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How to Get a 20 Inch Base Cabinet

Do you need more storage in your kitchen, but don’t have the space for a larger cabinet? A 20 inch base cabinet may be the perfect solution! These cabinets are narrower than traditional cabinets, but still provide plenty of storage space.

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In this blog post, we will show you how to get a 20 inch base cabinet for your kitchen. We will also discuss some of the features that you should look for when purchasing one of these cabinets. Let’s get started!

Standard Base Cabinet Sizes

Base kitchen cabinets are an essential part of any kitchen. They provide storage for pots and pans, dishes, and small appliances. They also create a work surface for food preparation and cooking.


When it comes to width, most base cabinets come in one of three standard sizes: 12 inches, 15 inches, or 18 inches. However, there are also a few other options available, including 21-inch, 24-inch, and 26.25-inch cabinets. And if you’re looking for something truly unique, you can also find 27-inch, 30-inch, and 33-inch cabinets. Unfortunately, manufacturers don’t always offer a 20 inch option.


As for depth, the standard size is 24 inches, but you can also find cabinets that are deeper or shallower. And finally, when it comes to height, most base cabinets are either 30 inches or 36 inches tall.

Using Fillers to Get a Custom Cabinet Size

Cabinet fillers are often used in kitchen remodeling projects to give the illusion of more space in between cabinets. They are installed between the cabinets and the wall, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Cabinet fillers can help to make a small kitchen appear larger, and can also be used to fill in gaps caused by uneven walls.


If you have an awkward space that doesn’t fit any of the standard cabinet sizes, don’t despair! If you’re looking for a custom cabinet size, you may be able to find what you’re looking for by using fillers. Fillers are small strips of wood that are used to fill in gaps, and they can be very useful for creating a custom cabinet size. For example, if you have a space that is too small for a standard cabinet, you may be able to use a filler to make it work.

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Standard 18″ base cabinet with 1″ fillers on both sides


Let’s say you need a 20″ base cabinet width. Most manufacturers don’t offer base cabinets that size, but you can easily create one by using a regular 18-inch base cabinet and adding a 1-inch filler on each side. This simple trick will give you the exact size and look you want, without any extra work or expense.


Maybe you’re looking for a 62″ vanity, you might have trouble finding one that’s exactly the right size. However, you can use fillers to get the custom cabinet size that you want. By using a standard 60″ vanity and adding 1″ filler on each side, you can create a 62″ vanity. Or, if you prefer, you can add 2″ filler on one side to create an asymmetrical look. In either case, the fillers would give you the extra inches you need to make the Vanity 62″. So when you’re shopping for cabinets, don’t be afraid to ask about filling options – it could be the key to getting that perfect fit.


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Benefits of Cabinet Fillers

There are several benefits to using fillers in your kitchen:

  • They help create a custom look. If your kitchen is an odd size or shape, fillers can help make it look more uniform and polished.
  • Fillers can help maximize storage space. By filling in the gaps between cabinets, you can create more storage space for dishes, cookware, or small appliances.
  • Fillers help protect your cabinets from damage. By filling in the gaps between cabinets, you can help prevent your cabinets from shifting or becoming loose over time.
  • If you ever decide to sell your home, fillers can help boost its resale value by giving it a polished, custom look.


By using fillers to create a custom size cabinet, you can avoid the cost of custom cabinet doors and hardware. So, if you’re looking for a cost-effective way to get a custom cabinet size, fillers are the way to go.



Final Thoughts

If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, one of the decisions you’ll have to make is what size cabinets to get. Custom cabinets can be expensive, so many people opt for standard sizes. But what if your kitchen isn’t a standard size? That’s where fillers come in.


Fillers are narrow strips of wood that are used to fill in the gaps between cabinets and walls, or between two cabinets. They come in a variety of widths and finishes, so you can find one that matches your existing cabinets. Fillers are a great way to get a custom look without the custom price tag.


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