October 18, 2016

How To Choose A Wall Unit

How To Choose Custom Wall Cabinets

Custom wall cabinets are a multi-functional arrangement that can fit into any room or wall of your house. You can get a compact wall unit installed in your kitchen, a floor-to-ceiling unit in the living room or a classic bookshelf in your study room. A wooden unit looks great in the dining room, whereas a multi-colored and decorative wall unit can be installed in the kid’s room.

The wall units are versatile, hence can be designed in any color and material you desire. You can choose between a mounted, freestanding or a built-in wall unit. They help you to save a lot of space in your room while allowing you to store an array of knick-knacks, books, video games and DVDs.

Choosing or designing a wall unit has no fixed rules, but there are certain factors that can be kept in mind before making your final call:

Know what all things you need to store

Making a list of all the things that you need to store can help to decide the size of the wall unit and its design. If you have piles of books, CDs and DVDs, you may require more shelves. Drawers may also be needed for storing extra cords, spare batteries and pens.

Measurement is important

Once you know how much you have to store and what should be the size of your unit, it’s time to take the measurements of the space available. Remember that even 3 to 4 inches of wasted space can make your wall look incomplete.

Know your style

There is a variety of wall units available at the cabinet stores. To make the right choice, you need to have a clear idea about the type and style of wall unit that you want to buy. You can choose from traditional freestyle look for your wall or modern mounted shelves and cabinets, knowing what you want will help to save time.

Mix it up

Opting for a shelf-only or a cabinet-only wall unit can be monotonous. You can mix shelves, cabinets and drawers to enhance the visual appeal of the unit. Adding a contrast of colors on the outer panels can also be beneficial in improving the aesthetic appearance of your home. You can also add a blend of matt and gloss finish to enhance the look.


While designing a wall unit, you can go for certain extra features to increase its utility. You can devote a separate drawer for storing the remote control for your TV, DVD player and AC along with other less important items. Canvas bins and baskets can be installed in the drawers to provide more storage options.

Wall units are available in wood, metal and glass. You can choose among the three depending on the use and location. Here is a list of wall units you can choose from:

Wooden wall unit

Wood is a durable as well as a classic option for a wall unit. You can choose from oak, cherry or maple and lend a traditional look to the room. There are various uses of a wooden wall unit. You can install them as dishware-cabinet TV walls or bookshelves, etc.

Metal wall units

If you are looking for a low maintenance wall unit metal units can be an ideal choice. These are more functional and can be used in homes, offices, entertainment room as well as the living room. They are easier to clean and perfect for delivering a formal look to any room.

Glass wall units

You can opt for glass wall units to showcase expensive decorative items, wine glasses and other antique pieces. You can also use these to display photo frames, souvenirs and trophies.

Wall units are undeniably useful. A single unit can be put to a number of uses. In order to ensure longevity of the unit, it is important to select the one that can withstand shifting and moving. Make sure the freestanding unit is stable enough and the mounted units are properly fastened to the wall. Be it contemporary or traditional, wooden or metallic, a wall unit can definitely add to the style of your home.

We, at Washington Valley Cabinet Shop, offer a wide range of wall units in Hillsborough, NJ. For more information you can call at (908) 621-0559.