Crafting Your Space: The Ultimate Guide to Custom Cabinets

Custom cabinet installation can make a huge impact on your kitchen or bathroom. But with so many options to choose from, many homeowners find the selection process daunting. This guide explains cabinet options to help you make the best decision for your home.


Cabinetry can be constructed from a wide range of materials, including:

  • Oak
  • Stainless steel
  • Hickory
  • Laminate
  • Cherry
  • Maple

Each material offers its own unique benefits. For instance, wood cabinets are durable and can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a home. However, wood will need more maintenance to retain its condition than something like stainless steel. Your cabinet installer can discuss material options to help you make the right choice.

Cabinet Style

Like materials, cabinets come in a wide variety of styles. When reviewing different styles, consider your current home décor. If you have a traditionally styled home, shaker cabinets might be a good choice. However, more contemporary homes may want a trendier style, such as a flat front cabinet. Other cabinet styles include:

  • Beadboard
  • Mullion
  • Slab
  • Raised/recessed panel
  • Louvered panel

If you’re not sure which style works best for your home, do a bit of research online to see different styles and how well they pair with different types of décor.


The type of hardware you choose for your custom cabinets can impact visual appeal. However, hardware is also functional, so you should consider how convenient a certain option might be before choosing it. For instance, knobs are appealing from a minimalist perspective, but pulls are a bit more functional. Size is another important factor to consider with hardware. Cabinet knobs and pulls must be large enough to grip effectively but shouldn’t be too large or they may overwhelm the look of the cabinet.

Customized Features

Homeowners can also opt for customized features to match their specific needs and preferences. This can include:

  • Glass front cabinets for greater aesthetic appeal
  • Organizational fixtures inside cabinetry (such as hooks and shelves)
  • In-cabinet lighting for greater convenience
  • Unique finishes and stains to match home décor

These features ensure your home maintains a one-of-a-kind style. However, they can also improve the function of your cabinets for enhanced convenience.

Custom Cabinets to Suit Your Exact Preferences

If you’re thinking about custom cabinet installation in Albuquerque, El Pueblo Woodworking is just the team to do it. We’re well known for our custom woodworking prowess, which means we can develop an impressive design for virtually every home. Schedule a consultation with our team today by calling (505) 221-5321.

314 D El Pueblo Rd. NW
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone: (505) 221-5321