Face Your Kitchen
Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Custom Kitchen Cabinet Features for Your Home

by Craig Friesen
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

The range of innovative new custom kitchen cabinet features available today can be overwhelming. Here is a helpful guide to ease your decision-making process.

Extra Lighting in your Custom Kitchen Cabinets

A fabulous custom kitchen cabinet feature that adds useful extra lighting right where you need it is recessed lighting. By installing recessed lighting under the top cabinets, you gain a spotlight effect to clarify your working area. In addition, it provides lower intensity lighting in the kitchen for low traffic times such as evenings. Recessed lighting provides just enough light for nighttime snackers.

Above Cupboard Accent Railings

By leaving space above your custom kitchen cabinets, you give yourself the option to feature large ornamental items or draping plants. Many people also choose to run track lighting pointing outward.

Open Access Storage Cabinets

One very stylish custom cabinet feature is open access storage cabinets. These typically have wooden slats or dividers to hold your plates in a vertical arrangement. They also typically have one or two rows of attractive hooks to hold mugs.

Drawer and Cupboard Dividers

There is a myriad of different dividers and organizers available to place inside drawers and cupboards. These devices are usually coated wire or plastic structures. They are designed to give the maximum amount of flexibility with the least amount of assembly time. These custom kitchen cabinet features can more than double the amount of useful space in larger drawers and cupboards.

Be sure to discuss your individual needs with your custom kitchen cabinet builder to get exactly what you need in terms of features.


About the Author
Craig Friesen is a freelance writer living in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of Manitoba and a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.

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