Lake Austin Build Along: Cabinets and Trim

Cabinets and Trim


Cabinets and trim! Our Lake Austin build is proceeding on schedule. The extra effort our superintendent spent making sure mechanical systems were installed correctly and according to plan is paying of nowf.

The most important aspect of cabinet installation is performed long before cabinets are brought into the house. Precise, careful measurements should be taken by the custom cabinet manufacturer after the mechanical systems are installed during framing. These measurements of the home will provide a road map to the cabinet builders back at their shop.

Since the topic of cabinetry has been breached, let’s talk a bit about them and why ours are built custom.

About Custom Cabinets

Cabinets are boxes with shelves, doors and drawers. They are also furniture for your kitchen and a focal point of your home. They should be built to last and express the personality of their owner. Cabinets from a big box store are cheaper, but they are never a better value than those that are custom made.

Built to last

Custom cabinets come from the hands of skilled craftsman – not from assembly lines. Our cabinet makers take pride in their work and use quality materials to ensure that their finished product is a work of art. Quality cabinets are durable and built to last.

Built to fit

Stock cabinetry is built for stock kitchen and bathroom sizes. If you have an unusual space, fillers will be used to cover the extra space. When you install custom cabinetry, almost every inch of space will be usable.

Built for you

Custom cabinets provide you with a personal, customized selection of wood, style, finish, and hardware options. Stock cabinetry is made on an assembly line in batches at different times and often results in non-matching materials and finishes. Custom cabinetry is made per order with hand selected woods and is all finished at the same time.

This build has quite a few special lighting features that had to be accounted for during cabinet design and installation. That is part of the reason our superintendent had to pay close attention to the details of this install.

Despite a wet, rainy week we were able to find a break in the weather to film a short video.

Our next blog in the build along series will focus on the pool. Thanks for checking out our Lake Austin build.

If you’re thinking of building a custom home around Austin we want to talk to you. Find out why we’re Austin’s most award-winning builder here.

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