Custom cabinets provide limitless options for your kitchen design
By adding together all of the benefits of custom cabinetry, you will understand why homeowners who choose custom kitchen cabinets enjoy their decision every day.
When it comes to cabinets there are four basic type of cabinetry: RTA (ready to assemble) stock, semi-custom, and custom.
Think of the differences in these options much like the differences in making your own lunch, getting your lunch from a vending machine, ordering it at a restaurant or having your own personal chef.
Custom cabinets have many benefits such as flexibility and personalization. The cast can be more than some of the other options, however, the look, the quality, and the functionality will be far superior.
Built to Fit
Stock cabinets comes in standard sizes typically 3” incremental widths. The leftover space is made up of using fillers between cabinets. Depending on the layout of your kitchen and if you are flexible on your design this can be a small issue or for some layouts, this may become a bigger factor, especially if you want to include particular features.
Custom cabinets are built to size taking advantage of all usable space. Since custom cabinets are designed for your space they have a fitted look you can’t get with stock cabinets.
Built to Last
Custom cabinets are built with quality materials and with great precision. While there are some cabinet companies in the stock and semi-custom categories that build a great quality product you can bet a custom cabinet shop will deliver top quality.
Stock cabinet companies do a good job of providing colors and style to choose from. This is a great option for people who do not have a specific door style or wood type in mind. In this case, they should be able to find a cabinet type that will work for them. If you have a specific look you want to achieve custom cabinetry will allow you to choose the right door style, the wood species, and paint or stain color giving you exactly what you want in your design.
The Importance of Cabinet Finishes
When it comes to the finish no matter the type of cabinet, always make sure there is a written warranty. Refinishing cabinets five years down the line is something no one wants to do, the process is messy, time-consuming, and quite expensive. This is one area that a factory made cabinet can have an advantage over some custom cabinet shops. Look for conversion varnish finishes or a baked on type with a track record for durability.
Kitchen and Bath Design
Custom cabinet makers are not necessarily designers.
To create a kitchen that you can be proud of and receive the most value for your investment you may want to hire an experienced kitchen designer. A good designer can guide you through cabinet options, as well as design options to fit you into the kitchen of your dreams.
Custom design elements will add value to your home and make your kitchen into a one-of-a-kind.