Benefits of Custom Cabinets in Small Kitchen Spaces

Just because your kitchen is a small space doesn’t mean it can’t be functional and beautifully designed. Custom cabinets may be a good choice if you want to maximise your space without sacrificing design or efficiency once you upgrade your kitchen. Here’s why:

1. Custom Cabinetry Adjusts to New Refrigerator Designs

If you have purchased a new, more energy-efficient refrigerator, but your kitchen cannot accommodate a larger fridge, custom cabinets can be designed to accommodate the new appliance. Custom cabinets can also be designed to accommodate those appliances if you want to add a microwave, additional shelving, or even an extra convection oven.

2. Custom Cabinets Add Function to Limited Space

Custom cabinets can be designed with many different configurations that contribute to the functionality of a small kitchen. For example, taller cabinets can be designed to accommodate larger pots and pans and larger serving dishes. This minimises the amount of drawer space required to hold bulky and large serving pieces.

3. Custom Cabinetry Maximises Your Space

One of the benefits of custom cabinets is that, unlike stock cabinets, you can design them to fit all edges and angles of your kitchen space. Suppose you have chosen to install an island, as mentioned above. In that case, custom cabinets can be designed to fit the island’s shape, and they can be designed for either side of that island to maximise the space it already occupies.

4. Custom Cabinetry Makes a Small Space Appear Larger

The back of custom cabinets can be designed at angles reflecting the walls’ angles. In addition, custom cabinets can be designed with various finishes, styles, and features that are not available on stock cabinets. This can make your small space look larger and more inviting.

5. Custom Cabinetry Utilises Wasted Corner Space

Even in the largest kitchens, wasted areas are often too small for any cabinet or drawers. Custom cabinets can be installed in these areas and can be designed to include overhead lighting, additional outlets, shelving, and other features to optimise the space.

6. Custom Cabinets Allow You to Design an Island

Every kitchen can benefit from having an island. Not only do islands provide an easy and convenient place to serve or prepare food, but they also add to the kitchen’s overall design and functionality. Since every island is unique, custom cabinets can be designed to accommodate the size and shape of your desired island.

7. Custom Cabinetry Let You Store Pots and Pans Efficiently

Open shelves, pull-out drawers, and spice racks are the most common ways pots and pans are stored in your kitchen. If you have a small kitchen and limited storage, custom cabinets can be designed to optimise the storage of your pots and pans. They can be designed to be longer and narrower to accommodate tall and standard pots and pans. They can also be designed to accommodate specialty pieces, such as oversized skillets and Dutch ovens.


Custom cabinets may be a good choice for you when creating an efficient and attractive space. Not only are custom cabinets more energy-efficient than stock cabinets, but they are also customisable, which can contribute to the overall design of your kitchen.

Askin Cabinets are expert cabinet makers in the Sunshine Coast, QLD. We design, manufacture and install stunning custom cabinetry for kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes and laundry renovations, whether it’s a new home or renovation. From concept to completion, we provide an all-inclusive service to streamline your entire kitchen or bathroom renovation. We’ll take your vision, combine it with our expertise and make your kitchen design and renovation ideas a reality. Request a quote online or call us on 07 5491 2765.