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Jkath Design Build + Reinvent / Cabinet Shop  / Custom Cabinet Series – The Kitchen

Custom Cabinet Series – The Kitchen

You would not believe the amount of times we get asked where our cabinetry comes from. The secret (that was never meant to be secret) is out! We have our own cabinet shop where we do all the drawings, elevations, design, build, all the way down to install… we do it all.

Introducing, The Cabinet Shop series. We are sharing with you all the different types of custom cabinetry we do in a blog post series. Each post is meant to be informative and answer any of your questions about our cabinetry! We are kicking it off this week with a post on custom kitchen cabinetry.

We thought it would be fun and informative to do a Q & A on custom cabinetry in each post during the series.

What is the benefit of having custom cabinetry in your kitchen?

The overall ability to customize dimensions to fit each space uniquely, eliminating fillers provided by box cabinetry which limits storage and design. There is also the craftsmanship and quality in custom cabinetry you cannot find elsewhere which lends itself to longevity for years to come. The cabinets will outlive the space in most cases. Additionally, the ability to customize wood species, finish, paint grade, and so much more.

Do you install custom cabinetry in every project?

Yes and the top reason being, we are creating a custom space just for you. It’s all about functionality and craftsmanship. With this be in house component, there are efficiencies along the way for installing our own cabinetry. We also believe in the value of quality materials, an investment worth making in any renovation or new build. Majority of our custom cabinetry is seen in the kitchen, however we do always create custom bathroom vanities, mudrooms, built-ins and any other special place in your home.

Are the some cases when it doesn’t make sense to do custom cabinetry?

Not exactly, even if it’s a budget renovation, you want your cabinets to perform for you. It’s the most used item in most kitchens, and you never want to replace your cabinets. The ability to have soft close, and the storage needs that fit your space to an 1/8 of an inch are irreplaceable in our opinion. There may be a few smaller pieces in bathrooms or small storage areas (with less use) that make sense to purchase a piece of furniture. We will explore this in a later blog post.

What trends are you seeing for the new decade with custom cabinetry?

Great question, we’re definitely back to natural wood tones, in some cases a combination of paint grade and wood cabinets. 5 years ago when everyone started requesting paint grade cabinets Jesse warned against this, there will be ongoing maintenance and touch ups along the way. Clients have come full circle and are now requesting wood elements again. We’re also seeing more unique custom build pieces in kitchens, specialty hutches or bakers tables to name a few. Appliance garages, unique pantries for small spaces, and small appliance storage solutions are also popular customizable options.

Here is a small portfolio of our kitchen cabinetry and a look into of some of our best and most loved kitchen cabinetry from the last five years. We will link every project name to its’ full project portfolio, so when you click on the name, it will open in a new tab for you to explore the gallery.

We love being a resource for this community; as a disclosure, this post contains affiliate links. If you click on one of them, we may receive a small commission (for which we are very grateful for) at no extra cost to you.

Jkath Custom Kitchen Cabinets and Islands

Westbrook Road

Cabinet color: Farrow + Ball, Railings

Hardware: Armac Martin, Dougan Knob in burnished brass.

Josephine Place

Cabinet color: Benjamin Moore, Balboa Mist

Hardware: Rejuvenation, Vernon Bin Pull, Vernon Mushroom Cabinet Knob in aged brass.

Goodrich Modern Tudor

Cabinet color: Farrow + Ball, Green Blue

Hardware: Amerock, Highland Ridge Pull & Highland Ridge Knob both in polished nickel.

Elmwood Place

Cabinet Color: Benjamin Moore, White Dove

Island Color: Benjamin Moore, Chelsea Gray

Hardware: Home Depot / Martha Stewart, Canopy Cup Pull and Medallion Cabinet Knob in polished nickel.

Green Lake

Upper Cabinet color: Benjamin Moore, Simply White

Lower Cabinets: Clear stain on a white oak mixed with rustic oak to achieve finish.


Silver View Drive

Cabinet and Island Color: Benjamin Moore, Simply White

Hardware: Rejuvenation, Massey drawer pull in burnished antique.

Watson Avenue

Cabinet Color: Benjamin Moore, Simply White

Island Color: Benjamin Moore, Wolf Gray

Hardware: Restoration Hardware, Gilmore pull & Ephram knob in aged brass.

Arden Avenue

Cabinet and Island Color: Benjamin Moore, Twilight Zone

Hardware: Restoration Hardware, Ephram Pull in polished nickel.

Whitegate Lane

Cabinet Color: Benjamin Moore, Platinum Gray

Island Color: Benjamin Moore, Simply White

Hardware: Miseno, Center Bar-Style Pull in brushed satin nickel.

We hoped you enjoyed our first post of The Cabinet Shop series and if you have any questions make sure to DM us on Instagram, comment on this post or leave an inquiry on our contact form on our website and we will answer it in next week’s post!

-Kayla and Jkath Team

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