Planning

Determine the layout

If you are building new or remodeling your kitchen (as opposed to a refresh or “facelift”), your first step will be to determine the layout. [To minimize expense, keep in mind that it’s best to plan around existing structural considerations (load-bearing walls, air ducts, etc.) and plumbing obstacles (location of sink, pipes).Ideally, kitchens are designed around what is called the Work Triangle. This Work Triangle cuts down on excess movement by centering the workspace. Moving from the food storage center (i.e., refrigerator/freezer, pantry) to the food preparation center (range, oven, cooktop and work surface) to the cleanup area (sink, dishwasher) should be effortless. You will also need to take into account traffic flows and direct them away from the Work Triangle.
A good rule of thumb in determining the efficiency and effectiveness of your Work Triangle is this: the perimeter of your triangle should measure no more than 26 feet and no less than 12 feet with no one side of the triangle being more than nine feet or less than four feet.

After you have identified your Work Triangle, it’s time to pinpoint the shape of your kitchen. Kitchens typically fall into one of four primary shape categories: Single Wall, Corridor or Galley, U-Shaped or L-Shaped. Determine which shape works best with the square footage you’ve got and which best accommodates your Work Triangle.

Making Selection
Once you have determined the basic footprint of your kitchen, you can begin to visualize and narrow down your field of cabinetry choices. How many wall, base, tall and corner cabinets and bookcases will you need? They are configured in several different heights, widths and depths. 
If you need a little inspiration as you are getting started, be sure to visit our showroomfor current examples of stylish quality cabinet collections, wood species, styles, finishes and accessories.

Unsurpassed Quality
As the details begin to come together and you can start to make some firm decisions regarding your new cabinets style, wood and finish, and any accessories or upgrades, you may want.

Custom Interior & Design products have a rich, natural beauty you’ll be proud of for years to come. That’s because each tree produces its own characteristic color and grain, as individual as a fingerprint. These variations create the distinctive beauty and interest found in natural wood. We hope you will appreciate and enjoy these natural characteristics. 

All of our stains are hand-wiped to bring out the natural luster and character of the wood. A sealer and topcoat provide enduring protection, making them durable and resistant to water and most household chemicals for years of lasting beauty.

Custom Interior & Design relies upon its 22 years’ experience. When you’ve been building cabinets as long as we have, you learn it doesn’t pay to cut corners. So we do it right – with solid kiln-dried hardwood face frames that give strength, squareness and rigidity to every cabinet we make.