Movable casework is a growing alternative to built-in millwork cabinets in every industry. But what exactly is movable casework?
Basically, movable modular casework is upper and lower cabinets that are designed like furniture with the ability to be customized, modified, relocated, and reused while maintaining the look of built-in millwork cabinets. They’re usually designed with CAD or BIM to a customer’s specifications, assembled at the factory, and shipped. When the casework arrives, it’s simply set in place. And if it needs to be moved or reconfigured, it can easily be disassembled and re-assembled because there’s no ganging or blocking and they aren’t permanently anchored to the building.
Why People Are Using Movable Casework
Many industries are replacing their built-in millwork cabinets with movable casework systems. Why?
Now, think about how millwork is installed. It’s usually built directly into the wall. If you move or need to modify your casework, traditional built-in cabinets will need to be torn out and thrown in a landfill every time (where it wastes away and contributes to pollution). Movable casework, as the name implies, is designed to move with you. Should you ever need to relocate, reconfigure, or modify your casework, the modular components will allow you to do so easily. The components are also made from recycled materials where applicable and can be recycled again once you decide to retire them; this means that you not only receive an incredibly flexible office storage solution but also contribute to sustainability and environmental safety.
Secondly, during installation, your facility is subject to extra noise, fumes, and security concerns. Employees are less productive because of the noise, and contractors are coming in and out of your building. Sometimes, employees even have to take sick leave because of the fumes. And this doesn’t even mention remodeling and construction costs, which can be a quick drain on your budget, especially if you need to move electrical outlets and wiring lines around.
Because modular casework is movable, it completely eliminates any of these concerns because it’s manufactured ahead of time, sent pre-assembled, and placed in your building like furniture. That’s it—no construction costs, no contractors, and no noise or fumes.