Cabinets are an essential and versatile element of every home and can serve as a beautiful backdrop to anchor a room’s design. Cabinets are a practical addition to various rooms, from kitchens and bathrooms to laundry rooms, basement bars, and even home offices. When you are selecting the perfect cabinetry for your home, you want to include a wide variety of features that will stand the test of time.

Timeless Cabinetry Features

The right cabinetry features are those designed to fit your lifestyle. Features that are not only useful but also improve and ease your daily life. Investing in this all-important component of your design will pay dividends for years to come.

1. Full Access (Frameless)

Full access, or frameless cabinetry, does not have a frame around the cabinet box. While it may seem like a small difference from conventional framed options, this frees up space for your essentials. Even a few inches gained is beneficial when it comes to maintaining order. Drawer box volume is also increased by as much as 10% – 25%.

Additional storage space never goes out of style – and full-access cabinetry packs a visual punch. Reducing the need for fillers, frameless cabinetry achieves a more custom look! It pairs perfectly with modern, contemporary, transitional, urban, and industrial designs. Frameless is also versatile enough to accommodate more traditional spaces and infuse a breath of fresh air into your design aesthetic.

Learn more about full-access cabinetry.

2. Inset Cabinetry

Inset cabinetry is another exciting possibility to explore that offers a clean, sophisticated look. Like frameless, it complements a variety of styles, from contemporary to transitional to traditional. Here, the doors are set into the frame and situated flush with the cabinet face when closed. It creates a “flat” surface (and hinges can be exposed or hidden, depending on your preference). Hardware or door pulls are needed to open the cabinet, which offers an excellent opportunity to personalize and customize your space.

3. Organization and Storage

MOX works with premium manufacturers to provide organizational solutions that make the most sense for your needs. With Mox, you can rest easy knowing that your custom storage accessories from brands like Häfele and Richelieu are installed by our expert craftsman as a seamless part of your cabinetry design.

Häfele, a century-old legend in the field of hardware products, offers a wealth of options. From the expected spice racks and pull-out bins to the innovative cut-to-size maple wine lattice and iMove pull-down shelving, Häfele is a true ally in making your space work for you.

Richelieu helps you take your storage structure to the next level with ingenious accessories. One of our favorites: The pull-down cabinet system, which empowers you to maximize your usable space and achieve incredible discretion. Decluttering your countertops just got 100% easier! Don’t forget Vauth Segal’s ENVI Space XX Pro, a “big help in a small cabinet.” A small addition that will maximize your waste space.

4. Materials and Finishes

Standard woods such as alder, cherry, maple, or red oak are always classic choices when deciding what material you want for your cabinetry. Specialty species like rift white oak, and walnut are making great strides in spaces all over the country. Hardwood and hardwood veneers are also always solid options – pun intended! When considering other factors from budget to style and highly custom details, many find the right fit with high-quality laminates, soft touch laminates, MDF, Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and Thermo Structured Surface (TSS).

One of the most important considerations is the finish. This contributes significantly to both the style and the overall quality, durability, and ease of cleaning and maintenance. Finishes allow a higher level of customization and sophistication. For example, elegant aluminum frame cabinets with a soft matte finish can be fitted with custom inserts for a truly unique look that is as bold or as subtle as you like.

5. Integrated Lighting

Integrating lighting into cabinetry can instantly, and effectively, transform a space, enhancing functionality, convenience, and, of course, style. While the technology is advanced, and ever evolving, the hallmark of great lighting is its simplicity.

From task-focused lighting to general ambience, there are a variety of options available, including:

  • Under Cabinet Lighting. Subtle and space-saving (especially with flush-mount and recessed products), this is great for tasks and atmosphere.
  • Wall and Base In-Cabinet Lighting. Light up even the darkest reaches of your cabinets to make finding what you need – when you need it – a breeze. You can also choose solutions that help you highlight special pieces, creating a beautiful display.
  • Door and Drawer Lighting. Just the right light at the right time. Door and drawer lighting illuminates small spaces so you can quickly find the essentials. They are also ideal for vanities, bathrooms, utility rooms, craft rooms, and closets.
  • Toe Kick. Toe kick lights make cabinetry appear larger, while creating a sense of depth. Bonus: because you can see the nooks and crannies better, they help keep your space cleaner!

(Learn more about integrating lighting from the experts at MOX Cabinetry)

6. Door Inserts

Introducing texture to your cabinetry doors can elevate your entire aesthetic. Door inserts are an easy way to accomplish this. Trending options include metal (from perforated tin, brushed aluminum, intriguing copper, or perforated metal designs), mesh (grid-style and latticework are eye-catching), and reeded or rattan (perfect for modern, organic, or coastal vibes).

7. Hoods

If you’ve noticed a theme-within-the-themes, it is the blending of form and function. It is no different when it comes to range hoods. Rangehoods serve to improve indoor air quality, remove excess heat, and vent away grease spatter, particles, and odors. They also can offer additional lighting while making a stunning statement or even blending seamlessly with your cabinetry for a minimalist aesthetic.

Whether you choose to make your range hood a focal point or prefer the understated elegance of an invisible hood, wood hoods can be custom-made for your unique application. Meticulously crafted from maple, oak, hickory, cherry, walnut, alder and other species with your choice of style and finish, a custom range hood will perfectly complement your kitchen design.

(Intrigued by wood hoods? Learn more)

8. Drawer Boxes

Drawer boxes may seem “hidden,” but they can reveal great depths in terms of usability, practicality, convenience, and style.

Dovetail drawer boxes are crafted with exacting care following centuries of tradition. Built to last? No. Created to last. The dovetail joins ensure an optimal, seamless fit that functions to perfection. Unfinished, they can be tailored to suit your exact needs.

Want a modern touch? Manufacturers like BLUM provide a LEGRABOX line which feature slim lines and mix-and-match versatility, allowing you to achieve a customized look with stainless, gray, or white metal and custom wood fronts. Easy to clean, full-extension slides… These drawer boxes offer easy reach and full visibility.

Made-for-You Custom Cabinets – Keep YOU Top of Mind

Good enough… Isn’t. The status quo is made to be broken. To be surpassed. MOX Cabinetry specializes in made-for-you custom cabinets that are designed for your lifestyle, your home, your needs, and your personality. 

Trends come and go, but quality, durability, and MOX solutions are made to suit your lifestyle for the long term. 

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