Ways to Create a Custom Kitchen Design


We almost always find that when we start working with new clients on custom kitchen designs, they fall into one of the following three categories: A. They know what they want and trust us to translate it; B. They have strong opinions about a few key areas but are open to our suggestions for new design solutions; C. They don’t know what they want but their current situation isn’t working. No matter where you are, there are three options to make your custom kitchen design feel personal.

1. Use Custom Cabinet Modifications for Your Needs

High-quality, made-to-order cabinet lines will allow for customization to a certain degree. This customization is a great way to make your final kitchen design unique. It allows us to customize the cabinet to meet all of your architectural, functional, and aesthetic needs. Most kitchens require at least one cabinet modification to keep the best-finished look.

Most cabinets can be modified to provide the best design for our clients. Modifications include custom sizes, the combination of boxes to avoid seams, unique storage accessories, or finishing the ends in a particular way, to name just a few. There are many options.

2. Integrate a Design Element into a Story

It is easy and rewarding to make your kitchen stand out from the rest, even if your taste preferences are similar. We have received numerous requests from clients to incorporate unique pieces into their custom-designed kitchens. Some of the custom pieces include a hundred-year-old barn beam found in an outbuilding, a favorite light fixture that has lasted through multiple moves, a custom color range to match the label on a favorite champagne bottle, and many more. These personal touches make our clients stand out from their neighbors by incorporating them into their kitchen designs.

3. You Can Plan Storage to Support Your Daily Habits

As part of a healthy lifestyle, you don’t have to make coffee every morning or take supplements. The kitchen is where you store everything from daily dishes to serving pieces to pantry items and charging stations. You can move faster and feel more comfortable in your space if everything is easily accessible and hidden from sight. Your kitchen designer will be able to suggest storage solutions that make your day more efficient by anticipating which tasks are occurring in which areas of the kitchen.

This article was written by Jordan Legault, Jordan is the owner of The French Refinery. Founded in 2015, The French Refinery quickly built a name and reputation for high-end cabinetry with quality craftsmanship and attention to fine detail. We strive every day to provide the utmost in customer service because our customers deserve the best we can provide. We have built a hand-picked team of talented craftsmen with over 100 years of combined experience. Custom cabinetry is our craft, we love what we do, and we make it show through the work we provide on a daily basis.