Creating a Custom Piece: The Inspire Hardware Process

Creating a Custom Piece: The Inspire Hardware Process

At Inspire Hardware, we understand that every kitchen is unique, and sometimes, off-the-shelf cabinet hardware just won't do. That's why we offer custom design services for our clients. Whether you're looking for a unique piece to complete your kitchen design or need hardware that's tailored to your specific needs, we're here to help. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the process for submitting a custom design request and what goes into creating a new piece.

Submitting a Custom Design Request

The first step in the custom design process is to submit a design request to our team. Our designers will work with you to understand your vision, your design requirements, and any specific needs you may have. We'll also discuss the costs involved, as custom pieces can be expensive due to the cost of creating new molds for production.  Because the mold costs are so high, we do not recommend custom pieces for fewer than 20 pieces, otherwise the mold fees will make custom pieces cost prohibitive for customers looking for just a few pieces.

Developing the Design

Once we have a good understanding of your needs, our design team will create sketches and renderings of your custom piece. We'll work with you to refine the design until it meets your expectations. When you're happy with the design, we'll move on to the next stage.

Sharing the Design with Suppliers

Once the design is complete, we'll share it with our network of custom suppliers. We work with the best suppliers in the industry to ensure that your custom piece is made to the highest standards. Our suppliers will provide quotes and lead times for your custom piece, and we'll work with you to determine the best options for your needs.

Making the Piece

Finally, once you've approved the design with our chosen a supplier, the custom piece will be produced. Our suppliers use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure that your custom piece is made to the highest standards. The piece will be carefully inspected and tested before it is shipped to you.

In conclusion, creating a custom piece is a complex and time-consuming process. However, the end result is a beautiful and functional piece of hardware that is tailored to your specific needs. At Inspire Hardware, we're here to help you every step of the way, from design to delivery. Whether you're looking for a one-of-a-kind piece or need a custom solution for your kitchen, we're here to help.