Why Go Custom?
We have a different approach here at AWD, and it all starts with the design. We plan your cabinets around your space, and we make sure that what you end up with fits perfectly, with every irregularity, appliance, window etc. taken into account.
We offer full design services, or we can work directly with the contractor, architect, or interior designer to come up with a plan that best suits your needs.
We provide full service computer aided design, or CAD. We can quickly email you legible and easy to understand designs, get your feedback, and make any changes instantly. We also create drawings clearly laying out wiring and plumbing that can be sent directly to subcontractors, eliminating mistakes and bridging the communication gap that sometimes occurs in the construction industry. With years of experience in the construction industry, our fluency in form and function of living space, and our well rounded design skills we can help you bring the room you have been dreaming of to life.
No Modular Components
You will find that many cabinet businesses advertise that they sell custom cabinetry. What in fact you are getting, are modular cabinets, built in factories and fit together by a “designer” to fit into your home.
These cabinets are all made in two inch increments, and the installer, who never had a hand in making the cabinets has to fit banks of them into your space. What happens is you end up with cheaply made cabinets that have vertical seams between each module, say every two feet or so, and a filler strip at each end that can end up being 1″ wide or 5″ wide so that the line of cabinets fits into your space. The ends of the cabinets are all finished with smooth plywood. Sometimes the designer will add an applied panel to the end to make it look more “finished.” What ends up happening is that the installer basically screws a door to the end of the cabinet, and you are left with an ungainly seam at the corner.
If you have any questions about our process, we would be more than happy to speak with you.
A Different Approach
If you have a space that is 7′ 3″ wide, and you want your doors to all be the same size, we design the cabinets to fit exactly into that space. We create face frames that meet together at the corners perfectly, and we make side panels on our cabinets that fit seamlessly with the front face frames and get scribed to the back wall like they grew there. The end product is an elegant, well thought out and flawlessly constructed set of cabinets that will have a timeless beauty and will last for generations.
Everything will be in proportion, and there will be no joints between face frame like the kind you see from the custom cabinet stores. We use only the finest quality materials, and the world is your oyster when it comes to wood choices and finishing options. When you are going to make a significant investment to your home, why not get the best? You will be living with our products on a daily basis, and when you move a quality job will only increase the resale value of your home. A wise investment indeed.