April 28, 2020

Cabinet Chic: Guide to Cabinetry Design

Minimalist. Traditional. Mid-century modern, no matter the look – cabinetry will be a part of your design. When you’re beautifying your home, you want to ensure your space suits both form and function. You may have an idea in your head of how you want your home to look, we’re here to help you make sure your plans can come to life, or show how to tweak things to create the high-end look you’re after. Our design team shares the fundamentals of our cabinetry design process and what you can always expect from our Cabinet Chic.

From Concept to Custom Cabinets

You want your home to look Pinterest ready and your storage is a big part of achieving the look. We’ll take the concept of you or your client’s dream design and help choose cabinetry with balanced scale and ample storage. We can sketch the look of the cabinets and create 3-D renderings to give you a true picture of how your cabinet design will look before we make the first cut.The professional cabinet designers at C & C Cabinets will help you turn your concept into a gorgeously custom room. Contact us today to speak with one of our custom cabinetry designers!

Why Work with a Designer

While you could order from a big box store, their storage options are built for the masses and aren’t made from quality materials that last. Go from cookie cutter to a custom dream! Creating cabinets with a designer gives you the exact look you want and can save you money long-term by using better quality wood. Of course, it’s more than the wood type selection. Designers will create a custom cabinet layout, plan for door style, and select a color that will really give your project a haute couture finish. A professional will also relieve the ‘measure twice cut once’ stress! We pay attention to detail and will make sure your design is the perfect fit. We’ll go over your floor plan and the design from multiple vantage points to help you visualize the final design. At C & C Cabinets, we offer a free quote either in-home or virtually. Contact our design team today!

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Testing Your Design Idea

Every idea can be great, but sometimes they may not quite fit...it is good to test the layout you have in your head. Of course, this is easier if done in an empty space or a new home build. If existing cabinetry is in place, you can use the current measurements to see the scale of the redesign. Here’s how you can take your idea off the paper and test your design ideas:

TAPE MEASURE: Refer to your home’s floor plan and use a tape measure and masking or painters' tape to mark where the cabinets, appliances or pieces of dining furniture will be placed. Take a step back. Walk around. Get a feel for how the cabinetry will elevate your room.

NEWSPAPER OR MOVING BOXES: Use paper pages or old pieces of moving boxes to mimic the footprint of your cabinetry and/or appliances. You can move the pages around within the room to find the best fit. This is a perfect way to envision the size and placement of the center island. Is there enough room for the wine fridge, extra storage in front of the barstools, and how many seats can fit? So many questions to make the design just right!

Ready to get started?

Choose Miriam Johnson, the Cabinet Chic, to create the perfect custom cabinet design layouts for your office, kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor living area. Schedule your in-home or virtual design session!

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What to Expect from C & C Cabinets

We don’t just make it look pretty; we make it function properly. Every design starts with a sketch. Then during the design process, we’ll create your custom cabinet layout, front-facing elevation, and the 3-D perspective. Our detailed planning and design process allow us to create a good product and experience.


Shows the wall layout from above. It works as an outline of all the components going into the area. For us, this includes base cabinets, wall cabinets, and tall pantry-style cabinets.


With this you’ll see each wall of cabinetry as if standing and facing it. This view helps clients to see the detail and have a better vision for the detail of the cabinetry. Unlike the overhead view of the floorplan, the elevation can also show the heights of various cabinetry components in the space.


Perspective drawings are three-dimensional (3-D). These renderings show the room as it’d be seen by a person of average height (5’6” tall). Many clients like this stage of the design process because you can see greater details than what’s presented in the elevation drawing.


We know it’s your dream and vision and that’s why we put pride into everything we build. We believe in offering the best experience for every client. Our designers can design for any budget and provide the best quality custom cabinetry in our shop near Tampa, FL. We are always committed to quality at every step of the design process.

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Bring Your Cabinet Design Idea to Life

When making cabinetry design plans, pick the experienced team at C & C Cabinets. Our Tampa Bay designers help you build a beautiful space that functions exactly as you need it. We specialize in custom cabinet and room design and will help you choose a layout that works for you and your family. We’ll take you from concept to high-quality execution that will be a stunning addition to your home or office for years to come.

Working with a professional cabinetry designer will bring your design and storage ideas to life. Ready to get started? Call our Tampa design team today to start designing your dream!

“The work of C&C cabinets is incredible. They can make any cabinet dreams a reality. Highly recommend!”    - Seleena N.
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Beauty can’t last only as long as the reveal. We pride ourselves in selecting the right finish & proper application, resulting in a durable finish that remains beautifully functional for years to come.

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