets receive a lot of rough handling, wood is a top choice. As it ages and becomes worn, the surface can be freshened up over and over again. You can choose a new colour scheme then or at any time, using oils, stains or paints. Or you can mix other materials, such as making the door panels different from the frames.