Military Drive Portfolio: Cabinetry and Design Ideas

The cabinetry and design ideas built for the home at Military Drive by Christopher Scott Cabinets impressively showcases some of Christopher’s best work.

This beautiful family residence in Salt Lake City, Utah was an exciting remodel project for Christopher Scott Cabinetry. We teamed up with the ever-talented Fox Group to bring new life and definitive style to this classic American home. Enjoy the tour through these unique rooms to discover dozens of beautiful new cabinetry and design ideas for your home.

Kitchen Design At Military Drive

A large island is the prefect way to make the best use of the space in this custom white kitchen design. Not only does it operate as part of the kitchen triangle since it houses the sink, it also provides seating for eight guests!

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

There’s no better part of the home tour to begin with than the kitchen—particularly when the kitchen is as spectacular as this one. With plenty of light from vaulted windows pouring into this mostly white kitchen, your eye will at once take in the gorgeous brass chandelier and solid brass range hood, marble slab walls, and timeless yet unique cabinetry details, inevitably leaving you in awe. Which is a great way to feel when you’ve got to get dinner on the table anyway.

These custom white kitchen cabinets use beautiful inset drawers and doors. Inset cabinets create a traditional but timeless and high end look.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

The marble walls in this kitchen make an incredible statement. Because of the size of the massive marble slabs, you have to ensure the house is structurally engineered to support the weight of solid stone; however, the visual effect is simultaneously grounding, elegantly clean, and cheerful, adding to the brightness of the space.

Kitchen design idea: A large island is the prefect way to make the best use of space in a large white kitchen like this.

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Designing custom kitchen cabinets can be like solving a puzzle about sizes of cupboards and drawers, cabinet door ideas, and how they can all fit together in the best locations for optimal functionality.

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As the cabinet designer and maker in such a large kitchen, it is important to provide plenty of visual interest without overwhelming the other beautiful design choices in the room. The placement of every cabinet door becomes a balancing act. Which ones get the more dramatic details and which ones take a backseat and simplify the space? Where do we add glass to cabinet doors to let the room breathe and brighten? There are no hard and fast rules, and every cabinet designer has their own cabinetry and design ideas to make a project personal and unique. With this kitchen, we loved playing with proportions and visual symmetry while still making a variety of designs look cohesive and beautifully purposeful.

The best custom cabinetry and design is not only going to work hard for you and your family, but beautifully express your design aesthetic as well. We can make that happen. Check us out at ChristopherScottCabinetry.com to find more inspiration for your new white kitchen cabinets!

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Kitchen Island Design At Military Drive

The centerpiece of this kitchen’s cabinetry and design ideas is the kitchen island design. It goes without saying—it’s large. Thirteen feet long, specifically. But because of its size, we were able to accomplish so many things we may not have been able to on a smaller scale.

The best custom cabinetry and design is not only going to work hard for you and your family, but beautifully express your design aesthetic as well. We can make that happen. Check us out at ChristopherScottCabinetry.com!

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

First, seating at a kitchen island this size is a massive bonus that makes gathering in the heart of the home not only possible, but inviting. Next, it’s equipped with a beautiful custom brass sink from Officine Gullo to aid in food prep as the main sink is at the other end of the kitchen. And finally, rather than splitting this one into two smaller islands, we gave the homeowners plenty of surface area to work with as well.

This white kitchen island design is large enough to comfortably seat 8 people which means it also has plenty of room for cooking, entertaining, and storage.

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Still, some of the best parts of this custom kitchen island are the unseen elements that make the space so much more functional than a typical kitchen. For instance, hiding behind several of those cabinet door fronts are trash receptacles on either end, a dishwasher, and an icemaker. But there are also supplemental refrigerator and freezer drawers fully integrated into the base cabinetry as well. Because the full-size fridge and freezer are farther away in such a large kitchen, making use of the space in the custom island this way made perfect sense for quick and easy access to commonly used food items.

Office Design At Military Drive

Speaking of the refrigerator and freezer, their seamless integration and integral role in our cabinetry and design ideas was the key to making this custom kitchen as harmonious as possible. With a custom kitchen design, no compromises have to be made in terms of common materials like stainless steel—appliances can almost always be covered up and worked directly into the design of the room.

That said, this kitchen office desk provides just the right amount of distinctive boldness and character to both complement the kitchen’s clean white palette and hold its own in terms of home office design. Many homeowners appreciate a designated task space like this in the kitchen to accomplish most of their work in the heart of the home. It can also double as a convenient homework station close to dinner preparation.

If your floor plan doesn’t allow for a completely separate office, many other spaces in the home lend themselves to becoming a built-in desk nook. This way, the unique built in desk takes advantage of a smaller existing space, often near the kitchen or just off the main living room.

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The deep, steely blue used on the kitchen desk cabinetry is the same as what you’ll see in the full office space below. Named Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball, the color is masculine and a bit moody, just to keep things interesting while allowing other decor and display items to really pop.

Why not add some built ins flanking the fireplace? The best custom cabinets provide for your family's needs, but also add to the character of your home. Bonus if they're in a moody shade of paint!

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Bathroom Design At Military Drive

The bathroom cabinetry and design ideas in this largely white custom master bathroom are meant to offer a sense of brightness and cheerful luxury. The cabinets and hardware echo what was seen in the kitchen, as the homeowners loved the unorthodox raised cabinet door fronts. But in the bathroom it made sense to use even more glass and mirrors to reflect the natural light coming from the french doors of the private balcony to balance out the chevroned marble floors.

A common misconception with custom bathroom cabinets is that a vanity is all one cabinet, when in most cases, especially when two sinks are being incorporated, it’s a combination of cabinets. The main reason for this is that you may need to fill a width greater than what a single cabinet can fill. Other reasons may be that you need to have a sink cabinet centered on plumbing or want to work in a specific type of storage.

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Every angle of this custom bathroom cabinet design is meticulously thought out—like putting the vanity where you can receive the best natural light while getting ready.

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Opting for custom unique bathroom cabinet design means getting your own personal vanity and plenty of gorgeous storage opposite your double sinks. That's what I'd call heaven.

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White inset cabinetry with white marble countertops, white herringbone floors, and white paint ensure that this white custom bathroom design excludes luxury.

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An exceptional vanity design requires careful planning and attention to detail. There are plenty of decisions to be made, from the layout and style to the types of sinks and countertops. This six-step process gives you a game plan to follow as you’re designing your new modern bathroom cabinets.

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With each of the subsequent bathrooms in the home, we wanted some continuity—which you’ll see comes in the form of hexagonal tiles, chevron wood flooring, marble countertops, and brass lighting and hardware details—mixed with an individual personality for each room.

Creating a unique custom cabinet design for your bathroom means working with every single quirk of the space—even angular walls like this one.

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The vertical pattern on the drawers of this custom bathroom cabinet design is absolutely everything. Can you imagine it without now that you've seen it??

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This bathroom got a bit more of a unique look with a natural stained wood vanity to contrast the gray and white color scheme found in the rest of the room. The reeded cabinet drawer fronts are a popular traditional look that were modernized by pairing with a flat panel door in the center and minimalistic door and drawer pulls.

Beautiful bathroom cabinet designs should complement the rest of the room, whether it comes in form, natural materials, or aesthetic.

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The best simple custom bathroom cabinets don't have to be elaborate or large to make an impact. This almost pedestal-style sink cabinet proves it.

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A powder bath is one of our favorite spaces in a home to explore more audacious bathroom cabinetry and design ideas. It’s a small, contained area that is easy for homeowners to make a fun statement here, and most guests will also enjoy it as well. In this custom powder bath, we did a completely custom pedestal sink stand that holds up a distinctive marble backsplash and top, and then the Fox Group finished the space with a fun nautical theme. 

Built-In Design At Military Drive

Built-in cabinetry is one of the best ways to increase value, function, and personalized style to a home. In this soft mint nursery and the pink bedroom below (both colors boldly used throughout the entirety of their designated rooms), a purposeful decision was made to ensure space in the design for built-in storage drawers, shelving, and closets–a design decision made to not only maximize utility but create character that is fully unique to this home. The additional details of dimensional framing throughout the rooms add to their seamlessly charming design.

Commissioning custom cabinets for your home means fitting exactly what you need, where you want it. Like these custom nursery cabinets with their perfect tiny window seat for snuggling up and reading together.

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Every corner of this sweet nursery is enhanced by built in design. From decorative molding to built in cabinets and shelves, it all adds character and interest to the space.

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Higher costs are obviously attached to the full customization and design of every element. The trade off is you’d get the exact look and function you want, as well as a custom solution to the unique challenges of your home. There is not an easy way to quantify cabinetry cost because the prices can vary so wildly from city to city, state to state, and company to company. Here in Utah, a really cheap, semi-custom kitchen can cost $6,000-$20,000. A higher-end, fully custom kitchen could range from $20,000-$80,000 and beyond. Much of the cost depends on the size of the kitchen, the level of detail, material quality, and overall customization.

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Open shelving is the perfect way to bring lightness to a big entertainment center, but it doesn't mean everything has to be on display. For more of our best custom built in design ideas, check out ChristopherScottCabinetry.com!

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This family-centered playroom also makes use of a range of built-in storage from an entertainment center + toy storage unit to built-in bookshelves and a hidden door that leads to the family’s custom theater room. Not only do they offer permanent storage, but it comes in the form of a personalized luxury—even in a playroom.

Fully custom means getting a 100% unique design based on the space, intended aesthetics, and personal functionality needs. Every element is literally made to order (or “bespoke” if you’re in the U.K.) to fit your space, down to a tiny fraction of an inch. A custom cabinet designer will find a way to respect an intended aesthetic while catering to your specific needs of storage. Fully custom means that you get exactly what you want.

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What if your custom built ins were more than just built ins? What if they housed a built in cabinet closet or secret entrance to the next room? Yeah, we've got your back.

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It can be overwhelming, the number of decisions that have to be made when building or remodeling a home, especially in terms of cabinetry. Custom cabinetry versus stock, or maybe semi-custom cabinets. Then the cabinetry style, detail design, layout, colors, hardware style/sizes, paint or stain, etc. The list goes on and on; and because the impact of any room is a sum of all its many details, it’s important to figure out what you really want each room to say or how you want it to function before making any cabinetry decisions.

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Another child’s bedroom in this house makes good use of custom built-in bookshelves that double as bedside tables and leave plenty of space for decorative memorabilia, books, and other items that need to be tucked away in the inset drawers.

Living Room Design At Military Drive

The living room cabinetry and design ideas in the Military Drive home reflect much of what has been seen throughout the other spaces—a mostly white palette, broken up by dimensional and wood detailing, custom vent covers, and brass accessories to add visual interest. For the modern custom home, built-in cabinetry is almost always the best way to introduce the style of your home while increasing its value from the moment you walk in the door.

Custom cabinets for the home ensure your family has enough space for YOUR needs—like displaying beloved photos and memorabilia above hidden storage for blankets and games.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

Closet Design At Military Drive

The last customized space in this home renovation is the master closet. The shelving on the walls that leads from the main closet space to the master bath is lined with open shoe shelving for grab-and-go ease, while the bulk of the closet’s contents (visible in part in the mirror’s reflection) are housed in hanging space framed similarly to the rest of the house. The chevron pattern of the wood flooring is also repeated here for a seamless transition from the traditional wood flooring pattern in the closet to the marble chevron flooring of the master bathroom.

There is no shame in having a shoe collection to rival a department store's. Even less shame in putting them on display in the best custom built-ins.

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