Modular casework is a game-changer in interior design, offering flexibility and functionality to different spaces. The ability to customize, rearrange, and repurpose these movable cabinets makes them ideal for those seeking versatile storage and furniture solutions. For offices, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and more, modular casework offers endless possibilities for transforming spaces to meet evolving needs.

Modular casework is a system of modular storage cabinets and furniture designed to fit together seamlessly. It comprises individual units or modules, which are combined and rearranged to create various configurations. These modules typically include cabinets, drawers, shelves, and work surfaces, offering endless possibilities for organizing and optimizing space.

Read on to learn about the benefits of features of modular casework and the difference between traditional millworks. To see more office storage solutions, visit our market page.

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Benefits of Modular Casework


Modular Millwork CaseworkOne of the most significant advantages of modular office casework is its adaptability. The system’s modular nature allows for easy reconfiguration, making it ideal for spaces requiring frequent changes or adjustments. The components are built to be adjustable and can be easily replaced if needed. The modular casework can be moved around or relocated because it is not permanently attached to the building.

Efficiency and Organization

The design of modular casework prioritizes efficiency by optimizing space utilization. The system can be configured to maximize storage capacity, streamline workflow, and enhance organization. It offers tailored storage and organization solutions, including cabinets, shelves, drawers, and work surfaces, optimizing vertical and horizontal space use. Modular casework utilizes every inch of space effectively, resulting in a more productive and clutter-free environment.

Ease of Installation

Modular casework is designed for easy installation and modifications. The components are pre-engineered and factory-built, reducing installation time and disruptions. Modular cabinets install without noisy and dusty construction work, causing minimal disruption to your workflow.


modular cabinets drawers shelvesModular casework offers a high level of customization, enabling designers and users to tailor the system to specific requirements. Modular casework systems offer personalized solutions for storage needs. They can be customized with different dimensions, finishes, and storage options to match individual preferences and functional requirements.


Modular casework stands out as a sustainable choice in an era of heightened environmental consciousness. Repurposing and reusing casework components minimizes the environmental impact and landfill waste. Additionally, modular casework cabinets are made with recycled content, and modular casework is LEED and Greenguard Children & Schools certified.

Cost Effectiveness

Despite its initial higher cost, modular office casework is often a better long-term option than traditional built-in millwork. Prefabricated components cut labor and installation time, while reconfigurable casework reduces replacement costs. Modular casework has a seven-year tax depreciation instead of a 39-year depreciation for built-in millwork.

Modular Casework Features

modular casework cabinetsModular casework systems consist of two types of movable cabinets: modular base cabinets and wall cabinets. These cabinets can be customized to your specifications using CAD or BIM. They offer various features and options to meet your specific needs. Visit our online store to see our office storage products.

Features of modular casework include:

  • Height-adjustable tables and workstations (sitting or standing heights)
  • Shelves adjustable on one-inch increments
  • Body construction materials: laminate, powder-coated steel, stainless steel
  • Worksurface materials: HPL laminate, phenolic resin, stainless steel, Marmoleum, solid surfacing, anti-microbial copper
  • Specialty finishes available
  • Selection of locks, hinges, and handles available
  • Glass doors available
  • Cabinet accessories: doors, shelves, drawers, vertical slots, wheels, sorters, sinks, faucets, outlets, task lighting
  • Corner filler cabinets available

Modular Casework v. Traditional Millwork

casework cabinetsWhile modular casework and built-in millwork serve the same functions, there are some key differences to consider when designing your facility.

Modular casework:

  • Pre-made parts are delivered and put together on-site, causing little disturbance to the facility
  • High level of flexibility and adaptability, with modular components that can be easily modified or rearranged
  • Can be reused and relocated, contributing to sustainable building design
  • Offers a wide range of pre-designed options and configurations
  • Typically more expensive initially, but with potential labor cost savings and long-term savings due to its reusability
  • Deters landfill waste
  • seven-year furniture tax depreciation

Traditional millwork:

  • Custom-built cabinetry constructed on-site, with a longer and more disruptive installation process
  • Built-in system is difficult to modify once installed
  • Cannot be reused or relocated
  • Custom-built on-site according to specific project requirements
  • Typically less expensive for small, complex projects
  • Increases landfill waste
  • 39-year tax depreciation since it is classified as permanent construction

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Contact Us for Modular Casework

Southwest Solutions Group provides design and installation services for modular casework systems. We will also provide a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



Business Testimonials


“Working with Southwest Solutions including Matt, Susan, and especially Brad was great. They provide amazing customer service. Brad and the install team were especially great. Very professional, easy to work with, and did the work quickly and very well with very little input from us. If we need help with carousel storage moves, parts, or new equipment we will start with Southwest Solutions. ”

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“The team at Southwest Solutions were nothing short of fantastic. First meeting with Craig, I received a customized design, in person, based on my office needs while still maintaining an efficient layout and being cost effective. Craig explained everything clearly, allowing me to understand that as modular mill-work, I would be able to move it if I ever changed offices, but without the added sales pressure to immediately make a decision. Once I had decided, I worked with Chris who assisted in picking out the finishes and scheduling the delivery and installation. The professionalism of Craig and Chris spoke volumes and I would highly recommend anyone looking to transform or fit-out an office to contact Southwest Solutions.”

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“I want to let you know that we all really appreciated your team mentality, professionalism and dedication shown on this project. It was a pleasure working with you and your office and we look forward to many more. Please pass along my gratitude to everyone who worked on this project. Thanks! ”

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“I just want to take a minute to let you know how good of a job your install crew did yesterday. They were quick, fast, courteous and very consensus during the install. They were awesome to say the least. Being in the service business ourselves, we know that you can never hear the words “Good Job” often enough. Please pass this along to your crew.”
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