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How To Design Your Own Cabinets In Tampa FL

How To Design Your Own Cabinets In Tampa FL

Do you want to create your own cabinets in Tampa FL? Have you ever wondered how it works? We are able to create almost any type of custom cabinet. This blog is for those who love to be creative and crafty.

What Type Of Cabinet Are We Making For You?

Are you looking for custom-made kitchen, bathroom, or closet cabinets in Tampa FL? Do you need a custom cabinet for your pantry or laundry room? Are you looking for a custom pull-out drawer or a cabinet that doubles as a wardrobe?

There are many options. Here’s a list.

Consider what type of cabinets you want!

  • Custom kitchen cabinets
  • Custom bathroom cabinets
  • Custom media center
  • Custom armoire
  • Pantry Custom
  • Custom mudroom cubbies
  • Storage solutions customized

Sizing Goals

Once you have decided on the type of cabinet or cabinets that you need, we can start to talk about your goals. We’ll need to discuss your goals and determine the type of cabinet you want.

You may prefer to store dishes, cups, and plates higher up than the rest or closer to your counters if you are looking for storage solutions. A custom laundry room pantry can store laundry detergent as well as other items like spare blankets and dog food. Are you looking to create surround sound systems with a custom entertainment center?

There are a lot of sizing goals to consider, so here are some general fill-in-the-blank-questions that will help us build your cabinetry.

  1. How many shelves do you want?
  2. Is this cabinet connected to other cabinets or can it stand alone? 
  3. What number of items do you hope to store? 
  4. Do you need pull-out drawers, sliders, or standard doors? 
  5. Are large items like TVs or kitchen appliances safe? What are the options? 

Types Of Wood

You may have an idea of the wood type for your cabinets. Below are some most popular wood types along with brief explanations of why they are unique or preferred. Choose the one that you would like your custom cabinets made from!

  • Cherry A luxurious wood with a rich, warm color.
  • Hickory is a durable wood that resists scratches.
  • Oak is a sturdy domestic wood with random pattern variations.
  • Maple – A solid and durable wood type with a natural light color.
  • Birch is a light wood with simple patterns.
  • Ash is another sturdy domestic wood. Ash is clean, and can often have grains.
  • White Oak- Extremely durable and nearly impervious to water.
  • Red Oak- A classic, durable grain that always ends smooth.
  • Walnut – There are many ways to keep your variety.
  • Mahogany is highly resistant to termites, rot, and mold.

When it comes to look, feel, durability, and appearance, the type of wood that your cabinets are made from is important. We are custom Tampa cabinets makers and will help you find the perfect one for your home.


Color is the first thing that people think of when they consider investing in custom cabinets. We often refer to color stain in the woodworking industry. To alter the color, tone, or shade of your piece, you can apply a stain.

If you want custom kitchen cabinets, custom bathroom cabinets, or custom closet cabinets to match the color and decor of the room then you must be aware of what wood type you select. Some woods look great without any paint while others are stunning when painted.

We have listed some popular colors for cabinet stain options. However, not all stain options are available for every wood type.

  • Cashew
  • Butternut
  • Cappuccino
  • Chestnut
  • Smoke
  • Grey
  • Toast
  • Poppyseed
  • Peppercorn
  • Mocha
  • Pebble
  • Cocoa brown
  • Caraway
  • Morel
  • Hazelnut

There are many other options, so don’t hesitate to ask us about custom closets and cabinets in Tampa FL. We will ensure that your cabinetry is durable, cleanable, and long-lasting, no matter what your choice.


The knobs are essential! We can make almost any item into a knob when it comes to custom cabinets. Here are some most common knob options. You should also remember that each one of these options has a different color. The material type and a custom finish can determine the color.

  • Traditional circular knobs
  • Traditional medium pull knobs
  • Bars with long tubular ends
  • Bars with long squares
  • Pulls with exposed screws
  • Glass knobs
  • Wire pulls


While custom cabinets can be beautiful by themselves, they are only as good when matched with the rest of your home. There are many options for how to design your home, including wall colors and custom granite countertops.

This is a list of add-ons and general items you should consider when designing your custom cabinets in Tampa FL. This is more of an overview since we want you to think about these things when designing your custom cabinets.

  • Custom countertops
  • Countertop color
  • Appliance colors
  • Sofas and chairs
  • Bookshelf
  • Coffee tables
  • Custom desk
  • Carpeting
  • Flooring
  • Windows (natural light).
  • Artificial light

Are you ready To Build Custom Cabinets In Tampa FL?

Whether you are purchasing kitchen cabinets, Bathroom Cabinets, or custom closet cabinets, There’s a lot to consider: size, color, finish, material, durability, hardware, etc. Are you ready to work with a custom cabinet manufacturer? Contact The French Refinery’s cabinet makers today to schedule a consultation and discuss your design ideas. We can help you design the kitchen cabinets that you want, no matter if you’re remodeling or building a new house. All cabinets are made by hand. We take great pride in our work and use only the highest quality materials to create a product that is truly a work of art. We also source materials locally. Custom Cabinets by The French Refinery will meet all of your expectations. They are built to last.


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