Why to Buy Custom Cabinets, and Popular Custom Cabinet Types

If you’re renovating your San Diego home’s kitchen or bathrooms, investing in custom cabinets is a smart decision. Trust me – they are better off than normal stock cabinetry. And the best way to enjoy a custom cabinet is to partner with experts from Tinker Houz. Their cabinet options provide many advantages over stock cabinetry and allow you to create the perfect look for your space. Read on to learn why custom is the way to go and the most popular custom cabinet types to consider for your next remodel.

Why buy custom cabinets?

It is customized to your exact specifications.

One of the biggest benefits of custom cabinets is the ability to get everything tailored specifically for your needs. With stock cabinets, you are limited to standard sizes and configurations. Custom cabinets are built from scratch based on your precise measurements, layout, materials, features, and accessories. This allows you to maximize every inch of space and create the perfect functional kitchen or bath.

It has an optimized storage and organization.

Another key advantage of custom cabinets is the opportunity to include specialized storage features like pull-out shelves, wine racks, spice drawers, garbage/recycling centers, lazy susans, and more. Expert designers can help you incorporate purposeful organization so everything has a designated spot. This keeps your space tidy and makes items easily accessible when cooking or getting ready in the mornings.

It has a personalized style and finishes.

In addition to functionality, custom cabinetry offers limitless design flexibility. You can select from a wide array of door styles, wood species, finishes, hardware, and accents to perfectly match your home’s aesthetic. Want a minimalist contemporary look? Or cozy traditional farmhouse style? Custom cabinets can bring your unique vision to life.

It is made from quality craftsmanship and materials

Custom cabinets are constructed by skilled craftspeople using high-quality solid wood and materials. With stock cabinets, you often get cheaper particle boards and laminates. The superior workmanship and durability of custom cabinets will last for decades to come.

It has seamless integrated appliances.

It can be tricky fitting appliances into stock cabinet sizing. Custom cabinets provide a seamless, integrated look by allowing appliances to blend right into surrounding cabinetry with matching trim kits. This gives a built-in high-end appearance for appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and ranges.

What are the popular Custom Cabinet Types?

When working with Tinker Houz on your custom cabinet design for your San Diego home, you’ll have many cabinet types to consider. Here are a few of the most popular options:

Frameless Cabinets

Frameless, or European-style, cabinets offer a very sleek, contemporary look. As the name implies, frameless cabinets have no face frame around the front of the cabinet boxes. This creates a minimalist aesthetic and makes the cabinets appear to almost be floating on the wall. Frameless cabinets also provide slightly more interior storage capacity.

Inset Cabinets

Inset cabinets have a very traditional style, with their doors sitting inset inside the face frame. The seamless look highlights the beauty of the cabinet door style. Inset cabinet construction is more intricate than overlay cabinets. The cabinets have a classic elegance perfect for traditional kitchen designs.

Partial Overlay Cabinets

For those seeking a blend of traditional and modern, partial overlay cabinets are a great option. The doors partially overlap the face frame, revealing a hint of the frame for just a touch of the shadow line. Partial overlay combines the best of inset and full overlay looks.


Ready to explore your custom cabinetry options? The team at Tinker Houz in San Diego specializes in creating stunning custom cabinets tailored to your space and style. We also offer beautiful custom countertops to complete your dream kitchen or bath. Contact us today to start planning your perfect custom cabinets!