Custom Cabinet Options & Modifications

Our cabinets can be customized to suit your space and style, while remaining a budget‐friendly choice for your project. If you’re thinking of ways to add custom options and modifications to your cabinets, talk to our professional design staff for free expert advice, 3D renderings and itemized quotes.

Changing Cabinet Depth

The cabinet depth is the distance from the front to the back of the cabinet box and does not include the door or drawer fronts. Changing the cabinet depth can increase storage, avoid obstacles, or create focal points within the room. The depth modifications available vary depending on the cabinet category, for example:

Standard Base Cabinets are 24 inches deep.
They can be decreased to a minimum depth of 12 inches.

Standard Tall Cabinets are 24 inches deep.
They can be decreased to a minimum depth of 6 inches.

Standard Wall Cabinets are 12 inches deep.
They can be decreased to a minimum depth of 6 inches, or increased to a maximum depth of 24 inches.

Why Should I Change My Cabinet Depth?

  • A cabinet depth decrease may be necessary to clear an obstruction in a room or allow more clearance for a walkway.

  • An increase in cabinet depth can be used to gain more storage space and can enhance the look of a room by creating a sense of dimension.

  • Changing cabinet depth is necessary when a staggered‐height effect is used in conjunction with crown molding. The taller cabinets are increased in depth to provide an area that accommodates the edge of crown molding on the shorter cabinets.

If you are unsure what depth modifications would be best for your space, contact one of our kitchen designers for help with free, professional design advice.

Glass Door Options

Today’s popular kitchen styles often feature cabinets that allow you to showcase their contents. A Prepared For Glass modification to a cabinet provides doors that are manufactured without a center panel, and a recessed channel in the door frame that is ready to receive a glass insert. They are available in styles that consist of the outer door frame only, or the outer door frame with dividing mullions.

Cabinets ordered with Prepared For Glass options automatically receive a color-matched finished interior, as opposed to the standard natural maple finish that may contrast with the door color. This option also includes color-matched cabinet sides, however, a matching finished skin panel is still necessary for any Framed cabinets that require the sides to be flush with the face frame.

In order to avoid potential damage during shipping, cabinets ordered with a Prepared For Glass option do not include glass. Custom-cut glass inserts can typically be found in an array of styles at a local glass shop in your area -most will even install the glass panel into the door frame.

Prepared for Glass

The Prepared For Glass option provides a place in the cabinet door for the addition of a full pane of clear or designer glass. Cabinets ordered with a Prepared For Glass option have doors that consist of an outer frame, ready for glass inserts.

Prepared for Glass with Mullions

Mullions are the intersecting vertical and horizontal dividers in front of the glass that give the appearance of individual panes. Cabinets ordered with a Prepared For Glass with Mullions option have doors that consist of the outer frames and mullion cross-rails, ready for glass inserts.

Why select Prepared For Glass doors?

Cabinets that have been prepared for glass are more versatile than standard door cabinets. They provide flexibility to change décor just by changing the cabinet contents or changing the type of glass inserts. Take advantage of this decorative feature and add an element of interest to your cabinet design.

Selecting a Hinge Location

When purchasing a cabinet with a single door, selecting the option for a left or right hinge is required. The hinge side is determined by facing the front of the cabinet, and is important to ensure easy access in your completed project.

When selecting a hinge location, consider where you will be standing when accessing the cabinet in the finished room. Our hinges allow the door to open a maximum of 110 degrees, and this may be awkward if the wrong hinge side is selected.

Some Framed single‐door wall cabinets can be rotated 180 degrees to change the hinge location to the opposite side, but Base and Tall cabinets cannot. Changing the hinge location after the cabinet is built requires new hinge holes to be drilled, and any existing holes to be patched ‐ so it’s best to select the correct side from the start.

Left Hinge

Left Hinge selections attach the hinges on the left side of the door. Handles or knobs required to open the door are field‐installed on the right side.

Right Hinge

Right Hinge selections attach the hinges on the right side of the door. Handles or knobs required to open the door are field‐installed on the left side.

If you’re thinking of ways to add custom options or modifications to your cabinets, but not sure what would work best in your space, talk to one of our designers today.

Matching Finished Sides

Our cabinet boxes are constructed from natural maple plywood and any cabinet box sides visible after installation will appear unfinished. Framed and Frameless cabinet box constructions require different methods in order to match the finish of the cabinet sides with their doors.

For Framed cabinets, this is done during installation with a skin panel that attaches to the cabinet box behind a recess in the face frame. Frameless cabinets, however, have no face frame to conceal the raw edge of a skin panel.

Frameless cabinets that require a matching finish must be ordered with a Matching Finished Sides custom option, so the door finish can also be applied to the exterior of the cabinet box during the manufacturing process.


 Matching Finished Sides