Once you’ve decided how your custom closet should be set up, it’s time to pick a finish for all the lovely shelves, doors, and drawers. This can be a difficult process if you don’t know what the options are – which is why the closet experts at More Space Place Dallas are here to give you a quick rundown of the three basic finishes.
Finding the right finish is important because it can extend the life of your closet and keep it looking new. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll understand the differences between each finish and be on your way to putting the final touches on your closet design. Let’s get started!
A laminate is simply a protective coating for the surfaces of your cabinetry. One of the main laminates we use is called Melamine. Available in a wide range of colors and styles, melamine is one of the toughest laminates out there, so it’s a great choice for people who know that they tend to be a little rougher on their spaces.
Choose a laminate finish if your main concern is a personalized appearance, or if its important to you to have flexibility in terms of design elements such as color and texture. Laminate might also be your first choice if you want a low-maintenance finish that can withstand heavy use for a long time.
Often combined with some form of laminate, thermofoil finishes can provide an exceptional flair to your closet by bringing in unique prints, high-gloss sheen, and chic, modern colors. Try something bold and contemporary, like the black and white “Carbon Fiber” print, or opt for a hip, mellow color like “Light Metallic Green” in high gloss.
Like regular laminate, thermofoil is very easy to care for, however it’s good to keep in mind that this type of finish is more susceptible to extreme heat and moisture. This is usually only an issue for cabinetry in kitchens, so you don’t have to worry about thermofoil in your closet unless it gets a lot of direct sunlight.
The last (and simplest) finish is the timeless, natural look of wood. Go for stained wood to impart a classic, cozy feel to your space – and don’t forget that there are multiple accents and patterns that can be carved onto the surface of cabinet doors and drawers for a little added texture. Or, add a modern twist to your doors by using wood to frame elegant glass panels, with the added benefit of enhanced visual organization.
The best way to understand the difference between each finish is to see them in person! We’re happy to offer clarification and help you find a custom closet solution for any budget or design goal. Contact us today, and our team will by happy to provide a free consultation at your Dallas home.