Creating Cabinets to Suit Your Storage Needs

Long Term Storage Capacity

At some point in any long-term ownership of a home, you will realise that you’ve outgrown the storage capacities of your home. But your home may be perfect for you in every other respect. At this point, you may want to consider replacing your cabinets with ones that will continue to meet your needs for years to come.

This is where the East Bundaberg located A&L Custom Cabinets can come to the rescue. We design, build and install custom cabinets for every room in your home. Maybe you’ve already decided on a room in which you need to increase your storage or maybe you have no idea where to start. You just know that you have to increase your storage capacity overall.

Just give us a call and we meet with you, take a walk around your home and have a chat about your storage needs room by room. Then we’ll come up with a range of options that will elegantly solve all your storage problems for the present and the future.

Creating Cabinets that Suit Your Lifestyle

If you have a growing and active busy family, we’ll design custom joinery or cabinets that will suit the needs of your home and lifestyle. We build tough, quality joinery and affordable cabinets that provide scuff and stain resistant finishes that will withstand the day to day wear and tear of your active family life.

Or, if matching your décor is a high priority in your choice of cabinetry or joinery, we can build your cabinets in virtually any finish under the sun, from woods and laminates to metals. We can design custom cabinets and build made to measure joinery that will match and complement any décor from traditional to modern.

Creating Cabinets that Work For You

We’ll study the traffic patterns in your home and create custom cabinets that won’t impede your family’s movement. We take into consideration everything from the direction a cabinet door opens to the cabinet handles to ensure that nothing protrudes in high usage areas.

We also consider your future storage needs, particularly if you have a growing family and we will recommend cabinet designs that are re-configurable and will provide for your storage needs to allow for age and lifestyle changes. We take your budget into account so that we can work with you to satisfy your immediate storage needs at a price you can afford.

A&L Custom Cabinets is a highly respected business based in East Bundaberg, with over 25 years of industry experience in kitchens working throughout Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough areas. We take pride in our cabinetry work and will be happy to show you our portfolio of past jobs and show recommendations from actual satisfied customers.

If you’re a homeowner who is contemplating expanding your storage space, give us a call today for an obligation free quote. We can offer tips and suggestions that will get you started in the right direction.

Creative and Custom Kitchen Renovations for Your Home

Creative and Custom Kitchen Renovations for Your Home

A kitchen is a working room. But it can also be the most occupied room in the house, so it has to offer both a useful design and a pleasing décor. It has to be both functional and satisfy the aesthetic needs of a family as well.

We are specialists in the design, construction and installation of cabinets and new kitchens in Bundaberg. We understand the functional and performance requirements of a kitchen, unlike many other builders. We know that it can be the most important room in your home and one that is likely to see the most use and wear and tear throughout the years.

We’ll consider the day to day patterns of your existing kitchen and use them to create a custom kitchen that makes sense to you and improves the functionality and traffic flow of your kitchen. We’ll design a layout that provides you with the space you need, right where you need it to be. We’ll provide the storage space you are likely to need for the future as well as the present.

And we’ll design all these features into a quality kitchen that is beautiful and inviting to your family and guests.

Making the Design a Reality

Our team of craftsmen will offer suggestions and tips about ways to satisfy your requirements while staying under your budget.

When we’ve arrived at a design that satisfies all your requirements, we’ll make up a construction and installation schedule that will take into account your day to day needs. We will plan around your family’s lifestyle so that it causes the absolute minimum in disruption and inconvenience.

Then, we’ll go to work. We create kitchens and custom cabinets that will exceed your needs. We use only the finest materials and high-quality workmanship in crafting a new kitchen or custom cabinet that will suit your family’s needs for years.

We Offer Only Quality Materials and Workmanship

We offer a wide variety of materials for cabinets, tiling, splashbacks and benchtops. We can recommend certain materials based on your priorities between elegant aesthetics or toughness and durability, although every material we use is modern and of the highest quality so that it will last for years to come.

We pride ourselves on our workmanship as well. It’s how we have established our reputation throughout the Fraser Coast, Hervey Bay, Maryborough and especially East Bundaberg where we are located. We will be happy to show you our portfolio of the many successful projects we’ve completed and offer recommendations from our many satisfied customers.

So, if you are contemplating a kitchen renovation in Bundaberg, give us a call. We’ll be happy to meet you, introduce ourselves and take a walk through your kitchen and give you suggestions on the best solutions to best fit the space to meet your family’s lifestyle. Please contact us today for an obligation free quote.

Make Your Kitchen Design Priorities Work for You

Designing with the Future in Mind

In prioritizing your kitchen design details and specifications, you should always keep one eye on the future and ask yourself some questions before starting your design.
Is my family likely to grow in number over the years? Are we likely to get more interested in cooking than we already are? Are we going to be entertaining more? Are we going to sell the house at some point?

Asking yourselves these questions is likely to cause you to adjust your priorities. A well-planned kitchen design is also likely to add to the value of your home if you ever decide to sell it.

Functionality over Frills

There will always be the next ‘big thing’ in kitchen appliances and cooking fads. You should never design your kitchen to accommodate trendy appliances or the hottest ‘must-have’ kitchen tool at the moment. Forget about them during the planning stage.

Just make your kitchen as functional as possible. This will pay off for you as you begin to use your new kitchen on a daily basis.

Pay attention to likely traffic patterns during the preparation of a normal meal. Look closely at how your refrigerator, oven and cabinet doors open and make sure they won’t impede on your ability to move around the kitchen or block other doors from opening.

One of the most important assets in planning your kitchen is simply to be aware of how much actual space you have to work with.

You Can Never Have Too Much Counter Space

Remember, all those gimmicky kitchen tools and appliances? If you plan for as much counter space as you can possibly fit in your kitchen design, you will have the room to indulge in whatever comes along as the next ‘big thing’ in cooking.

Counter space is always at a premium, especially if your family entertains a lot or if you have a large family. If you think you have enough, add a little bit more, just to be sure.
Crockpots, mixers, microwaves and whatever else may be invented in the future are all designed to take valuable up counter space.

Styles Come and Go, Quality is Forever

Your priorities should also be based on your budget. Instead of splashing out on the latest appliances, go for the highest quality cabinets, countertops, stove, oven and sink you can afford.

These are the items you will be using day in and day out. They will suffer the most wear and tear through the years and be the most expensive items to replace if they ever do wear out. You will not be saving money in the long run if you economize on these items to start with.

If you buy high-quality items, they will likely outlive you and will add a lot of resale value to your home. Being smart when allocating your budget will make your life easier in years to come.

Innovative Renovation Ideas

Innovative Renovation Ideas

For many of us when it comes to hoarding our belongings there are often items that we don’t use every day, but we want to keep them for later use. This often poses the problem of having too much ‘stuff’ and not enough storage space to put it in. Due to the increase in population, most of the houses that are built today are a lot smaller than they were in the past, so we need to employ creative thinking to find ways of utilising the space that we have. With innovative ideas and clever cabinet making, creative teams such as A&L Custom Cabinets can turn your wildest storage ideas into a reality.

Bookshelves Under the Stairs

For those bookworms among us, it is challenging to put a good book down, and even harder to let it go once we have finished reading it, so we often hold on to our books to read later. Finding storage space for all our books can be a struggle, which can lead to our houses looking cluttered and messy. One innovative way of storing books is by building custom shelving under the stairs, which utilises the dead space, while keeping the rest of the house uncluttered. The shelving cabinets can be designed on rollers so they can be pulled out to view the contents and pushed back away out of sight while not being used.

More Kitchen Space with Backboard Drawers

Kitchens are often a place where we have an abundance of utensils, containers and other small items that can take up a lot of space. At A&L Custom Cabinets we can create more kitchen space for you by building drawers into the backboard at floor level, to store items that can be tucked away and pulled out as needed.

Fold Away Guest Bed

The tiny houses movement that has taken the world by storm is perfect for couples or singles who enjoy having their own little space to live in, but when guests stop by for a night there often doesn’t seem to be enough room. An innovative idea for getting around this is to create a fold away guest bed under an elevated floor area that can be rolled out to accommodate guests, and pushed back in when they leave.