The three types of kitchen cabinets you can put in your home are stock, semi-custom, and custom. Stock cabinets have the least style options and are available at the lowest price point. Semi-custom cabinets have a lot more style options and are priced roughly in the middle between stock cabinets and custom cabinets. Custom cabinets have by far the most style options. They’re also the most expensive choice.
Let’s take a look at stock versus semi-custom cabinets. First and foremost, stock cabinets are typically manufactured with either particleboard or plywood. They usually have the Shaker door style. As for colors, you can choose between white, gray, and various stains. On the other hand, semi-custom cabinets have more options to choose from. In addition, you can have them built with higher-end materials. In essence, semi-custom cabinets use better wood than plywood. There are more door styles and cabinet colors for you to choose from as well.
Let’s take a look at stock cabinets versus custom cabinets. The bottom line is that stock cabinets and custom cabinets are on the exact opposite sides of the spectrum. Once again, stock cabinets are limited in their style choices. The good news is that you have far more options with custom cabinets. In essence, the sky’s the limit in this regard. So, what’s the difference between semi-custom cabinets and custom cabinets? In essence, you can actually utilize many custom cabinet options for semi-custom cabinets, however it will cause the price to increase.
The bottom line is that with custom cabinets you can literally do anything you want. There are both pros and cons with stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets, and custom cabinets. For example, stock cabinets are by far the most affordable of the three different types of cabinets you can put in your home. They look nice and will last a while if you take good care of them. However, you do get what you pay for. In essence, you’ll have far less choices when it comes to style options. We suggest stock cabinets if you’re budget conscious but still want a fresh new look in your kitchen, bathroom, utility room, or other area of your home.
Regarding semi-custom cabinets, there are far more style choices. That means it’s more likely that you’ll find a style that fits your home. In addition, you can incorporate a few custom options, however it will increase the price. Semi-custom cabinets provide some of the look and feel as custom cabinets, but have a lower price tag. Speaking of which, they are more expensive when compared to standard stock cabinets. We suggest semi-custom cabinets if you’re on a budget but have more flexibility within the budget to upgrade to nicer materials.
Custom cabinets give you the ability to choose the materials, size, door style, color and every other aspect of your new cabinets. They are more like a custom piece of art or sculpture than a standard cabinet. We suggest custom cabinets for clients who are not budget conscious and are willing and able to spend whatever it takes to make their homes completely unique.
For more information about the three different types of cabinets you can put in your home, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.