For once, size isn’t important: kitchen cupboard doors are made to measure

  • 15th August, 2013
  • Published by Kitchen Restoration

Whether you happen to be blessed with a large kitchen or have a smaller, more compact one, size really doesn’t matter when it comes to custom-made cupboard doors.

So even if you have one of those hard-to-fit cupboard spaces, maybe a corner cupboard or one that doesn’t seem to fit into any category in your average kitchen store on the high street, you don’t need to waste time looking for ready-made kitchen cupboard doors to fit out your kitchen. Such hard-to-cater for spaces can be easily tidied up with well-crafted custom made cupboard doors. And because custom-made designs make everything easier and more convenient, all you have to do is choose the material and style to suit you.

And it’s not just the doors that are made to order. Custom-made fronts can be supplied with made-to-order end panels, plinths, cornices and pelmets. And if you want something particularly stylish, using a veneer on a front door panel can add a great touch and flourish of individuality, especially if you are going for a country kitchen feel.

Made to measure cupboard doors versus ready-made designs

Mass-produced doors may seem easier to find and order, but you are likely to come up against size issues with the ‘average’ shop-bought door dimensions, leaving unsightly gaps or overhangs. It can make an otherwise stylish kitchen look quite the opposite. Especially if your kitchen has been custom-built many years ago, it can be a huge challenge finding mass produced doors to your taste that happen to fit to your kitchen’s current specifications. Even so-called ‘average’ cupboard sizes can vary from company to company and moreover, if done a while ago, some degree of shrinkage can occur over the years, depending on the wood used for the kitchen units.

Looking for ready-made or off-the-peg doors often means you spend far too much time traipsing round various showrooms (not ideal if you have young kids!). Choosing a bespoke service means that they come to you, and you can choose your own designs and styles from the comfort of your own home.

Covers hard-to-reach areas

Custom-made designs also make hard-to-reach areas a doddle. The days of doing last minute DIY to pre-bought doors by either shaving them down or doing a hatchet job with a bit of sawdust and wood glue to hide any mis-sizings and miscalculations on your part are well and truly over. Circular corner cupboards or slightly mis-angled cupboards can be easily overcome with made to measure designs.

Range of designs

Made-to-measure kitchen doors give you a choice of over 400 styles and designs all available in different woods, veneers and glass to give your kitchen a makeover without having to part with too much cash. Pick your preferred design and colour for your custom-made kitchen cupboard doors that will either spruce up an otherwise bland kitchen or update an old, tired one.

Fits seamlessly into any size kitchen

Well-fitting and well-designed kitchen cupboard doors can revamp an entire kitchen, even if you decide to do no other means of refurbishment. New materials, fresh colours and unique styles can add a new lease of life and create an entirely new look, and made-to-measure doors will always fit seamlessly into your kitchen space because they have been custom built to your specifications. And as any dimensions can be created with bespoke doors, it’s true that in the world of kitchen refurbishment, size really doesn’t matter!