It is not hard to find custom cabinets in Philadelphia. Teknika Design Group www.teknikadesigngroup.com offers the two types of custom cabinets available in Philadelphia. They are individual cabinet makers such as John Meade Designs or large national custom manufacturers such as Wood-Mode www.wodemode.com. Many of the local shops are located in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. On a side note Fishtown used to be the center of cabinetry in Philadelphia, but as rents have gone up along with Fishtown’s popularity, cabinet makers have continued to move North in search of cheaper space. This is because even a one person cabinet maker needs at least 2,000 square feet of space to hold the specialized equipment needed to make cabinets.
So what are the differences in custom cabinets from the different Philadelphia sources? After years of experience this is what I have come to expect. Large national custom manufactures and the smaller local cabinet makers have very different strengths and weaknesses. It depends on the project as to which source I would recommend.
Large National Custom Manufacturers (such as Wood-Mode)
Smaller Local Cabinet Makers
Please see Teknika’s cabinetry portfolio www.teknikadesigngroup.com/cabinetryportfolio.py for custom cabinetry pieces. The first is a Wood-Mode office and the next two are from John Meade Designs.
If you are looking for custom cabinets in Philadelphia decide on what you want and then decide who can do the best job for you. There are plenty of options.